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Cruiseship Roll Calls are a great way to meet fellow cruisers before you set sail. The benefits usually include pre-cruise planning tips and camaraderie, but many cruisers report even greater advantages that extend onboard. While roll calls may not be for everyone, they certainly have been a popular tradition in cruising for many years, which is still going strong. What exactly is a roll call? A cruise roll call is a way for cruise passengers to connect online with other passengers who will be sailing on the same cruise, often several months before their cruise. Online forums and websites such as Cruise Critic, Shipmate and Facebook all have private groups where cruisers can go and search for their cruise and sail date.
If one is not started, which is rare, consider starting your own. Cruise passengers use rolls calls to chat online about their upcoming cruise with other cruisers, who are just as excited and eager to plan. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy for details. In this guest post, Adrienne from Grateful Getaways, explains the top benefits of using social media roll calls to get to know your fellow passengers at least some of them before the cruise.
Prior to our cruise, I looked on both Cruise Critic and Shipmate to glean information about upcoming sailings. Cruise Critic is a sister company of Trip Advisor who I use quite a bit for land travel research. Shipmate has a great countdown calendar and a way to keep track of past and future sailings. Both sites offer considerably more than I use them for but this has been the extent of my usage with them. For this sailing, I happened upon a private Facebook specifically for our cruise and sail date, and really enjoyed the group. I spent most of my pre-cruise time chatting with people on the Oasis Facebook .
While interacting with other passengers, you are privy to things and activities in real time when they occur. Our closed Facebook group would often post information about sales on beverage packages, dates when it was possible to book show times and dinner reservations and even fun ideas of things to do in port. When you meet up with other travelers, you can chat with other people who are just as excited as you! They never tire of hearing you ramble on and on about how many more days until departure because they are counting down the days alongside you. We all had fun laughing with each other and counting down the days to embarkation.
Many times, amidst my hectic work day, I would find myself logging into my Facebook to read what funny things were happening amongst the group members. Laughing with other members about fun, frivolous travel could often melt away the doldrums of a boring or burdensome work day. Many of the passengers in these groups have sailed extensively in the past. I am super friendly and highly social. My husband, however, is quite the introvert. Most of the time, he is completely uninterested in the on board activities and only wants to hear about the ports we will be visiting.
We would meet up and talk in the corridors or hang out in the pubs while sipping a beverage. We made plans to attend various shows or activities together when no one in my family wanted to accompany me, or when their fellow cruisers were equally as uninterested as mine. I introduced myself to them and we sat chatting amicably for well over an hour.
This was indeed one of the best evenings aboard our sailing. During our cruise, an excursion to Mr. Cozumel is one of those ports for me. On our , there was a link to up with information about the beach, how to get to and from the beach, amenities and a copy of the all-inclusive menu.
We ed up and my family had a marvelous time. In conclusion, I had a blast getting to know other passengers prior to my sailing. ing a cruise roll call on Facebook, Cruise Critic, Shipmate or another cruise group forum has many benefits. Tip: If you are that member of your sailing party who enjoys planning and researching a trip in advance, you should look into ing or even starting a group. No two roll call groups are created the same. However, you may also run into a fun-filled jovial bunch like us!
People will eventually as long as the group is easy to find with a Facebook or Cruise Critic search. I love meeting new people. Adrienne has a love of travel and has dreamed of far away places since childhood. She especially has a great love of cruising and met her husband, Rick, on her first cruise in The couple has 2 young children who also have a great love of cruising. When not traveling, Adrienne works full time and enjoys spending time with her husband, children, parents and dear friends.
She is an avid reader who enjoys working out and meeting new people. Please check out Adrienne on Facebook at Grateful Getaways. It sounded like you got a lot out of it! It was also fun for me to chat about often about what to do in ports and various things about the ship.
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