From the Back Cover
Experience the best a place has to offer on the cruise that's right for you. Frommer's. Your trip begins with us.
Exact prices, including brochure rates, with tips on how to find deep discounts, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.
Extensive descriptions of all the major ships sailing in Alaska, with information on everything from cabins and ship facilities to shore excursions and recreational activities.
Comprehensive ship ratings that grade the essential elements of a cruise experience (dining, activities, children's programs, public areas, cleanliness, and overall enjoyment) from "poor" to "outstanding."
Complete coverage of the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska, with off-the-beaten-path experiences and new takes on top attractions.
Bonus wildlife guide in the appendix highlights the animals you're most likely to seefrom whales to bald eagles to bears.
About the Author
Gene Sloan writes about cruising for USA TODAY and oversees USA TODAY’s online cruise site, The Cruise Log (cruises.usatoday.com). Sloan’s stories also are distributed by the Gannett News Service to more than 80 other U.S. newspapers. He has written about travel for more than 15 years and has spent more than 1,000 days on the road. Prior to writing about travel, Sloan covered the television industry for USA TODAY, and he also has served as an editor in the paper’s Life section.