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Four Cruises to Avoid and Why #114

Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 03/30/2017

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In this episode of Essential Cruise Tips, cruise author and expert Gary Bembridge talks about four cruises that you should avoid and tells you why. These include cruises after dry dock, maiden voyages of new ships, short cruises in spring break and themed cruises with large groups.

This episode was inspired by an article on Cruise Fever: http://cruisefever.net/1123-cruises-to-avoid/

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