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9780470106259

Cruise Vacations For Dummies® 2007

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470106259

  • ISBN10:

    0470106255

  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2007-02-01
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Summary

Listen to a free companion podcast! 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Getting Started
Choosing Cruising: The Best of the Best
Is a Cruise for Youse? The Whats, Wheres, and Whys
Choosing Your Ideal Cruise
Planning Your Cruise
Booking and Paying Up
Ticking Off Your Pre-Cruise Checklist
All Aboard: The Cruise Experience
Embarkation Day
Wining and Dining
Filling Your Days: Onboard Activities and Entertainment
Keeping the Kids Busy: Activities for Children and Teens
Ship Shapes: The Cruise Lines and Their Ships
Vetting Your Vessel: The How-to of Comparative Cruise Shopping
Mainstream Ships
Luxury Ships
Small and Sailing Ships
Calling All Ports: Where to Go and Why
Preparing for Ports of Call
Landing in the Caribbean
Doing Alaska in Style
Meandering in the Mediterranean
Exploring Other Destinations
The Part of Tens
Ten Things to Do When Your Cruise Ends
Appendix: Quick Concierge
Index
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