Posts from — April 2012
Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Norwegian Cruise Lines is constructing an extensive water park to be featured on the Norwegian Breakaway. This water park will include five giant slides, a designated kids play area, two pools, four hot tubs and a bar and grill. The water park is in addition to a three-story sports complex that will feature a ropes course, full basketball court and miniature golf course. [Read more →]
April 30, 2012 1 Comment
Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.
Did you see that pivotal moment at the 1996 Olympics when the U.S. women’s gymnastics team pulled it together for the gold, or when Michael Phelps picked up medal after medal after medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics? The Summer Olympics are only months away and even if you aren’t going to London you can still catch the games while on vacation because Celebrity Cruises has the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics live on its fleet. [Read more →]
April 25, 2012 No Comments
Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.
The Norwegian Getaway will make the Port of Miami its home. The ship, which is set to begin sailing in Spring 2014, will be the largest ship to have its home in Miami.
Are you ready to Getaway?
April 25, 2012 No Comments
You’ve probably heard about themed cruises, or world cruises, or even having a butler for your cabin on a cruise, but do you know about hosted cruises?
Keep reading to find out how you can get this exclusive experience. [Read more →]
April 24, 2012 No Comments
By Gloria Hanson, Senior Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web.
From the time you board a river cruise, you begin a journey like no other. The ships are small and intimate, your scenery changes constantly and the easy access to the inner areas of towns and villages make river cruising an ideal way to enjoy a multi-destination adventure.
In the last five years, river cruise travel has grown up to 60% annually according to the Travel Trade reports. As a matter of fact, some river cruise companies are growing at double digit rates. Considering the rapid growth of river cruising, maybe it’s time to ask if river cruising is right for you…
Why Choose a River Cruise Adventure?
River cruises are ideal for first time and experienced travelers alike – it’s simply the best way to see many of the world’s most fascinating destinations. It’s a trip of a lifetime at a relaxed pace where you never miss a moment. You get to see places that you could not possibly get to on an ocean cruise. As a river cruise passenger, you also get in depth exposure to the rich culture and history of each town you visit. You enter into the heart of the city and get off your floating hotel just steps from historic sites and sought after landmarks. Since you dock so close to the city center (in most cases), you see the true culture and get a real epicurean delight with authentic foods and wine from the region you are in. [Read more →]
April 18, 2012 3 Comments
By Sherry Jefferson, Senior Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web.
Last month I wrote about the advantages of small-ship cruising and this month, in a similar vein, I wanted to share my very recent (and very first) river cruise experience with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
I left on March 22nd to spend two days in Amsterdam prior to the March 25th sailing of the new SS Antoinette from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. The SS Antoinette is one of the new long ships and this was to be her first sailing of the season going from Amsterdam to Basel for the Castles Along the Rhine tour, but more about that later.
I arrived in Amsterdam to beautiful sunny mild weather and looked forward to seeing as much as possible in the two days there. I was fortunate to secure a ride to the pier which is about a 30 minutes from the airport and had the opportunity to tour the other river ships docked there. I then took a cab to the hotel and then set off to see the sites. Amsterdam is very lively and everyone rides bikes there. I’ve never seen so many bike riders anywhere, it was amazing. [Read more →]
April 18, 2012 No Comments
It was no joke that on April 1, Rosalind Smith, The Cruise Web’s Business Development Manager, prepared 80 servings of macaroni and cheese. All that cheesy goodness was served at an event held by Martha’s Table, which is an organization that seeks to improve the life of Washington, DC’s at-risk population by providing food, clothing and educational and enriching opportunities. [Read more →]
April 18, 2012 No Comments
On March 30, 2012, Dennard Melton, Sales Recruiter for The Cruise Web, was wed to Christina Nochera in an intimate wedding in Baltimore, MD. The wedding was followed by a reception in the Capital Grille’s elegant Johns Hopkins dining room.
The newlyweds left the next day to celebrate their honeymoon with, you guessed it, a cruise! And what could be better to follow an intimate wedding than a cruise with nearly 2,500 of their “closest” friends? The couple’s honeymoon cruise departed from Baltimore and sailed to Port Canaveral before making its way to Nassau and CocoCay in the Bahamas. Highlights from their cruise include the surprise “Romance Package” provided by their friends at The Cruise Web and the romantic horse and buggy ride in Nassau.
Congratulations to the newlyweds! We wish you all the best.
April 18, 2012 1 Comment
On March 20, 2012, The Cruise Web hosted a “Potluck-O-Gold” luncheon to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The celebration may have come a few days late, but you wouldn’t have known based on the office atmosphere. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, employees prepared and contributed their best green and gold dishes. Throughout the luncheon, our judging panel sampled each dish in order to determine the best green dish and best gold dish at the event. After much deliberation, the panel named the winners…
The winner of the “Best Green Dish” award was Mike Harris for his green buffalo chicken dip. The “Best Gold Dish” award went to Janie Monier for her chipotle jalapeño spoon bread. Both dishes were huge hits and earned their chefs Visa gift cards. Congratulations to Mike and Janie!
While Mike and Janie may have been the only ones to take home awards, all of the dishes were excellent and, in reality, everyone wins when The Cruise Web holds a potluck. [Read more →]
April 18, 2012 2 Comments
Can you guess the location of the river cruise photo featured above? Post your guess in the comments below.
April 18, 2012 16 Comments