Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, the leading global cruise company operating Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises is pleased to announce a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise to Cuba starting spring of 2017! This exciting news comes with culturally rich and historical dense shore excursions where the warmth and hospitality of Cubans will be felt firsthand. Can you say ‘Hóla Cuba’!
Departing from PortMiami on March 7, 2017, Oceania Cruises’ Marina will feature many multiple-day calls in Havana, the capital city of Cuba. Regent’s Seven Seas Mariner will also visit during her two cruise sailings in April, 2017. This would be followed by Norwegian Sky’s 4-day voyages in May, 2017, featuring overnights in this picturesque port-of-call.
We know you can’t wait to share your authentic Cuban experience with friends and family. Check back with us soon for more itineraries and relevant updates on these upcoming sailings!
December 8, 2016 No Comments
As Seabourn Encore, the latest ship in Seabourn’s fleet gears up for her magnificent debut in Singapore this coming New Year, international recording artist and world’s best-selling Soprano, Sarah Brightman will take on the prestigious role as godmother!
On January 7, 2017, guests and crew departing on the 10-day maiden voyage of Seabourn Encore bound for Indonesia will witness a spectacular inaugural ceremony as highlights of the ship’s intricate details are revealed to the curious world traveler.
December 5, 2016 No Comments
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the only cruise line to offer free unlimited shore excursions in every port-of-call, is developing new classes and tours in specific Caribbean destinations aboard the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer. Beginning this winter and extending through spring of 2017, guests sailing select 10 and 14-night Caribbean cruises will delve deeper into the region’s culture and history through highly personalized cooking instructions, hands-on training and local tours meant to highlight each destination’s unique culinary charm.
Known as the Culinary Arts Kitchen, this exciting onboard activity will feature cooking stations, top-of-the-line induction cooktops, essential cooking utensils and stainless steel sinks in the Culinary Arts Center on deck 11. The following will be offered in the cooking sessions:
- Fiesta on the High Seas: Using a special recipe developed by the director of culinary enrichment, guests will learn to make delicious chocolate pepita shortbread. Master the art of grilling the perfect carne asada in addition to making tortillas from scratch. This is certainly a Mexican food lover’s haven!
- Caribe: Spice things up with the special flavors of the Caribbean using local specialties you can replicate anywhere in the world. Once you get home, making Bermudian ginger beer and grooving to the beats of the Caribbean will come naturally.
- Who Doesn’t Love Brunch?: Create trendy brunch cocktails with infused sugars as you learn new recipes to jazz up your afternoon meals.
- Viva Espana: Add traditional Spanish tapas and authentic sangria to your list of culinary skills. You’ll also receive a paella demonstration from the master instructor at the Culinary Arts Kitchen on how to make aioli from scratch.
- Opa! Modern Healthy Greek: Explore a variety of Crete-inspired dishes for your healthy Mediterranean cuisine.
November 15, 2016 No Comments
Royal Caribbean just celebrated the U.S. debut of the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, and The Cruise Web was on hand for the festivities! With Harmony of the Seas, the adventure begins once you step on board – from breathtaking thrill rides to stunning live entertainment.
The ship features a variety of modern amenities coupled with a fresh lineup of onboard experiences to create a perfectly relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Though massive, Harmony of the Seas never feels overwhelming thanks to a creative open design with 7 distinct neighborhoods spread around 16 guest decks.
Gather the kids – if you can pull them away from the incredible Youth Zone – and head to the AquaTheater for a high-flying, death-defying show, or relax among the living greenspace of the ship’s Central Park. Enjoy a stroll along the Boardwalk, discover nirvana at the Vitality Spa, see the Broadway-hit musical Grease at the Entertainment Place, and cap the night off with a drink mixed by robots at the Bionic Bar!
Continue below for The Cruise Web team’s first impressions and biggest takeaways from last week’s U.S. debut of Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas:
November 15, 2016 2 Comments
Fathom, Carnival Corporation’s newest addition to the cruise industry, has set an amazing precedent with its participatory and immersive cruise experience in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to its unique travel adventure, guests are embarking on social impact excursions, exploring local communities and interacting with the culture like never before. The overwhelmingly positive response from travelers and local partners in the Dominican Republic has led Carnival Corporation to expand the Fathom experience to other cruise lines within the Carnival family of brands.
Beginning November 2016, all cruise lines within the Carnival family sailing to the cruise port of Amber Cover will offer a “travel with a purpose” excursion to guests for an enriching local experience. This picturesque cruise port in the Puerto Plata region is known for its beautiful beaches, cascading waterfalls, rich history and wonderful culture – and now guests have a chance to give back to the local communities!
