Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 27, 2009
First time cruiser? Experienced cruiser? Looking to meet new friends who also love to cruise? Perhaps you're seeking a cruise roommate or that special someone? Whether you're looking to meet other cruisers or exchange information and tips, CruiseCrazies is a comprehensive resource for everything related to cruising.
Why the buzz?
New social networking features, combined with an existing online community, has resulted in the Largest Social Network and Resource for Cruisers. The new social networking features targeted specifically for cruisers, have set CruiseCrazies apart from other online cruise communities. CruiseCrazies makes it easier than ever to connect with other cruisers, share information, stay in touch, and save money on future cruise bookings.
Upon registration (it's free, of course!), members can create a profile in which they are encouraged to share their basic information, photo, hobbies, and of course their cruising preferences! Members can share as much or as little information as they choose. From the detailed profiles, members can easily access their "Friends," Comments, Groups, Polls, and update their online "Status." Using a Google map embedded directly into the profile, members can even share the places they have travelled. Member profiles make it very easy to find and meet other cruisers who share similar cruising preferences, as well as those sharing similar non-cruising preferences.
Meet other Cruisers:
Specifically designed for cruisers, each member profile contains fields such as "Favorite Cruise Line," "Favorite Shipboard Activity," "Number of Cruises," and more. Non-Cruising profile fields are also available, of course. Together, all of these profile fields help members get to know each other.
The Advanced Member Search allows users to browse or search all members with specific keywords and criteria. Users can search by basic fields such as name, gender, location, marital status, etc. The more detailed search fields allow users to find other cruisers who share the same preferences. For example, users can search for all cruisers whose favorite cruise line is Carnival. Users can search by favorite shipboard activity, port activity, of even for others seeking a Cruise Companion or Significant Other. With dozens of search criteria available, connecting with other cruisers on CruiseCrazies couldn't be any easier.
Meet shipmates before setting sail. The CruiseCrazies Meeting Hall allows users to view all upcoming member cruises. The private messaging feature allows members to contact and interact directly with other cruisers. CruiseCrazies Groups allow users to create and join groups, each based on similar interests. Each group is complete with a built-in Discussion board, Comments page, a listing of all members in the group, and other features. Users can easily manage their groups from a single location.
The popular "My Status" feature allows members to publish their current "status" to their profile....Used by members to tell their friends and the community what they are up to, their whereabouts, what's on their mind, etc. Each time a member updates their status, it is broadcast to the community, allowing friends to stay connected.
Exchange Cruise Information:
Have a question about an upcoming cruise? Seeking an opinion or tips from experienced members? The Forums are the perfect place to ask any cruise questions. Many veteran cruisers hang out in the Forums, regularly providing advice and information.
The interactive Cruise Polls allow members to create polls, vote, and share their comments. The Polls are a great way to see what other cruisers are saying about cruising trends, news, and cruise questions. The Polls have become an extremely popular feature in the short period of time they have been online.
CruiseCrazies has partnered with various industry booking engines and travel agencies to offer all users the most competitive rates possible on all cruise and vacation packages. Users can book a cruise, hotel, flight, shore excursion, vacation package, or even a rental car directly through the site.
CruiseCrazies, now the Largest Social Network & Resource for Cruisers, hosts a wide array of informative and fun features for all cruisers. In addition to the social networking platform designed for cruisers, CruiseCrazies also hosts Discussion Forums, Cruise News, Ship Reviews, the Meeting Hall, Polls, Groups, Cruise Cams, Hot Deals, Photos, the official CruiseCrazies Packing List, a Recipe directory, and more, all complete with privacy settings and email notifications.
First of all, it's free. And secondly, signing up takes less than 2 minutes. Additionally, here are some member testimonials:
"They advertised that they were "The friendliest cruise site on the web", but I was skeptical. I found that their advertising was true, and I felt at home immediately. Being a member of CruiseCrazies feels like being a member of a very nice family." - Howard Rogovitz (rogue)
"In the general discussion forums we have become friends with each other. We play games together, share our daily lives...celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and important times in our lives." - Mary Lou Tarpey (cruisetarp)
CruiseCrazies Set for Growth:
According to Cruise Lines International Association, "Over the next three years, 51 million North Americans indicate intent to cruise. By maintaining historical occupancy levels, the cruise industry will welcome 13.35 million guests in 2009." Cruise Lines International Association also states that the cruise industry's average rate of growth has been much greater than any other category in the leisure market. A recent Nielson Online report indicated that social networks and blogs are now the 4th most popular online activity, ahead of personal e-mail. Combining the projected growth of the cruise industry with the soaring popularity of social networking, means that CruiseCrazies has a huge population of online traffic to target.
So, what are you waiting for? Jump aboard and set sail with CruiseCrazies.com!