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New Barbecue Restaurant to Debut on Carnival Horizon

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced the exciting addition of a new barbecue restaurant by Guy Fieri on Carnival’s newest ship – the Carnival Horizon.

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse is the latest restaurant from the successful partnership between Carnival and Guy Fieri. This new restaurant combines the best elements of an authentic barbecue: down-home, smoked-on-board barbecue, classic sides, and a selection of craft beers brewed onboard. All smokehouse items will be served with coleslaw, sweet pickles, and golden honey cornbread or Texas toast.

The new BBQ restaurant will be the latest venue from the partnership between Carnival Cruise Line and Guy Fieri

Diners can also indulge in Fieri’s signature dishes: Dragon Chili Cheese Fries with beef brisket, cheddar cheese, and jalapeno; Trash Can Nachos piled high with pulled pork, Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ sauce, and melted cheese; and The Smokehouse Melt with pulled pork, sliced brisket, double smoked pork belly bacon, two slices of cheddar cheese, homemade pickles, and donkey sauce.

Guests can spice up their meals with some of Fieri’s own special sauces including the smoky and sweet Kansas City, the spicy and tangy Sriracha BBQ, the tangy and sweet heat of Carolina #6, and the sweet and sticky Bourbon Brown Sugar. Carnival guests will also have the opportunity to try the exclusive sauces Smokey Chipotle, Gold Coast Yellow Mustard, Black Pepper, and Burning Tomato.

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October 16, 2017   No Comments

Norwegian Breakaway to Homeport in New Orleans

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced an exciting update to its 2018/2019 schedule. The Norwegian Breakaway, one of Norwegian’s newest and largest ships, will sail from New Orleans, Louisiana during her 2018/2019 winter season.

Norwegian Breakaway will spend summer 2018 cruising in the Baltic, and then reposition from New York City to New Orleans for her 2018/2019 winter sailings to the Caribbean. A few of the fantastic ports of call she will visit are Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; Harvest Caye, Belize; and many more!

Now that Norwegian Breakaway will be sailing out of New Orleans, Norwegian Cruise Line is giving travelers wanting to sail from the Crescent City an opportunity to experience their dream cruise.

Norwegian Breakaway from Norwegian Cruise Line will sail out of New Orleans beginning in winter 2018.

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October 4, 2017   No Comments

Cunard Line Announces New Addition to Fleet

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Cunard recently announced the addition of a brand new ship to its fleet – scheduled to make her debut in 2022.

The currently unnamed ship will join the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth as the fourth member of the Cunard family. She will be the first new Cunard ship in 12 years, and it will be the first time since 1998 that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service.

Cunard's Queen Victoria, one of four ships in the fleet.

The new ship will accommodate up to 3,000 guests, and will blend Cunard signatures with brand new features to create incredible experiences for cruisers.

For more information and updates about the new ship from Cunard, check back here regularly at The Cruise Web Blog. To learn more about current sailings with Cunard Line, call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with our experienced Cruise Consultants.

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September 27, 2017   No Comments

Azamara Club Cruises Announces Expansion of its Fleet

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The Azamara family will be expanding by one in the near future! Azamara Club Cruises just announced the addition of a new ship, Azamara Pursuit, scheduled to debut in March 2018. Azamara Pursuit will be Azamara Club Cruises’ third ship, joining sister ships Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest.

The Azamara Quest, one of three ships in the Azamara Club Cruises fleet.

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September 26, 2017   No Comments

Infographic: Inside Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Preview Royal Caribbean’s next adventure-packed, fun-filled ship, Symphony of the Seas, with The Cruise Web’s latest ship infographic! Royal Caribbean is known for bringing the ‘WOW’ factor aboard its ships, and the Symphony of the Seas will not disappoint. She’s built to deliver the thrills with a twisting ten-story slide, two rock walls, a pair of FlowRider surfing simulators and a zip line! Plus, guests will discover non-stop entertainment and dining options including sweet Boardwalk treats, Jamie’s Italian and the bustling bots of the Bionic Bar. Symphony of the Seas launches in Europe next spring, and then repositions to the Caribbean during the fall of 2018.

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Infographic - Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas Cruise Ship

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September 19, 2017   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Brings ‘Moveable Feasts’ to Sea

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises recently announced a new dining concept, Moveable Feast with Celebrity Cruises, launched as part of a new partnership with Fine Cooking magazine and its popular television series Moveable Feast.

Moveable Feast with Celebrity Cruises brings the essence of the Emmy Award-nominated series to sea with a Moveable Feast Night in the Main Restaurant, cooking demonstrations, cocktail parties and award-winning Chef’s Market Discoveries excursions where chefs lead guests through local markets to select fresh ingredients for a special private dinner back on board.

Chef Demo aboard Celebrity Cruises

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September 13, 2017   No Comments

Carnival Cruise Line Announces New Japanese Restaurant

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced the addition of its first-ever teppanyaki dining venue aboard Carnival Horizon.

Teppanyaki, a traditional Japanese cooking method, combines ancient cooking techniques with modern performance art to create an experience pleasing to both the tongue and eyes. The restaurant is expected to debut in Spring 2018 when the Carnival Horizon debuts in Europe.

A rendering of the Teppanyaki restaurant on the Carnival Horizon.

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September 5, 2017   No Comments

Meet the Newest Member of the MSC Cruises Family

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

MSC Seaview, one of the next ships from MSC Cruises, is rapidly preparing for her debut in June 2018. The ship recently reached a huge milestone by celebrating her floating out ceremony in Italy – which is the first time MSC Seaview touched water since the beginning of her construction.  This means the exterior of the MSC Seaview is now complete and she can enter her final stage of construction, which involves the completion of interiors, fixtures, and furnishings.

The goal of MSC Seaview is to bring travelers closer to the sea than ever before. The ships of the Seaside Generation aim to provide the ultimate sun and sea experience, which is why they have been designed for warmer climates. MSC Seaview will come into service June 2018, six months after the debut of her sister ship – MSC Seaside.

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August 31, 2017   No Comments

Infographic: Introducing Norwegian Bliss

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Discover Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest activity-filled ship, Norwegian Bliss, with The Cruise Web’s latest ship infographic! Norwegian Bliss debuts in the spring of 2018 with a host of new features, including the largest go-kart race track at sea, an outdoor laser tag course, a new upscale BBQ smokehouse and the spectacular Broadway entertainment of Jersey Boys! Beyond her new exclusives, Norwegian Bliss will also feature a multi-level Aqua Park, diverse dining options, multiple music and comedy clubs and a wraparound Waterfront promenade, as well as two stunning observation lounges to take in the beauty of Alaska, the Caribbean and beyond.

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August 22, 2017   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Launches New Sleep-themed Spa Treatments

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

No matter how much sleep most adults get, they usually want more. Between busy lives, jobs, and responsibilities – good sleep can seem like a luxury few get to experience.

Celebrity Cruises wants to change that. Celebrity recently announced a series of four sleep-themed spa treatments created in a partnership with Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

The spa treatments, called Mindful Dreams, will use a variety of products and aids to promote healthy sleep. Nutritional seminars, hosted by the spa staff, will be available with advice on good food choices to aid in sleep. Talks about holistic methods for quality sleep will also be available for those interested.

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August 21, 2017   2 Comments