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Princess Cruises Invites Guests to Hang Out in a Treehouse

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Princess Cruises announced today the newest edition to their Alaska cruisetour program – a treehouse!

Built from the partnership between Princess Cruises and Discovery Communications, the treehouse offers guests an unparalleled view of North America’s highest peak – Mt. Denali. Look out amongst the lush trees and snowcapped mountains to have the authentic Alaska experience that keeps travelers coming back for more.

Guests can reach the treehouse, located at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, by hiking the short hill trail loop. It is the first-ever designed and constructed treehouse in Alaska, and is one of the highest land-based north-facing viewing areas – which will give guests an unblemished, incredible view of the south face of Mt. Denali. Be sure to bring your camera!

“At destinations around the globe, we strive to create a bond between our guests and the places we visit, and now more than ever people are visiting Alaska to experience the beauty and adventure the state has to offer,” said Lisa Syme, Princess Cruises vice president. “As the #1 cruise line in Alaska, we are eager to bring these fresh and engaging experiences to our Alaska cruisetour guests, providing opportunities for more travelers to connect with the people, nature, storied traditions and history of the Great Land in 2018.”

Princess Cruisetour guests will have the opportunity to hang out in a treehouse overlooking Mt. Denali.

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January 17, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Cruise Line Announces New “CFO”

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

 

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced that their new “CFO” – Chief Fun Officer – will be basketball Hall of Fame member Shaquille O’Neal!

Shaq is one of the best known basketball players, and will be bringing his infectious energy and over-the-top personality to Carnival’s newest campaign – Choose Fun!

Check out the video below for Shaq’s fun introduction to the Carnival Cruise Line team:

 

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January 12, 2018   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Announces New Inaugural Schedule for Celebrity Edge

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises recently announced its newest ship, Celebrity Edge, will be completed ahead of its original schedule. Celebrity Cruises has announced two 7-night maiden voyages for Celebrity Edge alternating Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries.

Maiden Voyage West: Celebrity Edge will depart on December 9, 2018 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a 7-night Western Caribbean itinerary. She is scheduled to call on Key West, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and George Town, Grand Cayman.

Maiden Voyage East: Celebrity Edge will depart on December 16, 2018 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida for 7-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary. She is scheduled on call on San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

Guests also have the option of booking both sailings back-to-back for a 14-night trip!

The newest ship from Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Edge, will be making her debut in November 2018.

 

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January 12, 2018   No Comments

Infographic: Preview Holland America’s ms Nieuw Statendam

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Preview Holland America’s next world-class vessel, ms Nieuw Statendam, with The Cruise Web’s newest cruise ship infographic! Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Statendam will be a sister to the highly-acclaimed ms Koningsdam, featuring plenty of fabulous dining options, diverse stateroom accommodations, unforgettable live entertainment and more. ms Nieuw Statendam will start her seafaring career in the Caribbean in December 2018, followed by a repositioning to Europe in April 2019.

CLICK HERE to view the full-size version of The Cruise Web’s ms Nieuw Statendam infographic:

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December 19, 2017   2 Comments

Crystal River Cruises Unveils New Crystal Collection Excursions

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Crystal River Cruises recently announced its new Crystal Collection excursions – culturally significant experiences for sailings along Europe’s Danube, Rhine, and Main rivers. These brand new experiences are scheduled to debut in 2018, and will focus on authentic cultural experiences for travelers. Close to 200 excursions will be available to travelers and extra excursions can be purchased at an additional cost.

The new excursions are designed to help Crystal guests have the river cruise experience of a lifetime and dive into the rich cultures of these destinations.

“Every detail of the Crystal River Cruises’ curated destination program has been revamped to focus on choices, and offer more intimate, immersive experiences that perfectly suit travelers’ preferences and properly showcase the charm and beauty of the destinations,” says Walter Littlejohn, managing director and vice president of Crystal River Cruises. “While each locale offers its own distinct ‘can’t-miss’ experiences, we recognize that every guest brings his or her own distinct style of exploration, and we strive to cater to that individuality.”

Crystal Collections are available on Crystal Mozart.

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December 15, 2017   No Comments

Princess Cruises Announces Newest Ship to Sail in Mediterranean in 2019

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Princess Cruises recently announced its newest ship, Sky Princess¸ will make her eagerly awaited debut in 2019 sailing in the Mediterranean.

Sky Princess is a sister ship to Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Majestic Princess; and features all the best features of these ships. From the Sanctuary and three-deck Atrium to the new dining venues, Sky Princess guarantees guests will have an amazing cruise.

