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Cruise expert, author and writer Gary Bembridge provides hints, tips and advice about all forms of cruising and ports in this series of short and helpful shows. For more visit http://www.tipsfortravellers.com and look for his books "The Cruise Traveler's Handbook", "Essential Cruise Tips" and "River Cruising: Essential Tips".
 
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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…
 
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.By Gary Bembridge Essential Cruise Tips
 
6 cruises to avoid and steer clear of, when you next go on a cruise again. Don't waste your money on these 6 cruises I am going to warn you about. When choosing a cruise to go on, you need to pick one where you will have the greatest chance of having an incredible experience, for all the right reasons. Some of the cruises to avoid you may be surpri…
 
Cruise Cabin mistakes and screw ups to avoid. Choosing a cruise cabin is much more important than any cruise passengers think. Not all cabin are equal, even in the same grade. Many cruisers say to me that a cruise cabin, or cruise stateroom as some cruise lines call them, is not that important as they do not intend to spend any time in them. Discov…
 
Royal Caribbean is the world’s second largest cruise line (based on number of passengers). I explore what you need to know and some key watch outs if you are considering cruising with Royal Caribbean. I discuss things like what a Royal Caribbean resort cruise ships is like, what their best and worst features are, who they are best for, what sorts o…
 
I share the 7 things you need to know about Norwegian Cruise Line. The things that make Norwegian Cruise Line different or unique to other cruise lines, and what they offer cruise passengers. The 7 things Norwegian Cruise Lines does that you need to know including looking at their on-board cruise experience, facilities, cabin options, which Norwegi…
 
In this latest cruise news update, I dive into a USA Cruise Update looking at why the restart of cruising is being looked at in a totally different way, despite what the CDC said recently about the Framework For Conditional Sailing about how cruising can resume in the USA - and what impact it has on when cruises can start in the USA.…
 
I explore why cruises have, and are, being treated differently to other travel? And look at if there really is a double standard, if cruising is being treated unfairly, or just about right based on what cruises and cruising is and is not. And why it may help cruising return and bounce backBy Gary Bembrideg Essential Cruise Tips
 
In this latest cruise update, as news broke that 8 lines were cancelling their cruises into June and July, along came unexpected and truly remarkable developments that look to be (at last) game changing on restart dates. Although in what remains a roller coaster ride, as all that excitement built, Disney threw a wobbly ball into the mix for USA cru…
 
What is the latest on cruising and vaccines? Cruising vaccinations is a hot , and divisive, topic. Will you need to have a vaccine to cruise? What about people who do not want to be vaccinated to go cruising? There are 6 key questions that you should be asking and need to know about when it comes to cruising and vaccination. I explore what you shou…
 
In this latest cruise update, I look at 5 news and trends that confirm that the best-laid plans by cruise lines and cruise passengers for the rest of 2021 are unravelling and changing. What is happening and why will it continue, making lots of changes to cruise schedules and plans.By Gary Bembridge Essential Cruise Tips
 
I discuss the 6 latest updates on river cruising, focused on European river cruises but also looking at USA, Asia and Africa. What is going on and the outlook for European river cruising this year? How many ships will return to service and when? What is complicating the return of river cruises?By Gary Bembridge Essential Cruise Tips
 
In this cruise update: Are the dark clouds that have been looming over cruising starting to lift? I look at what has happened to make Cruise Line executives be more upbeat and optimistic, despite on-going massive losses, having to raise more money to keep them going and with many just cancelling cruising until June, including Carnival, Disney, Wind…
 
In this cruise update, I look at a series of inevitable and unavoidable changes that are about to happen in the world of cruising. Things that will affect you and me as a travellers and cruisers in ways we may not entirely be ready for. Join me as I explore these, and look at the impact they will have on when, how, where and with what restrictions …
 
Many people have ask me if they should consider cruising on the new Virgin Voyages cruise line. They launched at the worst time possible, just as the pandemic started to sweep across the world. However, I was one of the few fortunate people to spend time and actually get to stay on their first ship, Scarlet Lady, before lockdown. I am Gary Bembridg…
 
What should you be doing if one of this year, or next, cruises gets cancelled from here onwards? I discuss what you now need to consider and what you should be doing based on whether you have just paid deposit or the final balance. Things have changed and steps you may have taken with booking a cruise is different from just a few months, or even we…
 
In this packed Tips For Travellers cruise update, I discuss disappointing and bad news cruising updates and cruise news including Canada banning cruise ships until 2022 so that means Alaska season will have to be cancelled, a strict and far-reaching mask ruling by the CDC, why vaccines to cruise is growing, the real ban in children on cruising vers…
 
