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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".
 
The FREE audio book "TRAVEL LEGENDS AND ICONS" by Gary Bembridge of www.TipsforTravellers.com. On a regular basis you will get a new chapter of the book he is writing featuring the stories behind the most famous legends and icons of travel. Icons like Air Force One, Queen Elizabeth, Channel Tunnel, Concorde, Titanic and much more.
 
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I was tired of seeing cruising tips that don't understand and reflect the reality of cruise passengers like me in magazines, newspapers and online. They seem to think that cruise passengers like me fall into a narrow stereotype of what they think we should or are. So, these are the tips that I think are for cruise passengers like me - and work as I…
 
I am often asked is Princess Cruises or Celebrity Cruises better? Both of these premium cruise lines are popular and attract similar cruise travellers, but which offers the better cruise experience, value, ships and on-board facilities. I have cruised with both again recently, and this is what I found and think.…
 
Discover how to have a more enjoyable cruise vacation every single time. How? By avoiding these 5 cruise mistakes I see cruise passengers repeatedly doing on every single cruise I have been on for the last 10 years. I’m going to tell you what they are, how to spot if you are doing them, and what to do if you ARE doing any of them…
 
I have 4 out-of-the-ordinary pieces of cruising advice that you are unlikely to have heard before - certainly put this way. These are 4 cruise tips that I am sure you will not have thought of before, or at least like this, but could change the way you cruise and why significantlyBy Gary Bembridge Essential Cruise Tips
 
I just learnt a valuable lesson about cruising, the costly way when I decided to experiment cruising differently to how I usually do. decided to see if cruising in a cruise ship suite was different and better than the balcony cabin I cruise in. I booked in 5 cruise suites on 5 different cruise lines and found out things I did not know, but wish I h…
 
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. This is what I discovered.... I…
 
Alex talks to writer and philosopher Ben Irvine about his unique perspective on what he calls the Coronapanic, that Boris correctly pursued a Herd Immunity strategy in March 2020 but was abandoned by the conservative commentariat, leaving him open to attack from the socialist bureaucracies and unions, particularly the teachers. In so doing, have we…
 
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 youBy Gary Bembridge Essential Cruise Tips
 
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. Links mentioned in the video: https…
 
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 Voyages on a 4-night cruise out of…
 
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, Princess Medallion, muster drills, dining…
 
In this crossover event of the century, Escape from Lockdown has teamed up with the State of the Markets Podcast to settle once and for all the question of whether there is an overarching conspiracy. Arguing against, Deputy Editor of Country Squire magazine, James Bembridge, arguing for, State of the Markets co-host, author and wealth manager Tim P…
 
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.…
 
Why 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, …
 
Discover 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 t…
 
I 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 thin…
 
I 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…
 
Can a Post-Covid Shutdown cruise be fun, or are you paying for a much reduced cruising experience and should you wait until things are fully back to normal? I have been on my first cruise (on Viking Venus) since the cruise shutdown and I test out against the 7things that make a cruise fun, enjoyable and relaxing if a post-covid cruise meets them. T…
 
Solo Cruising can be costly, as you often have to pay the same as two people. I explore how I cruise solo without paying too much. My solo cruise tips and tricks to cruise without breaking the bank. List of cruise lines and ships with solo cabins: https://www.tipsfortravellers.com/solocabins/By Gary Bembridge essential cruise tips
 
Alex talks to psychologist Dr Gary Sidley about why the government mandated masks, why some scientists are obsessed by them, despite the paucity in evidence they do anything at all, and the damage that masks do to people forced to wear them. Dr Gary Sidley is a former NHS consultant clinical psychologist, as well as a writer, blogger and trainer. H…
 
You are almost certainly paying more for your cruise than others in the same grade of cabin in the same place on the ship. Cruise passengers often compare how much they paid for their cabin and cruise, and I will show you how to be the person that paid the least for the same. These are how I make sure that I never pay more than I should when I am o…
 
Discover why some 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.By Gary Bembridge Essential Cruise Tips
 
Alex talks to writer, comedian and lockdown sceptic Nick Dixon about how his live comedy career was eviscerated by lockdown, the culture war and lockdownism, and whether it's worth listening to what Dominic Cummings has to say about lockdowns. Nick has been a jobbing circuit comedian for ten years, recently started writing for Spiked and has weekly…
 
Alex talks to writer and youtuber Ben Pile about his work looking at the Climate Change panic, and its similarities (and some differences) with the Covid Panic. Along the way, they discuss the modern technocratic ideology, the influence of supranational bodies and agencies on our lives and just how much will Net Zero cost us. You can read Ben's blo…
 
