471 episodes

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.

Tips For Travellers Gary Bembridge

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    • 4.4 • 113 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.

    I Put The 5 Leading First Class "Ship-In-Ships" To The Test (Podcast #484)

    I Put The 5 Leading First Class "Ship-In-Ships" To The Test (Podcast #484)

    Although most cruise reviewers say there are five, there are strictly speaking only two cruise lines that truly have a “ship-within-a-ship”. A fully self-contained world where passengers paying at least $500 per person a night for a suite are given the special entry card to a door that lets them step out of the regular cruise ship and into an exclusive VIP (Very Important Passenger) one. I have stayed on all 5 of them though and review and rank them.
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    • 14 min
    I Cruise Silversea To See If Its New Owners Have RUINED It (Podcast #483)

    I Cruise Silversea To See If Its New Owners Have RUINED It (Podcast #483)

    Four years ago, Royal Caribbean, best known for huge, good value resort ships, surprised many by buying Silversea known for ultra-luxury small ship cruising. Having cruised on it before the takeover, I decided I should return to see if the online reviews from other pre-takeover cruisers saying things like, "Not the same Silversea” and “Before it was sold, we thought Silversea was superb, well run, with delicious food. Not now” were right or not. So, I booked myself on Silver Spirit for a two-week cruise, and this is what I found.
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    • 14 min
    5 Things You Won't Be Able To Do On Cruises This Year! (Podcast #482)

    5 Things You Won't Be Able To Do On Cruises This Year! (Podcast #482)

    There are five things I took for granted last year as a cruiser that have unexpectedly disappeared this year, the first massive one I experienced first-hand on a recent cruise. I was on the first leg of Silversea Silver Spirit’s 62-night Grand Voyage from Cape Town to Athens via the Seychelles, Dubai, and the Suez Canal. Find out what that was and the 4 others.
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    • 10 min
    6 Things "Polite" Passengers Do That Drive Cruise Crew Crazy! (Podcast #481)

    6 Things "Polite" Passengers Do That Drive Cruise Crew Crazy! (Podcast #481)

    I used to think of myself as a considerate cruise passenger, trying to be polite and help make the crews’ jobs simpler, easier, and more pleasant. But I’ve had to reappraise what I was doing after a crew member discreetly told me on this cruise that I am on that some were having the opposite effect, and could get them into trouble with their boss, affect their ability to get a promotion, and even whether their contract would get renewed. Surprised by this, I asked the cruise director, waiters, shore excursion staff, guest services, guest entertainers and speakers, and of course my stateroom attendant, what well-intentioned things I was doing on a cruise that I should stop, and importantly be doing instead. The answers were eye-opening.
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    • 13 min
    I Put Cunard's Controversial Class-Based Cruising To The Test (Podcast #480)

    I Put Cunard's Controversial Class-Based Cruising To The Test (Podcast #480)

    Cunard has the reputation of being the most class-based cruise line sailing today, keeping alive the tradition of grand old ocean liners from the Titanic era had of giving First-Class passengers, or what Cunard now call “The Grills”, a more rounded and top-notch experience vastly superior to that of all other guests.But is that the reality. I reveal what it is really like and why
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    • 12 min
    So Many Repositioning Cruisers Get These 5 Things Wrong (Podcast #480)

    So Many Repositioning Cruisers Get These 5 Things Wrong (Podcast #480)

    Cruise lines charge less per day for repositioning cruises than ANY of their other cruises, making them some of the most inexpensive and appealing to many cruisers. But I’ve met so many people on them discovering too late that being inexpensive alone is not a good reason for doing them, as they’d been caught out or fallen into some traps. The same ones I see repeatedly.
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Hamletrules ,

Helpful tips; a bit cruise centric lately

I love the truly practical tips, especially for anyone who’s done little travel. One of the best tips is the DK eyewitness travel guides. They are spectacular! Most episodes lately have seemed overwhelmingly cruise centric, which is ironic considering how late he came to the cruise game, but again the tips are extremely helpful and practical. Love the English accent but would also find it helpful if the information was a bit less Eurocentric. Overall, keep up the good work.

a-centers ,

LOVE!

I just recently discovered Gary and I have to say, I love his content! I’ve listened to a lot of travel podcasts, and I agree with other reviewers who find him refreshing in a saturated market of self-aggrandizing.

rosieflowerRE ,

This is the best source for tips on cruising

Gary is extremely knowledgeable about cruising & I feel fortunate that he shares all of that knowledge with us. Thank you Gary for sharing yourself, your knowledge & your personal cruise time making notes, filming, and producing these tips.

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