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June 13, 2018 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Cruise travel is undoubtedly on the rise. According to CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), the Australian cruise market grew by 4.4% in 2017 with more than 1.34 million Australians taking an ocean cruise last year. Australasia also accounted for 5.4 per cent of global cruise passenger numbers in 2017.

Leading travel media company Lonely Planet has recognised this growth and for the first time is releasing cruise ports guidebooks to help travellers discover the best onshore experiences. Lonely Planet’s Cruise Ports series is published this month with guides to AlaskaScandinavia & Northern Europe and the Caribbean.

Featuring colour maps, highlights, reviews and tips on how to save time and money, Cruise Ports guides are an essential resource to help travellers personalise their cruise experience, written by Lonely Planet’s cruise travel experts. Whether traveling solo, as a couple or a family, each book features all you need to know to plan your trip – from essential information to local life and cultural insights to month by month events.

In addition to the best shopping, eating and things to do in each port, Cruise Ports offers advice on how to choose the right cruise for you. With Lonely Planet’s Cruise Ports, both experienced and beginner cruisers alike will have everything they need to have a richer, more rewarding trip.

Top 10 Alaska Cruise Ports
Seattle, Vancouver, Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Haines, Skagway, Whittier, Seward and Anchorage

Top 12 Caribbean Cruise Ports

St-Martin/Sint Maarten, St Kitts & Nevis, Curacao, Barbados, Bonaire, Aruba, St Thomas & St John, Grand Cayman, Grand Turk, Antigua, San Juan and Cozumel

Top 12 Scandinavia & Northern Europe Cruise Ports

Berlin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Reykjavik, Riga and Gdańsk.

Cruise Ports Alaska

Curated by Brendan Sainsbury

June 2018 | $29.99 AUD/$32.99 NZD | 1st Edition

292 pages | Full-Colour

Paperback | ISBN: 9781787014190

Cruise Ports Caribbean

Curated by Andy Symington

June 2018 | $29.99 AUD/$32.99 NZD | 1st Edition

324 pages | Full-Colour

Paperback | ISBN: 9781787014183

Cruise Ports Scandinavia & Northern Europe

Curated by Andy Symington

June 2018 | $29.99 AUD/$32.99 NZD | 1st Edition

324 pages | Full-Colour

Paperback | ISBN: 9781787014206

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