Q – OK, I suppose we are “truth” groupies. We read all of your consumer sites which is why we seem to know more about the travel industry than anyone else at our dinner parties or on Facebook. Travel really has more “Fake News” than any other topic because anyone can write an opinion. Our question has to do with the Editor who does most of your writing – how many cruises has he actually been on. Please don’t be insulted by the question but we are curious as there are so many opinions expressed here that it would be helpful to have some first-hand knowledge as to who is doing the evaluating.
A – There actually is a profile of our Senior Editor on the site so we’ll just briefly summarize: Mr. Turen was a Vice President of one of the major lines and he has personally sailed on 139 ships to date. He has been named the world’s top luxury cruise specialist for the past 17 years by Conde Nast Traveler. But that is not, on its own, a reason to believe what we say. The real reason has a lot more to do with our complete lack of advertising, hype, amateur faceless “critics” and promotional deals.