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 Milford Sound Day Cruises.

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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Milford Sound Day Cruises

Valid Reviews

299 Valid Reviews

The Milford Sound Day Cruises experience has a total of 300 reviews. There are 299 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 299 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 87
29%
9/10 86
29%
8/10 77
26%
7/10 25
8%
6/10 14
5%
5/10 7
2%
4/10 1
0%
3/10 1
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
0%

85.69% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Milford Sound Day Cruises valid reviews is 85.69% and is based on 299 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

275 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 299 valid reviews, the experience has 275 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 275 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 78
28%
9/10 81
29%
8/10 72
26%
7/10 23
8%
6/10 13
5%
5/10 7
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
0%

85.82% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Milford Sound Day Cruises face-to-face reviews is 85.82% and is based on 275 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.28%

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
Geoff Steele 10/10 779 days 20.82 100%
Brigitte CREPLET 9/10 955 days true 8.11 39%
Guillaume Deleuze 7/10 1017 days 5.43 26%
Jolien 8/10 1043 days true 5.16 25%
Ignacio Muerza 10/10 1051 days true 5.31 25%
Elien Dauwe 9/10 1061 days true 5.18 25%
Louise Nicholls 9/10 1066 days true 5.13 25%
Sebastian Braun 9/10 1066 days true 5.13 25%
Eurard Achille 7/10 1069 days true 4.65 22%
Brent Johnson 10/10 1085 days true 5.02 24%
Huon 5/10 1302 days true 3.76 18%
Timea Bagosi 9/10 1328 days 4.6 22%
Ben and Pauline 8/10 1341 days true 4.35 21%
Anna Stoehr 10/10 1362 days true 4.54 22%
Peter Hodgson 9/10 1363 days true 4.54 22%
Herman Lubben 9/10 1369 days true 4.53 22%
Jiri Benda 8/10 1682 days true 3.8 18%
Jennifer Lerchbacher 9/10 1710 days true 3.95 19%
Kristina Farkas 10/10 1710 days true 3.95 19%
Tobias Becker 7/10 1737 days true 3.55 17%
Sophia Kadel 9/10 1740 days true 3.9 19%
Laura and Marie 8/10 1746 days true 3.69 18%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 1768 days true 3.85 18%
Andrew Kermode 10/10 1938 days 3.56 17%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2044 days true 3.21 15%
Laure Cops 8/10 2044 days true 3.21 15%
Alexander Zimmer 9/10 2065 days true 3.34 16%
Juliane 9/10 2072 days true 3.33 16%
Laura Metz 9/10 2073 days true 3.33 16%
Hubertus Thost 8/10 2073 days true 3.16 15%
Luca Maria Willensrock 7/10 2082 days true 3.01 14%
G Ballard 9/10 2086 days true 3.3 16%
F Ballard 10/10 2086 days true 3.3 16%
Sue L 10/10 2088 days 3.3 16%
Terry Seaman 8/10 2088 days 3.13 15%
Guillemette 9/10 2092 days true 3.29 16%
Richard van den Bosch 9/10 2104 days true 3.27 16%
Ina Daubenbuechel 9/10 2104 days true 3.27 16%
Maya Bakker-deDreu 8/10 2109 days true 3.1 15%
Anne and Steve Bartlett 9/10 2111 days true 3.26 16%
Emeline Dupre 9/10 2120 days true 3.24 16%
Elly Zimmer 9/10 2126 days true 3.23 16%
Sven Woelk 10/10 2389 days true 2.78 13%
Elizabeth Stenhouse 8/10 2394 days true 2.64 13%
Jill Fischer 9/10 2425 days 2.72 13%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2466 days true 2.65 13%
Martyn Kool 7/10 2501 days true 2.36 11%
Andrea Wollmann 9/10 2502 days true 2.59 12%
