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Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 06/02/2014

What Smart Cruisers ALL Do On CRUISE DISEMBARKATION DAY (Podcast) show art What Smart Cruisers ALL Do On CRUISE DISEMBARKATION DAY (Podcast)

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I keep seeing cruise passengers making the same cruise disembarkation mistakes and have looked at what smart cruisers do to make it easier, less stressful and successful - making disembarkation more fun and not a wasted day - and these are the 7 things that they all do ABOUT TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS: If you want to get cruising right, Tips For Travellers makes it easy to plan and have the incredible cruise experiences you dream of every time. All my Tips For Travellers advice, tips and tricks tips draw on everything that I have learnt on the 94 cruises I have done to date.

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8 Secrets The Cruise Lines Are Hiding In Plain Sight (podcast) show art 8 Secrets The Cruise Lines Are Hiding In Plain Sight (podcast)

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I look at 8 things we cruise passengers see all the time on cruise ships but don’t realise they are there, what they mean nor the significance of them.

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The Problem With Cruise Gratuities Today (podcast) show art The Problem With Cruise Gratuities Today (podcast)

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I look at the issue of cruise gratuities and how tipping cruise ship crew has become more complicated and what the lines are really using them for, and my 4 principles for cruise gratuities these days

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Are The Recent Critics Right About Cunard Queen Mary 2? (podcast) show art Are The Recent Critics Right About Cunard Queen Mary 2? (podcast)

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I cruised on Cunard Queen Mary 2 to see if the ship is as rundown and poorly maintained as many recent critics have claimed, and explore what the ship is like today. Here's what I found: the good and bad

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I Face Everyone's Fears On A Cunard Transatlantic Crossing (podcast) show art I Face Everyone's Fears On A Cunard Transatlantic Crossing (podcast)

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I explore the 3 biggest concerns and fears people tell me they have about doing a Transatlantic Crossing on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 between Southampton and New York during my latest Crossing.

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Not Getting CRUISE CABIN UPGRADES? You’ve Not Tried This Then (podcast) show art Not Getting CRUISE CABIN UPGRADES? You’ve Not Tried This Then (podcast)

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There are 9 ways to get upgraded on a cruise. I talk about how I don’t use the ways most cruise passengers try to get upgraded on a cruise, and the techniques I have found are more successful at being upgraded on a cruise as fewer are trying them

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I Try A Cruise Line People Say Is Going DOWNHILL Fast (podcast) show art I Try A Cruise Line People Say Is Going DOWNHILL Fast (podcast)

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I booked a cruise on this line that everyone told me is going downhill quickly since they have been sold to new owners. Here is what I discovered

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I Sent My Friend To The Worst Mediterranean Cruise Ports. Why? (podcast) show art I Sent My Friend To The Worst Mediterranean Cruise Ports. Why? (podcast)

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I was helping my friend Winnie plan her first Mediterranean cruise. She said she wanted a cruise that went to the best ports and avoided the worst. It was an impossible task so I sent her to these

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People Still Fall For These 5 Mediterranean Cruise Traps! (podcast) show art People Still Fall For These 5 Mediterranean Cruise Traps! (podcast)

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I explore the 6 Mediterranean cruise traps and blunders that cruise passengers fall into when thinking of cruising in the Mediterranean. Inspired by when a friend of mine wanted to cruise the Mediterranean for the first time and I saw all the mistakes she was about to make.

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12 Things You Must NEVER Do In Your Cruise Cabin (Podcast) show art 12 Things You Must NEVER Do In Your Cruise Cabin (Podcast)

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There are 12 things we are not allowed to do, or get up to, in our cruise cabin. Here is what they are and why

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Gary Bembridge author of "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook" provides another 60-Second Cruise Tips. For more visit http://www.60secondcruisetips.com and http://www.tipsfortravellers.com/cruise-travelers-handbook

River cruising has a reputation of being for older passengers, but it’s less about age and more around what kind of travel people like doing.  River cruising suits people who want everything organized for them on a vacation.  Those who don’t want to have to worry about finding the right hotel, organizing tours, the right place to eat and managing different currencies and exchange rates.  It is ideal for travellers who want the hassle and vacation planning taken away. Every detail from departure to arrival is sorted out for them. 

River cruising is a very supportive way to travel as you are met at the airport, taken to the ship, unpack and everything is taken care of. The fares are usually all-inclusive and include meals, drinks, tours and often gratuities. This is why it has traditionally attracted travellers who have previously enjoyed escorted touring where everything has been carefully screened and planned. 

It is an uncomplicated way to explore a region and is becoming popular with travellers wanting to see a region and get a feel for the culture, history, art and food in a region in an uncomplicated way.