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Holland America Line Now Sailing to Cuba

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Holland America Line has joined Carnival Corporation’s expanding fleet of Cuban-inspired sailings as demand for a premium cruise experience to Cuba grows. Starting December 22, 2017, ms Veendam will set sail to Cuba on a 12-day voyage with itineraries featuring Havana, the capital city of Cuba, and Cienfuegos, where a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad is a must! In addition to these sailings, Holland America Line will include 7-day and 11-day cruises with the latter sailing in March 17, 2018.

Cuba

As you seek new destinations to explore, Cuba will present meaningful discoveries and a wide array of adventures for unforgettable cultural exchanges and destination immersion excursions. Depending on the departure day, other ports of calls such as Amber Cove, Belize City, Costa Maya, Georgetown, Grand Turk, Key West and Montego Bay will be featured on the itinerary.

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May 31, 2017   No Comments

‘Norwegian Bliss’ Keel Laying Ceremony in Meyer Werft

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Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s President and CEO, celebrated the start of construction of Norwegian Bliss with a traditional “lucky coin” keel laying ceremony. This involved setting one of the keel blocks of the 167,800 gross-ton vessel into the covered building hall – marking a major milestone in the Norwegian Bliss’ construction. Together with Tim Meyer, Managing Director of MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany, the cruise line is set to build its most innovative ship to date.

Norwegian Bliss - keel laying

Due for delivery in April 2018, Norwegian Bliss will be the cruise line’s sixteenth ship, third ship in the fleet’s Breakaway-Plus class, and first cruise ship custom built for an ultimate Alaska cruise experience. Her inaugural summer 2018 season will feature calls in Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia for a 7-day Alaska cruise. Beginning November 2018, her 7-day Eastern Caribbean sailings will include stops in St. Thomas, Tortola, Nassau and Miami.

Check back with The Cruise Web for more updates on the ship’s christening, additional itinerary and features/amenities. For help planning a cruise aboard Norwegian Bliss, call our expert consultants today at 1-800-377-9383.

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May 24, 2017   No Comments

Infographic: Inside Look at Uniworld’s New Ship, S.S. Joie de Vivre

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Experience the ‘Joy of Living’ on a virtual tour of Uniworld’s new S.S. Joie de Vivre river ship with The Cruise Web’s latest infographic! Designed specifically for sailing France’s Seine River, S.S. Joie de Vivre is the most luxurious river ship to sail directly into Paris – and actually dock within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower. Everything about this incredible new ship reflects the best of France – from the Parisian decor and L’Occitane bath and body products to the fresh French cuisine and local wines.

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Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre will sail along the Seine River between Paris and Caudebec-en-Caux, highlighting the history, art, culture and flavors of France. The 8-day Paris & Normandy itinerary includes quaint cities, rustic villages and the striking beaches of Normandy, and the 8-day Parisian Royal Holiday offers a different perspective of the region against a backdrop of twinkling lights in celebration of the Christmas season. Plus, Uniworld’s French immersion goes beyond the riverside scenery and daily tours, as the S.S. Joie de Vivre herself is designed to represent the beauty and rich history of France.

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May 23, 2017   No Comments

NEW SHIP ALERT: Viking River Cruises’ Viking Ra to Sail the Nile River

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Viking River Cruises, the “thinking person’s cruise”, is back again with yet another intimate sailing experience on the Nile River aboard Viking Ra, the newest addition to its fleet. This recently acquired vessel undergoing complete renovation will provide a culturally rich experience with a 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary in one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, Egypt.

The all-suite Viking Ra follows a clean and elegant Scandinavian design, a staple of Viking River Cruises, with an infusion of traditional geometric Arabic patterns and terrazzo floors. Named in honor of the Egyptian sun god Ra, and the papyrus-reed boats (Ra and Ra II) of the great Norwegian explorer ,Thor Heyerdahl, Viking Ra is designed to sail beyond imagination into the world of the unknown.

Viking River Cruises - Egypt

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May 11, 2017   No Comments

Wellness Excursions NOW Available on Regent’s ‘Seven Seas Voyager’

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The NEW Seven Seas Wellness shore and spa pairings available on Regent Seven Seas Cruises is a refreshing, low-impact holistic wellness program designed to “enhance your worldly perspective, renew your spirit, clear your mind and recharge your body.” Starting Summer 2017 with Mediterranean voyages to 10 destinations, the beauty and heritage of Europe will be felt in unprecedented ways as you bask in the glow of healthy living and mindfulness.

Seven Seas Voyager

Choose among 11 Seven Seas Wellness excursions in each port-of-call and one of five rejuvenating treatments in Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard. Below are the activities offered in several destinations on Seven Seas Voyager:

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May 10, 2017   No Comments

Holland America Line Announces New Ship, ms Nieuw Statendam

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Get excited for Holland America Line’s newest Pinnacle-class ship ms Nieuw Statendam. This sister ship to ms Koningsdam will debut on December 5, 2018 with a 14–day transatlantic inaugural sailing from Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. With ms Nieuw Statendam’s classic style, well-curated itineraries and interesting onboard and off-shore experiences, the best of each region will be showcased. Her 7-day Caribbean itineraries with select 4 and 10 day options for 2018–2019 winter season will also feature roundtrip cruises from Ft. Lauderdale.

