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I did 2 long cruises last fall. Both had over 5% of passengers. On a trans Atlantic this spring it was near 3%. I have 3 cruises booked for this fall and each so far are under 2%. A lot of people just read CC for info and are not interested in meeting others, especially on 7 day or less, so if they don't sign up for the meet and greet wthere is no way to know about them.
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Windward Pacific Coastal 1996.
Song of America Mexico 1997.
NCL Wind Alaska 1998.
NCL Wind Caribbean 1999.
Westerdam [Ex Homeric 2] Alaska 2000 -- Norway E Caribbean Big Band 2000.
Sun Princess Panama Canal 2001---NCL Sun, Canada, New England 2001.
Dawn Princess Hawaii 2002.
Statendam Sea of Cortez and Pacific Coastal 2003.
Coral Princess Alaska and Coral Princess Alaska 2004.
Mercury Mexico 2005.--- Sea Princess Caribbean ---2005
Statendam Osaka Trans Pacific 19 day 2006.
Star Princess, British Isles and Trans Atlantic 2006.
Coral Princess Panama Canal 2007.
Zaandam, Hawaii, round trip from Vancouver 2008.
Coral Princess Sept 2009 Vancouver Whittier B/B
Coral Princess May 15th 2010 Vancouver Whittier B2B.
Zaandam, Hawaii, round trip, Vancouver, 2011.
Coral Princess May 14th 2012 Vancouver Whittier B2B.
Zaandam Vancouver-Mexico, return, Oct 9th-23rd 2012.
Zaandam Hawaii round trip, April 18th 2013.
Coral Princess,Sept. 11th-25th, 2013. 14 day Alaska, Vancouver return.
Golden Princess, Hawaii, Tahiti, Apr 1st-29th 2014
Grand Princess April 21st Van. return, 10 days.
Star Princess, Hawaii, Vancouver return Sept. 19th 2015.
Haven't joined any Roll Calls or gone to any Meet & Greets in a couple of years.
But one we did go to had about 70 people who were CC members out of about 2000 passengers Noordam 2008). That is about 3.5% which I think is very high. The other Meet & Greets that we attended on the same size ship had about 8 of us there.
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Last fall we had over 70 on our roll call and the Quest takes 650 passengers - well over 10%. I think much would depend upon the cruise destination. When more information is needed, more go looking. Many people looking for private tours would lead to more on the roll call.
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Argentina and Peru, 2007
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On NCL Jade, Feb '09, we had around 130 pax at the meet and greet (over 2000 pax).
On Ventura, June '10, there was around 26, from roll calls on CC and a British site, who combined for their meetings (3200 pax).
It seems like our longer and more interesting itineraries have had many more from CC than seven day Caribbean cruises. I think there were over 100 at our last TA Meet and Greet. On a Western Caribbean cruise we had less than 20, and a Bermuda cruise had zero - well, two if you count us.