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Celebrity Cruises Announces New Homeport in Dublin, Ireland

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises recently announced that Dublin, Ireland will be the homeport for new exciting itineraries to the British Isles, Norwegian Fjords, and Iceland.

Starting in April 2018, Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Reflection will be sailing out of Dublin to many bucket-list destinations in Northern Europe. Here are a few of the exciting itineraries being offered by Celebrity Cruises out of Dublin:

12-Night British Isles & French Open (Dublin to Amsterdam)
Paris, France; Liverpool, England; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Amsterdam, Netherlands

8-Night Norwegian Fjords (Roundtrip Dublin)
Bergen, Norway; Skjolden, Norway; Geiranger, Norway; Alesund, Norway; Shetland, Scotland

10-Night Ireland & Iceland (Roundtrip Dublin)
Reykjavik, Iceland; Akureyri, Iceland; Shetland, Scotland; Cork, Ireland

These itineraries are perfect for travelers looking for adventure, culture, and excitement and Dublin is a perfect complement to these wonderful destinations. Dublin is Ireland’s largest city and has so much to offer travelers. Now cruisers can fly to the Irish capital a day or two early to explore Dublin before sailing off on a Celebrity Cruises vacation!

Celebrity Cruises will homeport in Dublin, Ireland beginning in 2018.

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November 16, 2017   No Comments

U by Uniworld Introduces New Ship – The B

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The latest brand from boutique river cruise line Uniworld, U by Uniworld, recently debuted a new ship – The B.

U by Uniworld is one of the first cruise lines to target the 21-45 age bracket, and the ships fit exactly what they want out of a river cruise. This is not traditional river cruising; this is a brand new experience.

The B, like her sister ship The A, is sleek, sophisticated, and full of amenities/activities designed to appeal to the elusive 21-45 market.

The B cruises down France’s Seine River, and stops in some of France’s hottest destinations including Paris, Rouen, Honfleur, Vernon, and more. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the culturally rich destinations. Some of the fun excursions you could do on your trip are a midnight stroll in Paris, a walking tour highlighting the medieval charms of Rouen, a bike ride in Normandy along the Seine, and more!

The B from U by Uniworld sails down France's Seine River, making a stop in Paris, France.

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October 31, 2017   No Comments

Cunard Line to Visit Alaska in 2019

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Cunard Line recently announced that it will be sailing to Alaska in 2019 for the first time in over 20 years! Although Alaska is top destination for cruisers, this is the first time Cunard will visit the last frontier with Queen Elizabeth.

Guests will be able to experience the great wilderness of Alaska while sailing in luxury on Queen Elizabeth. Beginning in 2019, she will sail from Tokyo to Vancouver, and will call on some of the best Alaskan ports including Kodiak, Anchorage, and Juneau. Queen Elizabeth’s maiden Alaska voyage will mark the first time Cunard visits the Last Frontier since Cunard Dynasty sailed Alaska in 1997.

Queen Elizabeth will sail four Alaska voyages in May and June 2019, sailing round-trip from Vancouver. Each sailing will be a 10-night cruise and will feature full days in Alaska’s top ports, as well as stunning scenic cruising in the pristine waters of the Inside Passage. Guests can see both the Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord while enjoying Cunard’s signature luxurious amenities.

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth will sail to Alaska for the first time in 2019.

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October 26, 2017   No Comments

Explore More with an Alaska Cruisetour

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Alaska’s majestic coastline is perfect for cruising – lined with icy blue glaciers, abundant marine life and charming frontier towns, there’s something amazing waiting around every rugged nook of Alaska’s coast. However, even more natural beauty and cultural discovery beckons from within the Alaskan Interior!

With so much to see and do both at sea and on land, how does one choose which type of Alaskan vacation to plan? Simple – get both with an Alaska CruiseTour! Cruisetours are convenient, value-packed bundles combining a cruise (typically 7 nights long) with an extended land tour (usually from 2 to 8 nights long). Not only will you save by bundling your cruise with a land package, you’ll also come away with a more in-depth vacation experience. Only Alaskan Cruisetours include overnights in cities like Fairbanks, Talkeetna, Alyeska and more, along with the expansive Denali National Park & Preserve.

Cruisetour to Alaska

When to Go:

Alaska Cruisetours are available from late April through September, and your Alaskan travel experience will vary based on when you visit. In April or May, for instance, you are more likely to still find snow on the ground – which could make for really great photography – and less likely to receive rain. June through August feature longer, warmer days and an increased chance of spotting wildlife. In September, temperatures will cool off and you’ll have your best chance to view the Northern Lights.

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October 24, 2017   No Comments

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 – 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.

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

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