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  • First steel cut as Carnival Vista construction gets underway

    First steel cut as Carnival Vista construction gets underway
    Carnival's got another bundle of joy in the oven. This one will be No. 25. The first steel for the Carnival Vista was cut last week at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, for the vessel that's due in 2016. It will be the first new ship from...
  • More big ships calling Florida home year-round

    More big ships calling Florida home year-round
    The big news about cruise options this spring and summer is that more lines are basing their best ships in Florida ports and keeping them here year-round. Just in the past year, PortMiami has welcomed the 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze, 3,877-passenger...
  • Chan Lowe: The International Swimming Hall of Fame

    Chan Lowe: The International Swimming Hall of Fame
    If you’re a tourist attraction and you’re threatening to leave a city if it doesn’t pony up for better digs, it’s a good idea first to make sure you actually attract tourists.   Owners of major sports franchises can at least...
  • The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe

    The historic mansions of Lake Tahoe
    "George Whittell," the tour guide said, "was born with a silver spoon in his mouth." So wealthy was Whittell's family that as a young man in San Francisco he vowed he would never work a day in his life. He then set about vigorously pursuing that goal....
  • Carnival Sunshine makes Port Canaveral debut

    Carnival Sunshine makes Port Canaveral debut
    Port Canaveral may have lost a Dream, but now it has some Sunshine. The Carnival Sunshine arrived this week to replace the Carnival Dream, which had sailed out of Central Florida since its debut in 2009. The Sunshine, while smaller, is one of Carnival...
  • Shorter cruises are growing in popularity

    Shorter cruises are growing in popularity
    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...
  • Norwegian Spirit headed to Port Canaveral

    Norwegian Spirit headed to Port Canaveral
    MIAMI BEACH - While the big news from Norwegian Cruise Line today was about the homeport for the new Norwegian Escape and the reveal of its hull art by Guy Harvey, buried in the lead was the line's reveal of which of its older ships will be headed to Port...
  • Norwegian Cruise Line offers up more gee-whiz moments on new Breakaway

    Norwegian Cruise Line offers up more gee-whiz moments on new Breakaway
    What happens when you rediscover your fear of heights while standing on a six-inch-wide beam jutting 180 feet over the open ocean? You walk the six or so paces to the end and smile, wind-whipped and terrified, for the camera. And then, of course, you...
  • Food, family and faith in Galicia, Spain

    Food, family and faith in Galicia, Spain
    PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Galicia, the Atlantic-splashed left shoulder of Spain, grabbed my attention with photos of spectacular scenery and tempting cuisine. But truth be told, I wanted to see something more: the region's Sotomayor Castle, a medieval...
  • On the Spot: When to call the airline and when to call the OTA

    On the Spot: When to call the airline and when to call the OTA
    Horrendous storms. Political unrest. Sleep deprivation. Those are some of the issues that have tripped up travelers this summer. The travel@latimes.com inbox overflows with readers' complaints about various airlines, of course, but this year we've seen...
  • Theme cruises: Find the right atmosphere for your vacation by sea

    Theme cruises: Find the right atmosphere for your vacation by sea
    Love to cruise but your significant other is reluctant? Tempt him or her with a theme cruise highlighting a topic of interest to them that may entice them to sail with you. These special sailings -- showcasing everything from food and wine to music...