The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook: New Book Quashes Myths about Cruising, Inspiring Readers to See the World from the Water.

The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook: New Book Quashes Myths about Cruising, Inspiring Readers to See the World from the Water.

The Cruise Traveler's Handbook - Gary Bembridge

Written by self-confessed cruise addict, Gary Bembridge, ‘The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook’ is a definitive guide for those considering their first sea-bound voyage. As well as offering an abundance of advice based on his own adventures around the world, Bembridge also addresses the most common cruise myths and misconceptions. Get ready to set sail!

While he may have only taken his first cruise in 2004, the freedom and adventure it afforded rapidly made Gary Bembridge a die-hard fan of seeing the world from the water. Offering so much more than a land-based vacation, Bembridge has now seen the world from a unique and beautiful perspective. In an effort to encourage thousands of people to book their first voyage, Bembridge is delighted to announce his new cruise guide.

‘The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook’ is a must-read for those who are considering booking a cruise, but holding off due to one of many myths and objections.


The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook provides inspiration, advice and tips on how to explore the world from the water, including ocean, river and canal cruising. Using this handbook will help you to ensure you find and have unforgettable cruise vacations that are best suited to you. It is written by Gary Bembridge of and covers why and when you should cruise, planning your cruise, making the most of your time on board and how to be a responsible and safe cruiser.

The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook explores:
. The reality behind cruising myths.
. When cruising is better than land based vacations.
. Which type of cruising is suited to different types of travelers.
. The main destinations you can cruise to, and who they are best for.
. How to chose the right type of cruise, cruise line and cabin.
. How to budget and ensure you get the best fare.
. How to get the most out of your time on-board.

As the author explains, there’s no better way to see the world.

“Cruising as a vacation choice is now my preferred way of exploring the world. It has taken me to places I would never have gone to otherwise, and revealed experiences and sights I would have missed if I had stuck to doing land based vacations only.  However, I’ll admit that I held off until 2004 due to the usual objections people dwell on. I’m now hoping to calm people’s fears and inspire them to jump aboard!” says Bembridge.

Continuing, “By addressing these objections head-on I hope that I open everyone’s mind to cruising. Something I wish someone had done for me earlier. No matter on a traveler’s interests and passions there is an unforgettable cruise on some ocean, river or canal for them. This is also a great book for regular cruisers wanting to discover more about how the industry works”

The book has already attracted many positive reviews.

“The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook is a comprehensive resource that I would have appreciated having before embarking on our first family cruise seven years ago. The guide answers every question would-be cruisers could possibly have,” says Lisa Goodmurphy. Founder and editor of ‘’.

Mike Faust, Editor of ‘’ was also impressed. He added, “The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook is a great resource for those looking to plan their first cruise vacation as well as cruise veterans looking to learn more about the cruise industry.”

‘The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook’, published by Full Flight Press, is available now:

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Cruise Traveler's Handbook by Gary Bembridge

Cruise Traveler’s Handbook by Gary Bembridge

About the Author: Gary Bembridge has been an avid cruise fan and self-confessed ship geek for over a decade. He stumbled into cruising over a decade ago when he reluctantly went on a business conference taking part on a ship, and discovered he loved being at sea. Since then he has cruised extensively around the world. In addition to being a global marketing consultant he also runs Tips for Travellers which he launched in 2005 where he podcasts, blogs and produces videos about travel and his first love: cruising.

Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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3 Responses

  1. Peter says:

    Great book! Will order one for sure!

  1. December 6, 2013

    […] Gary Bembridge is the author of the recently published Cruise Traveler’s Handbook – the essential guide for any novice cruiser. He also has a website Tips for Travellers, where […]

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