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Our Story

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.

As a millennial in his thirties, Jason is a cruise expert with over 150 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. Now he frequently travels with his wonderful wife Heidi.

Jason is also the Cruise Editor at TravelAge West. He additionally contributes to Cruise Travel and Porthole magazines, and the Cruise Radio podcast. Plus, he is the writer of The Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur for MiceChat, and he has previously contributed to the Travel ChannelFox NewsUSA Today-10Best and The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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