livesoft wrote:Does anybody use cruisecritic.com?
My wife and I became involved with the CruiseCritic group on our last cruise from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale via the Panama Canal.
In the CruiseCritic “Roll Calls”
(which you may need to register to participate in) you communicate with people who will be with you on upcoming cruises.
When there is critical mass, they schedule a “Meet and Greet”. Ours had free food and drinks, and it was attended by Captain and virtually all of his direct reports. They made it very clear, if there were any problems let them know and they would be resolved.
During the cruise we got together frequently with people we met through CruiseCritic, on Tours, for tea, at the late night buffet, and it stateroom parties.
Without a doubt, when we go on cruises in the future, we will use CruiseCritic to get information about the ship, itinerary, ports of call, and then participate in “Roll Calls” and “Meet and Greets”.