CruiseMates Cruise Answer Guide

CruiseMates Cruise Answer Guide with "The Answer Guy," Jason Leppert. Have a question about cruising? He'll answer it here.

At 28 years of age, Jason is an avid cruiser with 48 sailings under his belt. He has been cruising since before he was even two years old thanks to his parents' shared passion for traveling and their desire to experience all journeys as a family. Besides being published in the San Diego Union-Tribune and regularly contributing to CruiseMates as a writer and technical consultant, he is additionally 'captain' of his nautically-themed app, design, photo, video, and voice studio, Voyage International.

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Disney Fantasy: A Dream Come True - Part 2
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Disney Fantasy: A Dream Come True - Part 1
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Virtual Cruise: Disney Fantasy
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