Bon Voyage Say @VegasBill & @24K As They Sail On Norwegian Epic Inaugural

Twitter Personalities @VegasBill Bill Cody and @24k Christopher Rauschnot will be attending the Miami inaugural cruise of Norwegian Cruise Line’s most innovative ship Norwegian Epic. The social media enthusiasts once again take new media to areas of the cruising, hospitality and luxury travel industries by engaging live via satellite their experiences through photos, videos and tweets. Now you have a chance to look through the online porthole to their cruise.


Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship

The Miami inaugural cruise of Norwegian Epic will be held from July 8, 2010 and return July 10, 2010. The two have tweeted their experiences on cruises previously around the world to exotic destinations including the Mexican Riviera. They successfully engage their following to answer questions and interact with their viewers and other businesses that are involved with cruising, hospitality and luxury travel industries.

Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship
Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship
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They will be covering the Epic inaugural live, using social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, 12 seconds video, TwitVid, Twitpic, YouTube and by blogging.

During the Luxury Travel Expo 2009 in Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand Centrifuge Lounge the duo helped Norwegian coordinate a tweetup, an organized gathering of people that use Twitter. Bill and Christopher shared Las Vegas to Norwegian’s guests of travel experts during the event.

“We realize what a powerful tool social media has become in this day and age when the customer is king,” said Andy Stuart, @nclandy, executive vice president of global sales and passenger services of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We look forward to having Bill and Chris, two of Norwegian Cruise Line’s most engaged online fans, with us at the Miami inaugural of our newest and most innovative ship Norwegian Epic, as they share their first hand experience with their friends and followers.” Using social media to foster more profitable customer relationships requires moving beyond simply listening to your customers and actually engaging them in a mutually beneficial way. Learn the strategies that will enable you to transition from a reactive approach to social media and begin proactively shaping your brand perception on the social web.

“Christopher and I are happy to work with Norwegian Cruise Line during this truly awesome experience in cruising, hospitality and luxury travel while on Norwegian Epic. Christopher and I have worked with Norwegian before that included the use of social media and that made our trip successful for everyone. We know large companies can be hesitant towards events or any promotion relying on social media, but Norwegian has seen the overwhelming positive effects it can have on shaping customer’s sentiments and positive ROI.” said Bill Cody.

“Having worked directly with Mr. Stuart of Norwegian Cruise Line and the press department before on various successful projects like the Las Vegas Luxury Travel Tweetup and On-board ship live interaction, both Bill and I were excited to continue the relationship between us. We realize that Norwegian receives many pitches frequently and it goes to show how powerful social media can be when launching or continuing any marketing strategy. Working with hospitality and multi-resort properties in Las Vegas with social media made us a perfect candidate in working with Norwegian again,” says Christopher Rauschnot chief social media strategist at the company.

Norwegian Epic Cruise Ship

Welcome to Norwegian Epic, Norwegian’s newest, largest and most innovative cruise ship ever. This is cruising re-imagined – with exclusives like Blue Man Group appearing at sea for the first time. You’ll find a whole new class of accommodations including keycard-access complexes for spa lovers, solo travelers and top-of-the-ship privacy. Plus, a sophisticated nightlife, over 20 delicious cruise dining options and extraordinary amenities. All this, while sailing throughout the blue Caribbean on a 153,000 ton ship carrying 4,100 passengers.

Norwegian Epic, which will be homeported in Miami, will be a virtual Las Vegas at sea when it comes to world-class entertainment with Cirque Dreams and Dinner, Blue Man Group, Legends in Concert, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos Show and Second City Comedy Troupe among its choices.

Norwegian Epic Cirque Dreams and Dinner
Norwegian Epic Cirque Dreams and Dinner
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Find their sea tweets live by following http://twitter.com/VegasBill, http://twitter.com/24k To contact Bill or Christopher, tweet them @VegasBill @24k on Twitter. Christopher has setup a Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/24kMedia to which special announcements and photos will be posted. Any video recorded, will be posted to Christopher’s video channel online. Twitter users that @ reply Bill and Christopher in their tweets about the cruise, the more exciting experience it will be for everyone.

About Bill Cody:
He is an entertainment, celebrity, food and luxury travel reporter and journalist living in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a passion for social media he has embraced Twitter and reports about celebrities, events and what he’s doing in Las Vegas with fun enhancing pictures and video on his stream. Bill has covered some of the most exciting events nationwide including the Academy Awards 2010 Red Carpet in Hollywood, California, The World’s Largest Pool Party by Bud Light at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada and the 2010 South By South West Convention in Austin, Texas.

About Christopher Rauschnot:
He is an entertainment reporter and social media guy living in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a keen ability to plan effective content strategies with social media, he has embraced Twitter while reporting about technology, reviews products & restaurants, attends events & conferences and reports about celebrities. Most notably, he has passed half a million views on his YouTube channel, spoke at Consumer Electronics Show and National Association of Broadcasters Show in 2010 about social media and it’s positive ROI.

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