About Us

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 81 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.

Before starting Popular Cruising, Jason was a regular contributing editor at CruiseMates. He now also participates as a co-host on Cruize Cast and contributes to Porthole Magazine, Onboard.com and the Travel Channel. Plus, he is a monthly cruise columnist for the U-T San Diego newspaper.