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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.

Dec 28, 2020

Has the pandemic taken the “fun” out of cruising forever? I explore which of the 13 big changes cruise lines have made to be able to resume cruising around the world, are here to stay. And which changes will be dropped as the risks from the pandemic eases., and answer the question - will the changes being made to...

Dec 14, 2020

Discover the 7 long-established cruise traditions that are ending. Many cruisers are desperately hoping that cruising will return to how it was. Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to enjoy everything that we may have loved as cruising returns. But, it is not all bad news! Some of the more annoying cruising...

Dec 7, 2020

I explore 8 things you need to know about the test cruises that all cruise lines are required to run in the United States before they can return to running regular cruises with paying passengers.
PLUS some big watch-outs to help you decide if you should volunteer.

Nov 30, 2020

In this cruise news updates I review  a surprising CDC intervention against cruising, why April looks like when cruises will really resume among more cancellation news, lots of progress in the UK, what Caribbean ports are saying and doing about cruises calling again, cruise lines cash burn and much, much more.
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Nov 23, 2020

In this latest massive and extended cruise update, I discuss the biggest and latest cruise news updates including some huge news and fall-out from the SeaDream Caribbean cruise outbreak, dramatic news like Carnival cancelling cruises out of USA ports until at least end of January 2021 and why, latest on cancellations...