Mediterranean by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Mediterranean Cruising
by Anne Vipond
This is the destination every cruiser dreams about--the ancient lands of the Mediterranean. Readers learn about past civilizations and the art, politics, and culture of societies that continue to influence the world. Over 400 photos, many in color. Dozens of maps including walking tour maps of cities, islands and ports. Comes with giant color pull-out map.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 30th 2004 by Ocean Cruise Guides
(first published October 1998)
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If you're interested in taking a Mediterranean cruise, this book is a valuable planning tool. It highlights the port cities along the Mediterranean coast where the major cruise lines dock and gives an overview of what there is to see and do during your time in port. It also recommends whether you should take advantage of the cruise line's excursions, or head out on your own, and how much time you'll need to do so. From Barcelona to the Greek Islands and everywhere in between (Malta, Tunisia, Mon...more
I was hoping for a real DIY shore excursion book, and this was the closest thing I could find. And it really isn't that kind of book. If you are looking for something to give you a good overview of everything that there is to do at a port, this is a great book. But she's going to tell you to take the ship busses most of the time - when I was looking for "this is how you take public transport or walk." Oh well.