Norwegian Cruise Line Plans Construction of Four Next Generation Ships

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The next generation of extraordinary ships aimed at optimizing fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment will be introduced by Norwegian Cruise Line in the next 5 years. The cruise line has reached an agreement with Fincantieri to construct four 140,000 gross ton ships schedule for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 with an option to include two additional ships in 2026 and 2027.

Norwegian Breakaway - exterior

According to the president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.,
“this new class of ships will continue Norwegian Cruise Line’s legacy of introducing meaningful innovation to the cruise industry.” Much freedom and flexibility, together with innovative designs, will distinguish these 3,300-guest-capacity vessels from all others, as the cruise line builds upon the success of Breakaway-Plus Class ships. These energy efficient ships are currently priced at €800 million per ship.

Stay tuned for details on the ships’ many innovative guest-facing and first-at-sea features which will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, check out other recent ship builds from Norwegian Cruise Line.

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February 21, 2017   No Comments

New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2017

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

2017 is fast approaching, and with it comes a host of new cruise ships! From large, family-friendly contemporary ships to smaller luxury vessels, 2017 will introduce something new for every type of cruise traveler. Continue below to learn more about the new cruise ships debuting in 2017:

Viking Sky & Viking Sun (Viking Ocean Cruises)
Maiden Voyages: February 25, 2017 for Viking Sky; November 17, 2017 for Viking Sun
Passenger Capacity: 930

Viking Sky - Courtesy of Viking Cruises

Viking Oceans will debut two new ships in 2017, Viking Sky and Viking Sun, both sister ships to the already sailing Viking Star and Viking Sea. Each of these luxurious new ships embodies the heart of Viking Cruises’ philosophy of providing personalized and immersive small-ship travel experiences.

Every stateroom features a private balcony to take in the sights and sounds of each unique destination. And while guests are free to keep to themselves and enjoy their own personal sanctuary, we encourage passengers to explore the ship and experience the elegant public spaces, including the Explorers’ Lounge, Sun Deck and Theater.

Key Features:

The Spa: Reinvigorate your mind, body and soul at Viking Ocean’s Nordic-inspired onboard spa. The Spa features a snow grotto where snow actually falls from the ceiling, a soothing sauna, thalassotherapy pool, hot tub, plunge pool and heated ceramic lounge chairs.

Infinity Pool: Enjoy incredible views from the ledge of the onboard infinity pool, or retreat indoors to cool off in the shade with an icy beverage.

Wintergarden: Relax in the airy Wintergarden with the perfect cup of tea while partaking in engaging conversation with fellow travelers.

When the Viking Sky debuts in February 2017, she’ll be sailing a variety of European itineraries. The Viking Sun will debut in November 2017 out of Miami, Florida. Both the Viking Sky and Viking Sun are now available to book; contact one of our experienced consultants at 1-800-377-9383 to experience Viking Oceans’ newest ships.


 

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December 20, 2016   4 Comments

Infographic: Inside Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Embark on a virtual tour of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, with the latest infographic from The Cruise Web. Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas, now the largest cruise ship in the world, features an AquaTheater, ice rink, Bionic Bar, escape room, two FlowRider surf simulators, the tallest water slides at sea and more. Plus, with VOOM – the fastest internet at sea – so you can share it all with friends back home!

Harmony of the Seas is currently cruising the Mediterranean through October 2016, and then she crosses the Atlantic to sail the Caribbean from November 2016 through April 2018.

Explore the BRAND NEW Harmony of the Seas in our latest infographic:

Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Infographic

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What do you find most exciting about the Harmony of the Seas?

 

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June 27, 2016   2 Comments

Infographic: Tour the NEW Carnival Vista Cruise Ship

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

On May 1st, Carnival Cruise Lines will premier the line’s newest ship, Carnival Vista. This incredible ship will feature something for everyone, including new stateroom categories, an expansive SportSquare, onboard brewpub, IMAX Theatre and more.

The Carnival Vista will embark on a series of Mediterranean sailings from May through October 2016, and then she’ll make her way across the Atlantic for her stateside debut in November. Following two departures from New York, Carnival Vista will sail down to sunny Florida for a full season of Caribbean fun.

Explore the BRAND NEW Carnival Vista in our latest infographic:

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April 19, 2016   14 Comments

Infographic: Meet Holland America’s New Ship, ms Koningsdam

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Next month, Holland America Line will debut the ms Koningsdam, a spectacular debut for the line’s new Pinnacle Class of premium ships. The 2,650-guest Koningsdam will feature a variety of new amenities, entertainment venues and specialty dining options, many of which are highlighted in our new infographic below. The ms Koningsdam will begin her sailing career with a variety of European voyages departing from either Rome or Amsterdam, before moving to the Caribbean for the winter.

