Our residents create the experiences, no boring 'day tours' here.
Every city and every region has a story to tell, the problem most travelers face is finding these stories amongst all the travel guides, websites and tour desk brochure stands. Storylines will enlist the help of its residents who will form interest groups to go out and source the new and exciting things to do in each area. From leaving the ship and going ahead to the next port/destination and research online or past experiences it will all combine to give our residents a truly unique experience that will only be found on our Storylines vessels.
Let me give you an example of what we are talking about, last month I was in New York City for a few days and had a lazy Saturday morning free so I put myself to the challenge to find something unique about the city that maybe not too many locals knew and definitely was not going to be on any tourist maps. So I had known there existed at least 1 survey marker in Central Park, these survey markers.
In 1808 that task fell to John Randel Jr. , the secretary, surveyor and chief engineer for New York City’s street commissioners. Randel Jr. spent years traversing New York City planting metal bolts at nearly 1,000 proposed intersections. Over the decades, history enthusiasts have made finding Randel’s bolts a treasure hunt, but so far only one authentic bolt has been found in Central Park and after about an hour of searching here it is.
Now granted this may not excite everybody but that's the point. With so many Storylines residents joining in and finding their own version of a 'Randel's Bolts' as we travel the world can you imagine the experiences we will - no YOU WILL provide the rest of the community, there truly will be something for everyone.
Some inspiration can be drawn from the Netflix documentary Metropolis and websites like untappedcities are good places to find inspiration.
Everyone knows of the special place in their area that would fit this requirement so I now put this out to you!
Send us a little video to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, cell number and 100 words brief as to why you choose the place you choose. Or post it to our Facebook page.
The video should include the following:
Who you are (first name only, If a future resident, introduce yourself as such)?
Why you like the Storylines concept?
Why you are doing this video? HINT: To share your amazing find.
Why you like this spot/place/thing (Show the audience what it is)?
Where you are (Doesn't need to be exact location but a city/state/country would do)?
And close of by saying (in your words) how you hope to be able to share this thing with everyone when the Storylines Cruise Condo ship passes by the area.
P.S. We will have a very exciting announcement coming in a few weeks directly relating to this article, and for those who get involved you will be in the running for some great rewards.