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Silversea Announces First Expedition World Cruise

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In 2021, the luxurious Silver Cloud will sail an itinerary named “The Uncharted World,” the first-ever Expedition World Cruise. A 167-day voyage, featuring 107 ports, the journey will begin in Ushuaia, an Argentinian city considered to be the southernmost city in the world. As an Expedition Cruise, this itinerary is designed to push the limits of discovery as you visit places like Antarctica, Tahiti and Reykjavik. And doing so on Silversea’s Silver Cloud certainly is an ice breaker between adventure and luxury.

Silver Cloud in Antarctica

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March 20, 2019   No Comments

Seabourn Names First Ultra-luxury Expedition Vessel Seabourn Venture

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Seabourn recently announced that their first ultra-luxury expedition ship will be named Seabourn Venture. She will be the first of two such vessels being added to Seabourn’s fleet, scheduled to hit the seas in mid-2021.

The ultra-luxury expedition ship is named in honor of the destinations visited by Seabourn’s expedition program, Venture by Seabourn. President of Seabourn, Richard Meadows, says, “The name Seabourn Venture is an exciting step in the process of launching even more immersive voyages designed specifically for the expedition traveler who dares to go beyond the norm in terms of destinations and experiences they seek.” The ship will be technologically advanced, equipped with hardware that allows her to go where other ships cannot.

Scheduled to debut in June of 2021, these once-in-a-lifetime expedition itineraries will fill up quickly, so call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to make sure you’re the first to know when more details are available.

 

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March 15, 2019   No Comments

Carnival Freedom Undergoes Multi-million Dollar Renovation

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In early March 2019, Carnival Freedom went into dry dock to emerge as an upgraded ship, adding many popular enhancements from Carnival’s Fun Ships 2.0 enhancement program. After spending three weeks in dry dock, Carnival Freedom will be home to the following new elements:

  • WaterWorks: For the first time on Carnival Freedom, guests can zip through the AquaTunnel or Twister slides or get soaked by the 75-gallon PowerDrencher.
  • Bonsai Express: Think Carnival’s classic Bonsai, but quick service. Enjoy sushi, sashimi and more on the go!
  • Mini Golf: Transformed and relocated, this mini-golf course is 9 holes of fun for the whole family.
  • Deli: Rebranded and expanded, you’ll find all of your Deli favorites piled high on Deck 9!

Waterslide on Carnival

Along with these upgrades, the retail shopping area on board will be expanded and updated, but the highlight will be the all-new Carnival Adventures shop, which has anything you would need on your adventures, including scuba gear and waterproof backpacks.

While the enhancements are exciting, Carnival Freedom­ will still have Carnival favorite’s on board, such as BlueIguana, Punchliner Comedy Club, and the family-friendly Seuss at Sea program. After the dry dock, Carnival Freedom will resume operations out of Galveston, Texas and space will fill up quickly, so call The Cruise Web today to book your vacation with one of our expert consultants!

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March 15, 2019   No Comments

Chef Emeril Lagasse to Open Emeril’s Bistro 1396 on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

When Carnival’s Mardi Gras hits the water in 2020, she will feature six, all new, themed zones. One of the zones is the French Quarter, designed to bring the essence of the Big Easy on board a Carnival ship. The heart of the French Quarter on Mardi Gras will be highlighted by Chef Emeril Lagasse’s first restaurant at sea, Emeril’s Bistro 1396. Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy expressed her excitement for the new eatery in saying, “Mardi Gras is designed as the ultimate vacation experience, and that extends to the food and beverage offerings. Emeril Lagasse has brought the uniqueness and fun of New Orleans dining to foodies all over the world, and we’re thrilled that he’ll now bring that same experience to Carnival.” Given his inspirations and charisma, Lagasse is the perfect chef to bring the culture and cuisine of New Orleans to sea aboard Carnival’s Mardi Gras!

Carnival Mardi Gras Rendering

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March 7, 2019   No Comments

Silversea Announces S.A.L.T, an Immersive Culinary Experience

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

S.A.L.T., which stands for Sea And Land Taste, is an all-new culinary enrichment program, exclusively designed to immerse Silversea guests in the cuisine of the destinations they visit on their cruise.

