Cruise travel is on the rise according to the Cruise Lines International Association, finding that the Australian cruise market grew by 4.4 per cent in 2017 with more than 1.34 million Australians taking an ocean cruise last year.

Travel media company Lonely Planet has recognised this growth and for the first time is releasing cruise ports guidebooks to help travelers discover the best onshore experiences. Lonely Planet’s Cruise Ports series includes guides to Alaska, Scandinavia & Northern Europe and the Caribbean.

Featuring colour maps, highlights, reviews and tips on how to save time and money, Cruise Ports Guides are an essential resource to help travellers personalise their cruise experience, written by Lonely Planet’s cruise travel experts. Whether traveling solo, as a couple or a family, each book features all you need to know to plan your trip – from essential information to local life and cultural insights to month by month events.

In addition to the best shopping, eating and things to do in each port, Cruise Ports offers advice on how to choose the right cruise for you. With Lonely Planet’s Cruise Ports, both experienced and beginner cruisers alike will have everything they need to have a richer, more rewarding trip.

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