Fodor's European Cruise Ports of Call

Fodor's European Cruise Ports of Call

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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, 3rd Ed. 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, Fodor's European Ports of Call is the most practical companion a cruise ship passenger can take along on a European cruise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780891419471
Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Series: Travel Guide Series , #3
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 585,791
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

For over 80 years, Fodor's Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler's trip. We hire local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else, allowing us to provide the best travel recommendations for all tastes and budget in over 7,500 worldwide destinations. Our books make it possible for every trip to be a trip of a lifetime.

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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