Cruise Vacations For Dummies 2006

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Wiley, Feb 14, 2006 - Travel - 504 pages
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This is the book to read before you book your cruise! Even if you’ve never set foot on a ship, you’ll know what to expect and how to enjoy every minute—on board or in port! Cruising is a great vacation value; for one price, you get your cabin, meals and entertainment, a variety of onboard activities, and the chance to explore different places.

Discover how to pick the cruise for you and choose great things to do, with:

  • Reviews of the best cruise lines
  • Overviews of popular cruise ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, the Mediterranean, the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, and New England and Eastern Canada
  • Info on onboard entertainment, food, spa offerings, shopping, gambling, and children’s activities
  • Recommendations on the top attractions and best shore excursions at popular ports
  • Details on everything from passport requirements to packing tips, and from embarkation day to clearing customs

Like every For Dummies travel guide, Cruise Vacations For Dummies 2006 helps you make the most of your vacation. It includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • Info on the best ships for every budget
  • Tips on sightseeing at ports of call
  • Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages

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User Review  - pistonschick -

This book includes a lot of valuable info. I will definitely be able to use it when I start making plans for my first cruise. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Heidi Sarna is a freelance writer living in New York City with her husband and toddler twin sons. Coauthor of Frommer’s Cruises & Ports of Call and a contributor to several other guidebooks, she also writes regular travel columns for and Porthole cruise magazine. She has written for many magazines and newspapers, including Gourmet, Conde Nast Traveler, Parenting, Bridal Guide, and Travel Weekly.

Matt Hannafin is a freelance writer, editor, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. Coauthor of the upcoming 1,000 Places in the U.S.A. & Canada to See Before You Die (a sequel to the 2004 bestseller) and Frommer’s Cruises & Ports of Call, he also writes regular travel columns for, the Boston Herald, and Porthole cruise magazine, and has contributed to dozens of other books, magazines, and Web sites, including Gourmet, Travel Weekly, and Avid Cruiser.

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