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What? You’ve never been aboard the Beauport Princess Cruise Ship? Rectify that on Schooner Festival Sunday!

This is NOT a small whale-watch or fishing boat.  It’s a fully-loaded CRUISE SHIP featuring 2 enclosed decks with dance floors, 3 full-service bars (wine, beer & top-shelf liquor) and an open-air top deck — theatre seating on the first deck, tables on the second deck and couches on the top deck.

The weather will probably be great, but even if it’s not, you can party in luxury and comfort on both of the air-conditioned (or heated if need be) indoor decks with bars and dance floors.

Plus you’ll be partying with 5-time Grammy Nominees Roomful of Blues and cruising historic Gloucester Harbor full of tall ships on Schooner Festival Sunday!  Our last three concert cruises sold out, so please don’t be one of those people who calls us begging for a spot we can’t give you.  Get your tickets RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW. Then you can relax and enjoy Schooner Festival weekend!

You Asked for Schooner Fest Sunday Night Activities … We Listened

Back in 2010 we presented Celebrate Gloucester featuring Roomful of Blues at the City’s newly acquired I4-C2 property on Schooner Festival Sunday because we were told there’s nothing to do on Sunday after the race. Here we are five years later bringing Roomful of Blues back to Gloucester aboard The Beauport Princess Cruise Ship for an evening Blues Cruise @ 7:30 on Schooner Festival Sunday.

The Schooner Festival has always been one of our favorite Gloucester events and we’re honored to add our little piece of cruising fun to one of the world’s major maritime spectacles!

SELL-OUT ALERT: Only a few tickets left for James Montgomery Band aboard The Beauport Princess Cruise Ship tomorrow July 4th

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Tomorrow’s July 4th party cruise aboard Gloucester’s Beauport Princess Cruise Ship with blues icon James Montgomery and his band is nearly sold out.  If you want to go, you should probably click here RIGHT NOW.

 

The cruise boards at Cruiseport Gloucester at 7pm, departs at 8pm and returns at 10:30pm.  The Beauport Princess Cruise Ship has 2 enclosed decks, an open air top deck, 2 dance floors and three bars.  Your ticket includes the concert, Gloucester Harbor cruise and a lobster roll (chicken salad and veggie wraps available too.)

 

Still a few tickets left for Roomful of Blues Cruise aboard Beauport Princess on 6/13

THIS IS AN ALL AGES CONCERT CRUISE featuring the first ever appearance by these national recording stars aboard the Beauport Princess.  

Dance, dine and cruise historic Gloucester Harbor with 5-time Grammy nominees Roomful of Blues aboard the Beauport Princes Cruise Ship. Your ticket includes the concert PLUS a Gloucester Harbor Cruise and Party Buffet featuring their world famous Lobster Rolls! A full cash bar is available aboard the cruise ship.

GET YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW — There are only about 50 tickets left.  Don’t wait!

Roomful of Blues Cruise aboard Beauport Princess Just Went On-Sale and is selling fast

We just put tickets on sale to the public for our Roomful of Blues Cruise on Saturday, June 13 aboard the Beauport Princess Cruise Ship.  Our limited quantity Pre-Sale for this cruise sold out in a few hours, so we expect the full cruise will sell out in a few days.

GET YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW — Don’t wait until the last minute.  You’ll be left at the dock.

THIS IS AN ALL AGES CONCERT CRUISE

Dance, dine and cruise historic Gloucester Harbor with 5-time Grammy nominees Roomful of Blues aboard the Beauport Princes Cruise Ship. Your ticket includes the concert PLUS a Gloucester Harbor Cruise and Party Buffet featuring their world famous Lobster Rolls! A full cash bar is available aboard the cruise ship.

SPECIAL SICILIAN REPRESENTATIVES HONOR MASSACHUSETTS FIRST SICILIAN AMERICAN WOMAN MAYOR ROMEO THEKAN

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan -1 ©Kim Smith 2015.A special group of representatives from Sicily were given the grand tour of Gloucester today by Mayor Romeo Thekan and her assistants. 

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan City Hall ©Kim Smith 2015

The day began with a tour of City Hall led by the Mayor, followed by a visit to the Cape Ann Museum.

