Cruise Biz Buzz | June 26, 2012

Cruise Biz Buzz – Cruise News from Social Media

A glance about what this week’s top stories are in the social media sphere. Today’s news from Holland America Line, SeaDream Yacht Club, InnerSea Discoveries and P&O Cruises.


Thank you Holland America Line for posting about the Day of the Seafarer June 25, 2012. I too want to acknowledge the contributions that all seafarers make to international trade and the world community. Also making the roundup in this edition of Cruise Biz Buzz was a lively Twitter conversation about Alaska and a port destination feature from Avid Cruiser’s YouTube channel about Venice, Italy.


    Top Facebook Posts


Seafarer Day

Message in a bottle (can): Crew members on Veendam celebrate the Day of the Seafarer from Holland America Line’s Facebook Page.

Via HAL FB page. Photo of Veendam from Human Resources Manager Anne Marie


Not a drag on SeaDream Yacht Club

Also catching my eye, was a Facebook post from the  SeaDream Yacht Club Facebook page.

Mission accomplished: SeaDream Yacht Club port activity.

What intrigues me about this photo is the fact that Captain Terje and Club Director Jeff lead the bike ride. How unique would it be to cycle with the captain?  I wonder if I would make it to the destination like the guests in the photo? Knowing that the captain of the ship was in the pelaton might give me the added motivation to push onward  to Naoussa on the North side of the Greek Island of Paros.


  Top Tweets

Alaska by Sea

Alaska was the topic of the #CruiseChat Twitter Party this week. There were a lot of great Alaska travel tips, cruise itineraries to consider, and compelling reasons why Alaska is a favorite cruise destination. Below is a screenshot of a Twitter conversation I had that reminded me about why I love to cruise Alaska:

Buzzing: Destination Alaska

If you are looking for the Pinterest board that I mentioned about Alaksa in the Twitter stream above, you can see all those photos of what I would pack for an Alaskan cruise right here. As I mentioned, there were some really good tips getting posted today about cruising in Alaska. One tip that deserves more attention was from InnerSea Discoveries concerning  “What’s the Best Time for Me to Visit SE AK” chart.

Making waves ….

Captain Dexter from Seabourn Odyssey, who is tweeting like a pro, continues to update his Twitter stream with interesting photos from the ship.

Sailing into Kotor

Finally….We are reminded of the #GrandEvent in celebration of 175 years of P&O Cruises.

Save the date.

  Top Video


Let’s go to Venice, Italy with Ralph Grizzle

Other Buzz

Do you have some buzz to share with us? Leaving a comment and let me know what’s up.  Remember, I am counting on you to help me find it. If you see something in the news, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Instagram let me know.

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