Norwegian Offers 4 New Land Based Experiences

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Hawaii. Photo courtesy of  Norwegian Cruise Line.A Cruisetour is the best of both worlds. It’s a cruise combined with a multi-day guided land tour where you are taken to amazing inland destinations, have hotel rooms reserved for you and are guided through amazing cultural experiences (essentially like a cruise, but on land). These are most popular in Alaska where many cruise lines offer the experience of seeing the glaciers, catching a king crab or spotting a whale along the coastline of our largest state, but then disembarking and venturing into the wilderness of Alaska and visiting spots like Denali National Park.

Norwegian Cruise Line has just announced the addition of four new Cruisetours to make your next Norwegian cruise vacation the total package.


O’ahu Explorer Cruisetour – In addition to Norwegian’s 7-day Hawaii island itineraries that leave every 7 days you can tack on this 4-day/3-night Cruisetour which occurs before the cruise.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Hawaii with a lei greeting at the airport and settle into your home for the next few days, the Waikiki Beach
    Marriott Resort & Spa. On this day you’ll get acclimated to your surroundings.
  • Day 2: Explore the surf culture of the North Shore and Haleiwa before learning more about the history and intense cultural traditions of Hawaiian culture at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
  • Day 3: Tour the USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park at Pearl Harbor. The day also includes a visit to the Pacific Aviation Museum and the National Memorial Cemetery.
  • Day 4: Check out the incredible views of Hawaii’s Windward Coast, Ko’olau Mountain Range and waterfalls from Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. Then head out to Kualoa Ranch to taste poi, make a lei and learn to hula before boarding a catamaran for a tour of the bay. [Read more →]

September 27, 2013   No Comments

It’s Time to Breakaway

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

We at The Cruise Web are super excited for Norwegian’s latest ship, the BreakawayBreakaway Rendering - Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line, to debut next month because many of us will be onboard for a couple of days to test out the digs and report back to you on all the exciting features, delicious food and comfortable accommodations.

The Norwegian Breakaway will have a lot of interesting features, including 28 places to eat, a boardwalk, a water park and fireworks with every sailing. We asked our staff what they were most looking forward to and we got back a variety of results.

Check out the diversity of features that are getting our cruise experts excited:

Sammie K.
I am most excited to indulge in some delicious treats as well as learn some cake decorating tips from Carlo’s Bake Shop on the Norwegian Breakaway! Carlo’s Bake Shop is an addition of Buddy Valastro’s bakeshop featured on TLC’s hit show The Cake Boss. [Read more →]

April 12, 2013   4 Comments

Drink Packages on All Contemporary Cruise Lines

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

drinking packages Now all three of the major contemporary cruise lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International, offer some form of an alcoholic drink package. These packages allow cruisers to enjoy an alcoholic beverage onboard without breaking the bank. It also allows cruisers to enjoy their vacation just a little more. Gone are the days of worrying that you are spending hundreds of dollars at the poolside bar or doing the mental math when you purchase wine with your delightful dinner. [Read more →]

December 18, 2012   2 Comments

Norwegian Picks Miami Artist for Getaway Hull

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Getaway Hull ArtNorwegian Cruise Line is giving its new ships the Breakaway and Getaway identities based on their home ports. This is evident on the Breakaway, which will sail from New York City. The ship will feature entertainment from the Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes, there will be hot dog stands onboard and the giant art on the hull of the ship was painted by Peter Max, a  New York artist.

Now, the Getaway, Breakaway‘s sister ship, is finally getting her time in the sun, as Norwegian has announced the first of many special features for this ship which will call Miami home. The hull art for Getaway will be created by David “LEBO” Le Batard, a modern artist raised in South Florida. [Read more →]

December 4, 2012   No Comments

New Ship for Norwegian Cruise Line

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

A rendering of Norwegian's Breakaway - courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.Norwegian Cruise Line put in the order for a third new ship, which has yet to be named. Temporarily called the Breakaway Plus, this ship will be 163,000 gross tons and accommodate 4,200 passengers. This ship is set to be completed in October 2015. [Read more →]

November 14, 2012   3 Comments

Norwegian Breakaway Kicks Into High Gear

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The Rockettes will christen the Norwegian BreakwayThe Norwegian Breakaway will be christened in May by a set of New York icons. No, not celebrities or intellectuals, the ship is going to be christened by the Rockettes.

The Rockettes are Radio City Musical Hall’s troupe of high-kicking dancers. This famous group of women have been a staple at Radio City since 1932. They have also become a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, where they have performed every year since 1957. [Read more →]

October 11, 2012   2 Comments

Norwegian Debuts Exclusive Cabanas

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

NCL offers new cabanasIf you’ve been on a Norwegian cruise to the Bahamas or the Caribbean, you have probably stopped for a day at Great Stirrup Cay, the cruise line’s private island. While there you can soak up the sun on the beach, swim in crystal clear water and of course enjoy some tasty barbecue. It’s truly a blissful experience, but now the experience can be even more luxurious with the island’s new cabanas. [Read more →]

June 14, 2012   No Comments

NCL Breakaway Will Feature Waterpark, Sports Center

Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Norwegian Cruise Lines is constructing an extensive water park to be featured on the Norwegian Breakaway. This water park will include five giant slides, a designated kids play area, two pools, four hot tubs and a bar and grill. The water park is in addition to a three-story sports complex that will feature a ropes course, full basketball court and miniature golf course. [Read more →]

April 30, 2012   1 Comment

Norwegian Getaway Will Make Miami Home

Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.

The Norwegian Getaway will make the Port of Miami its home. The ship, which is set to begin sailing in Spring 2014, will be the largest ship to have its home in Miami.

Are you ready to Getaway?

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April 25, 2012   No Comments

New TV Show Finds Love on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Ships

Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Not since “The Love Boat” have cruise ships gotten so much screen time. Lifetime Network will be premiering a new dating reality series, “Love for Sail,” which takes place on three of Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships. The show will premiere on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 10 pm ET/PT.

In each episode of “Love for Sail,” four women looking for love will board a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, either Epic, Pearl or Star and set sail to exotic locations surrounded by a group of equally-eager single men ready to embark on what they hope to be the voyage of their lives.

“We are thrilled to work with Lifetime … on a unique series that showcases the many aspects of cruising from lavish suites and incredible dining options to innovative on board activities and exciting shore excursions,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “There is such romance in being at sea; this show will do a great job of showcasing that and sharing the stories of these guests who may find the love of their life aboard.” [Read more →]

March 28, 2012   No Comments