Not long ago, cruising to Cuba was impossible. Now, Cuban cruise tourism is flourishing and travelers can now sail to Cuba on a weekly basis! Thanks to Norwegian Cruise Line, the culturally-rich destination of Cuba will be open for 4-day roundtrip weekly sailings from Miami starting June 2017 through December 2017 aboard Norwegian Sky.
These 25 sailings, together with the 5 previously announced cruises departing in May 2017, will feature an overnight in Cuba’s capital city of Havana. Here, several historical gems such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site popularly known as Old Havana will usher in warm and friendly guest-to-resident exchanges, incredible art and a colorful music scene. Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, will also be on the itinerary. Its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, lushly landscaped beachside cabanas and several watersport activities all make for a wonderful Caribbean paradise.
February 14, 2017 2 Comments
On Monday, January 30th, The Cruise Web celebrated the 10-year employment anniversary for Beth Thompson, Assistant Manager of Sales Support and Administrative Services at The Cruise Web. Over the course of her ten years at The Cruise Web, Beth has worn many hats and tackled all sorts of challenges, always with an infectiously positive attitude. Plus, she plays a huge role in training our cruise consultants, calling on her extensive sales and cruise travel experience. To celebrate Beth’s 10 years at The Cruise Web, the office threw her a surprise taco party!
Beth, working with you is always a pleasure. Thank you for 10 outstanding years, and here’s to many more!
February 3, 2017 No Comments
Let your kids’ imaginations run wild on your next family vacation with Princess Cruises! As the cruise line gears up for total expansion of its ‘Discovery at Sea’ partnership with new program implementation, new center designs and age-specific design elements, young Princess cruisers will explore, learn, play and create unforgettable memories on their cruise getaway.
February 2, 2017 No Comments
Since 1922, Cunard’s Queen Victoria has curated unique and innovative voyages that have over the years become a staple of the cruise line. During her 94 years on the high seas, she has provided many ‘firsts’ in the cruise industry. It’s now time to add one more! On January 25th – during her maiden voyage through the dark Rio Negro and pale Amazon River in Manaus, Brazil – Cunard’s Queen Victoria became the largest passenger ship to sail the Amazon River.
February 1, 2017 No Comments
Explore Carnival Cruise Line’s next ship, Carnival Horizon, in our latest infographic (click to expand):
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Carnival Horizon went on sale Tuesday, January 24, 2017. In April of 2018, Carnival Horizon will embark on her inaugural cruise from Barcelona, Spain. In late May of 2018, after a few more European sailings, she’ll cross the Atlantic to New York City – her home for the summer while sailing a season of 8-day Eastern Caribbean voyages. At the end of September, Carnival Horizon will move to Miami for year-round 6- and 8-day Caribbean cruises.
For more information regarding Carnival Horizon, contact The Cruise Web’s expert consultants today at 1-800-377-9383.
January 24, 2017 6 Comments
The Cruise Web was recently honored as MSC Cruises’ Northeast Account of the Year as part of the line’s 4th Annual MSC True Partnerships’ Awards.
The 2016 MSC True Partnerships Awards were presented to MSC Cruises’ top performing North American travel partners for the year based on overall business growth, as well as continuous partnership support and innovative marketing efforts driving increased consumer awareness.
Roberto Fusaro, president of MSC Cruises USA, stated, “We are thrilled to recognize our leading travel partners who have gone above and beyond in their efforts in selling and raising awareness about MSC Cruises and congratulate all of them on their hard work.”
The Cruise Web is proud to celebrate this honor with MSC Cruises, and looks forward to our continued success.
To learn more about MSC Cruises, contact the our friendly cruise experts today at 1-800-377-9383.
January 24, 2017 No Comments
Norwegian Bliss, the third ship in Norwegian’s Breakaway-Plus class, will be heading to Miami on November 17, 2018, following her Alaska cruising season in summer 2018! Setting sail from the Cruise Capital of the World (PortMiami) for a seven-day Eastern Caribbean itinerary seems like a brilliant move for a well sought-after winter destination. Departing every Saturday, this cruise will call in ports like St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.
The Haven – Observation Lounge
Even better, Norwegian Bliss will feature an incredible 180 degree Observation Lounge spanning a remarkable 20,000 square ft. on deck 15. This gem has everything from plush modern seating and floor-to-ceiling windows to a 360-degree polished aluminum and quartz-topped central bar – an ideal spot for incredible sunset views and amazing panorama. A second observation lounge will be conveniently located in the exclusive key-card access three-story enclave known as ‘The Haven’. With 80 ultra-luxurious accommodations, a private restaurant and priority reservation, a dedicated mixologist, outdoor terrace, courtyard area, butler and private concierge, The Haven may very well be the crown jewel of Norwegian Bliss.
The Haven Bar
January 17, 2017 No Comments
Seabourn Encore was christened by Sarah Brightman, the ship’s godmother, on January 7, 2017 in Singapore. With this much-anticipated debut of the 600-passenger Seabourn Encore, ultra-luxury cruising was once again redefined. To showcase the luxurious touches that set Seabourn Encore apart from other luxury ships, we created an infographic highlighting her best features.
Explore Seabourn Cruise Line’s newest ship in our latest infographic (click to expand):
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Seabourn Encore debuted earlier this month and is quickly selling out. She is currently sailing a variety of voyages in Australia, Asia and the Middle East, and in April 2017 she will reposition to the Mediterranean for the summer.
To experience the Seabourn Encore – or the rest of Seabourn Cruise Line’s ultra-luxury fleet – contact The Cruise Web’s expert consultants today at 1-800-377-9383.
January 11, 2017 No Comments
Princess Cruises is elevating the guest experience onboard with the introduction of a new level of cruise personalization with a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the One Cruise Experience Access Network (O.C.E.A.N.). This device, worn as a pendant on a wristband or placed in a pocket, has no discernible technology, no menu to navigate, no on-and-off switch and no charging. Yet, it promises to be a perfect enhancement to guest experiences in unprecedented ways. Join us in welcoming the Ocean Medallion Class!
As the first Carnival Corporation brand to feature the Ocean Medallion Class, Princess Cruises has raised the bar to unbelievable heights in the cruise industry – and this may very well be the missing piece vacationers have been yearning for. Imagine spending time doing what you actually love to do on a cruise, instead of learning to love what has already been curated. This is what Princess Cruises hopes to achieve with its latest technology.
January 11, 2017 7 Comments
A very important precedent has been established in the cruise industry by Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection as it aims to attract millennials and Gen Xers – younger travelers in their 20s, 30s and 40s – with its ‘U by Uniworld’ brand. This innovative venture is poised to deliver more immersive and experiential itineraries, fewer inclusions and longer stays in each destination. With its contemporary feel aboard elegant vessels, luxury décor and white glove butler service, expect the same superb quality of authenticity and personalization in a more vibrant atmosphere.
Everything from cocktail mixologists, international DJs, communal tables for dining and new culinary programs will be introduced on board the 116-passenger sister ships, River Baroness and River Ambassador. These ships will be renovated and dedicated to the new ‘U by Uniworld’ brand in the upcoming year. While onshore, guests will connect with locals, dine and drink at bars, and party throughout the night with carefully curated excursions and adventures. Pricing for ‘U by Uniworld’ is expected to be lower than the cruise line’s main brand.
December 27, 2016 No Comments