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Product Details

  • Series: Frommer's Cruises (Book 185)
  • Paperback: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Frommer's; 4th edition (April 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076459897X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764598975
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,711,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Frommer's European Cruises and Ports of Call offers you complete, user-friendly ratings for every line and ship!

We cover Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and British Isles cruises.

Whether you're looking for luxury ships or the best value, romantic cruises or family trips, small alternatives or adventure itineraries, we cover them all for you.

Get the scoop on cruise fares, dealing with travel agents, insurance, what's not included in the fare, passport and visa information, health and safety. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Experience the best a place has to offer on the cruise that's right for you. Frommer's. The best trips start here.

  • Exact prices, with tips on finding deep discounts, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget
  • Extensive descriptions of all the major ships sailing in Europe and the Mediterranean, with information on 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 Europe's major ports of call, with the best historical sites, museums, shopping, beaches and parks, and gambling—plus tour info and other local advice
  • Special coverage of Europe's best river cruises and boat charter operations

Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com

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86 of 87 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
I have several cruise books but found this to be the least informative. 90% of the book focuses on the ships and cruise lines themselves. While that may be helpful to some I don't need that much info on the ship and cruise lines. Do any of us care about the ship measurements? I wanted more information on the ports of call and general cruising advice etc.
The best book I have found so far, which also includes information on cruise lines and ships just not the whole book, is Anne Vipond's "Mediterranean by Cruise Ship." This book not only covers the cruise lines but is an excellent primer for many large and small ports of call. If you only get one book, her's should be it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Martin H. Katz on June 26, 2006
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The book is a very comprehensive review of all of the cruise lines and individuals ships cruising in the Med. In fact half of the book is devoted to this area. However, I really wanted much more on the ports and excursions, which I felt were not covered in detail at all. The cruise web sites and message boards, including on Frommer.com, are far more in-depth.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Flawless on August 23, 2007
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This guide was a terrific help in confirming our thoughts for excursions. Had used the Frommer's guide for the Caribbean ports of call and loved it. This is just as helpful. Super ideas for things to do on your own, where to eat, what to buy. I especially liked the comparison charts for alternative cruise lines in categories like dining, activities, service, etc. This guide is worth the money.
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22 of 32 people found the following review helpful By "goldcoastreviews" on August 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
I must say, this is one of the most comprehensive European cruising guides I have ever seen. Floating your boat, so to speak, is in my opinion, the very best way to travel. Why? Because you always have a lush entertaining "home" to return to at the end of each exotic port.
Frommer's gives us an elaborately planned book with maps, cabin layouts, colorful photography , and a seemingly endless wave of useful information.
Just some of the material covered: Part 1) getting married at sea, best ships for families, most romantic ships, best ports, watching out for scams, shipboard gyms and spas, and important money matters.
Part 2) The cruise lines and their ships, cruise line ratings at a glance, how to compare prices, and almost every line is then reviewed in depth. Including my favorite, Cunard.
Part 3) The Ports of Call! We're not in Kansas anymore!--a glorious comparison section of fabulous places I have been and others I yearn to see: The steep donkey rides up Santorini, Greece, The windmills and wild (human) life in Mykonos, to The French Riviera & Monte Carlo and more.
So, get your bags packed, and be an experienced cruiser with Frommers, even if it is your virginal maritime thrill!
A book to thumb and "ahhhh" through-over & over again.
Thanks for your interest & comments--CDS
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