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Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 10/10/2014

Cruise Agents Want Us To Know About this! (podcast) show art Cruise Agents Want Us To Know About this! (podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

When I learned that three quarters of all cruises are booked by cruise travel agents, I asked them to reveal the things they see cruise passengers repeatedly get wrong or make mistakes about and the 9 things they want us to know as they are guaranteed to make our cruising experiences so much better   Become a Patron on Patreon and get perks:

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What's Got BETTER & WORSE Since I Started Cruising? (Podcast #353) show art What's Got BETTER & WORSE Since I Started Cruising? (Podcast #353)

Essential Cruise Tips

I explore what has got better, worse and stayed the same since my first cruise in 2004 and the 100th cruise that I recently did. Looking back some of the changes surprised even me who lived through them! This is one of a series of three videos drawing on all the experience form doing 100 cruises. Become a Tips For Travellers Patron:   Tips For Travellers YouTube:

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Going On 100 Cruises Taught Me 7 CRUCIAL Cruise Tricks (Podcast #352) show art Going On 100 Cruises Taught Me 7 CRUCIAL Cruise Tricks (Podcast #352)

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I have just taken my 100th cruise and I have been asked by so many cruise passengers and cruising fans what are the biggest things I have learnt about cruising over all those trips. Here are the 7 biggest ones. Some may surprise. I hope so. This is the first of a series of videos I have made to mark hitting this milestone.   Become a Tips For Travellers Patron:   Tips For Travellers YouTube:

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Essential Cruise Tips

I love cruising and I love Christmas, and so putting them together sounded like a perfect combination. But was it? Discover what I found out about cruising over the Christmas holidays!   Become a Patron on Patreon and get perks:

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I Run Rings Around The Latest CRUISE RIP OFFS (You Can Too) (Podcast) show art I Run Rings Around The Latest CRUISE RIP OFFS (You Can Too) (Podcast)

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Now more than ever cruise lines are looking how to get more money from cruise passengers than ever before. I look at 10 things they are doing to extract more cash from us today that I think are rip offs and what I do to reduce or avoid them so all you can too.   Become a Patron on Patreon and get perks:

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I Took A Cruiser Back On A Line He HATED First Time! Here's How It Went (podcast) show art I Took A Cruiser Back On A Line He HATED First Time! Here's How It Went (podcast)

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I took my partner (Mark) back on a cruise line he is not a fan of at all based on our Alaska trip 4 years ago, hoping he will like the changes they've made since then so I don't always have to cruise solo on them! Here's how it went - and what I learnt about Holland America and taking cruisers back on lines they've not fans of!   Become a Patron on Patreon and get exclusive content and other perks:

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6 Unwelcome Changes Cruise Lines Making This Year (podcast) show art 6 Unwelcome Changes Cruise Lines Making This Year (podcast)

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In this video, I look at six mind-blowing cruise changes that are have or are going to happen this year. These changes will majorly affect every cruisers' vacation plans, so make sure you are in the know! From new ships to updates to onboard experiences, these changes are going to radically change the way cruisers travel. Watch this video to find out what's coming your way this year! These are 6 changes that are happening to cruise ships and cruising that I think will change the way we cruise this year and into next. Some of them are big and obvious and had a lot of coverage, but others are...

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Solo Cruising How Do I Do It Cheaper, Smarter & Better? (Podcast) show art Solo Cruising How Do I Do It Cheaper, Smarter & Better? (Podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

As 9 put of 10 of my cruises are as a solo passenger, I am frequently asked to share my tips on how to travel cheaper and avoid the large 100% supplement most lines charge, how to avoid being left out or feeling lonely and make the most of cruising as a solo traveller. Become a Patron on Patreon and get perks:

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Cruise Ship Casinos: What You Need To Know BEFORE Playing (Podcast) show art Cruise Ship Casinos: What You Need To Know BEFORE Playing (Podcast)

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I delve into gambling in cruise ship casinos to discover how to play, what to focus on and how cruise passengers use gambling to unlock perks, freebies, heavily discounted and free cruises – without seemingly gambling much money. Whether you are a small and timid player of slot machines or a big fan of playing the tables, you will discover all you need to know before playing. Become a Patron on Patreon and get perks:  

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I look at dining in the Main Dining Room on a cruise ship, and the many watch outs, must knows, tips and tricks. It is not straight-forward as many cruisers think Become a Patron on Patreon and get perks:

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Shareholder benefits


If you own shares in a cruise line you may be able to get on-board benefits when you sail with them. Stock exchange listed companies, like Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, offer these perks.

In order to receive them you have to own a minimum number of shares (usually 100), contact the line before you travel to request them and provide proof that you own their stock. 

They do not make it easy to claim the perk so start the process well in advance of travelling. To how to get them check the line’s corporate pages or search on Google for “(name of cruise line) stockholder benefits".

The benefits change over time so stay up to date of what they are currently offering. Some examples of the additional benefits have been:
    •    Carnival: $250 on-board credit for cruises of over 14 days
    •    Norwegian Cruise Line: $100 on-board credit for cruise of over 7 days

These benefits should not be the main reason for buying cruise line shares and you must make considered investment decisions before investing money. You also need to be aware that they can change their policy and requirements at any time.