New High-Speed WiFi for Norwegian, Oceania and Regent

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

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.

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May 13, 2016   3 Comments

Oceania Cruises’ ‘Sirena’ Christened In Style

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Joining the world-renowned Oceania Cruises’ fleet with a star-studded christening ceremony in April 2016 was Oceania’s newest ship, Sirena. This elegant sister ship to Regatta, Insignia and Nautica has a 684-passenger capacity with distinguished Owner’s and Vista Suites that exude class and elegance.

Featuring some unique highlights of her own, Sirena embodies the most treasured elements of Oceania Cruises with a touch of modern chic designs suitable for progressive cruising. Everything from world-class musical productions, comedy shows and theatrical effects were carefully put in place to create long-lasting memories.

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May 13, 2016   No Comments

New Culinary Classes Available with Oceania Cruises

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

There are 20 new classes being offered onboard Oceania Cruises in their Culinary Center! With an abundance of guests seeking new educational experiences, the Culinary Center is introducing these new classes as part of its Gourmet Explorer Series. A special two-day culinary program that focuses on the legacy of Chef Jacques Pepin is one of the new classes. The new classes will showcase regional cuisine from Morocco, Peru, the Pacific Northwest and more to be learned onboard. The Oceania curriculum is designed to improve upon the skills of a home cook by focusing on the essential techniques for creating many different types of sauces, grilling, preparing vegetables and other culinary skills.

Culinary Center“In our Culinary Center, guests cook under the instruction of faculty members who are CIA graduates and have apprenticed under a who’s who of renowned chefs,” shares Director of Culinary Enrichment, Chef Kathryn Kelly. “We continue to add new topics to keep things fresh for past guests and this year we’re proud to honor our consummate teacher, Jacques Pepin, with a special class.”  The Culinary Center is introducing its new classes as part of its Gourmet Explorer Series debuting on the Marina and Riviera in April of 2015.

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February 20, 2015   2 Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Agrees to Acquire Prestige Cruises International, Inc.

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Couple in Hot Tub - Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., otherwise known as “Norwegian” has announced their bold move to acquire two premium cruise brands, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises through their $3.025 billion purchase of Prestige Cruises International Inc.

“The acquisition of Prestige represents an extraordinary opportunity for Norwegian Cruise Line to expand our market presence by adding two established, award-winning brands in the upscale cruise segment with loyal followings,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. As Norwegian points out, their expertise in contemporary leisure travel, when combined with the luxury touches of Prestige, will open near limitless cross-selling opportunities, brand collaboration and overall growth of the company’s market share. “We are excited to become part of the Norwegian family and start a new chapter for our company,” said Frank Del Rio, chairman and CEO of Prestige.

Prestige currently operates a total of eight ships between their two brands with Oceania Cruises as the market leader in the upper-premium cruise segment. Additionally, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the market leader in the luxury cruise segment and operates three award-winning, all-suite ships. “The combination of three distinct brands, each serving a different market segment, under one umbrella immediately creates an industry-leading cruise operator with an unmatched growth trajectory and a portfolio of products that allows us to appeal to guests at every stage of their life cycle,” added Kevin Sheehan.

To learn more about Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises or Regent Seven Seas Cruises, call 1-800-377-9383 or complete our online quote request and one of our cruise experts will contact you shortly.

 

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September 3, 2014   3 Comments

The Cruise Web Joins Oceania’s Cruise Connoisseur Club

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

For the third year in a row, The Cruise Web was invited into Oceania Cruises‘ Cruise Connoisseur Club. This prestigious honor is reserved only for the top North American travel agencies that show an outstanding level of support for the Oceania Cruises brand.

Oceania Welcome The Cruise Web to their Cruise Connoisseur ClubIn honor of this achievement, Tina White, regional sales director for Oceania Cruises, presented Cruise Web President Frans Hansen with a decorative plate – very fitting considering Oceania’s devotion to top-tier, one-of-a-kind cruise dining. The beautiful award was unveiled in front of the entire Cruise Web team as Tina praised the hard work put in by our agency’s cruise consultants and support staff.

