Star Cruises invited Hong Kong-based Michelin chef Kenny Chan to join passengers from Hong Kong, Russia and around the world aboard SuperStar Virgo for an epicurean journey to Taiwan.

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises said they've made it easier for travelers to plan and reserve all their activities and entertainment in advance of sailing using the new digital Cruise Planner. In addition, Quantum of the Seas’ Dynamic Dining reservations are open for booking.

Compagnie du Ponant is offering a complimentary selection of soft drinks, mineral waters, alcohols, cocktails, champagnes and wines throughout the ship, cabin mini-bar included, for all of its eight South America cruises in 2014/15.

Due to re-enter service on Saturday following a two-week drydock, Norwegian Jewel becomes the first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to get retrofitted with O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill. Other changes relocated the Brazilian-style steak house and added a Mojito Bar. Plus, among numerous technical improvements, exhaust gas scrubbers were installed.

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, five-time Grammy Award winners and the most award-winning act in bluegrass music history, are among the headline performers for the American Queen Steamboat Co.'s pair of 'Bourbon & Bluegrass' voyages.

The Lord Nelson, Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel, has crafted a beer for Carnival Cruise Lines’ resident ship, the 88,500gt Carnival Spirit.

Of the more than 35 treatments available in the SeaDream Spa, the most requested is the 'Asian Blend,' a combination of Thai, shiatsu and deep tissue massage using massage oil and herbal balm.

Celebrity Equinox is scheduled to emerge from a drydock in Cadiz, Spain, on May 8 with brand-first dining and beverage spots, along with a new photography studio, retail and Internet lounge.

New shipboard classes focused on healthy Greek cooking and Turkish, Provençal and Nordic cuisines, plus new Culinary Discovery Tours are on tap for Oceania Cruises in Europe this season.

In partnership with James Beard Award-nominated mixologist Gabriel Orta of Miami-based Bar Lab Cocktails, Norwegian Cruise Line created five seasonal beverage menus focusing on local ingredients themed on summer destinations including Bermuda, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska and Europe.

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