Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Getting Started

For years I have posted information and commentary on various cruise message boards; especially about my favorite cruise line: The Yachts of Seabourn.



Recently I have found that the boards have become less of a source of information and place to truly discuss travel issues, but more of a place to complain (regardless of merit), fabricate stories and/or cheerlead (Cruise Line X is the best and flawless no matter what).



As objectivity and discussion (including disagreements and correction of incorrect information) is lost, the efforts to continue involvement in the message boards not only becomes frustrating...it no longer is fun.



More importantly, as a solid source good information is lost and having a forum for honestly expressing opinion as to "the good, the bad and the ugly" (Thank you, Clint Eastwood) wastes away...and not in a Jimmy Buffett kind of way...I thought there has to be something better, more pure, more of value.



So Iamboatman is trying something new. This may not be my "finding the key to the universe" (ala Bruce), but hopefully a new home for thoughts and discussions about luxury cruising, luxury travel, and yachting.