Five years after the French restaurant Remy elevated Disney Cruise Line's specialty dining to a new level with dishes created by the award-winning chefs Arnaud Lallement and Scott Hunnel, the experience continues to evolve.

Holland America Line's Koningsdam will debut a French seafood brasserie and a Grand Dutch Cafe while transforming the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine into a dinner venue at night. The ship will also have a re-designed casual Lido Market with themed serving stations. Specialty restaurant Tamarind will add a sushi bar. 

Italian wine and spirits producer Bottega entered into an agreement with Interbrands USA to distribute its portfolio to the cruise industry, excluding duty-free.

More open to the sea than any other Fun Ship, the new Carnival Vista sports lots of ocean views, indoor-outdoor dining and alfresco attractions.

Jennifer Vandekreeke, vp Australasia for Carnival Cruise Line, hosted a family fun day aboard the 2,680-passenger Carnival Legend in Sydney Friday with Dr Seuss characters Thing One and Thing Two and Cat in the Hat.

Inspired by light, exceptional food, wine and luxury, Luminae is Celebrity Cruises' new exclusive dining experience for suite passengers.

A fine dining restaurant and a tapas bar by celebrity chef José Garces, a brew pub, an upscale food emporium, a wine bar with the Michael Mondavi Family, a reimagined supper club and Tony Award-winning musicals—all are new twists aboard Norwegian Escape.

Princess Cruises' 'North to Alaska!' program is aimed at immersing passengers in authentic experiences. These include expanded seafood offerings, interactions with Alaskans such as learning about life as a lumberjack and on-board festivities such as Midnight Sun deck parties.

Kathie Lee Gifford, who became Carnival Cruise Line's spokeswoman in 1984 and was strongly associated with the brand for many years, returned to the Fun Ships with her GIFFT Collection of wines.

Adults aboard Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy can try new premium culinary experiences and menus in Remy, one of Disney Cruise Line’s fine dining specialty restaurants. The expanded collection of offerings in the French-inspired Remy include a tasting opportunity, a decadent dessert experience, a seasonal truffle menu and special caviar selections.

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