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For Immediate Release

November 11, 2014
Media Contact:
Katie Pierson, Marketing Specialist
Phone: 410-268-7601 x110 ׀ Email:

Jolly Express Cruises Return for the 2014 Holiday Season
Festive Spa Creek Cruises by Watermark Begin Dec. 5th to Benefit Historic Annapolis

(Annapolis, MD) – A boat with a bright red nose, reindeer antlers, jingle bell music and Captain Santa cruises into Ego Alley carrying hot cocoa and cheer…it can only mean one thing, the Jolly Express is here! Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark® is proud to announce Jolly Express Cruises will return for the 2014 holiday season. A Spa Creek sleigh ride on the Jolly Express is a most festive – and Annapolitan – way to celebrate the holidays! Cozy Miss Anne loves to don reindeer antlers and a lit up red nose for the holiday season. Jolly passengers enjoy hot cocoa, holiday music and lots of holiday cheer on a spirited 45-minute cruise of beautiful Spa Creek in Annapolis. As part of the Jolly Express tradition and in the spirit of holiday giving, ten percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to Historic Annapolis, Inc.

Taking place in the evening, Jolly Express Cruise passengers bask in the view of the beautiful Annapolis Harbor and homes along Spa Creek at night. “Jolly Express returning for another holiday season brings smiles to everyone at City Dock who sees her festive red nose and antlers. We are excited for the holidays and our guests are too; Jolly Express tickets are already selling!,” says Debbie Gosselin, President of Watermark, “The Jolly Express is a nice opportunity for Watermark to support our partner-in-historic tourism Historic Annapolis while offering a unique family friendly holiday event downtown. Ten percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to Historic Annapolis, an organization with which we work closely throughout the year.”

Jolly Express Cruises begin Friday, December 5th and are offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (except December 13) through the end of December plus December 31. Cruises run at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. Additional dates may be added. Tickets are $23 for Adults and $13 for Children under 12. Lap blankets are available for added coziness. Advanced reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased online at or beginning at 5:45 p.m. the day of cruises from Miss Anne’s captain at City Dock. Cruises depart from Miss Anne’s slip at Annapolis City Dock, about halfway down the boardwalk under the lighted “Jolly Express” sign. Private Jolly Express cruises and charters are available for up to 21 guests. For more information, call 410-268-7601 x104.

Celebrate the holidays on land with a Holiday Candlelight Stroll! Annapolis Tours℠ by Watermark® offers a festive holiday walking tour on Fridays and Saturdays in December. Includes holiday tales and an interior tour of the decorated Hammond Harwood House. $18/Adults, $12/Children under 12. For more information about the Jolly Express, visit Private tours are available.

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About Watermark: Watermark immerses people in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake area more completely than any other tour or charter company. Whether you want to learn or just enjoy, no one else offers so many ways to experience this special place, both by land and by water. Watermark® an Annapolis-based, locally owned and operated business, has been creating authentic experiences since 1972. Watermark sub-brands include Annapolis Tours® by Watermark®, offering the original Annapolis colonial tours; Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®, with the easiest way to have fun on the water; Yacht Charters on the Bay™ by Watermark®, and Wedding on the Bay™ by Watermark®, offer flawless events on pristine yachts; Destination Education™ by Watermark®, gives teachers the most engaging way to immerse their students in history. For a complete list of walking tours, sightseeing cruises, yacht charters and services offered by Watermark visit

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