Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation

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Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated, Sep 1, 2005 - Travel - 823 pages
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Whether sailing the Caribbean or the Mediterranean or exploring the glaciers of Alaska, the canals of France, or the fjords of northern Europe, readers can rely on this, the most detailed and user-friendly guide to cruise vacations. Veteran seafarer and luxury-travel expert Steven B Stern personally inspects more than 280 ships every year and rates them in all categories, including: vital statistics -- the layout, physical details, and history of each vessel; on-board attractions: restaurants, shopping, and recreation; travel necessities: concierges, technology, and medical facilities; ports of call -- including how to make the most of an eight-hour visit. The author's Star Awards help readers evaluate quality and value as they plan their cruise vacations. The numerous photographs, actual shipboard menus, and daily activity programs combine with the annually updated text to make this the most comprehensive cruising guide available.

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Contents

PREFACE
6
Chapter Three
41
Chapter Five
60
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About the author (2005)

Steven B. Stern, the long-time leader in cruise-ship evaluation, has sailed on more than 750 vessels. He is also the author of Stern's Guide to the Greatest Resorts of the World ($21.95). Steven B. Stern lives in Boca Raton, FL.

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