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Cruising is the perfect way to see America's last frontierwildlife and wilderness abound along the state's breathtaking coastline, and are easily seen from the comfort of a deck chair or observation lounge.
Thoroughly updated every year (unlike the rest of the competition), Frommer's Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call is a compact guide that's on top of all the latest developments and offerings in the rapidly changing cruise industry. Our authors, both leading cruise journalists with years of experience, have compiled candid, first-hand reviews of each cruise line and each ship. The easy-to-use ratings, detailed drawings of each ship, and honest evaluations make it easy for you to find the cruise that suits your budget and your personal style, whether you want a luxury liner with fine dining or a small-ship cruise led by serious naturalists.
You'll also find a nature guide that helps you understand what you're seeing, complete with illustrations of glaciers and the various types of whales. We'll show you how to get the best deals and how to maximize your time in the ports of callall in one concise, pocket-sized volume.
About the Author
About the Authors Fran Wenograd Golden is the author of Cruise Vacations For Dummies, Frommer's European Cruises & Ports of Call, and TVacations: A Fun Guide to the Sites, the Stars and the Inside Stories Behind Your Favorite TV Shows. She's also a contributor to concierge.com and the Boston Herald, as well as to Frommer's Greece, Frommer's Greek Islands, and Honeymoon Vacations For Dummies. Fran lives north of Boston with her husband, Ed, and their two teenagers. Scottish-born Jerry Brown was a news reporter for London's Daily Mail, and, later, West Coast bureau chief of a U.S. travel trade publication, a position he held for more than 30 years. He is now happily retired. An avid Alaskaphile, Brown is married and has two grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and a granddaughter. His family shares his fascination with the 49th state.
Table of Contents
What's New in Alaska Cruising.
1. Cruising the Great Land: An Introduction.
2. Alaska 101: A Cruise-Goer's Companion.
3. Choosing Your Ideal Cruise.
4. Booking Your Cruise & Getting the Best Price.
5. The Cruise Lines, Part 1: The Big Ships.
6. The Cruise Lines, Part 2: The Small Ships.
7. The Cruise Experience.
8. The Ports of Embarkation.
9. Ports & Wilderness Areas Along the Inside Passage.
10. Ports & Wilderness Areas Along the Gulf Route.
11. Cruisetour Destinations.
Appendix: Alaska in Depth.
1. Natural History: Rough Drafts & Erasures.
2. Politics & History: Living a Frontier Myth.