How does your trip get verified? 

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Simon may correct me on this but I think it is the cruise line that is verified rather than individual voyages.

I believe to be "Verified" that gets your cruise information verified through one of their cruise partners.

Way I understand it is that you have to have booked the cruise through a Cruiseline partner travel agency. It is the travel agency who verifies your review. However, without the agent, If you are able to document the cruise through sending in a copy of your invoice and copy of your cruise card you can get your review "verified". Since I do not use TAs I have done the latter with no problem what so ever.

This is correct.

We're able to consider verifying reviews this way on a limited, case-by-case basis. For consideration, send email a copy of your cruise folio and a photo of your cruise card (if available) to


Interesting and thank you. I was wondering why my last review was never verified.

Good, I will take a picture of all of my sail and sign cards.

Hey Simon - does it matter if cruises are verified or not? How does that come into play or is it more of a means to prevent people from just bashing cruises they never took ...

That's my question too...

It looks to me like there are only two forums that publish decent reviews with quality pictures. This one and C.C. For a while the C.C. site was slipping but it looks like they have enhanced things somewhat, particularly in the picture area. Cruiseline has always excelled with pictures both in the reviews and on the forums. Another nice feature of Cruiseline over Brand X is that commentators are allowed to provide info regarding each review through a linkup with Cruiseline forum pages. I really like this as it provides an avenue for additions and corrections to the OP's review, which are often valuable as it enhances ones knowledge of the vessel and that particular cruise. Without such the reader's questions are just left hanging as there is no rebuttal.

About nine weeks ago we got off a month long cruise on a smaller vessel. It was one of the original eight Renaissance ships, the R-3, now the Pacific Princess. I had a dickens of a time trying to find detailed reviewer info on the ship before we sailed. Seems that there isn't many postings on small vessels, compared to the mega-liners.

Both C.C. and Cruiseline are diligent in scrutinizing reviews. C.C. appears to go through an exhaustive scrutiny of each review, which takes days. Cruiseline accomplishes this by having a travel agency vouch for one's cruise, hence the review receives "Verified Review" status. Unfortunately for me, we don't use TAs. For a while, sending in a copy of our detailed booking confirmation along with a copy of our Cruise Card enabled moderators to verify my reviews. Apparently this process consumes a lot of Cruiseline time and resources though as I haven't been able to get verification for my last review after repeated attempts. In my opinion, without verification in this forum, a review is virtually worthless.


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