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Old May 13th, 2009, 08:45 PM
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Default Is there a flip side to the RCL promotion controversy?

I invite everyone to check out the top three "reviews" (two for February 14 and one for April 6 of this year) for Navigator of the Seas. Please read all three (two are very brief and one is brief). Also please note the somewhat unusual manner in which each review was signed and then scan down and attempt to find three similar signatures in a row.

Of course it could be everyone had the same problems and they all could have signed with simply initials, but I find it "veddy interrresting" that all three reviews have pretty much the same "style.," especially the upper two.

But then again, maybe it's me.

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Old May 13th, 2009, 10:57 PM
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its because rcl has stooped to a new low. They are now using cruise review sites as a form of marketing by submitting false reviews. Many of the reviews are not legit. I saw an article in the San Fransisco Chronicle about this the other day.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 11:20 PM
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Yes Peter, but these are NEGATIVE reviews.

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Old May 14th, 2009, 09:55 AM
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I agree that the Feb 14th reviews appear to have been written by the same person. Can't really tell with the April one.

The negatives were silly at best --- the porter didn't have a pen?? the excursion was 1/2 hr late ??? Windjammer was crowded?? Jamaica was not paradise??

To most people, these would be minor irritants not enough of an issue to ruin a vacation. But I guess people like to complain.

But I am not sure what you mean by pointing this out. Even if they were written by the same person, do you think they have an alterior motive in posting a bad review?

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