Synopses & Reviews
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and sightseeing. You'd be lost without us!
The ship is only half of the cruise experience--the other half is the time you spend ashore. Frommer's offers the most complete guide to all the ports, with a critical, insider's look at all the organized shore excursions offered by the cruise lines themselves, Since it usually makes more sense to explore on your own, we'll take you to all the best beaches, golf, water sports, shopping, dining, and casinos--the attractions and activities that can easily fit into your limited time, starting from the cruise docks. You may only have a few hours, but we'll make sure you know exactly how to hit the highlights on your own. You'll also get a complete rundown of all the major ports of embarkation and maps of each destination.
Updated and expanded information on 21 major ports in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico. Includes information on beaches, snorkel and dive sites, duty-free shopping, and more. Photos and maps.
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer's, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices. Frommer's. Your guide to a world of travel experience. Everything You Need for the Perfect Day Ashore:
- All the details on the 33 major ports in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and Mexico.
- The best beaches, snorkel and dive sites, sightseeing, golf courses, gambling, duty-free shopping, and lunch spots.
- An insider's look at the pros and cons of taking a shore excursion vs. doing it yourself.
- Where to stay and eat and what to see and do before you set sail, and how to get to your ship on time.
- Detailed, accurate maps of the ports, plus a handy listing of cruise ship itineraries.
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About the Author
About the Author Heidi Sarna has cruised on some 70 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). She's a contributing editor to Travel Holiday magazine and over the past 10 years has contributed articles on cruising and travel to Bride's, New Choices, Cigar Aficionado, Frommer's Budget Travel On-Line, Travel Weekly, Travel Counselor, Leisure Travel News, Travel Agent, Cruise & Vacation Views, and Porthole magazine, as well as to 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.
1. Getting Ready for Your Cruise.
2. The Ports of Embarkation.
3. The Ports of Call.
4. Wrapping Up Your Cruise: Debarkation Concerns.