European cruising is growing by double-digits. By 2013, there will be more cruise ships in European waters than in any year since modern leisure cruising began. European river cruises have also grown immensely in recent years; in 2012, for example, river cruises accounted for more than half of new cruise-ship launches. With detailed profiles of every major European cruise line and ship, not to mention concise and practical overviews of more than 80 top cruise ports and a practical cruise primer, this guide offers European cruise passengers everything they need to know to plan and make the most of their Europe cruise. This guide provides detailed reviews of every major and minor cruise line sailing in Europe, including British cruise lines. Special sections are devoted to river and barge cruises and foreign-language cruise lines. Combined with detailed overviews of more than 80 ports, this is the most wide-ranging, detailed guide to European cruising available. New ships, more cruise lines (both ocean-going and river-cruising), and more ports have been added throughout the book. Fodor’s give cruise ship passengers all the planning tools they need to tailor their sailing and choose the cruise that suits them best: reviews of cruise lines and ships, overviews of all the major European cruise itineraries, and a practical cruise primer cover what's included (and not) in the fare, and how to enjoy time on board.