Monday, July 19, 2010
Sail the coastline of Canada & New England and experience the perfect change of scenery. Welcome spring, salute summer or celebrate the stunning beauty of autumn, with most lines sailing May through October.
What better way to enjoy the seasons and North America's most scenic, historic and culturally rich region. Eight cruise lines will sail throughout Canada and New England during the 2007 season offering a variety of itineraries sailing from New York, Cape Liberty, Boston, Baltimore, Montreal and Quebec City. Stops include unforgettable east coast cities like New York, Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Newport, RI; and Bar Harbor and Portland, ME. Canada ports of call include Montreal, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, New Foundland, Prince Edward Island and Québec City.
There are a host of different options when it comes to planning your Canada/New England cruise. Cruise lines are offering round-trip itineraries as well as the option to start your cruise in one destination and end somewhere else. Whether you are looking for a small yacht experience up the coast or a mega-ship with all the bells and whistles, a luxury cruise or a premium line, you’ll find one sailing the northern Atlantic this season.
Sailing throughout Canada and New England this season, you’ll admire the rich colors of nature but these cruises are about so much more than the scenery. You’ll have an opportunity to explore the east coasts most charming cities and rustic villages. Discover Newport, Rhode Island, the historic summer home of the rich and famous. Stroll the cities quaint streets, browse through the lavish shops and tour the famous Newport mansions. Retrace history in Boston as you journey along the three-mile Freedom Trail or visit historic Salem, best known for the 17th century witch hunts. In Bar Harbor, Maine you can visit the famed Acadia National Park with over 120 miles of ocean and mountain trails. Excursions include mountain biking, scenic drives through the park and carriage rides along with famous Carriage Trails. Indulge in a traditional lobster bake in Portland, Maine, visit the L.L Beach Flagship store, which opened in 1912, or ride the cog railway to the summit of Mt. Washington.
Heading towards our neighbors to the North, you’ll sail into Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia. Here, you can head out on a fishing expedition, sea kayak, whale watch, sail on a famous wooden Tall Ship or journey out to the country, sample award winning wine and visit a family farm to see how cheese is made. North America’s oldest city, Saint John, New Brunswick, offers so much to see and do. Take a bike tour of the covered bridges, tempt your taste buds at the Moosehead Beer Tasting, or visit the famous Bay of Fundy, home to some of the world’s highest tides, which rise to over 40 feet, which is equivalent to a four-story building. No trip to Canada would be complete without a visit to Québec City or Montreal. Part French, part English and all charm, both cities are rich in French ambiance, architecture and cuisine. Discover the breathtaking 272-foot Montmorency Falls just outside of Quebec City or ride the river rapids in Jacques Cartier National Park. In Montreal, the neo-Gothic Notre-Dame Basilica, built between 1824 and 1829, is not to be missed and just outside the city you can travel to the village of Rougemont, Québec's apple capital, where you will have an opportunity to visit a cider mill.
Canada and New England is a must see this season. Whether you choose to sail in the spring, summer or fall there is always something to see and plenty to do. CruiseOne is the only thing you’ll need to plan your next Canada/New England cruise vacation; offering most major cruise lines, the very best direct prices along with excellent personal service, all at no additional cost to the traveler. Contact Kathy & Eric Freer, your Cruise Specialists at 321-735-0202 or toll free at 888-882-5793, or via the web at www.cruiseone.com/kfreer for more information.
Looking for a cruise to far off places with unique landscapes and diverse cultures? How about a place with some of the world’s most incredible architecture, fascinating aborigine and Maori culture and miles of breathtaking coastlines? You’ll see all this and more on an Australia/New Zealand Cruise.
A cruise Down Under can fulfill almost every exotic adventure that a serious traveler could dream. Revel in the cosmopolitan attractions of Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland, gaze at the majestic natural beauty of New Zealand’s fjords and be amongst the few to explore Tasmania. Australia and New Zealand possess a wonderful diversity of sights, activities and cultures.
Cruising into the quintessential Aussie city of Sydney, one can’t help but notice the world famous Sydney Opera House, with its dramatic white-sailed design. Although Sydney is one of the largest city’s in the world, many of the things you will want to see and do are centered around the cities beautiful harbors. Sydney has it all: rich aboriginal and colonial history, stunning natural beauty and a cosmopolitan city center.
