Popular Cruising is your fun, refreshing oasis for cruise reviews and behind-the-scenes explorations of cruising in videos, photos, and words. We were christened in 2012 by our “captain” and editor-in-chief, Jason Leppert.

At 31 years of age, Jason is a cruise expert with 94 sailings under his belt and a fresh, youthful perspective on the industry. He has been cruising since before he was even two years old thanks to his parents’ shared passion for traveling and their desire to experience all journeys together as a family.

Jason is also the resident cruise expert at the Travel Channel. He additionally contributes to Cruise Travel and Porthole magazines, Onboard, Tripfilms and the Cruise Radio and Weekend Travel Show podcasts. Plus, he is a monthly cruise columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper and writer of The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur for MiceChat.