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Chris B Dikmen
  Founder, President & Managing Editor of    
Chris B DikmenChris Dikmen is the Founder and President of The website was launched in June 2002 and has become one of the most popular cruise information and research websites on the Internet.

Mr. Dikmen has been self-employed since 1976 when, at the age of 19, he owned an office services company in Midland, Texas. An interest in technology and computer programming led him to sell his business and move to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in 1987 where he started Diamante Software. In addition to computer consulting services, Diamante Software developed and published sales automation software for Macintosh computers. The highly acclaimed Control Classic software was one of Dikmen's first nationally marketed software products.

In 1998, Mr. Dikmen created and launched Online Agency, the first template-based website design application on the Internet. The revolutionary technology provided travel agents with a quick, simple and affordable way to have a custom website complete with up-to-date cruise content. Online Agency became a huge success and by 2001 had become the fastest growing travel agent organization in the world. Mr. Dikmen sold his interest in Online Agency in 2001. was launched in 2002 and has become one of the largest cruise information websites on the Internet. Over 1 million consumers use to research cruise lines, cruise ships, itineraries, and ports of call. is also the first cruise-oriented "social network" allowing members to create their own Personal Cruise Page with updated blogs, photos and messages to other cruise friends.

Along with his girlfriend of 18 years, Rickee Richardson (who also happens to be's Senior Editor), Mr. Dikmen continues to run the day-to-day operations at Mr. Dikmen and Ms. Richardson are also travel journalists, publishing regular editorial reviews on the website.

Mr. Dikmen's book, "The Perfect Cruise - How to Find, Plan And Enjoy The Perfect Cruise Vacation" was published in August 2004. Over 20,000 copies have been sold to date. When he is not traveling the world by cruise ship, Mr. Dikmen enjoys touring the USA on his Honda Goldwing motorcycle. He and Ms. Richardson two-wheeled across more than 40 states with a goal of riding in all 50 states. Other interests include restoring vintage motorcycles, which he does at his home in Carrollton, Texas.



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