| Aug 20, 2014
On Monday, Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza participated in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the illness, also called Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Baldanza lost his mother to ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is a...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town.
He would point to...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:20 AM
For their next vacation, Jessica and Michael Hammer are heading to Sweden, where they will stay with friends and immerse themselves in the rhythms of daily life.
"We want to learn about the country," said Jessica Hammer, a 31-year-old Coconut Creek, Fla....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Disney Cruise Lines introduced 3D movies to all of its ships a few years back, allowing guests to watch hit movies at sea while they were still playing in theaters back home. So to one-up the competition, Carnival Cruise Lines has...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Royal Caribbean has Shrek. Norwegian has SpongeBob. Disney has...well. Now Carnival has pulled something out of its hat for its children-oriented programs that has just as much power -- Dr. Seuss.
Today Carnival Cruise Lines announced an exclusive...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Passengers who want to cruise to the Caribbean but don't have a week to do it will have more options for shorter trips out of Port Everglades in the 2014 season, which starts in October.
Several cruise lines are seizing on the growing popularity of...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Carnival Cruise Lines is following the gameplan that theme parks have mastered, offering up big-name musical acts to drum up business.
The Carnival Live Concert Series was announced Thursday with acts such as Jennifer Hudson, Jewel, Lady Antebellum and...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:44 AM
MIAMI - Just a few years ago, if you wanted to take a short cruise, you didn't have many choices of ships or destinations.
However, the trend now is for people to take shorter vacations of all kinds - by land, sea or air - or to combine a short land...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Thinking of taking a cruise soon? If so, you're in luck, as many cruise operators are now offering discounts and incentives to woo travelers into cabins for holiday cruises or early 2014 sailings.
Starting Sunday, consumers will find bargains aplenty...
| Oct 17, 2013
While many cruise lines are adopting more eco-friendly measures and outfitting new and older ships with advanced technology to reduce vessels' environmental footprints, more needs to be done, according to a report released Wednesday.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Carnival Cruise Lines is bringing a seventh ship to South Florida ports with the repositioning of the Carnival Splendor to PortMiami in 2014.
The 3,006-passenger vessel will begin seasonal Caribbean cruises Nov. 9, 2014. The addition of the ship will...