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Full Disclosure | FAQ
Avid \Av”id\, a. Longing eagerly for; eager. – Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary
Welcome to the Avid Cruiser website!
My goal is to help people like you make informed cruise vacation decisions by providing you with content that is personal, passionate, informed and inspired.
On this site, you’ll find articles, videos and photos designed to help you make the best decision for your cruise vacation, your time on ship and your time in destinations.
It’s important that you know about my relationships with the companies I report on and fees I receive for projects, referrals and leads.
You should know about my relationships with the companies I report on.
How is Avid Cruiser supported?
Cruise lines, destinations and travel agents do support Avid Cruiser, primarily through project-based fees. Cruise lines and destinations, for example, hire me to produce videos or other projects. Does their funding bias me? I like to think not, but perhaps it does. I always strive to be truthful and helpful. The most important thing I have is my credibility.
Do cruise lines or destinations ever pay me to write specific articles? I wish!
Do they ever dictate to me what to write? Never.
Do they ever ask me to remove stories that they may not like from my web site? No.
Do I filter negative comments from readers? No. On the contrary, I encourage opposing views or any information that will help inform others. In fact, when someone sends me a personal email complaining about something on a cruise or a ship, I ask them to post their remarks in the comments section on Avid Cruiser so that all can benefit.
Do I cruise for free? Yes, and to answer those who have asked, they do treat me like a VIP. But show me one person who the cruise lines do not treat as a VIP. And besides, almost all staff at all cruise web sites and publications travel for free. We’re invited on press trips and inaugurals, all expenses paid. Otherwise, we couldn’t afford to travel the way we do. Can you trust our reporting? That’s something only you can judge.
Am I a travel agent? No. But I do make recommendations to those who ask for them, and I may receive commissions from travel agents or travel suppliers for referrals and leads.
Thank you for dropping by. I hope to see you here more often.
Best regards, Ralph Grizzle