Eastern Med Guidebooks and Gear

International travelers need great guidebooks. Many of you have your favorite brands. On a cruise that covers several countries, you will need several guidebooks. We have reviewed the list of prominent titles and have included those shown below based on a) reputation of publisher, b) how up-to-date the book is, and c) any singular titles we uncovered that are specific to the destination and look interesting. Feel free to contact us with your own recommendations.

Venice:

Rick Steves’ Venice 2012

Frommer’s Venice Day by Day (Frommer’s Day By Day Venice)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice & the Veneto

Top 10 Venice (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)

Fodor’s Venice & the Best of Northern Italy (Full-color Travel Guide)

Venice (City Guide)

 

Greece:

Rick Steves’ Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese

Frommer’s Greece

Greece (Country Guide)

Top 10 Athens (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

National Geographic Traveler: Athens and the Island (National Geographic Traveler Athens & the Island)

Fodor’s Greece: With Great Cruises and the Best Island Getaways (Full-color Travel Guide)

 

Turkey:

Frommer’s Turkey

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey

Lonely Planet Turkey

Top 10 Istanbul (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

Fodor’s Turkey (Full-color Travel Guide)

Turkey (Insight Guides)

 

Dubrovnik:

Rick Steves’ Croatia & Slovenia

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Croatia

Lonely Planet Croatia

Top 10 Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

Croatia (Insight Guides)