| Oct 31, 2009
| 11:04 AM
Touched by the plight of the Deerfield Beach teenager who was recently surrounded by schoolmates and set on fire, donors continue to come forward to support Michael Brewer and his family.
In one night this week, patrons and staff at Galuppi's in...
| Jan 26, 2010
| 1:37 PM
Up until very recently, I was a cruising virgin. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that most of my impressions of life at sea were formed either while watching The Love Boat or reading scary newspaper accounts of shipboard viral outbreaks.
| Dec 22, 2009
Think family vacation -- on steroids.
Think every kind of food the kids and you could want 24-7 (wine-pairing menus to burgers and fries, chicken noodle soup to gazpacho, healthy smoothies to ice cream sundaes), entertainment ("Hairspray" to synchronized...
| Mar 2, 2010
Who says college kids have all the fun?
I've spent spring breaks hunting for the "perfect" Sand Dollar on a Sanibel Island beach, watching major leaguers at spring training games, along with my little leaguers, and exploring the Grand Canyon with a...
| Jul 26, 2010
Norwegian Cruise Line's long-anticipated Epic has finally arrived, and it rocks.
Long an industry innovator with a list of firsts that includes the first alternate-dining restaurant at sea and a secluded complex of luxury villas atop the ship, NCL yet...
| Jun 28, 2010
It was an idea pioneered by NCL several decades ago: offer cruise passengers a beach day on a private island (Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas' Berry Islands). The idea took hold and now a number of cruise lines (Costa, Disney, Holland America, Princess...
| Apr 15, 2009
The Norwegian Majesty's nine decks of intimate settings and lively atmosphere is popular with many local cruise fans who will be sad to see it make its final sailing from Baltimore in August. In 2008, Norwegian Cruise Lines sold the ship to an operator in...
| Feb 8, 2009
Vacationers who hit the high seas in 2009 will find a treasure-trove of bargains - and that's not all. At least 14 new ships, including the world's biggest behemoth and two intimate luxury vessels, plus innovative facilities and more U.S. departures,...
| Jan 25, 2009
CRUISE LINES SAILING FROM BALTIMORE
American Cruise Lines
American Eagle, American Glory, American Spirit, American Star
Carnival Cruise Lines
| Apr 16, 2009
| 10:57 AM
I have been on five cruises with two ship companies, and I have asked as soon as I've made the reservation for early seating for dinner. The request was honored on only one cruise. The others were for the late seating. (I didn't know this until I received...
| Mar 8, 2009
There's something about not having a job that can really get in the way of travel plans. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it may have something to do with vacations being less important than feeding your family or putting a roof over your head.