| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:04 PM
Cruise ship dining once conjured images of gluttons bellying up to the buffet. Now gastronomy trumps gluttony: A more discerning generation of foodies is selecting ships and itineraries based on culinary allure. In response, cruise lines — from...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Our neighbor refuses to cruise.
It's all about eating, getting fat and being trapped at sea with lots of strangers, she says.
Not necessarily so, though you can chow down if you wish. But beyond that, it can be a feast for the soul too. Theme cruises...
| Jan 22, 2012
Here is some information from Cruise Lines International Assn. members that offer world or "grand cruises." A few lines based in other countries also offer similar voyages. Most 2012 world cruises started in January, but there may be availability on...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:40 AM
Attentive, white-gloved wait staff presenting platters of pastries and finger sandwiches and pouring steaming cups of a variety of teas
Fine china and crisp linens
Music and ocean views
Elegant afternoon tea is a cherished tradition at sea aboard...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 11:51 AM
When Lupe King stepped aboard Cunard's newly minted Queen Elizabeth in New York for its maiden world voyage in January, not only was it the beginning of the ship's global service but also King's first day of retirement.
We should all be so lucky.
| Sep 18, 2009
Fall is about to color foliage a zillion shades of yellow, red and orange. Here are 10 options for leaf peepers who want to enjoy autumn panoramas --some of the programs are by land and others by sea.
Bike Escapades -- You can bike amidst the...
| Jan 23, 2011
Here is a list of many of the lines that carry passenger traffic, along with a list of their vessels. Ships that are to have maiden voyages this year are also listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change.
AIDA Cruises, (011) 49-...
| Dec 26, 2010
Just when you thought cruise lines had done it all — Central Park at sea (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas) and Cirque du Soleil afloat (on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic) — here comes Disney with a roller coaster aboard the...
| Feb 28, 2010
More brides are going to sea than ever before. Some are even taking along a lot more than the groom.
One New York bride plans on setting sail in May with a contingent of more than 100 guests, according to Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman Courtney Recht....
| Dec 9, 2009
Cruising with an infant requires special consideration. Is there a minimum age limit to sail? Will there be a nursery or childcare available onboard? Will the ship offer private babysitting so parents can enjoy an evening out?
Most lines have a minimum...
| Dec 22, 2009
I am not usually fond of routine or habit, preferring the unexpected. However, it's 5:30 p.m. and I am waiting for my butler, Sasha, as I do about this time every day.
Sure enough, he raps lightly on my stateroom door, pokes his head in, and with a...