Carnival Announces First Roller Coaster at Sea aboard Mardi Gras

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Debuting in 2020, Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, Mardi Gras, will feature the first roller coaster at sea, BOLT: Ultimate Sea Coaster. Working with German-based Maurer Rides, the new coaster is over 800 feet long and reaches speeds over 40 miles per hour.

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December 13, 2018   No Comments

Entertainment and Recreation on Norwegian Encore Announced at Keel Laying

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest construction, Norwegian Encore, had her keel laid on November 28, 2018. The ship, constructed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, will debut in 2019 as the newest ship in Norwegian’s Breakaway Plus class.

Once the keel had been laid, Norwegian Cruise Line announced details on the ship’s entertainment and recreation in a unique way. Four performers from the Broadway musical, Kinky Boots, gave a surprise presentation of one of the musical’s iconic songs, “Land of Lola.”

Norwegian Encore hull rendering

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November 29, 2018   No Comments

Royal Caribbean Goes Underground to Bring the Royal Experience to Commuters

Courtesy of Royal Caribbean International.

Royal Caribbean International’s new brand campaign is targeting New York-area commuters, both above and below ground, by taking over the 42nd Street line in Manhattan this February. As commuters are transported between Times Square and Grand Central Station, the award-winning cruise line is giving them a taste of the Royal experience with fully-branded shuttle cars supporting the cruise line’s new messaging. First rolled out in December 2011, the campaign is focused on reawakening consumers to the sights and sounds of the sea by communicating the decree, “The Sea is Calling. Answer it Royally.”

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February 22, 2012   No Comments

Princess Cruises Unveils Inaugural Itineraries of New Royal Princess

Courtesy of Princess Cruises.

Princess Cruises marked Valentine’s Day by unveiling the maiden season itineraries of its highly anticipated Royal Princess debuting in June 2013, as well as some additional features of the ship’s signature, and greatly expanded atrium, the social hub of the ship.

Preceding the ship’s inaugural program of 12-day Grand Mediterranean cruises between Barcelona and Venice beginning on June 23, Royal Princess will sail on her inaugural voyage, a seven-day Iberia cruise from Southampton to Barcelona departing June 16.

The Royal Princess maiden season cruises will open for sale on March 15, 2012. There will also be two three-day preview cruises sailing roundtrip from Southampton on June 10 and 13 that will be available for booking at a later date.

“It’s fitting that our new ship will cruise on our most popular Europe itinerary, the Grand Mediterranean,” said Jan Swartz, executive vice president for Princess Cruises. “And the shorter preview cruises prior to the Mediterranean season certainly offer a unique opportunity to sample the new Royal Princess experience our passengers are eagerly awaiting.” [Read more →]

February 22, 2012   1 Comment

Flash Mob Captured Aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

On November 20, 2011, members of Royal Caribbean’s Sales Team were caught participating in a “flash mob” aboard the Liberty of the Seas. Front and center among the participants was Bob Rose, Business Development Manager for Royal Caribbean International. Participants found time during their work breaks to practice their moves in preparation for the surprise dance party, linked below.

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(Video courtesy of Royal Caribbean).

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December 14, 2011   No Comments

Paul Gauguin Reveals Exciting Lineup of Special Guest Host Sailings

Courtesy of Paul Gauguin Cruises.

Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, proudly presents an array of 2012 itineraries with special hosts appealing to a variety of interests – from cooking and astronomy to marine biology.

Kicking off the New Year, The Gauguin’s first theme sailing is on February 11, 2012, to Tahiti & the Society Islands and will feature Daniel Baron, winemaker for Silver Oak Cellars. Mr. Baron was hand-selected to succeed Justin Meyer as winemaker in 1994 by the co-founder himself and since then has carried out the winery’s commitment of making only the finest Cabernet Sauvignon. Each bottle of Silver Oak is aged for nearly five years in American oak barrels, then in bottles so that it is “deliciously drinkable from the day it is released.” Mr. Baron will lead a tasting with cruising guests and will also present a lecture aboard the ship detailing his journey to winemaker, including his master’s studies in viticulture and explorations of France’s great wine regions.

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December 12, 2011   No Comments

Norwegian Gem to Feature Nickelodeon Family Programming in 2012

Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Norwegian Cruise Line and Nickelodeon today announced the expansion of their exclusive partnership, extending the popular family entertainment and programming from two to three ships with the addition of Norwegian Gem, beginning in February 2012. Nickelodeon-themed family events, shows and activities were first introduced in April 2010 on Norwegian Jewel and in July 2010 on Norwegian Epic. [Read more →]

November 16, 2011   No Comments

Royal Caribbean Celebrates Return to New Orleans with Martina McBride

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This November, Royal Caribbean International will celebrate its return to New Orleans, La., in a big way. The eight-time “Best Cruise Line Overall” award winner* has teamed with Republic Nashville to treat invited guests to a special, live performance by one of country music’s most beloved artists, Martina McBride. Following the debut of her new album, ELEVEN, which hit stores on Oct. 11, 2011, the four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year is scheduled to perform aboard Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas, the largest and most innovative cruise ship ever to homeport in New Orleans, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. The Martina concert for invited guests will take place in Voyager of the Seas’ Lyric Theatre before the ship departs on its Western Caribbean Thanksgiving cruise. [Read more →]

October 19, 2011   1 Comment

The Perfect Country Club

By Brandon Biss, Senior Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web.

Like many of us, I was introduced to golf by my father and grandfather. I still play the same courses where my grandfather taught me the game 20 years ago. Some see golf as just a game. Many of us see it as a metaphor of how we live our lives. The game brings out the good in us: the honesty of keeping your own score, integrity of playing the ball how it lies, and the excitement of hitting a great shot. It also exposes our faults: the frustration of not playing well, our impatience with bad breaks, and our need for constant improvement. Like life, golf is not played perfectly. But in both, there is always another opportunity to show your best and improve. [Read more →]

August 24, 2011   No Comments

Cruising Around a Round

By Jarren Matthews, Senior Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web.

A golf outing is a popular and logical addition to a cruise vacation, but have you ever considered a cruise vacation built around golf? For a group of golf enthusiasts, a well-planned cruise could turn into the golfing adventure of a lifetime. For example, I recently had a group of 24 take a Caribbean cruise specifically for golf. They all came back from their trip raving with positive reviews not only for the golfing destinations but also the cruise itself. While the Caribbeanhas its share of beautiful courses, it’s not the only destination well-suited for golf. Read on for some of the most popular golf destinations available to cruisers. [Read more →]

August 24, 2011   No Comments