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

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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.

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Got this in my free 30 trial to audible.com

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Tips from a Cruiser

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

Although I was wanting more information on booking inexpensive trips, the author did well in describing how to enjoy the cruise once it is booked.

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Wonderful!

Wonderful information and great tips. I'll recommend this book to other potential cruisers. Thank you Deb!

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  • Michelle
  • Denver, CO, United States
  • 04-06-17

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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Worth it for any cruiser or would-be cruiser

Having been on 3 cruises, being a pretty thorough researcher and being a bit "tight"- I wasn't sure if I would find much helpful info here. But, it was well worth the listen. Whenever I came across new information, and I believed it may be something I would use, I wrote it down. My list has over 30 good tips. I will definitely implement a number of these ideas the next time I go on a cruise. Just some little things kept me from giving the book 5 stars. The biggest annoyance was the author feeling it was necessary to remind us of her husband's title. Virtually every time she brought him up, she would follow that with the statement that he is the "cruise addict". However, if you have any interest in cruising I think you will surely benefit from this book. I received this book at no charge in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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  • cps
  • Texas
  • 03-03-17

Cruise 101 for new cruisers and everyone to save $

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This audiobook was full of great tips and information. I am somewhat of a 'cruise addict' myself and learned a lot from this book. There are specific instructions and websites to help everyone ensure they are getting the best deal. I will be following Ms Cruise Addicts Wife advice to see if I can get the best deals out there. I would absolutely recommend this book for everyone who loves to cruise.This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

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Great for Planning a Cruise Vacation

This was a great book for anyone planning to go on a cruise ship vacation. The book is full of tips and tricks for booking and planning your trip, learning more about the ship and cruise line, finding the best activities ashore, saving some money both in the shopping phases and while on board, and a myriad of other related topics.

This book is tailored more toward the first-time cruiser or someone who may have only been on a few cruises. Someone who has been on 20 different cruises in their life will probably have figured most of these things out, but it would still be valuable for those looking to save a little more money on their next trip.

The narrator was average. A few times I thought that her voices, enthusiasm, and inflection were a little misplaced. She was NOT bad by any means, but I think she would benefit from narrating some fiction books.

If you're planning a cruise vacation, this book is for you. Even if you've already been on a few cruises already, you will probably pick up a few good tips for traveling on cruise boats and saving some money.

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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