With cruise travel on the rise. The Cruise Lines International Association 2018 State of the Industry Report projected that 27.2 million people globally will take a cruise in 2018. Furthermore, Australasia accounted for 5.4 percent of global cruise passenger numbers in 2017.

Lonely Plant has recognised the growth and is releasing its first cruise ports guidebook to help travellers discover the best onshore experiences.

The books feature colour maps, highlights, reviews and tips on how to save time and money. Cruise Ports guides are an essential resource to help travellers personalise their cruise experience.

Whether travelling solo, as a couple, or with a family, each book features all you need to know to plan your trip. From essential information on local life, cultural insights and month by month events, the Cruise Ports books cover it all.

In addition to the best shopping, eating and activities to do in each port, Cruise Ports offers advice on how to choose the right cruise for you.

Lonely Planet’s Cruise Ports series is published this month with guides to Alaska, Scandinavia & Northern Europe and the Caribbean.