Paula Deen

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Paula Deen has been dropped from some of her biggest backers in the wake of her N-word controversy, like Smithfield Foods and the Food Network, but things are looking up for the celebrity chef.

Just today it was announced that Paula Deen's cruise line, dubbed Parties at Sea with Paula Deen & Family, has added more dates in 2014 due to fans' demands.

Alice Cruises, which organizes the chef's cruises, has said that, "due to the amazing response we've had in the past years from Paula's fans, we are actually planning 2 Paula Deen Cruises for 2014."

It seems that diehard fans are ordering up a whole lot more of Deen and sticking with their favorite chef through thick and thin.

Yesterday, Smithfeld announced that they were terminating their partnership with Deen and said that they condemn "the use of offensive and discriminatory language and behavior of any kind."

Forbes magazine has estimated that the former TV star made $4.5 million in 2008 alone and has been on an upward trajectory ever since, raking in an estimated $17 million in 2012.

Forbes staff writer Caleb Melby tells E! News that he estimates Deen has taken a post-scandal hit of $3 million to $4.5 million.

Despite the rough week, but perhaps the waters are calming for Deen's cruises.

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