Cruise Passenger’s Editorial Policy

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Peter Lynch, editor in chief
Peter Lynch, editor in chief

Cruise Passenger has been your trusted source for all things cruise for the past 25 years. We’re passionate about helping you navigate the exciting world of cruising, from the latest ship launches and exotic itineraries to insider tips for finding the best deals and protecting your consumer rights.

This editorial policy outlines our core principles and practices, ensuring transparency and providing you with the information you need to make informed travel decisions.

Independent and Trustworthy Content

Our mission is to deliver independent and unbiased content that empowers you, the consumer. We achieve this through:

  • Fact-checking: Our editorial team meticulously researches all information before publication. We verify sources, cross-reference data, and consult industry experts when necessary.
  • Transparency: We believe in being upfront and transparent. We disclose any potential conflicts of interest, including investments or personal relationships with cruise lines.
  • Diversity of Opinions: We strive to present a balanced perspective. While we celebrate the joy of cruising, we also address potential downsides and provide solutions to navigate them.
  • Accuracy and Readability: Accuracy is paramount. We maintain high editorial standards and prioritize clear, concise writing to ensure a positive user experience.
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News and Information:

  • We report on new ship launches, itinerary updates, and industry developments. We analyze the impact on the cruise market and potential implications for travelers.
  • Our consumer news section provides practical advice on topics like booking, onboard experiences, budgeting, and port excursions. We highlight hidden fees, upgrade strategies, and potential pitfalls to avoid.
  • We curate news related to passenger rights and legal issues on cruise lines. We offer guidance on resolving disputes, navigating emergencies, and understanding insurance options.

Advertising and Sponsored Content:

  • We maintain a clear distinction between editorial content and advertising. All advertising is clearly marked as such, either through visual cues or text identifiers.
  • We accept advertising from reputable companies and services relevant to the cruise industry. We have a strict selection process ensuring these offerings are valuable and relevant to our audience.
  • We do publish sponsored content, which is always clearly marked “Sponsored Content.” This content is commissioned by a cruise line or other travel provider, but it is still written and edited to meet our high editorial standards. Sponsored content will adhere to our principles of accuracy and unbiased information.
  • We maintain complete editorial control over all content, whether sponsored or not. We have the right to refuse any content that doesn’t align with our editorial policy.

Building a Community

We encourage a lively and respectful community. We welcome reader feedback, comments, and questions. We actively participate in discussions and address concerns promptly. However, we reserve the right to moderate content to maintain a positive environment.

Commitment to You

Active cruisers

Cruise Passenger has been your trusted companion on your cruise journey for the past 25 years. We are committed to continuing this legacy by providing accurate, informative, and engaging content.

If you have any questions or suggestions concerning our editorial policy, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Thank you for cruising with us!

Additional Notes:

  • This policy is subject to change at any time. We will notify readers of any significant updates made to this editorial policy.
  • This policy applies to all content published on [Your Website Name], including website content, social media platforms, and any email publications.
  • We encourage other travel websites and media outlets to adopt similar transparent and consumer-centric policies.

The Team at Cruise Passenger

The team at Cruise Passenger is highly experienced in producing content, and we have been reporting on and reviewing the cruise industry for well over 12 years. Our editor in chief created the Traveller sections for The Sydney Morning Herald and the Age and the Explore section for Australian Community Media, which includes the Canberra Times, The Newcastle Herald and 10 other daily titles.