By Deb Flomberg
Vacation on the romantic canals of Venice without ever leaving California. For more than 30 years, Gondola Getaways has been a great way to treat your lady to a lovely cruise on an authentic Venetian gondola. The gondolas will gently carry you both through the waterways of Naples Island for one of the most romantic dates you could possibly ask for.
Your romantic cruise will last about one hour and allows you to select from a number of different cruises. The Traditional Gondola will seat two to six people, so you can make it a romantic evening for just the two of you, or bring another couple along for a special double date. If you have a special occasion to celebrate then there are a couple of other cruises that work for larger groups. The Carolina Gondola will seat between seven and 14 passengers, or you can select the Fleet Cruise, which will use multiple gondolas for 21 to 60 passengers.
Make it a meal and dine on the Carolina Pizza Cruise, which includes pizza, salad and garlic bread while you enjoy the romantic cruise. Or you can go for the Brunch Cruise with antipasti, breads, pasta salads, fresh fruits and juice included. Each cruise is staffed by a traditional gondolier, and a few of them even sing. So if you get truly lucky, you may just get serenaded by a singing gondolier while you enjoy your romantic cruise. Make sure to bring your favorite bottle of bubbly to complement the occasion.
A romantic date like this deserves an equally romantic car. Pick her up in the SLS AMG Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll arrive at the Gondola Getaways location in style, and you’ll be thrilled to have such a great ride for the trip home. It is truly a romantic car for a romantic date.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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