The first award went to Davis Carter Scott, the architecture firm responsible for the interior design of The Cruise Web’s office. Davis Carter Scott received the Award of Excellence – Best Interior Tenant Space (10,001 – 25,000 square feet) from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, MD/DC Chapter. [Read more →]
April 12, 2013 No Comments
On March 9th and 10th two of our cruise consultants were invited by Royal Caribbean International to participate in the Washington D.C. Travel & Adventure Show. At this expo the consultants were able to meet with curious travelers from all walks of life and explore all the most current and interesting travel options on the market. [Read more →]
March 19, 2013 No Comments
Birthday celebrations are a great time to reflect on the past year and all the milestones in life. For The Cruise Web, it’s no different. 2013 marks our 19th year in business, and what a wonderful 19 years it has been. [Read more →]
February 19, 2013 No Comments
The Cruise Web is excited to announce that Viking River Cruises is now a preferred cruising partner of The Cruise Web! A preferred partnership means that The Cruise Web can offer you, our client, the best value for all of Viking’s sailings. This also means that we have created a special page on our site where you can find the best Viking River Cruise deals (All you have to do is click that link).
Viking River Cruises is a leader in the river cruising industry with more than 30 ships sailing the rivers of Europe, Asia and Africa. Viking started operations in 1997 and has been growing ever since. With 33 ships, and more on the way, they offer 25 different itineraries and travel on rivers other cruise lines have yet to embark upon, like the Dnieper River in the Ukraine and the Irrawaddy in Myanmar. [Read more →]
January 22, 2013 1 Comment
Congratulations go out to The Cruise Web’s Operations Analyst, Sammie Kroll, for getting engaged over the holidays! Her fiancé Tommy popped the question on December 30, just in time for them to bring in the New Year together.
It seemed that everyone except Sammie knew about the surprise as she and Tommy went on a snowy ATV ride up the mountains in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, which is a normal activity for this outdoorsy couple. Tommy was smart enough to get the whole family involved. To document the occasion, Sammie’s brother and cousin hid in the trees to take photographs and the rest of the family was awaiting their return with a bottle of champagne at the house.
Sammie’s father made a great toast and the family celebrated, mainly by saying “it’s about time!” The couple has been together for over four years now and they plan to set the date for the big day in spring 2014. The Cruise Web congratulates Sammie and Tommy as they begin this new and exciting chapter in their lives!
January 18, 2013 3 Comments
By Don Dean, Senior Director of Finance and Human Resources, The Cruise Web, Inc.
Once we had decided that the topic for this month’s newsletter would be Celebrating at Sea, I began to think about our cruise consultants as they talk with clients about cruising plans and the stories and pictures that come back to us after our clients cruise. I had a revelation – cruising is always a celebration at sea. Let me break down my thought process for you.
There are special events with groups, such as weddings and family reunions, that are the obvious celebrations at sea. By definition, the event is a celebration, and by taking place on a cruise ship, the celebration factor is heightened. Our cruise consultants enjoy researching and recommending to clients a cruise that meets the needs of a group and takes into consideration many factors such as the vision of a bride, the size of a group and the age range of the cruisers. Further, our Groups Department can be invaluable in navigating the challenges of booking a group cruise involving many people (see our Spotlight article). These group celebrations are ideal for a cruise ship, as once everyone is on board, you can relax and depend on the ship’s crew to take over and do what they do best: provide outstanding service, excellent meals, fun entertainment for guests of all ages and memories of a lifetime. We always hope that the cruisers will share their memories with us when they return home. [Read more →]
December 18, 2012 No Comments
Aside from gathering with family and friends, sharing meals and exchanging gifts, the holidays are also a special time to give back. This year, we at The Cruise Web decided to raise funds and help out some local families that seek services from the College Park Youth & Family Services (CPYFS).
CPYFS is an organization that provides many counseling services to the children who live in College Park, MD, which is just right down the road from The Cruise Web’s headquarters in Calverton, MD. At CPYFS, children up to age 18 are able to receive individual counseling as well as family counseling. Parents can also participate in support groups with their children and children can interact with other children through play therapy. [Read more →]
December 17, 2012 No Comments
The Cruise Web team got in the holiday mood this past Halloween. From the familiar witch to the truly unique smurfette, our staff had some fun and funny costumes. On top of our festive coworkers, we were treated to a deceptively delicious lunch provided by Regent Seven Seas Cruises. [Read more →]
November 14, 2012 No Comments
By Rosalind Smith, Director of Business Development & Quality Performance, The Cruise Web, Inc.
Variety is the name of the game in the cruise industry. Cruise ships come with many different amenities, features and specialized accommodations. While each ship has its own unique features, the dozens of ships out there usually fall into one of four categories: contemporary, premium, luxury and specialty.
Now, I’ve stated before that every cruise is the perfect cruise for me because everything is conditional. So, let’s break down these four types and I’ll give you an example of when I like to cruise in this fashion and why. Also, because I am a lover of shoes, I figured the best way to give you a visual idea of these types is to compare each cruise line type to a type of shoe.
Ladies and gentlemen, you know that you have shoes you wear to the gym, shoes you wear to the beach, shoes you wear to dance and so on. Each shoe serves at least one purpose, but could work in a number of occasions. The same can be said of the purpose of certain cruise line types. Read on to see my comparisons. [Read more →]
October 24, 2012 7 Comments
Cruisers, we want to know: what scent most reminds you of cruising? [Read more →]
October 24, 2012 2 Comments