Leticia Martin 8/10 2506 days true 2.45 12%
Franz Schueler 10/10 2507 days true 2.58 12%
Knorr Bracher 8/10 2519 days true 2.43 12%
Jacquemard 8/10 2520 days true 2.43 12%
C Schaap 10/10 2526 days true 2.55 12%
Monika Kneidl 10/10 2765 days true 2.14 10%
Jessica Tilly 8/10 2765 days true 2.03 10%
Robin Sable 8/10 2771 days true 2.02 10%
Stephanie Spurr 7/10 2786 days true 1.92 9%
J Jmal 10/10 2786 days true 2.1 10%
Lucy Duffy 9/10 2793 days true 2.09 10%
Wil de Kubber 8/10 2795 days true 1.98 10%
Hans Duerst 8/10 2796 days true 1.98 10%
Pete & Pat Etheridge 7/10 2799 days true 1.89 9%
Beeny 8/10 2800 days true 1.98 9%
Stephanie Brueck 6/10 2801 days true 1.73 8%
Rob Gill 10/10 2803 days true 2.08 10%
Rikke & Trine Bundgaard 8/10 2804 days true 1.97 9%
Manuela Weber 8/10 2804 days true 1.97 9%
Villa 8/10 2804 days true 1.97 9%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 6/10 2805 days true 1.72 8%
Markus & Miriam 8/10 2806 days true 1.97 9%
Siegfried Krueger 10/10 2806 days true 2.07 10%
Jurg Pfaendler 9/10 2807 days true 2.07 10%
Rainer Schnell 8/10 2811 days true 1.96 9%
Steve Goodyear 10/10 2811 days true 2.06 10%
Chris & Jen Spencer 8/10 2830 days true 1.93 9%
Monika & Roger 9/10 2832 days true 2.03 10%
Alfred & Henrike 10/10 2844 days true 2.01 10%
JBunn 7/10 2850 days 1.82 9%
Ross Cooke 10/10 2888 days true 1.93 9%
Berry 10/10 2892 days true 1.92 9%
Heather & Jenny 6/10 2896 days true 1.59 8%
jenckes 6/10 2972 days 1.48 7%
GenH 8/10 3095 days 1.5 7%
Frank & Margot Best 9/10 3108 days true 1.55 7%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3114 days true 1.54 7%
Jon_and_Family 9/10 3125 days 1.52 7%
Becky Edney 10/10 3130 days true 1.52 7%
Gordon Agent 10/10 3133 days true 1.51 7%
Leroy Dimitri 10/10 3138 days true 1.5 7%
Gunter 6/10 3139 days true 1.25 6%
Daniel Kriecht 8/10 3139 days true 1.43 7%
Sandra Milch 10/10 3140 days true 1.5 7%
L Wright 8/10 3140 days true 1.42 7%
noname 8/10 3141 days true 1.42 7%
Richard Dudfield 10/10 3142 days true 1.49 7%
Michel Monnin 9/10 3142 days true 1.49 7%
Urs and Isabella 9/10 3143 days true 1.49 7%
Thomas 10/10 3143 days true 1.49 7%
Richard Gallichan 9/10 3143 days true 1.49 7%
Jean Barker 8/10 3143 days true 1.42 7%
Karin Kueng 6/10 3144 days true 1.24 6%
Juergen Wolf 9/10 3146 days true 1.49 7%
Juliane Kleiu 10/10 3146 days true 1.49 7%
Malcolm McLean 10/10 3146 days true 1.49 7%
Nathalie Verzeletti 8/10 3146 days true 1.41 7%
Rebecca Johnston 8/10 3147 days true 1.41 7%
David Mellard 10/10 3148 days true 1.48 7%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3148 days true 1.41 7%
Lisa 9/10 3148 days true 1.48 7%
Monique 8/10 3148 days true 1.41 7%
Keith Ogley 8/10 3150 days true 1.41 7%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3154 days true 1.4 7%
Jack Vermeidem 9/10 3154 days true 1.47 7%
Alan Munday 10/10 3154 days true 1.47 7%
Ebi & Beate 10/10 3156 days true 1.47 7%
Binita 4/10 3156 days 1.16 6%
A Dekker 8/10 3156 days true 1.4 7%
John Gray 10/10 3157 days true 1.47 7%
Gert Vogelaers 8/10 3159 days true 1.39 7%
Alice 7/10 3160 days true 1.33 6%
Manu & Gabi 10/10 3161 days true 1.46 7%
Sandra 9/10 3161 days true 1.46 7%
James Jackson 9/10 3174 days true 1.44 7%
John Price 10/10 3174 days true 1.44 7%
Fabian 8/10 3175 days true 1.37 7%
Robert Cox 9/10 3175 days true 1.44 7%
Sarraute 9/10 3176 days true 1.44 7%
Webster 9/10 3177 days true 1.43 7%
Derek Archibald 9/10 3177 days true 1.43 7%
