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Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 12/16/2014

7 EU GUIDELINES FOR CRUISING To Resume You May Not Like show art 7 EU GUIDELINES FOR CRUISING To Resume You May Not Like

Essential Cruise Tips

In a major cruise update, the European Union issued a 49-page document with guidelines for cruise lines for restarting cruising across Europe. This comprehensive set of cruising guidelines was developed with input from CLIA (Cruise Line Association) and over 30 Cruise lines executives. I discuss 7 areas of note that I think cruise passengers may have some issues with, including travellers over 65, itinerary proposals, screening, masks, dining, social distancing, pool, hot tubs and more

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What Are Cruise Ships Doing During The Shutdown ? show art What Are Cruise Ships Doing During The Shutdown ?

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I look at the 5 things that cruise ships are actually are doing during the cruise suspension to date It has been 6 months since the cruise suspension took place, what are the almost 300 cruise ships actuially doing and where are they?

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How To Stay Well On A Cruise. Avoid Cruise Ship Illness Outbreaks show art How To Stay Well On A Cruise. Avoid Cruise Ship Illness Outbreaks

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How can you stay well on a cruise and cruise ship, and make sure (or at least give yourself the best chance) of avoiding any cruise ship illness outbreaks? Although unusual, and with lower overall chance than on land, when a virus illness like norovirus, influenza or more recently coronavirus breaks out it gets a lot of publicity and attention.

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8 Ways Your Job Could Unlock Cheaper Cruise Fares! show art 8 Ways Your Job Could Unlock Cheaper Cruise Fares!

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Your job, or the industry you work in, could mean you can cruise for less. Many cruise lines offer fare discounts or extra benefits, like on-board credit, for a wide range of jobs and industries. Your could be saving a lot of money on your cruises. I talk about the 8 main jobs and industries where you could get cheaper cruise fares, the cruise lines to focus on for each and 4 key tips on how to get discounts based on your job.

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Cruise Line Loyalty: Pros and Cons Of Being Loyal To A Cruise Line? show art Cruise Line Loyalty: Pros and Cons Of Being Loyal To A Cruise Line?

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What are the pros and cons of staying loyal to a cruise line? I explore the best and worst things to being cruise line loyal. Most cruise lines have a cruise loyalty program where you can build up tours and benefits based on the number of nights you cruise with them. But, is it really worth building up status on a cruise line, or are the perks and loyalty benefits not worth it? I explore the 2 worst things and the 6 best things, where the downsides could out-weight the upsides.

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8 Big Cruise Downsides, And How To Deal With Them show art 8 Big Cruise Downsides, And How To Deal With Them

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What are the downsides of cruising? The worst things and negatives of a cruise vacation? I explore the issues that cruising causes and the challenges, hassles or issues that cruise passengers face - and how to best deal with them. Not everything about cruising is bad, of course

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Should you Do Cruise Line Excursions? Yes or No? show art Should you Do Cruise Line Excursions? Yes or No?

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I look at the Pros and Cons of cruise line excursions, and look at the best reasons for booking and doing your port tours with the cruise line, and the reasons for not doing excursions with the cruise lines. Many travellers use cruise line tours as it is convenient and easy, and they like the guarantee that the ship will not depart until all of their tours are back, even if running late.

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European Versus Mekong River Cruises. Just How Different Are They? show art European Versus Mekong River Cruises. Just How Different Are They?

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Just how different is a European River cruise and a Mekong River cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia? I take a look at the key similarities and differences and the things that surprised me as I had expected them to be very different but were not. A Europe river cruise and Mekong river cruise are great travel and cruising experiences and this will help you understand what to expect from both.

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7 Best Things About Cruising ? show art 7 Best Things About Cruising ?

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What are the best things about cruising, and why? With 77 cruises done to date, I share what I think good things, the pros and the positives are about cruising in my opinion, and why. I look at many aspects from who they cater for, where they go, what they offer and more. Do you agree with these?

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Mekong River Cruise. 4 Key Things You Really Need To Know ! show art Mekong River Cruise. 4 Key Things You Really Need To Know !

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Discover the 4 essential things you need to know about a Mekong River cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia. I was invited by CroisiEurope to cruise on the Indochine II between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap on a classic Mekong River cruise itinerary. Along the way I discovered four things that I think anyone interested in, or considering doing, a Mekong River cruise needs to know. I explore what the river is, where it goes, best times to go, the main experiences and sights and what you can expect

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6 Money Saving Tips

I am always asked how cruisers can save money on board. You can be sure that the line will be working hard to get you to spend money and you need to budget and ensure you monitor and track your spending.

The following are five tips on savings to help you stay within budget:

  1. Compare arranging your own flights, pre and post trip accommodation and transfers to and from the ship. You can often beat cruise line prices.
  2. Research the ports you will be visiting before departing and plan some self-touring or alternative inexpensive independent provider tours.
  3. Return to the ship for meals if self-touring rather than buying food on land.
  4. Use the shuttle bus and public transport instead of taxis. You will always find other passengers who are also finding their own way around or have been to the port before to assist. The local tourism office will also help.
  5. Review the packages offered on embarkation day and assess if you can save or budget better by purchasing these. The most common ones offering the best discounts are for drinks, Internet and excursions.

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