Frommer's Cruises and Ports of Call

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Completely revised, Frommer's Cruises & Ports of Call features photos of all the major ship classes that sail out of North American homeports.
  • You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of all the lines servicing North America and the Caribbean, 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 North American and Caribbean cruise routes, ...
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Overview

Completely revised, Frommer's Cruises & Ports of Call features photos of all the major ship classes that sail out of North American homeports.
  • You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of all the lines servicing North America and the Caribbean, 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 North American and Caribbean cruise routes, from Oahu and Vancouver to New York and St. Thomas. Their candid reviews will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470636138
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Series: Frommer's Complete Series , #842
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Hannafin is a freelance writer, editor, and musician based physically in Portland, Oregon, and spiritually in his hometown of New York, New York. Author of Frommer's Day by Day Vancouver & Whistler, he also writes the daily Cruise Blog and biweekly travel features for Frommers.com and freelances for various newspapers, magazines, and websites. He's written on topics ranging from speed traps and genealogical travel to minimalist art and the 2008–09 world financial crisis; provided writing and editing services for congressional candidates, global consulting firms, and UN agencies; and performed concerts of Persian classical music, Ukrainian and Sephardic folk music, and contemporary improvisation for audiences of 2 to 2,000. He's married to do-gooder lawyer and pianist Rebecca, is the father of ridiculously handsome and talented 2-year-old Malcolm, is best friends with an Irish terrier named Rooster, and is also good buds with mother-and-son felines Musetta and Puccini.

Heidi Sarna is not a cat person, but loves dogs and people, especially her adorable twin sons and cute husband. She's a freelance writer who has sailed the oceans blue for more than a decade in ships of all sizes all over the world. Author of Frommer's Day by Day Singapore, and a contributor to several other guidebooks, she also writes regular travel columns for Frommers.com and Porthole magazine. She's written for countless magazines, newspapers, and websites on travel and cruising, but also covers diverse topics from relationships to charities, furniture, nutrition, and interesting people. Go figure.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

Cruising 2011–12: From Super-big to Super-small, More Options Than Ever.

The Best of Cruising.

Part 1: Planning, Booking & Preparing for Your Cruise.

1 Choosing Your Ideal Cruise.

2 Booking Your Cruise & Getting the Best Price.

3 Things to Know Before You Go.

4 The Cruise Experience.

Part 2: The Cruise Lines & Their Ships.

5 The Ratings & How to Read Them.

6 The Mainstream Lines.

7 The Ultraluxury Lines.

8 Small Ships, Sailing Ships & Adventure Cruises.

Part 3: The Ports.

9 The Ports of Embarkation.

10 The Caribbean, The Bahamas & the Panama Canal.

11 Alaska & British Columbia.

12 The Mexican Riviera & Baja.

13 Bermuda.

14 Hawaii.

15 New England & Eastern Canada.

1 6 U.S. River Cruise Routes.

Index.

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