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Our cruise guides and cruise ship guides will tell you everything you need to know about these exciting holidays. From their routes to the places to visit and attractions on board, they're essential reads before (and when!) you set sail.

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Cruise Books & Guides

Our cruise guides and cruise ship guides will tell you everything you need to know about these exciting holidays. From their routes to the places to visit and attractions on board, they're essential reads before (and when!) you set sail.

  • Berlitz: Caribbean Ports of Call Pocket Guide

    APA Publications Limited

    Product Code: ARDMF
    Paperback
    Berlitz Pocket Guide Caribbean Ports of Call is the ultimate handy guide to cruising the Caribbean, combining a concise, authoritative narrative with great colour photography. The Where to Go section covers ports of call in the US, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, with plenty of tips on how to get the most out of your cruising experience. Inside Caribbean Ports of Call Pocket Guide: Where To Go details all the key sights, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip. What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from scuba diving, to walking in national parks or working your way around stylish bars. Essential information on culture and history. Eating Out covers the best cuisine. Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants.
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  • Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2020 (Berlitz Cruise Guide with free eBook)

    Douglas Ward

    Product Code: CAXHQ
    Paperback
    If you want a holiday that's hassle-free, virtually pre-paid, and that lets you see lots of places while only needing to pack and unpack once, then you should try a cruise. This best-selling book is the cruise industry bible: it gives you all the information you need to choose the right cruise for you. Meticulously updated every year by cruise expert Douglas Ward, it is divided into two main parts: the first helps you work out what you're looking for in a cruise holiday and how to find it; the lively text and colour photographs describe every aspect of life on board, including safety, the highs and lows of the cruise experience and how to save money. The second part contains unbiased reviews and fascinating detail of almost 300 ocean-going cruise vessels, and grades them on service, food, entertainment and facilities, using an internationally recognised ratings system.
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  • Amazing Boat Journeys

    Lonely Planet

    Product Code: CAZHX
    Hardback
    Experience 60 of the world's greatest adventures on water - from sailing the Nile by felucca and cruising the Canadian Arctic, to exploring Pitcairn Island by cargo ship. With detailed accounts of each route, beautiful photos and practical tips on how to plan your own voyage, Amazing Boat Journeys will help you discover a more rewarding way of travelling. From the seafaring Polynesians to the Chinese Age of Discovery, travel by water shaped the world. That same spirit of exploration compels Lonely Planet writers today to travel by cargo freighter and fishing vessel to the world's most remote islands; to hop onto mailboats in the Bahamas; or to experience life on a historic sail-powered windjammer. These journeys are eclectic and wide-ranging, from the wonder of a glass-bottomed boat ride through Florida springs to the ease of a thatch-roofed kettuvallam exploring Kerala's famed backwaters. Old-fashioned paddlesteamers ply the length of the Mississippi in the style of the 1800s, and cruise ships on the Yangtze feature enthusiastic karaoke in Mandarin. Off-the-beaten-path cruises include Antarctica and Papua New Guinea. On the opposite end of the spectrum from a weeks-long journey over open seas is the charm of seeing a city from the water, whether crossing Victoria Harbour via Hong Kong's classic Star Ferry, viewing the banks of London from the Thames, or traversing Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River. Each trip includes authoritative commentary, awe-inspiring photography, and details of life on board the vessel, similar routes, and how to make the trip happen. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
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  • Lonely Planet Cruise Ports Northeast Asia