D Hoekstra 10/10 3179 days true 1.43 7%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3179 days true 1.43 7%
Leontine van Laar 8/10 3179 days true 1.36 7%
Karen Phillips 8/10 3181 days true 1.36 7%
Ashleigh Buckley 8/10 3184 days true 1.35 6%
Rosey834 8/10 3215 days 1.3 6%
dollimyxture 8/10 3215 days 1.3 6%
JudyandAndre 10/10 3215 days 1.37 7%
hendrik king 8/10 3215 days 1.3 6%
Julie 10/10 3276 days 1.27 6%
jenny_nitschke 10/10 3399 days 1.05 5%
Lomas 10/10 3451 days true 0.97 5%
Stephan Imartina 6/10 3456 days true 0.79 4%
Peter Aerborg 8/10 3457 days true 0.91 4%
jenniferuk 7/10 3460 days true 0.86 4%
Peter and Hilda 10/10 3490 days true 0.9 4%
Hana Vokata 7/10 3495 days true 0.81 4%
Don & Geraldine 10/10 3496 days true 0.89 4%
Marg 8/10 3496 days true 0.84 4%
Corine van Been 8/10 3503 days true 0.83 4%
maggie Webster 10/10 3507 days true 0.87 4%
katrina Marshall 9/10 3507 days true 0.87 4%
Schumacher 9/10 3508 days true 0.87 4%
Bowness 10/10 3508 days true 0.87 4%
s_butler 10/10 3509 days true 0.87 4%
Gerald Veldink 8/10 3509 days true 0.82 4%
Evans 8/10 3509 days true 0.82 4%
Marcia & Bruce 10/10 3511 days true 0.86 4%
Benedict Fluthman 9/10 3511 days true 0.86 4%
Ingrid Zell 9/10 3512 days true 0.86 4%
R Bakker 8/10 3512 days true 0.82 4%
Marcus Kippner 9/10 3512 days true 0.86 4%
Bert Meuleuorijks 7/10 3517 days true 0.78 4%
Rod C 9/10 3519 days true 0.85 4%
Yasmin Abrahams 8/10 3523 days true 0.8 4%
Rob 9/10 3523 days true 0.84 4%
Claudia 9/10 3528 days true 0.83 4%
Nicola 7/10 3530 days true 0.76 4%
Brian Morris 9/10 3530 days true 0.83 4%
Max Mareen 9/10 3530 days true 0.83 4%
Dieter Groscurth 10/10 3531 days true 0.83 4%
Wilbert Germ 9/10 3534 days true 0.82 4%
T. Timmers 7/10 3535 days true 0.75 4%
Vincente Garrido 6/10 3544 days true 0.67 3%
Johanna X 9/10 3544 days true 0.81 4%
R Gilge 10/10 3545 days true 0.8 4%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3545 days true 0.8 4%
Dick Rosman 6/10 3545 days true 0.67 3%
Rachel & Barak 8/10 3547 days true 0.76 4%
Ingrid Overes 7/10 3548 days true 0.73 3%
Yvonne Ing 10/10 3548 days true 0.8 4%
Anne Fri 8/10 3548 days true 0.76 4%
Chance McGuire 10/10 3549 days 0.8 4%
S Luis Van Oler 8/10 3554 days true 0.75 4%
E.M. Prideaux 10/10 3563 days true 0.77 4%
Conor Coyle 5/10 3566 days true 0.62 3%
Yvonne German 8/10 3566 days true 0.73 4%
Mike 9/10 3595 days true 0.72 3%
mariak 7/10 3597 days true 0.65 3%
martint 10/10 3604 days true 0.7 3%
Debbie Rathbone 5/10 3618 days true 0.55 3%
katharina 6/10 3621 days true 0.56 3%
Cyriel Schacken 8/10 3621 days true 0.64 3%
X Neils 8/10 3633 days true 0.62 3%
Sara Reekmans 8/10 3634 days true 0.62 3%
nancyburns 10/10 3641 days 0.64 3%
Beth Lenoble 9/10 3672 days 0.59 3%
Ritag 9/10 3727 days true 0.49 2%
simonsandra 8/10 3728 days true 0.47 2%
terryd 7/10 3733 days true 0.44 2%
Emear Donnelly 9/10 3776 days true 0.41 2%
HerbertH 7/10 3847 days true 0.26 1%
KarinS 9/10 3848 days true 0.29 1%
Abby 8/10 3854 days true 0.26 1%
annysp 9/10 3855 days true 0.27 1%
Van Lent 9/10 3856 days true 0.27 1%
HovingL 8/10 3867 days true 0.24 1%
Enno Brehm 5/10 3867 days true 0.21 1%
DimitriD 9/10 3872 days true 0.24 1%
FramiskaH 7/10 3873 days true 0.22 1%
AnjaC 10/10 3873 days true 0.24 1%
Lars Haf 10/10 3873 days true 0.24 1%
JaninaF 9/10 3873 days true 0.24 1%
AnjaChrist 10/10 3873 days true 0.24 1%
Edcan 10/10 3873 days true 0.24 1%
RebeccaD1 9/10 3874 days true 0.24 1%
Gil 7/10 3874 days true 0.22 1%
MikeS 10/10 3875 days true 0.24 1%
