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Old 07-04-2010, 21:12   #1
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Question Best Cruising Book ?


I one was to plan a circumnavigation, what would the best book that describes times of year of weather, winds, and details port information etc etc.

Is this one any good?
Ocean Passages and Landfalls [Illustrated] (Paperback)

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Old 07-04-2010, 23:53   #2
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I'd go with these two from Jimmy Cornell: World Cruising Routes: Sixth Edition (9780071592895): Jimmy Cornell: Books World Cruising Handbook (0639785801733): Jimmy Cornell: Books

One is all the routes, the other is good info on what to expect when you there. is pretty up to date as well.
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Jimmy Cornell would be my choice as well.
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Originally Posted by BreanaAbagail View Post
Book was the winner of the Lowell Thomas award for Best New Guidebook. The 2003 edition is entertaining, enlightening, and extremely useful for cruise ...
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That post by Breana is taken almost word for word from a Lowell Thomas site regarding a guidebook for selecting a trip on a cruise ship.

I think someone is confused as to what "Cruisers Forum" is.
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Thanx for the valuable info
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Another Jimmy Cornell would be " A Passion for the Sea" Reflections on three Circumnavigations.
ISBN 978-0-9556396-0-9
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The books are people already underway. You really need to skip the books and just go, You'll quiclky learn the books are half wrong, half outdated, half right :-)

Paperwork changes, marinas appear and disappear, fuel comes and goes, but it just doesn't really matter. It all works out. And the cruiser community is the most valuable source of info and rumor.

I've been in SE Asia for a few months now. Haven't looked at a book. Got 'em. But haven't used them. Friends tell me what I need to know.

Even the weather info is half useless. It's either nice or it's not. Bad and good happen at any time.
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