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Carnival Launches Video Series to Showcase Mardi Gras Cruise Ship

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Go “Behind the Fun” and follow along as the buzz builds for Carnival’s upcoming Mardi Gras cruise ship! This new eight-part video series will take you from shipyard to sea with interesting pit stops along the way, including a meeting with Chef Emeril Lagasse and a preview of the test track for BOLT—the first roller coaster at sea!

In the series’ first video, Carnival Cruise Director Matt Mitcham and Brand Ambassador John Heald step back in time to explore the cruise line’s heritage and history of groundbreaking firsts, including a look back at the original TTS Mardi Gras.

Check out the first video below, and stay tuned as we follow Mardi Gras’ journey from shipyard to sea!

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February 18, 2020   No Comments

The Cruise Web Named Royal Caribbean’s 2019 Automation Partner of the Year

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The Cruise Web was recently honored as the 2019 Automation Partner of the Year for Royal Caribbean. This award specifically recognizes our agency’s expertise with Royal Caribbean’s booking platform, technology that The Cruise Web’s Cruise Consultants embrace to simplify the cruise planning process.

Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Service, Vicki Freed, sums it up best: “The Travel Partner of the Year Awards are by far my favorite way to start every year by recognizing the strength in our partnerships and the incredible work and accomplishments we have achieved together. Our 2019 winners have shown they have great skill, in-depth knowledge and passion for Royal Caribbean—characteristics that make for the most effective ‘value interpreters’ for any client. As we embark on 2020 with the November launch of our new ship Odyssey of the Seas in sight, we’re excited to reach new heights the entire travel advisor community. Thank you for your support, and congratulations to our winners.”

The Cruise Web is Royal Caribbean 2019 Automation Partner of the Year

We are very grateful to Royal Caribbean for this recognition, and also very proud of our team. Their hard work and constant training help us master the products and tools needed to plan your perfect cruise vacation.

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February 17, 2020   No Comments

Infographic: Meet the NEW Celebrity Apex

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The next gem in Celebrity Cruises’ game-changing EDGE class of cruise ships, Celebrity Apex, makes her stunning debut in April 2020.

Check out The Cruise Web’s latest cruise ship infographic to explore the best of what you’ll find aboard Celebrity Apex—from the state-of-the-art Infinite Verandas and exclusive Retreat, to a Rooftop Garden and adults-only Solarium. Plus, Celebrity Apex also features martini-shaped hot tubs, a cantilevered Magic Carpet platform, an expansive Spa with SEA Thermal Suites, and the infamous Eden with its one-of-a-kind entertainment and dining!

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

Infographic - Celebrity Apex Cruise Ship

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Celebrity Apex is on sale now and already selling out! CLICK HERE for available itineraries.

To learn about Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Apex, contact The Cruise Web’s experienced cruise consultants at 1-800-377-9383.

 

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January 28, 2020   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Commits to Wellness at Sea with Lifestyle Brand, goop

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

If you’ve been searching for the ultimate wellness cruise, look no further than Celebrity Apex on August 26, 2020. On this date, Celebrity Cruises will further their commitment to wellness by pairing with modern lifestyle brand, goop. The day will consist of many sessions aimed to cradle a guest’s mind, body and soul balance to leave them feeling whole and refreshed. Not only will goop at Sea bring aboard a Rockstar group of doctors, practitioners and thought leaders, it will also feature goop Founder & CEO Gwyneth Paltrow. There has never been a cruise more centered around meaningful you-time than Celebrity Apex’s August 26, 2020 sailing to Spain, France and the Italian Riviera!

Celebrity Apex Sailing

The day of wellness with goop at Sea starts with an inspiring Opening Conversation with goop’s chief content officer, Elise Loehnen, and founder, Gwyneth Paltrow.  They plan to start up the electric energy of the day by sharing their own personal wellness journeys and future aspirations. If you’ve ever dreamt of talking life goals with Gwyneth Paltrow, now’s your chance!

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January 21, 2020   No Comments

MSC Cruises Announces #SuperCoralPlay Bracelets to Raise Money

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

MSC Cruises continues their dedication to the preservation of the Bahamas with their latest goodwill campaign, #SuperCoralPlay. Ocean Cay Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ private island, opened in the Bahamas in December after a lengthy conservation effort revitalized the former sand dredging island.

Since choosing the location for their private getaway, MSC Cruises has worked diligently with marine biologists from all over the world to rebuild and reinvigorate the coral reef surrounding the island. During this process, scientist have identified “Super Coral,” or species of coral that are especially resistant to the ever-changing environment. This coral has specific traits that lead to a heightened tolerance of environmental change and could be the reason coral reefs all over the world are able to be restored.

MSC Private Isalnd

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January 21, 2020   No Comments

New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2020

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

If you have any champagne left from New Year’s Eve, now’s the time to pop it and raise a glass—or at least find a bottle to smash—in honor of the new cruise ships debuting in 2020! Our expectations are great, and from what we’ve seen so far, these new fleet additions are living up to the hype. In fact, if you haven’t decided on your New Year’s resolution yet—or if you need a mid-January “do-over”—resolve to experience one of these incredible new ships in 2020!

