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Old June 18th, 2008, 07:04 PM
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"Mercury
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May 11, 2007
It wasn`t as great as their claims."

This is the last posted "Reader Review" on Celebrity Mercury. Not sure why it was even accepted as a review. It is not very helpful and also over a year old. With the controversy and on-board arguments about food, styles, worn carpets, refurbishments, etc etc, why don't people just post a well-worded review of their cruise on the Ship Reviews. Then we could all read the views of several people who took the same cruise and determine for ourselves whether the ship in question is for us or not. I always find it interesting to read a review of the very cruise we were on, and see how we different another person experienced it. In the case of the Mercury which did get a facelift recently, a perspective within the past year would be nice
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I agree with you. I am always checking other cruise websites to read the reviews of my next ship by those who just sailed on it. I don't understand why no one posts reviews on this site. I think they are fun to read and informative!

I'll post my review under "Cruise Reviews" when I get back.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 02:00 PM
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I will too! I often do post reviews. Its funny that this 7 word, completely useless review has been posted. At the other extreme are the verbose ones that describe every detail of their trip to the airport, ad nauseum. anyway, I hope more people post reviews instead of starting bickering wars on the message boards.
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The reason it was posted is because we have a non-censorship policy. We try to post every review that comes in.

It is funny how reviews come in waves. Sometimes we get a lot and sometimes we don't.
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Thanks Paul. Maybe you get more reviews on cruises that people are angry about and need to vent. In that case, perhaps reviews would not be so helpful. It just seems that a well-worded review on a particular ship and itinerary would be more helpful and concise than the bits and pieces and arguing on the boards.
Has anyone been on the Mercury recently? How about posting a review. :o
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I'll post a review when I get back from my first cruise in Jan. You'll have to wait 6 months, but I'll post it!
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I will admit I have slacked I started my review of the Carnival Freedom however, I haven't finish it yet and I took the cruise April 26. Life sometimes interfers with good intentions.
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I write reviews cause I like doing it. The seven word review sounds like someone venting.
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I really don´t like the other site but when it comes to reviews it´s much better.

Two examples:

Norwegian Dawn, 63 reviews here (that´s a lot on this site!) and 354 on the other site. (3 reviews from this year on this site, 58 on the other...)

Jewel of the Seas, 23 reviews here and 204 on the other site.

I really love this site but it would be good if more people send in reviews.
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From the Cruisemates Reader Reviews.........


"Mercury
by PE Robinson
Alaska
May 11, 2007
It wasn`t as great as their claims."

This is the last posted "Reader Review" on Celebrity Mercury.
We get them up just as soon as they are reeived. Problem is that we can't put up a review if we don't receive it.

I too wish more people would submit reviews on their cruises. It would help their fellow community members greatly to know how they enjoyed (or did not enjoy) their experience.

Don't worry about how good or poorly you write. Doesn't matter. And, I will generally fix most spelling and grammar errors anyway.

So please ... submit those reviews and we'll get them right online for your fellow CruiseMates to enjoy.

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