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Cruise expert, author and writer Gary Bembridge provides hints, tips and advice about all forms of cruising and ports in this series of short and helpful shows. For more visit http://www.essentialcruisetips.com and look for his books "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook", "Essential Cruise Tips" and "River Cruising: Essential Tips".

Essential Cruise Tips Gary Bembridge

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Cruise expert, author and writer Gary Bembridge provides hints, tips and advice about all forms of cruising and ports in this series of short and helpful shows. For more visit http://www.essentialcruisetips.com and look for his books "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook", "Essential Cruise Tips" and "River Cruising: Essential Tips".

    7 EU GUIDELINES FOR CRUISING To Resume You May Not Like

    7 EU GUIDELINES FOR CRUISING To Resume You May Not Like

    In a major cruise update, the European Union issued a 49-page document with guidelines for cruise lines for restarting cruising across Europe. This comprehensive set of cruising guidelines was developed with input from CLIA (Cruise Line Association) and over 30 Cruise lines executives. I discuss 7 areas of note that I think cruise passengers may have some issues with, including travellers over 65, itinerary proposals, screening, masks, dining, social distancing, pool, hot tubs and more

    • 9 min
    What Are Cruise Ships Doing During The Shutdown ?

    What Are Cruise Ships Doing During The Shutdown ?

    I look at the 5 things that cruise ships are actually are doing during the cruise suspension to date It has been 6 months since the cruise suspension took place, what are the almost 300 cruise ships actuially doing and where are they?

    • 8 min
    How To Stay Well On A Cruise. Avoid Cruise Ship Illness Outbreaks

    How To Stay Well On A Cruise. Avoid Cruise Ship Illness Outbreaks

    How can you stay well on a cruise and cruise ship, and make sure (or at least give yourself the best chance) of avoiding any cruise ship illness outbreaks? Although unusual, and with lower overall chance than on land, when a virus illness like norovirus, influenza or more recently coronavirus breaks out it gets a lot of publicity and attention.

    • 13 min
    8 Ways Your Job Could Unlock Cheaper Cruise Fares!

    8 Ways Your Job Could Unlock Cheaper Cruise Fares!

    Your job, or the industry you work in, could mean you can cruise for less. Many cruise lines offer fare discounts or extra benefits, like on-board credit, for a wide range of jobs and industries. Your could be saving a lot of money on your cruises. I talk about the 8 main jobs and industries where you could get cheaper cruise fares, the cruise lines to focus on for each and 4 key tips on how to get discounts based on your job.

    • 10 min
    Cruise Line Loyalty: Pros and Cons Of Being Loyal To A Cruise Line?

    Cruise Line Loyalty: Pros and Cons Of Being Loyal To A Cruise Line?

    What are the pros and cons of staying loyal to a cruise line? I explore the best and worst things to being cruise line loyal. Most cruise lines have a cruise loyalty program where you can build up tours and benefits based on the number of nights you cruise with them. But, is it really worth building up status on a cruise line, or are the perks and loyalty benefits not worth it? I explore the 2 worst things and the 6 best things, where the downsides could out-weight the upsides.

    • 9 min
    8 Big Cruise Downsides, And How To Deal With Them

    8 Big Cruise Downsides, And How To Deal With Them

    What are the downsides of cruising? The worst things and negatives of a cruise vacation? I explore the issues that cruising causes and the challenges, hassles or issues that cruise passengers face - and how to best deal with them. Not everything about cruising is bad, of course

    • 9 min

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