Exploring the frozen Alaskan wilderness; spotting elephants and lions on a Botswana river safari; sailing through the mighty fjords in Scandinavia and New Zealand; island-hopping the Caribbean, rich in colonial plazas and white sand beaches. Cruising has never been more diverse. This practical and inspiring guide gives you the lowdown on the wide world of cruises. Get essential advice and expert tips on everything from the types of cruises available, where to go and how to book a great deal, to packing and travelling with the family. This ultimate trip-planning tool also features the best destinations for beaches, adventure, culture, chartering and more. Designed for both first-time cruisers and those looking for inspiration, The Cruise Handbook will help you discover the enormous range of boat trips around the world, and find and book your perfect cruise. You’ll also discover how to get the most out of each port of call. A fun and interesting read, it’s packed with photos and top tips throughout. The handbook is split into four sections: Smooth Sailing, which includes: Why Cruise? Wide World of Cruising Where to Cruise When DIY It! Cruise Your Way Quiz Planning your Choice, which includes: Top Planning Tips Staying Healthy Top Packing Tips Cruise Etiquette Excursion Low-down Inspiration, which includes: Top Ten Affordable Cruise Destinations Top Ten Beach Cruise Destinations Top Ten Nature Cruise Destinations Best Cruises for Family Top Regions for LGBTQ, Food, and Culture Choose Your Cruise, which includes: Round the World Cruises Alaska Cruises Arctic Cruises Caribbean Cruises European River Cruises And much, much more About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
THE CLIA GUIDE TO THE CRUISE INDUSTRY is the definitive resource for those who need to understand the contemporary cruise industry. This is the official book of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), to which 90 percent of the world’s cruise lines belong. This authoritative text is designed to support CLIA’s highly regarded certification program while covering all the essential aspects of today’s cruise industry, from sales and marketing to operations. Written by noted travel authority Marc Mancini in a style that provides an enjoyable learning experience for readers, the book blends definitions, statistics, anecdotes, observations, and examples into an entertaining and informative look at the cruise industry. Chapters contain objectives, key terms and phrases, photographs and illustrations. Questions for discussion challenge readers to test their understanding of the material in each chapter, and the activities at the close of each chapter encourage them to take a hypothetical situation and develop a creative solution. THE CLIA GUIDE TO THE CRUISE INDUSTRY gives readers an up-close and realistic look at one of the true travel success stories of our time. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Comprehensive profiles of two dozen cruise lines, a study of cruises by their geographic itineraries, and an insider’s view of cruise sales, marketing, and operations make this the only guide needed for learning how to succeed in the cruise industry. The content has been written in a magazine-style manner, making it easy and fun to read. And the author has applied a number of educational strategies, lending to Cruising’s easy learning manner. Particular attention is placed on key terms and phrases for better comprehension, activities and discussion items reinforce the concepts, and photos, graphics, and sidebars illustrate each chapter’s content. Dozens of leading industry professionals—including several cruise line presidents—have reviewed this material, ensuring that it reflects real-world insights into the business.
Cruise Operations Management provides a comprehensive and contextualised overview of hospitality services for the cruise industry. As well as providing a background to the cruise industry, it also looks deeper into the management issues providing a practical guide for both students and professionals alike. A user-friendly and practical guide it discusses issues such as: Â· The history and image of cruising Â· How to design a cruise and itinerary planning Â· Roles and responsibilities on a cruise ship Â· Customer service systems and passenger profiles Â· Managing food and drink operations onboard Â· Health, safety and security Cruise Operations Management presents a range of contextualised facts illustrated by a number of case studies that encourage the reader to examine the often complex circumstances that surround problems or events associated to cruise operations. The case studies are contemporary and are constructed from first hand research with a number of international cruise companies providing a real world insight into this industry. Each case study is followed by questions that are intended to illuminate issues and stimulate discussion. The structure of the book is designed so the reader can either build knowledge cumulatively for an in-depth knowledge of managerial practices and procedures onboard a cruise ship, or they can â€˜dip in' and make use of specific material and case studies for use within a more generic hospitality or tourism learning context. * Comprehensive overview of hospitality services and operations written specifically for the cruise industry * Uses contemporary examples to illustrate the unique aspects of this industry providing a clear understanding of managing operations onboard * Flexible format enables readers to build knowledge cumulatively or jump in and make use of specific material within a hospitality or tourism learning context
How to find and enjoy unforgettable cruise vacations
Author: Gary Bembridge
Part of The Traveler's Handbooks series, The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook provides inspiration, advice and tips on how to explore the world from the water, including by ocean, river and canal. Using this handbook will help you find and have unforgettable cruise vacations that are best suited to you. It covers why and when you should cruise, planning, making the most of your time on board and how to be a responsible and safe cruiser.
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