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Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 01/10/2015

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Essential Cruise Tips

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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You are almost certainly paying more for your cruise than others in the same grade of cabin in the same place on the ship. Cruise passengers often compare how much they paid for their cabin and cruise, and I will show you how to be the person that paid the least for the same. These are how I make sure that I never pay more than I should when I am on a cruise.

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I share how I stumbled on the best way to solve issues and problems on a cruise - tested this a number of times and always works

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Discover why some 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.

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What Are The Greatest Cruises In The World? Find out in this latest episode if Essential Cruise Tips

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Should you pay your cruise off early, or are there benefits to be gained by paying it off before the final due date?

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There are 9 cruises that you need to book way in advance to avoid disappointment later. Do not end up kicking yourself later by not moving fast and early enough to book any of these 9 cruises

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What are the extras and add-ons available to you that you should splash out on or skip?

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7 Cruise Mistakes That Will Cost You Dearly if you are not careful. I discuss 7 easy-to-make and common cruising errors that cruise passengers make that ends up costing them money that could be spent on better and more enjoyable things. Many of these cruising slip-ups I learnt the hard way. Learn how to save money on your next cruise

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Here are some European River Cruise Tips and big river cruise no-nos, and things to avoid, based on the river cruises in Europe that I have done. These are the 10 things you really should not do when on a Europe River Cruise. I found out the hard way, so you do not have to.

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Gary Bembridge author of "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook" provides another 60-Second Cruise Tip. For more visit http://www.60secondcruisetips.com and subscribe free to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and TuneIn Radio

When heading off on a cruise you should assume your suitcase will be delivered to your cabin after the ship has departed, and so I always recommend to cruisers that they should pack the following into a carry-on bag rather than suitcases they hand in at check-in.

  • Your cruise tickets, most lines require you to check-in online and print off an eTicket.
  • Identity documents including passport and another photo ID, such as a driver’s license.
  • Credit card, or cash to cover on-board spend. You have to provide this when checking in. Some cruise lines do not take debit cards, so check in advance.
  • Valuables including electronic goods like cameras, tablets, smartphones and laptops and jewellery and watches.
  • Important documents like travel insurance documents, emergency contact numbers and copies of visas and vaccination certificates.
  • Things you may need before your bags arrive in your cabin, like swimwear if you want to swim or use the hot tub before the ship departs.
    Prescription medication.

A simple test is to think about what you would least like to go astray and what you want to do on the ship before your regular suitcase to arrives.