Holland America Line is rebranding the poolside Terrace Grill on its 15 ships as 'Dive-In at the Terrace Grill' with new signature burgers, hot dogs and fries.

Blount Small Ship Adventures’ 'Food & Wine Discovery' itinerary through the islands of New England this summer showcases the culinary classics of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island and Newport, among other ports. Optional tours through the local vineyards and wineries are available.

Norwegian Cruise Line added the Spiegel Tent and Illusionarium on the first day of the sailing to the specialty venues available in its 'Ultimate Dining Package' and raised or reduced pricing on a number of cruise lengths.

The new AquaDunk thrill slide snakes over the top deck and a fresh 'Drawn to Magic' show is bringing tears to Disney fans in the Animator's Palate restaurant. Crowds are lining up for action shots with Captain America and children are suiting up, via computer animation, as Iron Man in the Avengers Academy, the first manifestation of the Marvel super heroes in the Walt Disney family. The triple-deck atrium lobby is now Art Deco style.

Carnival Sunshine completed its inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice to Barcelona on Friday after emerging from a $155m transformation at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard.

The former Carnival Destiny gained all of Carnival Cruise Lines’ Fun Ship 2.0 dining, bar and entertainment features, along with some distinctive innovations and an additional 182 staterooms.

The 1998-built Disney Magic will be getting a new grand atrium lobby, a children’s area with Marvel super heroes, an expanded spa and a three-story water thrill side. These are just some additions planned during a more than four-week ‘reimagineering’ drydock this autumn at Navantia Shipyard.

Holland America Line’s Prinsendam emerged from its drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard with a new restaurant, winter garden and cosmetic enhancements.

Azamara Quest on Friday emerged from an eight-day drydock with refreshed public spaces and a new ‘Azamara blue’ hull. The tone was named for the cruise line by Navantia Shipyard in Cadiz.

The rollout of Carnival Cruise Lines’ $500m Fun Ship 2.0 fleetwide enhancement program continues with New Orleans’ largest year-round cruise ship, Carnival Conquest, departing for a two-week drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard.

Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest are scheduled to enter drydock in 2012 and 2013, respectively, for ship-wide facelifts and a different look with a new dark blue hull. The plans include adding a caviar and champagne bar and a new Chef’s Table concept.

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