Monday, November 26, 2012

Norwegian Breakaway Exhibit Debuts at Radio City

This past weekend, Norwegian Cruise Line unveiled a Norwegian Breakaway interactive exhibit in the Grand Lounge of New York’s Radio City Music Hall, featuring a 1:100 scale model of the 4,000-passenger ship. Visitors have the opportunity to tour the exhibit to view the model and learn about Norwegian Breakaway’s features.

 Norwegian Cruise Line is the designated  “Official Cruise Line” of the Rockettes, Radio City Music Hall and the “Official Partner” of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  In one very special scene of the Christmas Spectacular, The Rockettes dance in front of the backdrop of Times Square, featuring a conspicuous “Cruise like a Norwegian” billboard!

The Rockettes, one of New York’s most illustrious and beloved icons, will christen Norwegian Breakaway as the official Godmothers on May 8, 2013, further strengthening the ship’s strong ties to New York.  Following that she will begin weekly summer seven-day cruises to Bermuda.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Norwegian Breakaway’s Ice Bar; So Cool, It’s Hot!

The nights are hot, but the vodka is cold…at Norwegian Breakaway’s Ice Bar! What a “cool” place this will be (sorry, I couldn’t resist)! The bar was designed with a bar, seating, and glasses made entirely from ice, and the room will feature ice sculptures of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building.

The bar will be kept at a constant 17 degrees Fahrenheit, but don’t worry; the cover charge includes use of a hooded parka and gloves, as well as two specialty drinks.And speaking of those drinks, they all have New York-themed name. Maybe you’d like to try a “Yellow Cab” (made from vodka, peach schnapps, and orange juice), a ""Rock Center"" (ice wine, vodka, blue CuraƧao, and club soda), or the ""Central Park"" (citron vodka, ice wine, and lemon/lime soda).

The Ice Bar will also serve two non-alcoholic beverages – the “Lady Liberty”, made of strawberry puree, pineapple juice and lemon juice, and the “Coney Island”, made with orange juice, vanilla ice cream and milk. Twenty-five guests will be able to chill at the ice bar at any one time, with entrance by reservation only. Even if you don’t want to stay and drink, stopping by for the photo ops is a must!

The Norwegian Breakaway will begin weekly summer seven-day cruises to Bermuda on May 12. From October 2013 through April 2014, it will offer voyages from New York City to the Bahamas, Florida and the Southern Caribbean.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Our Thoughts are with You

We at Direct Line Cruises would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the families that have been affected by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.  This horrible storm ravished the Northeast, including Long Island, our home.  At this time, our employees, as well as our friends and family, join other storm victims in trying to put order back in our lives.  As you begin repairing, rebuilding and recovering, we hope that you all remain safe and sound. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during these trying times.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Norwegian Cruise Line’s "Fate of the Fancy Snorkel Adventure"

The late 1600s through the early 1700s were the notorious age of the pirates. The Bahamas were the ideal locale for these notorious buccaneers to lurk about, due to the numerous islands and islets with complex shoals and channels, providing places for them to hide while waiting to plunder ships. Legend has it that while sailing from the island of Nassau in 1696, pirate captain Lord Chevalle encountered a vicious, half-shark, half-octopus man-eating creature named Lusca. It is believed that Lusca was responsible for the ship disappearing near the Berry Islands, the location of Great Stirrup Cay!

Playing off this story line, Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced the ""Fate of the Fancy Snorkel Adventure,"" for guests to enjoy during their time on their private island of Great Stirrup Cay. Guests can explore and hunt for clues underwater that lead to the treasure that the Fancy was carrying.  The trail is highlighted by 17 different underwater scenes that depict the shipwreck and Lusca's legend, including cannons, a sunken piano, treasure chests, swords and more.  The route features some authentic artifacts that are more than 300 years old! In addition, the artifacts are eco-friendly and are expected to stimulate additional marine life.

Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities on the island and Norwegian Cruise Line has now enhanced that experience with this exciting snorkel trail! To experience it, guests can rent snorkel equipment at a rate of $29 per adult or $15 per child for the entire day.