Today begins a Whirlwind end to 2009. 2009 has been an awesome year for me thanks to the Cruise Industry and Social Media. My network is a 100x stronger than this same time last year thanks to having the opportunity to connect with so many cool smart people on Twitter. With as good as 2009 has been so far, it’s going to end even stronger.
Today I am headed to Miami for the first of 4 trips to one of my favorite cities. This week we are meeting face to face with 6 cruise lines. As an added bonus, we’ll be at the Jets vs. Miami Monday Football game tonight.
I have the Social Fresh Social Media Cruise on 11.12.09. On 11.22.09, I will be cruising on the Inaugural sailing of the architectural wonder, Oasis of the Seas . On 12.12.09, I am teaching Travel Agents how to utilize new media to build their business on the Celebrity Century 5nt. Caribbean Cruise
If you are a blogger, social media thought leader, technology innovator, community manager, etc. then you can join me on the Social Fresh Cruise with Chris Brogan and several others. The Celebrity Century Cruise is a private group that is not open to the public.
If you have been following along this year, you know that this year, I’ve reviewed 5 ships on Twitter, YouTube, and on CruiseSource.us. I reviewed the Pride of America 7-night Hawaii Cruise in August of this year. I reviewed the Hawaii Cruise on video and here at CruiseSource.us, I focused primarily on the Shore Excursions because cruising Hawaii is all about Hawaii. I reviewed and videoed the Carnival Destiny, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Liberty, & Carnival Imagination.
On the Internets, 2009 as been amazing. In 2009, I received the Shorty Award for the best Travel related content on Twitter. I’ve been interviewed by Wired Magazine, Business Week, USA Today, CRM Magazine, ABCNews.com, and local media about Social Media and/or the cruise industry.
I’ve had a blessed year and appreciate you reading the blog. Please Subscribe to CruiseSource to get all the live reviews from the Oasis of the Seas, the Social Fresh Cruise, and the Celebrity Century in December. And leave comments if you have any cruise related questions…I answer questions quickly.
Happy Sailing – Rich Tucker