New guide offers tips and advice for first-time cruise vacationers

Beginner's Guide to Cruising by Aaron Mase seeks to explain the best way to select a cruise line, plan activities and get the most out of the cruise experience

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. – Beginner's Guide to Cruising by Aaron Mase offers detailed suggestions for enjoying the cruise experience and seeks to reveal the inside workings of an operating cruise ship.

According to Mase, less than 20 percent of the U.S. population has ever taken part in a recreational cruise. With that in mind, the book is geared for readers considering a first cruise experience and presents tips on how to select a cruise, which ship to choose, how to book the vacation and more. Mase contends that cruising is not only for the elderly and retired, arguing instead that cruises can provide an exciting experience for all ages.

“During our cruises, fellow passengers often asked my wife and I if we had tips or suggestions to help them,” Mase says. “Those discussions planted the seed for what would become a valuable resource to help the undecided understand the cruising process.”

Each chapter of the book aims to define a different step or process in an effort to help the reader understand the cruising experience. Topics include onshore activities, packing advice and common onboard events and opportunities. Mase argues that cruising, when planned correctly, is an adventure that readers will enjoy and want to experience again and again.

Beginner's Guide to Cruising is available for sale online at Amazon.com, BookSurge.com, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Author
Aaron Mase is a writer, pilot and professional in the direct mail industry. A lifelong fan of cruising, he worked as a deckhand for an American cruise line on voyages on the Mississippi River and Intracoastal Waterway. Today, Mase spends his vacation time on cruises around the oceans of the world.