Master chef Nobu Matsuhisa will join Crystal Cruises’ July 12 Europe cruise from Lisbon to London, which celebrates the company's 25th anniversary and will be hosted by president and coo Edie Rodriguez.
Miami’s oldest and most legendary bar, Tobacco Road, will find a new home aboard Norwegian Escape, to be based year-round from PortMiami.
Carnival Cruise Lines, the official cruise line of the Dallas Cowboys, held its first 'Tailgate Takeover' Sunday at AT&T Stadium with an appearance by chef Guy Fieri—whose Guy’s Burger Joints are on several Fun Ships—and a pre-game concert by country music stars Rascal Flatts.
Oasis of the Seas emerged from its drydock at Rotterdam's Keppel Verolme with a new dining spot replacing Royal Caribbean's traditional Viking Crown Lounge, the triple-deck main dining room converted for Dynamic Dining—with new menus for added venues to start in March—new suites, retail, entertainment and vastly expanded bandwidth.
Services were held Saturday in Miami for Lewis 'Lew' A. Fraser, whose catering concessions once provided the food, beverages, chefs, cooks and waiters for Royal Caribbean, Costa Cruises, Regency Cruises and Premier Cruise Lines. Fraser died Wednesday. He was 74.
Interbrands USA and brand partner Tommasi Family Estates are hosting a wine tasting and dinner for South Florida cruise industry professionals. The Oct. 16 event in Miami will be led by Pierangelo Tommasi, owner and export director, Tommasi Family Estates.
Norwegian Escape will offer a private group dining venue and Norwegian Cruise Line's largest casino, the company said in sharing some of the first details about the ship due for delivery in October 2015.
Master chef and Oceania Cruises executive culinary director Jacques Pépin will host a special Riviera cruise in 2015 that promises to be a family affair. The chef’s daughter Claudine, co-host of the 'Cooking with Claudine' television series, and his granddaughter Shorey will join Pépin and his wife Gloria on the 10-day 'Iberian Inspiration.'
Princess Cruises is pouring a new craft beer to toast its upcoming 50th anniversary. Named for the company's logo, the 'Seawitch' West Coast IPA beer was developed exclusively for Princess by Strike Brewing Co., and is the first in the line’s new series of craft beers.