On Monday, May 5th, The Cruise Web kicked off the work week with a Cinco de Mayo fiesta! The party was complete with a festive spread of salsa, guacamole and cheese dips. Plus, everyone had a chance to try their luck at a ring toss challenge (special props to Sales Manager Mike Harris for being the first to beat the ring toss).
It’s always fun to celebrate different cultures, and it’s especially exciting for us to celebrate Mexican heritage because the nation is a huge part of the cruising world. Mexico, which is home to over 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is one of our most popular cruise destinations, and Cinco de Mayo gave us the perfect opportunity to commemorate our Southern neighbor.
How did you celebrate the Cinco de Mayo?
May 19, 2014 No Comments
This February, The Cruise Web marked the 10-year anniversary of Senior Cruise Consultant Gloria Hanson. In honor of her 10 years here, we had an ice cream social with 10 different toppings, one for each of her very fruitful years at the company.
The Cruise Web’s President Frans Hansen remarked that it has been a pleasure having Gloria on the staff. Over the years she has proven to be a dependable, loyal and professional cruise consultant that really puts her clients’ needs first.
When it came time for Gloria to give a speech, she played a prank on all of us by pulling out what seemed to be a never-ending sheet of paper, remarking that she had “just a few things to say.” After a hardy laugh she thanked everyone for making her last ten years memorable and shared how much she looks forward to the next ten.
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February 18, 2014 4 Comments
This October Cruise Consultant Alex V. surprised his girlfriend of four years, Katie, with a ring on a recent trip to New York City. The two met in 2009 through a mutual friend and just recently bought a home together near Annapolis, Md.
Alex has known for a while that Katie is the girl he wants to marry, but having just purchased a home, he knew he didn’t have the money for a proper engagement ring. However, he found out that Smyth Jewelers had a financing program and decided he could afford to do it.
After purchasing the ring, things got tricky. Since the couple live together, Alex faced suspicious looks from his fiance and had to think on his feet when Katie would question him about his odd behavior.
Alex decided to hide the receipt in the glove box of his car, but then while driving, Katie started to root around looking for a tissue. Alex had to quickly make up a small fib to get her to stop looking around, so he told her he had her birthday card in the glove box, and it wasn’t finished yet. Then when the ring came in he had to go pick it up so he told her he was going to run some errands, to which Katie asked to go along. Alex told her he wanted to do something on his own, which raised suspicion with Katie. [Read more →]
November 14, 2013 No Comments
This summer has been filled with lots of wonderful celebrations for our Cruise Web staff. One employee became a mom, another welcomed a second daughter to the world, and three tied the knot.
Brides and Groom
Senior Cruise Consultant Brandon Biss started out the wedding season by marrying his longtime girlfriend Meggie on May 25th in Pennsylvania. “I remember looking out with all of our friends and family in one room for us and feeling very lucky. It was a very emotional and humbling experience,” Brandon said. The two honeymooned in Hawaii where they visited Oahu, the Big Island, Maui and Lanai. A highlight of the trip for the two was taking surfing lessons and both being able to get up on their boards. “It was a great mix of relaxation, touring, and being active.” [Read more →]
September 17, 2013 No Comments
There have been many superstar consultants in the 19 year history of The Cruise Web, but Brandon B. is among the most storied, as he has recently celebrated his 10 year anniversary with the company. Brandon is well-known throughout the office–always ready to offer some of his experience, knowledge or time to help develop the company or a fellow consultant. In celebration of his past (and surely future) success and dedication to The Cruise Web, the office enjoyed an ice cream social in his honor, featuring an array of flavors and toppings. As the company gathered to savor a sweet treat, Brandon shared stories new and old involving cruises, clients and more. [Read more →]
September 13, 2013 2 Comments
It was the perfect night for a ballgame on August 22 when The Cruise Web had their second annual outing at Prince George’s Stadium, home to the minor league team the Bowie Baysox. This game had a special guest, Alfonso Ribiero, best known as cousin Carlton Banks from the hit NBC sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He threw out the first pitch, sang the national anthem, did an autograph signing and lead a dance contest.
September 12, 2013 No Comments
For the second year in a row, The Cruise Web was chosen to be a part of Oceania Cruises‘ prestigious Cruise Connoisseur Club. This is a special distinction given by Oceania to select top travel agencies in North America that show a commitment to Oceania brand. [Read more →]
August 9, 2013 4 Comments
This summer the entire staff was delighted to recognize Senior Cruise Consultant John Herrera for his 10 years with the company. Company Founder and President Frans Hansen was thrilled to share John’s contributions to the company and praise him for his hard work, and the dedication he has to his clients and his fellow co-workers.
John loves travel and gets a special kick out of listening to his clients recount their past travels. He has traveled all over the world, and some of his favorite destinations include the beautiful island of Bermuda and Spanish cities like Seville and Barcelona for their rich culture and history. [Read more →]
July 27, 2013 No Comments
The friendly face and smile of Greer J. is a sight most Cruise Web employees past and present are familiar with. While The Cruise Web has been in business for 19 years now, Greer has been with the company for all but four of those years. To celebrate her commitment and loyalty to the company, last week she was honored with an ice cream social. The company gathered to create their own special ice cream sundae concoctions and hear Greer tell stories of her early days at The Cruise Web when the company was much smaller.
Over her 15 years here, Greer has also become quite the cruiser, going on more than 20 cruises. She says she enjoys Carnival Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Line the best. As a reward for her many years at The Cruise Web, she will be given the opportunity to cruise again, and this time she’s planning to visit the tropical isles of Hawaii.
July 18, 2013 No Comments
June marked a major milestone for Julie Atkins, The Cruise Web’s Manager of Client Services and Group Administration. Julie has been with the company for 10 years. In that time Julie’s hard work and dedication has taken her to her current position.
Julie said she enjoys finding popular sailings with our cruise partners and working with them to get our clients lower rates or special offers like onboard credit.
“I like being creative and working with our consultants,” she said. “Each day I get to work on something different which can be challenging, but it’s very rewarding.”
The company surprised Julie with 10 pies to honor her ten years. She said she hadn’t even realized it was her anniversary, but when all her staff suddenly disappeared she realized something was up.
Here’s to 10 more!
June 14, 2013 No Comments