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan Cape Ann Museum ©Kim Smith 2015.

Rhonda Faloon, Cape Ann Museum’s Director, guided the guests through the galleries. This group of international travelers were tremendously impressed with Gloucester’s gem of a museum and were particularly interested in the historical aspect of the fishing and related industries.Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan -3 ©Kim Smith 2015.

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan Causeway Restaurant ©Kim Smith 2015.Next stop on the Mayor’s grand tour of Gloucester was a fabulous lunch hosted by the Causeway Restaurant. Delicious and fresh course after course of seafood splendor was served–calamari, mussels, shrimp, clams, and octopus–to name just some of the heaping helpings that make the Causeway a Cape Ann destination restaurant.

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan Wicked Tuna ©Kim Smith 2015.What a treat for the guests to run into none other than Dave Carraro and Paul Hebert from Wicked Tuna, also at the Causeway for their fabulously famous fare!

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan Beauport Princess ©Kim Smith 2015. copyNext landing-place was the cruise ship Beauport Princess. Bridget Jaramillo, Cruiseport’s Director of Events, hosted the group while Captain John Randazzo steered the ship through the inner harbor.

Sicilian Envoy Honors Mayor Romeo Thekan Caffe Sicilia ©Kim Smith 2015.The Mayor and guests next headed over to Caffe Sicilia for expresso and Maria’s heavenly pastries. The Caffe was packed with patrons, but all managed to squeeze in and enjoy Caffe Sicilia’s vibrant atmosphere, welcoming hospitality, and sweet treats.

 

Although I unfortunately had to leave, the Mayor was next planning to take the guests on a drive along the shoreline to tour Cape Ann lighthouses!

The song “Piccolo Fiore” has special meaning to Mayor Romeo Thekan. It was first sung to her by her first husband Antonino Romeo when they became engaged. He again sang it to her at their wedding, and then at the baptism of their daughter. “Piccolo Fiore” was written by Salvo Romano, a member of today’s representatives.

Representatives and guests included: Salvo Romano, Gil Lana, Maurici Beppe, Tony Gambino, Ross Zagmi, Giuseppe Sabella, Paolo D’Angelo, Rosalia Favazza, Peter Cusenza, Mimmi Galanis, Agatha LoGrasso, Salvatore LoGrosso, Giovanna Margiotta, Paula Shaker, Rocco LoGrosso, Ludoviea Mauriei, Mari Annaloro, Gambino Salvatore, Frank Sclafani, and Girolama Galanis.

Thank you Mayor Romeo Thekan for all that you do to for our beautiful community!

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Nichole’s Picks of the Weekend 4/4 and 4/5

We celebrated an early Easter with my extended family last weekend, so our plans for this weekend are kind of minimal…which is really nice!  I plan on clocking some time at the pool in the Aqua Room at Cape Ann Marina and Mile Marker One and hopefully taking some long walks in the woods and/or on the beach.  Never forget how great it is to walk out at Halibut Point, Ravenswood, around Goose Cove, etc.  Those destinations and more will be a future blog post when the weather gets just a tad bit better.

If you’re looking for something to do that screams “Easter” please don’t forget about last weekend’s pick about Appleton Farm’s Egg-cellent Easter Adventure! It is happening again this Saturday from 10-12 and sounds like a great time!

Pick #1

Easter Cruise on the Beauport Princess

Sunday, April 5
Easter Brunch Cruise!

Join us for live jazz, a gourmet buffet brunch, a cruise around our lovely harbor and even an appearance from the Easter Bunny himself! It’s a perfect way to enjoy Easter with your family! 1:00-4:00pm. $58 adults/ $26 children. Call early for reservations, this cruise always sells out!

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Pick #2  

Easter Brunch at Tupper Hall!

My disclaimer is that I can’t promise that this event is not sold out!

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Pick #3

The Seacoast Science Center

I love this place!  While summer weekend visits are a no brainer…weekends such as this one are nice too because all the inside activities are open, but the weather is getting nice enough to walk around Odiorne Point State Park to explore and take in the gorgeous view too!

 

For a more comprehensive list of great family activities please visit our friends at North Shore Kid!

