Carnival Splendor earns 100 percent health score

The 113,000-ton Carnival Splendor earned 100 percent score on its recent USPH (United States Public Health) inspection in Long Beach, California last week. According to the company, “The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice each year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling on a U.S. or Canadian port, encompass a […]

Summertime Cooking At Sea Features Top Chefs Via Cruise Ship

This Summer, Holland America Line‘s Culinary Arts Center program presented by Food & Wine magazine will host five of the world’s most celebrated chefs who will showcase their expertise and share tips with guests.  They will be aboard five of the line’s premium ships in July and August as part of the Culinary Arts program […]

Celebrity Chef debuts at-sea dining concept on Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has engaged celebrity chef and Food Network star Geoffrey Zakarian to create and oversee a seafood concept to open May 2013 on the line’s newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway. The restaurant, Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian, is envisioned as a luxury seafood dining experience, utilizing all of the ingredients […]

Holland America announces Master Chef’s International Dinner

Holland America Line has unveiled a new Master Chef’s International Dinner in the main dining room, a unique experience showcasing signature dishes from around the world. The exotic menu is offered once a cruise and features cuisine from six continents crafted by Holland America Line’s award-winning Master Chef Rudi Sodamin in collaboration with several of […]

Carnival kicks off Canada/New England cruises from Boston

The 2,974-guest Carnival Glory kicked off service from Boston’s Black Falcon Cruise Terminal over the weekend with a special Canada/New England sailing. This was the first voyage of 12 for the upcoming summer in Boston. Beginning on Sunday, June 10, Carnival Glory will begin a series of four-and five-night sailings offering guests cruises to St. John and Halifax. […]

Royal Caribbean partners with Tony Awards

What’s the next best thing to the bright lights of Broadway?  It just might be the great blue sea.  As the only cruise line to feature fully-licensed Broadway productions, Royal Caribbean International will partner with the Tony Awards to include a live broadcast from the middle of the Caribbean Sea, where the line’s Oasis of […]