About

Welcome to CruiseSource.us! I am Rich Tucker, Business Development Specialist at CruiseDeals.com and content provider for CruiseSource.us. I am fortunate to have found two things that get my blood pumping with excitement: Cruising and the Future of the Social Web. In the last year, I’ve been featured in many major publications as a Cruise Industry “Expert” and I’ve listed links to those articles below.

Most of my time each week is spent researching the best values in cruising. I lead a team of Cruise Deal Finders and we publish Seamail, the top 5 Cruise Deals each week delivered directly to your Email. I put in many hours each week searching for deals so that you do not have too. In many instances, we negotiate special exclusive rates with the cruise lines and I want you to take full advantage of our hard work. I have been interviewed a few times on Cruise Pricing Trends below are a couple of links to USA Today Article in which I have been quoted. If you are in the quest of the the best deals in Cruising, bookmark Seamail.com it is all you need.

When I am not researching deals, I am connecting with others who share my passion for cruising on Social Media Sites like Twitter. I won the Shorty Award for providing the best Travel Related content on Twitter. My business usage of Social Media in the Travel Industry has been recognized by a few social media bloggers, BusinessWeek.com and Wired.com. If you share my passion for cruising and/or social media Follow Me on Twitter. On Twitter, I give first alerts to the best cruise deals, advice, and I am personally available to answer all your Cruise Questions.

Cruise Related Interviews:
USA Today:
Europe Cruise Trends
Wave Season Trends

Wall Street Journal:
Carnival Cruise Line Riding the Wave to Recovery

ABCNews.com:
Cruise Vacation Myths Debunked

Miami Herald:
Wave of Social Media Precede Oasis of the Seas

Social Media Related Interviews:
Interview from Business Week
Interview from Wired Magazine

I fell in love with cruising because it is the most social form of vacationing. I come off the cruise ship with a list of new friends that I meet at dinners, in the casino, on excursions, by the pool bar, etc. Cruising with large groups of people who share a common interests takes cruising to the next level. Utilizing time at sea for activities like Poker, Bridge, Sewing, Continuing Ed., Seminars, etc. increases the value of your cruise experience. Have you thought of planning a large group cruise? 100+ people. We have a history of big successes in Large Group and Themed Cruises. Contact me we’ll make it a success: rtucker@cruisedeals.com

Interview after the Charlotte Twestival, Charity event in which we utilized social media to organize and promote it in 2 weeks.

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9 responses to “About

  1. Judy Pair

    You’re a very handsome young man and your mom is a beautiful lady.

    You will continue to be successful in your career. Without question, you are the most professional and courteous agent I have worked with.

  2. Vivette

    lWhat a wonderful son to take his beautiful Mom with him on a cruise.

    Looking forward to booking with you.

  3. Shirley

    Hi,
    I have read somewhere about how to get a free cruise upgrade by asking for a special deal( don’t know what this is called). I already have my cabin and reservation on the Norweigan Star going to the Mexican Riveria in Feb 2008. Is it still posibble for me to get a fre upgrade? I must tell you that this reservation is part of a group sailing sponsered by our local bank.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    Shirley

  4. cruisenow

    Shirley,

    the quick answer is: if you are booked in a group there is not going to be much that you can do about getting an upgrade. NCL will drop there prices last minute, but if you call them it will be for new bookings only. Once you are booked and have chosen a cabin “free” upgrades are rare. Read http://cruisesource.us/2008/01/19/cruising-how-to-get-free-cabin-upgrades/ for more info on upgrades.

  5. mae

    what’s the itenary for the new ship (the oasis) and what are the ports of call

  6. Oasis of the Seas begins sailing consecutive 7 night sailings on December 12th 2009 to the Eastern Caribbean with ports of call at Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Nassau, Bahamas.
    Starting May 1, 2010, Oasis of the Seas will alternate its Eastern Caribbean itinerary with the Western Caribbean itinerary, which will call at Labadee®, Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination in Haiti, the new port of Falmouth, Jamaica and Cozumel, Mexico.
    I researched and wrote an Oasis of the Seas Fact Sheet with Cabin Descrpitions and Details if anyone is interested. It’s in an Adobe PDF format so if you want a copy, email me and I will send it as an attachment.
    Emuhlitner@cruisedeals.com

  7. Hi, Richard. We may have talked briefly at Saturday’s WordCamp at the Observer. How’d you like the event? I thought it was a great way to meet and network with fellow bloggers. Check out my slightly skewed take on the day at davisw.wordpress.com if you like. — Davis

    Davis —
    I loved the event. Learned a ton. Unfortunately time is the only thing in the way of applying all of it. I will check out your blog! Good Luck.
    Rich Tucker

  8. HI Rich,
    Your Mom is beautiful. You are a great son!

  9. Pingback: Lessons I’ve Learned as a Social Media Trainer | Media Emerging

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