C A R O L Y N   S P E N C E R  B R O W N

Award-winning cruise and travel journalist and editor

specializing in content strategy, development and execution

for cruise lines and travel companies

"Know that you made your mark and you have made a difference!"

Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line


"I express my appreciation for all that you have done to build our cruise business.

On a business level – you’ve been a key driver of the growth and success of Cruise Critic and clearly part of the reason why TripAdvisor bought Cruise Critic ! And on a silly personal level, I kinda feel like your editorials on cruising inspired me and my family to take our first cruise, and the many more after that! So I pass along the appreciation from my kids as well "

Steve Kaufer
Founder and President
TripAdvisor

"Carolyn is 'a true professional' who takes time to listen and always produces a clear and insightful article. She has he​lped the industry grow with her contributions and editorials.  Carolyn has been an absolute inspiration to many around her and has earned her influential status around the world. She has all respect from fellow journalists and operators alike."

Ralph de Klijn
Executive Director, Operations
Viking Cruise Line

"Carolyn Spencer Brown has long been synonymous with Cruise Critic. She is an unapologetic fan of cruising and she has been an integral part of our team for over 16 years. Cruise Critic – and in fact the entire cruise industry – owes Carolyn a huge thank you for the impact she’s had.  Carolyn’s a lifetime member of the TripAdvisor family, but will be missed on a daily basis at Cruise Critic."

Mike Ewing, General Manager
Cruise Critic


You're going to become a Captain. . .which line?

Roy Furchgott

"Thank you for all you have done for all of us. And for all the support you have given me throughout the years.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President

Celebrity Cruises


"What a moment in the evolution of our organization and cruising that we have arrived at with this decision. We’ve come to be coworkers, friends and advocates for the best vacation option in the world. . .cruising. I will miss your incredible storytelling,
your crazy ideas and most of all your laugh. This is not goodbye, never goodbye....till we cruise together again."

Jim Walsh, Senior Sales Manager

Cruise Critic

"You built a household name in the travel industry with Cruise Critic with unparalleled standards of excellence for journalism and professionalism. There is no one like you in the cruise industry and you taught me the foundations of my knowledge and so much more about ships, destinations, itineraries, travel smarts, ATMs, locations, restaurants, and more. I will always admire you."
Mathy Wasserman, Partner
Traveling Giraffes

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