| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Cruising is the fastest growing segment inside the travel sector, industry specialists say. Consider: Some 17.6 million people are expected to cruise from North America in 2013, according to the Cruise Lines International Association. That's a long way...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Melissa McCarthy has finally responded to a scathing review of her acting and body image from New York Observer film critic Rex Reed.
The film critic trashed the "Identity Thief" star in April in his review of the zany comedy that costars Jason...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Jamie-Lynn Sigler is one brave woman. She has no problems wearing a bikini while pregnant and being photographed in it — and actually prefers to be with child if she is going to be captured wearing said swimsuit.
"I would probably not be caught in...
| Jun 22, 2013
It's the off-season for cruising at Port Everglades with only a handful of ships in-house on weekends, compared to as many as eight during peak season November through April.
Port officials are using the down time to promote a new marketing, advertising...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Carnival Cruise Lines announced plans Thursday to leave the port of Baltimore, a move that could cost the region scores of jobs and millions in economic activity generated by big-spending passengers and businesses servicing the ships.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The world’s largest cruise ship company has agreed to use air pollution control equipment to clean exhaust from the giant diesel engines that power its vessels.
Carnival Corp. will install scrubbers to cut sulfur oxide emissions and filters to...
| Apr 9, 2013
Broward County tourism officials are betting on 13 to be a lucky number this year.
With hotel occupancy trending up, the successful launch of a winter campaign and summer promotions now underway, local tourism officials are predicting another bumper...
| Apr 21, 2013
If you go
A number of cruise lines journey to Hawaii from the West Coast, October through April:
Princess Cruises, (800) 774-6237, http://www.princess.com, from Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Carnival, (888) 227-6482, http://www.carnival.com, from...
| Apr 18, 2013
Carnival Cruise Lines plans to spend more than $300 million to improve emergency power, fire-safety technology and operating backup systems across its 24-ship fleet.
The move announced Wednesday follows a series of high-profile incidents involving its...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Whimsic Alley calls itself "a shopping haven for wizards of distinction," catering to "Harry Potter" fans with merchandise that includes wands, books, neckties and sweater vests for those looking to re-create the boy wizard's look.
It even has a...
| Nov 3, 2013
When a captain talks, people listen. Even if it's just a TV show ship captain.
Gavin MacLeod, who played Capt. Merrill Stubing on "The Love Boat," now cruises through life as an ambassador for Princess Cruises. Last weekend, he was at Port Everglades in...