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Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 06/02/2014

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Can a Post-Covid Shutdown cruise be fun, or are you paying for a much reduced cruising experience and should you wait until things are fully back to normal? I have been on my first cruise (on Viking Venus) since the cruise shutdown and I test out against the 7things that make a cruise fun, enjoyable and relaxing if a post-covid cruise meets them. This is what I found out.

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Solo Cruising can be costly, as you often have to pay the same as two people. I explore how I cruise solo without paying too much. My solo cruise tips and tricks to cruise without breaking the bank.

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Who is the most interesting person I have met on a cruise ship? A Celebrity? One of the crew? The captain? Or someone else?

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You are almost certainly paying more for your cruise than others in the same grade of cabin in the same place on the ship. Cruise passengers often compare how much they paid for their cabin and cruise, and I will show you how to be the person that paid the least for the same. These are how I make sure that I never pay more than I should when I am on a cruise.

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I share how I stumbled on the best way to solve issues and problems on a cruise - tested this a number of times and always works

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Discover why some things seem to make no sense on a cruise ship, and the reason on why it has been done that way. I look at things I have seen on cruise ships that seem a bit off, and share what I found out about why things that don't seem to make sense on a ship do, when you know why.

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What Are The Greatest Cruises In The World? Find out in this latest episode if Essential Cruise Tips

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Should you pay your cruise off early, or are there benefits to be gained by paying it off before the final due date?

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There are 9 cruises that you need to book way in advance to avoid disappointment later. Do not end up kicking yourself later by not moving fast and early enough to book any of these 9 cruises

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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.