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Carnival Magic Signs Five-Year Agreement with City of Norfolk

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Beginning in 2021, Carnival Magic will be the largest cruise ship ever to sail from Norfolk, VA! In recent years, cruising from Norfolk has been increasing in popularity among those residing in the Mid-Atlantic area. In light of this, Carnival Cruise Line has announced the signing of a five-year partnership with the City of Norfolk to run cruises from the Half Moone Cruise Center. The agreement includes 12 cruises from Norfolk in 2021, as well as investments from the City of Norfolk to build a new boarding bridge fit for the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic. This is the birth of a new major Mid-Atlantic cruise port!

Carnival Magic Sailing

“Norfolk has been a valued partner for nearly 20 years, and we’re delighted to expand upon this relationship with this five-year contract that will bring exciting new choices from the Half Moone Cruise Center,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Our cruises from Norfolk have been very well received by our guests, and this new agreement speaks volumes about our confidence in growing this market.”

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February 28, 2020   No Comments

Speak & Be Heard: Seabourn Announces Highlights of Seabourn Conversations Program

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

When you cruise with Seabourn Cruise Line, you’re in it for more than just the breathtaking destinations and mouth-watering cuisine. You’re there to learn—expand your horizons, so to speak, and rejuvenate your body while enriching your mind!

Seabourn Theater

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February 18, 2020   No Comments

Norwegian Spirit Unveiled After $100 Million Bow-to-Stern Revitalization

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The massive Norwegian Spirit ship revitalization project is Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest to-date, and another indication of the line’s devotion to creating an excellent cruising experience fleet-wide, and not just on new builds.

The big question, however, is what exactly does $100 million get you? Well, quite a bit, as you can probably imagine. From the creative and cosmetic—like new hull art and decor—to the delightful and delicious, featuring new dining venues and expanded spa.

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February 18, 2020   No Comments

Carnival Launches Video Series to Showcase Mardi Gras Cruise Ship

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Go “Behind the Fun” and follow along as the buzz builds for Carnival’s upcoming Mardi Gras cruise ship! This new eight-part video series will take you from shipyard to sea with interesting pit stops along the way, including a meeting with Chef Emeril Lagasse and a preview of the test track for BOLT—the first roller coaster at sea!

In the series’ first video, Carnival Cruise Director Matt Mitcham and Brand Ambassador John Heald step back in time to explore the cruise line’s heritage and history of groundbreaking firsts, including a look back at the original TTS Mardi Gras.

Check out the first video below, and stay tuned as we follow Mardi Gras’ journey from shipyard to sea!

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February 18, 2020   2 Comments

The Cruise Web Named Royal Caribbean’s 2019 Automation Partner of the Year

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The Cruise Web was recently honored as the 2019 Automation Partner of the Year for Royal Caribbean. This award specifically recognizes our agency’s expertise with Royal Caribbean’s booking platform, technology that The Cruise Web’s Cruise Consultants embrace to simplify the cruise planning process.

Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Service, Vicki Freed, sums it up best: “The Travel Partner of the Year Awards are by far my favorite way to start every year by recognizing the strength in our partnerships and the incredible work and accomplishments we have achieved together. Our 2019 winners have shown they have great skill, in-depth knowledge and passion for Royal Caribbean—characteristics that make for the most effective ‘value interpreters’ for any client. As we embark on 2020 with the November launch of our new ship Odyssey of the Seas in sight, we’re excited to reach new heights the entire travel advisor community. Thank you for your support, and congratulations to our winners.”

The Cruise Web is Royal Caribbean 2019 Automation Partner of the Year

We are very grateful to Royal Caribbean for this recognition, and also very proud of our team. Their hard work and constant training help us master the products and tools needed to plan your perfect cruise vacation.

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February 17, 2020   No Comments

Infographic: Meet the NEW Celebrity Apex

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The next gem in Celebrity Cruises’ game-changing EDGE class of cruise ships, Celebrity Apex, makes her stunning debut in April 2020.

Check out The Cruise Web’s latest cruise ship infographic to explore the best of what you’ll find aboard Celebrity Apex—from the state-of-the-art Infinite Verandas and exclusive Retreat, to a Rooftop Garden and adults-only Solarium. Plus, Celebrity Apex also features martini-shaped hot tubs, a cantilevered Magic Carpet platform, an expansive Spa with SEA Thermal Suites, and the infamous Eden with its one-of-a-kind entertainment and dining!

CLICK HERE to view the full-size version of The Cruise Web’s Celebrity Apex infographic:

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Celebrity Apex is on sale now and already selling out! CLICK HERE for available itineraries.

To learn about Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Apex, contact The Cruise Web’s experienced cruise consultants at 1-800-377-9383.