Regal Princess is a sister ship to Sky Princess.

 

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December 12, 2017   4 Comments

Carnival Announces New Home for Carnival Sunshine in Charleston, South Carolina

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced Carnival Sunshine will homeport in Charleston, South Carolina beginning in May 2019.

Carnival Sunshine’s 4- and 5-day programs sailing out of Charleston, SC will begin on May 18, 2019, and she is expected to carry approximately over 200,000 passengers annually from the port.

“With its convenient location and strong tourism appeal, Charleston is one of our most popular homeports and we’re delighted to build upon this success with the deployment of Carnival Sunshine,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Sunshine not only provides guests sailing from Charleston with a newer, larger ship with so much to see and do but also underscores our commitment to our year-round operations from this port,” she added.

Charleston, South Carolina will be the new home for Carnival Sunshine beginning in May 2019..

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December 8, 2017   No Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Launches New App

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line recently introduced the second generation of its popular app – Cruise Norwegian.

The newest version of the app is an upgrade of the previous version and adds many new features guaranteed to enhance guests’ cruising experience. Previously, the Cruise Norwegian app could only be used during the cruise but now is a ‘one stop shop’ before, during, and after the cruise.

“Whether they are 60 days from their sail date or in the middle of their cruise, the Cruise Norwegian app brings seamless anytime-access to the myriad of on board offerings, services, and activities right into the palms of our guests’ hands,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO for Norwegian Cruise Line. “Once on board, the Cruise Norwegian app will allow guests to continue customizing their ideal cruise experience, and view or manage their existing account information, allowing them to maximize their time and spend it on things they enjoy the most.”

Cruisers will be able to design their perfect cruise right from their smartphones with the complimentary Cruise Norwegian app. They can preview and book shore excursions, secure reservations for dining and entertainment, purchase onboard credit, secure their dining and drink packages, and even plan to celebrate a special occasion!

The Cruise Norwegian app will be available on the Norwegian Bliss when she debuts in summer 2018.

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December 6, 2017   No Comments

The Cruise Web Raises Over $2k for Local Charity

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

This holiday season, The Cruise Web team decided to give back to the community by raising money for a local charity. Over the course of four weeks, The Cruise Web team raised over $2,350 for Stepping Stones – a local shelter that provides support for families with children. Stepping Stones houses up to 6 families at one time and houses approximately 30 families per year. However, Stepping Stones doesn’t simply provide shelter, they also provide job training and other essential aid to help families thrive when they leave the shelter.

Over $1,100 was raised by The Cruise Web’s employees, which was generously matched by the company – resulting in over $2,350 worth of goods for the shelter! The funds were used to purchase many urgent need items for Stepping Stones. During the holiday season, many people donate food or toys, which are essential, but sometimes other everyday supplies can be forgotten.

Some of the items purchased were Ziploc bags, diapers, bed sheets, aluminum foil, snacks, pillows, laundry detergent, kitchen sponges, paper plates, toilet paper, blankets, cleaning supplies, tissues, food items, and much more!

Some of the items generously donated by The Cruise Web to the Stepping Stones charity.

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November 30, 2017   No Comments

Princess Cruises Debuts Ocean Medallion

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Princess Cruises’ hotly anticipated Ocean Medallion has arrived! This November, Princess Cruises began introducing the Ocean Medallion on board, and in so-doing has revolutionized cruising and opened the door for incredible new vacation experiences.

What IS Ocean Medallion?

Ocean Medallion is a groundbreaking – and complimentary – new experience exclusive to Princess Cruises. Designed to provide personalization as never before realized, seamlessly integrated ship-wide, Princess Cruises’ Ocean Medallion leverages state-of-the-art technology to create an amazing cruise vacation. The Medallion is the ship and crew’s portal to your encrypted digital profile, where customizable notification and privacy settings let you decide which features to enjoy.

The actual Medallion device is a quarter-sized disc that can be carried or worn in a variety of ways, including on a wristband or necklace. Put it on and watch the magic unfold, starting with a streamlined boarding process so you spend less time in line and more time enjoying your vacation!

And that’s just the beginning – the true scope of Ocean Medallion’s enhancements are realized after you step onboard! Each personal Ocean Medallion is connected to a custom profile that allows onboard staff to better anticipate guests’ needs and provide personalized service to suit any preference – such as delivering drinks, recommending excursions and locating kids.

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November 24, 2017   1 Comment