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

‘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 Getaway Will Head to Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Getaway Upper DeckNorwegian Cruise Line is excited to announce that they will be sending the Norwegian Getaway, one of the most state-of-the-art ships in their fleet, to Brazil in 2016 to house athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Availability on the Getaway shows a gap between July and September of 2016, allowing her to remain free for her special honor in Rio. This type of honor is nothing new for this amazing ship – she also proudly served as the Bud Light Hotel during 2014’s Super Bowl in New York.

To learn more about Norwegian Cruise Line, call one of our experts today at 1-800-377-9383.

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January 20, 2015   32 Comments

Cruising with Cancer: One Couple’s Story of Restarts and Refills

By Kim Gantt, Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web, Inc.

Kim and Dave in Nassau, BahamasThis past March my husband and I got a chance to escape the stress of our lives with a sailing on the brand new Norwegian Getaway. We weren’t sure we were going to make it, as just two weeks earlier my husband Dave was in the hospital.

But Dave spending time in the hospital is, unfortunately, not a surprising event anymore. You see, my husband is fighting brain cancer. He is one of only three people in the whole country who has survived more than six years with his certain type of tumor.

He is currently on steroids and taking an oral form of chemotherapy. Less than a year ago he was in a medically induced coma to “restart” his brain. He was suffering from seizures and couldn’t walk or eat without help.

This cruise was the break we needed. It allowed us to refill our tanks with energy. [Read more →]

April 17, 2014   No Comments

We Went On a (Norwegian) Getaway!

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

Howl at the MoonWhile our getaway wasn’t very long, we got a true taste of what you can expect when you cruise on the brand new Norwegian Getaway, which is now sailing to the Caribbean weekly from Miami. Despite it being freezing in New York during our cruise (and actually seeing snow fall from our balconies), this ship is certainly hot.

We surveyed our team to find out what their favorite part of this jam-packed ship was. Keep reading to find out what will appeal to you on a Norwegian Getaway cruise.

Alex V.
My favorite part of the Norwegian Getaway was the ropes course during the day. The ropes course is the largest one at sea and is part of the 3-story sports complex which also has miniature golf, a rock climbing wall and a bungee trampoline. At night, the Howl at the Moon dueling piano bar was my favorite spot. [Read more →]

February 18, 2014   1 Comment

Getting Inside the Getaway

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

A rendering of the Getaway. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line. 2014’s first new cruise ship is preparing for her debut as we speak. The Norwegian Getaway has already sailed over from Europe, where she was built, and is now off the shores of New York City, where she will serve as hotel for Superbowl fans.

Then she’ll make her way to sunny and warm Miami where she is the largest ship to call Miami home. In the past, cruise lines have made sister ships almost exact replica’s of one another, but Norwegian is breaking that mold with the Getaway who will have her own personality and set of unique features. [Read more →]

January 26, 2014   No Comments

Looking Forward to the Getaway

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

A rendering of the Getaway. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line. Sure you’ve heard about the Norwegian Breakaway, but have you met her sister, the Norwegian Getaway?

She is the Miami version of the Norwegian Breakaway. Miami plays a key role in her features, like her hull which is designed with images of the sun and sea. She also tips her hat to Miami’s moniker as the Magic City with the brand-new Illusionarium, a dinner theater space with an incredible video screen on the domed ceiling. There is a mojito bar and menu items featuring those Cuban flavors that are popular in Southern Florida.

To make sure everything is as promised, members of our Cruise Web team are taking a two-night cruise at the end of January to do some investigating. While onboard, each of our team members will be attending courses while eating, drinking, dancing and relaxing just like you will when you are onboard, and they’ll let us know what they think of the entire experience when they get back.

In the meantime, find out what they are most excited to explore on the Norwegian Getaway! [Read more →]

January 17, 2014   No Comments

Norwegian Getaway is for Wine Lovers

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Wine Lovers The Musical. Image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.Wine lovers rejoice because the Norwegian Getaway is having a musical performance with six wine tastings included. The show, called Wine Lovers The Musical, tells the story of two people at a wine class who fall in love. As the actors taste, so will the audience.

The show has received rave reviews after being preformed in both New York City and New Orleans. The show’s Director, Holly-Anne Ruggiero, is well-known in the theater world for directing Jersey Boys and 700 Sundays, Billy Crystal’s one-man show. [Read more →]

January 16, 2014   No Comments

Getaway Gets First GRAMMY Winner

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Nestor Torres. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line. One of the best new partnerships at sea is the one between Norwegian Cruise Line and the GRAMMYs. Norwegian’s newest ship, The Getaway, which will make her debut at the end of the month, features a music venue onboard where GRAMMY winners and nominees will perform. This space also serves as a museum with memorabilia from famous musicians from rock, pop, country, rap and more.

The first GRAMMY winner to perform on the ship will be Nestor Torres. Torres is a flautist who worked on 14-albums and won his GRAMMY at the 2nd annual Latin GRAMMY awards back in 2001. His win came for his album titled This Side of Paradise. Torres was born in Puerto Rico and moved to New York City to study at the Mannes School of Music and then to Boston to study at the New England Conservatory. [Read more →]

January 13, 2014   No Comments

New Ships for 2014

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

A rendering of the Norwegian Getaway. Rendering courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line. Wow, 2013 was a big year for new cruise ships. There was the debut of Norwegian’s Breakaway in New York City. HRH the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) christened the Royal Princess – Princess’ first new ship in almost a decade – and Viking River Cruises broke a Guinness record by christening 10 ships. Those were only the highlights, but 2014 looks like it might be just as exciting as 2013.

The first ship to make its debut will be the Norwegian Getaway. This is the sister ship to the Norwegian Breakaway, and while she will be similar to her sister in size and shape, the Getaway will have a personality all her own. For starters, the Getaway will be based out of Miami and will feature some of this beach city’s key aspects. She’ll have a lot of Latin flavor at the Flamingo Bar & Grill and the Sugarcane Mojito Bar, and music is all over this ship with the GRAMMY experience, where you’ll see live performances and memorabilia from your favorite rock stars. The ship will feature the first production of the musical  Legally Blonde at sea, and it will also have an incredible magic show at the Illusionarium with its domed video screen. [Read more →]

January 6, 2014   No Comments