| Feb 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"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....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:22 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:44 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:44 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:28 AM
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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:46 AM
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...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Horrendous storms. Political unrest. Sleep deprivation. Those are some of the issues that have tripped up travelers this summer. The email@example.com inbox overflows with readers' complaints about various airlines, of course, but this year we've seen...
| Jul 12, 2013
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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Arguably, it's the most wonderful time of the year to take a cruise: the holiday season. Ships are decorated to the nines (so you don’t have to struggle with tangled up knots of Christmas lights), festive feasts are prepared and served (so you can...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Want to do something to make a difference during your summer vacation? It is easy: try a service vacation. Here are some voluntourism opportunities to consider:
· Florida Keys – Visitors who want to add an enriching element to their...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:22 PM
It wasn't the millions of passengers or the billions of dollars of revenue that cruise industry leaders wanted to talk about Tuesday at Cruise Shipping Miami, the world's largest cruise industry convention.
Their primary target? That vacationer who...