A gourmet Silversea meal

Silversea designed the program with Adam Sachs, a three-time James Beard Journalism Award winner. That award is given to the top culinary journalist, as recognized by the James Beard Foundation. Each S.A.L.T. experience will be unique and catered to the itinerary of the cruise. The program is fully immersive, including culinary lectures, food and wine tastings, and even shoreside activities, such as experiencing the fine restaurants at port. Onboard, there will be a new S.A.L.T. restaurant, which will serve a menu dependent on the region in which the ship is sailing.

Set to debut on Silver Moon in 2020, this is the ultimate cruising experience for foodies. For more information on this innovative new program, S.A.L.T., and luxury cruising with Silversea, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our expert consultants!

 

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March 7, 2019   No Comments

Holland America Announces Updated Navigator App

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

When cruising on Holland America, guests will now have the entire ship in the palm of their hand with the Navigator app. The mobile app can be downloaded from the iTunes Store or Google Play store before embarkation, and then the app does not require the purchase of an onboard internet package.

Navigator interface on tablet

The app will have a variety of features, making the cruise more accessible for all passengers. For example, the app will be the go-to for finding out what is going on, all over the ship, whenever you want. Along with this, the app will feature reservation services for onboard dining, shore excursions, and spa services. And for those travelling with family, there is a chat feature built into the app so you can communicate onboard without the purchase of an Internet package. On some ships, there is a photo gallery feature, allowing you to share your photos with other guests, and even purchase photos of you and your family enjoying all that Holland America has to offer.

For more information on cruising with Holland America and the Navigator app, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with one of our expert consultants!

 

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March 6, 2019   No Comments

Footloose to Headline Norwegian Joy Entertainment Lineup

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

When Norwegian Joy emerges from her $50 million renovation, her entertainment lineup will be headlined by Footloose, the Tony-nominated musical, for the first time at sea. Andy Stuart, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line said, “We are very excited to showcase Footloose, a feel-good, positive show that encourages people to embrace new ideas, stand up for what they believe in and dance their hearts out. We’re certain it will have guests ‘kicking off their Sunday shoes’ as they enjoy their cruise vacation aboard Norwegian Joy as she makes her debut in Alaska in May 2019.”

Norwegian Joy at sea

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February 28, 2019   No Comments

Introducing Pre- & Post-Cruise Land Packages from Monograms

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The Cruise Web is pleased to introduce Monograms, our new preferred pre- and post-cruise land tour provider!

One of the best perks of cruising is its combination of convenience and value, which allows guests to focus on enjoying incredible travel experiences without the stress. Now, imagine that same convenience, but extended on land! Plus, and most importantly, imagine a land tour that combines the freedom of independent travel with the expert assistance of local guides.

This perfect blend of freedom and guidance is what sets Monograms apart, and also what makes us confident to offer their pre- and post-cruise land tours as the ideal complement to your cruise vacation!

Enjoy rewarding, in-depth sightseeing in Europe’s most popular cities, as well as in Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Central America, South America and the South Pacific.

Plus, each worry-free Monograms land package includes centrally-located hotels, daily breakfasts, convenient transportation and VIP sightseeing—all led by a Local Host, to help you experience your destination like a local.

Monograms Pre- and Post-Cruise Packages

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February 19, 2019   No Comments

Royal Caribbean’s Second Quantum Ultra Class Ship to be Named Odyssey of the Seas

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Royal Caribbean recently announced the steel-cutting for their newest Quantum Ultra Class ship, Odyssey of the Seas. The ship is set to debut in 2020 and will sail from the United States. More details on Odyssey of the Seas will be revealed in coming months.

For more information on Royal Caribbean and the upcoming Odyssey of the Seas, call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383.

 

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February 4, 2019   1 Comment

MSC Bellissima to Feature Zoe, First Digital Cruise Assistant

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Coming in Spring 2019, MSC Bellissima will allow guests to explore the Mediterranean from the comfort of a beautiful, yet technologically advanced cruise ship. The ship will feature an elongated promenade, filled with shops and eateries, 20 bars, and two pools.

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February 4, 2019   No Comments