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Cruise Ship Godmother - Cruise Tip 94

Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 01/28/2016

How Do You Get The BEST CRUISE CABINS in Any Category? show art How Do You Get The BEST CRUISE CABINS in Any Category?

Essential Cruise Tips

Tips on how to get the very best cruise cabins in whatever cabin category you are cruising in: inside, Oceanview, balcony or suite. In every cruise cabin grade there are good and bad cabins. Make sure you get one the best cabins ion your next cruise by using these well-proven tips I use to ensure I always get a great cruise cabin every time

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6 Clear Signs Ocean Cruising Won't Start Until 2021 show art 6 Clear Signs Ocean Cruising Won't Start Until 2021

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In this big cruise update, there are 6 clear signs and indications that ocean cruising will not resume until 2021. I have observed 6 big indicators and barriers to cruise ships being able to and allowed to start sailing and cruising oceans around the world in 2020, and it will only be some time in 2021. Discover what these are and see if you agree.

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9 Cruise Port Day Essentials. Don’t Leave The Ship Without These. show art 9 Cruise Port Day Essentials. Don’t Leave The Ship Without These.

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There are 9 key things you need to pack and take out with you in every cruise port, whether you are self-touring or going on an excursion or tour. I take a look at the 9 essential items to pack for your day out in a cruise port to cover eventualities and everyday things you will face off the ship in a cruise port. Do you have any to add?

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6 Reasons USA CDC So Against Cruising Resuming show art 6 Reasons USA CDC So Against Cruising Resuming

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In this cruise update I look at the 5 main reasons the United States is against cruising resuming from USA ports and in their waters anytime soon. The CDC (Center For Disease Control and Prevention) are the body that decides if cruises can start up and they have 6 reasons they do not want to let cruising resume for some time. Find out what they are and why they think this way.

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PRINCESS CRUISES DIFFERENCE : 5 Unique Differences You Need to Know show art PRINCESS CRUISES DIFFERENCE : 5 Unique Differences You Need to Know

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I explore the Princess Cruises differences to other premium cruise lines they compete with, like Holland America, Cunard, Celebrity and P&O Cruises. I discuss the 5 unique differences I believe set Princess Cruises aside from those other lines. Every line has things is does differently, and these are the 5 Princess Cruises differences. I also discuss what Princess Cruises does the same, or very similar, to those other cruise lines

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What Makes CELEBRITY CRUISES Different To Other Cruise Lines ? show art What Makes CELEBRITY CRUISES Different To Other Cruise Lines ?

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What Makes CELEBRITY CRUISES Different To Other Cruise Lines  that they compete with, such as Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Cunard and P&O Cruises?

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10 Laws You Could Unwittingly Break Cruising show art 10 Laws You Could Unwittingly Break Cruising

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There are at least 10 laws that you could very easily, and unwittingly, break when you head back cruising when you are able to. In different ports, places and regions you cruise to their are a raft of sometimes little-known laws and customs that, if you break, could get you into very serious trouble. This could include prison sentences for some. I look at laws in some parts of the cruising world that you need to know about, including the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

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CRUISE UPDATE : Some Big Cruise Ships Resume Cruises show art CRUISE UPDATE : Some Big Cruise Ships Resume Cruises

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Some of the Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Group owned cruise lines made 12 key changes which have enabled some of their big ships (2,000 to 4,300 passenger cruise ships) to start sailing out of Germany. These changes are laying the template for more of their brands to start sailing across different regions of the world. I explore the 12 key changes implemented by these two large cruising corporations to their cruise brands based and operating out of Germany,

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SEABOURN CRUISES : Standout Differences You Need To Know About ! show art SEABOURN CRUISES : Standout Differences You Need To Know About !

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What are the 4 Biggest and most unique Differences You Need To Know About Seabourn Cruises, and what do they do similar to other ultra-luxury cruise lines they compete with, like Silversea and Regent Seven Seas. I discuss the on-board facilities, features, dining and others aspects of Seabourn cruises to reveal what I think they Seabourn Cruises do best and different to other lines

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BIG USA CRUISE UPDATE : Not The News You Were  Hoping for ? show art BIG USA CRUISE UPDATE : Not The News You Were Hoping for ?

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In this USA cruise update I look at the current situation of the cruise suspension in the USA and when the cruising shutdown is likely to be listed. I update and review the situation and outlook for cruising in and out of the USA in my latest video. Although some positive developments, mostly probably not news and updates you looking forward to. Will cruises start sailing again from mid-September? What is the status of the discussion between the CDC and cruise lines? Is there good or bad news

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In another episode of 60-Second Cruise Tips, Gary Bembridge, author of "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook", "Essential Cruise Tips" and "River Cruising Essential Tips and Tricks" shares another cruise tip. This time it is:
What is a ship’s Godmother?

It is a long-standing tradition for ships to have a “Godmother”. These are people who bless and name the ship and wish it, and all who travel on it, safe passage.

In recent times the choice of the Godmother has become a major marketing tool, as it can create additional PR and news coverage. The British Royal family have taken the role over many decades, including Katherine Duchess of Cambridge for Princess Cruises Royal Princess. Diana, Princess of Wales, having named an earlier incarnation. Her Majesty the Queen has named a number of ships including Cunard Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth, and P&O Cruises Britannia. Movies stars are another popular choice with people like Helen Mirran for P&O Ventura, Sophia Loren for MSC, Joanna Lumley for Viking Odin and Julie Andrews for Crystal Serenity. The role is usually taken by women, but not exclusively.

Godmothers usually bless and name the ship at extravagant red-carpet ceremonies designed to create hype and buzz for the new ship. A bottle of champagne or sparkling wine is broken across the bow of the ship, and it is considered bad luck if it does not smash. So much care is taken in planning to ensure it does.

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