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
Never in a million years would I ever think of spending the December holidays any place other than at home….. until last December when my family spent Christmas on the Ruby Princess.
When I first made the reservations I had second thoughts. I wondered how other family members would react without us there, at home. Would my two teenagers miss spending Christmas morning in their Bethesda, MD home? Would it really “feel” like Christmas being so far away from home? [Read more →]
September 23, 2009 4 Comments
By Sherry Jefferson, Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web.
In 2006 I earned a free cruise by successfully graduating from Cunard’s Commodore travel agent program. Not having sailed Cunard before I was eager to receive a complimentary cruise and set sail aboard “The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the world.”
When the announcement came out about the complimentary cruises, I jumped at the first sailing I could find, which turned out to be a Caribbean sailing aboard the Queen Mary 2. The sail date was Nov 21, 2008 and it was only then that I realized I would be away over Thanksgiving. Hmm, what to do now? I always spend Thanksgiving with my family, either at my home or in New Jersey with my sister. It happens to be one of my favorite holidays with all of the special dishes that we have. There must be at least 10 or 12 sides, all very “low cal” of course, to say nothing about the hors d’oeuvres that we start out with in the afternoon.
September 23, 2009 3 Comments
By Rashell O’Neal, Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web.
Are you an active person? Are you fanatic about adventure? As most people know, when you cruise you can visit multiple destinations, countries, continents and cultures. But for the adventurous, or merely intrigued, you can also participate in many of the sports and physical activities that each destination offers. Below is a brief snapshot of some of the activities you can try when you are cruising. Hopefully this will motivate you to try something new… [Read more →]
July 22, 2009 No Comments
By: The Cruise Web, Inc.
Who knew? Who knew you could do so much on a floating city? Tennis… Basketball… Surfing… What!? All these sports on a ship! You’ve got to be kidding right… No joke!… You can do all of that and much, much more…
Imagine hanging ten, without being washed out to sea. On your next cruise vacation bring the bikini or Speedo and let’s get it on. This will be your opportunity to ride the big wave, have a fabulous video showcasing you riding the waves, and an absolutely incredible story to share with family, friends and co-workers who were not able to make this cruise, but will definitely go on the next one with you. [Read more →]
July 22, 2009 1 Comment
Courtesy of Royal Caribbean International [Read more →]
April 22, 2009 No Comments
Planning a family vacation is no easy task. As a busy wife and mother with two active sons and a full-time job, take my word for it. It takes a lot of time and effort to plan a trip, not to mention trying to please everyone…. husband, teenagers, parents, in-laws, siblings, young nieces and nephews.
April 22, 2009 No Comments
By Frans Hansen, President, The Cruise Web.
“Best Vacation Ever”, was ringing in my ears. My two beautiful and amazing six and eight years old boys (yes, I am admittedly biased) were singing the infamous SpongeBob SquarePants tune, from the Nickelodeon cartoon, at the top of their lungs, taking some artistic license with the words. While this song has never made my top downloads, it was glorious music to my ears.
Months earlier, I had a dilemma on my hand. I had promised to take three generations of my family on an Alaska vacation, and I wanted it to be an outstanding experience for every single person. Leaning towards first satisfying my mother, the most discriminating in our group (don’t worry, Mom, I still love you), I secured space on the luxurious and comfortable all-suite, all-balcony, Regent Seven Seas Mariner, for a 7-day cruise from Seward to Vancouver. [Read more →]
April 22, 2009 13 Comments