This May I’m participating in something called the WordCount Blogathon. It’s basically a group of writers who have challenged each other to post each and every day of the month. Today every member of the Blogathon is writing about the same topic: 10 blogs we can’t live without. This was an easy post to write! There are tons of excellent blogs devoted to cruise travel. Here are just a few of my favorites.
- USA Today Cruise Log
Gene Sloan runs the cruise coverage at USA Today newspaper and his blog touches upon everything and anything that’s cruise related. He’s got quite a following and passionate conversations start on the blog and message board.
- Cruise Diva’s Blog
Linda Coffman, aka the Cruise Diva, is someone to listen to when it comes to cruise advice. She’s the author of many Fodor’s travel guidebooks, including The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises, co-author of Fodor’s The Complete Guide to European Cruises, and contributes to Fodor’s Caribbean Ports of Call, Alaska Ports of Call, European Ports of Call, Bermuda, Greece, and Greek Isles guidebooks.
- Same Ship Different Day
Written by Regent Seven Seas cruise director Jamie Logan, this blog shares news from around the globe via text and photos.
- Avid Cruiser
Ralph Grizzle is the Avid Cruiser and he spends more time on cruise ships than he does at home. He blogs, uploads articles, and has a terrific archive of photos, videos, and podcasts.
- SeaDream’s Blog
This one is a corporate blog, but I really like the friendly tone. It’s a great way to stay connected to the happenings at SeaDream Yacht Club. There’s an entire section devoted to SeaDream’s captains—Terje Willassen, Bjarne Smorawski, Valter Berg, and Johan Dyrnes.
- Silversea Silver Spirit Blog
Silversea launched Silver Spirit in January and this blog enlightens travelers about every aspect of the ship. I especially like how they upload photos from ports of call that Silver Spirit has visited. Last month she was in my neck of the woods: New York City.
- Yacht’s of Seabourn Blog
Seabourn’s blog often relies on photos to communicate the essence of a journey on one of its yachts. I like the photos from actual sailings because it helps let me know what to expect on a similar itinerary. For example, who knew you could enjoy afternoon tea in the desert at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt?
- Expert Cruiser
Anita Dunham-Potter manages this blog/website that often breaks cruise news and reports on controversial topics. You’ll also see Anita’s byline at MSNBC.com as well as a variety of newspapers and magazines.
- The Lazy Sea-Dreamer
Written by a passenger, this blog will teach you just about everything you need to know about cruising with SeaDream Yacht Club. It’s an excellent resource!
- This Is My Yacht
Here’s a cruise blog from travel agent Eric Goldring’s perspective. He caters to the luxury market and is incredibly knowledgeable about many of the cruise lines you’re most interested in learning about. He also runs an informative message board.
There you have it: 10 of my favorite cruise blogs. I’d love to hear about your favorite sites too.