about me

a picture of the writer behind the cruise obsessed blog

My name is Allison and I am obsessed with cruising.

I love exploring the world by sea, finding new and interesting itineraries, optimizing my packing strategy, and planning unforgettable excursions. In between cruises, I’m always daydreaming about being back onboard. Since I’m a writer, I decided to start a blog to share my obsession with others, find my cruising community, and hopefully help convert people to the cruising life.

In fact, I’m so obsessed with cruising that I decided to become a travel advisor to help people plan the cruises of their dreams. Here are some of my training qualifications:

  • Masters in Adventure from Royal Caribbean University
  • Celebrity Cruises‘ Five Star Academy Graduate
  • Gold Tier First Mate with Virgin Voyages
  • Commodore Certification from Princess Cruises (and a Princess Alaska Expert)
  • Holland America Platinum Advisor
  • AmaWaterways Certified Advisor
  • Windstar Star Specialist
  • Regent Seven Seas Master’s Degree
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Master’s Degree

I’m also an ASTA Verified Travel Advisor and a CLIA Accredited Cruise Counsellor.

Book your next cruise with me at Novel World Travel!

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