Another city you’ll likely visit in Australia is Melbourne with its fascinating blend of colonial history and modern amenities. Sites not to be missed include the downtown area’s Golden Mile and the Royal Botanical Garden. Hobart, the premier city of the island-state of Tasmania, is situated between Mount Wellington and the Derwent River. As Australia's second-oldest capital, it savors the present while revering its past.
Many of the cruise lines sail the Great Barrier Reef which is home to over 600 pristine islands, each with its own brilliant corals and spectacular sea creatures. Some of the lines even offer diving and snorkeling excursions on this natural wonder.
On your cruise you will also have the opportunity to visit New Zealand, the last landmass on earth to be discovered, making it the youngest country in the world. Auckland, one of the most beautifully situated cities is bordered by sparkling harbors, golden beaches, vineyards and rainforest You’ll find fine museums, expansive parks and an international community reflected in its many restaurants and shops. Another common port in New Zealand is Wellington, home to New Zealand's Parliament and the impressive Te Papa Museum. This cultural and artistic center is home to a thriving café and theater scene along with spectacular natural beauty. Spectacular scenic cruising is a must-see in southwest New Zealand's breathtaking World Heritage area, the majestic home of the Fiordland crested penguin, with 14 fiords and five icy-blue lakes.
Few travel experiences can rival the excitement of sailing into the glistening harbors of Sydney and discovering the rich cities of New Zealand. Immerse yourself in the rich cultures of these extraordinary countries on an Australia/New Zealand cruise.
CruiseOne is the only thing you’ll need to plan your next cruise; offering most major cruise lines, the very best direct prices along with excellent personal service, all at no additional cost to the traveler. Contact Kathy & Eric Freer, your Local Independent Cruise Specialists at (321) 735-0202 or toll free at (888)882-5793, or via the web at www.GetLostAtSea.com for more information.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Business or pleasure? Why separate the two when you can have them both on a corporate cruise. Cruise lines now make it possible for you and your company to conduct all your business, meetings and conferences onboard cruise ships offering state-of-the-art facilities and every resource imaginable. Don’t settle for less when you can have it all -- every leisure amenity with plenty of time for the business at hand. A cruise is also a great option to employers for incentives and rewards trips, and a sure way to motivate and inspire your sales people and other staff to achieve higher goals and objectives.
Corporate Cruise Meetings:
Meetings at Sea
Today’s cruise ships can be thought of as floating conference centers complete with state of the art auditorium and meeting rooms with Wi-Fi capabilities, multi-image shows, theatrical special effects and more. There are rooms available that accommodate large sessions, breakout rooms and hospitality suites of all sizes. Since your associates can't stray too far when they're aboard ship, you can keep attendance higher and be more productive. There will also be plenty of time to enjoy the ship and its amenities as well as the ports that are visited. Mixing in some free time will be much appreciated by your associates. This also results in a higher participation when it comes to the business at hand.
A cruise is the perfect destination for your next corporate meeting. Annual meetings, board meetings, or sales conferences ... cruise ships offer state-of-the-art conference meeting facilities. You can expect to find fully dedicated conference centers onboard most cruise ships. These facilities can accommodate theatre-style, classroom-style, and boardroom-style functions. Most new cruise ships are now designed with full business capabilities. These cruise ships feature comfortable meeting rooms and multi-purpose lounges to accommodate groups up to 3300 passengers. A cruise ship can now be considered as a floating conference center, complete with sophisticated multi-media equipment and a personal meeting and event planner to accommodate your business agenda. Besides the use of the on board Conference Center, companies can hold awards ceremonies or meetings in a multi-tiered show lounge, or host a company dinner party in one of many restaurants. All cruise ships assign an Onboard Group Coordinator that is dedicated to assisting your group, throughout your cruise.
Our approach to Meetings at Sea has always been one that is customized to meet your needs. A cruise can offer you a wide variety of meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment that meets or exceed those that are found at land resorts. There are many differences between a land-based resort and meetings at sea, some examples are: the audiovisual equipment and meeting rooms are complimentary; on board entertainment is free; all meals are included in the cost of the cruise.
CruiseOne can assist your plan your next Corporate Meeting at Sea. Let us do the work for you! We will:
• Spend as much time as necessary discussing the needs and desires of your meeting at sea.
