Whether you're familiar with cruising or contemplating taking to the high seas for the first time, this book tells you everything you will ever need to know, and quite a few things the cruise lines would prefer you not to know. Over 650 pages of colour pictures, hard facts and forthright opinions give you all the information you need to pick the right cruise for you. A raft of charts, diagrams, graphs and statistics will satisfy the die-hard cruise enthusiast. This weighty tome, now in its 28th year of publication, is written and meticulously researched every year by renowned expert Douglas Ward, who shares his encyclopedic knowledge of the industry to inform travellers of the ever-changing, recession-busting world of cruising. All his reviews are completely independent; no sponsorship is involved.
• In-depth candid reviews of 284 ships
• Expert advice that saves you money
• How to find the best facilities, food, service
• Internationally recognised rating system
• Top cruise lines: strength and weaknesses
The new edition of the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships looks ahead to 2013, rating 11 brand new ships, previewing seven new builds, identifying nine renamed ships, as well focusing on the new facilities on board existing ships.
More emphasis has been placed on the following chapters: what the brochures don’t tell you, where to cruise, on board cuisine, expeditions and nature cruises, around the world cruises, how to choose the right cabin and smaller operators. The majority of images are new and, as experienced cruisers become more adventurous, there is a greater focus on expedition ships, reflecting this expanding area of the industry.
Also new for 2013, the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships will also be available as an eBook for any e-reading device that supports epub (such as Apple, Nook and Kobo).
It is available on the Amazon Kindle store now...
... and on the Apple iBookstore...
Find the right ocean-going cruise ship for you with the Berlitz Cruise Ships 2012 app, featuring 284 in-depth cruise ship reviews by Douglas Ward, the world's foremost authority on cruising.
Planning a cruise on the way to work? Want to know more about a ship while you're at sea? For quick and easy access to Douglas Ward's insightful ship reviews, plus detailed ship stats and stacks of photos, download the Berlitz Cruise Ships app today.
From the ship and cruise line reviews to the cruising FAQs and practical information, the app has been fully revised and updated; it features the brand new ships debuting in 2013, as well as plenty of existing ships added to the app for the first time, including more expedition ships. New functionality includes quick links to cruise line websites and the ability to swipe quickly through ship views.
With the app you can:
Berlitz is proud to welcome this full-colour guide, aimed at people contemplating their first cruise and needing independent, expert advice on where to start. Written by the world's leading cruise expert, Douglas Ward, this guide reviews the top 11 cruise lines as well as providing authoritative ratings of more than 350 ships. So whether you are a solo traveller, party-goer, travelling as a family, or require special assistance, this guide will help you find the best ship to suit your needs. It answers the 50 most frequently asked questions and helps you to make important decisions on everything from where and when to go, how long to go for, and what costs to budget for. It also provides an insight into life on board, including entertainment and dining, along with an A-Z of practical tips covering baby-sitting, internet access, religious services, shopping and much more. Further practical information covers how to book your first cruise and what to take with you, along with useful troubleshooting tips. The top 100 shore excursions around the world are highlighted, so whether you want to explore a European city independently or go sightseeing in the Caribbean with fellow passengers, this guide indicates where and how to go. 12 full-colour maps can also be found throughout the guide, covering the world's main cruising areas, helping you to plan your desired route with ease.
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