Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports


Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781631213816
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you "really" need to know when cruising the Mediterranean. In this guide, Rick Steves focuses on some of the grandest sights in Europe. As always, he has a plan to help you have a meaningful cultural experience while you re thereeven with just a few hours in port. Inside you'll find one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or near the major Mediterranean ports of call, including: Barcelona, Marseille, Toulon, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and MonacoFlorence, Rome, Naples, and VeniceDubrovnik, Split, Athens, Mykonos, and SantoriniIstanbul and Ephesus "Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports" explains how to get into town from the cruise terminal, shares sightseeing tips, and includes self-guided walks and tours. You'll learn which destinations are best for an excursionand which you can confidently visit on your own. You'll also get tips on booking a cruise, plus hints for saving time and money on the ship and in port."

Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports


Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1631213822
Category: Travel
Page: 1286
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when cruising the Mediterranean. In this guide, Rick Steves focuses on some of the grandest sights in Europe. As always, he has a plan to help you have a meaningful cultural experience while you’re there—even with just a few hours in port. Inside you'll find one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or near the major Mediterranean ports of call, including: Barcelona, Marseille, Toulon, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and MonacoFlorence, Rome, Naples, and VeniceDubrovnik, Split, Athens, Mykonos, and SantoriniIstanbul and Ephesus Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports explains how to get into town from the cruise terminal, shares sightseeing tips, and includes self-guided walks and tours. You'll learn which destinations are best for an excursion—and which you can confidently visit on your own. You'll also get tips on booking a cruise, plus hints for saving time and money on the ship and in port.

Mediterranean Cruising Handbook


Author: Rod Heikell
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson
ISBN: 9781846231704
Category: Mediterranean Region
Page: 280
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This fully updated 6th edition has had a complete facelift and is now published in full color in a new format. Throughout, the work has been updated, and in places expanded. It now includes a list of useful waypoints and routes ofr the entire Mediterranean which are shown on overprinted charts folded into the back of the book. The Mediterranean Cruising Handbook is a constant companion to the Imray Mediterranean Almanac and provides information on climate, equipment, radio, naviagation, routes to the Mediterranean, history, marine life, food and basic information on each Mediterranean country.

The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising


Author: Rod Heikell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408159163
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Rod Heikell is the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing, and this is the perfect guide for anyone cruising the area. Thoroughly updated and in colour throughout, this new edition conveys the magic of Mediterranean cruising, as well as giving practical first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters. Although the Mediterranean provides wonderfully diverse cruising opportunities, it can also deliver a few surprises to the unwary. Rod Heikell gives sound advice on anchoring, berthing bow or stern-to, what weather to expect, facilities and the costs of keeping a boat there, plus advice on navigation, popular routes, formalities and what to expect ashore. Each country around the Mediterranean is covered, and there's even a handy section on shoe-string cruising for those on a tight budget. 'Offers time-served advice to both the novice and the old-hand.' Nautical Magazine

Mediterranean by Cruise Ship


Author: Anne Vipond
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781927747001
Category: Travel
Page: 368
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The best-selling, compact guide, featuring excellent local maps, hundreds of color photographs, concise background information and recommended excursions for ports-of-call throughout Greece, Italy and the Mediterranean. Useful introductory chapters cover cruising, history, art & architecture and nature of the Mediterranean. With a pull-out map and hundreds of color photographs.

Cruising the Mediterranean


Author: Al Lockwood,Sunny Lockwood
Publisher: Front Porch Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780692599860
Category: Travel
Page: 306
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This joyful travel memoir by a couple well-beyond youth proves that age is no barrier to delicious fun, unexpected adventure, gentle wanderings and the dazzling beauty of our lovely planet Earth. Entertaining, informative, filled with wit and wonder, this day-by-day sightseeing memoir is an easy and enjoyable read. When Al and Sunny Lockwood registered for a 12-day Mediterranean cruise, they envisioned wandering narrow stone streets in Venice, standing on the Acropolis watching morning sun paint its marble columns gold, listening to the Muslim call to prayer chanted from Turkish minarets. Their travel experience surpassed by far their expectations. Gaze across the red roofs of Venice from the city's tallest structure: St. Mark's Bell Tower. Check out the oldest neighborhood in Athens, the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, and picturesque Greek islands. Sink your teeth into mouthwatering meals, and hold your breath while riding the rickety Cliffside Acropolis lift. Immerse yourself in the book's beautiful photographs. While not a guide book, readers will find a banquet of digestible details on history and culture within this warm and personal travel tale. Grab your reading glasses and come along for a trip you won't forget.