 

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January 28, 2020   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Commits to Wellness at Sea with Lifestyle Brand, goop

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

If you’ve been searching for the ultimate wellness cruise, look no further than Celebrity Apex on August 26, 2020. On this date, Celebrity Cruises will further their commitment to wellness by pairing with modern lifestyle brand, goop. The day will consist of many sessions aimed to cradle a guest’s mind, body and soul balance to leave them feeling whole and refreshed. Not only will goop at Sea bring aboard a Rockstar group of doctors, practitioners and thought leaders, it will also feature goop Founder & CEO Gwyneth Paltrow. There has never been a cruise more centered around meaningful you-time than Celebrity Apex’s August 26, 2020 sailing to Spain, France and the Italian Riviera!

Celebrity Apex Sailing

The day of wellness with goop at Sea starts with an inspiring Opening Conversation with goop’s chief content officer, Elise Loehnen, and founder, Gwyneth Paltrow.  They plan to start up the electric energy of the day by sharing their own personal wellness journeys and future aspirations. If you’ve ever dreamt of talking life goals with Gwyneth Paltrow, now’s your chance!

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January 21, 2020   No Comments

MSC Cruises Announces #SuperCoralPlay Bracelets to Raise Money

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

MSC Cruises continues their dedication to the preservation of the Bahamas with their latest goodwill campaign, #SuperCoralPlay. Ocean Cay Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ private island, opened in the Bahamas in December after a lengthy conservation effort revitalized the former sand dredging island.

Since choosing the location for their private getaway, MSC Cruises has worked diligently with marine biologists from all over the world to rebuild and reinvigorate the coral reef surrounding the island. During this process, scientist have identified “Super Coral,” or species of coral that are especially resistant to the ever-changing environment. This coral has specific traits that lead to a heightened tolerance of environmental change and could be the reason coral reefs all over the world are able to be restored.

MSC Private Isalnd

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January 21, 2020   No Comments

New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2020

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

If you have any champagne left from New Year’s Eve, now’s the time to pop it and raise a glass—or at least find a bottle to smash—in honor of the new cruise ships debuting in 2020! Our expectations are great, and from what we’ve seen so far, these new fleet additions are living up to the hype. In fact, if you haven’t decided on your New Year’s resolution yet—or if you need a mid-January “do-over”—resolve to experience one of these incredible new ships in 2020!

Continue below for our highlights of every new cruise ship debuting in 2020:

 

Seven Seas Splendor (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
Maiden Voyage: February 6, 2020
Passenger Capacity: 750 (double occupancy)

 

Highlights:

All-balcony Suites: Ranging from 307 to 4,443 square feet, each elegantly appointed luxury suite aboard Seven Seas Splendor offers a spacious veranda.

New Musical Productions: Enjoy five new musical productions—featuring everything from country to disco—in the state-of-the-art Constellation Theater.

Culinary Arts Kitchen: Participate in 16 new culinary classes aboard Seven Seas Splendor, featuring world-class equipment and personal attention.

Observation Lounge: Inspired by sunny English gardens, the spacious Observation Lounge offers top-of-the-line cocktails paired with unforgettable views.

Infinity Plunge Pool: Soak in the Infinity-edge Plunge Pool while taking in the surrounding scenery.

Seven Seas Splendor premiers in Barcelona next month, and then quickly makes for the sunny skies of the Caribbean and Pacific Coast. Call 1-800-377-9383 to plan your luxury escape aboard Seven Seas Splendor.

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January 21, 2020   1 Comment

Viking Cruises Announces Viking Expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica and Great Lakes

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

First came Viking River Cruises. Next, Viking took to the seas where Viking Ocean Cruises delights guests with luxurious accommodations, unique itineraries and extraordinary cultural experiences—but Viking’s guests wanted more! In true Viking Cruises fashion, the demand for more was answered emphatically, and Viking Expeditions was born!

Launching with two expedition ships, Viking Polaris and Viking Octantis, guests will be able to see the world, differently, starting in 2022. The ships will be intimate, holding just 378 guests, and feature technology that will brave any conditions to allow guests to delve into the Arctic, Antarctica, The Great Lakes and more! Inside, though, is breathtaking. Luxuriously appointed staterooms grace the entirety of the ship with design influences coming from the clean-cut, modern style of Scandinavia.

Viking Expedition Ship Top Deck

Viking Resident Scientists have curated special onboard programming in conjunction with professors from the renowned Cambridge University. Paired with equally special itineraries, the Viking Expeditions experience is sure to wow from pole to pole with inaugural voyages exploring the Arctic, Antarctica and The Great Lakes:

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January 21, 2020   3 Comments