Polls Archive

Do you think that there are best and worst cruise lines?

  • Yes, even when you figure in "value" some cruise lines rise to the top, while others are objectively horrible. (72%, 70 Votes)
  • No, I think for the most part cruise lines are basically the same with differentiating features to appeal to different market segments. (28%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 97

Start Date: May 13, 2009 @ 6:42 am
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think that the cruise lines were wise in cancelling Mexico cruise ports in the wake of the Swine Flu outbreak?

  • Yes, better to err on the side of caution when it comes to health issues. (86%, 123 Votes)
  • No, they are over reacting. (14%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 143

Start Date: April 29, 2009 @ 11:04 am
End Date: No Expiry

How Do You Like the Look of the New Cruise Talk Central?

  • Absolutely Love It! (48%, 23 Votes)
  • It's a Step in the Right Direction (21%, 10 Votes)
  • Nice looking (21%, 10 Votes)
  • About the Same as Before (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Kind of Hard on the Eyes (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Whoa There, You Took a Step Backwards (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Give Me the Old Look Back! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

Start Date: April 10, 2009 @ 11:33 pm
End Date: No Expiry

If you prefer "No Tipping Required" on a cruise, how should cruise lines handle service, wages, and tipping?

  • The current tipping policies are fine since they do provide an incentive for good service. However, the policy needs to be such that I can easily adjust or delete them according to service levels. (42%, 45 Votes)
  • Don't raise my cruise fare and don't expect or demand tips, just pay your employees more and demand proper service to Customers. (31%, 33 Votes)
  • I cruise the luxury lines that already include tipping in the cruise fare. They train and pay thier employees well, and this is reflected in my cruise price and their excellent service. (12%, 13 Votes)
  • The current price should be $10-15 per person per day to cover tipping. This additional money should then be distributed amongst employees based on customer evaluations. (8%, 9 Votes)
  • The current price should be raised by $10-15 per day to cover tipping. This additional money should be evenly distributed amongst all employees regardless of their peformance. (7%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 106

Start Date: March 16, 2009 @ 8:35 am
End Date: No Expiry

What is your preferred tipping method?

  • No tipping required, its included in the cruise price (46%, 60 Votes)
  • Cash (21%, 27 Votes)
  • Auto-tipping to on board account with option to delete (13%, 17 Votes)
  • Auto-tipping to on board account upon request (11%, 14 Votes)
  • Prepaid (9%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 131

Start Date: February 19, 2009 @ 10:28 am
End Date: No Expiry