For more than ten years, Oceania Cruises has offered an intimate and affordable deluxe cruising experience. Their cruise itineraries focus on providing an immersive destination-driven vacation aboard smaller, modern ships. To learn more about Oceania Cruises or to experience their unique style of deluxe cruising, contact The Cruise Web at 1-800-377-9383.
 

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August 14, 2014   2 Comments

Taste a Country in One Plate with Oceania Cruises

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Asia Taste Plate - Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises. Starting in January 2014, Oceania Cruises will be introducing new lunch menus for the Terrace Cafe and Grand Dining Room. While the full extent of the new menus has not been revealed, this week Oceania unveiled 13 new items, nine of which represent one country’s culinary heritage. The other four represent the foods served in regions Oceania ships travel to.  These 13 items can be shared among your party as an appetizer or eaten as an entrée. Each is made up of  six to seven small dishes.

Discover the 13 countries and regions represented with a sampling of some of the tasty dishes that make up these global plates:

October 17, 2013   No Comments

Oceania’s Regatta, Insignia and Nautica To Be Refurbished

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Poster commemorating the Oceania Regatta, which will undergo a refurbishment in 2014. In the spring of 2014, three of Oceania Cruises’ five ships will be undergoing a six-week long refurbishment. The $50 million refurbishment is being done to bring the ships up to date with the cruise line’s two newer ships, the Marina and the Riviera.

All three ships, the Regatta, Insignia and Nautica will all have new decor installed in public rooms. The casual Terrace Cafe onboard will get a brand new grill for passengers to dine on gourmet fair like grilled lamb chops or lobster tails. These intimate ships will also get the addition of Baristas, which is a very popular coffee bar on the Oceania Riviera and Oceania Marina. Baristas serves illy brand coffee and will offer specialty brews like cappuccinos and lattes. This is also the spot for baked goods like warm croissants, biscotti and some finger sandwiches. [Read more →]

August 15, 2013   No Comments

Oceania Cruises Awards The Cruise Web

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Oceania Tina White, regional sales director for Oceania, presents the Cruise Connoisseur Club award to Cruise Web President Frans Hansen. For the second year in a row, The Cruise Web was chosen to be a part of Oceania Cruises‘ prestigious Cruise Connoisseur Club. This is a special distinction given by Oceania to select top travel agencies in North America that show a commitment to Oceania brand. [Read more →]

August 9, 2013   4 Comments

Oceania Cruises Offers 180-Day World Cruise for 2015

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Oceania InsigniaYou could go around the world in 80 days, but why not savor the experience on this groundbreaking 180-day world cruise from Oceania Cruises. This cruise line, which has  a strong focus on fine cuisine, will be hosting their very first world cruise in 2015 aboard the Oceania Insignia. Most cruise lines offer world cruises that last between 90 and 100 days, so this is a true extended adventure that will leave you with stories, memories and photos for a lifetime.

The sailing starts on January 10, 2015  in Miami and concludes on July 8 at the same port. After embarking, the cold month of January is spent in the warm tropical isles of the Caribbean, Brazil and French Guiana. Then the ship crosses the Atlantic where February will be spent in Africa rounding the Cape of Good Hope and then making way to Asia. March and April take passengers from the Seychelles to India, to Southeast Asia, China and Japan. May is spent sailing around Australia and New Zealand. Then June is spent in the South Pacific with stops in Tahiti and Hawaii and then along the east coast of the U.S. The final weeks of the cruise take passengers to Mexico and through the Panama Canal. [Read more →]

July 17, 2013   No Comments

Oceania & Regent President Kamlani Visits The Cruise Web

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Tina and Kunal Visit 2On June 3, 2013, The Cruise Web office received a visit from Tina White (Regional Sales Director Mid-Atlantic/New England Region, Oceania Cruises) and Kunal S. Kamlani (President, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises) to discuss 2013 initiatives, our successes during this past year, and some exciting news regarding both cruise lines in the upcoming year. [Read more →]

June 4, 2013   No Comments