Cruise industry growth continues to be astounding. The number of passengers has increased four-fold since the early 1980sand bookings skyrocketed in the first quarter of 1998, driven in part by massive advertising campaigns from the cruise lines. A spate of high-profile new ships hits the waves this year, including the Disney Magic, first ship in the brand new Disney Cruise Line Fleet; the 2,040- passenger Carnival Paradise, the world's first entirely smoke-free ship; and the 1,950-passenger Sea Princess from Princess Cruises. The lines are so confident of continued success that they've all got massive new ships under construction, planned for launch in 1999.Unlike other guides that try to cover cruises around the whole world in one volume, we focus solely on the Caribbean, the most popular destination for the cruise industry. This allows us to provide much more detailed reviews, plus port of call and port of embarkation coverage.Frommer's makes it easy to find the cruise that's right for you and scout out the best dealsit's all here in this candid, easy-to-use guide, which comes complete with line drawings of each ship, an appendix of daily activity calendars and menus, tips on how to get the best deals, and the results of the annual passenger satisfaction survey given by Cruises, Inc. Every ship is rated and ranked for cabins, cuisine, service, shore excursions, entertainment, facilities, and more, and readers also get complete coverage of ports of call and ports of embarkation. This year, look for a gorgeous new cover, an expanded and illustrated section on choosing your cabin, and detailed reviews of all the new ships.
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