November 14, 2016 1 Comment
As we approach the end of the year, many cruise lovers are still looking for that perfect escape to the tropical islands in the Caribbean for a well-deserved vacation. If you happen to be one, you’re in luck! MSC Cruises continues to provide extraordinary onboard experiences aboard its ultra-modern ships, and its holiday sailings are no exception.
Get ready to pack all your favorite holiday traditions as you head down to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Mexico and the Bahamas. Depart November 19, 2016 aboard MSC Divina and spend Thanksgiving Day with family and friends at sea as you engage in festive activities like the Thanksgiving Day costume parade and show, a very traditional Turkey dinner, and all-day Thanksgiving football displayed in the sports bar. Kids onboard will also participate in a special Turkey Day cooking class and a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt.
November 14, 2016 4 Comments
Who would have guessed that one of the hottest cruise destinations in the world would feature “ice” in its name?!? But don’t let the name fool you, Iceland is also full of hot springs, geothermal geysers, lava fields and volcanoes – not to mention a stunning midnight sun that sets the landscape afire.
To be certain, Iceland does feature a healthy dose of snow-covered terrain and icy glaciers, but the cruising season occurs during a summer which brings plenty of sun and temperatures in the 60s and higher. This is the perfect weather to explore Iceland’s biggest draw – the scenery! Hike along jaw-dropping fjords, journey behind the veil of a towering waterfall, walk the rim of a volcano crater, trek through otherworldly lava fields and, when your muscles are sore from a day of exploration, soak in a soothing geothermal lagoon while enjoying a local beer.
While cruising around Iceland you’ll also have opportunities to experience this island nation’s charming culture and cherished lore at museums and local festivals, or by simply walking the streets of quaint villages. The city of Reykjavik, for instance, is famous for its joyous nightlife and fresh seafood. You might come for the scenery, but you’ll stay for the culture and cuisine!
October 18, 2016 No Comments
Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced the addition of a 3rd ship to its Breakaway Plus class beginning summer 2018! Sailing seasonally from Seattle to Alaska, Norwegian Bliss will be the cruise line’s first custom-built ship meant to cruise the Last Frontier. With a weekly 7-day itinerary departing from Seattle and making her way up to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and other bewildering destinations in Alaska, the ultimate Alaskan cruise experience is yet to unfold for glacier lovers.
Norwegian Escape – Sister Ship to Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Bliss will feature superb entertainment, delectable cuisine and signature amenities only known to this contemporary cruise line. Even more exciting, Robert Wyland – the world’s leading marine life artist with iconic whale murals, award-winning paintings and sculptures – will place important finishing touches on the ship’s exterior! The hull artwork on Norwegian Bliss will bring to life the marine life adventure awaiting explorers in Alaska.
Norwegian Joy – Sister Ship to Norwegian Bliss
Check back with us in a few weeks for more exciting news about Norwegian Bliss, the upcoming big reveal of Wyland’s hull art design, and sailing dates which will open for booking starting early 2017.
October 17, 2016 6 Comments
Paul Gauguin Cruises Partners with the Wildlife Conservation Society to Bring Nature & Adventure Onboard
Get the best of both worlds on a cruise to the South Pacific as Paul Gauguin Cruises partners with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to bring you Wildlife Discovery Series and Stewards of Nature – two entertaining and informative programs about marine wildlife and habitat. WCS aims to protect half of the planet’s biodiversity with a lasting impact on mankind.
‘Wildlife Discovery Series’ will feature onboard lectures delivered by some of the world’s most fascinating scientists, oceanographers and conservationists aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. This will be available to guests on select sailings and will be included in cruise fares.
October 11, 2016 No Comments
If you haven’t sailed on the newest and largest ship in Carnival Cruise Lines’ fleet, you’re in for a real treat before the end of the year! This massive 133,500-ton vessel has set some groundbreaking records within the cruise industry.
Indeed, Carnival Vista was the first North American-based cruise ship to introduce a brewery onboard. It also had the first IMAX Theatre at sea, most elaborate water park (Kaleid-o-slide) in Carnival’s fleet and most ingenious SkyRide – the unbelievable aerial attraction. So it comes as no surprise that her highly anticipated christening ceremony set to take place in New York City this November is garnering enormous attention. Even better, Deshauna Barber – the first woman serving in the U.S. military to win the title of Miss USA – has been announced the official godmother of the ship.
October 11, 2016 No Comments