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070: Solo Cruise Saving Tips Part 3

Essential Cruise Tips

Release Date: 03/15/2015

Don’t Even Think About Packing These For Your Cruise (podcast) show art Don’t Even Think About Packing These For Your Cruise (podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

The worst packing mistakes that I see cruise passengers make and cruise packing mistakes to avoid as they could get you into trouble, have you disembarked, affect enjoyment of your cruise or items confiscated.

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4 Cruise Lines Running Rings Around Their Competitors! (PODCAST) show art 4 Cruise Lines Running Rings Around Their Competitors! (PODCAST)

Essential Cruise Tips

I look at the best cruise lines in each of the 4 main cruising categories and why they are the best choice right now, and why smart cruisers are choosing them over the other options.

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Viking Ocean Cruises Is NOT All I Thought It Was (Podcast) show art Viking Ocean Cruises Is NOT All I Thought It Was (Podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

Returning to Viking Ocean Cruises, I discovered 4 things I hadn’t appreciated last time, making me rethink and reappraise Viking Ocean cruises. It had a big impact on my thoughts about if I would consider returning to cruise on them, and who I would recommend them to

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All The Things I Get Free On A Cruise Just By Asking (podcast) show art All The Things I Get Free On A Cruise Just By Asking (podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

I guarantee there are loads of freebies and free stuff you, and other cruise passengers, are missing out on your cruise. Free Things you can get on a cruising vacation simply by asking for them, or just by doing something simple. No matter how often you go on a cruise ship, there will be some free cruise stuff you did not know about in this video!   ABOUT TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS: If you want to get cruising right, Tips For Travellers makes it easy to plan and have the incredible cruise experiences you dream of every time. All my Tips For Travellers advice, tips and tricks tips draw on...

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5 Small Changes That Made A HUGE Difference To My Cruises (Podcast) show art 5 Small Changes That Made A HUGE Difference To My Cruises (Podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

There are a few small things I do that significantly transform my cruises, including one tiny thing I did this week for my next cruise that took me less than 3 minutes and saved me almost $2,000. I have pulled all these small but transformative things I do together as I want to share with you five small and simple things that you can do that, I genuinely believe will transform your next cruise. There are 5 small and easy changes I made that have had a huge positive impact on my cruises and on-board experience. They have really improved my cruising no end. You should try these 5 things as I am...

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What Smart Cruisers All Do On Cruise EMBARKATION DAY (Podcast) show art What Smart Cruisers All Do On Cruise EMBARKATION DAY (Podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

Discover the things that smart and experienced cruise travellers have found works best to make for a stress-free, smooth and successful embarkation day. What you should do before, on the day, as soon as you are on board and on that first night to get the most of your first day boarding a cruise. ABOUT TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS: If you want to get cruising right, Tips For Travellers makes it easy to plan and have the incredible cruise experiences you dream of every time. All my Tips For Travellers advice, tips and tricks tips draw on everything that I have learnt on the 90 cruises I have done to...

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I Keep Cruising On Oceania Despite These Issues (Podcast) show art I Keep Cruising On Oceania Despite These Issues (Podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

I review and explore Oceania Cruises and looks at what they do the same and different to other similar lines – and why I like them and keep going back to them, and recommend Oceania Cruises to other cruise passengers ABOUT TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS: If you want to get cruising right, Tips For Travellers makes it easy to plan and have the incredible cruise experiences you dream of every time. All my Tips For Travellers advice, tips and tricks tips draw on everything that I have learnt on the 90 cruises I have done to date.

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The Dos And Don'ts Of PANAMA CANAL CRUISES! (Podcast) show art The Dos And Don'ts Of PANAMA CANAL CRUISES! (Podcast)

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Most people will do a Panama Canal once in their lifetime and, based on the multiple trips I have been fortunate to do, I have theses Do's and Don'ts for cruising the Panama Canal to help make sure you get what you can and should from that trip. I made many mistakes when I cruised the Panama Canal the first time, and since doing more Panama Canal transits I have seen other cruise passengers making the same mistakes. So, here are my Do's and Don'ts based on all of that. ABOUT TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS: If you want to get cruising right, Tips For Travellers makes it easy to plan and have the...

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Which Premium Cruise Line Is Top Of Their Game Right Now? (Podcast) show art Which Premium Cruise Line Is Top Of Their Game Right Now? (Podcast)

Essential Cruise Tips

I have revisited the 4 main classic premium cruise lines (Princess Cruises, Holland America, Celebrity Cruises and Cunard Cruise Line) to see how they have changed, what makes them different to each other and who they are now best for. Even if you think you know these lines, you may be surprised at how different they are to before.   ABOUT TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS: If you want to get cruising right, Tips For Travellers makes it easy to plan and have the incredible cruise experiences you dream of every time. All my Tips For Travellers advice, tips and tricks tips draw on everything that I have...

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I Cruised On A Non English-Speaking Cruise Line. Here's How It Went (Podcast) show art I Cruised On A Non English-Speaking Cruise Line. Here's How It Went (Podcast)

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I booked myself on a 3-week cruise on a foreign cruise line and started worrying about it. As it came closer, I grew increasingly apprehensive having done a few foreign non-English speaking cruises before. Some of which had not gone so well. But finally on this trip, I found out when going on a foreign cruise line cruise does and does not make sense. As you will find out.

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Solo Travellers Saving Money: Part Three

The cruising industry is looking at making cruising financially more attractive to solo travellers who usually have had to pay large surcharges to stay in cabins designed for twin occupancy.

Over the next few episodes I will share tips for solo travellers wanting to go cruising, for example:

Consider European river cruising.

Many of the river cruising lines, including Tauck and Uniworld, operating in Europe waive surcharges on many of their cruises through the year. This form of cruising usually offer more deals for solo guests than their ocean counterparts. It is with asking your travel agent to check which are offering deals when you want to travel and sign up for the email newsletters of lines to get alerts of deals.

Set up a Google alert for solo travel deals.

If you google “cruise deals for single travellers” or “cruise deals for solo travellers” you will find the latest deals. If you set up an alert and define how often you want to receive them (e.g. Weekly, daily etc) you will be alerted when lines are offering lower surcharges, or waiving them all together, on specific sailings or over a certain period.