Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation: 2008 Edition

Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation: 2008 Edition

by Steven Stern


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This most comprehensive guide on the cruise vacation and all its aspects lists the major ports of call, details on attractions, restaurants, shopping, and recreation, as well as guidelines on how to make the most of an eight-hour stay in port. The history of each vessel, vital statistics, physical details, evaluations in the form of stars, and price categories for 430 ships from more than 50 cruise lines are presented. Numerous photographs of ships, decks, and interiors are included, along with actual shipboard menus and daily activity programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589805002
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Series: Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation Ser.
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(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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