CRUISE WRITING AND SAMPLE ARTICLES

Although I write on a wide variety of travel topics, a particular area of expertise is cruising, one of the fastest-growing and constantly evolving tourism sectors. I started as a specialist in river cruising and now also cover the expedition cruising and luxury cruising sectors.

 

What does it take to be an expert cruise writer? The practical experience of six or seven river and ocean cruises annually Weekly cruise column 'The Shipping News' in the Traveller section of leading Australian broadsheet newspapers The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, further syndicated in numerous regional and New Zealand newspapers and published online at traveller.com.au, which has 2.6 million unique monthly views. The publication of cruise stories in some of Australia's leading media outlets, such as TravellerAustralian Gourmet 

Traveller and Cruise PassengerAnd a highly respected cruise Facebook page

that keeps readers and followers up to date on the latest cruise news and views.

 

If you require cruise content, there are few professional cruise writers in a better

position, or who have more experience, to supply it.

CRUISE OVERVIEWS & ROUND-UPS

I contribute full-length cover stories of up to 2,500 words, and leading travel features of between 1,100 and 2,400 words, to major newspapers and magazines, covering the latest in cruise trends, updates and overviews.

CRUISE FEATURES & SHIP REVIEWS

I also write both descriptive and personal experience stories of up to 1,600 words in major media outlets covering actual cruise journeys, outlining what readers can expect from particular cruises, and reviewing ships.

RELATED CRUISE STORIES

Port reviews, overviews of various cruise ports and destinations and articles on individual shore excursions are also among the cruise-related material that I produce and have regularly published.

AWARD-WINNING CRUISE WRITING

In 2016, I won the Media Award at the annual CLIA Australasia Cruise Industry Awards. The award was for the best cruise story of the year: an article on a Silversea cruise in Greece and Turkey.

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                        Cruise Insight, a Facebook page on which the imaginary Captain Waters provides updates on the river, expedition and luxury cruise sectors. The page covers news, ships, destinations and cruise FAQs for cruise enthusiasts keen to keep up with the scene, and industry professionals who want to keep an eye on this rapidly growing tourism sector.

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO MY LATEST WEEKLY 'SHIPPING NEWS' CRUISE COLUMN IN TRAVELLER.
 
BRIAN JOHNSTON. Thoughtful, useful and honest travel advice. Always.

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