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Back by Popular Demand...the CMLF's Sunset (and Wine) Lovers Cruise
By JSalmon on 09/13/2010:  


Back by Popular Demand…the CMLF’s Sunset (and Wine) Lovers Cruise
Special Cruises Scheduled in September and October
            (Cape May, NJ) Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced that a series of four (4) Sunset and Wine Lovers Cruises on the Delaware Bay will be offered in late September and early October, beginning on Friday, September 17. The Lewes cruises will depart the terminal on four consecutive Fridays at 4:15 p.m. while the Cape May cruises are scheduled to leave the terminal on successive Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
            According to Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations for the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, the special cruises offer a memorable, romantic way to experience the Ferry and the wonders of the Delaware Bay as a foot passenger. “What a great way to enjoy some good conversation and sample the world’s finest wines while gazing at a beautiful sunset on the Delaware Bay,” Gehrke said. Think of the response when you say to your partner, “Honey, I’m taking you on a cruise! This is just one example of fun events that are held onboard as well as on both sides of the Bay beyond the end of summer and into  the shoulder season.”
Enjoy a summer sunset on your cruise across the Delaware Bay as you savor some of the finest wines the world has to offer along with a variety of delectable hors d’oeuvres. The first series of Sunset Wine Cruises were held in June 2006 and have continued to be extremely popular with both residents and vacationers. 
Lewes Cruises:         Fridays, September 17, 24 and October 1, 8
                                    4:15 p.m. Departure/Return 7:15 p.m.
                                    Host: Outlet Liquors
                                    Hors d’oeuvres: Venus on the Half Shell
                                    Entertainment:            Cathy Gorman, Soloist
Cape May Cruises:   Saturdays, September 18, 25 and October 2, 9
                                    6:00 p.m. Departure/Return 9:00 p.m.
                                    Host: Hawk Haven Winery 
                                    Hors d’oeuvres: Island Grill
                                    Entertainment:            Allan Weber and Friends (Sept. 18 & 25)
                                    Bill McGradey and Louise Smith (Oct. 2 & 9)
Check-in begins in the ferry terminal 30 minutes before cruise time. The cost of the Sunset Cruise is $43, which includes a round-trip foot passenger ticket, wine samples and savory hors d’oeuvres, informal discussion about the wine, the opportunity to purchase featured wines by the glass, and live music. Space is limited! Reservations are required at 1-800-64-FERRY (33779). 

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