SOURCE: CruiseTube


October 20, 2009 13:01 ET

Social Networking Site CruiseTube Opens Internet Cafe at Bahamas Festival Place Allowing Cruisers to Connect While Away From Home

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - Upon disembarkment at Nassau, cruisers will have the opportunity stay connected for free, thanks to a new booth just opened by CruiseTube (, a social networking site launched in March for cruisers.

The CruiseTube Café is located at Bahamas Festival Place in Nassau, the first space once leaving the ship, and will feature five computers with Internet access, as well as a comfortable lounge and refreshments.

CruiseTube targets the more than 13 million annual cruisers, and is built exclusively for the cruise community. CruiseTube allows cruisers to stay in touch with their fellow passengers by sharing memories online. Cruisers can also read reviews written by others, network with fellow passengers, as well as cruise enthusiasts worldwide, sharing common interests and travel plans.

"Given the high rates charged for Internet access on ships, we feel the CruiseTube Cafe will be quite popular with passengers," said Peter Rooney, CEO of CruiseTube. "Our location and features give us the ideal venue for reaching cruisers directly and showcasing CruiseTube."

The 30 x 19 1/2 space is dedicated to both CruiseTube and to its parent company, SeaMiles Limited (TSX-V: SEE), North America's premier cruise loyalty provider, where cruisers will also have the opportunity to apply for the SeaMiles Visa Rewards Card: The ultimate cruise reward program. The booth is staffed by Bahamians, contributing to the local job market.

CruiseTube was developed by a team of cruise industry experts combined with social networking pioneers. On CruiseTube, users create profiles including photos, videos, interests and status. In addition, cruisers can join upcoming cruises and connect with fellow passengers giving them the ability to meet in advance of the cruise, request dining mates and connect with those who have similar interests. Users can also connect their CruiseTube account with their Facebook account and invite their Facebook friends to participate on CruiseTube through the site's "Facebook Connect" feature.

"Since launching CruiseTube six months ago, our membership continues to increase daily, not surprising given the growing number of cruisers and the ubiquitous popularity of social networking," said Mr. Rooney. "Our booth will reach members and prospective members at a time in which they are anxious to stay connected with their fellow cruisers."

Internet access will be free for 10 minutes for members of CruiseTube and SeaMiles and for anyone who signs up that day.

ABOUT CruiseTube

CruiseTube was launched in March 2009 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is the ultimate online destination for first time cruisers and enthusiasts alike. CruiseTube builds community from the sea up allowing members to share images, videos, and stories with current and new friends yet to be met on cruise ships around the world. CruiseTube's unique tie to local communities around specific ships allows members to meet new cruisers with shared interests to help build new offline and off shore relationships that will last a lifetime. CruiseTube is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaMiles Limited (TSX-V: SEE). For more information visit:

ABOUT SeaMiles

SeaMiles Limited is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-V: SEE), with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Toronto. SeaMiles is North America's premier cruise loyalty provider, committed to recognizing and rewarding the cruiser through multiple earning opportunities and best-in-class, maximum award flexibility based on "Any Cruise Line... Any Time." Additional information can be found at

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