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Twitter round-up: Royal Caribbean’s tweet on the unveiling of Odyssey of the Seas most popular tweet in February 2021

By GlobalData 23 Mar 2021 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2021 11:04)

Ship Technology lists five of the most popular tweets on cruise in February 2021 based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.

Twitter round-up: Royal Caribbean’s tweet on the unveiling of Odyssey of the Seas most popular tweet in February 2021
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These 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 February 2021

1. Royal Caribbean’s tweet on the unveiling of Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Blog, the official blog of the Royal Caribbean International covering latest news on the largest global cruise line, shared an article on the unveiling of Royal Caribbean’s next cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas.

The ship began its first journey from the Ems River in Germany towards Eemshaven, The Netherlands. Once there, the ship will start sea trials in the North Sea in order to test its functionality and systems.

Username: Royal Caribbean Blog

Twitter handle: @theRCLblog

Retweets: 31

Likes: 231

2. Princess UK Media’s tweet on adding three new itineraries for Regal Princess

Princess UK Media, the official account of Princess Cruises UK and Ireland, tweeted about the cruise line introducing three new itineraries to its Regal Princess’ 2021 ex-UK season.

The new voyages include a 12-night Canary Islands cruise which is expected to depart on 18 September 2021, seven-night Spain and France cruise which will depart on 30 September 2021, and five-night Belgium and Netherlands Sampler which will depart on 7 October 2021.

Username: Princess UK Media

Twitter handle: @PrincessUKmedia

Retweets: 16

Likes: 71

3. Andrew McAlpine’s tweet on Norwegian Bliss’ arrival at Southampton Port

Andrew McAlpine, a maritime photographer and writer, tweeted on the Norwegian Bliss Cruise arriving at the port of Southampton on the morning of 13 February 2021.

The port is expected to the one of UK’s largest port for export handling almost two million cruise passengers and about 950,000 vehicles.

The Norwegian Bliss Cruise is in the port for stores and to transfer crew to the Norwegian Encore Cruise fleet also standing the Southampton Port.

Username: Andrew McAlpine

Twitter handle: @CruiseshipP

Retweets: 7

Likes: 58

4. Antonio Paradiso’s tweet on MSC Cruises becoming the world’s second biggest cruise line

Antonio Paradiso, managing director UK and Ireland at MSC Cruises, shared an article MSC Cruises surpassing Carnival Cruise line to become the world’s second biggest cruise line.

The Carnival was once the biggest cruise line in the world because of its passenger capacity of ships, followed by Royal Caribbean which now occupies the top spot after the cruise line has added more bigger ships to its fleet.

However, recent developments driven by pandemic-induced downsizing at Carnival, has caused it to slip to the third spot, after the MSC Cruises, which took delivery of a giant new vessel on this year.

Consequently, MSC Cruises is likely to surpass the fun ship line as the world’s second biggest cruise brand in the next three years.

Username: Antonio Paradiso

Twitter handle: @AntonyParadiso

Retweets: 4

Likes: 34

5. Doug Parker’s tweet on Royal Caribbean’s onboard air system being safe

Doug Parker, a producer and host of the Cruise Radio podcast, shared an article on Royal Caribbean’s onboard air system being safe for passengers. The University of Nebraska Medical Centre and Royal Caribbean Group, a US-based cruise holding company, collaborated to study the transmission of aerosol particles through a ship’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

The independent study was conducted aboard Oasis of the Seas, a cruise owned by the Royal Caribbean Group. The findings suggested that the transmission happens through spaces and HVAC system. On surfaces and air, it was found to be undetectable.

Username: Doug Parker

Twitter handle: @CruiseRadio

Retweets: 4

Likes: 26