Brittany Chrusciel

Brittany Chrusciel, Freelancer
Title: Freelancer
Location: Asbury Park, New Jersey

Brittany Chrusciel has been reporting on travel by land and sea for over a decade. Formerly Cruise Critic's Destinations Editor, she has been quoted in publications including the LA Times, Skift, and USA Today.


  • Staff member at Cruise Critic (2013-2020)
  • SATW panel moderator (2017, Barbados)
  • Guidepoint Digital Copy Editor (2020-2021)
  • Freelance Writer and Editor (2021-Current)
  • Contributor to TIME's 2023 Greatest Places List (2023)


Brittany Chrusciel has sailed on river ships, expedition vessels, mega-ships, and world voyages, and is writing this from the balcony of a luxury yacht. She has spent 10 years as a cruise writer focusing on ports and destinations. You can find her as a contributor across publications including Travel Weekly, U.S. News & World Report, Fodor's, Toronto Star, AAA,, Travel Market Report, and more.

When she's not cruising the globe, Brittany can be found in her shoreside home of Asbury Park, NJ, and is an enthusiastic contributor to Jersey's Best Magazine.


Brittany Chrusciel has a BA in English with a focus in Writing from Marist College and minors in Spanish, Political Science, and Global Studies. She spent four months at sea visiting a dozen countries and studying through the University of Virginia on the MV Explorer as part of the Semester at Sea abroad program.

Brittany has been employed as a writer, editor, and copy editor, allowing her the ability to follow copy through all phases of the editorial process.

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