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Old February 24th, 2017, 03:49 PM
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Default All Visitors - Please Read Feb-2017. CruiseMates closing

CruiseMates will be ending its service at the end of March or sooner (we do not have a set date yet).

You will soon be redirected to Fodor's, the very highly respected cruise and travel site, instead.

We at CruiseMates wish to thank all of the regulars, and not so often visitors alike, who contributed to the CruiseMates community over the last 18 years. It was a great run.

I also want to personally thank my staff, acknowledge Anne Campbell, the cruise editor for the first seven years, and also thank all of the other writers who contributed over the years.

The community leaders; Trip, Donna, Mike, Pete and Roy - thanks to you, and also a big thanks to all the past moderators through the years. None of this would have been the same without you!

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Old February 24th, 2017, 04:15 PM
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I'm going to miss this place.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 04:19 PM
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Old February 24th, 2017, 05:03 PM
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Will definitely miss the exchange of information from many great people and the camaraderie with those who shared a wonderful common bond.

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Old February 24th, 2017, 07:49 PM
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I will definitely miss this site. When we were getting set for our first cruise in 2005 I spent many a night on here finding out as much as I could about cruising. And it worked at we have cruised on over 20 cruises since. I have meet two people from here and wish I could meet more. I hope many of the people here do go to the new site.

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I have met two CM people in person and ,Manny and Tom .I have spoken by phone to Todd and another person and have become e-mail friends with several people here.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 10:45 AM
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wow, sad to see this site close. I know it was very helpful in answering many questions for lots of people. Thank you for all the great service.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 11:12 AM
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Paul you said You will soon be redirected to Fodor's, the very highly respected cruise and travel site, instead." I have a question for you have you ever gone there? I went this morning and have to say that it is lacking. Definitely not the way anywhere near this site is.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 11:30 AM
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Paul you said You will soon be redirected to Fodor's, the very highly respected cruise and travel site, instead." I have a question for you have you ever gone there? I went this morning and have to say that it is lacking. Definitely not the way anywhere near this site is.
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No one is happy and that's the way it is. We have absolutely no say in the matter. They are shutting down the site unless every member who ever posted comes back, starts posting, clicks the ads and starts complaining. I don't think that's happening and I actually think it's too late even if that happened.

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So sad to see CM end. I have enjoyed my time here. CM was my "go to" site for cruise information. Thank you to everyone for making this site home for me. Fair winds and following seas to all. Happy cruising.
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Mike, I understand that the site here is closing I was just stating that the site they will be directing us to is no where near what this site is. Yeah I am not happy about this site closing but I sort of understand.
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Sorry to see this site go

I agree on Fodors but there are other choices out there if you shop around
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Laura put up a nice little group, maybe join in there folks. It's on the other thread about CM ending....check it out. http://cruisetalkcafe.forumer.com/
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Paul, a toast for you and the cruisemates pension fund: congratulations on your early retirement!
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Paul Cruise mates has made it to September!
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