Glad you found us! It is a new site but we are definitely not new to cruising here.
I can understand your decision to look elsewhere for a more "civil" cruising community. We know who you are talking about and unfortunately it has been going that way for awhile over there. It's a great site with so many great members but it has definitely made a turn for the worse recently. The few are definitely ruining it for the many over there. So many members and so few overworked moderators is what it has come down too for them. Moderators can only do so much when they are challenged with so many posts. Now it seems the complaints have overtaken the atmosphere there.
The Cruising Earth Website & Forum came about for just such reasons ...and many more. Now people will have an option ...a competitive option!
We will strive to keep our community here open to thought and expression but at the same time well moderated to keep the atmosphere to something like you might find in the aft lounge of your favorite ship.
What you will also find here are some pretty important forums I'd like to mention:
"]Questions / Requests / Suggestions - we want your feedback to make this site even better
"]Cruise Complaints - if you have to we've made a spot for you, or you can put it in a Review. This way we can keep the rest of our forums as clean as possible of disgruntled comments. People sometimes forget that someone's worst cruise vacation can just as easily have be another's best cruise vacation in the cabin right next door. If we wanted to deal with complaints all day we'd all live ________! (fill in the blank for yourself: at work, with our mother-in-law, on another website, etc.) It's not something anyone wants to overtake a cruise vacation web site!
"]Staff Application - want to be a Moderator or Editor on Cruising Earth? We have a proactive plan in place to allow qualified people to apply for these positions. If you can't see the applications it is because you must have a certain number of posts on Cruising Earth before you are able to fill one out.
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