Five 2014 Cruise Ship Trends for Speakers and Travelers

ByBill Belew

Five 2014 Cruise Ship Trends for Speakers and Travelers

Bon Voyage!

2014 Cruise Ship Trends

It’s not the way things used to be, nor is it the way things are going to be.

Trends in the Cruise Ship industry effect the Special Interest Cruise Ship Lecturer.

Here are 5 cruise ship trends for 2014.

1. Build Your Own Cruise – people don’t mind paying more or less if they can get what they want or not have to pay for what they don’t want.

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2. Short Escape or Get Away Cruises – think 2, 3 or 4 days around the Bahamas or from LA to Acapulco.

3. Accommodating Smokers or not – Cruise lines from Disney to Cunard to Royal Caribbean to Seabourn are following “the smoking lamp is out.” policies

4. Personalized bookings for ports of call – more choices of things to do, smaller groups. You want it, we will bring it to you.

5. Better Cruise Ship Lecturers – One of my agents (I have 5 covering ALL the cruise lines) recently told me that they were looking for “meaty” presentations. Going beyond infotainment and delivering real substance to the cruisers.

The last one is especially of interest to me. Indeed, cruisers are on vacation. But they also want there to be good reason to give up 1 to 4 hours to hear what the speaker dude has to say.

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About the author

Bill Belew administrator

Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of SpeakOnCruises.com

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