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Old February 13th, 2003, 11:11 AM
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Default POLL- Do You WRITE REVIEWS ?

Do you write reviews of your cruises and post them for others to read (http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/memreviews/ ?

Do you only write them when something has gone wrong, and you want to vent... or do you try and include both the good and the bad?
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Old February 13th, 2003, 11:24 AM
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I write them and I think I provide a balanced opinion.......I have only had one terrible cruise and that was before the days of the internet, so I couldn't vent on the net!

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Old February 13th, 2003, 11:42 AM
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I try to every time. When I have a cruise booked, I *always* read the member reviews. Invariably, you will find one or two people who compare well with you as a cruise traveler, and you get a good feel for the trip. In fact, I just sent an email this week to someone who had been on the Star Princess, telling her how much I appreciated her review. I still get emails from reviews I posted 2 years ago. They really help your fellow cruisemates.

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Old February 13th, 2003, 12:02 PM
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Mrs. Mark and I will most certainly post one. That is provide we
become "hooked" to cruising as everyone has promised. : ) : )

p.s. just kidding

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Old February 13th, 2003, 12:43 PM
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Yes, I have posted reviews, and so has my husband, although he tends to nit-pick, whereas I am just happy to have the opportunity to be there at all! I have also read alot of other people's reviews to prepare and compare our own cruise experiences.

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Old February 13th, 2003, 12:53 PM
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I write reviews and try to relay my opinions for what they are worth, both good and bad. There are always some things that aren't perfect on any cruise, but mostly I overlook the minor inconveniences and only relate bad when it has had an effect on my cruising experience.

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Old February 13th, 2003, 02:35 PM
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I don't write reviews because I am not a very good writer. What is important to me may not be to someone else. Therefore, I would rather answer specific questions than write a general review.

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Old February 13th, 2003, 03:44 PM
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I write reviews every time, because I read them for the ships and ports before every cruise. The information gleaned from a detailed one can really help in planning a cruise. I try to make give good details -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. But, there's no such thing as a bad day on a cruise!

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Old February 13th, 2003, 04:49 PM
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I write reviews only when it is an unusual itinerary and destination. I know how difficult it is to find information about some areas.
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Old February 13th, 2003, 05:26 PM
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I don't write reviews. Who wants to hear about all the good things on a cruise anyway?

I do like reading other people's reviews though to get an idea of the "general" cruise experience from someone who's been on the one I'm considering booking.

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Old February 13th, 2003, 05:51 PM
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I don't always write reviews, depends on the situation. If I really enjoy my cruise, and I feel everything I experience has been covered in other reviews I don't bother.

I did not review the Golden Princess because everything had pretty much been said, about the awkward layout of dining areas, mega ships, etc. I don't comment on food very much because that is so personalized. At T-time, our table of 8 had wonderful food and great service, the table of 8 next to us did nothing but complain about how bad it was also the service! Same seating, same servers!!! Of my 16 or so cruises, it was in the top 5 in terms of food and service.

I didn't review the Summit either because the way I feel about Celebrity is very contrary to everyone else I didn't want to start a war of words or dim a perspective cruisers view of Celebrity.

I did review Costa simply because I wanted to put my thoughts down and try to put all the negatives in a proper light. I must have done that because every week I get emails on my Costa review about how helpful it is.

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I am ashamed to admit that I have not written a review. Ashamed, because I always want to read the reviews of others, but haven't done one myself. I do, however, always try to answer questions about the ships I have been on or the ports I have visited. I will definitely write reviews of the cruises coming up, I PROMISE!

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Old February 13th, 2003, 07:20 PM
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Yes, I write reviews. I have really liked every cruise I have been a part of, except one. I really disliked that cruise. Even in that particular review, I did find several positive things to say about it. I think I'm pretty fair and balanced, but then don't we all.

I'm still looking for that perfect cruise, maybe next time.
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I've written reviews for two out of three of the cruises I've been on. The last one I just didn't get around to it.

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Old February 16th, 2003, 09:50 PM
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I right them for every cruise. I try to keep them neutral and state where things are my personal biases.

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