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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.tipsfortravellers.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.tipsfortravellers.com and look for his books "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook", "Essential Cruise Tips" and "River Cruising: Essential Tips".

    Cruising In These Cabins Taught Me A Very Valuable Lesson

    Cruising In These Cabins Taught Me A Very Valuable Lesson

    I just learnt a valuable lesson about cruising, the costly way when I decided to experiment cruising differently to how I usually do. decided to see if cruising in a cruise ship suite was different and better than the balcony cabin I cruise in. I booked in 5 cruise suites on 5 different cruise lines and found out things I did not know, but wish I had before I spend money on this as would have done it differently if I had.

    • 8 min
    I Cruise On Virgin Voyages To See Who It’s Really For

    I Cruise On Virgin Voyages To See Who It’s Really For

    Most cruise passengers think Virgin Voyages has been created for young people and young cruisers. But is that really who Virgin Voyages it trying to attract to cruise on their 18+ adults-only cruise line? I cruised on Virgin Voyages to find out of "older" cruise passengers would be welcome, enjoy the line and fit in. This is what I discovered....

    I cruised as a guest of Virgin Voyages, who covered the cost of my fare but not my additional on board expenses or travel to and from the ship.

    • 10 min
    Celebrity Cruises Are Not What They Used To Be

    Celebrity Cruises Are Not What They Used To Be

    It had been 2.5 years since I had cruised on Celebrity Cruises, and knew they had changed many things. I was not really full prepared for just how much and discuss what I found, what I thought and how cruising on Celebrity Cruise line is different to before - and what I think what it means for you

    • 10 min
    Are You Doing The 7 Things Smart Cruise Passengers Do?

    Are You Doing The 7 Things Smart Cruise Passengers Do?

    There are 7 things that I have seen people I consider to be smart cruisers do every time they go on a cruise to ensure an unforgettable cruising vacation. I put these 7 smart cruise tips and tricks to the test on a cruise to see how they fare and stack up. Find out how I get on and what I recommend based on that

    • 15 min
    All The Virgin Voyages Reviews Gloss Over 6 BIG Issues

    All The Virgin Voyages Reviews Gloss Over 6 BIG Issues

    Virgin Voyages has had a rush of cruise reviews but there are, in my view, 6 issues that most Virgin Voyages cruise reviews have under-played or glossed over, so in this I talk and show the 6 things that surprised me most about Virgin Voyages that have not been spoken about enough.
    I travelled as a guest of Virgin Voyages on a 4-night cruise out of Portsmouth UK

    • 20 min
    Are The 5 Changes Princess Cruises Made Any Good?

    Are The 5 Changes Princess Cruises Made Any Good?

    Princess Cruises has made 5 big changes to the way they do things. I test out if the changes to cruising made by Princess Cruises work for us as cruise passengers - and made some important discoveries that anyone considering going on a cruise vacation with Princess Cruises should know - including the ships, Princess Medallion, muster drills, dining and fares

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Nancy from Petaluma ,

The more I listen the better I like it

I started listening during the cruising shutdown to fill that travel void in my life. A recent episode convinced me to put the Norwegian fjords on my bucket list. I do wonder why the episodes end so abruptly. My first thought is always that my battery died and I’m missing something.

Gigi Maheux ,

Excellent Information

Great resource. Easy to listen to. Thanks for the excellent information.

HeidiSparks ,

Eh, so-so

The 60 second episodes from the beginning aren’t very informative, more common sense. The more recent episodes do have more information, and I appreciate the reviews BUT some of it does come off snobbish. I like to spend less on the room so I have more for the fun things in the cruise as well as more cruises. Not everyone has a ton of freebies because we do 10+ cruises a year, so more information for those of us on saving money, best deal for your dollar, etc.

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