Speaking about Social Media on Azamara Quest for 15 days | Debrief

ByBill Belew

Speaking about Social Media on Azamara Quest for 15 days | Debrief

Cruise Ship Speakers are Storytellers

Cruise Ship Speakers are Storytellers

My wife and I sailed aboard the Azamara Quest for 15 days from Miami, FL to Nice, France via the Azores, Gibraltar, Cartegena, Mahon and Cannes. Our flight home from Nice went through Dublin and had a significant layover. We enjoyed gallivanting around with the Irish for a day as a bonus.

The Azamara cruise was different from some of my previous cruises on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity and the like.

Azamara is a luxury line. Consequently the experience was a bit different.


1. The cruisers on Azamara were more likely to be professionals, executives or at least were such when they worked.

2. The lines were much shorter.

3. Meal times, especially dinner was much more laid back. 2-3 hours.

4. Interaction during my talks was at a different lever = genuine interest, faithful attendees, cruisers who are used to and look forward to such lectures.

5. Ship was smaller = venues were smaller. Crowd size was limited.

6. Attention from my agent was at a much higher level = she met us at the airport and delivered us to the cruise ship.

All in all, a great experience. And one I look forward to doing again but to different ports of call.

I have heard from several cruisers since returning who went through the trouble of looking up my contact information and reaching out. I did NOT pass out any business contact information while on the ship.

Premium, luxury, ultra-luxury … if you’re going to speak on a cruise ship, you may as well choose the best ones to do it on.

Contact us. You know you want to.


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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

    2 Comments so far

    TirunPosted on11:36 pm - Apr 24, 2014

    Azamara Quest is as fine as her sister ship, the Azamara Journey and is well suited to the needs of every modern traveler who is looking for comfort and elegance.

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