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   2 Comments

American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards Join Norwegian Cruise Line

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

This summer, Norwegian Cruise Line is expanding its stationed pool monitors with the addition of lifeguards trained and certified by the American Red Cross to provide lifesaving rescue measures for all guests, especially younger ones.

Starting with the four largest ships – Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic – the uniformed lifeguards will monitor the family pools during scheduled pool hours and complimentary swim vests will be available on the ship’s pool deck during daytime hours.

Norwegian Cruise Line - Pool

The remainder of Norwegian’s fleet will receive this service beginning early 2018. Please note: Adult supervision is required at all times for the utmost safety of all children onboard.

Contact our cruise specialists today on 1-800-377-9383 to book your next family vacation with Norwegian Cruise Line.

Norwegian Getaway

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April 21, 2017   No Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Expands ‘Cirque Dreams and Dinner’ Experience

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

This summer, Norwegian Cruise Line is expanding its theatrical dining experience with the introduction of three new-over-the-top shows: Cirque Dreams Epicurean, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy: The Broadway Hit, and Cirque Dreams and Steam.

Norwegian Epic - acrobatics

All three shows fall under the umbrella of ‘Cirque Dreams & Dinner’ which will be featured on Norwegian Getaway’s summer season in Europe. Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic will see a new and improved version of the dining format beginning March 5 and April 14 respectively. Get ready for all-new menus with gourmet dinner that will usher you into the mesmerizing world of spectacular acrobatics.

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March 7, 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

‘Margaritaville at Sea’ Now Offered on Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Escape to the Margaritaville state of mind aboard Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway as Norwegian Cruise Line breaks down the boundaries of traditional cruising. Imagine the thrill of enjoying the laid back island lifestyle with signature items like “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Who’s to Blame Margarita” while docked at a picturesque port with unbelievable ocean views. Thanks to the expansion of the cruise line’s partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, this imagination will come to life this Fall with exceptional on-board experiences only known to Norwegian.

Margaritaville on Norwegian Escape

If you’ve ever cruised to the Caribbean, there’s no escaping this nostalgic island moment in one of the new ‘Margaritaville at Sea’ restaurants set to open on September 18, 2016. These upgraded eateries will replace Flamingo Grill on Norwegian Getaway, and former Uptown Grill on Norwegian Breakaway.

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August 22, 2016   No Comments

Looking Forward to the Getaway

A compilation by The Cruise Web employees.

A rendering of the Getaway. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line. Sure you’ve heard about the Norwegian Breakaway, but have you met her sister, the Norwegian Getaway?

She is the Miami version of the Norwegian Breakaway. Miami plays a key role in her features, like her hull which is designed with images of the sun and sea. She also tips her hat to Miami’s moniker as the Magic City with the brand-new Illusionarium, a dinner theater space with an incredible video screen on the domed ceiling. There is a mojito bar and menu items featuring those Cuban flavors that are popular in Southern Florida.

To make sure everything is as promised, members of our Cruise Web team are taking a two-night cruise at the end of January to do some investigating. While onboard, each of our team members will be attending courses while eating, drinking, dancing and relaxing just like you will when you are onboard, and they’ll let us know what they think of the entire experience when they get back.

In the meantime, find out what they are most excited to explore on the Norwegian Getaway! [Read more →]

January 17, 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

5 Best Moments in Cruising for 2013

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

2013 in ReviewOne of our favorite things about the end of the year is looking back at all that has happened. As a company, this year (our 19th) has been an exciting one full of growth. Early in the year we added Viking Cruises to our preferred partners and we also celebrated many 10-year anniversaries and one 15-year employment anniversary. We fit right in with the cruise industry, which this year had some great moments. Here is what we thought were the top 5 of 2013:

1. The Debut of the Norwegian Breakaway – This ship made a statement. She’s not the biggest ship in the sea, and she’s not offering extremely different itineraries, but she is jam-packed with exciting activities and features. Start with the fact that she has a New York theme, where you can get a hot dog from a cart while onboard, then move to the exciting shows like the Broadway productions Rock of Ages and Burn the Floor. You can also find several gourmet restaurants onboard, most notably Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Ocean Blue.

2. Kate Middleton Christens the Royal Princess – Following in the footsteps of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, christened the Royal Princess back in June, just a month before giving birth to Prince George. Diana christened the original Royal Princess back in 1984. The Royal Princess is a landmark ship for Princess, she’s larger than any ship in their fleet and offers innovative features like the SeaWalk and a stunning fountain show on the pool deck.

3. Holland America partners with Dancing with the Stars – This year cruisers had dance fever as on all of Holland America’s ships they could take Dancing with the Stars dance classes and even compete to become the champion dancer of their sailing. This partnership, which is continuing through 2014, also includes a selection of sailings where some of the show’s professional dancers, like Kym Johnson, Mark Ballas and Derrek Hough, appear on board along with the show’s most popular stars, including Shawn Johnson and Carson Kressely, to perform, meet guests and participate in Q & As. [Read more →]

December 26, 2013   No Comments

Help Name Norwegian’s Two New Ships!

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line is seeking your input as they set out to name their two newest ships.

Here are the name options:

Norwegian Bliss | Norwegian Discovery | Norwegian Dreamaway | Norwegian Escape Norwegian Journey | Norwegian Muse | Norwegian Passion | Norwegian Sailaway | Norwegian Treasure | Norwegian Triton  [Read more →]

September 11, 2013   No Comments

Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian to Host Culinary Activities on Norwegian Breakaway

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Ocean Blue Restaurant on Norwegian BreakawayIron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is an industry tastemaker. Why? Not only does he talk the talk, but he walks the kitchen.

His wildly successful additions to the Norwegian Breakaway, the Ocean Blue restaurant (check out our personal review here), The Raw Bar, and Ocean Blue on the Waterfront, have been received extremely well by the cruising industry, and now he will hop aboard for a selection of special culinary activities on certain Breakaway sailings. [Read more →]

July 26, 2013   No Comments