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This is the Essential Cruise Tips Podcast with cruise expert and author Gary Bembridge. Full of tips, advice and ways to plan and get the most from your cruising vacation.

Aug 23, 2019

Discover the 10 things that you should never do on a cruise ship balcony. Some of them are rules from the cruise line, which if you break you could find yourself thrown off your cruising vacation (or even banned by the cruise line for life!). Some are things that will make your and the other cruisers around you have a...


Aug 16, 2019

What are the unusual, surprising and even rude theme cruises that you can go on? I look at 9 of the theme cruises on the seas that you could go on (if they appeal!). Many groups and organisations charter entire cruise ships and run themed cruise vacations - some of which you may find very remarkable. Discover the 9...


Aug 9, 2019

Paul Gauguin cruises sail out of Papeete Tahiti around the French Polynesian islands on 7 to 14 night cruising vacations. I travelled on a 7-night Society Islands cruise and spent time exploring what Paul Gauguin have to offer. In this I explore who they are, what they do well in my view, some watch-outs about the line...


Aug 2, 2019

I reveal my top and best cruise hacks, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your cruising vacation in 2019 and 2020. These cruising tips are things that I have learnt to help me get better cruise fares, save money on board a cruise ship, pack better and smarter, find the best cabin, find and save money on...


Jul 26, 2019

Saga Cruises launched Spirit of Discovery in July 2019, the first of two sister cruise ships (Spirit of Adventure in 2020). These are the first new-build ships for cruising ever for Saga, why had previously bought and refurbished existing cruise ships. The Spirit of Discovery holds 999 passengers and in this I discuss...