The Cheapskate's Guide to Cruises

by Steve & Patty Tanenbaum

Guide to Cruises

Guide to Cruises

Authors "Cruising" Moorea Lagoon

The "LONG" life of popular books:  Our cruise and vacation guides amazingly continued 'in print' from 2000 through 2012. At this time our guides have been classified by various sellers as "collectibles." Even today scores of the guides' special  and timeless travel TIPS 'n TALES remain as relevant today as ever.  It seems that savvy travel advice, philosophy and $$$$ TIPS often have no shelf life!  Even better,  greatly discounted copies of our travel guides abound. As always readers of the travel guides and Newsletter have instant email access to Steve and Patty to ask any book, newsletter or other travel related questions. How to find our 'collectibel' guides? Click on "Purchases' on the above banner.

Travel author Steve Tanenbaum has discussed his special brand of bargain, global vacations on 65 radio and T.V. shows, in lectures and in travel articles for national selling magazines. Most recently,  Steve & Pattty's savvy Paris advice appeared in an article for the Travel Section of  the Sunday edtion of the Contra Costa Times. the authors filmed and produced a series of Around-the-World travel videos for Excite-at-Home six million subscriber homes. Steve & Patty teamed up to write The Cheapskate's Guide to Cruises. Their Guide and FIFTEEN YEARS RUNNING (1999-2014) CTN Newsletter blend a unique sense of travel humor with indispensable and often ageless cruise advice that will save readers hundreds to thousands of dollars. Since their early retirement Steve & Patty spent seven years globe trotting an amazing SIX MONTHS per year from Kangarool Island and the Nile River to a cool swim in Lake Baikal in Irkutsk, Siberia and beyond! Many of the authors' world class cruises are covered in the cruise guide and currently in CTN newsletter articles (back issues available). They include:


  • Alaska
  • Caribbean
  • Mexican Riviera
  • Panama Canal
  • Greek Isles and Turkey
  • Egypt -Nile River Cruise
  • Lake Baikal, Irkutsk Siberia
  • Yangtze River and Three Georges
  • Montreal to Ft. Lauderdale - 13 days repositioning cruise ($1,011 each)
  • Russian Waterways Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise
  • Rio de Janeiro to San Diego (around Cape Horn) - 32 days repositioning cruise ($2,089 each)
  • And much more!

Vision, Panama RCI Vision of the Seas

Panama Canal

MS Beidou, Yangtze Yangtze River Cruise ship

MS. Beidou

Village girl-Lake

Baikal Siberia

Acropolis, Greece Acropolis Athens

Acapulco, Mexico Acapulco

Glacier Bay Alaska

Popular cruise departure cities include Miami, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Athens, Greece, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Luxor, Egypt. The Cheapskate's Guide to Cruises points the way to FREE travel to nearly any departure city in the world. Most recently, the authors traveled free to Moscow, the departure city for their Moscow to St. Petersburg river cruise. The Guide does not waste time on last minute travel "schemes." Rather, the Guide deals in bargain-priced, advance-booking of world class cruises on luxurious ships.

Scores of exclusive Steve & Pat's Tips not only save big bucks but also enhance the safety, comfort and convenience of readers on each and every dream cruise.

A small sampling of The Cheapskate's Guide to Cruises follows:

  • The only bargain cruise guide that pays for itself before the cruise is booked
  • 350 pages with eight pages of color photos
  • Exclusive money saving deals
  • Free travel to cruise departure cities
  • Rebate and cruise-dedicated travel agencies
  • The best insurance policies - save hundreds to thousands of dollars
  • Valuable tips on selecting your perfect cruise itinerary
  • Top cruise ships and cruise ship amenities
  • Booking your choice cruise at a bargain price
  • Specialty sections on family cruising, dietary considerations and physically challenged passengers
  • The cruise "Cyber travel" connection
  • Info on Steve & Pat's FREE Cheap Travel Newsletter

                                                                            MORE CRUIESES 

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