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SELL OUT ALERT: Roomful of Blues Schooner Fest Cruise — only 30 tickets left


As promised, we’re here to warn you of an impending sell-out.  All 3 of our previous concert cruises have sold out and this one will too — the only question is when?  So please don’t be one of those people calling at the last minute asking us to break Coast Guard rules to get you on a full ship! Get your tickets RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!

Perfect weather will help us party with 5-time Grammy Nominees Roomful of Blues as we cruise beautiful Gloucester Harbor full of tall ships

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Atlantic Vacation Homes, Building Center and Beach Gourmet — you help us keep live music alive in Gloucester!  And thanks to North Shore 104.9 for being a great media partner.

Check out how much fun we had last time Roomful of Blues came aboard The Beauport Princess.

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!

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.


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.


I met a co-worker who has been gone on maternity leave this school year for a bite to eat and a couple of drinks last night at the Seaport Grille.  As always, it did not disappoint.

We both started with a “West End” which tasted maybe even better than it looks…if that’s possible.

We shared some oysters that totally hit the spot!  For dinner, she ordered the Scallop and Bacon Pizzetta and I had one of my all-time favorites….the Eggplant Panini with sweet potato fries. Everything was delicious!

While school vacation week is all about the kids…I am a huge fan of carving out some “me time” and a long talk at the bar with a good friend was exactly what I needed last night.

The West End

The West End

Scallop and Bacon Pizzetta:At every function at Cruiseport we serve scallops wrapped in bacon, We said let’s try this on a Pizzetta. SUCCESS!

Eggplant Panini: Thinly sliced fried eggplant, fresh mozzarella, tomato and pesto grilled on buttery ciabatta bread 1

Eggplant Panini: Thinly sliced fried eggplant, fresh mozzarella, tomato and pesto grilled on buttery ciabatta bread 

Cruiseport Gloucester’s Grand Bridal Show and Wedding Expo

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Boston Area’s Premiere Destination Wedding Expo & Bridal Show
Space is Limited ~ Click here to register
Cruiseport Gloucester would like to congratulate all the newly engaged couples and invite you to our annual Grand Bridal Show and Wedding Expo!
If you are planning a wedding, you do NOT want to miss our annual premier Bridal Expo. This year you can win a Free Honeymoon from Sensational Travel.
Join us from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, January 25, 2015 for this fun and informative event.
You will enjoy a stunning bridal fashions, sample delicious food, taste wedding cakes from the area’s premier bakeries, listen to entertaining DJs and enjoy music from live bands.
You will also see the best in wedding photography, view amazing floral table-scapes, and see upgraded linen options.
At Cruiseport Gloucester you will meet our team of fabulous wedding planners, ready to help you from start to finish with your big day.
Tickets are only $10 at the door. previous shows have sold out. Click here to register.


Space is limited. Reservations will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Bridal Expo!

Gloucester High School 2nd Annual Shopping Night Extravaganza Fundraiser


Hi Everyone! This is Lillian LoGrasso and I’m excited to host my 2nd Shopping Night Extravaganza at the Cruiseport Gloucester on Friday, November 21st, 2014! Last year I had this fundraiser for my daughter and her classmates that went to Italy and it was a huge success! This fundraiser is for the Gloucester High School students that are traveling with the school to Italy and France during April Vacation in 2015! The fundraiser helps ALL the kids go that want to go and experience this amazing opportunity! The Shopping Night Extravaganza will include over 20 amazing vendors for you to shop with all in one night! There will be a fun DJ and a cash bar so you can enjoy a cocktail while you shop! THE BEST PART IS FREE ADMISSION!!! There will be tons and tons of raffle prizes for you to buy tickets for!!! And a 50/50! So girls and guys, Mark your calendars and bring all your friends and family!!! Remember all the money goes to the the kids so bring your big wallets!! hahaha Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing you all xoxo Lil

lillian fundraiser

Last Night’s Taste of Cape Ann

As host to the fantastic Taste of Cape Ann, the Cruiseport Gloucester was the place to be last night!

We went….and we tasted.

What a tremendous collection of Cape Ann’s finest purveyors, establishments, and eateries serving up some delicious food, decadent treats, and a choice selection of beverages…all in the name of a fantastic cause.  Can you say, “Win, Win”?  Many excellent raffle items also helped to raise more money and give other local businesses the opportunity to get involved in this tremendous event.

All ticket sales will go towards supporting Cape Ann YMCA Teen Service Trips to New Orleans, Navajo Nation, and Nicaragua.  I’m not sure I can think of a better learning opportunity for our community’s youth than providing them the chance to help communities that are in dire need.  It is worth mentioning that I couldn’t have been more impressed by the students that were in attendance to represent the YMCA last night.  They were enthusiastic, incredibly helpful, and wonderfully polite.  Several times throughout the evening I was asked, “Is there anything I can do for you?” and they were right there to remove plates from tables, tidy the function space, and offer friendly smiles.  Great job, kids!  Way to represent!

