Don’t you just love social media? Remember the days when you had to wait for the event to be over and the newspaper to come out before you saw pictures of it? Those days are gone! With sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; we can see whats going on almost as its happening. Of course, we also have to thank smart phones for helping out with this feat.
This past week the Norwegian Breakaway was christened in New York City. She is the largest cruise ship to be positioned full time in New York. The build up to the event on May 8, 2013 was huge and everyone in the cruise industry was talking about it. Norwegian Cruise Line also set up a live video theme of the ceremony. At one point, I saw a tweet that there were almost 6,500 viewers on the live feed but that number dropped as they experienced a few technical problems with it.
Then she set sail and we have been seeing pictures and comments come in over twitter and other social media sites. I sorted through some of the tweets and picked out my favorites to show. The picture above was tweeted many times and I can’t seem to find the original person who tweeted it to give credit.
Norwegian Cruise Line was busy posting pictures to their Instagram page. It looks like they are proud of her and want to show her off. Here are some of the pictures from their account.
She has arrived! #norwegianbreakawayis docked in #nyc! Check out the view of the city.
The @rockettes just christened #NYC’s newest ship, #norwegianbreakaway! Time to celebrate!
The incredible Slam Allen is lighting up the room with another amazing performance at Fat Cats On#norwegianbreakaway
Enjoy the most beautiful view of the Freedom Tower in #nyc from deck of#norwegianbreakaway!
You can even chill at Fat Cats on the Waterfront on #norwegianbreakaway!
Ok I know what some of you are thinking; These are professionally taken photos from the cruise line to make their ship look good. For this reason I sat down and searched twitter for passengers pictures of the ship. There were plenty to chose from so here are some of my favorites.
I think those are some impressive photos from people who were already lucky enough to sail on her. I can’t wait to get my turn to see her in person
Author Nathan Nehmer: firstname.lastname@example.org