We welcome you to the August issue of News
At Eight, produced by Eight Marketing Co., LLC.
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CruisePhilly Sets Sail
The 2009 cruise season kicks off this month when
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) returns to the
Philadelphia Cruise Terminal for the seventh straight
year with the luxurious Norwegian Majesty,
first sail on August 29.
Cruise passengers can beat the heat and enjoy a five-
day sail to Canada and New England. That trip will be
followed by three consecutive 10-day sailings to
Canada and New England - the longest Canadian
cruises from Philadelphia to date. These 10-day
cruises will call on Bay of Fundy/St. John, Sydney,
Charlotte, Halifax and Portland, Maine.
Then summer returns in October, with the
Majesty makes four consecutive seven-day
the sunny pink beaches of St. George's, Bermuda.
Norwegian Majesty's final sail to Bermuda,
CruisePhilly's 2009 season, leaves
For information on cruising from Philadelphia or
special pre- and post-cruise package, visit
or call (856) 968-2052.
Passport to Freedom's Backyard Now Available
The British are coming but this time, they've given us
advance notice. The Revolutionary Germantown
Festival returns October 3rd, with reenactors
in period uniforms staging the 1777 Battle of
Germantown at Cliveden of the National
The free Festival takes place from 10 am - 5 pm, with
battle reenactments held at noon and 3 pm.
Families will enjoy colonial games and activities held
across the road at Upsala where children can make
their own ink and write with quill pens, enjoy colonial
era entertainment and hear "first hand"
from a reenactor of Ned Hector, an African American
wagoneer who fought in the 1777 battle.
Guests can also explore all of Historic Germantown,
Freedom's Backyard, by purchasing a Freedom's
Backyard Passport, valid for one year from purchase
and affordable priced at $15.00 for individual
admission and $25.00 for a family of four consisting of
up to two adults and two children age 12 or under.
The passport includes one-time admission to all 14
attractions comprising Freedom's Backyard: ACES
Museum, Awbury Arboretum, Cliveden of the National
Trust, The Concord Schoolhouse, Deshler-Morris
House, Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, Germantown
Mennonite Historic Trust, Germantown Historical
Society, Grumblethorpe, Historic RittenhouseTown,
Johnson House, LaSalle Art Museum, Stenton and
For more information, visit Freedom's Backyard at
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