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Advantages of Cruising - Cruise Tip 95

Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 02/11/2016

All The Virgin Voyages Reviews Gloss Over 6 BIG Issues (Podcast) show art All The Virgin Voyages Reviews Gloss Over 6 BIG Issues (Podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

Virgin Voyages has had a rush of cruise reviews but there are, in my view, 6 issues that most Virgin Voyages cruise reviews have under-played or glossed over, so in this I talk and show the 6 things that surprised me most about Virgin Voyages that have not been spoken about enough.

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Are The 5 Changes Princess Cruises Made Any Good? (Podcast) show art Are The 5 Changes Princess Cruises Made Any Good? (Podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

Princess Cruises has made 5 big changes to the way they do things. I test out if the changes to cruising made by Princess Cruises work for us as cruise passengers - and made some important discoveries that anyone considering going on a cruise vacation with Princess Cruises should know - including the ships, Princess Medallion, muster drills, dining and fares

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I Try Out 7 Things SMART CRUISERS Say They Always Do! (podcast) show art I Try Out 7 Things SMART CRUISERS Say They Always Do! (podcast)

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There are 7 things that I have seen people I consider to be smart cruisers do every time they go on a cruise to ensure an unforgettable cruising vacation. I put these 7 smart cruise tips and tricks to the test on a cruise to see how they fare and stack up. Find out how I get on and what I recommend based on that.

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Cruising On British Cruise Lines Is Different. Here’s Why (podcast) show art Cruising On British Cruise Lines Is Different. Here’s Why (podcast)

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Why don't more international cruise passengers choose to cruise on British cruise lines? Why do most stick to American and European cruise lines? Cruise passengers can cruise pretty much anywhere in the world they want to on a British line, with the possible exception of Antarctica, and yet very few book on British cruise lines. I booked myself on a series of British cruise line cruises to find out why. This is what I found out....

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5 Things That Also Make No Sense On A Cruise Ship! (Podcast) show art 5 Things That Also Make No Sense On A Cruise Ship! (Podcast)

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Discover some more 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. This is a follow to from my first video that looked at other things that do not make sense on a cruise ship

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Going On An Over-50s Cruise Taught Me 3 New Cruise Tricks (podcast) show art Going On An Over-50s Cruise Taught Me 3 New Cruise Tricks (podcast)

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I went on a cruise where you had to be over-50. This over-50s only cruise taught me three big lessons about cruising that I had not thought about before. Theses three tips are things every cruise passenger should do before they switch or try and new cruise lines, especially if from a cruise line that you really enjoy. If I had done these three things I may have made a very different decision before going on this Saga Cruise

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I Test Out If Viking Cruises Lives Up To All The Hype (podcast) show art I Test Out If Viking Cruises Lives Up To All The Hype (podcast)

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I review Viking Ocean Cruises and put the cruise line to the test to see what they offer, what they do different to other cruise lines - and to find out of Viking Ocean Cruise Lines are as good as their loyal fans say they are. I look at everything from the line, ships, facilities, cabins, service, and dining

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I Put Post-Covid Cruising To The ULTIMATE Test ! (podcast) show art I Put Post-Covid Cruising To The ULTIMATE Test ! (podcast)

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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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Cruise Solo Without Paying For Two! How Do I Do It? (podcast) show art Cruise Solo Without Paying For Two! How Do I Do It? (podcast)

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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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How To Meet The Most Interesting People On A Cruise (podcast) show art How To Meet The Most Interesting People On A Cruise (podcast)

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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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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:
The Advantages of Cruising

There are many advantages that cruising has over land-based vacations. The following are some of the key ones:

Inclusive fares. A cruise fare will include your accommodation, cruising from port to port, meals, and entertainment. Some premium lines also include drinks, gratuities and excursions.

You are likely to spend a fair amount on board on items like gratuities, drinks, excursions, gambling and Internet access. However, these are at your discretion.

Packing. You only have to pack before and at the end of the cruise and not every time you visit a new destinations you would have to do on land.

Travel time is part of your vacation. You are able to relax and enjoy the facilities of the ship as you sail between destinations. You do not loose time commuting to airports and sitting on planes or in your vehicle moving between places you are visiting.

Simplified immigration. If you are visiting multiple countries you do not have to line up and pass through immigration at each one. Once you have checked in and the line has your details and passport they handle the authorities in most cases, except when disembarking. You will just have to use your cruise card to swipe off and back onto the ship.

Visiting places difficult to see by land or get to by plane. There are some parts of the world that are best, easiest or can only be seen on a ship. This includes hard to access places like Alaska and the Norwegian Fjords or passing through the Panama and Suez Canals. There are also places like the Galapagos Islands, Arctic, Antarctica and some of the Polynesian islands in the Pacific Ocean that are hard or impossible to reach by commercial plane.

Overview of a region. Cruises can provide a good overview of the highlights and attractions of a region like the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asia by visiting up to seven different destinations in a week. It gives you a chance to get a feel for where you would like to go back and spend more time in. This would be hard to achieve on a land-based vacation as you would not have the time to get to and see as many places.

Wide variety to appeal to each member of your travel party. Ships and cruises have many options and choices available, including different cabin types and grades, activities, dining venues, entertainment and excursions. This means that different members of your travel party can enjoy very different experiences within the same shared trip. You do not have to make as many compromises and everyone has time to pursue their individual interests and passions but come together for meals and other joint activities.

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