Mediterranean Cruising


Author: Debbie Stowe
Publisher: Thomas Cook Publications
ISBN: 9781848480933
Category: Travel
Page: 176
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A guide for cruisers in Mediterranean region, a melting pot of cultures, landscapes and cuisines. It covers the region's best, including: Barcelona, the Balearics, Rome, Venice, the Dalmatian Coast, Athens, Greek Islands, Cyprus, Istanbul, Ephesus, Alexandria, Tunis and Tangier.

Sailing There

Cruising Across Europe and the Mediterranean
Author: Patricia Vellinga
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982236109
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 306
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Looking for a new adventure, Patricia Vellinga and her husband buy a boat-a big boat that turns out to be more a yacht kit than a yacht. Their simple plan is to cruise Europe and the Mediterranean for one year. Their journey, however, is far from routine. As Pat and Ray motor through the canals of Holland, Belgium, and France, then sail to Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Spain, they find beauty and danger, towering locks, salty characters, peaceful anchorages, treacherous winds-and even a forest fire. Forced at gunpoint to cast off into the raging Sane River, they struggle to safety. Even so, they get hooked on a cruising lifestyle that takes them well beyond their one-year plan. Sailing There, Cruising Across Europe and the Mediterranean is a rich and entertaining tale of a couple's lively voyage with the wind through ancient ports and history."

National Geographic Traveler - Mediterranean

Ports of Call and Beyond
Author: Tim Jepson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426214634
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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An overview of the best Mediterranean sights to help you plan your visit, whether you're traveling by cruise ship, car, or train.

Cruising the Mediterranean

A Guide to the Ports of Call
Author: Hunter Publishing
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588435866
Category: Travel
Page: 341
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A thorough update for this cruising season, with extensive details on every vessel travelling in the Med. The author, a cruising veteran, covers all facts from level of service, cabin size, decor and layout, to ship amenities, passenger/crew ratio and dining options. Sailing routes are reviewed candidly, and the pitfalls and bonuses of each are given, making you an educated cruise traveller. Port profiles are tailored to the cruising visitor - taxi tours, dockside phones, the best shops, plus a list of operators who are familiar with cruise schedules and will get you back to your ship on time. You'll find walking tours and out-of-town attractions keyed to detailed maps.

Mediterranean Summer

A Season on France's Cote d'Azur and Italy's Costa Bella
Author: David Shalleck,Erol Munuz
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0767930231
Category: Travel
Page: 352
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An alluring, evocative summer voyage on the Mediterranean and into the enchanting seaside towns of France and Italy by a young American chef aboard an Italian billionaire couple’s spectacular sailing yacht. Having begun his cooking career in some of New York’s and San Francisco’s best restaurants, David Shalleck undertakes a European culinary adventure, a quest to discover what it really means to be a chef through a series of demanding internships in Provence and throughout Italy. After four years, as he debates whether it is finally time to return stateside and pursue something more permanent, he stumbles upon a rare opportunity: to become the chef on board Serenity, the classic sailing yacht owned by one of Italy’s most prominent couples. They present Shalleck with the ultimate challenge: to prepare all the meals for them and their guests for the summer, with no repeats, comprised exclusively of local ingredients that reflect the flavors of each port, presented flawlessly to the couple’s uncompromising taste—all from the confines of the yacht’s small galley while at sea. Shalleck invites readers to experience both place and food on Serenity’s five-month journey. He prepares the simple classics of Provençal cooking in the French Riviera, forages for delicate frutti di mare in Liguria to make crudo, finds the freshest fish along the Tuscan coast for cacciucco, embraces the season of sun-drenched tomatoes for acqua pazza in the Amalfi Coast, and crosses the Bay of Naples to serve decadent dark chocolate-almond cake at the Isle of Capri. Shalleck captures the distinctive sights, sounds, and unique character of each port, the work hard/play hard life of being a crew member, and the challenges of producing world-class cuisine for the stylish and demanding owners and their guests. An intimate view of the most exclusive of worlds, Mediterranean Summer offers readers a new perspective on breathtaking places, a memorable portrait of old world elegance and life at sea, as well recipes and tips to re-create the delectable food.

