Author(s): Matt Hannafin
This is an America's #1 bestselling travel series. Written by more than 175 outspoken travelers around the globe, "Frommer's Complete Guides" help travelers experience places the way locals do. These are more annually updated guides than any other series. There is a 16-page color section and foldout map in all annual guides. It contains outspoken opinions, exact prices, and suggested itineraries. It provides dozens of detailed maps in an easy-to-read, two-color design. A cruise is a complete vacation, so it's important that you choose the one that's right for you."Frommer's Cruises & Ports of Call 2009" is the most user-friendly, opinionated, and comprehensive guide you can buy before you set sail. We provide in-depth coverage on cruises departing from U.S. ports to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Bermuda, and Canada. Unlike rating systems used in other guides, our system is simple. We break down the essential elements of a cruise experience (dining, activities, children's activities, entertainment, service, overall enjoyment, and overall value), and rate them from 'poor' to 'outstanding'.
List of Maps. Cruising 2009: You Wanna Supersize That? The Best of Cruising. Part 1: Planning, Booking & Preparing for Your Cruise. 1 Choosing Your Ideal Cruise. 2 Booking Your Cruise & Getting the Best Price. 3 Things to Know Before You Go. 4 The Cruise Experience. Part 2: The Cruise Lines & Their Ships. 5 The Ratings & How to Read Them. 6 The Mainstream Lines. 7 The Ultraluxury Lines. 8 Small Ships, Sailing Ships & Adventure Cruises. Part 3: The Ports. 9 The Ports of Embarkation. 10 The Caribbean, The Bahamas & the Panama Canal. 11 Alaska & British Columbia. 12 The Mexican Riviera & Baja. 13 Bermuda. 14 Hawaii. 15 New England & Eastern Canada. 16 U.S. River Cruise Routes. Index.