    Lonely Planet

    Product Code: CAVDW
    Paperback
    Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Cruise Ports Northeast Asia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover Nagasaki's vibrant charm, venture back to a time of samurai in Kakunodate, and relax on Okinawa's palm-fringed, sugar-white beaches - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Northeast Asia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Cruise Ports Northeast Asia: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, customs, etiquette Covers Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe, Miyajima, Nagasaki, Fukuoka/Hakata, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Shimonoseki, Akita, Aomori, Ishinomaki, Kakunodate, Otaru, Hakodate, Kochi, Takamatsu, Sakaiminato & Oki Islands, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Shanghai, Busan, Jeju Island, Okinawa/Naha, the Southwest Islands, Taipei and more. The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Cruise Ports Northeast Asia is filled with inspiring and colourful photos, and focuses on Northeast Asia's most popular cruise destinations for those wanting to experience the best of the best. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and off-the-beaten-path experiences, and extensively covers all of Japan? Check out Lonely Planet's Japan guide. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. `Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times `Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017
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  • Lonely Planet Cruise Ports Mediterranean Europe

    Lonely Planet

    Product Code: CAVDV
    Paperback
    Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Cruise Ports Mediterranean Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Catch the cable car up Mt Srd for breathtaking views of Dubrovnik, work up an appetite for the world's best pizza in Rome, stroll Hania's lovely Venetian harbour, and taste some of Greece's best food - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Mediterranean Europe and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Cruise Ports Mediterranean Europe: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, customs, etiquette Covers Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey and more. The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Cruise Ports Mediterranean Europe is filled with inspiring and colourful photos, and focuses on Mediterranean Europe's most popular cruise destinations for those wanting to experience the best of the best. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. `Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times `Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017
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  • Lonely Planet Cruise Ports European Rivers

    Lonely Planet

    Product Code: CAVDT
    Paperback
    Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Cruise Ports European Rivers is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander through the courtyards of fairy-tale Prague Castle, admire the artistry in the soaring spires of Koelner Dom and raise a glass of champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of European Rivers and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Cruise Ports European Rivers: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, customs, etiquette Covers Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine and more. The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Cruise Ports European Rivers is filled with inspiring and colourful photos, and focuses on Europe's most popular cruise attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and off-the-beaten-path experiences, and extensively covers all of Europe? Check out Lonely Planet's Europe guide. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. `Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times `Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017
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  • Sailing to the Sun

    William Miller

    Product Code: BVANM
    Paperback
    The worldwide cruise industry is booming-alone, there are some 56 new cruise ships being built or planned (2018). Cruise ships visit ports around the world. And the ships themselves are amenity-filled, moving resorts. But when did it all begin? This book looks at the evolution of cruising, from the mid-nineteenth century. It chronicles the growth of long, luxury cruising in the Twenties and then, in the Depression-era Thirties, cruising reaches the general public as a form of escape. By the late Sixties, purposeful cruise ships were being built and these spawned today's fleet, including the largest passenger ships ever built.
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  • The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2019

    Erin Foster

    Product Code: BTOJA
    Paperback
    Your no-nonsense, consumer-oriented guide to Disney's Cruise Line The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line by Len Testa with Erin Foster, Laurel Stewart, and Ritchey Halphen describes the best of Disney's ships and itineraries, including a couple of stellar restaurants, top-notch children's activities, and Castaway Cay, one of the best vacation islands in the Caribbean. The book also lists which on-board entertainment and restaurants should be skipped, including recommendations on what to do instead. Along the way, this indispensable travel companion shows how to save money; choose the right stateroom, ship, and itinerary; and get to and from the cruise with ease. The guide also provides full coverage of the Disney-run European river cruises and includes itinerary and port guides.
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  • Chasing the Dawn

    Sharon Poole

    Product Code: BSMVD
    Paperback
    There is still some romance attached to the idea of sea travel; cruising the world's oceans in luxury and comfort; sailing to far-flung destinations as the first explorers did hundreds of years ago. Some cities are seen at their best by an arrival by water, gradually revealing themselves as the ship sails ever closer-Malta, Sydney and San Francisco to name a few. The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. and, today P&O Cruises, have been taking passengers all over the world since 1837. Join the author on a world cruise in P&O Cruises' 180th celebration year. Find out how world travel has changed, and, in some cases, has not. Using extracts from old diaries, guide books and accounts, the writer compares cruising today with yesteryear. Get a captain's view of this special voyage; discover what goes into making it a unique experience; how they prepare over 7,500 meals every day. The author was commissioned to assist in planning the itinerary and special excursions, visiting ports that were instrumental in the growth of P&O and still welcome their ships today. Discover amazing countries, cultures, and sights on a journey that circumnavigates the world. A blend of travelogue and history.
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  • The World's Great River Journeys

