Steven B. Sterns Serves Up Best of Cruise Vacations in Latest Edition of Travel Guide

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Complete with all relevant data, “Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation: 2013 Edition” is the key to this season’s best choice for your travels-“A Cruise Vacation”.

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The most reliable source for over 38 years, Steven B. Stern’s Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation is out with its 2013 edition. In it are all the things that cruisers, travelers, and vacationers have come to expect from this excellent resource. This latest edition, as in all prior editions, keeps track of all the latest and the best about cruise ships, river boats, hotel barges and ports of call for its followers.

Over the years this guide has attracted thousands of satisfied users; taking advantage of Stern’s wide-ranging knowledge and experience of cruise ships and the localities on which they weigh anchor. He is the ultimate authority on luxury travel, being also the author of “Stern’s Guide to the Greatest Resorts of the World,” “Stern’s Guide to European River Boats and Hotel Barges”, and “The Indispensable Guide to Foreign Words and Phrases.” A resident of Florida, he has sailed on over 780 cruise ships and riverboats, visited every major port of call in the world, and personally inspected virtually every ship currently in operation. Visit his website at

Whether readers are sailing the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the South Seas, Alaska, Southeast Asia, or the waterways of Europe, this is the most comprehensive guide available, with details on all aspects of cruise-ship travel. Each edition lists descriptive information for all major cruise ships, including each vessel’s history, vital statistics, appearance, itineraries, price range and sport, dining and medical facilities. Stern evaluated every detail by bestowing overall Star Awards, as well as ratings in eleven specific categories. More than two hundred photographs of ships, decks and interiors are included, along with actual shipboard menus and daily activity programs for each featured cruise line.

This valuable guide assists in selecting the ship best suited to your taste, advises on how to prepare for a cruise, and explains what to expect once onboard. Stern discusses every major port of call worldwide, listing details on attractions, beaches, hotels, restaurants, shopping, sports, and other recreations. He also includes guidelines on how to make the most of an eight-hour stay in port.

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Stern’s Guide to the Cruise Vacation * by Steven B. Stern
Steven B. Stern
Publication Date: 11/20/2012
Trade Paperback; $23.99; # pages; 978-1-4797-1645-6
eBook; $9.95; 978-1-4797-1647-0

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