Are there any good cruise news stories, good cruise updates or developments in cruising? Or is it really still just an endless round of cruising cancellations and cruising gloom ? In this cruise update I sweep aside the news of cancellations, delays and uncertainty about cruising to talk about 5 of the biggest, brightest and most exciting good news…
 
Do you want to cruise in 2021? I explore why you may be going about it in totally the wrong way. I discuss what I am doing to escape the on-going cycle of cruise booking, cruise cancellations, getting cancelled cruise refunds or cruise future cruise credit, and how you can ensure that you can go cruising in 2021 and be able to guarantee you will be…
 
Discover the 7 reasons you should be looking at 2022 and not 2021 cruises, including the surprising news that the cruise lines agree with this too! In this episode of Tips For Travellers, I look at why booking 2022 cruising vacations (or even 2023 cruises) and avoiding committing to 2021 right now and waiting, no matter how eager you are to go crui…
 
In this cruise update I explore what the latest progress on when cruises will resume and cruising will start again out of the United States, the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. As we enter 2021 in this latest cruise news update I explore at how cruise lines are doing to meet the requirements and stages of the CDC Framework For Conditional Sa…
 
Has the pandemic taken the “fun” out of cruising forever? I explore which of the 13 big changes cruise lines have made to be able to resume cruising around the world, are here to stay. And which changes will be dropped as the risks from the pandemic eases., and answer the question - will the changes being made to cruising take the fun out of cruisi…
 
Discover the 7 long-established cruise traditions that are ending. Many cruisers are desperately hoping that cruising will return to how it was. Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to enjoy everything that we may have loved as cruising returns. But, it is not all bad news! Some of the more annoying cruising traditions are also being swept aw…
 
In this cruise news updates I review a surprising CDC intervention against cruising, why April looks like when cruises will really resume among more cancellation news, lots of progress in the UK, what Caribbean ports are saying and doing about cruises calling again, cruise lines cash burn and much, much more. I am Gary Bembridge, and this is anothe…
 
In this latest massive and extended cruise update, I discuss the biggest and latest cruise news updates including some huge news and fall-out from the SeaDream Caribbean cruise outbreak, dramatic news like Carnival cancelling cruises out of USA ports until at least end of January 2021 and why, latest on cancellations from lines offering multi-count…
 
In this latest cruise update, I look at the latest big cruise news updates including some dramatic news like a Covid issue on the first cruse in the Caribbean, what impact vaccines will have on your cruising plans for 2021, latest on volunteering for the test cruises in the USA, why cruise lines are taking cruises longer than 7 night off sale, prom…
 
In this cruise update, I look at 6 of the biggest and latest cruise news updates and explore what is now happening on resumption of cruising and cancellations in the USA after the CDC No-sail order lapsed and was replaced with the Framework for Conditional Sailing. I also look at the state of cruising in Europe as cases surge and Italy, France, Spa…
 
I examine and discuss the lifting of the USA No-Sail order for cruising by the CDC, and look at the Framework For Conditional Sailing that has replaced this no-sail cruise order. While many cruise passengers are celebrating and excited that the no-sail order has been lifted, the new Framework does not actually allow cruises to resume, nor sets a da…
 
Here are the 6 breaking cruise news stories that you need to know about, including the CDC in the United States dialling up it’s advice against cruising, 3 huge new challenges cruises that have resumed are now dealing with, what a Royal Caribbean cruise is actually going to be like, a big surprise financial bail out for the cruise lines and more.…
 
In this latest cruise news update, I discuss the 6 recent big cruising news updates and stories and look at what they mean for us as cruise passengers and cruising fans. The cruise updates include the good news that Caribbean cruises are resuming if you want to, the impact a new ban will have on Carnival resuming cruises out of USA ports, what the …
 
What are the best vacation options for cruisers while we can't cruise, or even don't want to cruise for a while. I look at the 6 very best alternatives to cruising that draw on the best parts of cruising, what makes a cruise vacation and avoids some of the things that cruise passengers prefer to avoid on their cruising vacation. These are all thing…
 
Have you booked, or are thinking of booking, cruises for next year or beyond? You need to proceed carefully if you are. I recommend 3 big questions you need to ask yourself, your travel agent or the cruise line before you book, and if you have ask these before it is too late to make some mistakes you will regret. BECOME A TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS MEMBER…
 
