There are hundreds of cruises available: we help you pick the right one. VacationCruisesInfo.com features unbiased reviews to help people decide which cruise would be best for them.
We conduct a standardized analysis of each product and give no-nonsense conclusions and comparisons that look at the value of each.
Each VacationCruisesInfo.com review features a standard multi-point analysis that considers every aspect of cruise experience, from the boarding experience to how quickly you can get off the ship after the cruise is done, and everything imbetween. We look at all of the rooms, visit every bar and restaurant and judge the quality of the food. We check the room service, swim in the pools and experience the poolside service.
Our full reviews are conducted by our anonymous reviewer, whose identity is not known to the cruise lines, crews or other passengers. This ensures that they get the same service as every other passenger on the ship: they do not receive any preferential treatment.
Our first impression reviews are carried out by other staff on the site, and may be based on our experiences on a press cruise or ship preview. These reviews are clearly indicated with the term First Impressions Review in the title, and do not have scores associated with them.
Gene Sloan writes about cruising for USA TODAY, the nation’s top-selling newspaper, and oversees USA TODAY’s online cruise site, The Cruise Log. Sloan’s stories also are distributed by the Gannett News Service to more than 80 other U.S. newspapers with a combined circulation of more than five million, including the Cincinnati Enquirer, The Detroit Free Press and The Arizona Republic.
Sloan has written about travel for nearly 20 years and has spent more than 1,200 days on the road. He helped launch USA TODAY’s first print travel section, the weekly “Go” section, in 1995. He also helped launch its successor, the weekly “Destinations & Diversions” section begun in 1998. Prior to writing about travel, Sloan covered the television industry for USA TODAY, and he also has served as an editor in the paper’s Life section.
In 2009, Sloan made his television debut, serving as an on-air expert for Cruises We Love!, a 12-part series that aired on the Travel Channel. Sloan also has contributed to several travel guidebooks including the 2010, 2011 and soon-to-be-released 2012 editions of Frommer’s Alaska, and he co-writes the annual Frommer’s Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call guide.
Before joining USA TODAY in 1990, Sloan wrote book reviews for the Chicago Tribune and worked at The Wilson Quarterly, a scholarly journal in Washington, D.C. His writing has won many awards, including a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers and a Gold Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association.
Sloan, 42, grew up in Chicago and holds a Bachelors of Arts in history from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He lives with his wife and three daughters near Philadelphia.
Our cruise reviewer is anonymous. They book their ticket, join the cruise and experience it just like any other passenger without revealing their identity to the cruise line, crew or other passengers. This ensures that they get the same experience as other passengers, either good or bad.
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