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Want to make more of your precious travel time and money? Then the Tips For Travellers podcast is likely the podcast for you! Every week your host (Gary Bembridge, a published travel author, writer, video maker, blogger and YouTuber - his channel has over 29 million video views!) shares travel inspiration, advice, tips and money saving ideas based on his first-hand experiences of travelling every month of every year for over 25 years. Each episode features one of these (1) destinations reviews and tips, (2) answers to listener travel questions, (3) live travel reports or (4) cruise line reviews and advice on getting the most from them. Visit http://www.TipsForTravellers.com to follow Tips For Travellers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Twitter and to sign up for the monthly newsletter.

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    • 4.5 • 34 Ratings

Want to make more of your precious travel time and money? Then the Tips For Travellers podcast is likely the podcast for you! Every week your host (Gary Bembridge, a published travel author, writer, video maker, blogger and YouTuber - his channel has over 29 million video views!) shares travel inspiration, advice, tips and money saving ideas based on his first-hand experiences of travelling every month of every year for over 25 years. Each episode features one of these (1) destinations reviews and tips, (2) answers to listener travel questions, (3) live travel reports or (4) cruise line reviews and advice on getting the most from them. Visit http://www.TipsForTravellers.com to follow Tips For Travellers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Twitter and to sign up for the monthly newsletter.

    This Cunard Regular Puts Their Brand-New Ship To The Test (Podcast #496)

    This Cunard Regular Puts Their Brand-New Ship To The Test (Podcast #496)

    I believe I can bring a unique take on Cunard's new Queen Anne as I’ve been on 23 Cunard cruises and spent 210 nights across all their fleet, including most recently 14 nights on board Queen Anne, which gave me ample time to fully test out their latest cruise ship. I was keen to discover if, as some believe, Cunard is trying to chase people like me away from Cunard with their new ship and replace me with new and younger cruisers, or whether they're just trying to offer another ship for me as a regular Cunard cruiser to experience.
    Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: https://www.patreon.com/tipsfortravellers and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams Visit my Tips For Travellers YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tipsfortravellers  

    • 20 min
    9 Reasons More Cruisers Than Ever Are Denied Boarding (Podcast #495)

    9 Reasons More Cruisers Than Ever Are Denied Boarding (Podcast #495)

    As all the passengers you will hear about discovered, being denied boarding for a cruise, not only turned their dream vacation into complete disarray, but lost them a fortune as cruise lines do not refund guests who they deny boarding to, arguing it's up to us as passengers to pay close attention to any rules and requirements, whether it's the cruise lines or the countries being called upon. After seeing reports of more people being caught out these days, I want to make it easier for you to avoid the things that could get you denied boarding. 
    Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: https://www.patreon.com/tipsfortravellers and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams Visit my Tips For Travellers YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tipsfortravellers

    • 13 min
    5 Sure Fire Ways To Get A Cruise Cabin Upgrade in 2024 (Podcast #494)

    5 Sure Fire Ways To Get A Cruise Cabin Upgrade in 2024 (Podcast #494)

    With ships sailing full, and all the major cruise lines saying that on average they're sailing at 104% capacity, the techniques that I used to use and spoke about in the past, even as recently as this video from two years ago, to get cruise cabin upgrades no longer work. But after some rethinking, I’ve successfully cracked how to still get upgrades today. I know you can score upgrades like I have, as I’ve just helped people booking on one of my future group cruises land upgrades on that one too. Links mentioned in the video: https://www.tipsfortravellers.com/cruise-ship-fare-tracking/
    Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: https://www.patreon.com/tipsfortravellers and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams Visit my Tips For Travellers YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tipsfortravellers

    • 11 min
    Dangerous Cruise Ports To Stay Far, Far Away From (Podcast #491)

    Dangerous Cruise Ports To Stay Far, Far Away From (Podcast #491)

    Experiences on my two last cruises reminded me that just because my cruise ship is calling into a port does not mean that I can assume it's safe for me to get off and explore. In fact, even in the two most popular cruising regions, the Caribbean and Mediterranean, many of the most visited ports are amongst the riskiest. 
    Welcome aboard, I'm Gary Bembridge and I’m going to tell you what dangerous ports in these two regions to avoid, and how to keep yourself safe if you've got a cruise booked that's going to one of them. 
    Link mentioned in the video:
    Carole Copeland Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/conversations-with-carole/id218435600
    Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: https://www.patreon.com/tipsfortravellers and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams Visit my Tips For Travellers YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tipsfortravellers  

    • 12 min
    Not Telling Your Cruise Line These 6 Things Could Sink Your Cruise! (Podcast #493)

    Not Telling Your Cruise Line These 6 Things Could Sink Your Cruise! (Podcast #493)

    I was driven to make this after I saw a series of issues blow up on cruise ships after people did not come clean with their cruise line, sometimes intentionally but more often because they hadn’t realised they needed to. The consequences of some were so severe that I’ve seen cruisers banned for life, refused embarkation, or being kicked off their ship during the cruise. In this video I help you to get cruising right by knowing what you should never hide from the cruise line, and why.
    Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: https://www.patreon.com/tipsfortravellers and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams Visit my Tips For Travellers YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tipsfortravellers  

    • 12 min
    3 Issues Driving Holland America Cruisers Crazy This Year (Podcast #492)

    3 Issues Driving Holland America Cruisers Crazy This Year (Podcast #492)

    I recently embarked on Holland America Eurodam to host one of my group cruises with some trepidation, because I'd had past fans of Holland America telling me they were falling out of love with the line, based on three recent changes. So, I felt this would be the perfect opportunity to put these to the test, as I could tap into the thoughts of everyone on my group cruise. And, based on what we discovered, you’ll hear where we found the concerns about Holland America are right, where they are not, and why.
     
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

mujinu ,

Very informative

Thanks Gary for your vey informative and detailed podcasts. I listened for the first time today to your podcasts on Japan. Highly recommend it.

Jamsieboy1 ,

Fab!

I love this podcast. Love listening to all the adventures. Very informative and educational as well as interesting!

Tarotologist ,

Enjoyable

Definitely worth a listen ....give it go, just like I did.

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