One of the best ways to keep up to date with all that is happening in the cruise industry is to subscribe to a cruise blog. There are many good ones out there and in no particular order we have picked our top 10 favourites apart from ours of course!
Avid Cruiser’s blog focuses on the in depth details of various cruise lines and their innovations to the cruise market. The blog also features plenty of interviews with staff members and owners of the cruise lines that give intriguing information about their services. There is also a series of podcasts available for both streaming and download.
Captain Greybeard is a cruise pro whose blog is found on the the Daily Mirror website. The ‘Captain’ takes on a much more casual tone and the blog tends to be destination and experience based on all cruise lines. Gain first-hand knowledge from Captain Greybeard’s cruising experience as he writes about the ships he has been on.
As the name would suggest, this website allows members of the website to review cruises that they have recently been on. They also prompt discussions and online polls about various cruise line based topics. Their blog plays host to a weekly podcast on Thursdays, reporting the latest developments in the cruising world.
For those that crave the latest news presented in an interesting manner, Cruise Maven is a good blog to subscribe to. They use a lot of emotional descriptions for their pieces of writing, and post plenty of pictures, graphs and videos to convey their message.
Cruise Miss conveys a casual dialogue about cruising, as if indulging in a one-on-one conversation rather than an internet blog article. Cruise Miss enthusiastically writes about her own experiences aboard different sailings. The site shares information from other bloggers and cruise industry personnel, easily making Cruise Miss the place to get the latest updates.
Cruise Radio created by Doug Parker is a platform where cruise enthusiasts can listen to podcasts and interviews with well respected industry figures. There have been 225 shows produced to date and there are around 80,000 downloads per month.
Specific Cruise Line Related Blogs
This blog, run by P&O cruises, features a different format of reporting. They ask recent customers about their experience and show off photographs of what they have seen. They also interview staff members about their jobs and what they do.
John Heald boasts over 18 million views of his blog. This fact makes sense when you realise he is a senior director at Carnival Cruises and shares an insider point of view. His frequent updates and emotive language are sure to get people looking towards Carnival for their next holiday.
Royal Caribbean’s unofficial fan blog takes a very peppy approach to all things relating to RCCL’s fleet. Plenty of pictures are used to allure and entice visitors. The fans are actual passengers (both past and present) presenting their cruise experience in a positive light. Besides photographs, Videos are posted, as well. Much of the emphasis is placed on all the activities taking place on board.
Cunard has a classy approach to their blog, and it is split up into separate and distinct sections. The blog provides links to their latest YouTube videos for visual pleasure, as well as “special guests” sharing their insights of appearing on a Cunard ship. Interviews with staff inform readers on how they provide quality service. For the reader’s pleasure, there are highlights of upcoming events and enrichment programs scheduled on their entire fleet.
Besides reading this blog, these 10 best cruise blogs are easy reading and may just be instrumental in swaying you into a new holiday adventure. Open up the links and get started on some interesting reading !
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Written by Veronica Shine