Frommer's Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call 2011

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  • Completely updated every year, Frommer's Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call features photos of all the major ship classes that sail to Alaska.
  • You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of all the lines servicing Alaska, as well as in-depth ship coverage so you can choose the ship that's best for you.
  • Our authors, longtime cruisers, hit all the major ports of call on the Alaska cruise routes, from Vancouver to Juneau to Anchorage. They've ...
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Overview

  • Completely updated every year, Frommer's Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call features photos of all the major ship classes that sail to Alaska.
  • You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of all the lines servicing Alaska, as well as in-depth ship coverage so you can choose the ship that's best for you.
  • Our authors, longtime cruisers, hit all the major ports of call on the Alaska cruise routes, from Vancouver to Juneau to Anchorage. They've also checked the major cruisetour locations, including Denali National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Their candid reviews will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.
  • Exact prices, including brochure rates, with tips on how to find deep discounts, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget. Extensive descriptions of all the major ships sailing in Alaska, with information on everything from cabins and ship facilities to shore excursions and recreational activities.
  • Comprehensive ship ratings that grade the essential elements of a cruise experience (dining, activities, children's programs, public areas, cleanliness, and overall enjoyment) from "poor" to "outstanding."
  • Complete coverage of the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska, with off-the-beaten-path experiences and new takes on top attractions.
  • Bonus wildlife guide in the appendix highlights the animals you're most likely to see-from whales to bald eagles to bears.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470876121
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Series: Frommer's Cruises Series , #617
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Fran Wenograd Golden is a well-known cruise and travel writer, and Travel News Columnist for AOL Travel. Former travel editor of the Boston Herald, she also writes for numerous newspapers, magazines and websites, including the Miami Herald, TravelandLeisure.com, and Porthole, and has her own popular blog, www.getawaywithfran.com. She lives in Boston and is the proud parent of Erin and Eli.

Gene Sloan writes about cruising for USA TODAY and oversees USA TODAY’s online cruise site, The Cruise Log (cruises.usatoday.com). Sloan’s stories also are distributed by the Gannett News Service to more than 80 other U.S. newspapers. He has written about travel for more than 15 years and has spent more than 1,000 days on the road. Prior to writing about travel, Sloan covered the television industry for USA TODAY, and he also has served as an editor in the paper’s Life section.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

Whats New in Alaska Cruising in 2011.

1 The Best of Alaska Cruising.

2 Choosing Your Ideal Cruise.

3 Booking Your Cruise & Getting the Best Price.

4 The Cruise Experience.

5 The Cruise Lines, Part 1: The Big Ships.

6 The Cruise Lines, Part 2: The Small Ships.

7 The Ports of Embarkation.

Ports & Wilderness Areas Along the Inside Passage.

9 Ports & Wilderness Areas Along the Gulf Route.

10 Cruisetour Destinations.

Appendix A: Alaska in Depth.

Appendix B: Alaska on the Wild Side.

Index.

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