Rick Steves' expertise on how to have a meaningful cultural experience when you only have a few hours in each cityUnlike other cruising guidebooks, Rick focuses on the main attraction: the most beautiful cities in Northern Europe Full coverage of 18 ports of callOne-day itineraries for exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Gdansk, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges, Bergen, Stavanger, and the Norwegian FjordsThe best of local flavors, haunts, and landmarks from the top sightseeing destinations to hidden gemsRick's reliable tips and candid humorous advice on how to beat the crowds, skip lines, and avoid tourist trapsUseful tools including logistics for getting from the cruise terminal to town, overviews of each country, maps, photos, and mini-phrasebooksTravel strategies covering how to choose, book, and plan your trip, as well as how to save time and money on and off the shipEurope's majestic port cities are at your fingertips with Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports.
Cruising the Mediterranean? Pick up Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports!
Full list of coverage: Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; Riga, Latvia; Gdansk, Sopot, and the Port of Gdynia, Poland; Berlin, Warnemünde, and Rostok, Germany; Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Flåm, and Geirangerfjord, Norway; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Bruges, Brussels, Zeebrugge, and Ghent, Belgium; London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Dover, and Canterbury, England; Paris, Le Havre, Honfleur, Rouen, and the D-Day Beaches, France
The Captain's Journal is a sequel to the successful Captain's Log.
Author Hans Mateboer, long time captain for some of the worlds most prestigious cruise lines takes you on a wonderful journey of personal experiences.
Many of the stories you will read are hilarious, some are compassionate but in the end, every story goes back to the basics of everyday life on board these great ships.
The incredible steamship named Titanic sank on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic on April 15, 1912, and books have been written and movies produced about this tragic steamship disaster. Troy Veenstra has written "Titanic: Echo of the Dying Confession" which covers the Titanic's demise but with a different slant. In journal format, the narrator of this chilling version tells of how he sought revenge for his father's tragic loss of his ownership of the famed White Star Lines when the White Star board sells the shipping line to American millionaire J.P. Morgan. The narrator is angered, incensed that his father, whom he worshiped, is treated badly by business associates and the building of the super steamships, the Olympic, the Titanic, and the Gigantic are to be built. The rest is well-known history.
"Titanic: Echo of the Dying Confession" is a unique work of fiction about the Titanic. Using italics to convey conversation, the author has the narrator transcribing his thoughts as he is dying. Once young, the narrator is now an old and grieving man as he sits on his ocean-side estate and gazes upon the Atlantic Ocean which he refers to as a "massive rolling grave site". He thinks of the revenge he sought and the pain it caused those who perished. This journal is long, descriptive and very Victorian, as befits the memories of a gentleman born in 1856. On page 199, the narrator says that his memoirs as contained in this story are "the longest confession of one man's transgressions ever written upon paper. But the writing is just how a man of those times would express himself, and the characters of both fictional and real people of the Titanic are true to the times and to history. Titanic fans and most of the others will love reading "Titanic: Echo of the Dying Confession."
The book is illustrated with colorful pictures.
Summary of the book Cruising on the Ocean Majesty
"On board, wrapped in a delicious atmosphere"
A cruise on the Aegean and Adriatic seas with the jewel cruise ship OCEAN MAJESTY, and the passion of a traveller looking beneath the surface of what most people see.
An attractive atmosphere and a wonderful hospitality meet the magic of Southern Europe’s natural beauty, sealed with the splendour of its civilizations.
New for the 2016 edition:
New itinerary and port guides
New charts that show the least expensive cruise dates for each ship and each destination
Updates on the new Star Wars and Frozen shows and special events
The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line by Len Testa with Erin Foster, Laurel Stewart, and Ritchey Halphen describes the best of Disney's ships and itineraries, including a couple of stellar restaurants, top-notch children's activities, and Castaway Cay, one of the best vacation islands in the Caribbean.
The book also lists which on-board entertainment and restaurants should be skipped, including recommendations on what to do instead. Along the way, this indispensable travel companion shows how to save money, choose the right stateroom, ship, and itinerary, and how to get to and from the cruise with ease.
The guide also provides full coverage of the Disney-run European river cruises and includes itinerary and port guides.
Taking a practical approach, he explains everything prospective charterers need to know before setting sail: visas required, healthcare, money, and what to expect from foreign harbours and anchorages. At the heart of the book is a country by country round-up of charter areas around the world with pros and cons, best times to go, wind and sea conditions, harbours and anchorages, eating out, safety, documentation requirements and getting there. Each area is illustrated with a map and colour photos.
This unique guide is a must-have reference for charterers the world over, and a mouth-watering appetiser for those dreaming about where they would like to sail in the future.
Rick Steves' expertise on how to have a meaningful cultural experience when you only have a few hours in each cityUnlike other cruising guidebooks, Rick focuses on the main attraction: the grandest cities on the Mediterranean coastFull coverage of 23 ports of callOne-day itineraries for exploring Barcelona, Marseille, the French Riviera, Florence, Rome, Naples, Venice, Dubrovnik, Split, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul, and EphesusThe best local flavors, haunts, and landmarks from the top sightseeing destinations to hidden gemsRick's reliable tips and candid humorous advice on how to beat the crowds, skip lines, and avoid tourist trapsUseful tools including logistics for getting from the cruise terminal to town, overviews of each country, maps, photos, and mini-phrasebooksTravel strategies covering how to choose, book, and plan your trip, as well as how to save time and money on and off the shipEurope's majestic port cities are at your fingertips with Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports.
