Listen to a free companion podcast!On a cruise vacation, getting there is half the funor more. Even if youre a land lubber, this guide will get you ready and eager to set sail. Youll learn what to expect and how to enjoy every minuteon board or in port. As the authors write, The captain does the driving, the chef does the cooking, the bartenders do the pouring, and the stewards make your bed. You unpack once and then relax and enjoy.Discover how to pick the cruise for you and choose great things to do, with:Reviews of the best cruise lines and specifics such as the best ships for families, best romantic cruises, best party cruises, best small ship cruises, and moreOverviews of popular cruise ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, the Mediterranean, the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, and New England and Eastern CanadaSpecial icons that point out Bargain Alerts, Heads Ups (warnings about tourists traps, unsafe neighborhoods, etc.), and Kid-Friendly optionsInfo on onboard entertainment and activities, food, spa offerings, shopping, gambling, and childrens activitiesRecommendations on the top attractions and best shore excursions at popular portsDetails on everything from passport requirements to packing tips, and from embarkation day to clearing customsLike every For Dummies travel guide, Cruise Vacations For Dummies 2007 helps you make the most of your vacation. It includes:Down-to-earth trip-planning adviceInfo on the best ships for every budgetTips on sightseeing at ports of callHandy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pagesWhether youre looking for adventure on the high seas or laid-back fun in the sun, get your sea legs and get set for smooth sailing with this friendly guide.