Please make your suggestions something that the cruiselines CAN do. So many of them are really very good suggestions but also understand that radical changes and changes that require re-constructing the ship itself are not going to be really practicable. Small things that the cruiselines can implement are always the best and most likely to actually happen.
In regard to "require re-constructing the ship", I think these are valid. Look at what RCCL is doing to its ships. Cutting them in half and reconfiguring them. All of the lines are building new ships. These could be design suggestions for the them.
I have to echo "Showcat". Is there any real point to seriously thinking this through and laying out all kinds of creative suggestions if no one in any position of responsibility in the cruisellines is going to read this site and possibly "take it to the top" for suggested implementation? We all just end up talking to each other, as it were, and ....... whistling in the wind! pw
Probably. So long as the suggestions are good ones that are pretty well thought out and serious then yes I am sure they might even start checking more often. Will they do anything? Who knows but they might as they do listen to their customers. I know that in the past some of the 'management' of differant cruiselines have looked at the boards. Now if people try and make this a board for silly talk and unhelpful flaming of cruiselines then they just might not think it worth there time. If done properly they might come to understand that this is a great source of information for improvements! It is really up to all of you to make or break this message board. We are going to do our best to remove any silly or outright stupid remarks and hope others report any they see that Donna, Mike or myself might miss. Just hit the "report this message" button.
Jim have you contacted the cruise lines and let them know about this message board? I think it's a great way for cruise lines to see what it is the consumers want, and for the lines that make more changes they will probally increase their revenue, make customers happy and create a win/win situation. Please put the words out to the management or upper management of the lines so that they know where to get free information and maybe be the first line to try out a great new idea!