Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation: 2009 Edition
Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Description
"It is well worth adding to your cruise book collection. Steve has sailed on more than 750 ships, so you can be sure he knows what he's talking about." -World of Cruising, UK "People who've never cruised before-or those who have, but find themselves faced with a confusing onslaught of new ships-need to know a great deal, and this book goes a long way in providing it." -Chicago Tribune "The most comprehensive of the general cruise vacation guides . . . this book compares favorably to similar works with more famous names." -American Reference Books Annual Whether sailing the Caribbean or the Mediterranean or exploring the glaciers of Alaska, the canals of France, or the fjords of northern Europe, readers can rely on Stern's Guide to the Cruise Vacation, the most detailed and user-friendly guidebook available. Veteran seafarer and luxury-travel expert Steven B. Stern personally inspects nearly three hundred ships every year and rates them in all categories, including: o vital statistics: the layout, physical details, and history of each vessel o on-board attractions: restaurants, shopping, and recreation o travel necessities: concierges, technology, and medical facilities o ports of call: including how to make the most of an eight-hour visit The author's Star Awards help readers evaluate quality and value as they plan their cruise vacations. The numerous photographs, actual shipboard menus, and daily activity programs combined with the annually updated text make this the most comprehensive cruising guide available. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Long-time leader in cruise-ship evaluation, Stern has sailed and inspected virtually every major cruise ship and has visited every major port of call in the world. Retired from his position as president of the law firm Stern and Hellman, Ltd., in Chicago, he now lives in Boca Raton, Florida.







 
Steven Stern
Long-time leader in cruise-ship evaluation, Stern has sailed and inspected virtually every major cruise ship and has visited every major port of call in the world. Retired from his More...
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