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.
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.
March 7, 2017 No Comments
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.
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.
February 21, 2017 No Comments
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
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
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 – 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 – 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.
October 17, 2016 6 Comments
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.
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!
October 5, 2016 No Comments
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.
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.
August 22, 2016 No Comments
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.
June 8, 2016 No Comments
WiFi connectivity at sea just got a whole lot better for guests sailing on Norwegian, Oceania and Regent ships starting July 2016. Experience lightning-fast WiFi powered by SpeedNet, as the ongoing efforts of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to enhance internet experience on all 23 ships prove the company’s commitment to excellence at sea.
The current bandwidth across its fleet will be quadrupled to deliver popular websites at speeds that imitate high-speed fiber optic networks. This will allow guests to stay in touch with family and friends back home, keep up with social media postings and access internet content of choice.
May 13, 2016 3 Comments
Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its new tropical destination sure to be the perfect gateway to the ecotourism and cultural adventures in the mainland of Belize. Harvest Caye, the outstanding Western Caribbean escape, is not only a departure point for various shore excursions featuring spectacular Mayan ruins and nature tours, but a destination in itself. The authentic and unique environment Belize harbors is hallmarked in the seven acre beach, interactive wildlife programs, lushly landscaped pool area and observation decks for nature enthusiasts on Norwegian Cruise Line’s private island.
Beyond the white sand and crystal clear waters of Harvest Caye’s pristine beach, Harvest Caye’s highlights include luxurious beach villas offering ultimate beach escape, a 15,000-square-foot pool with a swim-up bar, 15 canopy pool cabanas, a footbridge over a cascading waterfall, and a 130-foot Flighthouse built to bring you one step closer to the stunning views of the verdant hills. Some adrenaline-pumping activities you can look forward to include zip lining, free fall jumps, suspension bridges and fun rope courses. Plus, kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing will be available for less daring adventures.
March 17, 2016 2 Comments