The Aeolian Islands


Author: Philip Ward
Publisher: The Oleander Press
ISBN: 9780902675438
Category: Travel
Page: 162
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"Discover Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea" Everyone has his own Italy: the Rome of Bernini and the Colosseum, the beaches of Rimini or Cattolica, the slimy canals and aristocratic palaces of decaying Venice, or the small towns encountered as if by sheer inspiration: Anagni, Bevagna, Pienza, Palestrina, Monselice. Erice... My Italy is rocky Perugia of the windy winters, magnificent Florence whose streets are paved with sculpture, and something more than a handful of infinitesimal volcanic peaks rising like greeny-brown icebergs from the Tyrrhenian sea north of Sicily. This is not the Sicily one reads of in Pirandello or Verga: the Catania of Capuana or Martoglio; the Syracuse of Vittorini; the Palermo recorded by Lampedusa and discovered again, teeming and afraid, by the saintly Danilo Dolci. It is not the Sicily that Plato knew. Civilization brought Lipari and her sisters some neolithic villages, shipwrecks of course without number, a great citadel, a few nondescript churches and simple houses. Otherwise, the Aeolians are timeless. Their scale is geological rather than historical and the spitting, fiery Stromboli is their symbol. With an unerring sense of the dramatic. Jules Verne chose Stromboli for the climax to his "Journey to the Centre of the Earth." I have kept the dialogue to a minimum, not because talk isn't important to an Aeolian (not one I met would read or write rather than talk) but because straightforward translations miss the range of modulation and intonation on which a Sicilian prides himself and because any reported conversation with Italians necessarily lacks the accompanying vocabulary and gesture and facial contortion. If you haven't listened to a Sicilian argument, I can't do it for you. If you have, you'll never forget it anyway, and will easily imagine whatever I omit. PHILIP WARD Part of the Oleander Classics series, this 1973 title has been reproduced using the highest-quality modern scanning technology in order to keep this and other important works from the Press's 50-year history from going out of print. In this way, the invaluable resources provided by books in the series remain available for general readers, academics and other interested parties.

Cruise Guide to Europe and the Mediterranean


Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 075662634X
Category: Travel
Page: 384
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Three-dimensional cutaway illustrations and floor plans of key landmarks complement these richly illustrated, fully updated travel handbooks that also include enhanced maps, street-by-street guides, background information on a host of popular sights, and an expanded traveler's survival guide providing tips on hotels, restaurants, local customs, transportation, medical services, museums, entertainment, and more.

Fodor's European Ports of Call


Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 0307480518
Category: Travel
Page: 560
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Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants and local attractions highlight these updated travel guides, which feature all-new covers, a dramatic visual design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps, tips on transportation, guidelines for shopping excursions and other valuable features. Original.

The Great Sea

A Human History of the Mediterranean
Author: David Abulafia
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019971732X
Category: Science
Page: 816
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Connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millennia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. In this brilliant and expansive book, David Abulafia offers a fresh perspective by focusing on the sea itself: its practical importance for transport and sustenance; its dynamic role in the rise and fall of empires; and the remarkable cast of characters-sailors, merchants, migrants, pirates, pilgrims-who have crossed and re-crossed it. Ranging from prehistory to the 21st century, The Great Sea is above all a history of human interaction. Interweaving major political and naval developments with the ebb and flow of trade, Abulafia explores how commercial competition in the Mediterranean created both rivalries and partnerships, with merchants acting as intermediaries between cultures, trading goods that were as exotic on one side of the sea as they were commonplace on the other. He stresses the remarkable ability of Mediterranean cultures to uphold the civilizing ideal of convivencia, "living together." Now available in paperback, The Great Sea is the definitive account of perhaps the most vibrant theater of human interaction in history.

Cruising the Mediterranean

A Guide to the Ports of Call
Author: Larry H. Ludmer
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588432858
Category: Travel
Page: 310
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A guide for cruisers in the Mediterranean, presenting descriptions of ports en route. It offers at-a-glance information on the itinerary, passenger/crew ratio, dining options, berth layout and capacity of cruises. The author also profiles the shore excursions available at each port.

Fodor's European Cruise Ports of Call


Author: Fodor's,Lola Akinmade-Akerström
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
ISBN: 0891419470
Category: Travel
Page: 624
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"Where to stay and eat for all budgets, must-see sights and local secrets; ratings you can trust."

Frommer's European Cruises & Ports of Call


Author: Fran Wenograd Golden,Jerry Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780764542909
Category: Travel
Page: 416
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Rates and describes various cruise lines, provides information on dining, shopping, and attractions at ports of call, and offers tips on selecting and booking European cruises and planning shore excursions.