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A Foodie’s Guide to Cruising Canada & New England

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

When you think of cruising in Canada & New England, do the oranges, yellows, and reds of the fall foliage dance through your mind? Do you think of the historic events that took place in Boston during the American Revolution, or the fabled shipwrecks off the coast of Nova Scotia? These are great, but the hidden gems on a cruise to Canada & New England are the delicious, regional dishes rooted in the history of the ports where you can try them! Take a look at 5 treats you have to try on your cruise to Canada & New England!

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June 27, 2019   No Comments

The Cruise Web Hosts Gala to Commemorate 25 Years in Business

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

On June 11th, The Cruise Web officially marked its 25th anniversary with a celebratory dinner cruise in Washington, DC!

Once onboard the Odyssey river ship, our sightseeing celebration embarked for an evening of fun along the Potomac River. And if there were a theme for the evening, it would be gratitude—demonstrated in the way everyone could fondly look back at our company’s growth and heritage, the relationships formed through it and the clients helped because of it.

Joining The Cruise Web for these festivities were our friends, family and cruise line representatives—each of whom has supported our team in too many ways to count. From the longstanding relationships we maintain with our 20+ cruise line providers to better serve our clients, providing—among other benefits—access to exclusive offers, training and expertise, to the colleagues and loved ones that make it possible to put in the work needed to be successful for 25 years and counting!  [Read more →]

June 26, 2019   No Comments

Cheers to 25 Years: The Cruise Web Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

This month, The Cruise Web is proudly celebrating 25 years in business!

Many exciting things have happened in 25 years, and a lot has changed—in both the cruise industry and The Cruise Web. Annual cruise passenger numbers have more than quadrupled, a host of destinations—like Iceland, the Arctic, the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica—are now more accessible than ever, and onboard experiences have expanded to accommodate travelers’ diverse interests, now including everything from mixing your own wine and Cirque du Soleil, to robotic bartenders and go-kart racing!

Meanwhile, at The Cruise Web, we have outgrown four different offices, expanded our cruise provider line-up to more than 20 brands, and built the dedicated teams necessary to become the service-oriented agency upon which our clients depend—all the while devoted to expert personalized cruise consulting. [Read more →]

June 25, 2019   No Comments

Caribbean Princess Welcomes The Reef Family Splash Zone

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

In May 2019, Caribbean Princess came out of drydock featuring Princess’ brand-new, never-before seen attraction – The Reef Family Splash Zone. Located aft on Deck 17, The Reef embodies a family atmosphere where adults and kids alike can relax, have fun and enjoy the sun and water together.

Young girl playing in splash zone.

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June 12, 2019   No Comments

Meet the Avalon Envision: 2019’s Newest Suite Ship

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

April 2019 marked the introduction of Avalon Waterways’ 13th and newest Suite Ship: the Avalon Envision. This luxurious ship will cruise the Danube between its’ home ports of Prague and Budapest, while guests enjoy their stay in Avalon’s award-winning Panorama Suites. These 200 square-foot suites boast more than 30% more room than the industry standard, as well as wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the suite into an open air balcony. These suites also feature window-facing “Beds with a View,” which allow passengers to take in the beautiful scenery as they relax.

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June 7, 2019   No Comments

AmaWaterways’ AmaMora Embarks on Maiden Voyage

 

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

On Monday, June 3, AmaWaterways’ all-new AmaMora set sail on her maiden voyage out of Amsterdam. Set to arrive in Basel, Switzerland on June 10, the AmaMora is the third ship to have been introduced by the brand in 2019, following the AmaDouro and the AmaMagna.

AmaMora exterior and scenery

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June 6, 2019   No Comments

Top 5 Instagrammable Spots in the Caribbean

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Are you a social media savant? An Instagram intellectual, if you will…

If so, why aren’t you on a cruise right now? With endless possibilities of photo ops, you’ll love your cruise vacation, and chances are your friends will “like” it too! So without further ado, and in no particular order, check out our Top 5 Instagrammable Spots in the Caribbean!

The Pitons (St. Lucia)

These two mountains rising out of the crystal blue water in St. Lucia are known as The Pitons. Each spire, formed hundreds of years ago by underwater volcanic activity, reaches for the sky at over 2,400 feet and is one of the most popular photo ops! If you want the #pictureperfect snap, take some advice from our team here at The Cruise Web and head to the white sand at Sugar Beach, where the immensity of these natural wonders can actually fit in the frame!

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May 30, 2019   No Comments

Carnival Cruise Line Chooses Fun with World-famous Harlem Globetrotters

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

On Tuesday, May 21, Carnival Cruise Line announced its exclusive partnership with the world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters. The basketball team will now serve as Carnival’s official cruise line sponsor worldwide, embodying the tagline “Choose Fun.”

The Harlem Globetrotters’ captivating theatrics and always entertaining exhibition games are a perfect fit with Carnival’s signature brand of fun. Both parties will greatly complement each other in joint marketing efforts such as a designated Choose Fun Zone seating area with branded signage, playful décor, special player interactions and more. Through the new partnership, Carnival will also be provided with traditional marketing assets in order to support their charitable partners’ initiatives.

To promote the new partnership, Carnival released a video of the Harlem Globetrotters stars Hammer Harrison and Dragon Taylor gettin’ buckets in an entertaining fashion aboard Carnival Horizon, featuring Carnival’s SkyRide aerial attraction and Lido Deck:

Harlem Globetrotters president Howard Smith explains that for nine decades, the team has been dedicated to bringing fans laughter, joy, and fun through basketball. “When we heard about the opportunity to partner with cruise industry leader Carnival,” Smith states, “we couldn’t wait to use our combined love of entertaining audiences to make our games more fun and memorable than ever.”

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May 29, 2019   No Comments

Regent to Offer a Variety of Plant-based Cuisine, Including Impossible Burger

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises recently announced the incorporation of over 200 plant-based menu items across its fleet beginning October 1, 2019. Because of travelers’ increasing demand for these high quality foods, plant-based items will be fully incorporated into the fleet’s daily menus and available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Sweet and Sour Vegetables with Tofu

 

This new cuisine will feature the trending Impossible Burger, a meatless burger that has more protein, less total fat, no cholesterol, and fewer calories than a hamburger of similar size.

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May 28, 2019   No Comments

Sailing the Seven Kingdoms: How to Cruise the Filming Locations for ‘Game of Thrones’

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Spoiler alert! The following contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. You’ve been warned.

This past Sunday, HBO’s Game of Thrones came to a dramatic conclusion—beloved characters broke our hearts, the world’s least comfortable throne is no more, and Arya desperately needs a cruise consultant. Love it or hate it, we hope you’ll agree that Game of Thrones was, among many things, one of the most visually stunning TV series ever produced. This is thanks in no small part to the show’s spectacular sets and filming locations, many of which can be visited on a cruise from The Cruise Web!

Featured below are the best ways to cruise to a few of the incredible destinations used as filming locations for Game of Thrones:

 

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

The rocky canyons and cliffs of Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park (about 45 minutes outside of Reykjavik) helped protect the Bloody Gate while guiding the paths of several memorable characters—including Arya, Sansa, Littlefinger, Tormund and Ygritte—and this is near where Brienne battled The Hound!

Featured Itinerary: 14-night Iceland & Ireland (Celebrity Cruises) | Roundtrip Southampton

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May 20, 2019   No Comments