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

A Reimagined Garden of Eden Found Only on the Celebrity Edge

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises has revealed the latest exciting feature on its newest ship, the Celebrity Edge. Eden is a unique venue where state of the art design is fused into every element. It’s a modern day Garden of Eden.

“Eden, like so many aspects of Celebrity Edge, represents a unique advance in cruise ship design,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “It’s an experience that’s multi-faceted and innovative. Connectivity to the ocean is one of the most exciting hallmarks of Edge Class, and with more glass than any other room at sea, Eden embodies that outward-facing concept beautifully.”

Celebrity Edge, Eden, During the Day

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June 30, 2017   2 Comments

Princess Cruises Introduces Regional Menus Showcasing Destination Specialties

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Princess Specialty Dining - Courtesy of Princess CruisesOn August 15, 2014, Princess Cruises proudly announced its new epicurean dining program, set to begin this November. Now each cruiser will have masterfully created specialties designed to reflect the culture and character of the destinations being visited by their grand ships.

Local ingredients, spices and produce will be used to create these exciting dishes for Princess Cruises’ passengers. This new program will debut with Caribbean specialties to reflect the fall itineraries to these fascinating islands. Over time, the program will be introduced into Princess’ entire fleet to showcase the unique flavors of Alaska, Hawaii and the Mediterranean.

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August 20, 2014   No Comments

Adventures in St. Lucia

By Samantha Mahaney, Operations Analyst, The Cruise Web, Inc.

Touring the Pitons in St. LuciaAfter a year and a half of planning a wedding, there’s nothing better than spending a week with your new husband in St. Lucia. We chose St. Lucia as our honeymoon destination because the mountainous landscape and beautiful Caribbean waters were two things we needed to see. We had heard nothing but great things about the history, people, and setting of the island. St. Lucia is also a very popular cruise port and everything we did on our trip is something you can do when your cruise ship stops in St. Lucia.

We spent the first few days unwinding on the beaches that surrounded us. We were amazed by the breathtaking scenery that we had every day and especially at night, where we could enjoy views of the sun setting over the ocean. We live on the East Coast, so this is something we rarely get to enjoy in the evening. We indulged in Jerk chicken, shrimp, and fresh fruit every night, and we washed that down with the famous St. Lucian drinks – rum punch and Piton beer. [Read more →]

July 2, 2014   No Comments

The Best Cruises We Took in 2013

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

Adam with a husky in Alaska.2013 was a big year for the cruise industry with the introduction of anticipated ships and updated programming, and for cruisers each and every opportunity to cruise is big deal. Here we’ve spotlighted some of our team members’ favorite experiences this year. We’d love to add your favorite 2013 cruise experiences to this list, so be sure to tell us where you cruised and why it was great this year!

Adam W.
The best cruise I took this year was to visit the great land of Alaska.  My wife and I cruised from Whittier, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia on the Island Princess back in late August. We stayed at the Hotel Alyeska near Anchorage, saw 26 glaciers in a day on a high-speed catamaran, visited the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, panned for gold, experienced Hubbard Glacier and cruised through Glacier Bay National Park. Shore excursion highlights included dog sledding and puppy time in Skagway, whale watching in Juneau and a taxi tour of the Ketchikan area.

Heather W.
The best cruise I took this year was on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. It was great to go with friends and make some new ones. There was so much to do that I didn’t even have to get off the ship!

Greer J.
My best cruise in 2013 was sailing to the Hawaiian Islands on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America. Being at a different port almost every day was nice. The cruise was very relaxing – I indulged in a full body massage, which was well worth it. I even ran into a TV sitcom celebrity while on the cruise – Barbara Eden, better known as Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie, was on the ship for her vacation. [Read more →]

December 27, 2013   1 Comment

The Divine MSC Divina

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

Pool Deck on the MSC Divina.This November a large group of our Cruise Web team were invited to attend the MSC Divina‘s first sailing in America. The ship sailed from Miami to Port Canaveral and the Bahamas on a 4-day itinerary. MSC decided that it was going to have one of their newest (she was built in 2012) and most exquisite ships sail year round in the Caribbean as part of the Italian company’s expansion outside of the Mediterranean.

The Divina has a couple of fun features that set her apart from most ships, including a 4D theater, a simulated formula one race car and a new partnership with a gelato company, Nutella, Martini and other great food vendors.

Aside from getting to spend a great long weekend together, our consultants really got time to experience MSC Cruises and check out the Divina. Here are their highlights: [Read more →]

December 4, 2013   No Comments

An Alluring Anniversary on the Allure of the Seas

By The Cruise Web Inc.,

View of the AquaTheaterIn September, Cruise Consultant Beth T. and her husband Dean celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary with an adventure on Royal Caribbean’s biggest ship, the Allure of the Seas.

Despite the fact that the Allure of the Seas is larger than some cities in the United States, Beth said she never felt like she was being crowded or had to wait in terribly long lines. She credited a lot of this to the fact that the Allure has “neighborhoods” which divide the ship into seven different areas.

“The ship is huge, but for being so grand it still has a feeling of intimacy,” she explains. [Read more →]

October 21, 2013   No Comments

Your Summer 2013 To-Do List

By The Cruise Web, Inc.,

Sun and Clouds Viewed from UnderwaterWe’ve shed our coats and our jackets here at The Cruise Web, and we have embraced the warmth that summer has to offer. To make sure we get the most out of these warm months, we came up with a list of 20 experiences we want to have this summer.

Please feel free to share this list with your friends and add on. In October we can see how many actually got accomplished.

So here’s to summer and all the fun that’s about to come!

Our 20 Top Summer Experiences for 2013

1. Catch lightning bugs in a jar while sitting outside late into the evening hours. Click to Tweet

2. Lounge by the pool with a big pair of sunglasses, preferably a pool on a brand new cruise ship.

3. Get out of town and take a classic summer vacation. We’d like to travel to Australia or set sail for the Mediterranean this year! Click to Tweet [Read more →]

June 4, 2013   No Comments

Our Favorite Cruise Destinations

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

Barbados Picking a favorite cruise destination can be a bit of a tough choice; after all, there are so many great countries, cities and hot spots out there, and each offers something slightly different from the next. But you know, sometimes you just have to pick a favorite and be done with it. So, we asked our well-traveled staff to put themselves in that spot between a rock and a hard place and make a decision.

We asked them to fill in these blanks: “In my opinion, the best cruise destination is ________________ because __________________________________.”

Read on to see how they completed this fill-in-the blank statement. You can participate by telling us your favorite destination in the comments below.

Susan C.
In my opinion, the best cruise destination is Barbados because it is absolutely gorgeous and you can tell that the residents take pride in their country. [Read more →]

January 22, 2013   5 Comments

Creepy Cruising: The Halloween Special

 By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Spooky Halloween Cruises SightsThe Caribbean and Bermuda – sand, sun, smoothies, dolphins, and witches? In honor of Halloween, today we at The Cruise Web are delighted to haunt you with some creepy attractions across the Caribbean.  Welcome to The Cruise Web Blog, Halloween Edition. [Read more →]

October 31, 2012   No Comments