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Introducing Royal Caribbean’s Social Media Team

I am Jill Weiss and as Director of Global E-Commerce for Royal Caribbean International my responsibilities include overseeing our Social Media initiatives.  Meredith Bado, our Senior Producer for Social Media, leads our team and we are thrilled to formally “introduce” ourselves today on Adam’s blog! It is an honor to be at the helm of such a bustling community, and we couldn’t be happier to give you a peek behind-the-scenes.

As many of you probably already know, Royal Caribbean has over 1 Million fans across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest. In addition to our online communities, thousands of people visit Adam’s blog regularly and post comments, ask questions and share their stories. Despite such a vast and growing community we strive to make a personal connection with almost everyone who comments, tweets and pins within our pages. We love connecting with our guests on a one-to-one level as we feel this is what the Royal Caribbean experience is all about, on or off our ships.

What we truly believe brings our social properties to life, though, is YOU. Our fans do an amazing job of lighting up our pages with photos of their favorite destinations and onboard activities, comments and tweets about what they loved onboard, videos brimming with photo collages and footage from their most recent vacation, and more.

Believe it or not, we see each and every one of your posts! To make sure that we’re responding to as many of the questions directed at us in Social Media as possible we have a robust team across all of our departments (customer service, dining, etc). We’re also very lucky that oftentimes, especially on our Facebook page, we see that our loyal fans are quick to step in and answer a fellow guest’s question (special shoutout to Ed Tinkertoy, Patty Medina and Linda Stern!).  Our cruisers are eager to share their onboard experiences and it’s a real joy to see them using our social pages as a lively hub to interact with each other.

It’s important for us to provide an enriching experience across the different social media channels that our fans spend time on, so we were excited when we recently welcomed a new member to our social family – Pinterest. We’ve filled it with even more imagery of our ships, destinations and excursions, but we’re sure there’s more to share so don’t hesitate to tag us in your pins so we can add them to one of our boards!

We’re excited to see where social media takes us (and our fans) next, and look forward to discovering new ways to connect even more closely with you. In the meantime, we welcome you to post, tweet, pin, comment and share with us.

Is there anything in particular you’d like to see us feature on our social channels? Or do you have an idea for Adam’s blog? We’d love to hear from you!

8 responses to:
“Introducing Royal Caribbean’s Social Media Team”

  1. Ed Tinkertoy

    Thank you Jill and Meredith for the shout out; love cruising on Royal. Only two more weeks until the Allure. One of my goals is to cruise on all of Royal’s ships in each class. Allure will complete Oasis Class; next March will cruise Independence and complete Freedom Class; and February 2014 (yes i AM booked for that already) will complete the Radiance Class. Not sure if I’ll be able to get all of the Vision Class but already have the Enchantment and Splendour.

    I am but one of many Royal fans but a few of us (s0ome of whom have never met in person) have a Royal Facebook fan page that we enjoy: https://www.facebook.com/FansofRCCL . Only have 300 fans thus far but we are growing.

    • Adam

      It was great to hear from you, Ed. We appreciate all of the feedback you give both us and our fans & look forward to continuing having you onboard our ships and our page for years to come.

  2. Alan

    One of the unique features of social media is immediacy. It can convey the emotions of the moment, the joy, the Wow!
    Have you considered adding selected social media sites to the free-access category at the internet stations aboard ships? Just as making the RCCL website available encourages on-board passengers to planning their next trip, you could encourage access and posting to social media sites that fit into the company’s social media plan. A test would certainly give you data on bandwidth utilization, effectiveness, etc.

    • Adam

      We will be sure to take this into consideration, Alan. Thank you for your suggestion.

  3. Paul roderick

    I just returned from a cruise and meet some nice people and I forgot to get there contact details is there anyway you can help

    • Adam

      Hi Paul, please try reaching out to your friends on our Facebook wall. Thank you.

  4. Matthias Morr

    It’s interesting to read that Social Media is so important for Royal Caribbean International. I am cruise video blogger and I produce videos about cruise ships (the video of Allure of the Seas has more than 248.000 views – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im92JLtkOrw). Unfortunately I never get the allowance to use my little consumer camera on your ships without accompaniment through RCI. For the future I would love, that you give a better support to people like me, who produce videos for Social Media… It’s crazy that there are the strict guidelines for large tv teams also for people like me.

    • Adam

      Thank you for your message, Matthias. We will be sure to take this into consideration moving forward.

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