Cruise "Journalism" - Cruise Critic and Skift Articles on Seabourn and Fathom Feed Those Seeking Negativism...Not News - Travels Blogs

Cruise "Journalism" - Cruise Critic and Skift Articles on Seabourn and Fathom Feed Those Seeking Negativism...Not News



Note:  Immediately after originally posting this article, Dennis Schall, Skift News Editor, chose to engage in an infantile Twitter war with his first response being "@GoldringTravel nattering nabobs of negativism, not us." and then, "@GoldringTravel I was just quoting you Spiro Agnew..."  Obviously when a publication immediately goes to infantile name-calling, it speaks volumes as to its credibility.  Read on to what caused Skift's reaction! 

Yesterday I read an article pushed to me on Cruise Critic (one of my least favorite websites as it is filled with misinformation...usually pushed by a few self-professed experts on its message boards) -and then today one on Skift, a more or less industry-facing magazine sort of website.

The Cruise Critic article entitled:  Just Back from Seabourn Sojourn: Searching for Thomas Keller. The article started off poorly and inaccurately, claiming that those on the Cruise Critic message boards were "skeptical" and that "Longtime fans of the luxury line prefer things to stay as they are".  More importantly, the scarcastic prig that wrote the article (and I am being kind) was on the Seabourn Sojourn before the Thomas Keller menus were even scheduled to be released.  (If you can stand to read the drivel, he admits that they were only first being installed on the ship and Seabourn/Keller refuse to call the new dishes "Thomas Keller" until they are perfected.)
In short, this "journalist" claims skepticism and an inability to find Thomas Keller's dishes because"""" I think it may be because:  Let' just say his head was somewhere it shouldn't have been.

More particularly, if one reads the Cruise Critic Boards (and, as painful as it was I just did), the reality is there are no more than maybe three dozen people that post on the Seabourn board.  That would be - in their entirety - less than 3% of the people that sail on Seabourn at any given time and, since they generally take only one cruise a year (if that) these 36 or so Cruise Critic posters on the Seabourn board represent less than 0.05% of those that sail on Seabourn annually.  Hardly representative of anything.

Even still I read his article and the message board and guess what"  Apparently more people on the Cruise Critic Seabourn board have no idea who Thomas Keller is than do.  And an almost equal number don't know who the former Seabourn celebrity chef, Charley Palmer, is.  (His menus were introduced in the same rolling out fashion back in 2003 and then the association was ended in 2011 when Seabourn management changed and there were claims of his menus - which had been enhanced, changed, etc. - were "tired").

[That reminds me of the so-called "Seabourn loyalists" that objected to the Charley Palmer menus because the liked the old Seabourn menus; then those apparently same loyalis...
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