Cue the western showdown music. Watch as a tumbleweed goes bristling across the vast open desert. That will help you feel the tense mood in The Cruise Web’s break room this past October when three of our employees battled it out in our first ever Chili Cook-off.
Keep reading for our winning chili recipe.
November 14, 2012 No Comments
On October 13, 2012, The Cruise Web participated in the Baltimore Running Festival’s Mixed Team Relay for the second consecutive year. This year’s team, which featured returning members Karolina Shenton, Seth Woodward and Yossi May, along with newcomer Caroline Thomas, improved upon last year’s time by nearly 30 minutes to cross the finish line at 3:52:55. [Read more →]
October 24, 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
On Tuesday, April 17, The Cruise Web’s employees witnessed history being made as the space shuttle Discovery was ferried overhead by a Boeing 747 on its way to Washington, DC.
Discovery, the world’s most traveled spaceship and one of NASA’s three surviving space shuttles, was on route for Washington Dulles International Airport on the way to its eventual home in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. Several of The Cruise Web’s employees were fortunate enough to step away from their desks and catch a glimpse of the thrilling site, captured below.
April 17, 2012 1 Comment
The Cruise Web recently honored the top Sales Consultants of 2011 in a special awards ceremony attended by the entire company. After thanking all team members for their work over the past year, The Cruise Web’s President and founder, Frans Hansen, announced the company’s top sales consultant for 2011…
Please join us in congratulating our 2011 Sales Person of the Year – Brandon Biss!
As Sales Person of the year again in 2011, Brandon produced at an incredible level and is a tremendous leader by example for The Cruise Web. Brandon has now earned this top honor for 5 years in a row.
Also receiving honors were Senior Cruise Consultants Arthur Balin and Jarren Matthews. Arthur was the official Runner-up Sales Person of the Year and turned in another extraordinary performance while at the same time putting forth significant time, energy and commitment to support the entire sales force with additional responsibilities as an Assistant Sales Manager. Jarren Matthews finished third in 2011 and has quickly become one of the most dependable cruise consultants at The Cruise Web.
March 21, 2012 2 Comments
Last month, The Cruise Web’s very own Lynda Lynn and Rashell O’Neal had the joy of cruising aboard the MSC Poesia on a 4-night Bahamas cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to enjoying a much deserved vacation, the two Cruise Consultants also received some firsthand education on the cruising experience aboard MSC Cruises. Continue reading as both Lynda and Rashell were nice enough to share their experiences:
“I had a wonderful time aboard the MSC Poesia. MSC Cruises presents a nice cross between contemporary and premium cruising and the ship is elegantly appointed. The European décor was contemporary, but tasteful and classy. The public spaces were larger than can be found on most ships and made for a lot of fun dancing and hanging out. The food was great and there was plenty of variety. We also enjoyed some very, very good sushi at the ship’s a-la-carte sushi bar. [Read more →]
March 21, 2012 2 Comments
On Saturday, March 3rd, The Cruise Web’s management team swung over to Arthur Murray Studios in Columbia, MD for an exclusive Managers’ Ballroom Dance group lesson and practice party. The afternoon lesson was led by three instructors and included a special in-studio break with sandwiches, drinks and snacks.
In addition to teaching some new dance moves, the lesson provided a practical metaphor for working with our clients. “It is not enough to take the right steps – you have to also take those steps in harmony with the client,” stated The Cruise Web’s President and founder, Frans Hansen. “Fast steps, slow steps, big steps, small steps, bouncy steps and smooth steps – whatever it is, we and our clients need to step together and in harmony!” [Read more →]
March 21, 2012 3 Comments
The Cruise Web is pleased to announce the addition of two new preferred cruising partners, Avalon Waterways and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. The Cruise Web’s preferred partnerships mean that The Cruise Web can offer you, our client, the best values for both of these excellent river and small-ship cruise lines. Continue below for more information on our two new cruising partners.
Avalon Waterway’s 80+ years of experience offers river cruises like no other. With larger, luxuriously appointed staterooms, locally inspired cuisine, and more educational opportunities than any other line, Avalon will inspire, enlighten and engage all of your senses. Avalon’s exclusive Panorama Suites await you, with 360-degree views of the countryside as you travel through Europe.
Additional itineraries in Egypt, Asia and the Galapagos Islands allow you to explore some of the world’s most fascinating destinations up-close and personal, with all the contemporary amenities you desire. With the youngest fleet in river cruising, Avalon’s 120 all-inclusive itineraries have been designed to meet the needs of luxury and budget-minded travelers, boomers and young families looking to take in the sights, smells and sounds of some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, not accessible by traditional cruise ships.
To learn more about Avalon Waterways, please visit: http://cruiseweb.com/Avalon-Waterways-River-Cruises.htm
Uniworld River Cruises, the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line, offer voyages to Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam and Cambodia. With an average guest size of 130 guests per voyage, Uniworld is able to offer anticipatory service that is truly sublime. Uniworld’s guests enjoy complimentary wine and beer at each of their gourmet dinners, free WiFi access, and access to cultural enrichment programs.
Offering both “Go Active” and “Gentle Walking” tours, Uniworld caters to discerning guests of all fitness levels, who desire the opportunity to experience the interior of some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating destinations, delivered with the charm of old world style that makes them the hallmark of luxury.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s unique partnership with Red Carnation Hotels – an award-winning collection of five-star luxury boutique hotels – results in an uncompromising guest experience. With exquisite boutique design, superb service and world-class cuisine, Uniworld creates memories that will last a lifetime.
February 22, 2012 No Comments