Francesca Sabat 7/10 3877 days true 0.22 1%
GraceB 6/10 3877 days true 0.2 1%
Doll 7/10 3878 days true 0.21 1%
Rene 9/10 3878 days true 0.23 1%
Dorothee 9/10 3878 days true 0.23 1%
Zdenek 9/10 3879 days true 0.23 1%
BrzezinskaM 10/10 3880 days true 0.23 1%
AndreB 10/10 3880 days true 0.23 1%
Donna 10/10 3880 days true 0.23 1%
TammyH 9/10 3881 days true 0.23 1%
Linda 5/10 3886 days true 0.18 1%
Phillip 1/10 3886 days true 0.16 1%
Susan 9/10 3887 days true 0.22 1%
GrahamM1 10/10 3888 days true 0.22 1%
CarstenU 10/10 3889 days true 0.22 1%
JetteG 10/10 3889 days true 0.22 1%
GingerPrince 8/10 3889 days true 0.2 1%
VacherD 8/10 3890 days true 0.2 1%
Brian 9/10 3894 days true 0.21 1%
RandiL 7/10 3897 days true 0.18 1%
CarinnaGermany 8/10 3897 days true 0.19 1%
Rachel 10/10 3904 days true 0.19 1%
Claire 10/10 3904 days true 0.19 1%
Raphael 8/10 3911 days true 0.17 1%
Caroline 10/10 3912 days true 0.18 1%
Denk 9/10 3917 days true 0.17 1%
Pia 9/10 3921 days true 0.16 1%
David 8/10 3928 days true 0.14 1%
Johann 10/10 3931 days true 0.14 1%
Carina 10/10 3933 days true 0.14 1%
Maria 8/10 3967 days true 0.08 0%
Mat 6/10 3972 days true 0.06 0%
midlands_missus 10/10 3976 days 0.07 0%
Charlotta Halfwordson 10/10 3986 days true 0.05 0%
Mary 10/10 3989 days true 0.04 0%
Atsuko 8/10 4061 days true 0.0 0%
Mikel 9/10 4094 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah 8/10 4103 days true 0.0 0%
Jim Summers 8/10 4103 days true 0.0 0%
Astrid Snippe 9/10 4197 days true 0.0 0%
James Gibbs 8/10 4197 days true 0.0 0%
Meike Biel 5/10 4205 days true 0.0 0%
Rachel 9/10 4221 days true 0.0 0%
Naoko 9/10 4221 days true 0.0 0%
Franz 9/10 4226 days true 0.0 0%
George Jeffs 10/10 4234 days true 0.0 0%
Jacob 9/10 4238 days true 0.0 0%
Stuart Bartram 9/10 4238 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Tame 9/10 4242 days 0.0 0%
Wolfgang 9/10 4242 days true 0.0 0%
Greg & Lynette 10/10 4248 days true 0.0 0%
Omri Hasson 8/10 4252 days true 0.0 0%
D.A. Mulder 9/10 4254 days true 0.0 0%
Wendy Lomas 10/10 4264 days true 0.0 0%
Bronwyn Gaby 9/10 4301 days true 0.0 0%
Floren 10/10 4344 days true 0.0 0%
Rob Boston 3/10 4403 days 0.0 0%
Patricia Leighton 10/10 4457 days true 0.0 0%
Svenja 8/10 4571 days true 0.0 0%
Sue 10/10 4573 days true 0.0 0%
Akiko&Shibotsu 9/10 4573 days true 0.0 0%
Adi 9/10 4581 days true 0.0 0%
Cat 9/10 4585 days true 0.0 0%
Katie 6/10 4588 days true 0.0 0%
Raul 10/10 4590 days true 0.0 0%
IdanNakash 8/10 4591 days true 0.0 0%
Sandra 10/10 4592 days true 0.0 0%
TeamFlorida 10/10 4592 days true 0.0 0%
Pam Rose 10/10 4595 days true 0.0 0%
Fenke 8/10 4597 days true 0.0 0%
Bas 8/10 4597 days true 0.0 0%
John Beirne 9/10 4609 days true 0.0 0%
Jennifer 7/10 4609 days true 0.0 0%
Rachel 6/10 4609 days true 0.0 0%
Jacobien 10/10 4625 days true 0.0 0%
Henrich 8/10 4630 days true 0.0 0%
Jim 10/10 4631 days true 0.0 0%
Messing 5/10 4633 days true 0.0 0%
Marriott 10/10 4633 days true 0.0 0%
Liz 9/10 4633 days true 0.0 0%
Ian 7/10 4637 days true 0.0 0%
pfiffner 9/10 4637 days true 0.0 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 Milford Sound Day Cruises experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.98% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Milford Sound Day Cruises 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 199 days.

The Milford Sound Day Cruises experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

83%

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.