Posts from — April 2011
By Rosalind Smith, Business Development Manager.
The Cruise Web, Inc.
Having recently returned from the United Arab Emirates, I have successfully re-entered the Eastern Time zone and no longer wake in the middle of the night or wonder why I’m exhausted at 3pm. The entire experience was extremely rewarding – the Emiratis are beautiful people that warmly welcomed us to their nation as well as their culture.
The primary reason for the trip was to participate in the 2011 Gulf Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition. This event enjoyed record success bringing together industry leaders from around the world to see and experience Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and solidify the Gulf region’s place in incentive and business travel. After three full days of educational sessions, exhibitions and networking, the global connections are projected to prove invaluable. We convened to discuss the value of meetings and events to the profitability of businesses worldwide. As the incentive and meetings industry continues to recover globally, meeting and event planners are looking for new and innovative ways to keep the global economy moving forward, one event at a time. That being said, UAE is projecting an economic growth of 4% in 2011 with the hospitality industry leading their growth. [Read more →]
April 22, 2011 No Comments
The Cruise Web has launched its first ever Facebook Sweepstakes where we are giving away a FREE Cruise for Two! The sweepstakes is currently running on our Facebook page and all you have to do for your chance to win is go to our fan page, “like” us and enter to win! The sweepstakes will end at 9:00am on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
Be sure to tell all of your friends and family to enter and then remind them that if they win they have to take you since you were the one to let them know about the Free Cruise Sweepstakes on Facebook!
We wish you the best of luck and look forward to helping you plan your FREE Cruise for Two when you win!
April 20, 2011 11 Comments
By Jennifer Crivelli, Senior Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web.
What happens when you can’t find a friend or family member to share a stateroom with you on your cruise vacation? Consider taking the cruise by yourself.
This past December, I was in this exact situation. I held a reservation on a 12-night Caribbean cruise on Azamara Club Cruises’ Azamara Journey and found myself without anyone to travel with me. I needed a vacation, so instead of canceling my trip, I decided to go on the cruise by myself. Having never cruised alone before, I had some concerns that I know many cruisers have when it comes to sailing by yourself. Who will I eat dinner with? Will I have fun? Is it safe to explore the ports of call by myself? [Read more →]
April 20, 2011 14 Comments
A compilation from The Cruise Web employees.
Cruising as a single is a wonderful way to vacation. You are able to do as you please and be on your own schedule. It is also a great away to get away from everything and just relax! Some of The Cruise Web staff members have some wonderful tips for you when traveling as a single.
Partaking in shore excursions is a great way to meet new people who enjoy some of the same activities as you. Also, I tend tend to visit the same establishments on the ships each day and meet people who also become “regulars.”
When booking dining for your cruise consider anytime dining and ask for a larger table, it gives you the opportunity to meet new people everyday. [Read more →]
April 20, 2011 6 Comments
Saturday April 2nd, The Cruise Web Management team traveled to Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia to test their karting skills on the region’s best racetrack. The idea came to Frans shortly after he won NASA (National Auto Sport Association) National Championship.
The Management Race began at 1 PM sharp with a safety video that made it clear that we were taking our lives into our own hands by karting. Fortunately, this message did not scare off a single manager, so we all donned our jumpsuits, were fitted for headsocks and helmets and hit the racetrack. [Read more →]
April 20, 2011 No Comments
Question: What’s the best place to meet singles on a cruise?
April 20, 2011 4 Comments
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April 20, 2011 9 Comments
April has been a busy month for The Cruise Web employees, both inside and outside the office, as a large amount of staff went off on their own vacations – or, as we at The Cruise Web like to call it, freshening up on our cruise skills. Here is a glimpse into some of the April vacations taken by members of The Cruise Web family:
My husband and I went on a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise aboard Holland America Lines newest ship, Nieuw Amsterdam. We sailed out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and made stops in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; and Costa Maya, Mexico. We really enjoyed the beach at Half Moon Cay and were able to experience the private hospitality cabana because the group with which we sailed had reserved it for the day. While in the different ports we were able to take part in various activities such as the FlowRider in Grand Turk, golfing at Jack Nicklaus’ Brittania Golf Club in Georgetown and walking around the markets in Costa Maya. My favorite onboard dining venue was Tamarind, the sushi was fresh, the teas was very tasty, and my main course – Vegetable Saba Noodles – was just delicious. [Read more →]
April 20, 2011 1 Comment
Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the world’s most all-inclusive luxury line, will offer added amenities to guests in higher-level suites. Beginning with the 2012 summer season, guests in concierge-level and above suites will enjoy a range of benefits from priority shore excursion and restaurant reservations to upgrades and complimentary amenities. [Read more →]
April 20, 2011 No Comments
Courtesy of Royal Caribbean International.
Freedom of the Seas returns into service this week after completing a week-long drydock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard. As part of the Royal Advantage revitalization and enhancement program, Freedom of the Seas received new dining concepts, entertainment options, children’s programming and technology advancements that were introduced to wide industry acclaim aboard Royal Caribbean’s new Oasis-class ships. The Royal Advantage program comprises approximately $70 million of enhancements aboard five of the world’s most innovative cruise ships in 2011 to expand unparalleled onboard experiences across the cruise line’s fleet. Freedom of the Seas alternates an Eastern and a Western Caribbean seven-night, round-trip itinerary from Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast. [Read more →]
April 20, 2011 1 Comment