Arriving just six months after Quantum of the Seas, sister Anthem of the Seas is very similar—identical, in fact, back of house, according to Royal Caribbean International president and ceo Michael Bayley. The significant changes are in what's being dubbed Dynamic Dining 2.0, the entertainment and the art.

In a move to differentiate the short cruises on its year-round Bahamas ship, Norwegian Cruise Line will bundle drinks into the fare for Norwegian Sky starting in 2016.

The email's subject line is 'Special offer from our President, just for you.'

In a novel promotion delivered in a personal tone that also conveys how Quantum-class Dynamic Dining has been tweaked after its bumpy start, Royal Caribbean International's Michael Bayley is offering everyone who's sailed on Quantum of the Seas an enticement to try the new Anthem of the Seas.

Travel retail specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra (MSX) is listed to supply beers, wines and spirits to Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas for its debut season out of Southampton.

Norwegian Cruise Line introduced an enhanced room service menu on Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway with an expanded selection for breakfast and a wider variety of options available 24 hours.


The American Queen Steamboat Co.'s 223-passenger American Empress is beginning its second season of nine-day voyages in the Pacific Northwest, featuring exclusive winery tours and tastings.

Tauck's 2016 river cruising plans include two new ships, a new Rhine route and new on-shore dining experiences—all at prices up to $1,200 per couple lower than the 2015 rates.

Norwegian Cruise Line is now offering legally recognized weddings at sea on two ships—soon to be three, is testing an expanded room service menu that carries an order charge and is making its Asian restaurants/noodle bars complimentary.

Silversea Cruises plans 26 sailings featuring a culinary or wine focus, including four with culinary and wine themes paired together, during 2015 and 2016.

Celebrity Cruises and Bravo Media extended their 'Top Chef at Sea' program through 2016, and will offer fans and food lovers the opportunity to sail with a new group of cheftestants on the 2015 'Top Chef Signature Sailing.'

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