I struggled a bit initially with my desire to offer readers an opportunity to interact with the material but not wanting to create a situation where interviewees felt reluctant to be interviewed lest they be required to monitor their interviews for comments or defend their responses.
A reader suggested a means of interaction and between us I think we've hashed out a reasonable format. I won't be offering comments on individual interviews but every 5 interviews I will offer an open forum for responses with the following ground rules:
1) I specifically asked the interviewees to respond from their personal experience and to NOT try to address all possible answers to any given question. Interviewers were asked to express how THEY cruise not how others SHOULD cruise. This is not a complete book on how to cruise but rather a sampling of real cruisers' personal experiences. Please keep their instructions in mind when responding.
2) The interviewees are not responsible for answering any questions and readers should not expect that they will see their comments.
3) I will be moderating the first few rounds of comments. If your comment takes a day to appear, this is why. Hopefully I'll stop moderating after a few sessions.
4) Disagreement is great - personal attacks are not.
5) No anonymous posting.
After saying all of that negative sounding stuff, I very much hope you will add your wisdom, your questions, your feelings and your reactions here. The site receives several hundred visits a day and I wonder what those visitors are thinking. Please feel free to weigh in at whatever level of experience you have, on whatever level the interviews resonated for you.