Ranking Score Explained

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The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!

We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?

Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Jucy Cruise Milford Sound.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Jucy Cruise Milford Sound

Valid Reviews

205 Valid Reviews

The Jucy Cruise Milford Sound experience has a total of 209 reviews. There are 205 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 4 invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 205 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 59
29%
9/10 51
25%
8/10 50
24%
7/10 29
14%
6/10 11
5%
5/10 4
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.93% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Jucy Cruise Milford Sound valid reviews is 84.93% and is based on 205 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

178 Face-to-Face Reviews

The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 205 valid reviews, the experience has 178 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 178 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 43
24%
9/10 46
26%
8/10 44
25%
7/10 29
16%
6/10 11
6%
5/10 4
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.60% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Jucy Cruise Milford Sound face-to-face reviews is 83.60% and is based on 178 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.40%

Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.

Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.

Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.

Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.

Reviewer Rating Age Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Rebecca, Colin & Leo 10/10 134 days 97.15 100%
Michael Gooch 10/10 314 days 84.38 87%
Rebekka Doliva 10/10 383 days 76.76 79%
Jayni L'Azou 10/10 421 days true 86.3 89%
Ludovic Bonneau 10/10 627 days true 47.65 48%
Roland Eggli 10/10 629 days true 47.29 48%
Mike 8/10 643 days true 44.85 45%
Alexander Scheibl 7/10 644 days true 44.68 45%
Jaroslav Kacmar 10/10 665 days true 41.16 42%
Gena Bond 8/10 688 days 31.25 31%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 688 days true 37.5 38%
Barbara Hirsch 7/10 698 days true 35.97 36%
Jack Halligan 9/10 701 days true 35.52 36%
Sam Howard 10/10 701 days true 35.52 36%
Kosia 10/10 736 days true 30.51 31%
Navina 10/10 741 days true 29.83 30%
HAFEZ AMRI SANUSI 8/10 741 days 24.86 25%
Joanne Woo 8/10 771 days 21.63 21%
Viki Kent 10/10 777 days true 25.23 25%
Ross D 9/10 777 days true 25.23 25%
Azhar Adlan 10/10 778 days 20.92 21%
Anne 9/10 789 days true 23.81 24%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 888 days 11.79 11%
Rabiah Abdullah 10/10 985 days 6.92 6%
Sarah Boettcher 10/10 991 days 6.71 6%
Annika Pauly 6/10 996 days true 7.86 7%
Caroline Shaw 8/10 1002 days true 7.64 7%
Julia 7/10 1002 days true 7.64 7%
Bjoern 6/10 1002 days true 7.64 7%
Sonya Grimm 8/10 1002 days true 7.64 7%
Milan Maiwald 6/10 1003 days true 7.61 7%
Lisa Fenzl 10/10 1005 days true 7.54 7%
Afiya Levy 10/10 1005 days true 7.54 7%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 1006 days 6.26 5%
Lærke Hagelskjær 10/10 1009 days true 7.41 6%
Juan Viscegle 10/10 1010 days true 7.37 6%
Jonathan Foskett 9/10 1012 days true 7.31 6%
Helen Hazelwood 9/10 1012 days true 7.31 6%
Ruby Reynolds 9/10 1012 days true 7.31 6%
Aaron Gunning 10/10 1020 days 5.89 5%
Liwen 3/10 1020 days true 6.54 6%
Verena Konetzhi 7/10 1023 days true 6.99 6%
Lena 8/10 1027 days true 6.88 6%
Kim-Lara 9/10 1035 days true 6.68 6%
Alyssa Wyer 10/10 1053 days true 6.34 5%
Simon Striegel 10/10 1054 days true 6.32 5%
