Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Antarctica Cruise Community Website Attracts Over 700 Users



Antarctica Discovery (www.antarcticadiscovery.com), the cruise community website launched in 2007 to offer an updated image of Antarctica has experienced a high volume of user registrations during the Antarctic cruise season.

The website, devised by innovative cruise company Voyages of Discovery, creates a dynamic social environment where people can share their experiences of Antarctica with others. Recently upgraded, the site allows passengers, crew and lecturers to register their details and to upload photos and journals from onboard the ship.

Passengers have the opportunity to post their experiences onto the website as they happen and photos taken of Antarctica’s stunning scenery and wildlife can be uploaded and live on the site for the world to see, just hours after being taken. The site’s users can also instantly send their photos home as Ecards, write up their day-to-day adventures as a journal and browse other passengers’ experiences.

David Yellow, Voyages of Discovery’s Managing Director states: “The internet has become an increasingly valuable tool for travel companies to build a closer relationship with their clients. We launched Antarctica Discovery to encourage a live, genuine commentary and vision of this beautiful place, as seen by thousands of our passengers every year. Whilst there will always be a need for professional copywriting and photography, there is now a growing demand for a view of destinations as seen by fellow travellers and Antarctica Discovery provides this.”

The website has also added social bookmarks that allow users to share photo galleries, journals or videos they enjoy across the internet with other popular community websites such as Stumbleupon, Digg and Facebook.

Voyages of Discovery’s cruise ship mv Discovery is currently cruising in Antarctica. The company has sales offices in North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and has seen a massive increase in demand for Antarctica cruises in recent years.

For further information about Voyages of Discovery please visit our main site, www.discoverycruises.com.au. For reservations and news of the latest Antarctica offers, contact: 02 9959 1380.