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".
I Cruise On Virgin Voyages To See Who It’s Really For (podcast)
10:40Most 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. This is what I discovered.... I cruised as a guest of Virgin Voyages, who covered the cost of my fare but not my additional on board expenses or travel to and from the ship. What my other Virgin Voyages video: https://youtu.be/EhhdR3ft2xk
Celebrity Cruises Are Not What They Used To Be (podcast)
10:25It 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
Are You Doing The 7 Things Smart Cruise Passengers Do? (Podcast)
15:05There 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. Links mentioned in the video: https://www.cruzely.com/cruise-line-drink-package-calculator/ https://www.cruisemummy.co.uk/cruise-drinks-package-calculator/
All The Virgin Voyages Reviews Gloss Over 6 BIG Issues (Podcast)
20:06Virgin 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 Voyages on a 4-night cruise out of Portsmouth UK
Are The 5 Changes Princess Cruises Made Any Good? (Podcast)
14:45Princess 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, Princess Medallion, muster drills, dining and fares
I Try Out 7 Things SMART CRUISERS Say They Always Do! (podcast)
15:05There 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.
Cruising On British Cruise Lines Is Different. Here’s Why (podcast)
13:16Why don't more international cruise passengers choose to cruise on British cruise lines? Why do most stick to American and European cruise lines? Cruise passengers can cruise pretty much anywhere in the world they want to on a British line, with the possible exception of Antarctica, and yet very few book on British cruise lines. I realised that I, as a Brit living in Britain, don't cruise on British cruise lines and so I booked myself on a series of British cruise line cruises to find out why. This is what I found out....
5 Things That Also Make No Sense On A Cruise Ship! (Podcast)
13:39Discover some more things seem to make no sense on a cruise ship, and the reason on why it has been done that way. I look at things I have seen on cruise ships that seem a bit off, and share what I found out about why things that don't seem to make sense on a ship do, when you know why. This is a follow to from my first video that looked at other things that do not make sense on a cruise ship watch this video: https://youtu.be/dbNjIhzKrq8 Links mentioned in the video: Oceana - https://oceana.org FOE Cruise Scorecard - http://www.foe.org/cruise-report-card
Going On An Over-50s Cruise Taught Me 3 New Cruise Tricks (podcast)
13:31I went on a cruise where you had to be over-50. This over-50s only cruise taught me three big lessons about cruising that I had not thought about before. Theses three tips are things every cruise passenger should do before they switch or try and new cruise lines, especially if from a cruise line that you really enjoy. If I had done these three things I may have made a very different decision before going on this Saga Cruise
I Test Out If Viking Cruises Lives Up To All The Hype (podcast)
16:19I review Viking Ocean Cruises and put the cruise line to the test to see what they offer, what they do different to other cruise lines - and to find out of Viking Ocean Cruise Lines are as good as their loyal fans say they are. I look at everything from the line, ships, facilities, cabins, service, and dining