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

Cruise Trend: Cruise Lines with Solo Cabins

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Studio Cabin on the Norwegian BreakawayTravelers are no longer being tied down by the need to have a travel companion.There are many reasons why a person may not have a travel partner, least of which is the fact that sometimes traveling on your own is the easiest and best experience. Just think, you’ve got no one to argue with about where to go and no one slowing you down or rushing you on to the next attraction.

For those who travel on their own, cruising may seem unfair or like a bad option at first. Many are turned off by the single supplement fare where they have to be booked into a room meant for two and pay a fee for their non-existent guest.

So here is a list of cruise lines that have cabins specifically designed for solo travelers, meaning no supplement is charged. [Read more →]

June 27, 2014   5 Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Continues to Innovate

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Rendering of the Waterfront - Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise LineInnovation is the name of the game when it comes to cruising, and nowhere is it more present than on Norwegian Cruise Line. This contemporary cruise line has been innovating for years and with each new update they make all in the industry sit up and take note. Next month they will debut their brand new 4,000 passenger Breakaway and you can expect nothing less than an exciting ship with enviable features.

Here is an overview of how Norwegian Cruise Line has innovated in the past, and what to look forward to on their latest ship, the Breakaway.

Norwegian Cruise Line championed the idea of “freestyle” cruising allowing passengers to choose from a wide selection of specialty restaurants, the buffet or formal dining room. With freestyle dining, passengers were no longer tied to an assigned dining time or the same tablemates.

On the Breakaway, Norwegian is opening up their restaurants to the ocean. The ship will feature The Waterfront, which is a quarter mile long boardwalk where the specialty restaurants onboard will offer al fresco dining. [Read more →]

April 12, 2013   No Comments

Short Getaways Cater to a Busy Life

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Amusement Park RideI remember when I was a kid and it was almost standard practice that, come summertime, everyone in my family would pack their things and we would all take a week long vacation somewhere nice. One such vacation was a trip to Disney World. We spent a whole week at the theme park doing all the things that you look forward to doing. I got to eat park food (yum!), ride park rides and meet the Disney characters, but only one thing was really important to me, and that was meeting Mickey Mouse.  My dad recently told a story at a family dinner, at my expense, that I had never heard before.  He said that before the trip he had cautioned me that “Mickey does not like little boys who wet the bed. You don’t want to make Mickey sad do you?” [Read more →]

July 18, 2012   3 Comments

New TV Show Finds Love on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Ships

Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Not since “The Love Boat” have cruise ships gotten so much screen time. Lifetime Network will be premiering a new dating reality series, “Love for Sail,” which takes place on three of Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships. The show will premiere on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 10 pm ET/PT.

In each episode of “Love for Sail,” four women looking for love will board a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, either Epic, Pearl or Star and set sail to exotic locations surrounded by a group of equally-eager single men ready to embark on what they hope to be the voyage of their lives.

“We are thrilled to work with Lifetime … on a unique series that showcases the many aspects of cruising from lavish suites and incredible dining options to innovative on board activities and exciting shore excursions,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “There is such romance in being at sea; this show will do a great job of showcasing that and sharing the stories of these guests who may find the love of their life aboard.” [Read more →]

March 28, 2012   No Comments

Norwegian Gem to Feature Nickelodeon Family Programming in 2012

Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Norwegian Cruise Line and Nickelodeon today announced the expansion of their exclusive partnership, extending the popular family entertainment and programming from two to three ships with the addition of Norwegian Gem, beginning in February 2012. Nickelodeon-themed family events, shows and activities were first introduced in April 2010 on Norwegian Jewel and in July 2010 on Norwegian Epic. [Read more →]

November 16, 2011   No Comments

NCL Unveils Balcony and Mini-Suite Designs For Next Generation Ships

Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Norwegian Cruise Line (“Norwegian”) unveiled the first look at its new balcony and mini-suite stateroom designs for Project Breakaway, the project name for the company’s two new next generation Freestyle Cruising ships scheduled for delivery in April 2013 and April 2014. Each of the 144,017 gross ton NCL Breakaway Ship Aerialvessels will have approximately 4,000 passenger berths. Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian’s chief executive officer, presented the designs to more than 1,000 travel partners during a conference in Las Vegas. [Read more →]

July 20, 2011   3 Comments

Three New “Legends In Concert” To Debut on Norwegian Epic

Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.

NCL EpicNorwegian Cruise Line announced that the next installment of Legends in Concert tribute artists will make their debut on Norwegian Epic on Saturday, January 22, 2011. The three Legends represent some of the world’s most famous entertainers Janet Jackson, Neil Diamond and Aretha Franklin. A staple on the Las Vegas’ center strip for over 25 years, Legends in Concert is known as the pioneer of live tribute shows and has assembled the greatest collection of live tribute artists and celebrity look-alikes in show business. [Read more →]

January 19, 2011   No Comments

Have the Slime of Your Life on Two Exclusive Nickelodeon All Access Cruises

Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Norwegian Cruise Line and Nickelodeon are offering the ultimate family cruise vacation with two Slime“Nickelodeon All Access Cruises” setting sail in 2011. These special Nickelodeon-themed cruises give guests access to seven days of slime-filled entertainment all day, every day aboard Norwegian Jewel, sailing from New York on February 20, 2011; and on the cruise line’s newest and most innovative ship, Norwegian Epic, sailing from Barcelona on July 24, 2011.

Norwegian and Nickelodeon have partnered to provide families with a once-in-a-lifetime cruise vacation that is all Nickelodeon, all week long. Exclusive Nickelodeon family programming featured on the two “Nickelodeon All Access” cruises includes: [Read more →]

August 24, 2010   No Comments

The Cruise Web Enjoys an EPIC Inaugural

NCL Epic - Spice H2OThe Cruise Web recently had the opportunity to send several employees onboard the Norwegian Epic to take part in the ship’s inaugural activities. We jumped on the opportunity as inaugural sailings are an exciting way for our employees to gain valuable first-hand experience with a new ship — Experience that we then have the opportunity to pass on to clients.

The first inaugural sailing took place on July 2 and left out of New York City. Comedian Jeff Garlin kicked off the commencement ceremony by introducing the ship and guiding attendees on a virtual tour of the ship’s various entertainment NCL Epic - Le Bistrooptions, including Blue Man Group, Legends in Concert and The Second City improv group. Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, took the stage next and welcomed guests with a warming commencement speech. Mr. Sheehan then introduced country music star Reba McEntire as Norwegian Epic’s godmother. Ms. McEntire shared her enjoyable experiences with the cruise line before offering the traditional blessing of the ship. Guests concluded the ship’s commencement ceremony by raising their glasses and toasting to a successful inaugural. [Read more →]

July 21, 2010   3 Comments