Posted April 25th, 2017, 04:14 PM
Are you one of the Sea Cruisers Patrons that supports their ability to take all of those cruises? I am not sure if I admire the fact that they have pulled that off or so jealous that they have. Their most recent VLOGs have been aboard the Disney Magic but most of the time spent has been their infomercial type comments about the ears they have purchased from Etsy. They keep saying they brought $1000 worth of ears but they way they are talking them up and showing the business cards for them makes me think that they sure didn't spend that money themselves. Either way I agree that their content is pretty comprehensive, unless you like the night life, they do not usually partake. I also wish they and their kids dressed a little nicer for dinners but then again that could be my catty jealous that they took 11 cruises last year self talking
Yes, I am a patron.
They are big Disney fans and are very excited about their 1st Disney Cruise. I didn't found the amount of coverage about the ears to be "infomercial type" as it was a small portion of each 20-40 minute video.
Sea Cruisers remains by top cruise vlog channel by far. No one else is even close on the amount or frequency of the content.
I think people have their monetization concepts all screwed up. So it was OK for Charlie Sheen to make 1.8 for each 20 minute episode of Two and Half Men but someone produces 25 hours of cruise material and they shouldn't get a dime? Do people even fathom the amount of time and effort it takes to produce, edit, and distribute hundreds of hours of high quality video?
One of the reasons the reasons they get to cruise so much is:
1. They are Florida residents and can drive to all the ports
2. One of them is a travel agent
3. They book insides
4. Most of their cruises are not 7 day cruises - The ones that are were priced cheap - Example: Their Fathom cruise was $199-$249 per person for 7 days. They take more 3-5 days cruises
5. They can go last minute
6. They find unsold inventory on theme/group cruises
So in a nutshell: they go on a lot of last minute, short, cheap cruises.
I know this may sound a bit defensive but it just gets me going when people bring up the whole patron thing about them. Do you realize that Matt Hochberg from the RCCL Blog is pulling down over $1700 a month on Patreon and he only does a blog and a weekly audio podcast? (a whole lot less content than what Sea Cruisers puts out)
Why aren't people supposed to get any money for their work?