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Archive for January, 2014

Consider These Before You Book

Whether you’re ready to jump in and book a cruise, or you’re just beginning to think of the possibilities, there are two items I believe should be your first considerations. How To Book There are multiple ways to book a cruise; you can find a local “brick and mortar” travel agency in all variety of [...]

Cruising’s Multiple Personalities

To the uninitiated, with assistance from cruise line marketing campaigns and word of mouth from their friends and neighbors, many people view cruising through mental images of fine dining, fancy dress, lively fun on sun decks, and Las Vegas style floor shows. Today’s cruise industry is much more complex than that; cruising today has multiple [...]

Focus Group, Survey and Poll Results

During the course of the last twelve months I assigned myself the task of performing very extensive, time consuming, and expensive cruise research;including focus groups, surveys, and polls. My deadline has come, and it’s time to share the results of this fantastically interesting work. All of the mathematical work required to tabulate the final results [...]

Reminiscing

2013 has come to a close. I think as each year ends and a new year begins we all look back at what we’ve done, and forward to what we are going to do. So this week’s blog is about me looking back. I’ve been writing for Cruisemates for near 14 years, and I’ve certainly [...]