Making Waves on the Web: CruiseDeals.comĀ® and Social Fresh Team Up to Offer First Social Media Conference at Sea

Charlotte, NC, July 26, 2009 --( Leaders and innovators in new media are taking their expertise to the high seas this fall to host the first Social Fresh Social Media Cruise. The anticipated educational and networking cruise to Cozumel, Mexico hosted jointly by and Social Fresh sets sail on November 12, 2009 from Miami, Florida.

"This cruise program is the first of its kind, combining the best of social media conferences with the naturally social aspects of a cruise vacation," explained Rich Tucker, cruise blogger and event organizer. "Our goal is to bring together top social media thought leaders and connoisseurs in a relaxed and fun atmosphere to generate ideas, develop relationships, and create future partnerships. We estimate our combined Twitter reach from all guests onboard the Social Fresh cruise will be close to two million followers."

During the four day cruise on the Carnival Destiny, attendees will participate in two four-hour creative and informative social media sessions led by Chris Brogan, president of New Marketing Labs, Greg Cangialosi, CEO of Blue Sky Factory, and Jason Keath, founder of Social Fresh and social media consultant for Tucker added that the content will be largely driven by participants but will include a mix of panel discussions, interviews, and new product announcements.

In addition to the two planned sessions, the social media pros will have time to mingle and connect with one another at two private cocktail parties, and a group shore excursion to Carlos & Charlies in Cozumel. "We decided to leave much of the time spent onboard the ship unstructured to encourage the best conversations that typically happen at tech conferences during the unplanned parties or session breaks," said Tucker.

To provide the most optimal networking opportunities, attendance for the Social Media Cruise is limited to 100 cabins with prices starting at $395 per person based on a cabin for two. For more information on the Social Fresh Social Media Cruise, visit, and for more information on any other upcoming cruise vacation specials, visit

Vickie Meeuwsen