Luxist Giveaway: Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2011
The book reviews 285 cruise ships and also offer at-a-glance charts compare the major cruise lines for cabin facilities, food and service. The book doesn't just review the ships, the first few sections are devoted to broader issues designed to narrow down what you might be looking for. There is advice on cruising with families, cruising for seniors, nature cruises, river cruises and more. Every conceivable angle of traveling via cruise ship is covered from etiquette to safety concerns and whether or not you can cringe your golf clubs or check email while cruising. Ward is also an incredible compendium of cruise facts. He goes into the history of the various cruise lines and also delivers behind-the-scenes details of the logistics of running a large cruise ship. His knowledge both as an avid cruiser and as a former cruise ship professional gives him a unique point of view.
The reviews for each ship cover food, accommodations, special features and entertainment. Each ship is rated both by stars and by a points system that breaks down ship, service, food, accommodation, entertainment and cruise allowing a more subtle rating. A total of 2,000 points are possible with each category having a fixed number of possible points to be earned. The reviews are incredibly comprehensive covering everything from the plates you will eat on to whether or not there will be a hairdryer in the bathroom. For those preparing to spend thousands of dollars on a cruise vacation, this book is perhaps the best education you could get.
We are giving away two copies of this book which has a retail price of $24.99. To enter leave a comment below telling us about your dream cruise adventure.
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* Two winners will each receive the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships 2011, retail price, $24.99.
* Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
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