Those of you who’ve been reading CruiseSource over the years know that I was an original cruise geek on Twitter. So I’m honored to be on the planning committee representing the booking agency for the #SeaTweetup, the first Tweetup at Sea for Norwegian Cruise Line.
Last week, even I was amazed to see the #SeaTweetup receive worldwide coverage from the UK to Australia. I think it shows the global love affair that the best social media networkers have with taking their Twitter connections beyond 140 characters. Here at home, the USA Today and Miami Herald both featured our 3 day Bahamas Cruise event.[box]Never been to a Tweetup? Click here to learn: ‘What is a Tweetup‘? [/box]
I’ve included some pics at the bottom from our previous social media themed cruises – to give you an idea of what #SeaTweetup will be like.
With all the press, the #SeaTweetup has the potential to be a true Twitter Summit, where users from around the US and possibly the world come together to discuss how much Twitter has changed their lives and how Twitter will impact our lives and businesses in the future. One planned session is for 15 of the attendees to discuss 1 idea each for how we as Twitter users can make Twitter better when we get home off of the NCL Sky. Have thoughts on what we can do to make Twitter better? The 15 speaker spots for this session are open to those who book first.[button color=”green” Size=”large” link=”http://res.cruisedeals.com/travel/cruise/passenger_select.rvlx?CruiseItineraryID=169693&cruise_departure_city=&from_price_currency=&utm_source=cruisesource&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SEA”]Click to check availability[/button]
The SeaTweetup schedule is coming together nicely – Here’s a rough sketch:
November 18th – Board the NCL Sky in Miami, FL
12 PM – 2 PM ‘Meet and Tweet’ – Cell Phone service available for Tweeting
2PM – 4 PM interactive team photo scavenger hunt for prizes – Cell Phone Service available for Tweeting
5 PM – 6 PM Sailaway Tweetup Pool deck [everyone tweeting ‘I’m on a boat’ along with other various tweets] 7 PM – 2AM Dinner, Shows, Casino, Dancing etc with the group
November 19th – NCL’s Private Island
8 AM – 5 PM Suffering from a little social media burnout? Good because Private Islands are among the most relaxing, fun ports on cruise itineraries. There will activities just for our the #SeaTweetup group.
6PM – 7:30 PM Cocktails & Twitter Speed Presentations [15 speakers giving their idea on how we can all make Twitter better] 8PM – 2AM Dinner, Karaoke, NCL’s famous White Hot Party, Shows, Casino, etc.
November 20th – Nassau Bahamas
8 AM – 2PM Explore the Nassau. There will be suggested excursions, but this is your free time do your own thing.
2:15 PM – 4:15 PM Bahamian Tweetup at Senor Frogs [Free Wi-Fi] 6PM – 7PM Cocktail Party
7:30 PM – 2 AM Dinner, Shows, DJ Party, Comedian, etc.
November 21st – Return to Miami, FL
8 AM – Get off the ship to return home.
Do not schedule flights that leave Miami prior to 11 AM. For 8 hours of the event, we will have connectivity to be able to tweet. 18 hours will be spent on the islands – and the other awake time will be jam packed with networking, learning, and FUN! MTN Communications is providing 30 minutes of Free Wi-Fi for the first 30 people to book.
This will be the best Tweetup ever for putting your online network on steriods. When we are all Tweeting ‘I’m on a boat’ sailing away from Miami, do not be sitting at home wishing you would have joined us. Reserve your spot now![button color=”green” Size=”large” link=”http://res.cruisedeals.com/travel/cruise/passenger_select.rvlx?CruiseItineraryID=169693&cruise_departure_city=&from_price_currency=&utm_source=cruisesource&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SEA”]Click to check availability[/button]
Photo’s from CruiseSource hosted social media cruises booked by CruiseDeals.com:
If a 3 night cruise vacation filled with social media conversation sounds like fun to you… then book online now or call our dedicated cruise consultant, Stacy at 800.668.6414 ext. 123.[box] Click here to Follow @SeaTweetup on Twitter[/box]
Written by Rich Tucker, 2009 Shorty Award Winner for best Travel Content on Twitter and the leader in social media event cruises.