| Oct 27, 2011
| 12:26 PM
The next ship in the Princess Cruises fleet is set to take shape after its keel-laying ceremony last week.
The new Royal Princess cruise ship had its 500-ton keel moved into position by a computerized crane in the building dock at the Fincantieri...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 12:10 PM
Princess Cruises now has a "pocket of tranquility" to offer passengers on all of its 14 cruise ships. The Sapphire Princess was the last ship of the fleet to receive the adults-only retreat the Sanctuary, it took three years for Princess Cruises to...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Using credit cards abroad to balance the risk of carrying cash is a popular strategy. It isn't an issue-free solution however, so having a few travel tricks up your sleeve is a good idea. Consider these spending tips for international credit card use...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 2:01 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Three cruise ships arrived in San Diego Thursday to mark the unofficial start of "Cruise Season,'' as port officials announced upgrades that could attract larger vessels in the future.
The ships brought a combined 6,300 passengers to San...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:54 AM
MIAMI — We've got boat rides. We've got paddlewheelers and pirate ships, air boats and catamarans. Speedboats, glass-bottom boats, schooners, yachts and purpose-built tour boats.
We've got fast rides, slow rides and hop-on, hop-off boat tours...
| Jul 27, 2011
The new cruise ships slated to set sail in the next few years might not only be bigger, but also more crowded.
That is the new trend forecast by Paul Motter, Cruisemates.com co-founder. "The major lines are still building new ships," he says, "but the...
| Jan 17, 2012
Often dubbed the "Eighth Wonder Of The World" and selected as one of the "Seven Wonders Of The Modern World," the Panama Canal is a 48-mile long waterway across the Isthmus of Panama linking the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Completed in 1914 by the...
| Jan 22, 2012
Here's 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 also are listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change.
AIDA Cruises, (011) 49-...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 6:42 AM
Nearly 500 cases of Norovirus have been reported on two Florida-based Princess Cruiseships, the cruise line said Sunday.
The 499 cases occurred on the Ruby Princess and the Crown Princess, both based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said cruise line...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:46 AM
MIAMI -- Yet another Princess Cruises ship has returned to port with passengers sick from a severe stomach virus.
Last week, the Ruby and Crown Princess ships both had norovirus outbreaks involving nearly 500 people during Caribbean cruises.