This site features cruise reviews and cruise forums frequented by a very active user-base of knowledgeable, experienced cruisers. Forums are organized by cruise line, cruise ports and other cruise-related topics. The editors do a good job of allowing free exchange of information about the buying of cruises as well as other aspects of the cruise experience, so you can get real feedback about travel agencies. The site also has a wealth of information about how to choose a cruise, cruise ports, and fun features including a cruise humor section, frequent polls and a daily cruise trivia challenge. CruiseMates is very much a real community, with a core group of members getting together to go on periodic CruiseMates-sponsored cruises.