Links to articles about their service missions can be found here:


For information on Teen Programming at the Cape Ann YMCA contact Rick Doucette at doucetter@northshoreymca.org or 978-283-0470

The Open Door’s Empty Bowls Were Full Last Night!


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The Godmother of Gloucester, Sefatia Giambanco Romeo Theken shares her photos from last nights Open Door Empty Bowl event at Cruisport Gloucester! 

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Massachusetts State Senator Bruce Tarr and City Counselor/ “The Godmother” Sefatia Giambanco Romeo Theken

The Godmother writes~“Having a nice espresso after a rewarding evening.  I volunteered tonight for Open Door Empty Bowl it actually is a selfish volunteering because I always get more than I give and I meet the most amazing people have fun and do it for a good cause. I do it cuz I’m selfish. You should try it u will never regret the time you give I never have”

Last nights “Empty Bowl” fundraiser event was one of many held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger relief programs.  Proceeds from last nights event will benefit open-door summer meal and mobile market programs.

If you would like to support the Open Door please contact them through their website at info@foodpantry.org or call 978-283-6776




Thank You Cape Ann Magazine….Who Wears It Best?








What a wonderful Surprise! ….Learned last night that this photo I took of Amanda during last September’s Wearable SeArts Fashion Show made its way onto the pages of the Spring 2014 issue of Cape Ann Magazine!  So honored to be included! It is with much gratitude, I thank Gail McCarthy, Andrea Holbrook, Karen Adreas and the entire staff at Cape Ann Magazine for their kindness and support over the past several months. 



Pick up a copy of  Cape Ann Magazine’s 2014 spring issue and be the judge…

Who Wears It Best?

Amanda Mohan, Sista Felicia’s daughter…



James Eves III, owner  of Cape Ann Giclee & the talented Creative Director Of “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia; Harvest”


You be the judge….




Gloucester Housewives Christmas Party Photos

PrintLast night the Gloucester Housewives, Lillian LoGrasso, Sabrina Alves Giordano , Nina Randazzo, Christine Guarrasi DaSilva, Cinsia Ciolino, and Josie Ferrara Martell hosted their annual Christmas Party at Cruisport Gloucester.

Early yesterday, Lillian LoGrasso made a public announcement that the weather forecast for the evening was predicted to be “100% chance of fun with a few scattered crazies!!!” She could not have been more correct!  The snow did not stop this party from happening. Party goers arrived at Cruisport dressed in their very best holiday attire sporting snow boats and clutching their dancing shoes!  The festive vibe in the ballroom was contagious with a packed dance floor all evening. This morning I woke thinking of all the times my parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents would pack the Amery on Prospect street each New Years Eve, for this type of fun. I am so thankful that the Gloucester housewives brought this tradition back to our beautiful community.  Photos courtesy of the Housewives-

Must Have Kitchen Gadget…Sista Felicia Aproved

One of my Favorite Kitchen Gadget’s will be on sale at  Girls Night Out Shopping Extravaganza! Friday November 15  7:00 pm. at Cruiseport Gloucester! The Pampered Chef Garlic Slicer is the perfect gift for all the chefs in your life, and the perfect addition to any kitchen! I use my slicer all the time to make garlic infused oil and garlic chips! Love,  Love,  Love this gadget …it can be used to slice so much more then just garlic…
garlic slicer photo

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The Pampered Chef Garlic Slicer

Garlic Slicer $15.00  Item #1113 in their catalog

Effortlessly slice fresh garlic! The unique slicer features two stainless blades and wells that hold up to two cloves each. Just drop in peeled cloves and twist. 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″. Dishwasher-safe. Also sold as a set with the Garlic Peeler. Save $1.50 when purchased as a set!

