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BERLITZ CRUISING AND CRUISE SHIPS 2020

Author: Douglas Ward, 760 pages, published October 2019.

BERLITZ RIVER CRUISING IN EUROPE AND THE USA.

Author: Douglas Ward. 320 pages, published June 2018. 

Both books make excellent and appreciated presents. 

ALSO AVAILABLE (online only). Special Chinese language abridged edition.

AWARD: BERLITZ CRUISING AND CRUISE SHIPS 2018 edition was the  joint winner of the “Guide of the Year” category of the UK’s prestigious Travel Media Awards which took place at a special awards ceremony in London in October 2018.

Over 70  cruise companies provide cruise vacations to around 30 million ocean-going passengers annually (plus approximately one million river cruise passengers). It is important that you choose the right ship, for the right reasons.

My books (and this website) are totally independent, and not supported by advertising or sponsorship of any kind. There is no connection with any cruise line, cruise industry supplier, or concession. The evaluations and ratings – created objectively by the author in 1985 – set the standards for the cruise industry.

Douglas Ward: “I have been in the cruise industry since 1965, and testing cruise ships and riverships professionally for more than 35 years since 1965. It’s a serious business. ”

Ship montage - Cruise Berlitz

Douglas Ward is considered the world’s foremost independent authority on cruising and cruise ships. He continually strives to promote high standards within the industry. With over 6,400 days at sea on more than 1,100 cruises (including 159 transatlantic crossings), he is a man of, in, on, and about cruise ships and the cruise industry.

Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2020 is available from: www.amazon.com, or your favourite bookstore or online retailer.

Our email address is: shipratings@hotmail.com