If like us, you are passionate about cruising then there is one book you simply must have. It is called the Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019 which is published every year. Within the cruising industry this is the goto reference book used by all of the top cruise travel agents as their bible. This amazing book is something we discovered and have personally used as a reference guide for many years There is also now a companion guide which is focussed exclusively on River Cruising in Europe.  The Berlitz Guide to River Cruising in Europe & The USA is another must have bible if you are thinking about river cruising.

Packed full of facts and figures about the cruise lines and their ships, these are the ideal reference guides if you need facts and figures cruise companies and their ships. 

Who is it for?

Whether you’re a first-time cruiser or a total cruise convert, this Guide is the cruise industry’s bible and a must have for those who are serious about cruising. The bottom line is that it is packed full of information, which cannot easily be found elsewhere, and can help you in finding the best cruise for you.

This guide, which is updated annually by author Douglas Ward, comprises two main sections. The first guides you to help identify what you are trying to find in a cruise vacation and the best ways to achieve it. The money saving tips are always worth a studying and could save you money on your next cruise. Part 2 is a catalogue of 275 cruise ships with extreme levels of detail grading them  on food, service, entertainment and ships facilities, using a rating system which is internationally recognised. The book also highlights the top rated cruise lines.

2019 Edition Highlights

  • 732 Pages packed full of information
  • Great tips on how to get the best value from your cruise
  • With Free App and EBook
  • Details of on-board extras to watch out for (read more here)
  • Uncovering secrets that the cruise line brochures don’t show
  • Comparison guides showing the highs and lows of the smaller  cruise lines.
  • Details of new cruise ships.
  • Spas and Entertainment expectations on board
  • The star performers in this years’ guide and the top cruise ships in each of ‘Best of’ classifications.
  • An enhanced FAQ section, resulting from customer feedback.
  • An example a days activities on a sea day.
  • Douglas Ward’s personal favourite cruise experiences of the last 32 years.
  • Themed cruises information

Plus the familiar Ship Ratings by scores making comparing cruise ships straightforward.

Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Rankings

The Berlitz Rankings have been popular for many years and are the essence of this guide. They have become everyone’s firm favourite and is used by savvy cruisers, travel professionals, the cruise lines and travel agents.

To own your very own copy to help guide you through the maze of cruise companies, cruise ships and cruise life in general, why not buy your copy online today. Once you own this fantastic guide, you will see cruising in a new light.