Best cruise travel books according to redditors

We found 6 Reddit comments discussing the best cruise travel books. We ranked the 6 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/rabidstoat · 5 pointsr/news

Just search for 'cruise ship' in the Kindle Store and click on 'Unlimited Eligible' on the left and you will find dozens.

My favorites would be:

  1. crewshiplife
  2. The Cruise Chronicles
  3. Confessions from Below Deck
u/dilettantess · 2 pointsr/Cruise

You might want to lurk on the DISBOARDS forums a bit (usually I try not to nudge people off reddit but DCL just doesn't get discussed much here):

That said, the first thought that comes to mind is ... DCL is probably a lot more expensive for the same itinerary than other lines (including other lines that will have childcare). If money isn't a factor, you can't beat Disney for a family cruise.

The Disney ships are EXTREMELY Disneyfied. That said, if it doesn't drive you crazy in the parks, you'll be fine on the ships. I've only been on the Dream, and I'm both childless and not a Disney nut. It got to me a bit, but it was offset by the cleanliness of the ship and the fabulous staff. We also got a room with a big balcony, and we spent a lot of time there or in the adults-only areas. There should be an adults-only area on Magic, and you could go there while the kid is at the nursery (or whatever they call it for that age range, sorry).

If you do book, in my opinion it's worth spending the extra ten or twelve bucks and grabbing this:

Things change very quickly on ALL cruise lines, but the folks behind these books have a very good handle on Disney and DCL. I bought the electronic version and made lots of bookmarks on my kindle.

EDIT: Oh, and if possible you may want to book through Costco. They usually have a fairly large kickback in the form of a Costco cash card. It's basically the only way to save money on a DCL cruise.

u/honbadok · 2 pointsr/Cruise

This book is a nice overview and talks about the perks of cruising and will help you pick an itinerary. The Cruise Handbook (Lonely Planet)

This book has little reviews of all the different ships and cruise lines. Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2019 (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Berlitz Cruise Guide)

Check them out from the library and flip through.

u/tendeuchen · 1 pointr/DisneyWorld

We're 35 and 36 with no kids and just bought annual passes and spent four days there at the end of May. Disney World is tons of fun, as long as you like Disney characters. There are lots of rides that are really for any age, and only a few that I would consider "kiddie" rides.

Buy the Birnbaum Disney World Guide.

One thing we like doing is collecting the stamped pennies. There are so many, and they make nice little souvenirs.

u/kilroyishere89 · 1 pointr/Cruise

I suggest reading Chronicles of a Cruise Ship Crew Member, The Truth About Cruise Ships and Cruise Confidential to get an idea of what it is really like.

The author of the third book I listed has two other books that are also about working on cruise ships, but I haven't read them yet.