Earlier this year, I was on the navigation bridge of a cruise ship, and Mr. Ward's guide was prominently displayed on the book shelf with other resource materials. When I inquired about its use, the officer told me that they enjoyed reading about other cruise ships they encountered when at sea. Although this Berlitz guide is useful for professionals like me and cruise ship crew, cruise lovers or those planning their very first cruise will find the information invaluable.
In addition to reviewing 284 ships, this Berlitz Guide contains chapters on the cruising experience, new ships and trends for 2013, different types of ships, 100 popular shore excursions, cruise FAQs, maps, and a comparison of ten of the major large-ship cruise lines. It's a wealth of information!
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