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Sunday, September 23, 2007

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The Savvy Old Lady said...

Hi Neil,

Your site is more fantastic each day with all the changes you are making. My major complaint is that as I look at each ship and follow their itineraries I become more and more tempted to pick up the phone and book ten cruises. The Crabby Old Guy and his wallet are not that thrilled LOL. Keep up the good work and please continue to give all the cruisers a place to dream.

Stay Savvy!
The Savvy Old Lady

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for being my friend,
you have nice pictures.

Anonymous said...

bloody fantastic work Neil !

Per said...

Hello From Norway and Lofoten. I like your idea but there is a ship called "Lofoten" which is the same name as our fantastic region in Norway. When we search and want to see slidesshow from Lofoten we end up with lots of meaningless pictures taken from the ship "Lofoten". Could you please remove som of these which you cannot be very proud of.
WElcome to Lofoten!

Neilius said...

Hi Per. I understand what you're saying. When you do a search on Flickr for Lofoten, you're seeing a lot of ShipWacher photos, and you're interested in the town, not the ship.

There's an easy way to ignore Shipwatcher photos.

In Flickr if you're searching "Full Text" try this search:
Lofoten -ShipWatcher

(i.e. put the word "ShipWatcher" with a "-" at the start of it as one of the search terms).

If you're searching by "Tags" try this search:
Lofoten -HurtigrutenAsa

Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...


Neilius said...

Dear Anonymous.

You might like to read the post immediately preceding yours. It explains how to filter out my photos.

I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but the caps lock button is that funny square thing in the middle on the left of your keyboard.

Kind regards


Michael From Orange NSW said...

Keep up the good work Neil - I look forward to hearing more about thois new ship to join our fleet !

Hope you and the kids have a merry christmas and happy new year !

PO Cruises website sure has dropped off some WebCams - Lucky we have your site !

Take care - Have you booked anymmore cruises - We have booked again next August on the DAWN.


dawn said...

Dear Neil
Great site thank you for dreams and watching the world move
willthey ever have streaming cams

love dawn

Neilius said...

Dawn, thanks for the comments. I hope we get streaming webcams too, but I doubt it. It's a matter of bandwidth. All the webcam photos from ships need to be transmitted via satellite. I don't think a satellite connection would be ale to efficiently handle a video stream. But we can hope!

Anonymous said...


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