Learn all about these features in our latest infographic for Holland America’s ms Koningsdam:

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Which of the Koningsdam’s features most interests you?

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March 23, 2016   2 Comments

Behind the Scenes of Carnival’s Next Ship: A High-Tech Floating City

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Lines recently shared the latest in their “Behind the Scenes” video series for the upcoming Carnival Vista, which will debut in May 2016. This episode highlights some of the unique design elements that will help the Carnival Vista standout from other contemporary cruise ships.

 

The Carnival Vista will debut on May 1, 2016 and now available to book. For help planning your cruise aboard the innovative Carnival Vista, please call 1-800-377-9383 or request more information online.

 

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February 11, 2016   4 Comments

Behind-the-Scenes Video of Carnival Vista’s IMAX Theater

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Lines recently revealed the latest video in their series of “Behind the Scenes” tours of the upcoming Carnival Vista, which will debut in May 2016. This episode spotlights the Carnival Vista’s IMAX Theater – a first for any cruise ship! See how the breathtaking three-story screen winds up inside the innovative cruise ship’s Carnival Multiplex.

 

The Carnival Vista will debut May 1, 2016 and immediately become Carnival Cruise Lines‘ biggest, most activity-filled ship to date. For help planning your cruise aboard the innovative Carnival Vista, please call 1-800-377-9383 or request more information online.

 

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January 18, 2016   No Comments

New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2016

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Surprise, surprise – cruise lines are introducing even more cruise ships in 2016! Among the new ships debuting next year you’ll find everything from intimate luxury vessels to action-packed resorts at sea. Continue below to preview six of the most hotly anticipated new cruise ships for 2016, in order of their inaugural dates:

Viking Sea (Viking Ocean Cruises)
Inaugural Cruise: April 3, 2016
Passenger Capacity: 930

Viking Sea Infinity PoolBuilding upon the success of the Viking Star, Viking Oceans Cruises will debut the equally stunning Viking Sea in the spring of 2016. This state-of-the-art ship will merge the amenities and comforts of ocean-cruising with Viking’s award-winning destination-driven river cruising experience.

From the moment you step into the Atrium, you’ll be able to tell that there’s something special about the Viking Sea. Relax on deck with the perfect book, chosen from the Viking Sea’s extensive onboard selection, or head inside for a calming spa treatment and cup of tea. When you’re hungry, you’ll enjoy fresh cuisine prepared with local ingredients, with the option to dine al fresco at the Aquavit Terrace.

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September 23, 2015   2 Comments

A Year of New Ships

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

As you travel to different port cities over the next year or two, you might start noticing a few unfamiliar faces docked in the harbors. Don’t worry, you’re probably not alone! At the rate that cruise lines are building new ships, it’s a real challenge to keep up with the latest and greatest arrivals at sea. The trend continues in 2015, as cruise lines will continue to expand their fleets by building even more innovative cruise ships.

Continue below for a guide to some of the most highly anticipated new cruise ships on the horizon, all of which are now available to book!

 

Anthem of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
Christening Date: April 2015
Passenger Capacity: 4,180

Anthem of the Seas with North Star - Courtesy of Royal CaribbeanRoyal Caribbean’s latest ship, Anthem of the Seas, makes her grand debut in about two months, and we couldn’t be more excited. She’ll feature many of the high-tech industry firsts that appeared on her sister ship, Quantum of the Seas, in 2014. Some of the revolutionary highlights include a bar operated by robots, a skydiving simulator, “virtual balcony” staterooms, food trucks (at sea!) and mesmerizing video shows, among others.

The Anthem of the Seas’ will also feature many of Royal Caribbean’s typical crowd-pleasing activities and public spaces, including a 30-foot rock climbing wall, FlowRider surfing simulator and H20 Zone water park. The Anthem of the Seas will also continue Royal Caribbean’s long standing tradition of booking top-tier live entertainment with the We Will Rock You musical tribute to Queen.

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February 18, 2015   3 Comments

First Impressions of the NEW Quantum of the Seas

By Rosalind Smith, The Cruise Web, Inc.

Quantum of the Seas - Courtesy of Royal CaribbeanI recently had the privilege to sail aboard the Quantum of the Seas’ pre-inaugural voyage along with Royal Caribbean’s most loyal passengers, executives, travel industry professionals and the media. It was a joy to witness the christening ceremony of the Quantum of the Seas by her Godmother, Kristin Chenoweth. After a live performance exclusively for us, Ms. Chenoweth began the traditional ceremony with a blessing for the ship, her passengers and crew. She put the smart ship’s improved internet service to the test and with a simple touch of the tablet released the elegantly suspended champagne bottle to smash precisely over the vessel’s name.

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December 10, 2014   4 Comments