This week Norwegian Cruise Lines unveiled more details about their upcoming 16th ship, the Norwegian Bliss. The Breakaway Plus class vessel will feature several superlatives, including the largest competitive racetrack at sea and open-air laser tag. Let’s dive into some of the new and unique features that will be gracing the seas around Alaska and the Caribbean, and as always, wrap it up with our take… Read more about Norwegian Bliss Details Revealed Including Laser Tag & Largest Competitive Racetrack at Sea
Update: The episode is now available online (depending on your cable subscription). Click here to read the full article and get a link to the show.
On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 10:00pm Eastern the latest episode of CNBC's hour-long reality series, "The Profit", with serial entrepreneur and investor Marcus Lemonis, will head onto the Norwegian Escape. The show, which highlights Lemonis as he puts his money down to help struggling businesses across the country, will feature chocolatier Zoe's Chocolates as they pitch Norwegian's executives in hope of striking a deal...
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has penned a multi-year strategic partnership with Global Eagle, maker of in-flight entertainment systems. This agreement will bring enhanced internet and entertainment services to Norwegian Cruise Line's fleet of 14 ships. This is slated to include tiered plans for Wi-Fi, messaging services, and video. In the future, guests will be able to access an integrated portal from their own smartphones and tablets, which will allow access to live and on-demand TV programming, movies, and more. Further, the systems being put in place by Global Eagle will allow for dynamic adjusting on bandwidth for each ship based on demand. This comes only a week after announcing Read more about Norwegian signs multi-year partnership to with inflight entertainment company to bring next-gen experience to ships
Norwegian Cruise Lines is brining new internet pricing models to the Escape and Getaway, and likely to the rest of the fleet in the coming months. The new "Freestyle Choice" plans allow for unlimited rather than metered use. Last year NCL announced a deal with Global Eagle Entertainment which promised to quadruple internet speeds across the NCL, Oceania, and Regent fleets. Read more about NCL Rolls Out New "Freestyle Choice Plans" For Onboard Internet
Traditionally, the beautiful and peaceful ports in Alaska have been served by ships smaller than those which frequent the Caribbean, but Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed plans to change that in 2018 with the new 167,800 gross ton Norwegian Bliss, and an overhaul to Pier 66 in Seattle.
The 168k gross-ton Norwegian Joy, heading to China in June of 2017, is breaking the mold in a number of ways but showing us that cruising out of Asia is not just moving into the modern era, but perhaps set to outpace the US cruise market in sophistication - just look at Royal Caribbean's decision to move the Quantum of The Seas to China. The Joy's dining options alone are enough for me to take a second look at what NCL has to offer.