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The Unofficial Guide to Cruises (Unofficial Guide to Cruises)

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Publisher Comments:

From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

"A Tourist's Best Friend!"

Chicago Sun-Times


The New York Times

Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide:

  1. More than 100 cruise lines and 500 ships reviewed and ranked for value and quality
  2. Complete details on cruise lines, ships, and itineraries around the world

  3. Industry secrets for getting the lowest possible fare, plus extras like free vacation days

  4. Everything you need to know to make planning your cruise vacation fun and easy

  5. Helpful hints for getting the best cabin—without breaking your bank account


Over 7.2 million Americans booked cruises in 2006. A 2006 study by the Cruise Line Industry Association of America (CLIA) reports that nearly 29 million people took cruises the past 3 years and projects an increase the next 3 years.

About the Author

Kay Showker has been a travel writer/photographer/lecturer for more than two decades. Following a ten year tenure at Travel Weekly, she became a freelance writer, authoring 13 guidebooks, appearing as a travel expert on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and The Travel Channel, and writing America On Line's "Cruise Critic/Caribbean Ports of Call."

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations.

Laurels for the Laborers.


About This Guide.

Cruising: A Look Back, a Look Ahead.

PART ONE Planning Your Cruise.

Understanding Cruises.

Shopping for and Booking Your Cruise.

Preparing for Your Cruise.

Time to Go.

Settling In.

Preparing for Time Ashore.

At the End of Your Cruise.

PART TWO Cruise Lines and Their Ships.

The Heart of the Matter.

American Canadian Caribbean Line.

Carnival Cruise Lines.

Celebrity Cruises/Azamara Cruises.

Costa Cruise Lines.

Cruise West.

Crystal Cruises.

Cunard Line.

Disney Cruise Line.

Holland America Line.

MSC Cruises.

Norwegian Cruise Line/NCL America.

Oceania Cruises.

Orient Lines.

Princess Cruises.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Royal Caribbean International.

Seabourn Cruise Line.

Silversea Cruises.

Star Clippers, Inc.

Windstar Cruises.

European, Asian, and Smaller Cruise Lines.

Abercrombie & Kent, Inc.

American Cruise Lines.

American Safari Cruises.

Bora Bora Cruises.

Discovery World Cruises.


Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.

Hebridean Island Cruises.

Kristina Cruises.

Louis Cruise Lines.

Orion Expedition Cruises.

P&O Cruises.

Pearl Seas Cruises.

Peter Deilmann Cruises.

Saga Cruises.

SeaDream Yacht Club.

Star Cruises.

Travel Dynamics International.

The World/ResidenSea Ltd.

PART THREE Cruising Alternatives.

River and Barge Cruises.

River and Barge Cruises in Europe.

Yangtze River Cruises in China.

Other Asian River Cruises.

Nile River Cruises.

United States and Canadian River Cruises.

Majestic America Line.

RiverBarge Excursion Lines, Inc.

St. Lawrence Cruise Lines/Canadian River Cruise Vacations.

Amazon River Cruises.

Adventure and Cultural Cruises.

African Safari Club Ltd.

Canodros, S.A.

Compagnie Polynesienne de Transport Maritime.

Cruise North Expeditions, Inc.

Cruceros Australis/USA.

Ecotour Expeditions.

Galápagos Cruises.

Galapagos Network.

Galapagos Yacht Cruises.

International Expeditions.


Lindblad Expeditions.

MTS (Melanesian Tourist Services).

National Geographic Expeditions.

Quark Expeditions.

St. Helena Line.

Wilderness Travel.

Norwegian Coastal Cruises and Cruise Ferries.

Norwegian Coastal Voyage, Ltd.

European Cruise Ferries.

Sailing Ships.

Classic Cruises of Newport.

Club Med.

Coastal Cruises.

Maine Windjammer Association.

Sea Cloud Cruises.

Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, Ltd.

Zeus Tours and Yacht Cruises.


Freighters: Defining the Breed.

Planning Your Freighter Voyage.

Freighter Travel Companies.

Itinerary Index.

Cruise Ship Index.

Destination Index.

Subject Index.

Reader Survey.

Product Details

Sehlinger, Bob
Showker, Kay
Sehlinger, Bob
Reference - Guides (General)
Travel : Cruises
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Unofficial Guide to Cruises
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7.96x5.24x1.30 in. 1.18 lbs.

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The Unofficial Guide to Cruises (Unofficial Guide to Cruises)
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