A cruisy existence

January 22, 2007

Cruising: A Guide For First Time Cruisers, by Catherine Stewart (published by author, $19.90):

If you’re planning on taking yourself off for a cruise, Catherine Stewart has all the inside info you could possibly need.

As a qualified cruise specialist and with eight years’ experience in the travel industry, the author knows her stuff.

She kicks off by explaining what the ratings of the ships mean and how to decide which one is right for you. From there, she offers invaluable tips and advice on everything from onboard currencies, the best times to travel, meals, dress codes and more.

The book also takes in specific areas around the Pacific. At under $20, it would be perfect for anyone thinking about setting sail.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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