Declares December 5 ‘National Cruise Review Day’ to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary celebrates one decade of accumulating cruise reviews

Wakefield, Mass.And the December 5th2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — is celebrating its 10th anniversary by announcing today, December 5th, “National Cruise Review Day”. Over the course of 10 years, the cruise advice and enthusiast website has accumulated over 220,000 ship reviews and 306,000 port reviews from its user base. was launched in December 2012 As a cruise community offering reviews of major, premium, luxury and river cruise lines. Partnering with major cruise lines and travel agencies, the website features “verified” reviews, meaning a review confirms that the member author has sailed the cruise and ship.

Over the past 10 years, has expanded to offer a range of cruise advice and news content, user-submitted photos, regular calls, and a robust community of cruise enthusiasts. The site has also become a travel planning resource with a wide range of cruise search functionality. In addition, offers tools for finding cruises via user-requested filters such as destination, cruise line, cruise ship, ports, and month of sailing. With so many search options and reviews, has become a “one-stop-shop” website for travelers to plan their perfect cruise.

Over the years, has enhanced its deal-finding capabilities. It offers highly advanced tools that track thousands of sailings and provide a range of fares from various lines and travel partners. As an extension of this tracking, has developed Price Drop Alerts, allowing users to sign up for email notifications when the price drops on scheduled cruises. The site also offers a weekly deals email featuring special offers from various retailers and cruise lines.

In 2013, acquired cruise app Ship Mate (now Shipmate), which supplies the website with reviews, user photos, travel advice, bargain price search, community-led chat functionality, ships, and the port. Available on both iOS and Android, Shipmate also offers ship tracking, deck cameras, and other community chat tools.

At a glance, here are the highlights has achieved in the past 10 years:

  • Over 220,000 ship reviews and 306,000 port reviews

  • Over 940,000 marine photos submitted by members

  • Over 2.6 million Shipmate app downloads (iOS and Android)

  • Produced over 1,000 cruise tips and news articles

  • 34 cruise itineraries pages, 540 cargo pages, and 1,314 port destination pages were developed

  • The Members’ Choice Awards rankings have been created for six years, to celebrate the best cruise lines and ships of the year

  • Developed the first future cruise credit tracker on Shipmate

  • Produce 4+ free subscription based cruise deals and advice emails per week

  • Helped thousands of users save big on cruise fares over the past 10 years with deal offers and price alerts

National Cruise Review Day

To celebrate all the reviews received so far and the cruise industry’s bright future post-pandemic, has named December 5th Annual cruise reviews day celebration. National Cruise Review Day honors the site’s mission of sharing tools to make it easier to plan their next cruise vacation.

“We are very proud of the cruise finder tools we have developed and made available to travelers over the past 10 years,” Jimmy Cash, General Manager of Through our cruise ratings and search features, we have helped many vacationers plan their dream cruises. National Cruise Review Day is a celebration of the cruise reviews we received from our members and sharing our thanks to the community. It also serves as an annual reminder for all travelers to write a review and share feedback. about their previous cruises. reviews encourage users to share their opinions on all aspects of the cruise experience — the good, the bad, and the ugly. Items included in the review solicit comments on the overall perception of the ship, cabins, dining, entertainment, onboard activities, service, ship quality, ports, and embarkation/disembarkation operations.

The goal of’s cruise reviews is twofold – to serve as an outlet for travelers to reflect on their sailing experience and to provide insights for future cruisers as they plan their vacation. In addition, detailed aspects of reviews offer insight into a ship before you even board.

Those who wish to write a cruise review are invited to visit at: For tips on how to write a cruise review, visit: Want to read reviews from members? Visit:

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Finding the right flight isn’t easy, so is here to simplify the process. Everyone from first-time cruisers to seasoned sailors can find their dream vacation with reviews and cruise advice articles, advanced deal search features, user-submitted photos, and an authentic community ready to talk about all things cruising.

What sets apart? Verified Comments from Community Members – This means real reviews by real people. These reviews cover every aspect of the cruise experience, from onboard dining to service, entertainment, and ports. By partnering with major cruise agencies, collects real reviews from actual cruisers who have sailed on the ships they review. For more information, visit:


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