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Old September 16th, 2000, 11:32 PM
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I remember reading an earlier message recommending a general book on cruising (Idiot's guide to cruising? or something similar). To be quite honest forgot whether it was Anne or Fran who wrote it and the correct title.
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Old September 17th, 2000, 01:34 PM
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Hi Breeze,
Here is a link to the book folder, lists many advised reading, hope the one you mentioned is in the list, looks like it may be the first one on the list? Hope thats the one.

<http://www.cruisemates.com/bookstore/bookstore.html>

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Old September 17th, 2000, 05:20 PM
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There were two mentioned---The Complete Idiot's Guide and The Unofficial Guide. Both could be useful, however, I bought them AFTER we booked. I feel the Unofficial Guide would have been more helpful in our selection process, I just bought it too late. I will be bringing the Idiot's Guide with me in Nov.
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Old September 17th, 2000, 07:37 PM
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Thanks Donna and Beckie. Since we have already chosen our cruise, which one would be best to get us prepared, Idiots or Unofficial Guide?

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Beckie,
Since you already have the Idiots book, do you recommend that Breeze gets that one or the unofficial?? Thanks,

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Folks, I have a *great* book to recommend, and it's cheap, too!

It's called "The Essential Little Cruise Book" -- no lengthy dissertations, just tidbit after tidbit of hints and suggestions. I read the whole thing in a matter of 3 hours, but dog-eared it to death.

Rest assured, I scoured the Internet for tips beforehand, and still came away with a wealth of tips. For example, "bring a Highlighter pin with you to note in the ship's newsletter the activities you want to take part in each day." I thought that was a great idea.

It's only $7.95 on www.amazon, and I think it was worth every dime.

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Thanks Harry, will definitely look this one up!
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Old September 19th, 2000, 12:58 PM
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Not to be too self-promotional, but my Cruise Vacations for Dummies is hot off the presses, and you can find it at the bookstore websites.
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Fran. I knew that one of the CruiseMates staff wrote on of the books but didn't remember who it was. As a matter of fact, my original message was trying to find out about your very book so thanks. Now, need to know is it available in Canada?
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Hi Fran,
Enjoy all your writing, will have to look for it, thanks for the tip :-)

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Old September 19th, 2000, 09:48 PM
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Sorry it's taken so long to reply. Our internet connection's been down since Sun.
I have Fran's Idiot's Guide. Of the two I mentioned (Idiot's Guide and Unofficial Guide), I found the Idiot's Guide MUCH more helpful. I got both of these books after we booked our cruise. The Unofficial Guide seemed to have more info. and advice about choosing your cruise, which we had already done.
I also found the Idiot's Guide easier to read and much more entertaining.
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Old September 19th, 2000, 10:17 PM
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Thanks Beckie,
I'll have to remember that when getting books in the future. BTW, did you see that Fran has a brand new book out now too, sounds good. Glad you got your connection back, ours was out too for awhile on Sat, very frustrating

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Old October 3rd, 2000, 04:39 PM
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I have the idiots guide and the Little book......they are both great I got them both on ebay for less than 10.00 ..... Dawn
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