Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation

Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation

by Steven Stern

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Overview

Pelican's luxury-travel expert Steven B. Stern completely updates this guide each year to provide the most current and accurate descriptions of nearly 300 cruise ships. These listings include not only Alaskan, Mediterranean, and Caribbean cruises but also offbeat destinations like European barge trips and more. Every new edition also contains actual shipboard menus, activity schedules, price categories, and hints on how to best enjoy an eight-hour stay in port.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589804364
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/2006
Series: Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation Ser.
Pages: 824
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Long-time leader in cruise-ship evaluation, Stern has sailed and inspected virtually every major cruise ship and has visited every major port of call in the world. Retired from his position as president of the law firm Stern and Hellman, Ltd., in Chicago, he now lives in Florida.

Table of Contents

Preface     6
The Cruise: A Complete Vacation     9
Getting Ready for the Cruise     17
Your Day at Sea     41
Cruising for Singles     53
Cruising with Children     59
Where to Cruise and How Long     67
"Beaching It" When in Port     191
Cruising for Tennis Buffs     203
Cruising for Joggers     207
European River Boats and Barges     215
The Cruise Lines and Their Vessels     221
Rooms at the Top, or the Suite Life at Sea     605
Specialty Restaurants at Sea     623
Star Awards and Ship Ratings in Specific Categories     681
Index     719

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