Best Cruises 2014 Advisors
Our advisors for Travel's Best Cruises 2014 have circled the globe and clocked thousands of miles sailing the high seas. Now, meet the travel experts -- including Anne Campbell, editor for CruisingFromNewYork.com and ShipCriticBlog.com, Stewart Chiron, president and CEO of CruiseGuy.com, and Jason Leppert, Editor-in-Chief for PopularCruising.com -- who came up with our diverse list of cruises that will inspire you to book your next voyage.
Growing up in New Hampshire, Samantha was never much of a jetsetter, but is now a definitive travel expert. After receiving her degree in musical theater at Syracuse University, she spent 8 years as an actress in New York City before joining Travel Channel. Along the way, Samantha has encountered ancient culture in China, transporting her fans to 20 awe-inspiring cities. She also explored Europe, traveling to 65 destinations -- from majestic, modern capitals to ancient coastal towns.
He has appeared on the 4 major networks, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, Travel Channel, FOX Business and CNN.
In addition to scoring TV appearances, Stewart's cruise expertise and recommendations have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, Family Circle, Travel + Leisure, Frommer's Budget Travel and many other publications. Follow Stewart on his website, CruiseGuy.com, or on Twitter @CruiseGuy.
As a journalist she has cruised to every continent on Earth including Antarctica, on vessels ranging from the tiniest crafts to the largest mega-ships, as well as tall ships, expedition vessels, riverboats and even a self-driven houseboat.
As an expert on the cruise industry, she has been interviewed by major publications such as The New York Times, Wall St. Journal and USA Today, and she has been interviewed on CNN, Good Morning America and MSNBC.
He publishes his own website, PopularCruising.com, and also produces the new Popular Cruising Video Podcast. In addition to the Travel Channel, he contributes to Porthole Magazine, Onboard.com, the U-T San Diego newspaper and MiceChat.com. Jason also is a contributor for podcasts such as CruizeCast, Cruise Radio, and Weekend Travel Show. Follow Jason and his travels on Facebook and on Twitter @PopularCruising.
Today, Kwin manages the Destinations and Interests content on TravelChannel.com, which includes the Cruises site section. His role as managing producer requires him and his team to monitor the latest travel news and hot travel trends to keep the website and its accompanying The Traveling Type blog relevant.
When he’s not working, Kwin visits relaxing beach locations, cultural urban epicenters and prime destinations for outdoors enthusiasts, such as Costa Rica, Miami, Santorini, Barcelona, New York City, Paris, London and Brazil. Follow Kwin and his travels on Twitter @KwinMosby.