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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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