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The site seems to be growing. More people are contributing to the discussions.

now if you could only get more people on the roll calls involved in the chats for those cruises.Big Smile

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Thanks for the kind words, BAK! We're working on some ideas to increase engagement on the roll calls. Stay tuned!

We’re also excited to see the increased participation here at!

However, I’m convinced folks just don’t “get” the chat feature of the ShipMate App. We’re signed in on the roll calls for our next four cruises as are plenty of other people. Without fail, there are posts under the general “Ship Chat” tab for our sail date while the tab specifically designed for our sailing remains blank. Of course the posts in the general Ship Chat tab get lost in the shuffle and no one knows who’s talking to who because a reply ends up under the original post but that could require a lot of scrolling to find!

Full disclosure: I haven’t posted on any of these myself yet (much more about responding than creating). I’ll post on all four tonight and see if anyone responds!

Okay, three days ago I posted in the “sail date” chat tab on the ShipMate App for each of the four cruises we have booked. Here are the results of my incredibly unscientific experiment:

23 days till the cruise; 28 ship mates; 1 reply

107 days till the cruise; 69 ship mates; no reply

188 days till the cruise; 5 ship mates; no reply

295 days till the cruise; 6 ship mates; no reply

In all honesty, the port and ship info of the app are way more important to me than chatting, but it came up here so I figured I’d check it out. Most of these are pretty far out, so I’ll keep an eye on the chats and see if they pick up when the date gets closer.

The only replies I have to any of mine, are by me, begging people to join the chat. OK, one is to Canada on Carnival, not real exciting. The other is a 16 day TA out of Boston in 2015 on Royal Caribbean. You'd think someone would want to chat that up I just checked it again. Nuthin'. Why bother posting to a roll call, and not do the chat thing ? Who knows what you might find might even find someone to share travel expenses with to Boston......


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