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Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 04/29/2015

What Does It Cost To Live FULL-TIME On A Cruise Ship? (podcast) show art What Does It Cost To Live FULL-TIME On A Cruise Ship? (podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

I explore what it takes and costs to live (or retire) full-time on a cruise ship by looking at the people who have done it, and the options we have for living on a cruise ship permanently!

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Cruise Ship Crew Want Us To Know These 6 Things (Podcast) show art Cruise Ship Crew Want Us To Know These 6 Things (Podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

You are about to discover 6 genuinely surprising cruise tips and cruise ship watch-outs I have been told about by talking to crew members on cruise ships

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There are 5 things that I hear about cruising frequently from regular cruisers, cruise sceptics and people interested in cruising but have never been. I explore these 5 things and lay out what the real situation is - good and bad

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Is There Really A Right Size Of Ship To Cruise On? (podcast) show art Is There Really A Right Size Of Ship To Cruise On? (podcast)

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Which is the best cruise ship size, and why? Big cruise ship or small cruise ship? There is a perfect cruise ship size for your cruising vacation. Discover what it is and why

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There are a number of topics and issues that cruise lines do not want to talk about, or are reluctant to, with cruise passengers. I think these 7 things should be spoken about more, and so lift the lid on them and why lines are so coy discussing them usually

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When I started cruising, I made many mistakes and on every cruise I go on I see first-time cruisers still making those very same mistakes I did on their first cruising vacation. This list of the 7 most important things every first-time cruise passenger must know and what to do should help!

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Key Gripes And Issues With Princess Cruises (Podcast) show art Key Gripes And Issues With Princess Cruises (Podcast)

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These are some gripes and issues I have with Princess Cruises having been in a few recent cruises with them, I review them and discuss if they are reasons to stop cruising with Princess Cruises

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Essential Cruise Tips

I was tired of seeing cruising tips that don't understand and reflect the reality of cruise passengers like me in magazines, newspapers and online. They seem to think that cruise passengers like me fall into a narrow stereotype of what they think we should or are. So, these are the tips that I think are for cruise passengers like me - and work as I have proven them to be right for me and others like me

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Should You Cruise On Celebrity Or Princess Cruises? (Podcast) show art Should You Cruise On Celebrity Or Princess Cruises? (Podcast)

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I am often asked is Princess Cruises or Celebrity Cruises better? Both of these premium cruise lines are popular and attract similar cruise travellers, but which offers the better cruise experience, value, ships and on-board facilities. I have cruised with both again recently, and this is what I found and think.

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5 Things Cruise Passengers Should Stop Doing, And Why (podcast) show art 5 Things Cruise Passengers Should Stop Doing, And Why (podcast)

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Discover how to have a more enjoyable cruise vacation every single time. How? By avoiding these 5 cruise mistakes I see cruise passengers repeatedly doing on every single cruise I have been on for the last 10 years. I’m going to tell you what they are, how to spot if you are doing them, and what to do if you ARE doing any of them

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How To Avoid Being Surrounded By Old People

Cruises have a reputation, especially among people who have not done one yet, of mostly being for old people. However, if you chose the right cruise line you will be surrounded by people just like you. The profile of people on board differs based on a combination of the destination, time of year and the line itself. Selecting the best match for you is essential. For example, you can cruise around the Mediterranean and Caribbean on the following:

  • Cunard or Holland America which offer a more formal and traditional cruising experience and is likely to have more older couples of 60 and above.
  • Royal Caribbean which provides high-energy resort attractions like rock climbing, ice skating and water slides and will be more full of families and young couples.
  • Seabourn, Crystal and Silversea which sail smaller ultra-luxury ships offering all-suites and butler service and attracts honeymoon couples, young and middle-aged professionals.
  • MSC Cruises and Costa that provide a youthful and multi-lingual experience and attract families and groups of young travellers from around the world.
  • Carnival Cruise Line which provides on-stop fun around the ship and attracts 20- and 30-somethings, dressed in shorts and t-shirts.

The best way to ensure you are surrounded by people like you is to do your research and chose the right line that matches you!