Fodor's European Cruise Ports of Call

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European cruising is growing by double-digits. By 2013, there will be more cruise ships in European waters than in any year since modern leisure cruising began. Filled with concise and practical overviews of over 80 top European cruise ports, Fodor’s European Ports of Call guide offers cruise passengers everything they need to know to make the most of their day ashore. Combined with a concise and practical cruise primer and overviews of the major European cruise lines, European Ports of Call is the most practical...
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Overview

European cruising is growing by double-digits. By 2013, there will be more cruise ships in European waters than in any year since modern leisure cruising began. Filled with concise and practical overviews of over 80 top European cruise ports, Fodor’s European Ports of Call guide offers cruise passengers everything they need to know to make the most of their day ashore. Combined with a concise and practical cruise primer and overviews of the major European cruise lines, European Ports of Call is the most practical companion a cruise ship passenger can take along on a European cruise.

Competitive Advantage:
  Fodor’s European Ports of Call covers more ports of call than any other European cruise guidebook. Fodor’s tracks most of the top cruise ports in Europe in every major cruising region—from the Mediterranean to the Aegean to the North Sea to the Baltic.

Expanded Coverage:
This edition introduces more ports of call, plus recommendations for bespoke tours and the latest updates on important sights.

Indispensable Trip Planning Tools:
This guide provides an overview of what awaits cruise passengers on shore in every port—from transportation options and sightseeing, to lunch recommendations, local activities, and shopping tips. Best Bets identify the top attractions and experiences in each port.

Money-Saving Tips:
  Cruise passengers never need to book another high-priced shore excursion again. With comprehensive sightseeing and shopping coverage, this guide provides everything the traveler needs to know so that they can hit the highlights of every major European cruise port in just a few hours on their own.

Discerning Recommendations: 
Fodor’s European Ports of Call offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891419471
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/23/2013
  • Series: Travel Guide Series
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 203,799
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Cruising in Europe ............ 7
Choosing Your Cruise ............ 8
Cruise Lines ............ 16

Chapter 2: Western Mediterranean ............ 43
A Coruña, Spain (for Santiago de Compostela) ............ 44
Ajaccio, Corsica ............ 47
Barcelona, Spain ............ 54
Bari, Italy ............ 61
Bordeaux, France ............ 66
Cádiz, Spain (for Seville & Jerez) ............ 70
Cannes, France (with the Iles de Lérins & Antibes) ............ 76
Civitavecchia, Italy (for Rome) ............ 82
Genoa, Italy ............ 89
Gibraltar, U.K. ............ 95
Ibiza, Spain ............ 100
Le Havre, France (for Normandy & Paris) ............ 105
Leixões, Portugal (for Porto) ............ 113
Lisbon, Portugal ............ 119
Livorno, Italy (For Florence & Pisa) ............ 125
Málaga, Spain (with Marbella, Nerja & Granada) ............ 132
Mallorca, Spain ............ 138
Marseille, France ............ 145
Menorca, Spain (Mahón) ............ 150
Messina, Italy (for Taormina & Mt. Etna) ............ 155
Monte Carlo, Monaco ............ 162
Naples, Italy (with Herculaneum, Pompeii & Capri) ............ 167
Nice, France ............ 175
Palermo, Italy (Western Sicily) ............ 180
Poltu Quatu, Sardinia ............ 186
Portofino, Italy ............ 192
St-Tropez, France ............ 197
Valencia, Spain ............ 202
Valletta, Malta ............ 208
Venice, Italy ............ 215
Vigo, Spain (for Santiago de Compostela) ............ 222
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France ............ 227

Chapter 3: Eastern Mediterranean & Aegean ............ 233
Alexandria, Egypt ............ 234
Corfu, Greece ............ 240
Dubrovnik, Croatia ............ 246
Hvar, Croatia ............ 252
Istanbul, Turkey ............ 256
Katakolon, Greece (for Olympia) ............ 264
Korèula, Croatia ............ 269
Kuºadasý, Turkey (for Ephesus) ............ 274
Limassol, Cyprus ............ 280
Mykonos, Greece ............ 286
Piraeus, Greece (for Athens) ............ 293
Rhodes, Greece ............ 300
Santorini, Greece ............ 306

Chapter 4: The North Sea ............ 313
Amsterdam, Netherlands ............ 314
Antwerp, Belgium ............ 321
Cobh, Ireland (for Cork) ............ 328
Dover, United Kingdom ............ 334
Dublin, Ireland ............ 339
Greenock, Scotland (for Glasgow) ............ 346
Greenwich, United Kingdom ............ 353
Harwich, United Kingdom (for London) ............ 358
Invergordon, Scotland ............ 365
Leith, Scotland (for Edinburgh) ............ 371
Rotterdam, Netherlands ............ 378
Southampton, United Kingdom ............ 384
Zeebrugge, Belgium (for Bruges) ............ 390

Chapter 5: The Baltic ............ 397
Århus, Denmark ............ 398
Copenhagen, Denmark ............ 402
Gdañsk, Poland ............ 409
Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden ............ 416
Hamburg, Germany ............ 421
Helsinki, Finland ............ 429
Rîga, Latvia ............ 437
St. Petersburg, Russia ............ 441
Stockholm, Sweden ............ 448
Tallinn, Estonia ............ 455
Visby, Sweden ............ 459
Warnemünde, Germany (for Berlin) ............ 464

Chapter 6: Norway ............ 473
Ålesund, Norway ............ 474
Bergen, Norway ............ 477
Hammerfest, Norway ............ 483
Honningsvåg, Norway ............ 485
Oslo, Norway ............ 487
Tromsø, Norway ............ 494
Trondheim, Norway ............ 498

Index ............ 502

About Our Writers ............ 512

Close ups
New for 2008 ............ 20
Saving Money on Your Cruise Fare ............ 37
Past Passengers–An Exclusive Group ............ 40
Drinking & Gambling Ages ............ 41
Gotland’s Churches ............ 463

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