Tips from the Cruise Addict's Wife

Tips and Tricks to Plan the Best Cruise Vacation Ever!
Narrated by: Sandy Vernon
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tips from the Cruise Addict's Wife is a travel/tour book with a twist; it's like sharing a cuppa with a good friend who just happens to know more than you do.

This book is loaded with tips and tricks to plan the best cruise ship vacation ever! It's laced with personal stories that will have you grinning. It's all you need to know to plan a once-in-a-lifetime cruise vacation, even if you're still in the just-dreaming-about-it stage. Want to know what to do in ports, and how to avoid touristy places? Exactly what to pack and what not to bring? How to deal with onboard laundry? How to have a frugal yet amazing experience? What is included in your cruise price? How to treat your cabin steward? Advice and tips for ports? How to get freebies onboard? What category of cabin do I suggest? Lucky you; my knowledge is right in your hand!

©2014 Deb Graham (P)2016 Deb Graham

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Dated / Misinformation

While there are a few pearls of wisdom, the majority of the information is dated and written for an elderly cohort of passengers. Modern cruise ships have amazing amenities such as high speed internet, quiet rooms, and better activities than the few presented. Oh, who brings a harmonica on a cruise for stateroom entertainment and nobody will enter your room without knocking first.

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Bought this for our first cruise. Very glad I did!

Having been cajoled into a cruise with friends (celebrating the a round number anniversary) I found myself in need of a quick education (from the point of view of a newbie) regarding the alternate universe of cruising.

This audio book had a wealth of information, tips, and tricks. It also has woven among the tips a great deal of good humor, and fun stories.

Well played, Sandy Vernon!

Note to author/Amazon: This reader would be happy to buy either: (a) a Kindle Version, or (b) hard copy just to fscilitateto easy re-reading of specific information. The audio book was a great listen, but makes it harder to look back over something I think I read.

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Enough with "my husband, Alias the Cruise Addict"

I enjoyed this book immensely and since I just decided to take my first cruise. It was very helpful but I got sick, sick, sick of hearing her say, "my husband, alias the cruise addict" every time she mentioned him. If you can overlook this, get the book. For as much as it bothered me, I already got the second book, More Tips from the Cruise Addict's Wife. There is just too much good information in these books.

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Informative and Funny

Every detail you would want to know punctuated with cute stories and humor. Thanks to Deb, I am a private tour convert! Thank you, Deb!

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Fantastic Guide

My goodness this made me want to go on a cruise badly. I have been on a cruiser with an experienced cruiser before so some information was not a surprise, but I felt this was still a fantastic guide with really great information. I would highly recommend this book to novices as well as experienced cruisers.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Laughs and tricks for everyone.

First, I have to start off by stating that I got this book free of charge in exchange for a review, but as I always state, this does not in any way impact my review. My reviews are always honest and my own.

I found this book to be informative, easy to read, and sometimes even laugh out loud funny. (I do have a quirky sense of humor) I will be booking a cruise for the first time and was feeling overwhelmed by the many options available and decisions to be made. I found Deb's book and now excited about booking our cruise. I have been able to define what we are looking for, narrow down a cruise line, type of ship, and time frame. Im.taking a break to read her follow up to this boom. I don't want to be the uninformed passenger or spend more than I have to. I, like Deb, love a good bargain. If you are a first-time cruiser or you've been numerous times, you are sure to find tips and tricks to help you save money and get the most out your cruise vacation. Enjoy!

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Good tips for novice cruise planners

I listened to this book before going on my very first cruise. Unfortunately, I had already booked it before listening so I was unable to put the money saving tips to use but as I enjoyed the rest of the tips and the cruise itself I am sure I will have opportunity to do so in the future!

I would recommend for anyone who is going to be planning a cruise!

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

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Cruising Tips

This book was quite informative and entertaining. It is full of good advice and tips as well as being presented in a light and friendly manner. I would recommend this book to novices and pros alike.
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Going on a cruise you MUST read this!

First I have never been on a cruise but I have been really wanting to take one. Well Deb Graham's book is a must read. I learned so much from what to take to what to do and everything in between. This book only made me want to take a cruise more. The narration was wonderful too Sandy Vermon does a great job of keeping you listening. The book reads more like a novel then a book of lists. I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review. What a gift!

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A wealth of knowledge!

Where does Tips from the Cruise Addict's Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top. Very timely as we are cruising in 3 weeks!

What other book might you compare Tips from the Cruise Addict's Wife to and why?

Lonely Planet gives you tips on how to travel on your own and how to save money.

What about Sandy Vernon’s performance did you like?

Great inflection and good diction. Easy to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Want to try some of the great tips to save money.

Any additional comments?

Got this in my free 30 trial to audible.com