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Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019

by Douglas Ward

Part of the Berlitz Cruise Guide Series

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Travel

LoveReading View on Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019

Offering comfort, convenience, dazzling destinations, excellent entertainment options, fine food, and even adventure (for those so inclined!), it’s no wonder that cruising is an increasingly popular holiday choice, and this seminal book - now in its thirty-fourth year of continuous printing - is the only guide cruise-goers need. It’s the world’s most authoritative and longest-running guide to cruising and cruise ships, written by the world’s foremost independent authority in this field.


Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019 Synopsis

Part One provides a wealth of information about life aboard, covering the likes of cuisine and dining choices, types of accommodation, spa facilities, entertainment, themed cruising - and more – to help travellers enjoy the ultimate cruise experience, whether they’re seeking unabashed luxury, or looking for something on a more modest budget.

Part Two sees almost 300 vessels rated and reviewed in unbiased detail across 700+ pages, from large resort ships to boutique vessels, while the clearly laid-out ratings and scores index make it easy to compare ships.

Featuring full-colour photography throughout, this guide now comes as an innovative print and digital package: purchase of the print book gives access to a free experience-enhancing app and eBook, providing cruise-goers with instant access to ship reviews and practical information. The eBook contain the same comprehensive, quality content as the print book, allowing passengers to travel light.

Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019 Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This is an up-to-date, user-friendly ironclad guide. Full review

Lee Ruddin

Very comprehensive and detailed book with everything you would need to know about cruising, an ideal companion when choosing your next holiday on the sea. Full review


Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019 Press Reviews


 No other annual guide charts the growth of the modern cruise industry the way Douglas Ward’s authoritative annual Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships has done’ The Business Travel News

‘The author is the most feared critic in the business’ The Times, London

‘Read before cruising’ Daily News, New York

‘The serious cruise traveler’s Bible’

‘Legendary’ USA Today

‘Level of detail and rigorous research are unbelievable’

‘This is the encyclopaedia of cruising’ The Times-Picayune, New Orleans

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ISBN: 9781785730429
Publication date: 01/10/2018
Publisher: Berlitz Publishing an imprint of Berlitz Publishing Company
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781785730429
Publication date: 1st October 2018
Author: Douglas Ward
Publisher: Berlitz Publishing an imprint of Berlitz Publishing Company
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 732 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Travel,
Categories: Cruises,

About Douglas Ward

Widely regarded as the world’s top authority on cruising and cruise ships, Douglas Ward has completed over 6,200 days on ships and riverships on almost 1100 cruises, 158 transatlantic crossings, and countless Panama Canal transits, shipyard visits, ship-naming ceremonies and maiden voyages. Often described as a maritime Sherlock Holmes, Ward leaves no stone unturned in his 200 sea days each year, examining everything from the fluffiness of the towels to the quality of the china and silverware, and from the welcome aboard to the disembarkation process. 

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