Steakhouse at The Verandah has become a permanent feature at the alternative dining venue on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

MSC Cruises' first world cruise is under way, a voyage that will visit 49 destinations in 32 countries. MSC Magnifica is traveling from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific to the Indian Ocean, through the Arabian Gulf and back to Europe.

Caviar is a Seabourn staple but now the line is introducing Regiis Ova caviar on its five ships. This offering is an extension of Seabourn's culinary partnership with chef Thomas Keller through his new caviar company, co-founded with Shaoching Bishop, former CEO of Sterling Caviar and Tsar Nicoulai Caviar.

Following negative reaction, Carnival Cruise Line is reassessing its plan to begin charging for all room service items—apart from continental breakfast, which remains complimentary.

Dream Cruises rolled out new benefits and services to enhance the experience in its exclusive, all-suite enclave The Palace in a bid to align the brand as the Asian equivalent of international, all-inclusive, high-end cruise lines.

Princess Cruises expanded its wine menu, offering nearly 50% more selections for a total of 142 wines selected in partnership with master of wine and master sommelier Doug Frost.

Edie Rodriguez, Americas brand chairman of Ponant, is scheduled to host a gastronomy and wine cruise in partnership with Ducasse Conseil and Château Latour.

MSC Cruises forged a partnership with Harald Wohlfahrt, the only German chef to hold a three-star rating from Michelin for 25 years in a row. He joins a group of world-renowned chefs already collaborating with the line.

MSC Cruises is now carrying US citizens to Cuba for the first time as MSC Armonia embarked passengers at PortMiami on Monday. The seven-night sailings visit Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel before arriving in Havana on Saturday for an overnight stay.

Relatively unknown to the cruising public in France but convinced of its growth potential there, Oceania Cruises is expanding its presence in the market.

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