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Old February 5th, 2009, 04:00 PM
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Old February 5th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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This shows how reliable CN Traveler surveys are, don't you think???
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What's a bit discouraging, as I guess I have high expectations for Conde Nast Traveler, is that the magazine's editors were well aware that this was a mistake and chose neither to remedy it -- nor to respond honorably. I heard this today from an industry source.

The editor I talked to kept saying to me something along the lines of whether you feel this ship merits the ranking is subjective. It's not!!! It's not a matter of my saying that Holland America is better than Celebrity. It's a matter of saying -- these scores are wrong. You can't possibly tell me that a 94 score for itinerary for a ship that simply goes back and forth between Helsinki and Tallinn beats Oceania, Holland America, Carnival, Aida, any of them! Or that a ship that nabs a 96.3 for excursions when there are none deserved that score. It doesn't offer any. How silly is that?

I'd have had a lot more respect for Conde Nast Traveler if its editors simply owned up to the mistake. Heck, we all make them. Hiding behind them is silly and ultimately damaging.

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Old February 6th, 2009, 05:11 PM
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Who's the industry source? I kid, but seriously, the note about the high ranking for shore excursions was well played. 'The only "tour" offered is a bus ticket from the port of Tallinn to the city itself.'
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Old February 8th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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speaking of surveys, LOL, there's a poll asking how you feel about polls. Go and vote!

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=923411


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