Well, LezCruise is a few months old now, and
there have been some changes. Some are just
improvements to the functionality of the site, based
on feedback from users and our own experiences,
while others are new programs we've added.
To find out more about functionality changes, see
page. To find out more about new programs,
|LezCruise Group Cruises
LezCruise Groups are cruises where you can get
some kind of perk (for example, reduced fare, cruise
credit, a massage, etc) when you book the cruise
Not all cruises posted on our website are
LezCruise Group cruises - many are simply cruises
that our users are going on. However, whenever
possible we try to arrange for some sort of extra.
There are three different ways that we determine
which cruises will be LezCruise Group cruises:
- a user posts a cruise, and then we work out some
group amenities with the cruise line
- we decide on a cruise that we want to
go on, and then work out amenities with the cruise
- we make arrangements with a local person, such
as a message therapist, to provide an onboard
service to each person who books with us, and then
make arrangements with the cruise line.
LezCruise Group Cruises are listed along with the
rest on the LezCruise Find
A Cruise> page, but they show up in a lovely
shade of lavender. To see what particular amenities
each cruise offers (they vary), click on the
cruise's "View" link.
As you know, we are a new site. And as you can
probably imagine, when you're a new site it can take
a little while for people to discover you. This is
perfectly understandable, but can make for a
somewhat sluggish site at the beginning - which can
be a little boring.
So, in an effort to liven things up a little,
we've decided to institute a points program.
Basically, we're going to bribe you to contribute to
Each time you post a cruise, post a review, or
post a comment in our forum, you will earn
LezPoints. At the end of each quarter we will tally
up the points, and the person with the most LezPoints
will win a $20.00 Amazon gift
Now, you may be thinking "But the quarter's
almost over!!" And you would be correct - the third
quarter ends on September 30. But, not to worry -
everyone who's already posted on our site will get
credit for those posts, and there are still several
days left in the quarter. Plus, you can always
start working on the fourth...
Hope to hear from you soon!
|How to Earn a Free Cruise
This is not a new program, nor is it anything
instituted by us. We just thought it would be good
info to pass along, as many people don't know that
it is possible to earn a free cruise. It's
important to keep in mind, though, that "earn" is
the operative word here - you will have to
work for it.
Most cruise lines offer a free berth when a group
gets to be a particular size ("berth" = "bed".
Thus, a free berth is one bed in a double occupancy
cabin). Usually this ratio is one free berth for
every sixteen passengers, but sometimes it can be as
low as ten passengers.
What this means is that if you can gather
together 10 - 16 people (family reunion? square dance
group? lesbian choir? your book club?), you could go
for free as the tour conductor!
Now, before you scramble out to start gathering
your group, make sure you talk to us
first, as not all sailings offer tour conductor
berths - we'd hate to see you go to all that trouble
Every day we receive all kinds of information about
all kinds of cruise specials. And, since some of
these are pretty good deals, we thought it would be
nice to share.
So, in the coming days we're going to start sending
out regular emails describing some of these deals.
To make sure you'll receive them (not
everyone who signed up for the newsletter also
signed up to receive promotions), go to the
LezCruise My Account page, log in, click on 'Change
My Profile' and make sure that 'Please send me
emails of cruise promotions' is checked.
Here we are (Lis at right, Mary on the left)
having lunch on the lovely Regent Seven Seas
Navigator in March 2005.
To read our (quite lengthy) review...