    Nick Dalton

    Product Code: BQWEA
    Hardback
    Journeying by river provides the perfect opportunity to discover new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. Presented here are 50 remarkable and memorable trips chosen because of the stunning scenery they pass through as well as the historic and cultural sites that can be visited from side excursions. Some cover lengthy trips such as a cruise on the Danube that passes through ten countries from its source before emptying into the Black Sea; others are shorter but have a strong, unifying theme, such as Portugal's Douro River that was built on viticulture. In Southeast Asia, the leisurely pace of a river trip along the Yangtze, Mekong or Ayeryawaddy Rivers allows time to take in the ancient cultures and exotic landscapes. Beautiful countryside, wine-rich valleys and dramatic gorges are the highlights of a river journey; the scenery is constant and ever changing. But as well as the natural wonders, there are also remarkable man-made engineering feats to experience as you pass through intricate lock systems or under state-of-the-art bridges. All the important landmarks and cities, scenery and architecture are described for each journey, and each one is illustrated with a route map.
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  • Cruise Ships

    Peter C. Smith

    Product Code: BHFIU
    Hardback
    The stunning elegance and luxurious interiors of today's vast fleet of cruise liners remains unrecorded in all but holiday brochures. This book gives a complete overview of the cream of these ships, today's queens of the sea. Each liner is illustrated and described with colour illustrations of external and interior views. Details of the design, building and service history of each vessel are provided with vital statistics of the ship and its facilities.Among the ships included are Cunard's Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2, the big new Princess Line liners - Ruby, Grand Sea and Celebrity Eclipse, the two Ocean Village ships and the largest of the P&O liners Ventura, Oceana, Arcadia, Aurora and Artemis. This is a book of reference for maritime enthusiasts, would-be holiday cruisers and those who have been passengers.Peter C. Smith is one of the world's leading authors on things maritime and is highly respected throughout the world.
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  • Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports

    Rick Steves

    Product Code: AUYUU
    Paperback
    You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when cruising the Mediterranean. In this guide, Rick Steves focuses on some of the grandest sights in Europe. As always, he has a plan to help you have a meaningful cultural experience while you're there--even with just a few hours in port. Inside you'll find one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or near the major Mediterranean ports of call, including: Barcelona, Marseille, Toulon, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and MonacoFlorence, Rome, Naples, and VeniceDubrovnik, Split, Athens, Mykonos, and SantoriniIstanbul and Ephesus Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports explains how to get into town from the cruise terminal, shares sightseeing tips, and includes self-guided walks and tours. You'll learn which destinations are best for an excursion--and which you can confidently visit on your own. You'll also get tips on booking a cruise, plus hints for saving time and money on the ship and in port.
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  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cruise Guide to Europe and the Mediterranean

    Product Code: ANDYU
    Paperback
    Anchors away! Capture the essence of cruising through the beautiful Mediterranean with DK's multi-country guide to Europe's most spectacular cruising destinations. From Oslo to Athens, the guide covers 70 ports of call. Lush photos and illustrations, unique 3-D models, and bird's-eye-view maps of all the major sites ensure you don't miss a thing. Clue up on the basics, from ship etiquette to the best bars and restaurants ashore. You can discover where the locals go, enjoy relaxing entertainment, world-class sites, and retail therapy. As with all DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, this book shows you what others only tell you, offering all you need for an unforgettable cruise. Countries discussed include: Croatia, Denmark, Estonia & Latvia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece & Cyprus, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Netherlands, North Africa, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, and Turkey.
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