This all-new guide takes readers from the British Isles to the fjords of Norway to the ports of Western Europe and the Baltic, including France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Russia, Estonia, and Germany, with detail on local attractions, walking tours, and getting around independently
Includes 1 folded map, facing p.  of cover
"Your porthole companion"
Choosing your cruise. Shore excursions ; Pre- and post-cruise stays ; Land tours ; On your own -- Preparing for your cruise -- Life aboard a cruise ship -- Natural phenomena & wildlife -- History of Northern Europe. Early Europe ; The Britons and the Middle Ages ; Renaissance & Reformation ; Age of Enlightenment ; The Grand Tour ; Rise and fall of the Soviet Union ; Modern Europe ; The 21st century -- Art & architecture -- Parks & gardens -- The voyage & the ports. England/Wales/Channel Islands ; Scotland ; Ireland ; France ; Belgium ; Netherlands ; Denmark (includes Faeroe Islands & Greenland) ; Norway ; Sweden ; Finland ; Iceland ; Russia ; Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) ; Poland ; Germany