7 Cruise Mistakes That Will Cost You Dearly if you are not careful. I discuss 7 easy-to-make and common cruising errors that cruise passengers make that ends up costing them money that could be spent on better and more enjoyable things. Many of these cruising slip-ups I learnt the hard way. Learn how to save money on your next cruise…
 
Here are some European River Cruise Tips and big river cruise no-nos, and things to avoid, based on the river cruises in Europe that I have done. These are the 10 things you really should not do when on a Europe River Cruise. I found out the hard way, so you do not have to.By Gary Bembridge Essential Cruise Tips
 
6 cruises to avoid and steer clear of, when you next go on a cruise again. Don't waste your money on these 6 cruises I am going to warn you about. When choosing a cruise to go on, you need to pick one where you will have the greatest chance of having an incredible experience, for all the right reasons. Some of the cruises to avoid you may be surpri…
 
Cruise Cabin mistakes and screw ups to avoid. Choosing a cruise cabin is much more important than any cruise passengers think. Not all cabin are equal, even in the same grade. Many cruisers say to me that a cruise cabin, or cruise stateroom as some cruise lines call them, is not that important as they do not intend to spend any time in them. Discov…
 
Royal Caribbean is the world’s second largest cruise line (based on number of passengers). I explore what you need to know and some key watch outs if you are considering cruising with Royal Caribbean. I discuss things like what a Royal Caribbean resort cruise ships is like, what their best and worst features are, who they are best for, what sorts o…
 
I share the 7 things you need to know about Norwegian Cruise Line. The things that make Norwegian Cruise Line different or unique to other cruise lines, and what they offer cruise passengers. The 7 things Norwegian Cruise Lines does that you need to know including looking at their on-board cruise experience, facilities, cabin options, which Norwegi…
 
In this latest cruise news update, I dive into a USA Cruise Update looking at why the restart of cruising is being looked at in a totally different way, despite what the CDC said recently about the Framework For Conditional Sailing about how cruising can resume in the USA - and what impact it has on when cruises can start in the USA.…
 
Alex speaks to barrister Francis Hoar about his battles in court against lockdown. Along the way, they talk about the individual cases has fought against the government, how he arrived at his legal philosophy and how the state of lockdown his damned the country's system of law. Francis Hoar is a barrister of constitutional cases, as well as special…
 
I explore why cruises have, and are, being treated differently to other travel? And look at if there really is a double standard, if cruising is being treated unfairly, or just about right based on what cruises and cruising is and is not. And why it may help cruising return and bounce backBy Gary Bembrideg Essential Cruise Tips
 
In this latest cruise update, as news broke that 8 lines were cancelling their cruises into June and July, along came unexpected and truly remarkable developments that look to be (at last) game changing on restart dates. Although in what remains a roller coaster ride, as all that excitement built, Disney threw a wobbly ball into the mix for USA cru…
 
What is the latest on cruising and vaccines? Cruising vaccinations is a hot , and divisive, topic. Will you need to have a vaccine to cruise? What about people who do not want to be vaccinated to go cruising? There are 6 key questions that you should be asking and need to know about when it comes to cruising and vaccination. I explore what you shou…
 
In this latest cruise update, I look at 5 news and trends that confirm that the best-laid plans by cruise lines and cruise passengers for the rest of 2021 are unravelling and changing. What is happening and why will it continue, making lots of changes to cruise schedules and plans.By Gary Bembridge Essential Cruise Tips
 
I discuss the 6 latest updates on river cruising, focused on European river cruises but also looking at USA, Asia and Africa. What is going on and the outlook for European river cruising this year? How many ships will return to service and when? What is complicating the return of river cruises?By Gary Bembridge Essential Cruise Tips
 
In this cruise update: Are the dark clouds that have been looming over cruising starting to lift? I look at what has happened to make Cruise Line executives be more upbeat and optimistic, despite on-going massive losses, having to raise more money to keep them going and with many just cancelling cruising until June, including Carnival, Disney, Wind…
 
In this cruise update, I look at a series of inevitable and unavoidable changes that are about to happen in the world of cruising. Things that will affect you and me as a travellers and cruisers in ways we may not entirely be ready for. Join me as I explore these, and look at the impact they will have on when, how, where and with what restrictions …
 
Alex talks to theoretical cognitive scientist Dr Mark Changizi about why governments around the world has pursued a policy as destructive as lockdown with such determination and alacrity. In this wide-ranging interview, they discuss lockdown as a psychological phenomenon and compare is to other mass-hysterias that have taken public consciousness ho…
 
Many people have ask me if they should consider cruising on the new Virgin Voyages cruise line. They launched at the worst time possible, just as the pandemic started to sweep across the world. However, I was one of the few fortunate people to spend time and actually get to stay on their first ship, Scarlet Lady, before lockdown. I am Gary Bembridg…
 
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