Dec. 6, 2023

#146: Cruise expert Emma Le Teace shares insider tips to optimize your cruising experience. She shares an overview of cruise operators, must-visit regions, practical advice on booking, packing, and making the most of the onboard facilities. She also offers tips on how to book the best deals and avoid hidden costs in cruise travel.

Emma Le Teace is an award-winning cruise blogger, YouTuber and the founder of Emma Cruises. She's been on 60+ cruises, ranging from luxury yachts to mega-ships, and loves sharing cruise tips to help others master the ability to cruise in style on a budget.

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Emma Le Teace: Website | YouTube | Instagram

Floating Hotel in Japan: Guntu

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Full Show Notes

(02:13) Why You Should Opt for Traveling in Cruises

(03:21) Emma’s Cruising Journey

(04:13) The Cruising Landscape

(09:00) Major Cruise Regions

(13:05) Evaluation Criteria to Consider When Selecting a Cruise

(15:46) Websites to Search for Cruises

(18:34) Best Times to Book Deals

(20:54) Getting Casino Status without Gambling

(23:58) Hidden Costs on Cruises

(29:23) Meeting People on Cruises

(35:35) Cruises to Steer Away From

(38:11) Choosing a Cabin

(40:53) Other Things to Consider When Booking a Cruise

(42:19) Importance of Travel Insurance

(45:29) Visas for Cruises

(48:11) Things to Pack

(50:07) The Food Onboard

(54:06) Onboard Activities & Entertainment

(55:49) Things to Avoid on a Cruise

(56:45) Traveling with Kids

(58:36) Dealing with Seasickness

(1:00:50) Emerging Trends in the Cruise Industry

(1:02:37) Disney Cruises

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