Celebrity Cruises Announces New Inaugural Schedule for Celebrity Edge

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises recently announced its newest ship, Celebrity Edge, will be completed ahead of its original schedule. Celebrity Cruises has announced two 7-night maiden voyages for Celebrity Edge alternating Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries.

Maiden Voyage West: Celebrity Edge will depart on December 9, 2018 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a 7-night Western Caribbean itinerary. She is scheduled to call on Key West, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; and George Town, Grand Cayman.

Maiden Voyage East: Celebrity Edge will depart on December 16, 2018 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida for 7-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary. She is scheduled on call on San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

Guests also have the option of booking both sailings back-to-back for a 14-night trip!

The newest ship from Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Edge, will be making her debut in November 2018.

 

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January 12, 2018   No Comments

U by Uniworld Introduces New Ship – The B

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The latest brand from boutique river cruise line Uniworld, U by Uniworld, recently debuted a new ship – The B.

U by Uniworld is one of the first cruise lines to target the 21-45 age bracket, and the ships fit exactly what they want out of a river cruise. This is not traditional river cruising; this is a brand new experience.

The B, like her sister ship The A, is sleek, sophisticated, and full of amenities/activities designed to appeal to the elusive 21-45 market.

The B cruises down France’s Seine River, and stops in some of France’s hottest destinations including Paris, Rouen, Honfleur, Vernon, and more. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the culturally rich destinations. Some of the fun excursions you could do on your trip are a midnight stroll in Paris, a walking tour highlighting the medieval charms of Rouen, a bike ride in Normandy along the Seine, and more!

The B from U by Uniworld sails down France's Seine River, making a stop in Paris, France.

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October 31, 2017   No Comments

Cunard Line Announces New Addition to Fleet

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Cunard recently announced the addition of a brand new ship to its fleet – scheduled to make her debut in 2022.

The currently unnamed ship will join the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth as the fourth member of the Cunard family. She will be the first new Cunard ship in 12 years, and it will be the first time since 1998 that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service.

Cunard's Queen Victoria, one of four ships in the fleet.

The new ship will accommodate up to 3,000 guests, and will blend Cunard signatures with brand new features to create incredible experiences for cruisers.

For more information and updates about the new ship from Cunard, check back here regularly at The Cruise Web Blog. To learn more about current sailings with Cunard Line, call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with our experienced Cruise Consultants.

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September 27, 2017   No Comments

Azamara Club Cruises Announces Expansion of its Fleet

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The Azamara family will be expanding by one in the near future! Azamara Club Cruises just announced the addition of a new ship, Azamara Pursuit, scheduled to debut in March 2018. Azamara Pursuit will be Azamara Club Cruises’ third ship, joining sister ships Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest.

The Azamara Quest, one of three ships in the Azamara Club Cruises fleet.

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September 26, 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

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

Infographic: Inside Look at Uniworld’s New Ship, S.S. Joie de Vivre

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Experience the ‘Joy of Living’ on a virtual tour of Uniworld’s new S.S. Joie de Vivre river ship with The Cruise Web’s latest infographic! Designed specifically for sailing France’s Seine River, S.S. Joie de Vivre is the most luxurious river ship to sail directly into Paris – and actually dock within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower. Everything about this incredible new ship reflects the best of France – from the Parisian decor and L’Occitane bath and body products to the fresh French cuisine and local wines.

Preview The Cruise Web’s S.S. Joie de Vivre infographic below, or CLICK HERE for full version:

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Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre will sail along the Seine River between Paris and Caudebec-en-Caux, highlighting the history, art, culture and flavors of France. The 8-day Paris & Normandy itinerary includes quaint cities, rustic villages and the striking beaches of Normandy, and the 8-day Parisian Royal Holiday offers a different perspective of the region against a backdrop of twinkling lights in celebration of the Christmas season. Plus, Uniworld’s French immersion goes beyond the riverside scenery and daily tours, as the S.S. Joie de Vivre herself is designed to represent the beauty and rich history of France.

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May 23, 2017   No Comments

Infographic: Viking Oceans Cruise Ships

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Take a virtual ship tour of Viking Oceans’ award-winning ocean cruise ships in The Cruise Web’s latest infographic (click to expand):

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Viking Oceans‘ stunning fleet of ocean vessels currently includes Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky. Plus, the award-winning line will welcome the addition of Viking Sun in late 2017 and Viking Spirit in 2018. Viking Ocean Cruises’ itineraries sail around the world to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, North America and more – bringing Viking’s ever-popular cultural enrichment and destination-centric mentality to the Seven Seas.

To learn more about Viking Oceans’ cruise ships, onboard experience and itineraries, contact The Cruise Web’s expert consultants today at 1-800-377-9383.

 

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April 14, 2017   No Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Plans Construction of Four Next Generation Ships

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

The next generation of extraordinary ships aimed at optimizing fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment will be introduced by Norwegian Cruise Line in the next 5 years. The cruise line has reached an agreement with Fincantieri to construct four 140,000 gross ton ships schedule for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 with an option to include two additional ships in 2026 and 2027.

Norwegian Breakaway - exterior

According to the president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.,
“this new class of ships will continue Norwegian Cruise Line’s legacy of introducing meaningful innovation to the cruise industry.” Much freedom and flexibility, together with innovative designs, will distinguish these 3,300-guest-capacity vessels from all others, as the cruise line builds upon the success of Breakaway-Plus Class ships. These energy efficient ships are currently priced at €800 million per ship.

Stay tuned for details on the ships’ many innovative guest-facing and first-at-sea features which will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, check out other recent ship builds from Norwegian Cruise Line.

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February 21, 2017   No Comments

New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2017

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

2017 is fast approaching, and with it comes a host of new cruise ships! From large, family-friendly contemporary ships to smaller luxury vessels, 2017 will introduce something new for every type of cruise traveler. Continue below to learn more about the new cruise ships debuting in 2017:

Viking Sky & Viking Sun (Viking Ocean Cruises)
Maiden Voyages: February 25, 2017 for Viking Sky; November 17, 2017 for Viking Sun
Passenger Capacity: 930

Viking Sky - Courtesy of Viking Cruises

Viking Oceans will debut two new ships in 2017, Viking Sky and Viking Sun, both sister ships to the already sailing Viking Star and Viking Sea. Each of these luxurious new ships embodies the heart of Viking Cruises’ philosophy of providing personalized and immersive small-ship travel experiences.

Every stateroom features a private balcony to take in the sights and sounds of each unique destination. And while guests are free to keep to themselves and enjoy their own personal sanctuary, we encourage passengers to explore the ship and experience the elegant public spaces, including the Explorers’ Lounge, Sun Deck and Theater.

Key Features:

The Spa: Reinvigorate your mind, body and soul at Viking Ocean’s Nordic-inspired onboard spa. The Spa features a snow grotto where snow actually falls from the ceiling, a soothing sauna, thalassotherapy pool, hot tub, plunge pool and heated ceramic lounge chairs.

Infinity Pool: Enjoy incredible views from the ledge of the onboard infinity pool, or retreat indoors to cool off in the shade with an icy beverage.

Wintergarden: Relax in the airy Wintergarden with the perfect cup of tea while partaking in engaging conversation with fellow travelers.

When the Viking Sky debuts in February 2017, she’ll be sailing a variety of European itineraries. The Viking Sun will debut in November 2017 out of Miami, Florida. Both the Viking Sky and Viking Sun are now available to book; contact one of our experienced consultants at 1-800-377-9383 to experience Viking Oceans’ newest ships.


 

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December 20, 2016   4 Comments