In a great spectacle of naval engineering, Silversea Cruises' 2009-built Silver Spirit has been cut in two at Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo to be lengthened. A prebuilt 49-foot segment was inserted, and the ship is now being reconnected.

Expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor will have the same Crystal Cruises luxury standard that the brand's loyalists know and love, president and CEO Tom Wolber said at Seatrade Cruise Global this week.

Holland America Line is reinvigorating and cultivating the expertise of the seven members of its award-winning Culinary Council by entrusting each chef with a designated dining experience, company president Orlando Ashford announced during a media briefing Sunday aboard Eurodam at Port Everglades.

Honing in on several key culinary trends, an interactive (and tasty) case study in Seatrade Cruise Global's new Cruising Innovations Theater will look at enhancing the on-board experience with regional and farm-to-table cuisine to create memorable experiences for guests.

When it comes to culinary wows, Celebrity Edge will make the most of its unique spots like the Magic Carpet and the Rooftop Garden while also featuring a quartet of main restaurants, each inspired by a region of the world, seven new specialty venues and exclusive Suite Class and AquaClass eateries.

Aurora Expeditions selected CMI Leisure in Miami to handle all aspects of hotel operations, including staffing, food & beverage, housekeeping, purchasing and logistics for its new ship.

Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation signed a multi-year agreement to continue their exclusive partnership through early 2021.

Carnival Paradise is undergoing an extensive, multimillion-dollar refurbishment that will add a wide variety of venues and innovations, including a water park, 38 new cabins, 98 balconies to existing staterooms, and a host of food and beverage concepts.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's second ship, Grand Classica, is due to join Grand Celebration on two-night Bahamas cruises from the Port of Palm Beach April 13.

Costa Cruises' 4GOODFOOD program aims to halve food waste aboard its ships by 2020—10 years ahead of a goal set by the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

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