Cruising Europe outside the Mediterranean? Pick up Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports!
Full list of port cities covered: Provence, Marseille, Toulon and the Port of La Seyne-sur-Mer, Cassis, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Villefrance-sur-Mer, Cap Ferrat, Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, the Port of Livorno, Rome, the Port of Civitaveccia, Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Amalfi Coast, Venice, Split, Dubrovnik, Athens, the Port of Piraeus, Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Olympia and the Port of Katakolo, Crete and the Port of Heraklion, Rhodes, Istanbul, Ephesus, and The Port of Kusadasi
Lonely Planet Panama is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip coconuts on a Caribbean beach; lay eyes on the awe-inspiring Panama Canal; or hike through sublime cloud forests; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Panama and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Panama:Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - land & wildlife, music, cuisine, arts, politics, history Over 46 maps Covers Panama City, Panama Province, Cocle Province, Peninsula deAzuero, Veraguas Province, Chiriqui Province, Bocas del Toro Province, Colon Province, Comarca de Kuna Yala, Darien Province and more
eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Panama, our most comprehensive guide to Panama, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.
About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
*Best-selling guide to Panama. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA
But your first cruise can be a little confusing, and you may not know what to expect or what to do. You could spend much of your vacation just figuring out how the cruise vacation works. Do not waste a moment of your precious vacation time if you want to take the plunge and go on your first cruise.
This new book will be your traveling companion and answer the myriad of questions that arise when planning a cruise. By reading this book, you will learn what to expect while on a cruise. You will learn how to choose a cruise line, ship, and cabin, how to choose a cruise vacation, how to pick a destination, how to avoid cruise scams, how to book online, how to cruise on a budget, how to watch for hidden costs, how to book excursions, how to pack, how to get to the cruise terminal, how to get married onboard, how to connect back to home, how tipping works, how to plan a reunion or family cruise, and how to get off the ship.
You will become knowledgeable about cruising myths, planning timelines, cruise insurance, cruising terms, travel agents, air/sea packages, sailing ship and river cruises, pre- and post-cruise travel, what clothing to bring, special needs passengers, singles on cruises, seniors on cruises, cruise costs, group cruises, last minute packages, passports and other critical documentation, travel rules and regulations, luggage, daily newsletters, room service, sports and exercise areas, seasickness, duty free port shopping, entertainment, libraries and game rooms, bars and lounges, private receptions, the spa, compulsory safety drills, life rafts, on board activities, the purser s desk, cruise cards, the dreaded norovirus, security, formal nights, pictures, your cell phone, walkie talkies, your final bill, and U.S. customs.
In addition, we will answer the questions you might be too embarrassed to ask, such as: Why a cruise vacation? What is a guaranteed cabin? Which dining time is best? What should I expect? What will my cabin be like? Will I get wet when I go snorkeling? All this and more than you need to know for your first cruise will be covered in this new book.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
This new edition has been completely restructured with Part 1 covering thorough preparation for a Pacific crossing and Part 2 covering Pacific weather patterns, major routes and landfall ports, with useful website links throughout. There are completely new sections on rallies, coral atolls and atoll navigation, the cyclone season and laying up, use of electronic charts, satellite phones versus HF radio, ongoing maintenance, and Pacific festivals.
Completely updated, expanded and refreshed for the new generation of Pacific cruisers, this is the definitive reference, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers.
Oliver, a passionate sailor, explains his in-depth passage planning,
boat preparations, weather checks and log-keeping, as well as his
choice of routes, the detailed navigation, sail trim tips and on-passage
maintenance, all for the benefit of sailors who have a yen to follow in
Packed with a wealth of practical tips on
seamanship, anchoring in high winds, coping with big seas,
problem-solving, harnessing the tide, sailing short-handed and living
aboard for extended cruising, this book will be a godsend to the many
thousands of sailors who enjoy coastal cruising and who will discover
(as did Roger) that it is perfectly possible to cruise around the whole
of the UK in a series of day sails.
With this book to hand, and
inspired by Roger's detailed route maps and spectacular photographs,
anyone can experience the thrill and enjoyment of sailing around the
beautiful and varied UK coast from any starting point.
by Rod Heikell, shares the
breadth of his knowledge and experience, recommending types of charter,
best types of boat, as well as essential information about the world's
Taking a practical approach, he explains everything prospective
charterers need to know before setting sail: visas required,
healthcare, money, and what to expect from foreign harbours and
anchorages. At the heart of the book is a country by country round-up
of charter areas around the world with pros and cons, best times to go,
wind and sea conditions, harbours and anchorages, eating out, safety,
documentation requirements and getting there. Each area is illustrated with a map and
This unique guide is a must-have reference for charterers the world
over, and a mouth-watering appetiser for those dreaming about where
they would like to sail in the future.
To help you decide which setting is right for your next vacation, we have put together a handpicked list of our favorite Floridian vacation spots. We can confidently say that you are in for a treat no matter which place you choose. Every location on the list (with the exception of Orlando) features its own beach, and each destination has a distinct charm all its own. You’ll get a glimpse of the activities, shopping, dining, and accommodations that each place has to offer. We hope that you will use this list as a starting point for planning your uniquely Florida escape!