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Best Gary Bembridge podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Gary Bembridge podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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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".
 
Travel inspiration, advice and tips for travelers looking to find and have the very best luxurious travel experience on land and sea all around the world. All the travel tips and travel advice is based on Gary Bembridge’s first hand experience traveling the world every month of very year for over 20 years for work, vacation and usually both. He explores the best way to get there, getting around once there, and his top tips on the must see attractions and tours. http://www.TipsForTravellers.com
 
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There are 9 key things you need to pack and take out with you in every cruise port, whether you are self-touring or going on an excursion or tour. I take a look at the 9 essential items to pack for your day out in a cruise port to cover eventualities and everyday things you will face off the ship in a cruise port. Do you have any to add?…
 
In this cruise update I look at the 5 main reasons the United States is against cruising resuming from USA ports and in their waters anytime soon. The CDC (Center For Disease Control and Prevention) are the body that decides if cruises can start up and they have 6 reasons they do not want to let cruising resume for some time. Find out what they are…
 
I explore the Princess Cruises differences to other premium cruise lines they compete with, like Holland America, Cunard, Celebrity and P&O Cruises. I discuss the 5 unique differences I believe set Princess Cruises aside from those other lines. Every line has things is does differently, and these are the 5 Princess Cruises differences. I also discu…
 
There are at least 10 laws that you could very easily, and unwittingly, break when you head back cruising when you are able to. In different ports, places and regions you cruise to their are a raft of sometimes little-known laws and customs that, if you break, could get you into very serious trouble. This could include prison sentences for some. I …
 
Some of the Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Group owned cruise lines made 12 key changes which have enabled some of their big ships (2,000 to 4,300 passenger cruise ships) to start sailing out of Germany. These changes are laying the template for more of their brands to start sailing across different regions of the world. I explore the 12 …
 
What are the 4 Biggest and most unique Differences You Need To Know About Seabourn Cruises, and what do they do similar to other ultra-luxury cruise lines they compete with, like Silversea and Regent Seven Seas. I discuss the on-board facilities, features, dining and others aspects of Seabourn cruises to reveal what I think they Seabourn Cruises do…
 
In this USA cruise update I look at the current situation of the cruise suspension in the USA and when the cruising shutdown is likely to be listed. I update and review the situation and outlook for cruising in and out of the USA in my latest video. Although some positive developments, mostly probably not news and updates you looking forward to. Wi…
 
In a major cruise update, the European Union issued a 49-page document with guidelines for cruise lines for restarting cruising across Europe. This comprehensive set of cruising guidelines was developed with input from CLIA (Cruise Line Association) and over 30 Cruise lines executives. I discuss 7 areas of note that I think cruise passengers may ha…
 
How can you stay well on a cruise and cruise ship, and make sure (or at least give yourself the best chance) of avoiding any cruise ship illness outbreaks? Although unusual, and with lower overall chance than on land, when a virus illness like norovirus, influenza or more recently coronavirus breaks out it gets a lot of publicity and attention. Vir…
 
Your job, or the industry you work in, could mean you can cruise for less. Many cruise lines offer fare discounts or extra benefits, like on-board credit, for a wide range of jobs and industries. Your could be saving a lot of money on your cruises. I talk about the 8 main jobs and industries where you could get cheaper cruise fares, the cruise line…
 
What are the pros and cons of staying loyal to a cruise line? I explore the best and worst things to being cruise line loyal. Most cruise lines have a cruise loyalty program where you can build up tours and benefits based on the number of nights you cruise with them. But, is it really worth building up status on a cruise line, or are the perks and …
 
I look at the Pros and Cons of cruise line excursions, and look at the best reasons for booking and doing your port tours with the cruise line, and the reasons for not doing excursions with the cruise lines. Many travellers use cruise line tours as it is convenient and easy, and they like the guarantee that the ship will not depart until all of the…
 
Just how different is a European River cruise and a Mekong River cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia? I take a look at the key similarities and differences and the things that surprised me as I had expected them to be very different but were not. A Europe river cruise and Mekong river cruise are great travel and cruising experiences and this will h…
 
