Synopses & Reviews
Everything You Need to Plan the Cruise That's Right for You
- The most complete, easy-to-understand ratings for every line and ship:
|Frommer's Cruise Line Ratings Sample|
- Candid, critical reviews of 25 cruise lines and 94 shipsitineraries, cabins, crews, cuisine, activities and entertainment, pools and spas, passenger profiles, and more
- The best cruises for first-timers, honeymooners, singles, golfers, and shoppersplus a complete guide to family cruising, with the best kid-friendly ships
- How to book the best deals and how to choose your cabin, plus insider advice on getting the most for your money
- Details on the major ports of embarkation, with tips on making the most hassle-free transfers
- Sample on-board activities calendars and menus for every line
- The lowdown on 21 Caribbean ports of call plus Bermuda and the Panama Canal: the best beaches, sightseeing, duty-free shopping, snorkel and dive sites, and gamblingplus tour info and other local advice
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About the Author
About the Author Heidi Sarna has cruised on some 50 ships of all shapes and sizes, from 100-passenger sailing ships to 3,000-passenger megas, and she loves them all (well, OK, some more than others). Over the past 10 years, she has contributed articles on cruising and travel to Travel Holiday, Bride's, New Choices, Cigar Aficionado, Travel Weekly, Travel Agent, and Porthole magazines, as well as other major guidebooks and the Boston Herald, Star Ledger, and Washington Times newspapers. When she's not cruising, you're bound to find her at Manhattan's West Side docks, touring and inspecting the many ships that pass through New York.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
Cruising into the 21st Century.
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 (and How to Read Them).
6 The Mainstream Lines.
7 Cheap Cruises, Older Ships: The Budget Lines.
8 The Ultra-Luxury Lines.
9 Soft-Adventure Lines & Sailing Ships.
PART 3: The Ports.
10 The Ports of Embarkation.
11 Caribbean Ports of Call.
12 Bermuda & the Panama Canal Route.
PART 4: Appendixes.
A Cruise Price Comparisons.
B Sample Daily Calendars & Menus.
C Wrapping Up Your CruiseDebarkation Concerns.
D Airline & Chain Hotel Toll-Free Numbers & Web Sites.
Frommer's Online Directory.
Index by Ship Name.