Exactly what I experienced! Way back when as we decided which cruise line we would book with, we used the ship reviews to help with that. Now we are looking for other cruisers cruise reviews for their recent ALASKA trips to see what they thought of the ships actually on those trips, the excursions, the ports, etc. I tried a search or two on this and another site but not with a lot of specific success. I thought it was just my lack of board skills, which add time to the task. For now, I don't care about the experiences with the same cruise lines in other parts of the world. Now next year or year after, that may be what I need. Can't please em!