Insight Guides Cruising & Cruise Ships 2024

Dec 7, 2023 | CRUISE TIPS, MONEY SAVING IDEAS | 0 comments

Insight Guides Cruising & Cruise Ships


Insight Guides Cruising & Cruise Ships 2024

Calling all cruise enthusiasts! If you’re serious about sailing the seas, there’s one absolute must-have in your collection: the Insight Guides Cruising & Cruise Ships 2024.

This cruise ship guide, brought to you by the seasoned expert Douglas Ward, with a whopping 46 years in the cruise business, is the ultimate go-to resource. Picture this: over 6,200 days at sea inspecting every nook and cranny of ships, from the jaw-dropping entertainment and activities to the delectable food, top-notch service, cosy accommodations, and even the nitty-gritty details of the vessels themselves.

Now, imagine all that knowledge distilled into the 39th edition of the Insight Guides Cruising & Cruise Ships for 2024. With a whopping 376 pages jam-packed with cruise wisdom, including 320 in-depth ship reviews, it’s the most authoritative and enduring guide in the world of cruising.

This isn’t just any guide; it’s the go-to bible for the top cruise travel agents in the industry. Trust us; this fantastic find has been our personal reference guide for years.

Insight Guides Cruising & Cruise Ships 2024 (Cruise Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Guides Cruise Guide)
  • Guides, Insight (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 376 Pages - 11/14/2023 (Publication Date) - Insight Guides (Publisher)

But wait, there’s more! Dive into the world of river cruising with the companion guide, the Berlitz River Cruise Guide. Focused exclusively on river cruising in Europe, this Berlitz guide is your go-to bible for comparing river cruise lines in Europe and the USA.

Insight Guides River Cruising in Europe & the USA (Berlitz Cruise Guide with Free eBook)
  • Guides, Insight (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 344 Pages - 12/14/2021 (Publication Date) - Insight Guides (Publisher)

So, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just dipping your toes into the cruise world, these guides are your ticket to confidently navigating the seas and making the most of every nautical adventure. Bon voyage!



Brace yourself for a treasure trove of cruise wisdom! If you crave a comprehensive guide brimming with facts and figures on cruise lines and their ships, look no further. This guide is your ultimate go-to for all things related to cruise companies and their magnificent vessels.

Sure, we’re all familiar with the guide’s star rating system, but here’s the real gem: the points system from which those stars emerge is equally vital. Picture this – twenty critical inspection areas, each earning points out of a perfect 100. That means a ship’s grand total can max out at a whopping 2000 points.

Now, let’s talk ships. The variety is staggering, from small expedition vessels to boutique luxury, mid-sized wonders, and colossal resort-style giants. But here’s the kicker: this guide isn’t just about the shiny and new. The latest ship in its category is not guaranteed to snag the highest score automatically. This guide aims to unravel the overall passenger experience – because, let’s face it, that’s what truly matters. So, buckle up for an insightful journey through the world of cruises, where the scorecard goes beyond the surface and delves deep into the heart of the passenger experience.


Whether you’re a first-time cruiser or a cruise aficionado, this guide is for you as the cruise industry’s bible and a must-have for those who are serious about cruising. The bottom line is that it is packed with information, which cannot easily be found elsewhere and can help you find the best cruise for you.

The guide comprises two main sections. The first helps 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 studying and could save you a ton of money on your next cruise. Part 2 profiles over 320 cruise ships with extreme levels of detail, grading them on food, service, entertainment and facilities using an internationally recognised rating system. The book also highlights the top-rated cruise lines.


Having read many of the cruise books available both in hard copy and online, we think this is the most informative publication available and well worth the money. There is simply so much information contained in the book that it is considered the Cruising Bible.

  • 376 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 pros and cons 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 the ‘Best of’ classifications.
  • An enhanced FAQ section, resulting from customer feedback.
  • Themed cruises information

Bonus: This book also gives access to a free app and eBook, which contains the same invaluable content as the print edition.

The Good Stuff

  • Details of  320 cruise ships, one or more pages on each ship
  • Excellent advice for planning your first or next cruise
  • An authoritative guide to all cruise ship statistics
  • Superb analysis/comparison of nine major cruise lines and several smaller cruise companies
  • The scoring system is well explained and helps with cruise planning
  • Includes free app and ebook version

The Not Quite So Good

  • Not all ships are updated each year
  • The book concentrates primarily on cruise ships with information on destinations somewhat limited
  • Different vessels from the same cruise line fleet sometimes have almost identical reviews

Last update on 2024-05-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


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