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Old February 24th, 2017, 04:49 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, 05:15 PM
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I'm going to miss this place.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 05:19 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 25th, 2017, 08:36 PM
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we will miss you, too
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What a shame. I just joined this year and you decide to close, so I hope I'm not responsible. For the short time I have been here, my compliments to all who have made it a success. I found a roommate for my cruise this March and found a wealth of information to make cruisin' more enjoyable.
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 01:26 PM
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Very sad to see you go. I started cruising in 2009 and found my first cruise chum using this site in 2009. Now, 30+ cruises later I can count at least six new friends I met here and have traveled with, 5 men and 1 lady. (I'm a 75 yo male). Hope someone comes alone to pick-up where you folks leave off. You have certainly filled a need! Thanks for being here.
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I have written you personally but not sure if you are receiving it or not. Is there a way for someone to take this site over and keep it up and running ? What exactly would that entail / take? i might be open to do that but need some information. Please let me know.

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Creating a new website to replace since this is closing.

This new site will allow folks to do a similar service that you have been offering.

I am new to all of this.

It is going to be basic right now with one main area to post all threads.

Hopefully I can learn to create more.
Could you please direct folks to my website when they sign on here instead of the one you were thinking since that offers no service like this?

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So glad you are starting another website. I just joined a while back, but now am looking for a cabin mate for Norway. I will try your new site.
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May I ask why you are closing the site?
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The cost of running this site/service is very low-cost.

Pay for domain address which cost very little and running a web server is free. Just need a old PC running Linux and install Apache for the web site.

I assume these folks lost the desire to upkeep the petty cost.
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The choice to close the site is not up to the staff of CruiseMates. The site is owned by Internet Brands in Los Angeles and they have decided it is not worth the time & trouble it takes to keep it going.

I am very grateful to all who ever came here and not only found cruise mates - but also who shared their cruise experiences with us over the years in other forums as well.

Happy Travels, everyone.
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I am wondering is it REALLY closing? You stated before it would be in March and while I am grateful it has stayed open I am wondering if you have a definitive date?
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How very sad!! However, it's now over 6 months later... maybe it is staying open?
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