Cruise Biz Buzz | July 7, 2012 : news from Crystal Cruises, Princess Cruises, Uniworld, Paul Gauguin

Cruise Biz Buzz | Top Stories Via Social Media

A glance about what this week’s top stories are in the social media sphere.  Cruise news roundup from social media sites from   Crystal Cruises, Princess Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Paul Gauguin Cruises.


And the winner is…. The cruise lines’ Social media sites were buzzing with posts announcing this year’s  Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards winners.

Rounding out the list were most of my favorite cruise lines like: Crystal Cruises, which took top honors in the Large-ship category.  Read the summaries below to learn what other cruise lines’ are joining Crystal Cruises in winner’s circle.

The top social site for this edition of Cruise Biz Buzz was Facebook.The cruise lines reminded me about the Olympics, the birthday of the Bikini, and I was able to catch up on some Tour de France news.  

Top Facebook Posts

In honor of the Olympics and in the spirit of trivial pursuits, I found Princess Cruises’ Facebook post about port of call Katakolon (gateway to Olympia, site of the original Olympic Games) interesting. Who knew about the birthplace of the yo-yo? Thanks to Princess Cruises for reminding us about Ancient Greece and thank you to Paul Gauguin Cruises for posting a reminder to celebrate the Bikini, which made its debut 66 years ago.

Happy Birthday to the Bikini
The commentators from NBC covering the Tour de France might not be looking at bikinis, however if they turned around, they could have seen Uniworld’s River Baroness floating on the Seine in Rouen.
Just passing through (the shot)
  Royal Caribbean International asks us “When is your  favorite time to eat onboard?” Despite bordering on “TMI” (too much information) it does get me to thinking about the ships and the wonderful food found onboard.
Royal Caribbean International Facebook poll

And when I tap into my inner-foodie, I always look for posts that remind me of specialty restaurants, partnerships with celebrity chefs, and room service. Below is a Facebook update from Princess Cruises.
Dining on the verandah via Princess Cruises.

Top Tweets


 Paul Gauguin Cruises Paul Gauguin Cruises

We honored to be #2 for Small-Ship Cruise Lines in Travel + Leisure’s 2012 World’s Best Awards #TLWorldsBest

Norwegian Cruise Norwegian Cruise

We are blowing away the competition, but would still love your vote in the #SocialMadness Competition! Thank you!


DID YOU KNOW? This week was the international launch of Panda Awareness Week (PAW).


Think you know which ship our President & CEO would sail on right now? Find the answer to that and more here!


Thnx @TravlandLeisure readers 4 voting us #TLWorldsBest Lrg-Ship Cruise Line-17 yrs in a row! Announced on @TodayShow:


Thank you @TravlandLeisure readers for voting Seabourn the World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line 4 yrs in a row! We’re honored! #TLWorldsBest

  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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