Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The #Travel Column with Debby Gies – Cruising – Reports and Tips -Part One. | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Travel Talk with D.G. Kaye

I’m thrilled to be sharing here my Part 1 of Travel Tips, my new column over at Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord Invitation. Please visit us.

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The #Travel Column with Debby Gies – Cruising – Reports and Tips -Part One.

 

Delighted to welcome D.G. Kaye – Debby Gies to the blog as a regular contributor with her new Travel Column. Debby is a non-fiction author who has received wonderful reviews for her inspirational memoirs. She also is a seasoned traveler and her book Have Bags Will Travel is packed with useful information and entertaining stories of her own adventures.

To get the column off to a flying start (or in this case sailing start), Debby has three posts on Cruising holidays which will be posted every two weeks before moving to a regular monthly slot.

Travel Column – Reports and Tips – Part 1

Thank you Sally for inviting me to guest post for your Travel Blog Magazine series. In this series I’ll be sharing some of my favorite places I’ve traveled to, tips about preparing for travel, staying safe when traveling, and how to get the best bang for your dollars.
In today’s post I’ll be talking about cruises. I love cruising. I’ve been on approximately 15 cruises and have the protocol down to a science.

I began cruising with Celebrity cruises because of the many good recommendations I received and after researching various cruise lines while initially trying to decide which cruise line to choose. I had a fabulous first experience cruise with them and never looked any further. I also met many cruisers on the cruises I’ve been on and heard lots of stories about bad experiences with low quality food, tiny cabins, expensive beverages and lack of activities offered. I also met people who traveled on various cruise lines who said their best experience was with Celebrity and I can understand why.

This article is not a plug for any particular cruise line, but rather a sharing about what I’ve gleaned about cruising. Because I travel with Celebrity this is the cruise line I make reference to. Other than the possibility of taking a River Cruise one day, any future cruises I take will remain with Celebrity. I’ve had nothing less than first class service, wonderful amenities, great food, beautiful cabins, and not to mention – their rewards program is fantastic, but I’ll get into that a little later. Therefore, for me, if it aint broken, I aint fixin’. As far as cruisers go, you either love being out on the ocean or you don’t. But for those of us who do, here’s the scoop on what to look for when choosing a cruise.

Which Cruise Line Should I Choose?

This is a matter of preference, pricing and itinerary. For many new cruisers, it can be overwhelming to decide which cruise line to book with. . . continue reading

 

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20 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The #Travel Column with Debby Gies – Cruising – Reports and Tips -Part One. | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

  1. This is so interesting. I would love to go on a world cruise. My late mother-in-law went on many with her last husband. They would fly to somewhere exotic and join the ship for 3 months cruising and visiting wonderful places, dressing for dinner, enjoying a stateroom and generally having a blast. In Only One Woman the band, Narnia’s Children, undertake a series of Mediterranean cruises whilst waiting for their record to be released – it earned them good money and they got to eat! So, I do know quite a bit aout cruises. Looking forward to part 2.

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  2. What a superb idea and articles I will be reading with interest. My husband and I are talking of a cruise when our son goes off to University so I will be looking for some hints and tips! Off to read more! Happy Weekend, my friend! 🤗

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  3. Great post, Debby. I’ve always thought I’d like to do a cruise but haven’t yet. I worry about being claustrophobic and not being able to get off! I think a river cruise appeals to me first – no days on the big open ocean. 🙂

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