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On 7/27/2020 at 8:47 AM, singinalot said:

 

thanks Jimbo 😊

currently on a trip to Montana and Florida and feeling weird that I don’t get to write about it. 🤣

Yikes! Florida.

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On 7/28/2020 at 12:06 PM, Sea Dog said:

And least we not forget the famous "Trainman" reviews. Here's a link to a thread about some of his great reviews

 

I really enjoyed his reviews. Sorry about his passing.

There are so many great reviewers who I forgot to mention in my post, but others have.  I love reading every review!

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I liked reading the reviews from Raina (don't know her screen name - she's from Australia), Norbert's Niece, and the super funny woman who travels with her daughter called Beans (again no name). Can anyone help? They may have already been mentioned.

As well as all the others mentioned.

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On 7/2/2020 at 1:48 AM, Hoopster95 said:

 

Old reviews are hard to search for. I haven't figured out how yet. If anyone knows how to search for them please post the instructions (ie. find the CC member, and look for their activity or which threads they started)

 

 

I am no expert on searching here, but I did learn a little trick a few weeks ago.

You can sort the posts in this thread by most views. Then you will notice that Reviews, live ones especially, tend to have the most views. Unfortunately, most of the really popular ones are from many years ago, as this site may have lost some of it's luster after one to many updates. Who knows.

 

Here are some links to a few oldies but goodies, with just a few recent ones.

 

Gambee from 2012 with 857,000 views (Allure)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1665911-nov-4-allure-of-the-seas-western-caribbean-a-review-and-complete-pictorial-guide/

 

KansCocoa from 2013 with 735,000 views (also Allure)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1708604-middle-aged-drama-queen-goes-big-solo-amp-last-minute-on-the-allure/

 

KansCocoa from 2012 with 578,000 views (Serenade)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1598854-middle-aged-drama-queens-eastern-med-review-serenade-pics-surprises-amp-fun/

 

megacruiser from 2014 with 448,000 views (Oasis)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1914026-oasis-photo-review-–-all-dining-and-drinks-menus-daily-programs/

 

jv_nyc from 2014 with 413,000 views (Quantum inaugural)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2035669-quantum-of-the-seas-maiden-transatlantic-voyage-nov-2-10-2014-live-report/

 

harryfat1 from 2015 with 388,000 views (Allure again)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2065122-cheapo-dad’s-trip-report-on-allure-of-the-seas-sailing-december-14-2014/

 

Trainman-2 from 2012 with 369,000 views (Vision)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1645961-live-from-the-vision-of-the-seas-sailing-5-oct-2012/

 

Gambee from 2016 with 345,000 views (Oasis)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2253206-oasis-9-days-medley-cruise-_-the-ultimate-review-and-complete-pictorial-guide/

 

harryfat1 from 2016 with 323,000 views (Freedom)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2350237-cheapo-dads-trip-report-on-freedom-of-the-seas/

 

Radio from 2011 with 305,000 views (Allure, the most followed ship in the fleet I guess)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1352743-quotlivequot-from-allure-of-the-seas-may-22-2011/

 

Radio from 2010 with 279,000 views (Oasis)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1102207-quotlivequot-from-the-oasis-of-the-seas-march-6-2010/

 

Radio from 2013 with 264,000 views (Enchantment)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1688062-quotlivequot-from-enchantment-of-the-seas-jan-5-2013/

 

Radio from 2011 with 260,000 views (back on Oasis)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1280645-quotlivequot-from-oasis-of-the-seas-jan-22-2011/

 

Merion_Mom from 2008 with 250,000 views (Mariner - Horn Blower repo)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/847973-live-live-live-from-the-mariner-with-merion-mom-for-53-days/

 

Kreuzfahrtneuling from 2013 with 248,000 views (Serenade)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1814509-serenade-of-the-seas-picture-heavy-fun-review–12-day-med-cruise-incl-diy-port-trips/

 

caneguy from 2014 with 248,000 views (Oasis, she's catching up with Allure)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1938486-oasis-322-2914-so-so-writing-pretty-good-pictures-very-pretty-girls/