 

Santa at Sea!!

Hi Joey,

I wanted to share some exciting photos from the first ever Beauport Princess Santa at Sea!! The family event took place on Saturday, December 6th. The afternoon cruise was 2-3:30 and had close to 150 people aboard. The event was so well received we had to add an evening cruise (6-7:30) that had over 100 people as well!!

The Beauport Princess held their first ever “Santa at Sea” cruise on Saturday, September 6th in Gloucester. The event was attended by more than 250 guests aboard two cruises (afternoon and evening) with families from Gloucester and throughout the North Shore.  Children were treated to cookies and hot chocolate, a reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” caroling with elves, and of course – a visit from Santa! Guests were able to bring home a complimentary photo as a keepsake. Many dropped off new unwrapped toys that were donated to Action Inc’s Holiday Toy Drive. The event was so successful, the Beauport Princess is hoping to add more cruises for next year!!

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The elves take a break from their work on the Santa at Sea cruise aboard the Beauport Princess. All are members of the Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders Club. Pictured are Mike Collins, back, and (l-r) Chloe Bailey, Jack Fernandes, Adam Jerome and advisor Chris Brayton.

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Jack Frontiero of Gloucester enjoys a visit with Santa during the Santa at Sea cruise aboard the Beauport Princess on December 6th. Over 250 guests attended the event that included both an afternoon and evening cruise. Families were treated to cookies and hot chocolate, caroling with elves and a reading of “The Night Before Christmas.”

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Families from Gloucester and throughout the North Shore gather around for a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” during the Santa at Sea cruise aboard the Beauport Princess on December 6th. Hundreds came to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, caroling with elves and a visit from Santa himself!

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Caitlin Small of Gloucester talks to Santa about her wish list aboard the Beauport Princess on December 6th. The first ever Santa at Sea cruise drew over 250 guests. Families were treated to cookies and hot chocolate, caroling with elves and a reading of “The Night Before Christmas.”

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Children listen attentively to a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” during the first ever Santa at Sea cruise aboard the Beauport Princess on December 6th. The two cruises drew more than 250 guests who were treated to hot chocolate and cookies, caroling with elves and a visit from Santa.

Nichole’s “Family Picks of the Weekend” for December 6th and 7th

Pick #1

This event has already received some press here on GMG and I’ve had my eye on it for a couple of weeks.  

The Beauport Princess will welcome Santa aboard on Saturday (twice)!

Reserve ASAP for the evening Santa Cruise to enjoy cocoa, cookies, a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, partying with some elves, and of course schmoozing with the big guy Himself!  The afternoon cruise has already sold out, so if you’re interested in sailing with Santa, book now for the 6:00-7:30 pm trip.

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Pick #2

Because we call Rockport home, we’ve yet to miss Santa’s arrival into Rockport Harbor.  Each year it is a big day in our household and I’m guessing that, years from now, it’ll be one of those days that our boys treasure from their book of childhood memories.

Santa is scheduled to arrive on Rockport’s T-Wharf at 3:45….by lobster boat, of course.  Santa is always escorted into the harbor by the Rockport Harbor Masters, as well as, the Coast Guard.  You can never be too safe when it comes to the Big Guy after all.

Once disembarking the boat and climbing the ladder up towards Motif #1, Santa will hitch a ride on one of Rockport’s Forest Fire Trucks to Dock Square for some caroling and the lighting of Rockport’s Christmas Tree.  The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled to get under way at 4:00 p.m.

Dressing warmly and packing a thermos are never bad ideas ;)

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Pick #3

In my humble opinion, you can NEVER go wrong with a trip to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary….and this weekend is no exception!

Saturday’s programing includes “Gifts from Nature” for 4-12 year olds @ 10:00 a.m. and “Map and Compass Treasure Hunt” @ 2:00 p.m. for ages 7 and up!

On Sunday, from 1:30-3:00, you can join a “Sense of Wonder Walk: Nuts about Squirrels” for ages 3 and up!  Come on….how can you resist that?

