Berlitz 2000 Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships
This recognized bible of the cruise industry is a one-stop source for both veteran and novice cruise-goers, packed with everything they need to know to plan the perfect trip. Internationally celebrated cruise expert Douglas Ward -- president of the Maritime Evaluations Group and veteran of more than 800 cruises -- offers descriptions, information, and recommendations for every imaginable type of ship.
Updated annually, the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2001 features reviews of 260 ships -- including more than a dozen new to this edition -- and cruise lines; fully updated ship ratings; and facts on giant full-service cruise ships, tall ships with windsails, and specialty cruises, such as coastal river, barge, and nature cruises. Must-know details, from the number of dining facilities to cabin amenities, are presented through comments and easy-to-use chaffs. This comprehensive guide -- complete with a sample cruise-ship menu and sample cabin diagrams -- also includes expertadvice for all ages and interests, with special sections for singles, families, and the physically challenged. Practical information on how to choose a ship, how to book a trip, and what to know before going makes planning the perfect cruise a breeze.
With more than 275,000 copies sold since its first publication in 1986, it is no wonder that the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships is hailed as the definitive cruising guide by the cruise industry and travelers alike.
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Rudder: a finlike device astern and below the waterline, for steering the vessel.
Screw: a ship's propeller. Stabilizer: a gyroscopically operated retractable "fin"
extending from either or both sides of the ship below the waterline to provide a
It was a Norwegian living in New York, Karl Andren, who first turned the concept
of a cruise vessel with sails into reality. "Boyhood dream stuff," he said. The
shipyard he chose, the Societe Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre (
All of the cabins are well equipped for the size of the vessel; each features a color
television (small), telephone, refrigerator (soft drinks are provided and
replenished daily, at no charge), vanity desk, and sitting area with small drinks
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