Cruise Vacations For Dummies 2003

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Cruise Vacations for Dummies has everything you need to plan the perfect cruise vacation. Expert author Fran Golden gives candid, evocative reviews of a range of cruises and ships from the deluxe Celebrity cruises, complete with a suite of spa pools, steamrooms and saunas, to the old-time sailing ships of ...
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Overview

Cruise Vacations for Dummies has everything you need to plan the perfect cruise vacation. Expert author Fran Golden gives candid, evocative reviews of a range of cruises and ships from the deluxe Celebrity cruises, complete with a suite of spa pools, steamrooms and saunas, to the old-time sailing ships of adventure-geared Windjammer Barefoot Cruises.

Cruise Vacations for Dummies also includes:

  • Tips on how to get the lowest rates on cruises
  • Advice on what to pack
  • Tips on which cabin to choose on your ship
  • Maps for various ports of call and
  • Fact tables for each cruise line
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764554599
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/14/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Travel Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 548
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Fran Wenograd Golden writes about cruises and travel for the Boston Herald and Concierge.com, among other venues. She is also the author of TVacations: A Fun Guide to the Sites, the Stars, and the Inside Stories Behind Your Favorite TV Shows (Pocket Books, 1996), and coauthor of Frommer?s Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call and Frommer?s European Cruises & Ports of Call. Raised mostly in West Hartford, Connecticut, she lives north of Boston with her husband and two teenagers.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Cruising.

Chapter 2: Finding Your Ideal Cruise.

Chapter 3: Planning Your Budget.

Part II: Ship Shapes: Cruise Lines and Cruise Ships.

Chapter 4: Setting Your Sights on a Ship: Comparing Cruises.

Chapter 5: Mainstream Ships.

Chapter 6: Luxury Ships.

Chapter 7: Alternative and Sailing Ships.

Part III: Ironing Out the Details: Planning Your Cruise.

Chapter 8: Making Your Reservations.

Chapter 9: Arranging Your Passport, Packing, Money, and More.

Part IV: All Aboard: The Cruise Experience.

Chapter 10: Getting to Your Port of Embarkation and Boarding Ship.

Chapter 11: Wining and Dining.

Chapter 12: All about Activities.

Chapter 13: Gambling at Sea.

Chapter 14: Pampering and Pumping: Spa and Fitness Facilities.

Chapter 15: Shopping on the High Seas.

Chapter 16: Catering to the Kids: Activities for Children and Teens.

Part V: Landing at the Ports of Call.

Chapter 17: Your Ports of Call.

Chapter 18: Landing in the Caribbean.

Chapter 19: Arriving in Alaska.

Chapter 20: Meandering in the Mediterranean.

Chapter 21: Exploring Other Destinations.

Part VI: Disembarking: The End of the Cruise.

Chapter 22: Taking Care of Those Final Details.

Chapter 23: Coming Home: Customs, Regulations, and Taxes.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Classic Cruise Experiences.

Chapter 25: Ten Romantic Things to Do on a Cruise.

Appendix: Quick Concierge.

Worksheets.

Index.

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