Privacy policy

We built and its companion Shipmate app to help cruisers share and read cruise reviews as well as get together and share their experiences. To do that, we collect personal information about you. We understand this personal information is YOURS. As such, we give you control over your personal information. helps you share information with other cruisers and make new friends. You choose what information to put in your profile, including contact and personal information, pictures and interests. At any time, you can modify all of this through your Settings page.

This Privacy Policy describes how we use and protect your personal information. By accepting the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of Service during registration, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective upon acceptance for new users and is otherwise effective on December 5, 2012.

What information do we collect?

You can browse and read most of the content without telling us who you are. In order to use the interactive features, including joining a cruise roll call, posting a cruise review or participating in the forums, you are required to register. If you choose to give us personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States. We may collect and store the following personal information:

  • email address, physical contact information, gender;

  • general information about you such as full name, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies;

  • information based on your activities on (such as your cruises, reviews or posts to the discussion forum);

  • community discussions, dispute resolution, correspondence sent to us; and

  • standard web log information, such as connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from our site, ad data, and IP address

How secure is the information we collect?

Your information is stored on our web host's servers located in the United States. is committed to industry best practices concerning security to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information in our possession. However, as you know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

How do we use your information?

The personal information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web pages and the quality of our service. We will only share this information with companies or individuals outside of under the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.

  • It is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.

  • We transfer information about you if is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

  • We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users interested in scuba diving on a particular cruise, for example. Such information does not identify you individually.

What if I want you to delete my information?

First of all, we'll be sorry to see you leave! However, if you decide that you no longer wish to have an account with us, all you need to do is get in touch with us at Just let us know that you want to delete your information & account, and we'll take care of you!

Children under age 13

This site is not directed to persons under 13. does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us through the contact us page.

How do we use cookies?

Cookies are small text files that help us analyze our site, customize our services, content and advertising, and identify you and maintain your signed-in status, among other uses. Like many websites, certain features on our site are available only through the use of cookies. You are always free to decline our cookies, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of our services. Should we allow advertisers on our site, those advertisers may use cookies. We have no control over third-party cookies.

Third parties

This document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Changes may periodically update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.


If you have questions about this privacy policy, please let us know.