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Essential Cruise Tips

Gary Bembridge

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Essential Cruise Tips
Essential Cruise 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".

Latest Episodes

6 Things You Can Get Free On A Cruise (By Asking)

How can you get free things on your next cruise, and get much more bang for your cruising bucks? I discuss the 6 main areas of cruise freebies that are available, if you go and ask for them or seek them out. They are not things that cruise brochures and websites usually reveal, or talk about. I tell you the things to focus on and how to get as many free things as you possibly can, including drinks, special food, gifts, spa treatments, better and improved cabins and more.

10 MIN2 days ago
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6 Things You Can Get Free On A Cruise (By Asking)

6 Best European River Cruise Lines

What are the best European river cruise lines? I discuss the 6, based on my numerous river cruises through Europe that I recommend that you consider for your first or next river cruise in Europe. I review and discuss lines ranging from premium to more value, and those in between. These are the 6 best river cruise lines to consider. Which one sounds right and best for you?

10 MIN1 weeks ago
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6 Best European River Cruise Lines

9 Biggest Pros and Cons Of Cruising To Iceland

Should you cruise to Iceland? If you want to visit Iceland what are the pros and cons of cruising over doing a land-based visit. There are many good things about taking a cruise, and I explore the 6 best pros of cruising to Iceland before looking at the 3 top things you need to consider that may make a land-based trip a better option for you.

10 MIN2 weeks ago
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9 Biggest Pros and Cons Of Cruising To Iceland

10 Best Bucket List Cruises In The World !

What are 10 essential and best must-do cruises and cruise destinations in the world? What do I believe are the very best cruising vacations and destinations that should be on your cruising bucket list? Based on my experience of doing 68 cruises around the world (at time of recording), I talk about the 10 very best cruises that I recommend anyone who loves or wants to do cruising should consider. How many have you done?

10 MIN3 weeks ago
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10 Best Bucket List Cruises In The World !

10 Things Not To Do On A Cruise Ship Balcony (Ever!)

Discover the 10 things that you should never do on a cruise ship balcony. Some of them are rules from the cruise line, which if you break you could find yourself thrown off your cruising vacation (or even banned by the cruise line for life!). Some are things that will make your and the other cruisers around you have a more enjoyable cruise. And some even could save you a lot of embarrassment....

8 MINAUG 23
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10 Things Not To Do On A Cruise Ship Balcony (Ever!)

9 Most Unusual, Surprising (And Some Rude) Cruises Ever

What are the unusual, surprising and even rude theme cruises that you can go on? I look at 9 of the theme cruises on the seas that you could go on (if they appeal!). Many groups and organisations charter entire cruise ships and run themed cruise vacations - some of which you may find very remarkable. Discover the 9 types of theme cruises many travellers may find surprising and unusual.

8 MINAUG 16
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9 Most Unusual, Surprising (And Some Rude) Cruises Ever

Paul Gauguin Cruises Tips. Key Watch-outs & Must-Knows Before Cruising

Paul Gauguin cruises sail out of Papeete Tahiti around the French Polynesian islands on 7 to 14 night cruising vacations. I travelled on a 7-night Society Islands cruise and spent time exploring what Paul Gauguin have to offer. In this I explore who they are, what they do well in my view, some watch-outs about the line and who I think they are best for and why.

10 MINAUG 9
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Paul Gauguin Cruises Tips. Key Watch-outs & Must-Knows Before Cruising

9 Top Cruise Hacks, Tricks And Tips For 2019 / 2020

I reveal my top and best cruise hacks, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your cruising vacation in 2019 and 2020. These cruising tips are things that I have learnt to help me get better cruise fares, save money on board a cruise ship, pack better and smarter, find the best cabin, find and save money on excursions and lots more. These are all proven and should help you. Enjoy these cruising hacks, tips and tricks.

10 MINAUG 2
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9 Top Cruise Hacks, Tricks And Tips For 2019 / 2020

Saga Cruises Spirit of Discovery Ship : 8 Must-Knows And A Key Watch-Out

Saga Cruises launched Spirit of Discovery in July 2019, the first of two sister cruise ships (Spirit of Adventure in 2020). These are the first new-build ships for cruising ever for Saga, why had previously bought and refurbished existing cruise ships. The Spirit of Discovery holds 999 passengers and in this I discuss the 8 things that I think are best about the ship, and show and explain why. I also talk about one major watch-out and issue that could stop you from cruising.

11 MINJUL 26
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Saga Cruises Spirit of Discovery Ship : 8 Must-Knows And A Key Watch-Out

Should a Tahiti French Polynesia Cruise be On Your Buckey List?

Do you have a cruise or travel bucket list? If so, should a French Polynesia cruise be on that list? In this I discuss the Tahiti and French Polynesia region and review what I think are the 4 pros and the 4 cons of cruising that I believe you should consider as you consider this as a cruising vacation option. It is unique, different and beautiful. But, is it worth going all the way there?

