Synopses & Reviews
Everything You Need to Plan the Cruise That's Right for You
- Complete, user-friendly ratings for every line and ship:
|Frommer's Cruise Line Ratings Sample|
- Advice on how to choose your ship and itinerary
- Candid, critical reviews of 31 American and European cruise lines and 82 shipswith itineraries, rates, passenger profiles, and descriptions of cabins, crews, cuisine, activities and entertainment, children's programs, pools and spas, fitness facilities, and more
- Tips on booking river and canal cruises, both on piloted ships and self-skippered barges
- How to find the best deals and how to choose your cabin, plus expert advice on getting the most for your money
- Tips on booking your air travel to and from Europe
- The lowdown on 45 European ports of call, with the best historical sites, museums, shopping, beaches and parks, and gamblingplus tour info and other local advice
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About the Author
About the Author Fran Wenograd Golden is the editor of the first-time cruisers pages on cruisemates.com and the cruise columnist at concierge.com and is coauthor of Frommer's Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call, a contributor to Frommer's Greece, and author of TVacations: A Fun Guide to the Sites, The Stars and the Inside Stories Behind Your Favorite TV Shows. She lives north of Boston with her husband, Ed, and their two kids.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
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 American Mainstream Lines.
7. The European Lines.
8. The Ultra-Luxury Lines.
9. The Alternative Lines.
10. River Cruises.
PART 3: The Ports of Call.
11. The Port Experience: An Introduction.
12. Mediterranean Ports of Call.
13. Ports of Call in Northern Europe & the British Isles.
PART 4: Appendixes.
A. Wrapping Up Your CruiseDebarkation Concerns.
B. Airline & Car-Rental Toll-Free Numbers & Web Sites.
Index by Ship Name.