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Press about Gondola Adventures

Newport Beach Patch article

May 2011 –Tiffany Carter takes a gondola cruise through Newport Harbor with Gondola Greg as her gondolier.  

Orange Coast Magazine

December 2012 – Orange Coast Magazine featured Gondola Adventures in an article about the world-famous Newport Beach Parade of Lights, which began with a gondola cruise in the early 1900s.

Gondola Greg Interviewed for the National Geographic Channel’s “Taboo”

May 2012 – The National Geographic Channel’s show “Taboo” filmed a documentary about a gentleman with a very old gondola for sale in Las Vegas — perhaps the oldest gondola in the world.  Our very own Gondola Greg, the foremost authority on gondolas in the Americas, was brought in to inspect, value, and date the gondola in question.

CBS Top Valentine’s Getaways

February 2013 –  Gondola Adventures® was featured on CBS 2 / KCAL 9′ Top Valentine’s Day Getaways Near Orange County. “Create an exotic experience by treating your Valentine to an exquisite, Venetian-style gondola ride as part of your night of romance.  Top off the evening with an hour-long Classic Cruise, or purchase a complete two-hour dining experience with the Newport Exquisite Dinner cruise.  Nothing says “I love you” more than dining under the stars while floating along the peaceful waters of Newport Harbor.  If you’re planning to pop the question on this special date, there is no better way to do it than with a romantic gondola dinner cruise.”

Best Places to Spend Valentine’s Day in Newport Beach

February 2012 – Gondola Adventures® made it into the Newport Beach – Corona Del Mar Patch list of the Best Places to Spend Valentine’s Day in Newport Beach. “Get charmed by Gondolier Greg on a Gondola Adventures tour.  Don’t forget to kiss each time you sail under a bridge and leave a special message for that special someone in a floating bottle along the way.  You don’t have to be attached.  Take a couple of friends on the gondola, drink some wine and gossip about all the exes that have done you wrong.”

Press Release: Launch of the Contessa

Newport Beach, CA February 1, 2013 – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Gondola Adventures®, Inc. welcomes the Contessa to her Newport Beach, CA fleet.  The Contessa is a pupparin, a member of the sandolo family of Venetian boats.  Pupparini are traditionally used to train young gondoliers in the Venetian style of rowing.  In Venice, they generally only take passengers on special occasions, and these passengers are often modern-day Venetian nobility.  They are also used in racing; typically, young men race them in the annual Regatta Storica in the Grand Canal of Venice.   The Contessa is one of only two pupparini taking passengers in the United States.  While a pupparin is only 4-feet shorter than the traditional 36-foot Venice-built gondola, this boat is well equipped to take romantic cruises with either one or two couples aboard.  With sleek lines…

Press Release: Oldest Operating Wedding Gondola

GONDOLA ADVENTURES® WELCOMES THE MOST HISTORIC OPERATING WEDDING GONDOLA IN THE AMERICAS TO ITS NEWPORT BEACH FLEET Newport Beach, CA, June 21, 2010 – Gondola Adventures®, Inc. is excited to welcome to its fleet the oldest and most historic wedding gondola outside of Venice, Italy. The gondola, “Lucia”, was built in1960 by the renowned gondola building family at Squero Tramontin.  In 1964, she was imported to the United States by Janet Curci as a surprise gift for her father.   Janet Curci is a well-known philanthropist in the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa area.  She has been an active supporter of Hoag Hospital, as well as the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center in Rancho Mirage, which honors her mother.  The gondola, “Lucia”, was named after her mother.   Gondola Adventures® operates the only authentic Venetian gondolas available for cruises in Newport Beach. …

Food Network’s “Top 5 Floating Feasts”

December 2007 –  In December 2007, a dinner cruise with Gondola Adventures® was named #2 of the nation’s Top 5 Floating Feasts, on the Food Network show “Top 5” with Bobby Rivers.

Panache – Experience California

Gondola Adventures is featured in Panache’s  “Experience Southern California” publication.