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9 Scarce Cabins Those In The Know Always Grab First (Podcast)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

Release Date: 01/09/2023

Not Telling Your Cruise Line These 6 Things Could Sink Your Cruise! (Podcast #493) show art Not Telling Your Cruise Line These 6 Things Could Sink Your Cruise! (Podcast #493)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

I was driven to make this after I saw a series of issues blow up on cruise ships after people did not come clean with their cruise line, sometimes intentionally but more often because they hadn’t realised they needed to. The consequences of some were so severe that I’ve seen cruisers banned for life, refused embarkation, or being kicked off their ship during the cruise. In this video I help you to get cruising right by knowing what you should never hide from the cruise line, and why. Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams...

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3 Issues Driving Holland America Cruisers Crazy This Year (Podcast #492) show art 3 Issues Driving Holland America Cruisers Crazy This Year (Podcast #492)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

I recently embarked on Holland America Eurodam to host one of my group cruises with some trepidation, because I'd had past fans of Holland America telling me they were falling out of love with the line, based on three recent changes. So, I felt this would be the perfect opportunity to put these to the test, as I could tap into the thoughts of everyone on my group cruise. And, based on what we discovered, you’ll hear where we found the concerns about Holland America are right, where they are not, and why.   Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: and get exclusive Patron-only content,...

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I Put Indian Pacific Platinum I Put Indian Pacific Platinum "First Class" To The Test (Podcast #490)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

The Indian Pacific is one of the famous and costliest train journeys in the world travelling 2,700 miles (4,352 kilometres) between Sydney and Perth Australia. So, I had very high expectations, but before we even got on board, I started to have concerns as things were going wrong which would have been fine if it was just me and my partner travelling, but we had booked two cabins in the premium Platinum class carriages to take my mother-in-law on a special once-in-a-lifetime trip for her 80th birthday. Adding even more pressure for this to be perfect. Join me as I share our experience on this...

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Cruisers Don't Know Cabin Stewards Can Get All This For You (Podcast #489) show art Cruisers Don't Know Cabin Stewards Can Get All This For You (Podcast #489)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

One of the more frequently asked questions I see on cruise message boards is: “what can I ask my cabin steward to bring or do for me?”. As I keep seeing the same limited list of suggestions, I decided to make this as, based on my experience, I can see cruisers are missing out on many more things cabin stewards can do and bring.  Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams Visit my Tips For Travellers YouTube: 

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I Test Oceania's New Ship To See Why Cruisers Are So Unhappy (Podcast #488) show art I Test Oceania's New Ship To See Why Cruisers Are So Unhappy (Podcast #488)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

Oceania Cruises is one of my all-time favourite cruise lines, and so I was incredibly excited to try their new class of ships. Until I did. I went on Vista, the first of this new class, and despite many great things, that I will tell you about, there is (for me anyway, and some others I spoke to) one deal breaker that means I will be sticking to their older ships unless something changes. Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams Visit my Tips For Travellers YouTube: 

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So Many Caribbean Cruisers STILL Get These 5 Things Wrong (Podcast #487) show art So Many Caribbean Cruisers STILL Get These 5 Things Wrong (Podcast #487)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

I’ve just returned from back-to-back Caribbean cruises on two very different ships, the massive 6,000 passenger Symphony of the Seas and the smaller 1,200 passenger Oceania Vista. And on both, despite their dramatic differences, I was amazed how many people were still getting the same five things wrong that I’ve seen on every Caribbean cruise I’ve done over the years. I want to warn you about them, so you can avoid them. Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams Visit my Tips For Travellers YouTube: 

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Too Many Cruisers Are Missing Out On These Incredible Journeys. Are You? (Podcast #486) show art Too Many Cruisers Are Missing Out On These Incredible Journeys. Are You? (Podcast #486)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

Anyone close to cruising knows that cruise lines are incredibly involved with trains and train travel. Some even own and operate them, including some of the most famous and iconic ones, as you will hear. That’s why they really want us to do three things: book train travel before cruises, during cruises as excursions, and after the cruise. Welcome aboard. I'm Gary Bembridge, helping you to get cruising right, including those train trips and excursions your cruise line really wants us to do and why. Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and...

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5 Cruises You Should Stay Away From These Days. And Why (Podcast #485) show art 5 Cruises You Should Stay Away From These Days. And Why (Podcast #485)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

I told my friends not to book the cruise as it was one that I keep warning cruisers to stay well clear of as they almost always disappoint. But they insisted and sadly, three days before they were due to depart, what I feared would happen did. It was cancelled. I’m Gary Bembridge and I’m here to warn you about this and 5 cruises I suggest you NEVER book, along with tips of what to do instead - or how to reduce your risk if you really do want to do them. Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams Visit my Tips For Travellers...

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I Put The 5 Leading First Class I Put The 5 Leading First Class "Ship-In-Ships" To The Test (Podcast #484)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

Although most cruise reviewers say there are five, there are strictly speaking only two cruise lines that truly have a “ship-within-a-ship”. A fully self-contained world where passengers paying at least $500 per person a night for a suite are given the special entry card to a door that lets them step out of the regular cruise ship and into an exclusive VIP (Very Important Passenger) one. I have stayed on all 5 of them though and review and rank them. Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: and get exclusive Patron-only content, downloads and livestreams Visit my Tips For Travellers...

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I Cruise Silversea To See If Its New Owners Have RUINED It (Podcast #483) show art I Cruise Silversea To See If Its New Owners Have RUINED It (Podcast #483)

Gary Bembridge's Tips For Travellers

Four years ago, Royal Caribbean, best known for huge, good value resort ships, surprised many by buying Silversea known for ultra-luxury small ship cruising. Having cruised on it before the takeover, I decided I should return to see if the online reviews from other pre-takeover cruisers saying things like, "Not the same Silversea” and “Before it was sold, we thought Silversea was superb, well run, with delicious food. Not now” were right or not. So, I booked myself on Silver Spirit for a two-week cruise, and this is what I found. Become a Tips For Travellers Patron: and get exclusive...

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I look at 9 highly-sought after, and rare, cruise cabins that everyone wants for their cruising vacations because they have something unique, rare, or have added quirks or perks that make them more attractive than the others. So, which ones you should be quick off the mark to bag?

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