Now in it’s 34th year, the Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships is for many, the definitive guide to the cruise industry. It contains reviews on almost 300 ocean-going cruise vessels and grades them on service, food, entertainment and facilities, using an internationally recognised ratings system.

Every review contains the same information such as the total number of cabins, the passenger to crew ratio and the number of swimming pools, so you can easily compare and contrast each ship.

From Viking Orion to Symphony of the Seas, every review provides in-depth details on the ship’s accommodation, dining options, entertainment and spa/fitness facilities, with personal-experience reviews so you know the information can be trusted. They are all in alphabetical order too, which helps to quickly find the ship you’re looking for.

In addition to ship information and ratings, there are also destination guides to help you choose where to go and when, and a guide to the different types of cruises so you can pick the right one for you and your travelling companions.

Cruising & Cruise Ships is updated every year by cruise expert Douglas Ward.