10 MINJUL 19
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Should a Tahiti French Polynesia Cruise be On Your Buckey List?

Latest Episodes

6 Things You Can Get Free On A Cruise (By Asking)

How can you get free things on your next cruise, and get much more bang for your cruising bucks? I discuss the 6 main areas of cruise freebies that are available, if you go and ask for them or seek them out. They are not things that cruise brochures and websites usually reveal, or talk about. I tell you the things to focus on and how to get as many free things as you possibly can, including drinks, special food, gifts, spa treatments, better and improved cabins and more.

10 MIN2 days ago
Comments
6 Things You Can Get Free On A Cruise (By Asking)

6 Best European River Cruise Lines

What are the best European river cruise lines? I discuss the 6, based on my numerous river cruises through Europe that I recommend that you consider for your first or next river cruise in Europe. I review and discuss lines ranging from premium to more value, and those in between. These are the 6 best river cruise lines to consider. Which one sounds right and best for you?

10 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
6 Best European River Cruise Lines

9 Biggest Pros and Cons Of Cruising To Iceland

Should you cruise to Iceland? If you want to visit Iceland what are the pros and cons of cruising over doing a land-based visit. There are many good things about taking a cruise, and I explore the 6 best pros of cruising to Iceland before looking at the 3 top things you need to consider that may make a land-based trip a better option for you.

10 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
9 Biggest Pros and Cons Of Cruising To Iceland

10 Best Bucket List Cruises In The World !

What are 10 essential and best must-do cruises and cruise destinations in the world? What do I believe are the very best cruising vacations and destinations that should be on your cruising bucket list? Based on my experience of doing 68 cruises around the world (at time of recording), I talk about the 10 very best cruises that I recommend anyone who loves or wants to do cruising should consider. How many have you done?

10 MIN3 weeks ago
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10 Best Bucket List Cruises In The World !

10 Things Not To Do On A Cruise Ship Balcony (Ever!)

Discover the 10 things that you should never do on a cruise ship balcony. Some of them are rules from the cruise line, which if you break you could find yourself thrown off your cruising vacation (or even banned by the cruise line for life!). Some are things that will make your and the other cruisers around you have a more enjoyable cruise. And some even could save you a lot of embarrassment....

8 MINAUG 23
Comments
10 Things Not To Do On A Cruise Ship Balcony (Ever!)

9 Most Unusual, Surprising (And Some Rude) Cruises Ever

What are the unusual, surprising and even rude theme cruises that you can go on? I look at 9 of the theme cruises on the seas that you could go on (if they appeal!). Many groups and organisations charter entire cruise ships and run themed cruise vacations - some of which you may find very remarkable. Discover the 9 types of theme cruises many travellers may find surprising and unusual.

8 MINAUG 16
Comments
9 Most Unusual, Surprising (And Some Rude) Cruises Ever

Paul Gauguin Cruises Tips. Key Watch-outs & Must-Knows Before Cruising

Paul Gauguin cruises sail out of Papeete Tahiti around the French Polynesian islands on 7 to 14 night cruising vacations. I travelled on a 7-night Society Islands cruise and spent time exploring what Paul Gauguin have to offer. In this I explore who they are, what they do well in my view, some watch-outs about the line and who I think they are best for and why.

10 MINAUG 9
Comments
Paul Gauguin Cruises Tips. Key Watch-outs & Must-Knows Before Cruising

9 Top Cruise Hacks, Tricks And Tips For 2019 / 2020

I reveal my top and best cruise hacks, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your cruising vacation in 2019 and 2020. These cruising tips are things that I have learnt to help me get better cruise fares, save money on board a cruise ship, pack better and smarter, find the best cabin, find and save money on excursions and lots more. These are all proven and should help you. Enjoy these cruising hacks, tips and tricks.

10 MINAUG 2
Comments
9 Top Cruise Hacks, Tricks And Tips For 2019 / 2020

Saga Cruises Spirit of Discovery Ship : 8 Must-Knows And A Key Watch-Out

Saga Cruises launched Spirit of Discovery in July 2019, the first of two sister cruise ships (Spirit of Adventure in 2020). These are the first new-build ships for cruising ever for Saga, why had previously bought and refurbished existing cruise ships. The Spirit of Discovery holds 999 passengers and in this I discuss the 8 things that I think are best about the ship, and show and explain why. I also talk about one major watch-out and issue that could stop you from cruising.

11 MINJUL 26
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Saga Cruises Spirit of Discovery Ship : 8 Must-Knows And A Key Watch-Out

Should a Tahiti French Polynesia Cruise be On Your Buckey List?

Do you have a cruise or travel bucket list? If so, should a French Polynesia cruise be on that list? In this I discuss the Tahiti and French Polynesia region and review what I think are the 4 pros and the 4 cons of cruising that I believe you should consider as you consider this as a cruising vacation option. It is unique, different and beautiful. But, is it worth going all the way there?

10 MINJUL 19
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Should a Tahiti French Polynesia Cruise be On Your Buckey List?