 

mitsugirly from 2018 with 241,000 views (Jewel) finally a recent one

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2531176-mitsugirly-has-a-jewel-of-a-time-on-my-1st-rc-cruise-in-years/

 

harryfat1 from 2018 with 241,000 views (Independence)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2487611-slightly-less-so-cheapo-dads-trip-report-on-independence-of-the-seas/

 

ckrobyn from 2015 with 239,000 views (Freedom)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2085055-live-from-the-freedom-of-the-seas-feb-15-2015-western-caribbean/

 

ace1zoe2 from 2014 with 237,000 views (Navigator)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1906230-ocd-planners-navigator-post-dry-dock-pictorial-review/

 

BugsyCruiser from 2014 with 232,000 views (Allure)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1952336-live-from-allure-of-the-seas-sailing-april-27th/

 

A&L_Ont from 2019 with 226,000 views (Harmony Hurricane Dorian)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2690532-harmony-live-august-25th-to-september-8th-a-few-more-days-drifting-away/

 

ace1zoe2  from 2013 with 224,000 views (Radiance)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1777068-ocd-planners-live-alaska-photo-trip-report-16-day-cruise-tour-aboard-radiance/

 

nenner1 from 2011 with 224,000 views (Allure)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1424399-is-it-live-or-is-it-memorex-allure-of-the-seas-review-september-18-25-with-pics/

 

Radio from 2015 with 215,000 views (Quantum)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2073071-quotlivequot-from-quantum-of-the-seas-jan-23-2015/

 

John&Lala from 2020 with 210,000 views (Allure)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2738062-live-allure-ta-🚢-march-1-2020-time-to-rub-the-lamp-🧞/

 

BugsyCruiser from 2015 with 210,000 views (Quantum)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2112044-live-from-quantum-of-the-seas-sailing-april-12th/

 

Trainman-2 from 2010 with 2017,000 views

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1068909-live-from-the-oasis-of-the-seas/

 

And the infamous 4 headed monster cruise

4-Headed Monster from 2017 with 207,000 views (Harmony)

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2457359-harmony-live-yorkvillain-al_ont-cruiseliferick-maureencruiser-93017/

 

And that is a compilation of all the reviews with over 200K views. Without these folks and the time they put forward to share their vacations, CC would be fairly boring.

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CHSH1979-

Thank you for that comprehensive list of cruise reviewers/posters. 

It is helpful to have so many listed in one post.

Once a review link is opened, more of the poster’s reviews can be found by looking at the list of  reviews under their signatures.

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1 hour ago, MJSailors said:

CHSH1979-

Thank you for that comprehensive list of cruise reviewers/posters. 

It is helpful to have so many listed in one post.

Once a review link is opened, more of the poster’s reviews can be found by looking at the list of  reviews under their signatures.

 

You could spend a month traveling with @A&L_Ont

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CSHS1979,

Love reading these older cruise reviews.....But unfortunately many of photo links do not work or are taken off ?😢.
I am currently reading Carol's. What a fantastic report, but none of the picture links are working.😢😢😢. How am I supposed to go on a 53 day cruise without the pictures????😭

Carol HELP ! I want to see those pictures from your 53 day cruise!

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1 hour ago, Arzeena said:

CSHS1979,

Love reading these older cruise reviews.....But unfortunately many of photo links do not work or are taken off ?😢.
I am currently reading Carol's. What a fantastic report, but none of the picture links are working.😢😢😢. How am I supposed to go on a 53 day cruise without the pictures????😭

Carol HELP ! I want to see those pictures from your 53 day cruise!

 

TripAdvisor saving money I guess😉

Actually,  it might be on Carol's end. 

I see pics on the Radio Oasis from 2010

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     There are a few reviewers that I do not think have been mentioned.

I do not have links to their postings, but I do recall their user names.

Perhaps someone reading this may have links.