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Program Catalog 

Pick #4

Get your laugh on!  The Improv Asylum in Boston’s North End will be home to “No Rest for the Wicked Funny” again this year.  The event is 24 straight hours of comedy to benefit Globe Santa.  While 23 hours of the event is not child friendly (and, really, who would want it to be!!!), the 10:00 a.m time slot on Saturday, December 6th is!

Family Time! Children 13 and under can improvise with The 24 hour cast for some family friendly fun. (Kids get in free)”

So, if you have a child who loves the limelight or who is outgoing and funny, this may be just the ticket to let them shine!  And…it is for a great charity.

You can read more about the entire event here

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Strange Magic

Someone commented “Bah Humbug! Get in the spirit!” to a post that I wrote the other day about the fact that Santa has already taken up residency at the North Shore Shopping Center.  To the contrary….I’m well on my way towards making sure that this holiday season is as magical for my boys as possible. Although, I sincerely did appreciate the kick in the butt…as sometimes I do need it.

While I have totally begun my holiday planning, I try to keep the holidays a bit under wraps for the boys until Thanksgiving.  We’ve made a Thanksgiving night tradition out of making popcorn and hot cocoa, spreading out sleeping bags, and watching The Polar Express for the past several years.  For us…that is the true beginning of the holiday season. That also happens to be the evening that jolly, little “Jingle the Elf” sneaks back into the house to oversee the boys’ behavior and keep the big S privy to the going ons of the dynamic Schrafft duo.  And then, the day after Thanksgiving, we go out and tag and decorate our Christmas Tree at the tree farm (and then let it sit and simmer prior to going back to chop it down)…..another favorite day of ours for sure!  In my humble opinion, 7 or 8 weeks of holiday excitement kind of detracts from the specialness of the season. Too much of a good thing, and all.  For pete’s sake, that is 1/6 of the entire year! For us, the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas is perfect!  And…we do those 4 weeks BIG.

For starters, an overnight trip to NYC to skate at Rockefeller Center and to see the tree, lights, and decorations is already booked (thanks to a pretty sweet Groupon)….as is a trip to ride on the Polar Express up in New Hampshire. A really special thing for little ones to do. My iCal on my Mac is all loaded with no fewer than a dozen important holiday festivities and I’ve already lamented the fact that we can’t see Santa on the Beauport Princess while simultaneously watching him arrive by lobster boat in Rockport Harbor.  The two appearances overlap by just enough time to make doing both impossible.  Never mind the lies that would have to be told to explain how Santa actually did both.  Magic….I know.

I won’t share more of those events/activities with you yet…as they are bound to reveal themselves in some upcoming “Picks of the Weekend” posts over the course of the next several Thursdays.

A whopping 4 stocking stuffers have been purchased….along with three teacher gifts.  I have a “sticky” on my desktop all organized with a T and an F and a B (for both) to be uber organized about which gifts have been ordered…and for whom (with the boys being exactly 2 years apart…they get some gifts that are actually meant for them to share…hence the B column).  I have items in virtual shopping bags locked and loaded at Under Armour, Nike, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.  Likewise, my eBay “watch” list is growing with NWT (new with tag) items to be bid on.  I’ve also started to DVR Christmas movies as they begin to get listed.  Game On, peeps.

Christmas is indeed starting to take shape….and commercials like this one are starting to give me the warm fuzzies.

Santa At Sea Aboard The Beauport Princess Saturday December 6th

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Enjoy a 90-minute cruise that includes singing holiday carols with elves, a reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” hot chocolate and cookies, plus a visit from the big guy himself!

Beauport Princess Cruiselines!!

2:00-3:30pm

Tickets only $20.00pp

(Includes picture with Santa)

1 yr and under free

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Toy drive to benefit Action Inc.

to participate please bring a new unwrapped toy

Call 978-865-3210 For Tickets

Savor the spirit of the season on the Beauport Princess!

Set sail for an exceptional end of year celebration!  Whether you are looking to celebrate your employees or your clients The Beauport Princess will impress!! Let us help you plan your holiday party with classic New England Cuisine, custom décor, and music or entertainment! Whatever your goals or missions our event staff will help ensure your holiday party is a success! 

If you are interested in hosting your event with us, please call us at

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Cast Off and Chow Down!

