Journalists

Mike Driscoll

Mike Driscoll is the editor-in-chief of Cruise Week, published since June '95. Its readers include most of the top cruise sellers in the industry, industry analysts, and cruise line executives and employees. Mike has covered travel trade issues for more than 25 years. Before Cruise Week, he was the editor of ASTA Agency Management for seven years and is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Driscoll also studied writing at Trinity College, Oxford, England.

Bill Driscoll

Bill Driscoll is the associate editor of Cruise Week. Fortunate enough to have gone on fifteen cruises by the time he was ten years old, Bill has been a lifelong observer of the cruise industry and enjoys learning about it to this day. He recently graduated from Stanford University with a degree in computer science and now contributes articles and handles weekly copy editing and management of Cruise Week's online presence. When not working on Cruise Week, Bill writes for various other online magazines and blogs. He lives in Los Angeles.

Art Sbarsky

Art Sbarsky, Cruise Week's Florida Correspondent, is a happily retired cruise executive who now travels a lot of the time by land and by sea. In the last ten years, he has taken 70 cruises for a total of 481 nights on waters around the world. Having visited all seven continents, Art is a member of the Traveler's Century Club signifying he has been to over 100 countries. But the list of places still to be seen seems to go on and on. His favorite travel quote is: "The world is a novel and he who stays at home reads but one page," which is attributed to many famous travelers/authors.

Ralph Grizzle

Ralph Grizzle, Cruise Week's Europe Correspondent, started his journalistic career at the age of 32 following the conclusion of his "sabbatical decade." From 1980 through 1990, he bicycled across America, pedaled through Europe, and island hopped the South Pacific. Upon returning home, he settled, quite naturally, into a career of travel writing. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and numerous consumer magazines. The North American Travel Journalism Association awarded his article "Ship Shape," which appeared in Hemispheres, tops in the category of "Best Cruise Writing." Ralph operates the popular website avidcruiser.com.