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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 [...]

Nigerian Scam Comes To Cruising

Over the years, I’m sure most everyone has received emails  from purported lawyers , offering large amounts of money from wealthy business people, or inheritances from unknown, long lost relatives. These have generally come to be referred to as Nigerian email scams. There have been all sorts of various take offs on these scams, and now I’m happy to [...]

No Guarantee Of A Seaworthy Vessel

To be clear, and up front, it’s plainly obvious that I am an an avid cruise enthusiast. I think cruising is the best vacation experience available. It combines vacation, travel, entertainment, and adventure, all quite inexpensively. And I do believe the vast majority of sailings are safe, and incidents and issues are indeed very rare. [...]

Cruising Social

Unless you are cruising with a group of family members, an affinity group, or participating in a themed cruise, the social life of the ship is not likely your first consideration when choosing a cruise. Nor do I think it’s one of the top things cruise line executives and advertising agencies consider when planning ships and [...]

Tethered To Technology

There is no question that our global society has been dramatically altered by advancements in technology, that continue to change almost daily. One of the fastest growing industries these days is creating “apps” for smart phones. Today there are young people who have grown up without ever knowing what a land line telephone was, other than an [...]

Trust And Mistrust

A short while back the big story in the news was the “revelation” of the U.S. government “spying” on the heads of state of various nations around the world, as well as people “of interest” around the world. In the news all of this is referred to as a result of the actions of James [...]

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, [...]