Shadowmeboy -usually NCL

Mr Met - usually, Princess

Jim_Ian - usually Celebrity I am not sure about the user name. The poster is a gentleman from California that writes about cruises taken by him and his partner, Ian.

Pescado Amarillo- usually Princess. She has a blog with the title,Yellowfish Cruises on blogspot. She and her DH spend most of winter doing B2B Cruises.

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57 minutes ago, MJSailors said:

     There are a few reviewers that I do not think have been mentioned.

I do not have links to their postings, but I do recall their user names.

Perhaps someone reading this may have links.

Shadowmeboy -usually NCL

Mr Met - usually, Princess

Jim_Ian - usually Celebrity I am not sure about the user name. The poster is a gentleman from California that writes about cruises taken by him and his partner, Ian.

Pescado Amarillo- usually Princess. She has a blog with the title,Yellowfish Cruises on blogspot. She and her DH spend most of winter doing B2B Cruises.

 

That's all very well and nice, but this is a Royal centric board, so I for one kept to the reviews of Royal ships.

 

You could try the same thing I did and sort the other boards to find old popular reviews 

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2 hours ago, MJSailors said:

 There are a few reviewers that I do not think have been mentioned. I do not have links to their postings, but I do recall their user names.

Perhaps someone reading this may have links.

Jim_Ian - usually Celebrity I am not sure about the user name. The poster is a gentleman from California that writes about cruises taken by him and his partner, Ian.

 

I'm a big fan of @Jim_Iain reviews --

 

Here's a link to one of them:

 

 

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   Thank you, Dani ! I remember reading that review from Jim_Iain on the Celebrity board. 

 Since there was a link to Bimmer09 cruise reports (usually Princess, Celebrity and Azarama) posted here, I thought some readers of this forum may have links to those posters I mentioned in my previous post.

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I'll be selfish and self promoting.    These aren't professional reviews, just a guy that loves cruising and loves to talk.   Could only find links to my last three, and the last was on a Celebrity ship.   Hope you enjoy, even just a little.
 

Allure  -  Feb 2019.....

 

Symphony - July 2019

 

Celebrity Summit - Feb 2020

(only a few weeks before complete shutdown)

 

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zdad59- 

  Not selfish or self promoting at all.You are contributing to an interesting thread.

i see that the last review you posted was of a cruise on the Summit last February. Since this cruise was after the refurbishment of the ship, I will be interested in reading your report.

     My DH and I have sailed twice on the Summit, in 2010 and 2018. Both times we enjoyed cruises  to Bermuda. I am hoping to see photos in your report of a improved but familiar ship.

      

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28 minutes ago, MJSailors said:

zdad59- 

  Not selfish or self promoting at all.You are contributing to an interesting thread.

i see that the last review you posted was of a cruise on the Summit last February. Since this cruise was after the refurbishment of the ship, I will be interested in reading your report.

     My DH and I have sailed twice on the Summit, in 2010 and 2018. Both times we enjoyed cruises  to Bermuda. I am hoping to see photos in your report of a improved but familiar ship.

      

We really enjoyed Summit.   Obviously a smaller ship, but classy and everything was nicely done.

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On 6/30/2020 at 6:49 PM, Yorkvillain said:

Search reviews by SailorJack, JohnGaltny, maureencruiser and TheDougOut.

Those are my favorites. SailorJack is a fantastic writer and hilarious.

 I just stumbled across this old string while self-isolating during the pandemic. JohnGaltny has some great ones and York, I have always enjoyed yours as well.

 

Hope we can start cruising again.  As happened to many of you, our last cruise was canceled in May  and we are anxious to start cruising again

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On 8/11/2020 at 2:06 PM, dani negreanu said:

 

I'm a big fan of @Jim_Iain reviews --

 

Here's a link to one of them:

 

 

 

Thanks for your kind words.    I have to admit that we are suffering from Cruise Withdrawal.   We have never gone this long without a cruise.    We are booked on a B2B2B2B starting in early November.   We have all but given up hope and are just waiting to have them cancelled.

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