- Series: Travel Guide (Book 15)
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Fodor's; 0015- edition (October 16, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 030792940X
- ISBN-13: 978-0307929402
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,281,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fodor's Caribbean Ports of Call (Travel Guide) Paperback – October 16, 2012
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Having previously used the excellent Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports for a Europe Cruise, the Fondor's Guide is a big letdown in comparison.
What I expect from a cruise guide is information on how I can get around on my own at ports of call - if I wanted to book the cruise ship's excursions I wouldn't need a guide book, would I?
This book has very little useful information in that regard. The book focuses on shortly describing a few highlights for each port on about 4..5 meager pages per port. You can get about
the same information by reading the cruise line's excursion descriptions.
One reason for me to go to the Caribbean is to dive and snorkel and again this book has no useful information. It lists a few dive operators but absolutely no information on where you can find good snorkel or dive sites. Just to give you an example on the "quality" of the information provided:
For Aruba it says under the heading "Diving and Snorkeling":
"With visibility of up to 90ft the waters around Aruba are excellent for snorkeling and diving. Advanced and novice divers alike will find plenty to occupy their time, as many of the most popular sites - including some interesting shipwrecks- are found in shallow waters ranging from 30 to 60 feet."
That's it!! No mention of where those "excellent sites" can be found at all. Note even a mention in the "Beaches" section which of those beaches may also be good for snorkeling. This is in my opinion useless garbage to fill the meager 4...5 pages of information provided on each cruise port with platitudes.Read more ›
We would recommend to anyone going on a cruise to the Caribbean
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Good information to anyone who travels. I always go to Fodor's to learn the do's and dont'ts of where I will visit.Published on April 13, 2014 by Leah Neumaier