European cruising is growing by double-digits. By 2013, there will be more cruise ships in European waters than in any year since modern leisure cruising began. European river cruises have also grown immensely in recent years; in 2012, for example, river cruises accounted for more than half of new cruise-ship launches. With detailed profiles of every major European cruise line and ship, not to mention concise and practical overviews of more than 80 top cruise ports and a practical cruise primer, this guide offers European cruise passengers everything they need to know to plan and make the most of their Europe cruise. Competitive Advantage: This guide provides detailed reviews of every major and minor cruise line sailing in Europe, including British cruise lines. Special sections are devoted to river and barge cruises and foreign-language cruise lines. Combined with detailed overviews of more than 80 ports, this is the most wide-ranging, detailed guide to European cruising available. New Coverage: New ships, more cruise lines (both ocean-going and river-cruising), and more ports have been added throughout the book. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Fodor’s give cruise ship passengers all the planning tools they need to tailor their sailing and choose the cruise that suits them best: reviews of cruise lines and ships, overviews of all the major European cruise itineraries, and a practical cruise primer cover what's included (and not) in the fare, and how to enjoy time on board. Money-Saving Tips: Cruise passengers never need to book another high-priced shore excursion again. With comprehensive sightseeing and shopping coverage, this guide provides everything the traveler needs to know so that they can hit the highlights of every major European cruise port in just a few hours on their own. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Complete Guide to European Cruises offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert and local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.
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