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Berlitz Guide to Cruising

Berlitz Cruise Ship Guide

To help you make an informed ship choice for your group or event, Seasite has partnered with the world’s leading authority on cruising and cruise ships to bring you independent and unbiased ship ratings, and related information.

Throughout the site, you will see the Berlitz Logo, which indicates that the ratings and content you are reading were excerpted from the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships, 2009, by special arrangement with Berlitz Publishing, APA Publications, and author Douglas Ward. This guide is now in its 24th year of publication.

Rating System

When you see stars related to a ship name, that indicates the rating assigned by the Berlitz internationally recognized ratings system for cruise ships.

Douglas Ward, the world’s top authority on cruising and cruise ships, is president of the Maritime Evaluations Group, an independent international agency that rates cruise ships worldwide. With more than 40 years of experience, he spends up to 200 days a year aboard cruise ships, inspecting and evaluating their facilities -- for you!

The Creme de la Creme

Click here to find out:
  • What 16 ships has the Berlitz Guide recognized as the cream of the cruise industry?
  • What are the differences?
  • What should you expect?

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