About Cruise Buzz

Explore. Discover. Share.

Use Cruise Buzz to help decided where to cruise

One of our goals is to report live from the ships sharing information about the overall experience under our Blogger-at-Large series. You will find information about cruise ships and places near the sea. Explore what’s buzzing at the cruise lines and gain insight into the wonderful world of cruising.

We use the latest technology to inspire, share, and engage travelers.  We go on the ships and report back via CruiseBuzz.net and major social media outlets including TwitterGoogle+YouTubeFacebookInstagramLinkedInPinterest, and Tumblr.


Carrie Finley Bajak

My name is Carrie Finley Bajak I am glad you are here.

If you are reading this brief bio about me it means that you and I probably share the same passion: a love for cruising and enjoying the many benefits of traveling at, on or by the sea.

I am the Chief Experience Ambassador at Cruise Buzz, which I started when I owned a cruise travel agency in 2006. While working in cruise sales, I earned the ranking of Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC) from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and I  received  certifications from Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Crystal Cruises. Attending theses rigorous training programs gave me the ability to match people with product, which has always been my goal.

After the recession and because I wanted to work in marketing and media relations,  I switched gears from sales and moved into marketing and public relations. The jump from sales to marketing was an easy one for me because my passion has always been storytelling.
What I learned along the way is that as a small business owner, you need a champion working on the technology forefront who is able to sift through vast amounts of data, best practices, and information to help save you time and money.
Yes, there is no shortage of information and recommendations available to help you plan and purchase a cruise vacation, what I offer is the “voice of reason.”  Does the brochure or brand promise match your lifestyle and vacation budget? What will you actually do in port? How will make sure that what you think you are buying in terms of your cruise vacation is actually what you will get? How about port: what will you do in port with limited time?

Think of me as your personal cruise concierge

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I develop content  for apps, websites, printed materials, blogs and social media. I spend a lot of time researching, reporting, and engaging with consumers, brands, suppliers, bloggers, and travel agents. Chances are, if you have questions, then I have answers.

Full disclosure

Although we enjoy travel benefits like discounted or complimentary travel, we go out of our way to make sure that what we write is truthful and accurate.  As a brand journalist and former travel agent , Carrie is knowledgeable about what consumers want. In addition, Carrie has completed advanced level training from leading cruise lines, which separates her from other travel writers.