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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.

Feb 21, 2020

How can you cruise better and cheaper as a solo cruise passenger? I often cruise solo and have 8 tips and things you can do as a single travellers to have a great cruise experience and find ways to do it cheaper. Cruising solo can be costly as most lines charge up to double occupancy rates even for a single occupancy...


Feb 14, 2020

There are at least 9 things you should never hide from your cruise line when booking, embarking and once on your cruising vacation. Some may seem obvious but some are less well-known but could cause you problems, stress and difficulty on your cruise if you try and hide or withhold these from the cruise line. Find out...


Feb 7, 2020

Who actually owns and operates the most popular and your favourite cruise lines? Be prepared for some surprises as I take a look at who the biggest cruise lines in the world are based on number of passengers carried, and then who owns and controls the lines. Although there are many cruise lines, they are all pretty...


Jan 31, 2020

What are the things you should never do in your cruise cabin and stateroom? I explore the 11 big things that you should never do and why. Some of these are about being respectful of the crew and other passengers, but some could get you into trouble and even have you disembarked from the cruise. Are you guilty of any of...


Jan 24, 2020

Discover the 12 biggest cruise disembarkation day mistakes and blunders that you need to avoid. These are things that I have seen, heard from other cruisers they did and even did myself. There are 12 top tips and things to watch out for and do to make sure you have a smooth, stress free and good embarkation from...