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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:43 PM
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As contributors to Cruisemates do you encourage friends and relatives to post on this site ?

This past weekend I was in the companyof 3 couples each of whom cruise 2-3x a year but never heard of CM .I told them its a great site and urged them to participate.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:02 PM
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I had just told a couple who have cruise for years about this site but they didn't seem interested in it. They leave this Saturday on a reposition cruise on RC. Oh well they don’t know what their missing!
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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:07 PM
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I have never met anyone who posts on a cruise site, in fact if I mention it they think I am a bit odd. Looking at "some" sites I suspect they are right.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:47 PM
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I have never met anyone who posts on a cruise site, in fact if I mention it they think I am a bit odd. Looking at "some" sites I suspect they are right.
JTD - we agree.

Of my friends who have cruised - they have cruised once and would never repeat cruise. The cruise ships were too large in their opinion.

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Old August 30th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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JTD - we agree.

Of my friends who have cruised - they have cruised once and would never repeat cruise. The cruise ships were too large in their opinion.

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I don't think I mentioned anything about ships, I did mention cruise sites. Anyway why would anyone want to book a holiday on a big ship then say it was a big ship?
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Old August 30th, 2011, 06:21 PM
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I try to steer clients to CM whenever possible, but the majority of them have said they prefer CC due to the larger audience, more topics and better info. Go figure !

I will say that a few clients did state that they felt that if you did not fit into some of the current members "cliques" that they felt were present on CM, they did not feel welcome !

I think for the most part that CM is a friendly bunch of folks....for the most part
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Old August 30th, 2011, 06:31 PM
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fun2cruise,

I checked out that other website when I joined Cruisemates. It was, for me at least, boring to the extreme. That was back in the day when RCI could do nothing wrong and abut 95% of the reviews were positive.

I've only sailed RCI but c'mon!

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I use both sites for entertainment and informational... I find CC a good site for research, just as this site provides.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 08:55 PM
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I use both sites for entertainment and informational... I find CC a good site for research, just as this site provides.
There are 9 cruise message boards active on the internet .I've tried them all but none in my opinion can compare to Cruisemates .
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I love Cruisemates and I encourage my friends to post here.

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CruiseMates has been wonderful part of my life. I have met some amazing people here. CM members were there for me when I planned my move from NH to Florida. After arriving in Florida the Central Florida Cruisers dinners have become a wonderful part of my social life here. I have met some amazing people from all over the US and the the world. I have recommended CM to many people. It was my lucky day the day I found CruiseMates.

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You should try some of the UK sites!! just chat rooms for regulars & plagued with trolls who love to stir these people up.
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I convinced my MOTHER to join....alas her post count sits at ZERO to date
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of course we encourage people to join. The more the merrier. When the subject of cruising comes up(which is does of course lol) i will tell people to check out our site because it is full of good information and friendly people
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I've met 6 CM people thus far .
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. It was my lucky day the day I found CruiseMates.

Laura
It was a lucky day for all of us when you joined CM.
I hope to meet you some day now that we have bought a place in Palm Coast, Fl.

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Hi Manuel,

You finally found a house in Palm Coast,it is a nice place to live because you are not far from where you want to go in Florida.
My daughter lives there since 1996 and never regret it,coming from Quebec City this is a big change but said she never come back to stay here.
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Hi Manuel,

You finally found a house in Palm Coast,it is a nice place to live because you are not far from where you want to go in Florida.
My daughter lives there since 1996 and never regret it,coming from Quebec City this is a big change but said she never come back to stay here.
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Hi Manuel, Thank you for the kind words. I am so happy that you found a place in Palm Coast. Florida is a wonderful place to live. I do look forward to meeting you and your wife in the near future.

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with "IRENE" my TA encouraged me to visit CC.

I told her about this site and asked that she offer this as a "Friendlier" alternative to her clients.

I also mentioned this site at our CC meet&mingle last week. A few asked that I send them the site address.
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Gee, two things I have never heard about CM, are being cliquey,or unwelcoming...to the contrary, I think we have welcomed our arms to many people who have left other sites, for various reasons...banned, given time outs,and flamed to death when, someome asks a question that has been asked before, or being treated rudely....fighting amongst members is also common place, but we handle it differently, I think anyway.

If I hear the word cruise across a crowded room, and, if I enter the conversation, you bet you booty, I mention CM..
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