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

Hull Artwork for Norwegian Encore Revealed

By The Cruise Web, Inc. 

Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Encore, will feature the artwork of celebrated Spanish artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo on the hull of the ship. This announcement continues Norwegian Cruise Line’s tradition of having iconic art decorate the hulls of its award-winning ships.

The design will represent Arranz-Bravo’s modern and abstract style with bright splashes of color adorning the hull. It will pay tribute to Arranz-Bravo’s life by the sea in Barcelona and will highlight Norwegian’s signature vibrant guest experience.

“Eduardo’s design will be a perfect complement to the collection of hull artwork within our fleet and is a testament to the dynamic experience our guests will have on board,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.  “We are proud to welcome him to our Norwegian Cruise Line family.”

Render image of Norwegian Encore featuring bright splashes of color on the front and sides of the ship.

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September 13, 2018   1 Comment

Norwegian Joy to Sail in Alaska Starting in 2019

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Joy will join her sister ship, Norwegian Bliss, for Alaska sailings beginning in April 2019. She will spend her first summer season sailing 7-day voyages to Alaska from Seattle and then will begin sailing Mexican Riviera and Panama Canal voyages from Los Angeles for winter 2019/2020.

Before Norwegian Joy makes her big move to Seattle, she will undergo an estimated $50 million upgrade to enhance already popular features as well as update her designs and amenities to be nearly identical to Norwegian Bliss.

Norwegian Joy will begin sailing to Alaska in April 2019.

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July 19, 2018   No Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line to Add Two New Ships to Fleet

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced its intention to add two new ships to the fleet, which will be the fifth and sixth ships in the new Leonardo-Class. The first ship of the new class is scheduled to debut in 2022 and the recently announced ships are scheduled to debut in 2026 and 2027 respectively.

“Our six-ship Leonardo Class fleet will allow us to broaden our deployment into strong performing and mature unserved and underserved markets and offer new experiences to our guests,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

The newest ships in the Leonardo-class will be smaller than the Breakaway-Plus class and more energy efficient.

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July 17, 2018   No Comments

The 10 Coolest Family Cruise Experiences

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Your kids might feel like they’re too cool for school, but here are 10 cruise ship experiences they’ll never stop raving about! From laser tag and 3D movie theaters, to surfing simulators and aqua parks, these cruise ship experiences will guarantee a photo album full of unforgettable family vacation memories.

Without further ado, make like every kid on summer vacation, put off those summer assignments and continue below to check out The Cruise Web’s top family cruise experiences:

 

Splashaway Bay Aqua Park (Royal Caribbean)

 

Families won’t have themselves a better or wetter time than at Royal Caribbean’s Splashaway Bay aqua parks, featuring waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools and the infamous drench bucket! With plenty to occupy everyone from toddlers to teens, Splashaway Bay is one of the most family-friendly aqua parks at sea. Note: Splashaway Bay requires a minimum height of 42”-45” for select waterslides.*

Royal Caribbean ships featuring Splashaway Bay: Adventure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas & Symphony of the Seas

 

LEGO Experience On Board (MSC Cruises)

 

MSC Cruises is the only cruise line to offer the LEGO Experience On Board, featuring LEGO-themed play areas where activities include LEGO building competitions, LEGO video games and more! Plus, each ship with the LEGO Experience features one entire day during every cruise dedicated to family-friendly LEGO activities and entertainment. At the end of this day, children can even earn Junior LEGO Master Builder diplomas!

MSC Cruises ships featuring the Lego Experience: MSC Armonia, MSC Bellissima, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Lirica, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Opera, MSC Seaside, MSC Seaview & MSC Sinfonia (and eventually fleetwide)

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June 26, 2018   1 Comment

Best of the Bliss: Highlights from The Cruise Web’s Inaugural Experience Aboard Norwegian Bliss

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

In the beginning of May, several members of The Cruise Web’s team had the privilege of experiencing the brand new Norwegian Bliss at an exclusive 2-night inaugural event in New York City. Over the course of these two fun-filled days, our team was given early access to the best of Bliss! Continue below for our highlights:

 

Karolina S.
I had an opportunity to bring my 8-year-old daughter on the Bliss inaugural sailing and she loved it! We had a great time going down the water slides (the colored Aqua Racer was my daughter’s favorite), went bowling and even visited Coco’s, the all-chocolate restaurant with the biggest milkshakes we’ve ever seen! But our favorite feature of all, must have been the laser tag, even if our team lost.

Aqua Racer Waterslide and Coco's Chocolate Shop

 

Heather W.
The laser tag and go carts were really fun, and I can only imagine they’d be even more so when set to a backdrop of Alaskan glaciers or Caribbean waters. Just be sure to make reservations in advance so you don’t have to stand in line.

Race Track and Laser Tag

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May 29, 2018   No Comments

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   2 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.

Preview The Cruise Web’s Norwegian Bliss infographic below, or CLICK HERE for full version:

Infographic - Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship

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August 22, 2017   No Comments