Summer Kick Off

Social Media + Travel Memorial Day kick off. Celebrating summer. Curated by Carrie from Cruise Buzz Media. It’s small ships and places near the sea.

The kickoff to summer travel is approaching. Where will you go? 

It’s Memorial Day weekend and that means that the ships are ready to greet guests ready to explore Alaska and Europe. The weekend might mean BBQs and the smell of freedom for school-aged families, but it also means that people have a long weekend to enjoy the bounty of the season: hanging out, relaxing, going outside, ¬†visiting with friends and family. Inspired by the promise of summer and my upcoming journey on a Greek Isles cruise via Azamara, I decided to look around social media to see what’s buzzing from my cruise travel suppliers, blogger friends, and posts from the ports.

It looks like the theme is small ship cruising

Take a look at small ships if your summer plans include a cruise. A river cruise is a great option (although to be honest, if you don’t have one booked, there is probably not space) or think about a ship about the size of Paul Gauguin or Azamara – both are large enough to roam around with extra space for multiple bars, a gym, a pool, a spa, and a couple of restaurants.

Small ship cruising on Azamara via Facebook
Small ship cruising on Azamara via Facebook
Small ship Paul Gauguin via Facebook
Small ship Paul Gauguin via Facebook

The Great Outdoors

Getting off the beaten path and exploring outdoors is part of some people’s travel experience. Let’s see what social media and travel peeps have posted on the topic…

Ama Waterways via Facebook
Ama Waterways via Facebook

Scenic cruising is also an activity not to be missed. Celebrity Cruises’ posts a nice shot from Solstice.

Mystic views and shades of blue in Alaska. Photo by: Celebrity Solstice Portrait Artist, Felipe P. via Facebook
Mystic views and shades of blue in Alaska.
Photo by: Celebrity Solstice Portrait Artist, Felipe P. via Facebook

Leave a comment of tweet me (@CruiseBuzz) your favorite summer cruise activities for my next post in the series.

Published by Carrie Finley

Carrie is ready to explore, discover, and share the wonderful world of cruise travel. As the Chief Experience Officer and Editor-in-Chief, you will find information about cruise ships and places near the sea from the point of view of someone that has worked in the cruise industry for over a decade. Make sure to connect with Carrie via social media outlets including Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.