Reviewed by: Mojomums Kelly
What they say: If you want a holiday that’s hassle-free, virtually pre-paid, and that lets you see lots of places while only needing to pack and unpack once, then you should try a cruise. This best-selling book is the cruise industry bible: it gives you all the information you need to choose the right cruise for you.
Meticulously updated every year by cruise expert Douglas Ward, it is divided into two main parts: the first helps you work out what you’re looking for in a cruise holiday and how to find it; the lively text and colour photographs describe every aspect of life on board, including safety, the highs and lows of the cruise experience and how to save money. The second part contains unbiased reviews and fascinating detail of almost 300 ocean-going cruise vessels, and grades them on service, food, entertainment and facilities, using an internationally recognised ratings system.
What we say: “If you are considering a cruise, whether as a family or adults alone, I would highly recommend you take a look at the detailed guide book before booking anything.
Covering everything from accommodation types on board ships, the different styles of cruising available, destinations, and overall what to expect from a holiday on a cruise ship. Alongside this, there is the most detailed, easy to use guide about each and every cruise ship out there! So handy when you don’t quite know where to start.
I was particularly interested in the Cruising For Families section; I’m keen to try a cruise along the Norwegian fjords at some point in the (hopefully!) not to distant future and although I have cruised in the past, it was many years ago and the ships on offer have developed and changed dramatically and this time I will be cruising with two children too…
This section gives you a full insight into what being on a cruise with children is all about; which ships are family friendly, what they have onboard for children, what you should pack, which cabin type to consider – everything!
A great guide and really useful.”
Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019 is available from many high street bookstores and online from Amazon.