Continue below for our highlights of every new cruise ship debuting in 2020:

 

Seven Seas Splendor (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
Maiden Voyage: February 6, 2020
Passenger Capacity: 750 (double occupancy)

 

Highlights:

All-balcony Suites: Ranging from 307 to 4,443 square feet, each elegantly appointed luxury suite aboard Seven Seas Splendor offers a spacious veranda.

New Musical Productions: Enjoy five new musical productions—featuring everything from country to disco—in the state-of-the-art Constellation Theater.

Culinary Arts Kitchen: Participate in 16 new culinary classes aboard Seven Seas Splendor, featuring world-class equipment and personal attention.

Observation Lounge: Inspired by sunny English gardens, the spacious Observation Lounge offers top-of-the-line cocktails paired with unforgettable views.

Infinity Plunge Pool: Soak in the Infinity-edge Plunge Pool while taking in the surrounding scenery.

Seven Seas Splendor premiers in Barcelona next month, and then quickly makes for the sunny skies of the Caribbean and Pacific Coast. Call 1-800-377-9383 to plan your luxury escape aboard Seven Seas Splendor.

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January 21, 2020   1 Comment

Viking Cruises Announces Viking Expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica and Great Lakes

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

First came Viking River Cruises. Next, Viking took to the seas where Viking Ocean Cruises delights guests with luxurious accommodations, unique itineraries and extraordinary cultural experiences—but Viking’s guests wanted more! In true Viking Cruises fashion, the demand for more was answered emphatically, and Viking Expeditions was born!

Launching with two expedition ships, Viking Polaris and Viking Octantis, guests will be able to see the world, differently, starting in 2022. The ships will be intimate, holding just 378 guests, and feature technology that will brave any conditions to allow guests to delve into the Arctic, Antarctica, The Great Lakes and more! Inside, though, is breathtaking. Luxuriously appointed staterooms grace the entirety of the ship with design influences coming from the clean-cut, modern style of Scandinavia.

Viking Expedition Ship Top Deck

Viking Resident Scientists have curated special onboard programming in conjunction with professors from the renowned Cambridge University. Paired with equally special itineraries, the Viking Expeditions experience is sure to wow from pole to pole with inaugural voyages exploring the Arctic, Antarctica and The Great Lakes:

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January 21, 2020   1 Comment

Oceania Cruises Creates Delicious Moments with Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

On January 9, 2020, Oceania Cruises announced its newest addition to the Finest Cuisine at Sea. Being a brand renowned for its culinary creativity does not stop after the main course with Oceania Cruises! Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, named as one of the “Top 5 Ice Creams in America” by Food Network, will now be made from scratch aboard Oceania’s six ships. To celebrate this partnership, the two brands have collaborated to create a new, signature ice cream flavor specifically for Oceania Cruises. Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream witll make its debut aboard Marina and Riviera in February of 2020 and will launch fleet-wide come May.

Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are the name of the game with Oceania Cruises. It is no wonder that the line’s signature Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream flavor will be one of the richest desserts to grace your taste buds this year. Oceania Cruises’ signature “Regatta Royale” flavor is a delicious combination of bittersweet dark chocolate from Berkley, California, orange zest, and smoked sea salt. Having completed a taste test of the product at The Cruise Web office, our team agrees that the only thing that could make this dessert better would be enjoying it during a carefree cruise vacation!

Regatta Royal Ice Cream for Oceania Cruises

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January 16, 2020   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Offers STEM at Sea with Frost Science Museum

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises has teamed up with Frost Science Museum to create an engaging and educational STEM at Sea program for young cruisers! Celebrity Cruises strives to bring the natural world closer to their guests and their STEM at Sea program takes this goal to the next level. Through research, training and dedication, Celebrity has created two amazing Camp at Sea programs which allow children to ask all the questions they’ve ever had about science! The activities associated with STEM at Sea are molded for a variety of age groups, all the way from young kids to the young at heart. These intriguing STEM programs launched aboard Celebrity Equinox.

Celebrity Cruises Kid's Club

Of all the scientific topics to choose from, Celebrity’s STEM at Sea program has centered on ideas of environmental conservation. These STEM programs find ways to make tackling challenges like pollution more understandable (and even fun!) to children. There are two main Frost Science-branded STEM at Sea programs:

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January 6, 2020   1 Comment

Silversea Debuts Newly Refurbished Silver Shadow

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

In 2019, Silversea Cruises completed the refurbishment of the 28,258-ton Silver Shadow. This extensive refurbishment was inspired by the design of Silver Muse, which called for many major upgrades. These main points of improvement centered on Silver Shadow’s suites, Atrium, La Dame, Connoisseur’s Corner, and casino. Making the already luxurious ship even more comfortable and beautiful was the goal of this refurbishment, and guests will not be disappointed by the result!

No area on Silver Shadow was untouched during the refurbishment, but five spaces received extra attention. The first areas that received a huge makeover were the Suites aboard this all-suite vessel. The suite renovations were modeled directly after Silver Muse’s color palette and design, meaning all new furniture, lighting, carpets and headboards! Suite bathrooms were updated as well, including new sinks and materials with a full overhaul of the Owner’s Suite bathroom.

SIlver Shadow Owner's Suite

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January 2, 2020   No Comments