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Cruise news Blog post May 15, 2015

Update on Cruiseable's development roadmap

Next phase focuses on more community elements

In our continuing effort to create the world's most transparent travel company, we wanted to share with you the progress we've made since our last post on the subject, Bugs & features roadmap (which, in retrospect, sounds like a college course in entomology).

The next big feature set involves building out additional community elements, including integration of photos and videos from travelers, using the Rivet platform. (Rivet's a cool startup in Austin, Texas — check out their site!: Their tagline, "Inspire experiences between people and your brand," dovetails nicely with our mission.)

At Cruiseable,  we have agreements in place with 31 cruise lines, have reviews or previews of 360-plus ships, offer a database of more than 10,000 photos and have tools to help you select from more than 10,000 cruises out there. So you know there will be a bug or two with a startup that just launched in March and is whipping around the next bend.

Here's the latest: 

Bugs we're working to resolve

Cruise pages
Data sets need to be normalized for hundreds of cruise and itinerary pages.
Targeted for completion by May 29
We're simplifying search results and using smart search in our algorithm to increase relevance of the results.
Targeted for completion by May 29
PC/Internet Explorer
Some users reported the main fields are missing for the Add an Article and Visual Lists pages on some PCs using certain versions of Internet Explorer.
Targeted for completion by May 22
Bliss Filters
Ports of call are not always displayed in the order in which they're visited.
Targeted for completion by May 29
Dynamic maps
There's a bug that has been identified that results in some dynamic maps not always displaying the correct ports.
Targeted for completion by May 22


As always, we love early beta testers and users who provide valuable feedback. So feel free to leave a comment below or drop us a line.

JD Lasica
I'm Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Cruiseable. Follow your cruise bliss to any land where it may lead. Let's connect! I'm @jdlasica on Twitter.