Carnival Announces Changes to Smoking Policy

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Recently, Carnival Cruise Lines announced a change to their on-board smoking policy that could result in the offender being disembarked. Previously, Carnival’s policy included a nominal fine due to extra cleaning required in the stateroom, but was still a relatively lenient policy.

New policies are making Carnival’s stance on smoking aboard their ships very clear. Two important provisions are included:

  • Any violation of this policy will result in a $500 charge, per violation, posted on the guest’s Sail & Sign account and may also result in the disembarkation of all guests in the stateroom.
  • Guests who are disembarked for violating Carnival’s policy will be responsible for all financial charges and expenses to return home, and no refund of their unused cruise fare will be provided. Additionally, they may be prohibited from sailing with Carnival Cruise Line in the future.

couple on cruise ship balcony

Notably, Carnival now has a $500 fine for each violation of their smoking policy, and a possible disembarkation for not only the offender, but all those in their stateroom. Any expenses incurred from disembarkation due to violation of the smoking policy will be the full responsibility of the passenger.


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November 26, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Starts Construction on Newest and Largest Ship

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Earlier this week, the first steel was cut to mark the beginning of construction on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest class of ship. The hull and livery design were also revealed, using the iconic red, white and blue colors that continue the legacy of Carnival being “America’s Cruise Line”. This 180,000-ton XL vessel will use liquefied natural gas (LNG) to operate—the first ever to do so in North America.

A steel-cutting ceremony took place at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland. This will be the largest Carnival cruise ship ever constructed, set to be delivered in 2020.  A second XL ship will begin construction in 2020 and to be completed in 2022 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carnival Cruise Line’s founding.

“This new ship promises to be truly special, from its groundbreaking technology and one-of-a-kind features to its distinctive livery and hull design that is both timeless and forward-thinking while paying tribute to our nearly 50-year history of making wonderful vacation memories for our guests,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

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November 23, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Vista Celebrates Her New Homeport in Galveston

By The Cruise Web, Inc. 

Carnival Cruise Line moved their popular Carnival Vista ship over 1,000 miles from Miami to her new homeport in Galveston, Texas on Sunday September 23rd, 2018. This is now the largest ship to ever be docked in the well-known cruise port. Overseeing this momentous occasion was Carnival Cruise Line’s President, Christine Duffy, along with the ship’s Godmother, Deshauna Barber.

“The Carnival Vista brings Texas-sized fun to Galveston for guests of all ages and we are thrilled to celebrate her arrival and show our appreciation for the local community,” Duffy announced. “Carnival is Texas’ number one cruise operator and positioning one of our newest ships, Carnival Vista in Galveston it underscores our commitment to growing this key market.”

Carnival Vista at Sea

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September 27, 2018   No Comments

Carnival Cruise Line Announces New Japanese Restaurant

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced the addition of its first-ever teppanyaki dining venue aboard Carnival Horizon.

Teppanyaki, a traditional Japanese cooking method, combines ancient cooking techniques with modern performance art to create an experience pleasing to both the tongue and eyes. The restaurant is expected to debut in Spring 2018 when the Carnival Horizon debuts in Europe.

A rendering of the Teppanyaki restaurant on the Carnival Horizon.

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September 5, 2017   No Comments

Meet the Newest Member of the MSC Cruises Family

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

MSC Seaview, one of the next ships from MSC Cruises, is rapidly preparing for her debut in June 2018. The ship recently reached a huge milestone by celebrating her floating out ceremony in Italy – which is the first time MSC Seaview touched water since the beginning of her construction.  This means the exterior of the MSC Seaview is now complete and she can enter her final stage of construction, which involves the completion of interiors, fixtures, and furnishings.

The goal of MSC Seaview is to bring travelers closer to the sea than ever before. The ships of the Seaside Generation aim to provide the ultimate sun and sea experience, which is why they have been designed for warmer climates. MSC Seaview will come into service June 2018, six months after the debut of her sister ship – MSC Seaside.

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August 31, 2017   No Comments

Seabourn Announces New Extended Explorations Sailings

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Have you always wanted to travel the world? Have you experienced all the ‘standard’ cruise destinations and you’re itching to experience somewhere new and exotic? If you answered yes to these questions then the newly announced sailings from Seabourn are perfect for you!

Seabourn, an ultra-luxury cruise line, recently revealed its new Extended Explorations voyages aboard the Seabourn Sojourn in 2018 and 2019.

Seabourn Sojourn on Sea

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August 11, 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

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere aboard Norwegian Cruise Line

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

MargaritaCruisers get ready: the first-ever floating Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant and 5 O’Clock Somewhere bar will soon set sail on the brand new Norwegian Escape! Cruisers will be able to experience the Margaritaville lifestyle onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship starting November 2015. Norwegian and Margaritaville have an exclusive partnership that will bring many new and exciting attractions to the Norwegian Escape and their new Caribbean destinations (Harvest Caye, Belize and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas). “This partnership is a perfect match between two brands that celebrate escapism, relaxing and having fun,” said John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville.

The Margaritaville restaurant will carry the essence of a laid back experience based on the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett himself. The Margaritaville menu items will include all of the favorites like the Cheeseburger in Paradise and the Who’s to Blame Margarita. The 5 O’Clock Somewhere bar will also feature a music venue and outdoor bar on The Waterfront. Guests can enjoy live music every night as they sail through the Caribbean while sipping on their favorite drink!

“Jimmy Buffett is an icon who embodies the island lifestyle and his Margaritaville lifestyle brand which includes restaurants and bars in its portfolio is a perfect fit for Norwegian Cruise Line and the incredible new Norwegian Escape, that will sail the Caribbean and offer our guests the first and only Margaritaville experience at sea,” said Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line.

To experience the only Margaritaville at sea, speak with one of our Norwegian Cruise Line experts by calling 1-800-377-9383 to book the Norwegian Escape in 2015!

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December 8, 2014   No Comments

Cunard Welcomes Filmmakers Griffin Dunne and Gary Winick on Queen Mary 2

Courtesy of Cunard Line.

Cunard Queen Mary 2As part of Cunard’s partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival, the iconic ocean liner company is pleased to welcome acclaimed filmmakers Griffin Dunne and Gary Winick on the 11 November Transatlantic Crossing from Southampton to New York aboard Queen Mary 2. This year, Cunard was recognized as the Official Cruise Line of the Tribeca Film Festival, of which both film industry insiders have been active participants for a number of years. With this sailing, they join a distinguished list of luminaries and tastemakers that have sailed a legendary voyage with Cunard, operator of The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World. [Read more →]

November 12, 2009   No Comments

Princess Debuts Fully Digital Travel Documents

Courtesy of Princess Cruises.

Crown PrincessPrincess Cruises has debuted an innovative array of digital documents designed to transform the way passengers plan for and learn about their upcoming cruise. The all-new electronic format will deliver more information about their cruise than ever before, arriving conveniently by email and right to their computer desktop from the time of booking and continuing through departure.

The timely digital documents include a brand-new email series filled with personalized pre-cruise information, a downloadable Princess Countdown ConnectionSM widget that delivers useful and entertaining information to a passenger’s computer, personalized online luggage tags, and customizable shore excursion eBooks. The change from printed information to fully digital documents applies to all North American passengers on voyages departing on or after January 21, 2010. [Read more →]

November 5, 2009   1 Comment