Twitter round-up: People volunteering for Royal Caribbean’s trial voyages most popular tweet in November 2020
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Twitter round-up: People volunteering for Royal Caribbean’s trial voyages most popular tweet in November 2020

By GlobalData 18 Dec 2020 (Last Updated December 18th, 2020 12:00)

Ship Technology lists five of the most popular tweets on cruise in November 2020 based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.

Twitter round-up: People volunteering for Royal Caribbean’s trial voyages most popular tweet in November 2020
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Ship Technology lists five of the most popular tweets on cruise in November 2020 based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform. The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.

Top tweets on cruise in November 2020

1. Doug Parker’s tweet on people volunteering for Royal Caribbean’s trial voyages

Doug Parker, producer of Cruise Radio Podcast, shared an article on Royal Caribbean, a US-based cruise line, receiving more than 100,000 applications from volunteers for its test cruises. Royal Caribbean will need to conduct a series of trial voyages with volunteer passengers onboard to meet the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for restarting cruises amid the pandemic.

All passengers volunteering for the trial voyages along with crew members will undergo rapid laboratory testing prior to departure and after arrival in order to meet the new testing requirements, the article noted that.

The test cruises will also create a trial situation of what would happen in case a passenger tests positive for Covid-19 in addition to creating a fake quarantine situation. Individuals aged at least 18 years of age can apply as a volunteer for the test cruises.

Username: Doug Parker

Twitter handle: @CruiseRadio

Retweets: 12

Likes: 59

2. Cruise with Ben & David’s tweet on Princess Cruises OceanMedallion™ wearable device on its cruise ships

Cruise with Ben & David, a cruise industry focused YouTube channel, tweeted on how Princess Cruises will implement OceanMedallion wearable device on its ships to enable passengers to experience several touchless features.

OceanMedallionoffers a range of features such as touch free stateroom access, on demand meal and drinks ordering apart from accurately checking the number of passengers in a venue to ensure better social distancing.

The influencer tweeted that the technology of the device can also help in contact tracing to safeguard the passengers and crew members from the ongoing pandemic.

Username: Cruise with Ben & David

Twitter handle: @CruiseWithBD

Retweets: 3

Likes: 40

3. Royal Caribbean Blog’s tweet on Key West banning the docking of large cruises

Royal Caribbean Blog, a blog focused on the Royal Caribbean cruise line, shared an article on Key West in the US officially prohibiting large cruise ships from docking on the island city. The residents of the city voted to approve three proposals aimed at banning large cruise ships from docking in Key West.

One of the proposals includes banning of cruise ships with more than 1,300 passengers from docking in the city. A second proposal limits passengers disembarking from cruise ships to 1,500. The third proposal gives priority for docking to those cruise ships with excellent health and environmental records.

Results of the voting revealed that 61%, 63% and 81% of residents have respectively voted yes to the three proposals. R. Joyce Griffin, Supervisor of Elections for Monroe County, has certified the results of the voting, thereby officially permitting the prohibition of large cruise ships from docking in Key West.

Username: Royal Caribbean Blog

Twitter handle: @theRCLblog

Retweets: 8

Likes: 28

4. Cruise Industry News’s tweet on Princess Cruises cancelling cruise operations until 2021

Cruise Industry News, a website providing news related to the cruise industry, shared an article on Princess Cruises extending its ban on cruise operations until 31 March 2021. All cruises longer than more than one week in and out of the US also have been cancelled until 01 November 2021. Further, the cruise line has cancelled cruises embarking in and out of Japan until 25 June 2021.

The ban is being implemented to address the CDC’s sailing requirements, the article noted. Passengers whose bookings have been cancelled will be able to receive a refundable future cruise credit equal to the fare paid as well as a 25% non-refundable bonus future cruise credit, the article highlighted.

Username: Cruise Industry News

Twitter handle: @CruiseIndustry

Retweets: 5

Likes: 19

5. TravelPulse’s tweet on increase in confidence in cruising

TravelPulse, a website providing news and insights on the travel industry, shared an article on how a survey conducted by InsureMyTrip, a travel insurance company, revealed that majority of the residents in the US intend to go on cruises again, once the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak subsides.

InsureMyTrip conducted the survey among 3,602 US respondents who were asked whether they would choose to cruise currently if the CDC’s sailing guidelines were met for the restart of cruises.

Out of the 3,602 US respondents, nearly 53% of respondents said they would not board a cruise until it is safe, while 11% voted probably and 23% were willing to sail soon. Further, 13% of the respondents voted that they would not go on a cruise due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Username: TravelPulse

Twitter handle: @TravelPulse

Retweets: 6

Likes: 18