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View Poll Results: How much do you charge paying crew as a skipper a day
none free on board. 5 5.38%
$10 1 1.08%
$15 1 1.08%
$20 1 1.08%
$30 0 0%
$40 or more 21 22.58%
With No tinned fish or meat on the menu 20 21.51%
With No instant noodles or instant soup on the menu 21 22.58%
Do you do the midnight watch when paying crew are on board 0 0%
It is reasonable crew pay for the whole passage in advance and you hold their passports 23 24.73%
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Re: Warning warning advertising for paying crew

Out of curiosity, I did click through the other reviews of this company (which are presumably removed from the original post but were easy to find as not all references to the boat name have been removed from this thread).

Both reviews struck me as fairly nuanced and well-written, and while I can see why one might criticize either reviewer for having higher expectations of the voyage than perhaps should have been signaled by the price, it's not hard to see how a reasonably intelligent person without much ocean-going experience might make the same mistake. Given that the NPO is targeting such young people to participate in these trips, the reviews seem quite fair in warning others of what they might be in for.

Since a little more digging also suggests that this business has recently changed hands, I wonder if these negative reviews are the result of a new captain who hasn't learned to match the expectations generated on the website with the actual experience.
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Checking your previous posts, the last time you started a thread this off the wall was September 2012. If we allow for one per year, this is it for 2013 and we're good until around this time 2014, right?

Since you can only choose one option, that poll makes zero sense.
I have tried to make it more flexible with multi choices but can't fine how to. Can you please make it multi choice by internal audit. Even click on edit bar does not do it.

Why is it this subject which should be discussed openly and freely is being so restrictive. There are a lot of new junior members that don't search or reference the archives and it is not entirely the same. Yes.

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Re: Warning warning advertising for paying crew

The poll is what it is.

We're allowing the subject to be discussed. It does not, however, do anyone any good for you to continually disparage a company not given the chance to stand up for itself. That's not necessary to get your point across.
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Re: Warning warning advertising for paying crew

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I took a look at the sign-up page on their site. It's pretty clear what you're getting yourself in for. And you have to sign liability releases, etc. prior to hopping on?

No sympathy.

68-year-old dude signs up to hang with the 20 year old chicks? Yeah, that never works out.
for the young ladies perhaps .... for the 68 year old lecher on the other hand ...
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for the young ladies perhaps .... for the 68 year old lecher on the other hand ...
I am only 40, and I am already bored senseless by 20 year olds. I cannot imagine anyone 68 choosing to hang out with them unless they are deaf.
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Re: Warning warning advertising for paying crew

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The poll is what it is.

We're allowing the subject to be discussed. It does not, however, do anyone any good for you to continually disparage a company not given the chance to stand up for itself. That's not necessary to get your point across.
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Since you can only choose one option, that poll makes zero sense.
Then why make a posting criticizing it and adding to the negativity. May I respectfully suggest you are inciting negativity and I would have though that is not your job. YES.
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Re: Warning warning advertising for paying crew

If you haven't done a search on TripAdvisor or had your opinions about a service expressed you can be hung out to dry and worse ,allow anybody following you the same fate. I find that many if not most tourists have checked me out before they board for what is the best part of their holiday (judging from their comments on TripAd) Sometimes you meet a real jerk and as a service provider, I can counter with my side.It's a good service.

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Re: Warning warning advertising for paying crew

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After reading the whole review Piclarke I have to say that in deed it looks like you had very different expectations.

Reading things like:
- "I am never a victim of these laborious activities and Iím diligently boycotting such exploitation (lying on the foredeck with a good book in my hands)"
- "I do not owe anything to Infinity, and do not have to do anything if I donít feel like it."

It just makes it clear that you were looking for a holiday cruise and nothing to do with being involved on the boat, participate and learn. I also read Infinity Expeditions website and (whether u like it or not) it says very clearly that you are expected to works and be involved in maintaining the boat. The fact that you pay 30euros/day (or whatever it is) doesn't automatically make you a guest that only works when you feel like it. You agreed to certain conditions when you joined, especially one "the captain has the last word".

I think you are right writing a review saying what you thought but encouraging people not to join just because you had different expectations, seems a bit unfair in my opinion.
Where in my posts did I write I wrote the review.
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I have travelled with the below company and highly recommend them. They will charge more than 39 Euro a day.
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The poll is what it is.

We're allowing the subject to be discussed. It does not, however, do anyone any good for you to continually disparage a company not given the chance to stand up for itself. That's not necessary to get your point across.
Thats fair. Reinstate the links and I will send the company an e-mail with the hyperlink to this thread for them to respond which I thought would have be done automatically be any webmaster.

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