Chris 9/10 1062 days true 6.21 5%
Anais Touri 10/10 1065 days true 6.17 5%
Matt and Louise 7/10 1071 days true 6.11 5%
Daniel Hill 9/10 1072 days true 6.1 5%
Chris 10/10 1076 days 5.06 4%
Neil 8/10 1081 days 5.03 4%
SATOKO OSONO 8/10 1088 days true 6.01 5%
Diego Pablos 7/10 1096 days true 6.0 5%
Pierre and Alexandra 9/10 1104 days true 5.99 5%
Mark Van Wijk 10/10 1168 days 4.9 4%
David McIntosh 9/10 1418 days true 5.47 4%
Lukas, Anne and Malte 9/10 1474 days true 5.38 4%
Logan Leduc 10/10 1479 days true 5.37 4%
Hubert Schmid 8/10 1527 days true 5.29 4%
Anna Grafenstein 8/10 1713 days true 4.98 4%
isabel Zander 8/10 1716 days true 4.98 4%
Calvin Becker 7/10 1716 days true 4.98 4%
Patricia Revel 10/10 1718 days true 4.98 4%
Jacques Revel 8/10 1718 days true 4.98 4%
Julien Joubert-Gaillard 7/10 1720 days true 4.97 4%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 1721 days true 4.97 4%
Audrey Le Bourthe 10/10 1726 days true 4.96 4%
Stefan Glock 8/10 1731 days true 4.95 4%
Andreas Liebe 9/10 1731 days true 4.95 4%
Jana Rutkowski 8/10 1734 days true 4.95 4%
Sarah Jane O'Reilly 7/10 1744 days true 4.93 4%
Tomas Shairi 5/10 1744 days true 4.93 4%
Agathe Dupuis 7/10 1745 days true 4.93 4%
Florent Bouillon 7/10 1745 days true 4.93 4%
Lena Hanhart 6/10 1745 days true 4.93 4%
Jonas Hessel 8/10 1745 days true 4.93 4%
Lena Wacker 10/10 1759 days true 4.91 4%
Marius Hoffmann 8/10 1765 days true 4.9 4%
Anna Guzewiez 8/10 1767 days true 4.9 4%
Carina Borho 9/10 1782 days true 4.87 4%
Lena Jensen 9/10 1783 days true 4.87 4%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 1783 days true 4.87 4%
Markus Spitzmueller 9/10 1783 days true 4.87 4%
Henry Thiel 9/10 1788 days true 4.86 4%
Christina Habranke 9/10 1788 days true 4.86 4%
Claire Lieval 5/10 1795 days true 4.85 4%
Nora Zeitz 5/10 1806 days true 4.83 4%
Marc Greeve 6/10 1815 days true 4.82 4%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 7/10 1815 days true 4.82 4%
Ron Williams 9/10 1929 days 3.86 3%
Stefan 9/10 2098 days true 4.35 3%
Bettina Fluhrer 10/10 2098 days true 4.35 3%
Cervenka Jaroslav 9/10 2105 days true 4.34 3%
Jitka Zenahlikova 9/10 2105 days true 4.34 3%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2106 days true 4.34 3%
Gina Lisi 10/10 2106 days true 4.34 3%
Katey Justice 8/10 2108 days true 4.33 3%
Andrew Grimes 9/10 2108 days true 4.33 3%
Lynda Quartay 9/10 2108 days true 4.33 3%
Douglas Walker 7/10 2108 days true 4.33 3%
Kariuua S 7/10 2110 days true 4.33 3%
Nicolas Bessiere 7/10 2110 days true 4.33 3%
Renate 7/10 2116 days true 4.32 3%
Erik Muchembled 8/10 2117 days true 4.32 3%
Eric 8/10 2118 days true 4.32 3%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 2118 days true 4.32 3%
Melvin Groenhof 8/10 2118 days true 4.32 3%
Anna Neuenfeldt 9/10 2119 days true 4.32 3%
Janine Kohlgrueler 10/10 2120 days true 4.32 3%
Maja Bogdanowicz 8/10 2120 days true 4.32 3%
Sara Omary 8/10 2123 days true 4.31 3%
Tim Sautter 9/10 2126 days true 4.31 3%
Francis Runge 8/10 2127 days true 4.3 3%
Bill and Noreen 9/10 2139 days true 4.28 3%
Kevin Desjandino 10/10 2190 days true 4.2 3%
Abby Rushmer 8/10 2202 days true 4.18 3%
Benedicte and Mathilde Colas 8/10 2206 days true 4.17 3%
Jenben 10/10 2233 days 3.44 2%
Loesje 8/10 2264 days 3.4 2%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 2462 days true 3.75 3%
Andreas Schacke 7/10 2463 days true 3.75 3%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 2463 days true 3.75 3%
David Williams 9/10 2466 days true 3.75 3%
Delore 5/10 2471 days true 3.74 3%
Sabrina Germany 10/10 2473 days true 3.73 3%
Maxine Gilman 10/10 2473 days true 3.73 3%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 2489 days true 3.71 3%
