Since 1922, Cunard’s Queen Victoria has curated unique and innovative voyages that have over the years become a staple of the cruise line. During her 94 years on the high seas, she has provided many ‘firsts’ in the cruise industry. It’s now time to add one more! On January 25th – during her maiden voyage through the dark Rio Negro and pale Amazon River in Manaus, Brazil – Cunard’s Queen Victoria became the largest passenger ship to sail the Amazon River.
February 1, 2017 No Comments
World cruises are the best opportunity to experience the beauty of many distinct countries while celebrating their unique cultures and fascinating histories. And sure, most cruisers already knew that. But did you know that world cruises are also the best value for your vacation dollar? Plus, how else can you enjoy the convenience of visiting multiple continents while only unpacking once?!?
Your typical world cruise itinerary is between 80 and 180 days and usually departs in January, although some can depart in later months. Cruise lines also change their world cruise itineraries every year, so repeat guests will always have a new experience. Speaking of repeat guests, did you know that world cruises have some of our highest repeat passenger rates? This goes to show the wonder of the world cruise experience. In fact, it’s common for guests to book their new voyage while onboard!
Imagine saying goodbye to a cold winter back home and stepping aboard your new 120-day retreat to follow the sun around the globe! Sail to the pristine beaches of the Caribbean, continue through the lush jungles of Central America, and journey onward to the untouched beauty of the South Pacific. Then spend a week or two exploring Australia and New Zealand before turning north towards Asia to discover the Far Eastern charms of China, Vietnam and Thailand. But wait, there’s more! If you can bring yourself away from the astonishing temples of Southeast Asia, continue sailing to India, and then set your sights on Europe. When your journey finally comes to a close, your first two questions will be “When can we do that again?!?” and “Where did we park the car?”
May 16, 2016 No Comments
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.
May 13, 2016 No Comments
A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.
A new year is a fresh slate. It’s a time when we think of all the possibilities of the year ahead. It’s a time for resolutions and vacation planning. That’s why we think January is the perfect time to create your bucket list. If you’ve already created one, spend some time reviewing it and updating it this month.
If you aren’t excited for travel this year, we’ve got some suggestions. We asked our team here at The Cruise Web to tell us where they want to go this year, what’s on their 2014 bucket list, if you will. Just as suspected, we got bombarded with answers, each sounding like a wonderful experience.
So get some inspiration from our 2014 travel plans and then remember to tell us what’s going to be on your list this year. All you have to do is submit a comment at the bottom of the blog! [Read more →]
January 20, 2014 No Comments
One of our favorite things about the end of the year is looking back at all that has happened. As a company, this year (our 19th) has been an exciting one full of growth. Early in the year we added Viking Cruises to our preferred partners and we also celebrated many 10-year anniversaries and one 15-year employment anniversary. We fit right in with the cruise industry, which this year had some great moments. Here is what we thought were the top 5 of 2013:
1. The Debut of the Norwegian Breakaway – This ship made a statement. She’s not the biggest ship in the sea, and she’s not offering extremely different itineraries, but she is jam-packed with exciting activities and features. Start with the fact that she has a New York theme, where you can get a hot dog from a cart while onboard, then move to the exciting shows like the Broadway productions Rock of Ages and Burn the Floor. You can also find several gourmet restaurants onboard, most notably Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Ocean Blue.
2. Kate Middleton Christens the Royal Princess – Following in the footsteps of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, christened the Royal Princess back in June, just a month before giving birth to Prince George. Diana christened the original Royal Princess back in 1984. The Royal Princess is a landmark ship for Princess, she’s larger than any ship in their fleet and offers innovative features like the SeaWalk and a stunning fountain show on the pool deck.
3. Holland America partners with Dancing with the Stars – This year cruisers had dance fever as on all of Holland America’s ships they could take Dancing with the Stars dance classes and even compete to become the champion dancer of their sailing. This partnership, which is continuing through 2014, also includes a selection of sailings where some of the show’s professional dancers, like Kym Johnson, Mark Ballas and Derrek Hough, appear on board along with the show’s most popular stars, including Shawn Johnson and Carson Kressely, to perform, meet guests and participate in Q & As. [Read more →]
December 26, 2013 No Comments
You 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
Do you have the Powerball fever? Have you picked your numbers and bought your ticket? If you have, then you are probably already having fun planning how to spend your $500 million jackpot – just like some of us here at The Cruise Web .
We’ve scoured all of our wonderful, luxurious and exotic cruise itineraries and have come up with these three Powerball-worthy trips to take with our winnings.
Keep reading to check them out.
November 28, 2012 No Comments
By Austin Gambino, The Cruise Web, Inc.
Ever been interested in seeing the world, but the logistics are just too complex for transportation, hotels, meals and activities? Well, if you are a cruise connoisseur, and have 108 available days, Crystal Cruises is giving you the opportunity to plan way ahead of time. [Read more →]
July 27, 2012 3 Comments
Courtesy of Seabourn Cruise Line.
Seabourn has recruited a diverse and expert team of guest speakers to entertain and inform passengers on their upcoming 2013 World Cruise on the Seabourn Quest. The sailing leaves from Ft. Lauderdale in January and reaches its final destination of Venice, Italy in May. In between, the ship will visit Australia, India, the South Pacific and countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. [Read more →]
July 18, 2012 No Comments
This month we’re channeling our inner explorers and looking at ways to re-discover our world. Fortunately for us, many cruise itineraries imitate the routes charted by some of history’s greatest explorers. So if you’re feeling adventurous, pull out your compass, gather your bearings and set out to recreate these famous explorations. Or just find a cruise that will do the hard part for you – leaving you with all of the fun and none of the scurvy.
November 17, 2010 1 Comment