I have been an active participant on a number of Cruise Critic forums. As you can tell from my signature DW and I have been cruising a lot in the last few years, since I retired from a job as a higher ed administrator. Most of our cruises have been ocean but we enjoyed our first river cruise so much that we immediately planned another, and we have several more on the wish list for future years.
I found Cruise Critic an invaluable help in planning many of these cruises, especially the river cruise. The advice of so many knowledgeable cruisers helped us pick the cruise line, choose an itinerary, and figure out which of the excursion options to select. Because of this great advice, all those decisions worked out really well and I’m very grateful to Cruise Critic and the CC community.
The one area that I felt needed some help is the organization of the River Cruise area. I know that several approaches have been tried and that there is a downside to each. But I suggested a way that the existing arrangement could be made to work better, and since no good deed goes unpunished it was suggested that maybe I would like to become a host and handle it!
I will explain more about that in a separate thread, because I want to solicit your opinions before implementing anything.
So I’ll sign off for now, except to say that I can be reached at this Cruise Critic email address:
I am not an employee of Cruise Critic and I don't speak for Cruise Critic. All opinions are mine alone. Also, I'm only a Host on the various River forums -- everywhere else I'm "just plain Jazz."
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