Frommer’s European Cruises & Ports of Call covers more than two dozen American and European cruise lines and about 80 ships, with full details on itineraries, rates, cabins, crews, cuisine, activities and entertainment, children's programs, pools and spas, fitness facilities, passenger profiles, and more.
There’s complete coverage of 45 European ports of call, from the Mediterranean to northern Europe to the British Isles, discussing attractions close to the port, the best excursions (both organized and on your own), and the best shopping buys.
You’ll also get valuable tips on booking your cruise at the best price and getting a good deal on air travel to and from Europe.
About the Author
Each Frommer's guide is personally researched and thoroughly updated by a single author or a small team—unlike Fodor’s, which compiles their guides on an assembly line. Our approach gives our guides a fun, personal tone and a real person’s judgments you can trust. Fran Wenograd Golden is the cruise columnist at concierge.com and is author of Cruise Vacations for Dummies. She is also co-author of Frommer’s Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
The Best of European 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 American Mainstream Lines.
7 The European Lines.
8 The Luxury & Ultraluxury Lines.
9 The Alternative Lines.
10 River Cruises.
Part 3: Ports of Call.
11 The Port Experience: An Introduction.
12 Mediterranean Ports of Call.
13 Ports of Call in Northern Europe & the British Isles.
Appendix: Useful Toll-Free Numbers & Websites.