Cruise Vacations For Dummies 2007

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Wiley, Feb 20, 2007 - Travel - 480 pages
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On a cruise vacation, getting there is half the fun—or more. Even if you’re a land lubber, this guide will get you ready and eager to set sail. You’ll learn what to expect and how to enjoy every minute—on board or in port. As the authors write, “The captain does the driving, the chef does the cooking, the bartenders do the pouring, and the stewards make your bed.” You unpack once and then relax and enjoy.

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

  • Reviews of the best cruise lines and specifics such as the best ships for families, best romantic cruises, best party cruises, best small ship cruises, and more
  • Overviews of popular cruise ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, the Mediterranean, the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, and New England and Eastern Canada
  • Special icons that point out Bargain Alerts, Heads Ups (warnings about tourists traps, unsafe neighborhoods, etc.), and Kid-Friendly options
  • Info on onboard entertainment and activities, 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 2007 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

Whether you’re looking for adventure on the high seas or laid-back fun in the sun, get your sea legs and get set for smooth sailing with this friendly guide.

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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 (2007)

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. His work has appeared in dozens of other books, magazines, and websites, including Gourmet, Modern Bride, Avid Cruiser, and Travel Weekly.

Heidi Sarna is a freelance writer who has sailed the oceans blue for more than a decade, often with her young twin sons and lucky husband in tow. 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’s written for many magazines and newspapers, including Gourmet, Condé Nast Traveler, Parenting, Bridal Guide, the Boston Herald, and Travel Weekly.

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