The Project

Purpose. The purpose of the project is to record some of the wisdom of the masses of cruisers who are out there on the water for the dreamers and planners still at their desks, using a focused interview format.

Participants. The interviewees are cruisers who have cruised outside of their home country for more than 2 years. They could be still cruising or have completed their cruise. The interviewees are not in any way selected randomly but this is not a closed pool. Anyone may suggest themselves or a friend for an interview. See the FAQ page for more information on volunteering or suggesting an interviewee.

The interviewer is Livia from SV Estrellita 5.10b. An excellent overview of how the project was conceived can be found in an interview with Livia on Three Sheets NW.

Method. Livia asks the interviewees to respond from their personal experience and not to try to address all possible answers to any given question. Interviewees are asked to express how they cruise not how others should cruise. This is not a reference book on how to cruise but rather a sampling of real cruisers' individual personal experiences.

In addition to a starting pool of questions that Livia generated, readers of her blog were asked for questions, interviewees are asked to generate questions, and readers of The Interview With A Cruiser Project are encouraged to submit questions. As you can see it is a steadily growing bank of questions. Each interviewee is asked 10 questions via email, drawn from the larger bank. As the base of interviews grows, there will be overlap with each question eventually being answered by multiple cruisers. The Project is designed so that readers can sort the interviews to see all interviews that addressed any question in the bank. See the FAQ page for more details on searching for topics.

Contact. You can receive notices about new interviews by subscribing, by following us on Facebook or Twitter, or adding this site to your feed reader of choice.

For information on suggesting a question, volunteering to interview, contacting interviewees, and other details, see the FAQ page.

Email Livia at or visit us at our own cruising blog.