Cruise Biz Buzz – Cruise News from Social Media for July 14, 2012

Cruise Biz Buzz – Cruise News from Social Media for July 14, 2012

A glance about what this week’s top cruise travel stories are in the social media sphere. Highlights from Silversea Cruises, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, InnerSea, AMA Waterways and Cunard Line.


Summer is in full swing on the ships. Dispatches from cruisers in the form of Facebook status updates, Foursquare checkins, Tweets, and blog updates have succeeded in capturing the essence of the cruise vacation experience: arrival-awe to bittersweet-farewell have been noted.

The montage below is from the cruise lines social media posts with links to their photos. Lindblad Expeditions, P&O Cruises, Cunard Line, Windstar Cruises, and Silversea all linked to shots from the ships.


Photos from the ships. Photo: screen shot from the CruiseBuzz Cruise Line News Daily

    Top Facebook Posts

Notable Quotable from AMA Waterways Facebook Update from Robert Louis Stevenson about foreign lands and travel.

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”

AMA Facebook Update

Three Queens meet before setting off to new ports of call…. Cunard Line meetup in Southampton

Cunard Line Facebook Update

What would you do in Fairbanks?

Holland America Line’s Facebook update asks fans to suggest ideas for a passenger in Fairbanks: excursions for a ride on the paddle boat, a visit to a gold mine,  and dining at a salmon bake topped the list of answers.


One Holland America Line fan asks, 'what to do in Fairbanks?"

  Top Tweets


And it’s summer for polar bears too. This one spotted on 26 June in Svalbard #Norway #FriFotos

  InnerSea Discoveries
InnerSea Discoveries

Whales, a moose and an octopus all went out to a bar: new blog post! #cruise #alaska

Bubble feeding: totally awesome!

World’s Priciest #Food Item: It’s on the #Menu at Le Champagne…

  But …. What is the most expensive ingredient in the World that is served to Silversea guests dining at Le Champagne, the only Relais & Châteaux restaurant at sea?

And what about the fire?

Gene Sloan Gene Sloan@CruiseLog

BREAKING: Fire erupts on river #cruise ship in Europe. Ship evacuated; four reportedly sent to hospital. Details:

Top Videos

Glacier Bay with Princess Cruises

Alaska is one of the most popular cruise vacation destinations in the world. Wildlife, glaciers, wilderness and the state’s undisputed star attractions — Glacier Bay and Denali National Parks — are just some of the wonders awaiting Princess Cruises’ customers.

Pulling a Pint on Royal Caribbean

Guests on a Royal Caribbean cruise can order a pint from on the cruise line’s onboard pubs for an authentic English pub experience.

Other Buzz

Have you seen some cruise buzz I should know about? Remember, I am counting on you to help me find it. If you see something on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube or who-knows-what new social network, leave me a comment with a link so I can add it to the Cruise Biz Buzz roundup.

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