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    Has anyone seen the latest cruise gimmick from Fred Olsen?

    http://media.fredolsencruises.com/pr...mn-2015-976115

    Essentially the passengers vote for their next port of call. It sounds like a nightmare frankly. I pity the poor 2/O doing the passage planning.
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    I reckon it'll flop as I'm sure most people would rather want to know where they're going etc. You can 'vote' at the booking stage by not choosing certain routes

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      Originally posted by Frenchy View Post
      Has anyone seen the latest cruise gimmick from Fred Olsen?

      http://media.fredolsencruises.com/pr...mn-2015-976115

      Essentially the passengers vote for their next port of call. It sounds like a nightmare frankly. I pity the poor 2/O doing the passage planning.
      Not really, as essentially they have a choice of two ports each day, the cruise line will already have booked provisional slots and the ports will be within overnight cruising distance of each other. Nice gimmick I guess and note they're only doing it for one cruise. The ports of call all look pretty similar so I guess most people probably won't mind which one they go to... Sure you'll still get the inevitable "I only came on this cruise to go to XXXX" complaint.

      Passage planning perspective, slight pain in the ass from a paperwork perspective I guess, but most cruise ships on regular runs have "alternative" ports identified and plans already made in advance incase weather or other reasons prevent you going to the original port - nothing like having to work out a revised itinerary due to bad weather with captain bearing down on you... Hence why most sensible people will have a rough plan arranged in advance of the inevitable week when things don't go to plan.
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