Tom Pratt 6/10 2490 days true 3.71 3%
Ken 10/10 2491 days true 3.71 3%
Russell 9/10 2492 days true 3.7 3%
Gabriele Wendt 9/10 2492 days true 3.7 3%
Diane Moss 8/10 2492 days true 3.7 3%
R Straathof 6/10 2494 days true 3.7 3%
Jonathan Philp 7/10 2499 days true 3.69 3%
Anna 9/10 2505 days true 3.68 3%
Lesley 8/10 2538 days 3.02 2%
Jensen Bresbenbeek 8/10 2570 days true 3.58 2%
Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch 8/10 2576 days true 3.57 2%
Thomas Klebensberger 10/10 2809 days true 3.18 2%
Ken Talan 10/10 2809 days true 3.18 2%
Sean Brownell 7/10 2813 days true 3.18 2%
Mariette Salden 9/10 2817 days true 3.17 2%
Ed Piotrowski 7/10 2821 days true 3.16 2%
Prideaux 6/10 2823 days true 3.16 2%
Bill Mclennan 10/10 2826 days true 3.15 2%
Sophia Kelly 8/10 2828 days true 3.15 2%
Dave Lidgard 9/10 2831 days true 3.15 2%
Oppenoorth 9/10 2832 days true 3.14 2%
Mark Walker 9/10 2832 days true 3.14 2%
T Lipscombe 6/10 2836 days true 3.14 2%
Daryl 10/10 2837 days true 3.14 2%
Michael Long 8/10 2837 days true 3.14 2%
Javier Munoz 7/10 2837 days true 3.14 2%
Birga 10/10 2841 days true 3.13 2%
Jerry & Floon 8/10 2842 days true 3.13 2%
Jessica Vogels 6/10 2842 days true 3.13 2%
Simon Vickers 10/10 2843 days true 3.13 2%
Elise van Haastert 9/10 2843 days true 3.13 2%
Jesper Hassel 8/10 2849 days true 3.12 2%
Carolin Moberg 9/10 2849 days true 3.12 2%
Flueckiger 10/10 2853 days true 3.11 2%
Marleen Meyers 8/10 2855 days true 3.11 2%
Dieter Uhlmann 6/10 2855 days true 3.11 2%
Sabrina Sari 7/10 2857 days true 3.1 2%
Claudia Vermeer 7/10 2858 days true 3.1 2%
Irene and Thib Schneider 10/10 2860 days true 3.1 2%
Tom Hill 9/10 2867 days true 3.09 2%
Bronwyn Mewett 9/10 2872 days 2.57 1%
Morgan892 10/10 2964 days 2.44 1%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 2995 days 2.4 1%
imbeachy 10/10 3025 days 2.36 1%
Trisha 10/10 3056 days 2.31 1%
Meg & Steve 7/10 3142 days true 2.64 2%
rinusm 8/10 3145 days true 2.63 1%
steveE 9/10 3148 days true 2.63 1%
Jess 10/10 3183 days true 2.57 1%
Inbar Yizhar Barnea 10/10 3197 days true 2.54 1%
Peter G 8/10 3203 days true 2.53 1%
Chris Helms 7/10 3203 days true 2.53 1%
Jamie 8/10 3229 days true 2.49 1%
Schygulla 8/10 3229 days true 2.49 1%
margaret Klawitter 10/10 3230 days true 2.49 1%
kate 10/10 3234 days true 2.48 1%
Jules 7/10 3234 days true 2.48 1%
Frances Hay 8/10 3236 days true 2.48 1%
carsteng 9/10 3293 days true 2.39 1%
Suzanne 9/10 3360 days 1.9 1%
Andrea 8/10 3463 days true 2.11 1%
jessica 7/10 3464 days true 2.11 1%
KimC 8/10 3531 days true 2.0 1%
Denys 7/10 3547 days true 1.97 1%
JohannaB 10/10 3562 days true 1.94 1%
ChristineM 10/10 3576 days true 1.92 1%
SiegfriedL 9/10 3598 days true 1.89 1%
johanna 9/10 3616 days true 1.86 1%
MissTraveller2009 10/10 3664 days 1.48 0%
jack 8/10 3665 days true 1.78 1%
Lisa 10/10 3736 days 1.38 0%
Thomas Bachmann 9/10 3791 days true 1.57 0%
Ted Sebastian 8/10 3927 days true 1.34 0%
Alison Street 7/10 3942 days true 1.32 0%
Jurgen Westphal 8/10 3943 days true 1.32 0%
John Howlett 8/10 3959 days true 1.29 0%
Davinia 8/10 4018 days true 1.2 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Jucy Cruise Milford Sound experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.28% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Jucy Cruise Milford Sound experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 364 days.

The Jucy Cruise Milford Sound experience has been adjusted for 114 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
111 -2.22%
112 -2.24%
113 -2.26%
114 -2.28%
115 -2.30%
116 -2.32%
117 -2.34%

Final Ranking Score

87%

The final ranking score once adjustments and rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.