Category — Norwegian
A Cruisetour is the best of both worlds. It’s a cruise combined with a multi-day guided land tour where you are taken to amazing inland destinations, have hotel rooms reserved for you and are guided through amazing cultural experiences (essentially like a cruise, but on land). These are most popular in Alaska where many cruise lines offer the experience of seeing the glaciers, catching a king crab or spotting a whale along the coastline of our largest state, but then disembarking and venturing into the wilderness of Alaska and visiting spots like Denali National Park.
Norwegian Cruise Line has just announced the addition of four new Cruisetours to make your next Norwegian cruise vacation the total package.
O’ahu Explorer Cruisetour – In addition to Norwegian’s 7-day Hawaii island itineraries that leave every 7 days you can tack on this 4-day/3-night Cruisetour which occurs before the cruise.
- Day 1: Arrive in Hawaii with a lei greeting at the airport and settle into your home for the next few days, the Waikiki Beach
Marriott Resort & Spa. On this day you’ll get acclimated to your surroundings.
- Day 2: Explore the surf culture of the North Shore and Haleiwa before learning more about the history and intense cultural traditions of Hawaiian culture at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
- Day 3: Tour the USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park at Pearl Harbor. The day also includes a visit to the Pacific Aviation Museum and the National Memorial Cemetery.
- Day 4: Check out the incredible views of Hawaii’s Windward Coast, Ko’olau Mountain Range and waterfalls from Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. Then head out to Kualoa Ranch to taste poi, make a lei and learn to hula before boarding a catamaran for a tour of the bay. [Read more →]
September 27, 2013 No Comments
Norwegian Cruise Line has just released some more great news for the Norwegian faithful: there will be a second Breakaway Plus cruise ship joining the fleet in the future. This news comes after the success of the brand new Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship, which just embarked on her maiden voyage to Bermuda from New York City in May. [Read more →]
July 17, 2013 No Comments
By Austin Gambino, Marketing Assistant, The Cruise Web, Inc.
When I was confirmed for the 2-Day Pre-Inaugural cruise onboard the Norwegian Breakaway, I knew that one of the nights (or at least part of the night) would be spent at the Teppanyaki Japanese Steakhouse, which is featured on a number of Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships.
If you are unfamiliar with the ‘Teppanyaki’ style of Japanese cuisine, let me verse you in some brief detail. The experience features an iron griddle, or plate, which is used to cook food directly in front of guests, and then serve immediately following the demonstration. The style is meant to be interactive, fun and exciting for guests, as chefs will slice, dice, juggle and create fun shapes on the griddle as well. [Read more →]
May 23, 2013 No Comments
By Austin Gambino, Marketing Assistant, The Cruise Web, Inc.
After spending a few days on the Norwegian Breakaway, I thought it would be nice to share my onboard service review, and what I believe you can expect from future cruises. Before you book a vacation, and more importantly choose a cruise ship, it’s important to speak with your travel agent about the style of service you can expect to receive onboard, as well as the right environment to go with your vacation needs. Hopefully, the following review of the Boarding Process/Service, Room/Cleaning Service, Restaurant Service and Casino Service will assist you in your future cruising plans. [Read more →]
May 20, 2013 2 Comments
Innovation is the name of the game when it comes to cruising, and nowhere is it more present than on Norwegian Cruise Line. This contemporary cruise line has been innovating for years and with each new update they make all in the industry sit up and take note. Next month they will debut their brand new 4,000 passenger Breakaway and you can expect nothing less than an exciting ship with enviable features.
Here is an overview of how Norwegian Cruise Line has innovated in the past, and what to look forward to on their latest ship, the Breakaway.
Norwegian Cruise Line championed the idea of “freestyle” cruising allowing passengers to choose from a wide selection of specialty restaurants, the buffet or formal dining room. With freestyle dining, passengers were no longer tied to an assigned dining time or the same tablemates.
On the Breakaway, Norwegian is opening up their restaurants to the ocean. The ship will feature The Waterfront, which is a quarter mile long boardwalk where the specialty restaurants onboard will offer al fresco dining. [Read more →]
April 12, 2013 No Comments
The Norwegian Breakaway will be christened in May by a set of New York icons. No, not celebrities or intellectuals, the ship is going to be christened by the Rockettes.
The Rockettes are Radio City Musical Hall’s troupe of high-kicking dancers. This famous group of women have been a staple at Radio City since 1932. They have also become a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, where they have performed every year since 1957. [Read more →]
October 11, 2012 2 Comments
By Austin Gambino, The Cruise Web, Inc.
Norwegian Cruise Lines introduced another innovative feature for their next ship, the Norwegian Breakaway. This time the announcement was very colorful… literally. The new ship will feature signature hull artwork by Peter Max, one of America’s most acclaimed living artists, who is renowned and respected across the US for his bright and bold paintings. [Read more →]
September 6, 2012 No Comments
If you’ve been on a Norwegian cruise to the Bahamas or the Caribbean, you have probably stopped for a day at Great Stirrup Cay, the cruise line’s private island. While there you can soak up the sun on the beach, swim in crystal clear water and of course enjoy some tasty barbecue. It’s truly a blissful experience, but now the experience can be even more luxurious with the island’s new cabanas. [Read more →]
June 14, 2012 No Comments
Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.
Not since “The Love Boat” have cruise ships gotten so much screen time. Lifetime Network will be premiering a new dating reality series, “Love for Sail,” which takes place on three of Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships. The show will premiere on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 10 pm ET/PT.
In each episode of “Love for Sail,” four women looking for love will board a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, either Epic, Pearl or Star and set sail to exotic locations surrounded by a group of equally-eager single men ready to embark on what they hope to be the voyage of their lives.
“We are thrilled to work with Lifetime … on a unique series that showcases the many aspects of cruising from lavish suites and incredible dining options to innovative on board activities and exciting shore excursions,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “There is such romance in being at sea; this show will do a great job of showcasing that and sharing the stories of these guests who may find the love of their life aboard.” [Read more →]
March 28, 2012 No Comments