Who Are The Top 50 And Cruise Vloggers To Watch?
Despite the cruise shutdown, cruise vlog channels on YouTube have been very active – with new ones launching too.
Earlier this year, I started to pull together a list of all the top cruise vlog channels I was following (or aware of) on YouTube, and I surprised myself how many there were – 57 and counting as of today. I am sure I have missed many off my list below (and if I have, please add a comment on this post and I will add them).
Hopefully, this list will help anyone interested in cruising to discover new channels to follow and to learn from the extensive, growing and diverse collection of cruise channels across YouTube.
I included channels on the list where at least 80% of the content looks to be cruise focused.
As I built the list, I started adding the number of subscribers and all-time views for the channels, with an aim to update them every 3 – 6 months. The subscriber count is visible on most channels (unless they have turned that option off in YouTube settings) and the all-time views are available on SocialBlade.
Below is the chart of all the channels and that data so far
Comparing the data I collected in February with that in May, there were three things I noticed:
- OVER 100,0000: There are now three cruise vlog channels with over 100,000 subscribers as Cruise With Ben and David passed that YouTube milestone number and earned the YouTube Silver Tablet (congratulations!!). That means that two of the three channels with over 100,000 channels are UK-based!! My channel Tips For Travellers (183,000) being the other UK-based channel. Don’s Family Vacations (108,000) who is Canada based is the other channel. At present, no USA-based channel is over 100,000 – though two are getting close and suspect they will be soon.
- MOST SUBSCRIBERS ADDED: The fastest growing channel in terms of subscribers since February was Emma Cruises (also UK!) who added 28,400 subscribers in the period between February and May.
- CREW-RUN CHANNELS GROWING FAST: Channels set up by current, or recently left, ship crew are ones to watch as a number have launched (I counted 6), and seem to be growing fast and adding subscribers and views quickly. The two fastest growing in this period have been (1) USA-based The Ship Life with 56,300 subscribers (making him the 9th largest cruise vlog channel in the world) and (2) UK’s Chris Wong Vlogs, who works on Royal Caribbean Ships, and only started posting a year ago and is already the 4th biggest UK-based creator cruise vlog channel based on subscribers (39,600 subscribers). I am really enjoying the various crew channels as they bring a new angle to coverage. In the next update I will make it easier to know which those channels are.
Here is the list, and please leave a comment if your channel or one you follow is missing so I can add it
I hope this list helps people find new channels to watch and support, as there is such a wide range of content and passions here.
How generous are you to do this Gary! Typical of you! Thank you.
Thanks, I wasn’t sure about posting but I found (and keep finding) so many new channels to me – and many of these will be THE channels of the future… Going to be fun as cruising starts up watching all of these
Very useful – found lots of channels to follow, thanks Gary!
I love this list! There are some amazing people on here. My wife has a travel channel with a lot of cruising if you want to see if she would be a good fit for this list. Her name is @haleewithaflair
Hey Gary. Some of the vloggers I really enjoy veiwing weekly is The Tyler Show, Travel With Nick, The Cruise World and so many more
Americans love the British accent 😁!
Thank you! This is sooo inspiring. Time for me to start a YouTube channel! I’ve been on 71 cruises.
Hi Gary! I am recently new into the cruise vlogging world. Please do add me, thank you!
Hi Gary, I messaged yesterday but my YouTube channel is actually “Cruising With JT” — thank you!
Thanks! Will add you to the list!
Thank you so much Gary, appreciate it!! Everyone starts at the beginning and then the journey is incredible! I am up over 200 subscribers now and just announced my adventure 2 days ago! Let the fun begin! Going on 5 cruises the rest of this year and excited to capture and share content and my experiences!
John aka Cruising With JT
Hi it’s Jerry and Jill (the Cruising Canucks) enjoy your videos and reviews – it looks like you were on the Niew Statendam right after us a few weeks ago! We have cruised dozens of times but just started to do cruise vlogs on our return to cruising this past Christmas. We felt the same way as you about cruising during COVID.
We are small but growing fast and would really appreciate a mention on your list. We will be vlogging Holland America this March and then a month of cruising in Europe for the first time ever this summer!
We typically do 4-6 cruises each year and can’t wait to share our adventures with everyone.
Our youtube channel can be found at…https://www.youtube.com/cruising_canucks
Jerry and Jill
Hi there! Fab!! Will add the channel on next update. Added it to my spreadsheet so don’t forget!