I just got my copy of Jimmy Cornell’s new World Cruising Destinations this last week – and I am in love with it!
I’ve carried Jimmy Cornell’s books aboard my boat ever since I bought my first copy of World Cruising Routes in the late ‘80s.
When I was finally lucky enough to have my boat and wonder “OK, now how do I get to these places?” World Cruising Routes had the answer for me, laying out all the major routes for any crossing I might want to make.
World Cruising Destinations is a great companion to World Cruising Routes.
What World Cruising Destinations does is give you the WHOLE world through a boater’s eye, and of course, not just any boater’s eye, but with Jimmy Cornell’s decades of experience. It covers every significant cruising destination around the world – 184 of them to be exact.
- Country profile
- Formalities and Ports of Entry
- Facilities (for repair, provisioning, etc)
- Cruising guides
- Charter areas and operators
- Flag, time zones, buoyage, currency, electricity, communications codes, etc.
- Plus, and best of all, an understanding of where and how you cruise that area.
But I guess one reason that I LOVE the book is that it’s beautiful, enticing even!
The photos are gorgeous, and the layout makes it fun to just pick up the book and read … about Croatia, Spain, Cuba, the Falklands, Antarctica – the places I’ve been, the places I would love to go to in my own boat, the places where I might like to charter, or take a friend up on an offer to visit.
With cruising guides, I’ve always had the attitude, “Okay, I’ve got the book, so I now I have to go there!”
World Cruising Destinations replaces Cornell’s 2001 World Cruising Handbook (which I also carried aboard).
More information (external links)
- World Cruising Destinations: An Inspirational Guide to All Sailing Destinations at Amazon.com
- World Cruising Routes: 1000 Routes from the South Seas to the Arctic at Amazon.com
Also on Women and Cruising
- Admiral’s Angle #44 – An Admiral’s Reference Shelf
- Women and Cruising’s Cruising Women’s Bookstore