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Archive for November, 2013

Customer’s Top Complaints – Customers

Admittedly the cruise industry reputation has taken a hit the last year or so with several high profile incidents; from the sadly tragic Costa Concordia (where 32 lives were lost, and the Captain is currently on trial), to mechanical breakdowns that left ships adrift. I’m certainly not trying to diminish the seriousness of these incidents, [...]

Unique Golf Opportunity

There are some people who play golf only occasionally, and there are certainly those think golf is simply a total waste of time. But there is a significant number of people, who like me, are addicted to playing the  game. I like it because it’s a game you don’t have to really excel at to enjoy. [...]

Is Cruise Value a Negative Factor?

Is the fact that cruising is a top vacation value now a negative factor? Throughout the history of CruiseMates we have encouraged people to use travel agents to book their cruises, and we still say this is the best way to go. But a recent series of cruise world events has made it harder for [...]

Cruise With Only a Backpack

In the late 1990s when I cruised several times a year, or more, I had to take along two 27″ suitcases, as well as at least 2 carry-ons, and Mrs. Kuki would drag along the same. Our bags were so over filled it was crucial that we buy luggage on wheels or we’d have had to [...]