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Pages: 144

Language: English

Publisher: Full Flight Press (14 Oct. 2013)

By: Gary Bembridge(Author)

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Part of The Traveler's Handbooks series, The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook provides inspiration, advice and tips on how to explore the world from the water, including by ocean, river and canal. Using this handbook will help you find and have unforgettable cruise vacations that are best suited to you. It covers why and when you should cruise, planning, making the most of your time on board and how to be a responsible and safe cruiser.


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  • By Vivvy27 on 10 December 2013

    Gary Bembridge has always had a passion - travel. His well established and popular website Tips for Travellers, covers stories and experiences of his journeys, especially by sea.I share this love of cruising: the sheer luxury of unpacking once before setting off on an exciting itinerary, ports of call, ocean views, enriched by a sense of freedom and relaxing lifestyle on board.Having recently circumnavigated the world by ship over four months, cruising really is the ultimate great escape.Bembridge has now published "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook" - subtitled, "How to find and enjoy unforgettable cruise vacations". Certainly aimed at those who are wary of taking a cruise, it equally offers valuable information on the wide world of ships for previous cruisers.Divided into neat, reader-friendly sections, it covers the facts and fallacies of a cruise holiday, extensive advice on planning a cruise to find the preferred size of ship, cultural lifestyle, standard of cabin and price structure to suit you. Where in the world can you explore by ship, sail by yacht or meander slowly by river boat or canal barge?A major part of a cruise holiday is Planning with a capital P. Packing and Shore Excursions.If you take the wrong clothes for the climate and destination, or miss out on a top sightseeing trip, then you won't experience the perfect cruising adventure.Under "Cruising Myths Dispelled," virgin cruisers will have their doubts answered in a couple of pages. In a nutshell, cruises are for all ages (families with young children, honeymooners, 30, 40, 50+ couples, and senior citizens). You just have to select the best cruise line to suit your age group and social lifestyle, whether you wish to wear shorts and T shirt day and night, or dress up for black tie formal dinners.Bored on board? Non-cruisers often say they would feel stir crazy. As explained in this Handbook, nothing is further from the truth, with a full day's itinerary of leisure options, lectures, fitness classes and spa treatments on offer on floating hotels at sea. Or relax and read on a lounger. Do as little or as much as you wish.Under Cruising Options, Gary details the essential categories of Cruise lines. The mega Resort ships (up to 6,500 passengers), offer good value, family oriented, leisure cruises. Plus side: Broadway style shows, Kids' clubs. Minus side: Queues and fixed meal times/tables.Small boutique cruise line - Ultra luxury, all inclusive fares for c. 500 guests - at a luxury price.There's a comprehensive run down on the main Cruise lines from Carnival to Silversea as well as Adventure ships for Antarctic expeditions and tall Masted Schooners to experience a traditional Yacht.And you don't have to take a transatlantic voyage or sail around the Med. Take it easy on a slow, slow river cruise with a selection of boats and barges cruising the grand rivers of Europe, Russia and China.The chapters cover every aspect of life at sea from dealing with sea sickness and safety on board, selecting a suitable cabin, checking essential dress codes to budgeting well for a successful, good value trip.Colour photographs illustrate a few of the writer's favourite ships and ports of call and Resources chapter helpfully lists a selection of other cruise books, magazines and review websites.Written in an easy, inspiring manner, Bembridge presents the ideal expert guide to Cruise Travel from packing your suitcase to disembarkation. It blends both humorous anecdotes and serious advice on how to plan the perfect voyage."I passionately believe there is a cruising option for everyone". Gary Bembridge

  • By J. Marwood on 5 May 2014

    I intended skimming this book fairly for information I might have missed elsewhere, having cruised a few times before – but actually ended up reading the book from cover to cover.This Cruise Traveler's Handbook will be of particular value to anyone about to cruise for the first time – but it is still very useful to those who have enjoyed a few cruises already. In such cases, the author – with his vast experience of ships and cruising – still provides many useful tips and pointers. The handbook will definitely alert those who have sailed already to various points they haven’t thought about before.The author writes with clarity and passion. First he discusses why one should cruise, then he deals with planning – finding the best type of ship for you [whether small, large, fun, etc], then how to make the best use of your time on board; and finally there are some amusing tales about ships and cruising.There are a few photos, but the strength of the publication is its information, all set out very clearly and logically.A small outlay in relation to the cost of a cruise – one which will help you make your first/next cruise a truly enjoyable experience.Highly recommended.

  • By Jane chadwick on 28 January 2014

    A great read for anyone considering a cruise, especially if it the first one. As a cruiser himself a Gary clearly knows what he us talking about and it's a refreshing change to read such a book written by a person passionate about cruising. Clearly more than a travel writer!

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