| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
Norwegian Cruise Line has become the latest cruise operator to prohibit smoking on stateroom balconies.
The Miami-based cruise line announced the update to its smoking policy Wednesday; changes go into effect Nov. 1.
In addition to the balcony ban,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Port Canaveral may have lost a Dream, but now it has some Sunshine.
The Carnival Sunshine arrived this week to replace the Carnival Dream, which had sailed out of Central Florida since its debut in 2009. The Sunshine, while smaller, is one of Carnival...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Under pressure from lawmakers and flight attendants, the Transportation Security Administration backed off last year on a plan to allow knives on commercial planes.
But flight attendants want to make sure that the ban that began after the Sept. 11...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise line company, reported a $15-million net loss for the three months that ended Feb. 28 as it continues to rebound from several cruise catastrophes.
The Miami-based company that controls nearly 50% of the market...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:08 AM
China could surpass the U.S. as early as next year as the world's biggest spender in business travel, a year sooner than business travel experts had previously forecast.
With China's gross domestic product growing at a slow but steady pace, the world'...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:51 AM
While crews continue to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, a global airline trade group reported a steep drop in the number of airline fatalities in 2013, compared to the previous year.
The International Air Transport Assn. reported 210...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Amid ongoing controversy over its killer whale shows, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported a 13% drop in attendance for the first three months of the year.
The attendance numbers were included in a notice to the Securities and Exchange Commission that...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Today's bloopers column includes an attempt to make amends for a blooper of my own.
I misfiled one of the responses to my Looove Connection inquiry about people's winter romance stories, inadvertently sticking it in my file for Grammar Police and...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Miami-based Carnival Corp. & PLC on Tuesday reported better-than-expected fiscal second quarter earnings due partly to less impacted revenue yields and lower costs.
The world's largest cruise company's net income increased 158 percent to $106 million,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:17 PM
It's not too late to get a deal on a cruise vacation for summer or fall. Cruise lines use yield management — increasing or (in this case) decreasing a price in response to demand, among other factors — to fill their cabins, so some of the best...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Many trips to the Amazon tend to be based on very small ships (actually more like large boats). Tofino Expeditions is offering a new twist with a nine-day kayaking exploration of the iconic river system. Accompanied by a naturalist and aboriginal guides,...