We have been hard at work on a redesign of Cruise Talk Central. One of our goals is to make information easier to find. We are also hard at work on research for a bunch of new cruising resources. Our Cruise Line Dress Code Policies resource has been well received and we have received requests for other similar policies and information. Cruise Arizona is knee deep in research to bring these to you.
As part of this redesign, the site will receive a complete make over. We will be centralizing a lot more information on the front page instead of long, lengthy posts. We will also make it easier to get a the latest cruise news, our cruising resources as well as the latest posts and discussions going on about those posts. Reviews of cruises will also be more prominent and easy to get to.
Our Cruise Talk Photo Gallery has always been popular with it receiving tens of thousands of hits. It too will be getting a new look. Cruise Arizona is also hard at work prepping some new photo galleries.
A new addition to the redesigned Cruise Talk Central will be cruising videos. We will have a new section where you can check out videos of cruise ships and destinations.
Another addition to the new Cruise Talk Central will be contributor content. We want to encourage other cruising fans to join up and add their content to Cruise Talk Central. Tell us your cruising stories. Share with us your cruise reviews, cruise photos and cruise videos. More on this feature when the redesigned site launches.
As part of the redesign, we also toyed with the idea of adding forums to Cruise Talk Central. Many folks seem more at ease with a forum board set up for sharing ideas and information than with a post/comment system. However, there are many sites out there that have nice cruise forums. We don’t want to recreate the wheel or try to mimic those sites. So, for now at least, we won’t be adding forums. Of course, we listen to our readers, so if you think this would be a good addition to Cruise Talk Central, please let us know. Or if you have additional suggestions, please use our contact form and let us know.
Look for the redesigned Cruise Talk Central website in early June!