Frommer's Unofficial Guide to Cruises 1999.

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Macmillan Travel, 1999 - Travel - 815 pages
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Contents

Cruise Lines and Their Ships
3
A Look Back A Look Ahead
5
Understanding Cruises
14
Shopping for and Booking Your Cruise
74
Preparing for Your Cruise
118
Time to Go
132
Preparing for Time Ashore
140
Abercrombie Kent International
152
Club Med
263
Commodore Cruise Line
274
Costa Cruise Lines
286
Crystal Cruises
309
Cunard
322
Delta Queen Steamboat Company
350
Other Cruise Lines and Their
369
Ships
692

Alaska SightseeingCruise West
161
American Canadian Caribbean Line
172
American Hawaii Cruises
192
Carnival Cruise Lines
205
Celebrity Cruises
233
Clipper Cruise Line
252
River and Barge Cruises
716
Norwegian Coastal Cruises and Other Cruise Ferries
747
Sailing Ships
788
Cruise Ships Index
800
Reader Survey
817
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About the author (1999)

Kay Showker is a veteran writer, photographer, and lecturer on travel. She has authored several guidebooks, served as senior editor at Travel Weekly, and has written for such leading travel publications as "National Geographic Traveler," "Travel & Leisure," and "Caribbean Travel," Her assignments have taken her to more than one hundred countries in the Caribbean and around the world. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her travel writing and was the first travel writer to receive the Sucrier d'Or--a professional achievement award given by the government of Martinique. She lives in New York City.

A native of California, Shawn Blore has lived and worked in a half-dozen countries and traveled in 40 more (but who's counting). Now a resident in Vancouver, Shawn is an award-winning magazine writer and the author of "Vancouver: Secrets of the City" and co-author of "Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria, Frommer's South America," and "Frommer's Portable Rio de Janeiro."

Alexandra de Vries made her first journey to Brazil at the ripe old age of 1 month (alas, few of her food reviews from that trip survive). In the years since Alexandra has returned many times to travel, explore, and live in this amazing country. Alexandra co-writes "Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria," about her favorite place to live, and "Frommer's South America" and "Frommer's Rio de Janeiro," about her favorite places to visit.

Bob Sehlinger is the creator of the Unofficial Guide travel series and author or co-author of over 25 travel guides. He makes his home in Birmingham, Alabama, where the catfish are jumping and the cotton is high.

Lisa Derrick is a Los Angeles-based freelancer whose work has appeared in "Spin, Details, Nylon, Time Out," and other national publications.

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