What's the purpose of a roll call?

I looked mine up, and there wasn't any activity, ...after a while, I thought that it might be a fluke, so I jumped on a number of others. Most were dead zones, so I am confused. ???

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It seems there is more activity on the shipmate app...pertaining to the ship and maybe not the roll call. So far I have noticed the activity picks up closer to the sailing date. I like to check the roll call often as it gives me a small indicator on how popular that particular sailing is. You can request those on your roll call to be part of your "shipmate" group using the app. Again some seem to find that easier than coming on the forum.

I seem to show the same content on both. ...not sure if that is something that I have done wrong (maybe I'm not actually getting the app content) or not.

Agree with AuntPinkie; you'll begin to see a lot more activity closer to your sail date. I'll look for feedback on the ports, suggestions for excursions, and even things to avoid.

In recent years I've became disillusioned over roll calls, rarely do I frequent them anymore, although I do register. Not so much on Cruiseline but what I've found, on C.C., is that they no longer represent what they used to, instead they are loaded down with post after post of those attempting to secure enough customers for the independent shore excursion(s) they are trying to put together. Nothing wrong with that, when you don't want to use the cruise lines offered shore excursions, except one has to wade through page after page of a bombardment of all those posts in order to find something meaningful in that myriad. Not worth screwing with. Besides, almost always we use the cruise line's excursions therefore we don't have to mess with enticing others.

To aggravate this all, many of the roll calls incorporate multiple segment cruises into one. The last cruise we were on was the second segment out of five, all of which amounted to a so called "world cruise". Every time someone would attempt to create a roll call just for the second segment they were inundated with posts suggesting they should be on the all-encompassing voluminous roll call. So, what happened was that someone like us had to deal with hundreds of posts before we got to even one pertaining to our segment. Worse yet, the roll call was further overburden with miscellaneous chit-chat back and forth between buddy-buddy cruisers who knew each other from previous cruises and just wanted to gossip.

Not even my "buddies" are chatting on the roll call for the Ruby Princess September sailing out of Seattle.Crying Yet I still like signing up for the roll calls because one of you wonderful people might see it and introduce yourself if we are on the same sailing. I missed meeting CruiselineSarah while we were both on the Vista, but maybe next time. Besides, I get a nice countdown when I want to chat on this forum.Big Smile

I meet some great people on the roll calls

I still regret not finding you! Maybe someday we will be on the same cruise again. I hope!

Me too! Next time we'll set up a window of time and a location, like aft on Lido "noonish" the first sea day. The fact that our cabins were on the same deck was the biggest "funny" about the trip.

We have three booked... maybe you could pick one of those.Surprised


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