Cruise Power: The Sail More, Pay Less Guide to Getting More from Your Cruise Vacation

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Scott Lewis, Jun 1, 2011 - Travel - 88 pages
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WHAT REVIEWERS' SAY: "Excellent book ... full of very sensible and valuable information. Definitely a must-have how-to for any cruiser." - CruiseFish.net. "If you have ever thought about going on a cruise, this quick read will help you save money, have a more enjoyable cruise and learn invaluable insights into cruising." - J. Michael Willard (author of The Optimistic Alien) FROM THE PUBLISHER: You owe it to your family: Don't book another cruise until you've read this book! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people take cruise vacations. The cruise industry is riding a wave of popularity, and with more fabulous new ships being built each year, the exotic destinations, the great value and the superb service and pampering guests receive, it's no surprise why cruising is such a popular vacation option. Even so, most cruise passengers pay too much for their vacation. They could be stepping aboard with hundreds of dollars of extra cash in their wallets. In his groundbreaking new book, Scott Lewis details - step-by-step - how a couple of toll-free calls can save from $50 to $500 or more on every cruise you take. Top Ten Things You Will Learn From This Book: - How to find the ship and itinerary for your cruise vacation; - How to select the cabin that suits your style and budget; - How to get the absolutely lowest price for your cruise; - How to get the most from travel agents; - How to start your cruise with free cash in your onboard charge account; - How to get the most from frequent cruiser programs; - How to save money on a future cruise while you're on your current cruise; - How to get fun freebies like bridge and backstage tours; - How another couple traveling with you can enjoy the same 'frequent cruiser' perks that you receive; and - How to avoid travel-related stress.
 

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Contents

Enlightenment
1
Why We Cruise
5
Flexibility Pays
9
Anticipation Is Fun
15
Ship Spotting
19
No Cruises To Boise
25
Know Your Inventory
31
The Pricing Dance
38
Travel Agents
52
Onboard Booking And Other Delights
57
Excursions
63
Social Media
68
Cheaper By The Dozen
71
Cruise Power
74
APPENDIX
78
Copyright

Quote Chasing
46

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About the author (2011)

Over a career spanning four decades, Scott H. Lewis has worked as a journalist, editor, investment broker, and adjunct college faculty member. As a public relations executive, he's advised business executives on communications and corporate crisis strategies and lead seminars and training courses. Lewis holds a baccalaureate degree in Mass Media from Central Washington University, and has taken post graduate courses in law, finance and insurance. Engaging and entertaining, he is available as a conference and convention speaker, and offers cruise planning and consulting service to selected groups several times each year. A native of Seattle, Washington, he has lived in Eastern Europe for more than a decade. With his wife, Natalie, he cruises as often as possible.

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