Cruise Guide to Europe & the Mediterranean

Cruise Guide to Europe & the Mediterranean

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The first step in finding the right cruise is deciding where to go. Use this guide before you book to determine which areas of Europe and the Mediterranean you most want to visit, and then take it along as your own personal guide to making the most of your trips and excursions. From the spectacular arctic scenery of Norway's North Cape to Malta's bright Mediterranean blue harbors, from the splendid artisan offerings of Morocco to the historic excavations of Israel, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cruise Guide to Europe and the Mediterranean covers more than 70 ports of call. Each port profile includes key sights; a fact file on local specialties in food, drink, and shopping; and a summary of recommended excursions. Photographs, maps, and illustrations accompany relevant sights and activities. Make the most of your cruise with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to cruises of Europe and the Mediterranean.
Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley, 2015
ISBN: 9781465426659
1465426655
Characteristics: 376 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Crowe, Felicity
DK Publishing, Inc
Call Number: 914 EYE

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The Doring Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Cruise Guide to Europe & the Mediterranean.

There is a certain appeal, convenience and a feeling of security that comes with cruising. But on the other hand there is also a certain predictability, a certain limited quality imposed on the cruise-ship traveller's by virtue of never being able to venture far inland. As a result, cross out Munich, Moscow, Vienna, and all of Switzerland and Austria from your agenda.
That having been said --- there's still a lot to be left to see: all of the British Isles, for example; all the Mediterranean isles; arguably the most beautiful parts of Norway; and, in a stretch, even Berlin.
Because you'll rarely be spending more than a day in a port (what a pity --- and even that is usually an abbreviated one) you won't be able to see all of, let's say, Rome, anyway. So the Guide will take you to the most famous, obvious or important places on your excursion asore. It doesn't tell you about the into races of navigating Rome's public transportation system: it assumes you're getting about by taxi or tour coach.
It's strength: wonderful colored illustrations; wonderful diagrammatic representations of the places you're most likely to visit: St. Peter's Bassilica in Rome, the Vatican Museums.
As with most guides of this sort, the tilt is towards the predictable: art galleries, museums, churches, castles and shopping. But what els is there to see? Stone Age structures north of Dublin, the Leper colony off the shore of eastern Crete or the world's largest model railway layout in Hamburg.
So as you see, while these books are good, they don't capture it all.
But nonetheless, they are a good place to start and, depending on where you're going, well worth taking with you. After all, you're cruising, aren't you.

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