PrincessCruise5073wmPrincessCruise5075wmLast Saturday Janet and I took Gloucester’s Beauport Princess dinner cruise, with music by the Sugar Tones. The trip featured a buffet dinner, which I expected to be the usual finger sandwiches, cheese and maybe some greasy wings. Boy, was I mistaken! The prime rib was one to over two inches thick, and perfectly cooked. Additions included baked haddock, fancy ravioli, big mushrooms, and much much more. Cheesecake was served as dessert. Only one or two diners went for seconds. If this were a restaurant only, it would be one of the City’s best. Throw in a three hour cruise in Gloucester Harbor, and you’ve got an unforgettable night for very reasonable money. The Princess will be sailing weekends until New Year’s Eve. http://beauportprincess.com

Labor day weekend and Fireworks Cruise On The Beauport Princess

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Wednesday, August 27
Luncheon Buffet Cruise!

Enjoy a lovely afternoon with a buffet of chicken piccata, baked haddock and much more while cruising the harbor in style! Music from our favorite DJ, Scottie Mac makes for a fun afternoon! $39adults/ $19 children. 11:00am-2:00pm

Wednesday, August 27
Sunset dinner cruise!

Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise, a wonderful buffet of carved prime rib, baked haddock and much more. All this and live music from rising star AJ Edwards! $49 adults/$24 children. 6:00-9:00pm

Thursday, August 28
Lobster/Clambake Luncheon!

Enjoy fresh steamed lobsters, fresh clams, baked haddock, corn on the cob and more! All this plus a lovely harbor cruise and music from our favorite DJ, Scottie Mac! $44adults/ $22 children. 11:00am-2:00pm

Thursday, August 28
Sunset dinner cruise!

Join us for a sunset dinner cruise, a fabulous buffet of carved prime rib, baked haddock and much more, and live music! $39 adults/$20 children. 6:00-9:00pm

Friday, August 29
Schooner Festival Cruise!

Enjoy sailing with the schooners in style on a delightful sunset cruise! Price includes a great buffet with carved prime rib, baked haddock and more, plus music from High Society! 7:00-10:00pm. $49adults/ $24 children.

Saturday, August 30
Labor Day Weekend Lobster/Clambake Cruise!

Enjoy fresh steamed lobsters, fresh clams, baked haddock and much more! Add a harbor cruise and music for a fun afternoon! $44adults/ $22children.

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Saturday, August 30

Fireworks Cruise!!

Watch the fireworks over Gloucester Harbor with the best view!! Enjoy a great buffet of carved prime rib baked haddock and more. Music from Mari Martin band, and a harbor cruise! Dance the night away

$54 adults/$27 children. 8:00-11:00pm.

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Sunday, August 31

Jazz Brunch!

Enjoy live jazz, a wonderful brunch buffet and a harbor cruise! It’s a perfect way to spend a Sunday! $45 adults/$22 children. 11:00am-2:00pm

Sunday, August 31
Dance Cruise!

Live music, a carribean style buffet and a sunset cruise around the harbor! Bring your friends and dance the night away!

$49adults/$24 children. 6:00-9:00pm

Monday, September 1

Labor Day Luncheon Cruise!

Say goodbye to summer in style! Join us for a delightful lunch buffet cruise with music from our favorite DJ, Scottie Mac and a harbor cruise. 1:00-4:00pm. $39 adults/ $20 children.

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GloucesterCast With Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/17/14 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast With Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/17/14

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Topics Include: Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero,Gloucester Schooner Festival Website, Coast Guard Eagle, Patriot Act , Tracey Arabian Comes Through,Waterfront Festival, Rusty Kinunnen,Block Party, Mark McDonough and Valerie Markeley resign from Block Party Committee, Asking Musicians To Play For Free,Pebble Beach Sign,Fine For Taking Beach Rocks, Block Party Altercation, Thankless Volunteerism, Gloucester Downtown Group, Beauport Princess, Trying To Figure Out How To Broadcast The Schooner Race Action, Schooner Virginia, The Black Dog Schooner Is The Alabama (Joey Called It Wrong),Kudos To Tom Ellis and Harold Burnham, Art Rocks, Hit Rate On Reported Found Art Rocks, Glosta Rocks.

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