About Cruise Addicts

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MOS@IC Group Cruise in October 2005 aboard Mariner of the Seas

About Us

Since its creation in 1999, Cruise Addicts has established itself as a premier online community for those who love cruise travel.

Cruise Addicts reaches new and seasoned cruise traveler’s from all over the world. Our aim is to help bring our readers up-close with the ever-changing choice of cruises. We provide industry news, travel tips, ship reviews, and destination stories to share. Our users want to keep up with the latest news and industry trends.

Cruise Addicts founder and editor, John Shallo has been quoted in the New York Times, Travel Pulse and on the Porthole Cruise Magazine website. He has also been featured on Cruise Radio and Travel With Rick. Cruise Addicts is regularly listed as one of the top cruise travel blogs and publications on sites like CruisePortAdvisor.comFeedSpot.com, CruiseLawNews.com, and Cariloha.com.

Our Readership


United States: 73.8%
Canada: 8.10%
United Kingdom: 5.63%
Australia: 2.79%
Finland: 0.81%


Male: 42.97%
Female: 57.03%


18-24: 12.52%
25-34: 21.53%
35-44: 19.45%
45-54: 16.70%
55-64: 16.36%
65+   : 13.44%

Our Social Media Overview

Twitter followers: 23.8 K
Facebook fans: 24.5 K
Instagram followers: 1.95 K
Pinterest 40.7K monthly viewers

Recent Ship Reviews

Empires of the Mediterranean – Viking Sea Ship Review

MSC Divina – Ship Review – MSC Cruises

Our Roku Channel

About Us | 10 Cruise Addicts created the industry’s first Cruise Travel ROKU Channel. This device is now built into many new TV’s and can be added to any existing TV. Our audience and content continue to grow. Already own a ROKU Add our Cruise Addicts Channel today.

Cumulative Installs: 105 K
Total Minutes Watched Per Month: 34 K
New Installs Per Month: 1 K

Press Trips and Partnerships

Cruise Addicts features professional journalists and videographers. We have worked with a large number of top brands across the globe, a selection of which are shown below. We are available for press trips, tailored experience reviews, and ambassadorship.


Cruise Addicts would be interested in hearing about opportunities to review:

•   Pre/Post cruise accommodations
•   Port destinations, restaurants, food tours, activities and excursions
•   Family-focused cruising
•   Clothing and equipment relevant to cruise travel and excursions
•   New and updated ships and destinations
•   Travel-related products, such as comparison smartphone applications, sites, insurance, booking tools, etc.

All reviews are unbiased, honest opinions and will include a disclaimer for reader transparency

Paid Advertising

•  ‘Partnership Brands’ sidebar advertising, to appear on content pages, including the homepage
•  Sponsored Email Advertising and Promotion
•  Unbiased and relevant guest articles featuring one commercial link and a disclaimer that the article was written in conjunction with your brand
•  Competition hosting, using interactive advertising on social media to reach a large, targeted customer base
•  Inclusion in the Travel Gear section of the site, following a review of your product

Advertising rates are competitive but flexible


Email us at John@cruiseaddicts.com