Letter From The Editor: Regarding My Ship Reviews

Dear readers,

Recently I have been receiving many helpful comments regarding my ship and cruise reviews. While I am always open to criticism and feedback, I felt the need to address certain comments that seem to be popping up quite often. These comments began to flow in around day 2 of my Eurodam cruise this past February. These comments were calling the honesty of my reviews into question. I don’t want to further belabor the point, so here are a few comments that I received that I feel the need to address…

The cruise review of the Eurodam, in particular, was seemingly almost too good to be true. Every meal was the best ever; the Captain was the nicest and most accommodating that you’d ever met. I didn’t see a single knock or remotely negative comment in the entire review. I hope that this was truly the case, but I believe that your average reader will not believe your reviews if they’re all glowing with praise for the ship/cruise line.

Never any negatives. No cruise is that perfect! 🙂

I’ve sailed the Eurodam recently with family (including kids the same age as Mike) and am just surprised that Mike had such a great time on this cruise. The reviews just seemed overly enthusiastic. We had a decent time on the cruise itself because of the Family Retreat Cabana. However we all like different things and maybe Mike really DID like it all.

First off, I want to apologize to the readers whose comments I used. I am not trying to embarrass or call you out, I just felt these were the best comments to try to explain my point of view. Many of you have never met me, but for those of you who have, I would hope you know me as a very up-beat and enthusiastic person. I am not one who is easily disappointed or upset. It really can take a lot to ruin something for me. Now, when I board a cruise ship, my enthusiasm and bright outlook go into hyper-mode. At this point, nothing will stop me from having the time of my life. Whether it’s a missed port of call or even a mix up in the dining room. These are just bumps in the road, and I don’t use my rear-view mirror.

As shown above, some of my readers have pointed out that I am too enthusiastic in my reviews. Yes, this is true, mostly because I have never really had a bad cruise, but also because I am a person who doesn’t dwell on the bad things in life. Honestly, if I had something too say about a cruise line or ship that was a major problem, you would hear it loud and clear from me. Like I said, I’ve never really encountered something on a cruise that has ruined a day or entire cruise for me. My reviews will most likely continue to stay very positive and upbeat as long as my cruises continue to be exceptional. If you’re somebody who is looking for the negatives in a cruise review, then I am sorry, this is not the cruise website for you.

To summarize, my reviews may seem over enthusiastic and too perfect, but I am sharing my honest and true opinions. I will continue to write good cruise reviews as long as my cruises are very good. You won’t see many negatives from me, because I am not a negative person. Everybody has a different outlook on life, some people will really enjoy their cruise, some won’t. You’re going to find that I am the former.

Thank you for your understanding, time, readership, loyalty, and feedback. It is much appreciated.

Your Editor,

Mike Faust.

P.S. My review of the Costa Mediterranea is going live at noon. Warning: there aren’t many negatives. 🙂



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.