Discover the 4 essential things you need to know about a Mekong River cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia. I was invited by CroisiEurope to cruise on the Indochine II between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap on a classic Mekong River cruise itinerary. Along the way I discovered four things that I think anyone interested in, or considering doing, a Me…
 
Which cruise line excursions should you take, and which not? I suggest 6 excursions that I would usually take with the cruise line, rather than with an independent tour company or self tour. I also recommend 6 that I would suggest you consider not doing with the cruise line, and how to do them yourself. The big advantage of going on a cruise line e…
 
I explore the 8 destinations and place that, in my view, are much better to cruise to than go on a land-based vacation. Around the world some places are easier and simpler to visit and explore on a cruising vacation than trying to do it by land. Discover the 8 places, times and destinations that I believe you should consider a cruise to than the la…
 
Cruising and it's impact on the environment is becoming under more focus by cruise passengers, environmental groups and governments around the world. I explore the 5 things that I see and read that cruise lines are doing, and focusing on, to improve cruising impact on the environment. Some of these are about the ships, some about the ports and how …
 
I explore the 6 biggest trends in cruising and how they could change your cruise and cruising experience. These cruise trends are things I am seeing and hearing the cruise industry talking about. These are the most important trends that I think will influence and change cruising as we know and experience it today. I look at who cruising is looking …
 
I look at the very best adult-only cruise lines and cruises. I explore four main topics: (1) Adult-Only Cruise Lines, (2) Adult Ships / Cruises, (3) Adult-Focused cruise lines (where you are less likely to find kids) and (4) how to choose a cruise that will have low or less chance of finding kids on board. I really enjoy adult-only cruising and the…
 
Many travellers, including me, are looking forward to getting back to cruising when it is safe to do so. Lots are looking at 2021 as the key time to return to cruising and looking at booking 2021 cruises now, so they have something to look forward to. However, as I looked at and thought about booking a cruise in 2021, I had at least 7 reasons to pa…
 
I explore a key watch-out if you are planning a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line: what is and (more importantly) is not going to be included in your cruise fare. Armed with this knowledge you can budget and plan for your Norwegian Cruise Line cruising vacation knowing you can take part and enjoy the things you want to. There is a huge amount of ch…
 
On-Board credit is bonus or "free" money that you can get to spend on your cruise. it is a credit that you can allocate to different things on your cruising vacation. I explore what it is and, more importantly, the 8 best ways you can get more on-board credit on your next (and future) cruising vacations. I then also explore some key watch-outs and …
 
How can you get the best cabin on a cruise, no matter what grade you choose to cruise in. There are good and bad cabins what ever the category: Suite, Balcony, Oceanview and Inside stateroom. Not all cruise cabins are equal due to the design and nature of cruise ships and how they work. I share the 5 things you must do to ensure you get the best ca…
 
What are the pros and cons of cruising with Oceania Cruises? I explore what the line does best, well and also what things to watch out for and consider when choosing an Oceania Cruise. Finding the right cruise line for you is key to having a great cruising vacation. This should hopefully help you decide if Oceania is right for you. I explore the ty…
 
With the developments we are facing, I will not be posting regular cruise tips and cruising until it looks like life and the way we live is returning back to more normal, and the cruise shutdown is able to be lifted safely. However, as I am getting many questions and asking for my opinion about what travellers should be doing or thinking about rela…
 
Princess Cruises were the first cruise line to introduce the Ocean Medallion smart wearable device that is supposed to change the way you cruise. It helps you board the ship faster, find your way around the ship, order food and drink to wherever you are on the ship, gamble and play games , locate your friends and more. But how does it really work? …
 
You're about to discover eight services that I think could change the way you cruise forever! In this, I talk about eight amazing, innovative and sometimes unusual services that I think could help travellers think about and cruise very differently . Some will help people cruise when they thought they could not. SUPPORT THE CHANNEL BY: Buying my Cru…
 
