I want to tell you how much I appreciate your acquiring SeaLetter. It was a labor of love for many of us for a long time, and if anything it provides a history of cruising for the past several years. What a great library of reviews and articles. It is interesting to read the old reviews and compare them to today.
I was afraid it would be gone for good, but now I am resting easy.
Dave (and anyone with an opinion), one thing I am left with about Sealetter.com is just as you pointed out. There is a wealth of content that bridges the old with the new. I am honored to be able to protect it and continue it as best I can. I really don't have any ideas yet on how to do it, but any cruise nut would only bask in its formidable information. Some of the articles are classics and very important, even now.
Tom, as another SeaLetter staffer, I echo Dave's sentiments. You're right -- many articles continue to hold up well. Alan Walker's article on the Passenger Services Act is about the most informative I've seen, as is his article on the Panama Canal transit. And, I continue to get emails on the Premier tribute I wrote 5 years ago.
I'll let you know of any thoughts I have for its future role. Right now, I'm just glad that there is a future...
All I can say is....you too? I get periodic e-mails asking about reviews I wrote that are years old now. I received a question in October about cruising from Houston - based on the Norwegian Sea review I co-wrote with Mike Blanche in 1999! I am so touched and honored when I receive these e-mails. I reply to all of them. I wish I could hug the people who sent them. A reward well worth the efforts we put forth.