Okay, so now you are at least thinking that you may actually try a cruise vacation. So what is your next step? Picking out the best cruise to fit your dreams, including desired locations and budget.
Author Jean-Marc Papineau has written a book called Cruising 101. It’s written for the first-time or experienced cruise traveler looking for the best deal, the cruise line that best suits his or her lifestyle and the nicest cruise ships at the lowest prices. Check out http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/firsttime/15tips-papineau.cfm for a great preview of the book.
Another book that contains a wealth of cruising information for all levels of cruisers, covering all the cruise ship lines, is Cruise Vacations for Dummies 2007, by Heidi Sarna and Matt Hannafin (IDG Books Worldwide). Despite the “dummy” title, there’s a lot of information in this book – I was surprised at how thorough this book was.