Some interesting review facts

I found this article had some interesting findings and most are pretty logical.

http://cruisefever.net/0822-study-cruises-more-fun-ever-before/

Finding 1 is pretty straight forward and expected.

Finding 2 however might have something to do with the number of first time cruisers having increased. Since first time is usually the best more first time cruisers should yield more 5 star ratings. 

Finding 3 surprised me. I knew Disney had some good ratings but I was surprised to see them at the top.

Finding 4 is expected.

Finding 5 is sort of expected but also a bit of a surprise. The least desirables have been discussed here before. It would be nice if they had included the top 5 rated ports.  

 

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Finding 3 surprises me too - Disney no 1 --- I avoid anything Disney like the plague.

I would not choose Disney if Monique and I were the only ones going. I would take Princess or NCL.. But if you have kids who like Disney shows, StarWars, Princesses etc. Then you have to go on Disney. A friend went with his two pre-teens and they loved it. So I can see the rating for them with the type of demographics they attract.

 

I am shocked that Disney ranked #1.  Floating cash cow there!

They are all cash cows..

Do you see what the CEO and Chairman of the cruise line make????

Nice work if you can get it......

I'm not surprised about Disney.   you have the Disney Freaks that love anything Disney,  the ships are nice and kept up spotless like the parks,  good food and excellent service.    You pay more but you get better food and service.   Disney does things first rate.

 

There is no way in hell I would book a Disney cruise with all the rug rats on the ship.  I know they have adult only venues but the rest of the ship is full of kids and the Disney characters that drive me nuts.  One of my neighbors went on Disney because her friend is a Disney freak,  she said the ship was great,  food and service were best she has had on any cruise line,  just the issue with all the kids.

I knew Disney is a top line for fun, but also for price. Celebrity catching up I can see, and am interested to try the line myself. 

 

Some of them are not super surprising, I am interested myself in the other ports outside of the Caribbean. 

Yea #3 is a bit surprising.

I'm not sure I buy the contention that Disney is dominating. My guess is that whatever gauge is applied isn't statistically scientific or sensitive enough to validate such a broad claim.  In any event, it was an interesting read :)

 

Maybe more families are cruising.

 

Disney's great if you have kids. There's not that much to do for adults in the evening. No casino, no comedy shows. And you pay twice as much for a comparable cruise with another line. The ship was nice but not twice as nice as other cruise lines. We ended up on Disney because we were taking a family cruise & my sister-in-law insisted on Disney because of my nieces & because her & my brother love anything Disney. We paid as much for a 4 day Bahamas cruise as we would have for seven days to other more interesting destinations. I still enjoyed it, it was a cruise after all.

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