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 what I have discovered as being…
 
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 much owned by three large cruise …
 
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 your cruise. Gary Bembridge's Tips F…
 
I give the answers to 8 of the more offbeat, unconventional and unusual questions that many passengers, including me at one time, were afraid or embarrassed to ask. I explore everything from what water is in the toilets to how many people die on a cruise and what happens to the body and what waste is (and is not) out into the ocean. Find out the an…
 
Is Saga Cruises the best cruise line for your cruise vacation? In this I explore what I think Saga Cruises do better, the same or worse than other premium cruise lines. I also look at who they are and who they are most suited for and why. Saga Cruises is a UK-based line with a different take on a number of areas of cruising, which you will discover…
 
What are the 8 best things you can do on Norwegian Encore cruise ship for free, as they are included within your cruise fare? Norwegian Encore launched in November 2019 and, like the rest of the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, has lots of choice and facilities. However, many of these do costs a fee above your cruise fare to use, including some restaur…
 
Discover the 10 tips I have for making sure you have the very best cruise possible on Princess Cruises. I have cruised with Princess Cruises a number of times and these are the things that `I have learnt make for having the best cruising vacation with the cruise line. Hope these help make your Princess Cruise a great one. Note: I travelled as a gue…
 
What are the 9 worst cruise packing mistakes cruisers can (and Do) Make? I discuss the main things that cruise passengers get wrong when packing for their cruise vacation, along with watch-outs and things to be careful of based on where you are cruising to. SUPPORT THE CHANNEL BY: Buying my Cruise T-shirts: http://bit.ly/TFTStore Booking your next …
 
Discover the 10 biggest cruise rip offs that you need to watch out for, and tips on how to avoid or overcome them. There are a number of things that, if you are not careful, you could find you are being ripped off and spending too much on. These are the 10 main rip offs that I have seen and watch out for when I go cruising. SUPPORT THE CHANNEL BY: …
 
What are the pros and cons of cruising on a Princess Cruises cruising vacation. I explore the best and worst things about a cruise with Princess. The things you need to watch out for and be aware of, as well as the great things about cruising on Princess Cruises. This luxury / premium cruise line is the Thord most popular line based on number of pa…
 
As cruise ships get larger and cruising becoming more popular, cruise ports can get very crowded with cruise passengers. There can be between 15,000 and 20,000 passengers arriving at a port one any one day. What can you do to avoid the crowds and have a great time in a cruise port away from the mass of other cruising people there too? Over the many…
 
Discover the 11 Costly Cruise Mistakes that cruise passengers make most often, And how you can avoid making them. Drawing on the 73 cruises I have done to date, and the mistakes that I either made or seen other cruisers make, this is the list of things you need to be aware of to make sure you do not waste money, spend too much or have to fork out a…
 
There are at least 10 good reasons, and times, that you should stay on board your cruise ship when it is in port. Discover the times, and why, you should consider enjoying what your cruise ship has to offer rather than venturing on to land to explore. Cruising is, of course, about seeing places but you are also spending money for a ship that has lo…
 
Discover the 9 top tips and tricks to make your cruise embarkation day fast, stress-free and sets you up for the most enjoyable cruise vacation you can have. I explore the watch-outs and things to focus on drawing on my experiences of setting off on 73 cruises to date. I have learnt, sometimes the hard way, on the things to watch out for, to be rea…
 
What are the 4 Things You Really Need To Know Before Cruising with Seabourn Cruises? I explore the ultra-luxury Seabourn Cruise Line and discuss for essential things about them to help you decide if this is the best, or right, cruise line for your cruising vacation, including what Seabourn is, what they do better and the same as other ultra-luxury …
 
Discover the 7 essential things you need to know about Seabourn Cruises Entire cruise ship. Things you really need to know if you are interested in cruising on this luxury cruise ship. I tour all aspects of the ship and share my views on what os good and works less well. I explore many aspects of the ship including dining options, bars and lounges,…
 
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