About ShipMateMike

Mike is co-founder of the Ship Mate Cruise app, the most popular mobile and desktop technology for the cruise industry.

Post Hurricane Update – Caribbean Port Status

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Open vs Closed Caribbean Ports 2017 has not been kind to the Caribbean. Several cruise ports were severely damaged from Hurricane Irma and Maria. For some, their potential “re-opening” date is still unknown. Others Caribbean destinations were more fortunate and Continue reading Post Hurricane Update – Caribbean Port Status

[NEW] Add Ship Mates using the NEW Search Feature – Video Demo

Find Friends on Ship Mate

Search Ship Mate Users When we cruise, we like to cruise with friends. Not just one or two… like dozens. Our record so far is a crew of 55. Yeah, we roll deep! Finding those friends in Ship Mate just Continue reading [NEW] Add Ship Mates using the NEW Search Feature – Video Demo

NEW: Post Chat, Pic, Review directly from your Ship Mate Newsfeed

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Post from Newsfeed “Why did you ban me from posting?!” We got that email and a bunch more from you shipmates. Don’t worry, we didn’t ban anyone… we just made it way too tricky to post. You let us know and Continue reading NEW: Post Chat, Pic, Review directly from your Ship Mate Newsfeed

Add Retired Ships, River Cruises, Missing Itineraries & More [NEW App Feature]

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We’ve heard from many of our users requesting cruise lines, ships, and itineraries that we’re missing. Previously, Ship Mate users weren’t able to complete their cruising profile due to these omissions. That’s fixed with this update. You can now add Continue reading Add Retired Ships, River Cruises, Missing Itineraries & More [NEW App Feature]

Skagway Excursions | Top 3 Most Booked Cruise Tours

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Top Skagway Excursions More than 10,000 cruise port excursions have been booked through our Ship Mate app and we’d like to think we’ve learned a thing or two. By analyzing our booking data, we’re able to provide you with the most popular Skagway Continue reading Skagway Excursions | Top 3 Most Booked Cruise Tours

Cruise Roll Call Challenge: Cruise Critic vs Ship Mate – who’s is bigger?

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The other day, we received this email from a user:  “I love the app. I found that a friend that I went to Jr. High with and her husband (who also went to school with us) are going to be on Continue reading Cruise Roll Call Challenge: Cruise Critic vs Ship Mate – who’s is bigger?

14 Cruise Accessories for Ridiculously Hardcore Cruisers

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Power Cruiser Necessities There are varying levels of cruise fans out there on this big, beautiful, water-covered planet (71% covered in fact – wikipedia’d the ship out of that).  From first time cruisers to this woman who has over 200 Continue reading 14 Cruise Accessories for Ridiculously Hardcore Cruisers

Cruise Ship Roller Coaster Announced – Carnival Behemoth!

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Carnival New Construction Plans Leaked – 44-Loop Roller Coaster! It’s a race to come up with the newest, most exciting on-board attractions. Recently, Royal Caribbean launched their Quantum class, boasting Skydiving, Robot Bartenders, Bumper Cars and more as part of Continue reading Cruise Ship Roller Coaster Announced – Carnival Behemoth!