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Old June 27th, 2001, 06:15 AM
Cathy Aldridge
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Do you want special free papers on cruises?

Following on for my request as to what people want to see in their free cruise newspapers, one thing we are trying to establish now is regarding our Special

For certain events, e.g. US/UK election, Superbowl, Golf (US Open, Masters, Ryder Cup), Soccer (FA Cup Final, World Cup Finals) Tennis (French and US Open, Wimbledon), we produce special edition papers.

In the US election, we produced 4 page updates throughout the night every couple of hours. We are trying to ascertain which events people would like to see covered, and would like detailed information on beforehand and at the time, rather than as part of the next day's paper. Any thoughts? Are people bothered about things like this on a cruise?

Thanks for your help - this gives us a good idea of what services we can provide free for passengers, and try to convince cruise lines to take them!

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Old June 27th, 2001, 12:27 PM
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Hi Cathy,
Thanks for asking although you may regret it! <> As i am a news freak I of course love all news but how about some comic relief type material. People are on vacation after all and like to read things that put a smile on their face. I was thinking maybe Dave Barry's column or something of that nature.
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Old June 27th, 2001, 02:19 PM
Carole Dunham
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Jim that's a great idea. Just think of the news poor cruisers are getting this week; Houston mother kills her 5 kids, Carol O'Connor dies, Barbara Eden's only child, heer 35 year old son found dead in his car. Comic relief would be wonderful.

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Old June 28th, 2001, 03:48 AM
Cathy Aldridge
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Hi Jim,

Thanks for the suggestion! We're currently researching cruise companies to assess whether they would want a package like this - with cartoons, crosswords, horoscopes etc.

Whilst we report the news objectively, in our in-house papers, we try not to focus too much on negative news - we understand that people on cruises want a light balance, so we try to find some light hearted stories also.

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