My cruise writing career began in 2015 with Toronto-based travel trade website Open Jaw. As "the industry's biggest mouthpiece", Open Jaw provides news content for the travel trade, keeping travel agents informed of all industry related news and development. I was a regular contributor to the Cruise Feature column and appeared on the bi-weekly newsletter Splash Cruise News. Following are samples of my articles published on Open Jaw.

River Cruising                 Cruising without Kids on Disney                  My Favourite Ports Part II         

Cruise Cuisine                Weddings at Sea

Cruise Excursions          Small Ship Cruising for Solo Travellers

Cruise Dress Code         Koningsdam Ship Review

Keeping Fit At Sea         Cuba Cruise Review

Blissful Sea Days           My Favourite Ports Part I

In 2017 I began contributing to Montreal-based travel trade publication LogiMonde Media. LogiMonde publishes PAX - a glossy bound magazine distributed to 8,000 travel agencies across Canada ten times a year. My column in the magazine is aptly named Your Cruise Coach, with cruise reviews and industry trend editorials. Following are sample articles published in PAX magazine.

Luxury Cruising on Regent Seven Seas                 Adventure Canada's Newfoundland Expedition

River Cruising with Avalon Waterways                   Holiday Cruising

Crystal Mozart Cruise Review                                  Family Cruise Guide

River Cruise Guide                                                    Weddings at Sea

I have also been published onPaul Gauguin Cruises 2018 consumer brochure as well as the October 2017 issue of Lakeland Boating. In January 2018 I appeared in AAA (Hudson Valley) Home and Away consumer magazine.

My newest partnership is with and Vacay Network, where I will be providing cruise content for this growing website. Watch for more articles appearing here soon. 

Top 4 Cruise Destinations in 2018 
​5 Cruise Destinations in or Near Canada

Additionally, my articles have been published on the blogsiteWhat Travel Writers Say

I am always looking for opportunities to preach the merits of cruising to the world. If you are a travel supplier, media or tourist board, I would be happy to discuss any collaboration to help each other accomplish this goal. Please reach out to me!


Ming Tappin, ACM

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