• Research & recommend the right ship to meet your business objectives.
• Negotiate the best pricing and amenities to fit your budget.
• Provide an experienced Account Executive who will serve as your day-to-day liaison with the cruise line, ground operators, airlines, etc.
• Provide unlimited consulting throughout the entire planning stage.
• Customize private events, excursions, cocktail parties, etc.
• Develop a written operational plan including event order and timelines.
• Manage a database of participants complete with manifests, registrations forms, invitations, and financial reconciliation.
• Provide the group with an onboard Group Coordinator throughout the course of your cruise to assist your group
Full Cruise Ship Charters:
What are full ship charters?
For large groups, nothing is more impressive than a privately chartered ship. By chartering the entire ship, you "own" the ship! Virtually every aspect of the cruise can be customized for your group. You can decide what dishes will be offered on the menu, and which shore excursions will be available. Choreographed stage shows can be customized for the company, or the ship can be renamed in the company's honor. It's like having your own floating resort. You can charter the entire ship for exclusive use by your organization. Ship capacities range from 50 to 4300 passengers.
A cruise includes a wide variety of activities and events for attendees and their guests during their free time. There are so many choices, it's impossible to be bored. Below you will find some of the actives available onboard a variety of ships:
• Calypso music poolside
• Pool games
• Shore excursion briefings and shopping talks
• Mini Golf
• Rock Climbing Walls
• Ice Skating rinks
• Internet Center
• Massage and Spa Facilities
• Beauty treatments in the beauty salon
• Jogging or walking on the ship's track
• Fitness centers -featuring lifecycle aerobic trainers, Cycling machines, rowing and weight machines.
• Backgammon tournaments, cards and games
• Wine tasting (nominal charge)
• A library of best sellers
• Dance classes
• Ice carving demonstration by the pool - an amazing exhibition
• Casino gaming instruction: Blackjack, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, etc.
• Ping Pong
• Saunas and whirlpools
• Shipboard Shopping Promenades
FAQ About Corporate & Incentive Cruising:
What is included in my cruise price?
All meals, complimentary 24-hour room service, nightly entertainment, full casino, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, exciting itineraries and ports of call, a world of shipboard activities, meeting rooms with cutting-edge audio/visual equipment, and, of course, impeccable service are all included.
Who do I call to get a quote for a Corporate or Incentive Group?
Our toll free number is 888-882-5793. We can help you plan your corporate cruise.
While onboard, who do I talk to if I need assistance?
All cruise ships have a dedicated Meeting Service Coordinator. They're onboard and with you every step of the way, offering their assistance through all stages of your meeting - it's a complimentary service.
Are there meeting facilities onboard?
Yes. All ships have meeting facilities aboard. Seating capacities vary depending on ship and configuration. Meeting space is complimentary and based on availability.
Is audio/video equipment available and is there a fee for usage?
Standard audio/video equipment is available free of charge (based on availability). Standard audio/video equipment such as overhead projectors, slide projectors, screens, TVs, VCRs, flipcharts, laser pointers, microphones, podiums and more are standard on all ships. LCD projectors are available on many of the newer vessels. Advanced audio/video equipment may be rented for a nominal charge.
Is there Internet access onboard?
All ships have Internet cafés where you can gain access to the Internet and e-mail. Many of the newer ships have Wi-Fi wireless internet, a service that provides guest 24-hour, unlimited access to the Internet from the privacy of your own stateroom or suite. Additional fees apply for Wireless Internet access.
To book an Incentive/Corporate Cruise:
CruiseOne is part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), the nation’s largest cruise retailer. Therefore, our buying power is second to none. Our corporate meeting planners have strong negotiating skills, and are able to obtain and present your company with exclusive offers. The purchasing power produced by our high volume of sales will provide your company with exceptional values and savings that can only be offered by an incentive travel company with the experience and knowledge that we hold.
You can reach us at 888-882-5793 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CruiseOne is the only thing you’ll need to plan your next cruise; offering most major cruise lines, the very best direct prices along with excellent personal service, all at no additional cost to the traveler. Contact Kathy & Eric Freer, your Independent Cruise Specialists at (321) 735-0202 or toll free at (888)882-5793, or via the web at www.GetLostAtSea.com for more information.