The Essential Little Cruise Book: Secrets from a Cruise Director for a Perfect Cruise Vacation

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Globe Pequot Press, Oct 1, 1997 - Cruise ships - 192 pages
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The Key to having a great cruise is thorough planning and knowing in advance how things work aboard ship. What kind of travel agent should you use? What should you pack? How can you get a good table in the dining room? Make sure that you are dressed appropriately? Enjoy stops in port to the fullest? Having worked as a cruise director with three different cruise lines, Jim West has sailed 500 cruises with 500,000 people, seen all seven continents, and heard every complaint and suggestion imaginable. This compact collection of insider cruise wisdom is the product of his vast experience. Jim deals out tips with wit and style, and tells you everything you need to know to make the most of your time at sea.

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The Essential Little Cruise Book delivers what is promotes - the basic and essential knowledge that anyone (experienced or newbie) destined for a cruise should know. From time to time there are a few ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

James L. West III is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. He is the current president of the Society for Textual Scholarship. He is a biographer, literary historian, and scholarly editor. His most recent two books are "William Styron: A Life" (1998) and "The Perfect Hour: The Romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ginevra King" (2005), both published by Random House. West has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. he has held Fulbright appointments at Cambridge University in England and at the Universite de Liege in Belgium, and he has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome. West is at work on a revised edition of the Styron biography and on an edition of Styron's fiction about the Marine Corps, to be published this fall by Random House under the title" The Suicide Run".

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