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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.

Oct 13, 2021

Most cruise passengers think Virgin Voyages has been created for young people and young cruisers. But is that really who Virgin Voyages it trying to attract to cruise on their 18+ adults-only cruise line? I cruised on Virgin Voyages to find out of "older" cruise passengers would be welcome, enjoy the line and fit in....


Oct 6, 2021

It had been 2.5 years since I had cruised on Celebrity Cruises, and knew they had changed many things. I was not really full prepared for just how much and discuss what I found, what I thought and how cruising on Celebrity Cruise line is different to before - and what I think what it means for you


Sep 29, 2021

There are 7 things that I have seen people I consider to be smart cruisers do every time they go on a cruise to ensure an unforgettable cruising vacation. I put these 7 smart cruise tips and tricks to the test on a cruise to see how they fare and stack up. Find out how I get on and what I recommend based on that....


Sep 22, 2021

Virgin Voyages has had a rush of cruise reviews but there are, in my view, 6 issues that most Virgin Voyages cruise reviews have under-played or glossed over, so in this I talk and show the 6 things that surprised me most about Virgin Voyages that have not been spoken about enough.

I travelled as a guest of Virgin...


Sep 15, 2021

Princess Cruises has made 5 big changes to the way they do things. I test out if the changes to cruising made by Princess Cruises work for us as cruise passengers - and made some important discoveries that anyone considering going on a cruise vacation with Princess Cruises should know - including the ships,...