Once again Sheree Zizik has graciously extended a helping hand to support  another  local group.  Realtor; mother of Two, wife of Jimmy LoGrasso, Gloucester’s newest auto repair business owner,  GMG”s Female Red Carpet Tri-host, and Gloucester’s famed Housewives Leader, Lillian LoGrasso  has recently added another feather to her cap! Lillian has taken it upon herself to piece together a fundraiser for her daughters GHS Photo Class. She has set out to raising enough monies to support students with the dreams of going to Italy with Mr. and Mrs. Underwood in April, with the financial means to make it a reality.  Mark your calanders save the date, and call your girlfriends. Who doesn’t like a night out with their BFF’s shopping, sipping wine and getting a few gifts checked off their Christmas list during this time of the year! I too will be their as a shopper and vendor, selling my cookbook Gifts of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia Harvest
 Lillian writes…
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine
Hi Guys! It’s Lillian LoGrasso!! I am hosting this Amazing Shopping Event to help raise money towards a spectacular trip that is being offered to the GHS Students through Mr & Mrs. Underwood!  It’s a trip to Italy which includes visits to Venice, Florence & Rome!!! What an opportunity for these kids!!! Some kids really want to go but financially it’s just not possible… So I created this event to help raise money for …Alessia LoGrasso (my daughter) and all the kids that want to go!!!
Here are just a few of the details but I’m working on more vendors so stay tuned:
Cruiseport Gloucester (Thanks to Sheree Zizik that made this possible!) Doors open at 7pm There will be Cash Bar (Yes girls, have a glass of wine while checking out the goods :-) Vendors that are already confirmed:
Katy Grow Shem from Silpada Designs… Most gorgeous .925 Sterling Silver Jewelry…. My fav!!!
Kellie Frank from Kellie’s Pampered Chef! Let the Martha Stewart in you go nuts! hahah
Bethany Osborne from 31 Bags… The hottest new thing right now in bags!!! Get a customized one for you and a xmas present for someone else!!!
Elja N Bagaco from Life Celebrations will be there to tell you about her great event planning business and will be frying up fresh fried dough for you to purchase!! YUM!!!!
Denise Quintiliani from Origami Owl Living Lockets will be there with her beautiful unique jewelry!


Cruiseport Gloucester hosts a grand Bridal Show & Wedding Exposition

Cruiseport Gloucester hosts a grand Bridal Show & Wedding Exposition


Once a year Cruiseport Gloucester hosts a grand Bridal Show & Wedding Exposition in their Grand Ballroom, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA

The long awaited 2013 Event, hosted by Sheree DeLorenzo, is on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from Noon to 4pm.

This is the Boston area’s Bridal Show & Wedding Expo featuring a fashion show, exquisite wedding fare, wedding cakes, DJ’s, live bands, dozens of floral tablescapes, prizes and more! Cruiseport Gloucester is nationally acclaimed as a premier Wedding Destination and voted the 2013 BEST IN WEDDINGS award from theKnot.com

A $10 per guest admittance fee enters guests to win valuable door prizes. The 2012 show was sold out and space is limited. Reservations will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis online at: http:// www.cruiseportgloucester.com/BridalShowForm.cfm.

The Bridal Show and Wedding Exposition will help you to plan, get ideas, and celebrate your event giving you a chance to enjoy Cruiseport Gloucester’s magnificent, most luxurious waterfront destination, directly on Gloucester Harbor.

To learn more about Cruiseport Gloucester visit our website at http://www.cruiseportgloucester.com or call our Events Office 978-282-9700 x 1

First Picture- Wind Turbines En Route To Gloucester

· See attached pictures of the wind turbine components being loaded yesterday in Wismar, Germany.
· The boat left the harbor yesterday and is off to Belgium for a one day stop to load more cargo on it’s way to the US.
· The vessel is due in Boston on Monday 10/8.
· It will be off loaded onto a barge and the barge is due at Cruiseport Gloucester on Monday 10/15.  Then transported to the site (Varian) that week.
· The crane will begin to be erected next Wednesday 10/3.  There will be ~60 truckloads of components for the crane.
· The tower base is scheduled to be installed on 10/19.
· Full erection activities begin on 10/22.
· Grid interconnection “witness” testing is scheduled for 11/19.


Yacht Never Say Never Docked At Cruiseport Gloucester Photos and Ship Website From Anthony Marks

From CharterWorld.Com-



Motor Yacht Never Say Never – a Sunseeker Predator 130 Superyacht

Yacht Description

38.4m motor yacht Never Say Never is a luxury Sunseeker Predator 130 performance vessel launched in 2011. Never Say Never superyacht features great visual appeal thanks to her sculpted windows and angular facets. She is an elegant vessel in her overall design.


More info here


Chickity Check It! Cruiseport Gloucester’s Port Parameters for Gloucester, MA USA

My buddies Peter and Vickie Van Ness are the creative masterminds behind some of the best websites in Gloucester.  They are the driving forces behind http://gloucesterma.com/, www.gimmesound.com , http://rudderrestaurant.com/ and Cruiseport’s site-

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Understanding the idea behind the www.gloucesterwebcam.com to drive visitors to our local business and community organization’s websites, Peter and Vickie did what I’m hoping others will do with their webcams- embed them on their sites to give visitors a reason to return to their otherwise static websites.  If a prospective visitor knows that every time they click on that business or organization’s website they will have the live scenic view of beautiful Gloucester harbor, they will have a reason to return over and over again.

So here is the page on Cruiseport’s site which gives Gloucester Port Parameters for incoming vessels-


Brilliant!  Great Job Vickie and Peter!

and great job by Tim at www.GloucesterBytes.com for doing a fantastic job with the webcam install!

If you have web design needs give Peter and Vickie a call at 978-525-9093

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