Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2017/2018 Meet the Winemaker Cruises

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the lineup for the 2017/2018 Meet the Winemakers Cruises. The selected cruises aboard the Norwegian Escape and the Norwegian Dawn will give guests the opportunity to mingle with some of the leaders and legends in the wine-making industry. Events on the cruises include private dinners, wine tastings, meet and greets, and Q&A sessions. The Meet the Winemaker Cruise is a partnership with the Michael Mondavi family to celebrate the best in wine.  For any wine enthusiast, this is an event not to be missed.

Norwegian Cruise Line-Couple Drinking Wine

The Winemaker Dinner Series will be held at The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. The bar debuted in 2015 on the Norwegian Escape and offers patrons a curated wine list and the opportunity to participate in many interactive activities, including seminars, tastings, pairings, and workshops. The partnership expanded in 2016 when The Cellars opened on-board the Norwegian Dawn.

“Given the incredible reception of Michael Mondavi’s past visits aboard our ships, we are excited to expand upon this concept to provide our guests with the opportunity to get up close and personal with renowned experts with the wine-making industry,” said Mark Kansley, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for Norwegian Cruise Line. “As we strive to continually enhance our beverage program and on-board offerings, these partnerships represent our ongoing goal to serve as innovators in the cruising industry.”

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July 11, 2017   No Comments

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

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

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

Norwegian Cruise Line Expands ‘Cirque Dreams and Dinner’ Experience

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

This summer, Norwegian Cruise Line is expanding its theatrical dining experience with the introduction of three new-over-the-top shows: Cirque Dreams Epicurean, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy: The Broadway Hit, and Cirque Dreams and Steam.

Norwegian Epic - acrobatics

All three shows fall under the umbrella of ‘Cirque Dreams & Dinner’ which will be featured on Norwegian Getaway’s summer season in Europe. Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic will see a new and improved version of the dining format beginning March 5 and April 14 respectively. Get ready for all-new menus with gourmet dinner that will usher you into the mesmerizing world of spectacular acrobatics.

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March 7, 2017   No Comments

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

UPDATE: Norwegian Cruise Line Offers MORE Cruises to Cuba Through 2018

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Not long ago, cruising to Cuba was impossible. Now, Cuban cruise tourism is flourishing and travelers can 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 aboard Norwegian Sky.

Havana, Cuba

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.

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February 14, 2017   2 Comments

Plan a Winter Getaway with the NEW Norwegian Bliss

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

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.

Haven Obeservation Lounge (Bar)

The Haven Bar 

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January 17, 2017   No Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Norwegian Bliss, First Custom-Built Ship to Sail Alaska

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

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

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

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.

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October 17, 2016   6 Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Anniversary Campaign: Win a FREE Cruise as Norwegian Turns 50!

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Join Norwegian Cruise Line in celebrating its 50th year of sailing the high seas – from the azure blue waters of the Caribbean to the alluring vastness of the transatlantic and over 300 destinations worldwide. This golden milestone signifies the birth of a global cruise line that has since curated unforgettable experiences aboard its magnificent ships. From weddings and anniversaries to birthday celebrations and family getaways, Norwegian Cruise Line has proudly shared in these incredible moments with guests, travel professionals and partners.

Norwegian Gem

Leading with innovative and fun-filled cruise itineraries, Norwegian’s 14 purpose-built ships have showcased the true essence of cruise vacations in spectacular entertainment and onboard activities, quality dining, freestyle accommodations and engaging onshore excursions.

As a reward for your loyalty and dedication to the cruise line throughout the years, Norwegian is giving away a fantastic cruise offer to past guests willing to participate in #NorwegiansFirst50 Anniversary campaign. Simply upload your favorite photos and stories from past cruise(s) to NorwegiansFirst50.com to be featured in Norwegian Cruise Line’s living, growing tribute filled with 50 years of remarkable cruise service. Be sure to share those memories with friends and family on social media for a chance to win a FREE cruise!

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October 5, 2016   No Comments

‘Margaritaville at Sea’ Now Offered on Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Escape to the Margaritaville state of mind aboard Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway as Norwegian Cruise Line breaks down the boundaries of traditional cruising. Imagine the thrill of enjoying the laid back island lifestyle with signature items like “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Who’s to Blame Margarita” while docked at a picturesque port with unbelievable ocean views. Thanks to the expansion of the cruise line’s partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, this imagination will come to life this Fall with exceptional on-board experiences only known to Norwegian.

Margaritaville on Norwegian Escape

If you’ve ever cruised to the Caribbean, there’s no escaping this nostalgic island moment in one of the new ‘Margaritaville at Sea’ restaurants set to open on September 18, 2016. These upgraded eateries will replace Flamingo Grill on Norwegian Getaway, and former Uptown Grill on Norwegian Breakaway.

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August 22, 2016   No Comments

Norwegian’s ‘Great Stirrup Cay’ Undergoes Extensive Upgrades for 2017

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

As a part of Norwegian Cruise Line’s $400 million investment program in destination upgrades, Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas is undergoing major changes to enhance guest experiences in a unique atmosphere. Beginning January 2017, this 250-acre private island oasis, exclusively owned by Norwegian Cruise Line will feature some luxurious amenities, expanded dining options with large scale restaurants, new half mile ocean-side boardwalk and a private retreat area for utmost relaxation.

Norwegian’s famous LandShark Bar & Grill will offer a casual indoor/outdoor dining environment with unlimited drinks and great panoramic ocean views.  A new complimentary taco bar known as Abaco Taco will feature a “build your own” taco menu, while the center of the island acts as a shaded lounge area for relaxation in paradise. High-top seating at bars, family-style seating in restaurants and new resort-style decking in all dining and bar venues will increase seating capacity for all guests.

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June 8, 2016   No Comments