CruiseSource.us has teamed up with The Family Travel Network, CruiseBuzz.net, Airline Ambassadors, For Haiti with Love and many more to raise money, donations of goods, and increased awareness for the progress of the Haiti Relief Effort. We’re excited to utilize our experience in planning large group cruise events and social media promotion for such an important cause.
The Caribbean is still the number one destination for cruisers and with Royal Caribbean calling on the port of Labadee Haiti weekly, Haiti is always on our minds. We’ve noticed that as time as passed that Haiti is rarely mentioned in today’s news cycle. We feel that it is our responsibility to remind people of the continued need in Haiti.
We’ll be sailing on the November 14th, 2010 Liberty of the Seas 7-night Caribbean Cruise. For Every Cabin who books in the Cruise4Haiti group we will donate $75 to the Haiti Relief Effort. We recommend everyone come into Miami, FL a day early for the big Airline Ambassadors BonVoyage Fundraising Event. Passengers traveling with the group will have the opportunity to assemble gifts for orphans on our sea days. We will also have an optional tweetup event in San Juan, benefitting a local orphanage. As Carrie Finley Bajak (www.cruisebuzz.net) says, “This is a wonderful way to make a difference, meet new people, and have fun on one of the most exceptional ships afloat.”
Please help the Cruise4Haiti by sharing the site with friends, making a donation, or by joining us on the Liberty of the Seas on November 14th, 2010.
If you’re looking for information on planning your own fundraising cruise please contact me rtucker [at] travelleaders.com.
Last Week, SinglesCruise.com unveiled their new online digs…the website has a fresh new look, but more importantly flows better and is very user friendly. During the design and buildout of the new SinglesCruise.com website, they were able to receive feedback from their strong community of single cruisers.
“We understand if you have never been on a singles cruise or a regular cruise for that matter, that you probably have a lot of questions on what to expect and we tried to provide a lot of those answers upfront on our new website,” explained Chris Parker, vice president of SinglesCruise.com. “We want to make it as easy as possible for someone to learn about the unique vacation experience we provide as well as find the best singles cruise for them. Once an unattached traveler goes onboard and actually experiences our singles cruise program, that’s it, they are hooked!”
Whether you are an internet cruise geek like me or you are actually looking to join other singles on a group cruise, go give SinglesCruise.com’s new website a spin for yourself.
For those North & South Carolina singles over 35 years old you should check out the Carolina Singles Cruise departing on November 13th for 5-nights, rates start $333.57 including all taxes and fees! The Carolina Singles Cruise is a CruiseDeals.com and a Heart&Soul Matchmaking Event.
As the situation with the gulf coast oil spill continues to worsen, my initial concerns are about the massive damage to the wildlife & environment as well as the impact to the gulf coast fishermen and their families. Being a Cruise Industry blogger, I also quickly wondered if this would impact the Carnival Cruise ships that sail roundtrip from Mobile, AL and New Orleans.
Just as CruiseSource.us has always kept you informed about the potential impacts to your cruise vacations from natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, we will keep you up-to-date with potential impacts from the oil spill. As of 9 PM ET, this is the latest statement from Carnival Cruise lines:
We are closely monitoring the situation with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the potential impact to our operation in the Port of Mobile.
Based on the information we have received from the local port officials and the U.S. Coast Guard in Mobile, we do not anticipate any disruption to the Carnival Fantasy cruise departing on Monday, May 3, 2010. We are expecting the Port of Mobile to remain open and the cruise to operate as scheduled.
We are looking forward to welcoming our guests aboard the Carnival Fantasy on Monday. The Captain, officers, staff and crew are dedicated to providing our guests with fun and memorable cruise vacations.
~ Subscribe to get the latest Cruise News. Unfortunately, the only good news about the oil spill that I’ve seen today is that the Carnival Fantasy will sail out as scheduled… which seems pretty insignificant compared to all the bad news. But I know that if you are scheduled to be on the Fantasy tomorrow getting to go on your planned vacation is important to you and I wish you happy sailing! ~ Rich Tucker
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