As cruises hare restarted, cruise passengers are only allowed to leave the ship in port on cruise line excursions. The lines argue this is to protect passengers from being infected in port, and for people in ports also protected. This has caused a lot of debate by cruise passengers who feel cruise line excursions are too limiting, they prefer to se…
 
The shape of cruising out of the United States in the coming months of 2020 has become clearer through a series of announcements and revelations by the cruise lines, including the world’s largest cruise line (Carnival) finally going public on what cruise passengers can expect on their ships when they start sailing, adding to what Royal Caribbean an…
 
Why are many cruisers, including cruise lovers are regulars, saying they will not cruise on the channel and on various cruise sites and in cruising chat rooms? I explore the reasons that cruisers have been saying about why they do not want to cruise as cruising opens. What are the issues, barriers or things happening that are holding people who hav…
 
The cruise lines in the USA have announced their plans and protocols on resumption of cruising out of ports in the United States. These have been submitted to the CDC in the USA, who have the final sail on when cruises can resume in USA waters. I discuss the 6 biggest changes to cruising that affect cruisers the mist, including the type of cruises …
 
Cruise Lines Going Bust Or Out Of Business: What You Need To Know. I look at what cruise lines have already gone bust, cruise lines or groups that may go bankrupt and those that have the greatest chance of surviving the cruise shutdown. This is especially key as it increasingly looks likely that cruises will not resume on any scale (if at all) in 2…
 
I discuss the 5 reasons that the cruise you've got booked that is due to run after no-sail bans is lifted most likely will still be cancelled. Your cruise may well be cancelled even once cruise lines are given the all okay to sail. Many cruisers are assuming that once the cruise shutdown ends that the booked cruises after that date will operate. I …
 
Will Testing Cruise Passengers Before Cruising be the key to the resumption of cruise vacations around the world. I explore the three approaches taken so far and how most have had issues to date, what we have learnt and what the major cruise lines are saying (and doing) on the role of testing cruise passengers to help open cruising up again.…
 
I explore the on board cruise ship changes already put in place due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Cruise ship changes that are already in place with cruise ships sailing around the world, in Europe, French Polynesia, Iceland and parts of Asia, and also those announced as in place by the mainstream cruise lines ready for when they are all…
 
Cruise Lines in the USA have gone on the attack and offensive towards the CDC (Center For Disease Control and Prevention) after almost 6 months of not speaking out against them. I review what they have said and why they are saying it now. I discuss what Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and MSC Cruises CEOs have said on record on the…
 
In another of my cruise update series, I look at why cruise lines have pulled the vast majority of cruise ships that are usually sailing in and out of USA ports and waters, and what it means and could signal about the timing and plans for when cruising is allowed to start up again out of the USA. At the time of the shutdown there were just over 120…
 
What is the best and easiest way to get a cruise cabin upgrade on your next and future cruises? I discuss the 8 things that I do that ahem led to me getting a cruise cabin upgrade on my cruises, and things that I have seen work for others using these cruise cabin tips to get an upgrade. So, why not discover how you too can get a cruise cabin upgrad…
 
In my 10th cruise news update, I look at the latest news and what it means for cruisers like you. As lines like MSC Cruises and Carnival's Costa and AIDA begin sailing again this month, I look at 7 trends emerging including some new rules and protocols that these cruise lines resuming service have put in place which, based on discussions on my chan…
 
Is Holland America a good choice for your Caribbean cruise vacation? I explore the pros and cons of cruising on a Holland America Line ship in the Caribbean. Holland America has been sailing for well over 140 years, but are they a good cruise line for the Caribbean? I look at the good and less good aspects to help you decide if a Holland America Ca…
 
Just as cruises started to resume around the world, cruising had a set back with a series of Covid-19 outbreaks on a number of ships like Hurtigruten Roald Amundsen, Ponant's Paul Gauguin and also among crew of Costa and AIDA lines. I explore what actually happened, what caused the outbreak and what mistakes and errors were made to make some of the…
 
In my 12th cruise update, I discuss the shock news that Cunard, followed by Princess, have joined other lines cancelling their 2021 World Cruises - and how Cunard have also cancelled all Queen Elizabeth's scheduled cruises to the end of 2021 and delayed resuming cruises for their entire fleet until the end of Q1 2021. I discuss why they did it, wha…
 
Norwegian Fjord Cruise Tips: the 6 Things You Need To Know About cruising Norway Fjords. A Norwegian Fjords cruise is one you should have on your cruise bucket list. I share my tips for doing a Norwegian Fjords cruise including the best time to do a Norway cruise, the itinerary options and best to do, watch outs and excursions tips for a Norwegian …
 
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