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Fallout from the revelation that the Royal Champions, a group of frequent cruisers who routinely post online comments about Royal Caribbean, was in fact organized by the cruise line has created a furor within the community of the popular website

According to an article on by Anita Dunham-Potter,, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor (which is owned by Expedia) worked with Royal Caribbean to facilitate the creation of the group, despite TripAdvisor's policy to work diligently to delete self-serving posts from industry suppliers.

To read the story, and Royal Caribbean's response, click here.

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I'd rather have a group like "Royal Champions" than an Arnie Weissman telling me something is great... I'd be more apt to believe one of the Champions...

Travel writer's are like working women of the streets, anything for the fastest and biggest bucks... They rank very lowly on my lists when giving "high revue marks" on any product review...

Let the "Champions" grow, and hopefully someday might even become respectable trevel writer's..
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