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  1. Ryan Biddulph
    October 12, 2018 @ 12:17 am

    I love your advice. Cruises are so darn convenient. No brainer for anybody who wants to see a good sized area in a minimum amount of time.

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2018 @ 1:26 pm

      They have their advantages and disadvantages but they sure are convenient 😀

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  2. Yukti
    October 13, 2018 @ 12:34 pm

    Great advice on booking a cruise for a European vacation. Yes, it saves time because in night cruise sails and we reach to other places. In daytime, we can go for excursions and do other stuff. Great tip on booking a cabin early if we travel with children as they have limited ones. Thanks for sharing all needed information.

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2018 @ 1:28 pm

      Thank you Yukti, I’m glad you could get some useful tips about planning your cruise 🙂

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  3. Clarice
    October 13, 2018 @ 2:56 pm

    I am not really a huge fan of cruises since I feel I lack the time to try explore and experience a new place. But appreciate your sharing about its advantages, we will definitely consider this during our next vacation. Thank you for sharing.

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2018 @ 1:29 pm

      To be completely honest, personally, I’m not the biggest fan either 😀 but I tried to cover all relevant points objectively.

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  4. Annick
    October 13, 2018 @ 10:11 pm

    These are great things to keep in mind when cruising – even outside of Europe. I do enjoy cruising but understand that it’s just a way to get a quick feel – it is certainly not the same as staying a few days. On the other hand it is so convenient! Some places, like St. Petersburg don’t require a visa if you take a shore excursion sponsored by the ship – so while they may be more expensive, they’re more convenient in a port where you can’t explore on your own without a visa.

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

      Indeed, Annick. That’s true about St. Petersburg if you go on a tour but if you want to explore the city independently, you have to obtain a visa. But yeah, the point is it is convenient if you want to cover multiple destinations without worrying about visas.

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  5. Kavita Favelle
    October 14, 2018 @ 8:59 am

    Some good advice on what you can see during a cruise in Europe and the downsides as well of the cruising tour. As you say, 8-10 hours isn’t enough to even scratch the service of most ports of call so it’s really just the briefest taster of each rather than really visiting and properly seeing each place. Great as a gentle intro or for someone who wants to work out where to come back to for longer on future trips!

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2018 @ 1:46 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Kavita. I’m not the biggest fan of cruises because I like to explore cities in detail but I tried to give an objective view of the topic.

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  6. Navita Deshpande
    October 14, 2018 @ 1:55 pm

    Seems like cruise could be a good way to see Europe. Thanks for bringing out the positives and downsides. While, its true one might not get to have much interaction with locals, may be when short on time and don’t want to plan a lot, its seems booking a cruise takes away many worries. Thanks for sharing the tips on pricing of alcohol and checking the ports in advance. Would love to see the Northern lights in Scandinavia and think it might be good idea to experience it on a cruise!

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2018 @ 1:56 pm

      That’s right Navita, this is the kind of trip for people that run on a short time schedule and don’t want to plan a lot. Thank you for your comment

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  7. amar singh
    October 14, 2018 @ 3:44 pm

    I have not tried cruising in Europe but surely it’s a way to see Europe in a fast and speedy manner. Only down thing is I feel you are a bit rushed at times when you visit some of the key cities in Europe where you definitely need more than a day. But yes travelling by night and waking to a new port is a great experience. The best time I thinks summers and you say with Europe. Thanks for this post

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    • dankiteski
      October 15, 2018 @ 1:48 pm

      Indeed, Amar- that’s a good observation. Thank you for your comment

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  8. Juliette
    October 16, 2018 @ 6:58 am

    I’d love to go on a small cruise ship, not one of those giant floating cities. I think it’s certainly a way to explore many different places, but – like you say – without having to unpack and repack your bags all the time. The European river cruises sound great, but I’d really love to cruise Scandinavia and the Baltic areas. They sound spectacular. Good advice here – and yes, you’ll have to factor in spending money in the ports too! Beautiful photos.

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    • dankiteski
      October 17, 2018 @ 2:23 pm

      Thank you, Juliette. I’m glad you found some useful tips here. I agree with your remark about the small cruise ships. Personally, I’m not a big fan of crowded places either 🙂

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