Mediterranean Cruise Ports
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This was so helpful I cannot even begin to describe the value. It did pain me to cut apart a book, but it was worth it!
Diane & Rick Steiner in Clifton Park, NY USA 05/12/2013
Please offer all guidebooks as e-books.
Janet in Cleveland, OH USA 03/18/2013
We love everything about this book! It was so helpful in helping us make the most of our time in each port. We had other people at our table asking us about what to do, and even people in ports asking for our help. It took out so much of the stress in trying to communicate with our limited language knowledge, and were so glad that we had decided to purchase it...well worth it to make the most of your vacation!
Crystal in West Chester, OH USA 12/27/2012
Update the cost of all activities and transportation consistently they were higher. Not one matched the book. Also it would be nice if you included a larger section on Cinque Terre. We really struggled with the lay of the land when visiting but found the info in the book very limited.
Ashley Wagner in Madison, WI USA 10/22/2012
I am a huge fan of Rick's books. I've been using them to plan my European travel since 2000. In my opinion, the Mediterranean Cruise Ports book (which I used last September and will be using this October) would be better in three volumes --- East, West and Central Mediterranean Ports. The book is large and bulky. I like to take his books when we're out sightseeing. The size of this book makes that a challenge and for most cruises two thirds of the book is dead weight --- too be used on future cruises.
Hank in Roswell, GA USA 09/09/2012
very helpful to us cruise travellers. i had wanted to save money and do excursions on my own, but was afraid we wouldn't make it back to the ship on time, we'd get lost, or --worst of all--we'd waste too much time getting directions that we wouldn't get to see anything. reading this book and planning for a good 6 months in advance really worked out great for us-family of 4 with 2 college age boys and cousins (family of 5). What would be a great addition to this book is more on train schedules from ports to sights, and less on accomodations--we ate and slept on the ship, and lunch was the only meal we had out.
Sandy in Katy, tx USA 09/07/2012
more Greek ports- fewer France ports
Elizabeth Lewis in Prescott, AZ USA 08/15/2012
I think there is too much of France andnot enough Spain
Elizabeth A Lewis in Prescott, AZ USA 07/17/2012
The book is rather huge and heavy. If there was a way to make it with removable sections, so the part we needed for the day could be taken out, that would be really great!
Melinda Boyd in Cincinnati, OH USA 07/12/2012
Have had the book for a few days and am very pleased with it. Amazed at the depth of information and candid advice. However, I am dissappointed that there is nothing about Kotor, Montenegro, one of the ports of call on our next cruise.
Bill in Redondo Beach, CA USA 06/20/2012
Add Sicily (we stopped in Messina) By the way, the Front Desk of Nieuw Amsterdam (Holland America Line) had a copy of your book :) We loved saving $$$
Linda Shepard in El Segundo, CA USA 06/16/2012
We were overall very happy with the information, layout and tone of the book. Great job!
Terry Grogan in Arlington, VA USA 05/24/2012
Not really anything..even used the phrases part. I would like to see another guidebook for the Baltic Capitals ports and Spanish ports.
Elaine in Vancouver, Canada 05/14/2012
Have Venice and Med. Cruise Ports ebooks on a nook. The maps leave a bit to be desired. They just don't reproduce well. Perhaps it is my nook. Might bear looking into.
tc in Atlanta, Ga USA 04/08/2012
The Mediterranean is a big sea and admittedly the book can't include every port, but in fairness it either should be retitled "Northern Mediterranean Cruise Ports" or perhaps "European Mediterranean Cruise Ports", or its geographic reach expanded, given the lack of coverage of the southern half of the Med, including such fairly significant cruise ports as Malta, Tunis, Alexandria, and Haifa.
Philip in Washington, DC USA 03/07/2012
Could you please suggest shore excursions from Naples to Ischia? Thank you.
Eloise in Danby, NY USA 03/04/2012
Could we have your other guide books have an introduction part called "Arrival by Cruise Boat? I am visiting ports in Great Britain and Ireland this year. Last year I went up the Atlantic coast of Portugal, France, Spain, and the North Sea. I have three copies of the Med book. One for cutting up, one nice copy, and one on my iPad. I used it last fall in Rome, Venice, Naples, Santorini, Mykonos, and Istanbul.
Gayle in Pax Riber, MD USA 02/11/2012
Valletta & Grand Harbour should be included. Malta is at the very centre of the Mediterranean Sea. The whole of Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and this Baroque city (built between 1565 & 1570) as more individual UNESCO listed buildings per hectar than anywhere else in the world. Don't miss it!
George Bruce Levine in Victoria, Gozo, Malta, Malta 01/28/2012
The directions from the cruise port to the People Mover in Venice were not very clear, and could definitely be enhanced with added detail and landmarks, because the elevated tracks aren't immediately clear, and your first time in port everything is a little disorienting. Also, in Venice, there are a variety of other travel options that are competing and result in more confusion. That said, I'm not sure I would have known it was there at all without your book. So that alone helped us find it!
The person who wrote the directions from the port to the train station in Civitavecchia were fabulous - consider sending that writer to Venice to rewrite the section there, please.
Heather Williams in Baltimore, MD USA 11/11/2011
Maybe emphasize the very limited time that you have in port in both Florence and Rome. The ship indicated that we would have from 7am to 7pm - however it took quite a bit of time from the ports to the cities and we had to be back to the ports by 5:45pm in order to be on board by 6:30pm. It was my first time in Italy and we actually saw very little of either city. I wouldn't take another cruise to places that are so full of interesting places and history but for island hopping and a totally relaxing vacation I think it would be great.
Adele Carrico in W Toluca Lake, CA USA 10/01/2011
I hope the next edition will cover the Ports of Call in Scandinavia, English Isles and Atlantic Ports like Amsterdam, Kiel Canal
John Flynn in Hillsboro, OR USA 07/11/2011