Norwegian Cruise Line Begins Construction on New Ship, Norwegian Encore

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line began construction on its newest ship, Norwegian Encore. She will be the seventeenth ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet and will be the fourth and final ship in the Breakaway Plus Class. Norwegian Encore is scheduled to sail to the Caribbean from Miami beginning in the fall of 2019.

Norwegian Encore will be the ultimate Breakaway Plus Class vessel and we are thrilled to celebrate the start of construction for this incredible new ship,” said Andy Stuart, President and Chief Executive Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. “Over 50 years ago the Norwegian brand began creating unforgettable vacation moments with the first inter-island cruise in the Caribbean from Miami. We continue building on our legacy of innovation with this brand-new state-of-the-art vessel perfect for exploring the natural beauty of some of the most remarkable islands in the world.”

Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Norwegian Encore, will debut in fall 2019.

Norwegian Encore is currently scheduled to sail 7-day cruises to the Caribbean and will accommodate close to 4,000 guests. She will continue Norwegian Cruise Line’s tradition of offering guests superior service, top-quality entertainment, signature dining, and fantastic onboard experiences. Norwegian Encore will blend innovative design and modern décor with Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature options which allow guests the freedom and flexibility to design their own perfect cruise vacation.

More details about Norwegian Encore will be revealed in the upcoming months, so check back here for the latest news about Norwegian Encore! For information about how you can sail with Norwegian Cruise Line – call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with an expert cruise consultant.

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January 31, 2018   No Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Launches New App

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line recently introduced the second generation of its popular app – Cruise Norwegian.

The newest version of the app is an upgrade of the previous version and adds many new features guaranteed to enhance guests’ cruising experience. Previously, the Cruise Norwegian app could only be used during the cruise but now is a ‘one stop shop’ before, during, and after the cruise.

“Whether they are 60 days from their sail date or in the middle of their cruise, the Cruise Norwegian app brings seamless anytime-access to the myriad of on board offerings, services, and activities right into the palms of our guests’ hands,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO for Norwegian Cruise Line. “Once on board, the Cruise Norwegian app will allow guests to continue customizing their ideal cruise experience, and view or manage their existing account information, allowing them to maximize their time and spend it on things they enjoy the most.”

Cruisers will be able to design their perfect cruise right from their smartphones with the complimentary Cruise Norwegian app. They can preview and book shore excursions, secure reservations for dining and entertainment, purchase onboard credit, secure their dining and drink packages, and even plan to celebrate a special occasion!

The Cruise Norwegian app will be available on the Norwegian Bliss when she debuts in summer 2018.

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December 6, 2017   No Comments

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   No Comments

Infographic: Introducing Norwegian Bliss

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Discover Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest activity-filled ship, Norwegian Bliss, with The Cruise Web’s latest ship infographic! Norwegian Bliss debuts in the spring of 2018 with a host of new features, including the largest go-kart race track at sea, an outdoor laser tag course, a new upscale BBQ smokehouse and the spectacular Broadway entertainment of Jersey Boys! Beyond her new exclusives, Norwegian Bliss will also feature a multi-level Aqua Park, diverse dining options, multiple music and comedy clubs and a wraparound Waterfront promenade, as well as two stunning observation lounges to take in the beauty of Alaska, the Caribbean and beyond.

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Infographic - Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship

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August 22, 2017   No Comments

Quebec City to Hold Inaugural Cruise Month

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Quebec City recently announced its first Cruise Month will take place September 16th through October 16th, 2017. The designated month will celebrate the region’s booming cruise industry with numerous events celebrating local businesses, arts, and culture – all with the goal of helping travelers find new and exciting experiences in Quebec City.

Quebec City is the home of Cruise Month.

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August 18, 2017   No Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2017/2018 Meet the Winemaker Cruises

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the lineup for the 2017/2018 Meet the Winemakers Cruises. The selected cruises aboard the Norwegian Escape and the Norwegian Dawn will give guests the opportunity to mingle with some of the leaders and legends in the wine-making industry. Events on the cruises include private dinners, wine tastings, meet and greets, and Q&A sessions. The Meet the Winemaker Cruise is a partnership with the Michael Mondavi family to celebrate the best in wine.  For any wine enthusiast, this is an event not to be missed.

Norwegian Cruise Line-Couple Drinking Wine

The Winemaker Dinner Series will be held at The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. The bar debuted in 2015 on the Norwegian Escape and offers patrons a curated wine list and the opportunity to participate in many interactive activities, including seminars, tastings, pairings, and workshops. The partnership expanded in 2016 when The Cellars opened on-board the Norwegian Dawn.

“Given the incredible reception of Michael Mondavi’s past visits aboard our ships, we are excited to expand upon this concept to provide our guests with the opportunity to get up close and personal with renowned experts with the wine-making industry,” said Mark Kansley, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for Norwegian Cruise Line. “As we strive to continually enhance our beverage program and on-board offerings, these partnerships represent our ongoing goal to serve as innovators in the cruising industry.”

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July 11, 2017   3 Comments

Norwegian Bliss to Feature “Jersey Boys” and MORE in Entertainment Line-Up

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Beginning next summer, Norwegian Cruise Line will feature Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys on Norwegian Bliss. As one of the longest running shows in Broadway history with 11 record-breaking years, Jersey Boys will hit the high seas for its first production at sea as Norwegian Bliss sails to Alaska and then the Caribbean starting June 2018.

"Jersey Boys" on Norwegian Bliss

As the first cruise line to feature branded entertainment in 2010 aboard Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line is bringing dazzling displays to life in the Bliss Theater aboard its sixteenth ship, Norwegian Bliss. Starting with the 2006 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, Jersey Boys, together with the new Alibi comedy club, nightlife venue, a new theatrical cocktail hour experience and a rendition of the legendary Beatles’ Cavern Club venue, the cruise line will work to perfect its outstanding musical sounds while creating new and original shows directed, choreographed and styled by the likes of Warren Carlyle, Isabel Toledo and Ruben Toledo.

Jersey Boys “goes behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and follows four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom.” It also features all of their hits including:

  • Sherry
  • Big Girls Don’t Cry
  • Oh What A Night
  • Walk Like A Man
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Working My Way Back To You

The Cuban-inspired Broadway-style musical created by Warren Carlyle will be produced specifically for Norwegian Bliss and will feature costumes by famed Cuban-American fashion icon, Isabel Toledo. The show’s art and scenic designs will be handled by Cuban-American artist, Ruben Toledo.

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May 3, 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

UPDATE: Norwegian Cruise Line Offers MORE Cruises to Cuba Through 2018

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Not long ago, cruising to Cuba was impossible. Now, Cuban cruise tourism is flourishing and travelers can sail to Cuba on a weekly basis! Thanks to Norwegian Cruise Line, the culturally-rich destination of Cuba will be open for 4-day roundtrip weekly sailings from Miami starting June 2017 aboard Norwegian Sky.

Havana, Cuba

These 25 sailings, together with the 5 previously announced cruises departing in May 2017, will feature an overnight in Cuba’s capital city of Havana. Here, several historical gems such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site popularly known as Old Havana will usher in warm and friendly guest-to-resident exchanges, incredible art and a colorful music scene. Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay, will also be on the itinerary. Its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, lushly landscaped beachside cabanas and several watersport activities all make for a wonderful Caribbean paradise.

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February 14, 2017   2 Comments