Monday, March 15, 2010

OMG! Announcing Cruise West's New Blog

Generated by Guests & Crew Around the Globe

Seattle, WA (March 15, 2010) – Travel the world via Cruise West's ( new Voyages of the Great Explorers blog.  Guests, Captain and crew will share daily stories and observations at sea with daily posts from the line's inaugural world cruise, Voyages of the Great Explorers that departed Singapore on March 6, 2010, aboard the 60-suite Spirit of Oceanus.

Cruise West invited guests to become bloggers on each of the 24 voyages associated with the world voyage.  Encouraged by a free camera and Internet time, the line has had a good response from willing guests.  Follow the journey online or book one of the voyages and join in the adventure.  Blog submissions will also be posted to the line's Facebook page where consumers and travel agents are encouraged to become a fan, and Twitter via the hash tag #VOGE.

Sample Blog submission from a visit to Langkawi Island, Malaysia -- "Today we cruised up the Kelim River to visit a fish farm where we walked among the floating 'ponds' to see various species of the fish they raised and then we were treated to a demonstration of the spitting fish, a wild fish from the river. The fish spits at its prey, causing the prey to fall in the water and its eventual demise. Very amazing."

Blogs from around the world in the coming months may include "TISWLOOTW" (Today I saw whales leaping out of the water), or "ICBTSTCOB" (I can't believe the spectacular temple complex of Borobudur), or "TFISGIMNL" (The food is so good I may never leave)!

Cruise West (, the world's leading provider of small-ship explorations to the most fascinating destinations on earth, invites guests to book one or multiple segments of the 2010 or 2011 world voyages.  Each of the 24 meticulously crafted itineraries from Asia to the Mediterranean, Europe to the Americas and throughout the South Pacific, offers the most discerning and well-traveled guests an array of distinctive choices and authentic experiences.  Savings are still available.  For further details, visit, call 800-296-8307 or contact a travel professional.

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