Holland America Line - ms Koningsdam

ms Koningsdam – Sister ship to ms Nieuw Statendam

Booking starts May 17, 2017! Be sure to give us a call at 1-800-377-9383 to reserve your spot on this spectacular new vessel.

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May 10, 2017   No Comments

19-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Named Godmother of Celebrity Edge

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Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient, U.N. Messenger of Peace and powerful voice of hope for girl-child education across the world has been named ‘Godmother of Celebrity Edge’. This prestigious lifetime honor recognizes Malala’s global mission in championing the right to education for all girls. With a commitment to diversity, inclusion and gender equality, Celebrity Cruises has announced this two-year partnership with Malala Fund to further the course of making “education a great equalizer, providing opportunities to people who need it most.”

Celebrity Edge - Stateroom

Celebrity Edge, the newest ship in Celebrity’s revolutionary fleet features extraordinary amenities, modern luxury comforts, top-of-the-line cruise accommodations and a destination within a destination. Malala’s significant role in bestowing good luck over an extraordinary seagoing vessel like Celebrity Edge during the christening ceremony is meant to provide inspiration to guests onboard.

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May 5, 2017   No Comments

Dr. Seuss WaterWorks Park to Be Featured on Carnival Horizon

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Carnival Cruise Line is bringing yet another family-friendly play space aboard its second Vista-class ship, Carnival Horizon! Drawing inspiration from the widely-acclaimed author, cartoonist and animator, Dr. Seuss, the new theme park would be open to both children and the young at heart for a ‘splash-tastic’ time.

Carnival Horizon- Dr. Suess Waterpark

Sailing on April 2, 2018, Carnival Horizon would feature larger-than-life images of famous characters from the popular children’s book throughout its anticipated Dr. Seuss WaterWorks Park.  The theme park slides will include:

Cat in the Hat: Enjoy heart-racing twists and turns on a raft down a 450-feet slide. The red and white color pattern is drawn from ‘The Cat’s’ famous red and white hat.

Fun Things Slide: It takes thrill-seekers down 213 feet of exhilarating fun. Named after the mischievous duo ‘Thing 1’ and ‘Thing 2’, the slide features whimsical polka dots and interesting lighting.

There is also a 150-gallon water tipping bucket shaped like ‘The Cat’s’ hat and a splash zone with dozens of water spray toys. Expect to also see Dr. Seuss Bookville, SkyRide, the IMAX Theatre, Havana staterooms and Family Harbor cabins on Carnival Horizon. 

Carnival Horizon-exterior

Contact The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to book your spring 2018 getaway with one of the world’s most exciting cruise lines!

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May 5, 2017   No Comments

Norwegian Bliss to Feature “Jersey Boys” and MORE in Entertainment Line-Up

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Beginning next summer, Norwegian Cruise Line will feature Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys on Norwegian Bliss. As one of the longest running shows in Broadway history with 11 record-breaking years, Jersey Boys will hit the high seas for its first production at sea as Norwegian Bliss sails to Alaska and then the Caribbean starting June 2018.

"Jersey Boys" on Norwegian Bliss

As the first cruise line to feature branded entertainment in 2010 aboard Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line is bringing dazzling displays to life in the Bliss Theater aboard its sixteenth ship, Norwegian Bliss. Starting with the 2006 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, Jersey Boys, together with the new Alibi comedy club, nightlife venue, a new theatrical cocktail hour experience and a rendition of the legendary Beatles’ Cavern Club venue, the cruise line will work to perfect its outstanding musical sounds while creating new and original shows directed, choreographed and styled by the likes of Warren Carlyle, Isabel Toledo and Ruben Toledo.

Jersey Boys “goes behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and follows four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom.” It also features all of their hits including:

  • Sherry
  • Big Girls Don’t Cry
  • Oh What A Night
  • Walk Like A Man
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Working My Way Back To You

The Cuban-inspired Broadway-style musical created by Warren Carlyle will be produced specifically for Norwegian Bliss and will feature costumes by famed Cuban-American fashion icon, Isabel Toledo. The show’s art and scenic designs will be handled by Cuban-American artist, Ruben Toledo.

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May 3, 2017   No Comments

American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards Join Norwegian Cruise Line

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This summer, Norwegian Cruise Line is expanding its stationed pool monitors with the addition of lifeguards trained and certified by the American Red Cross to provide lifesaving rescue measures for all guests, especially younger ones.

Starting with the four largest ships – Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic – the uniformed lifeguards will monitor the family pools during scheduled pool hours and complimentary swim vests will be available on the ship’s pool deck during daytime hours.

Norwegian Cruise Line - Pool

The remainder of Norwegian’s fleet will receive this service beginning early 2018. Please note: Adult supervision is required at all times for the utmost safety of all children onboard.

Contact our cruise specialists today on 1-800-377-9383 to book your next family vacation with Norwegian Cruise Line.

Norwegian Getaway

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April 21, 2017   No Comments