| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:28 AM
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:05 PM
While Disney Cruise Line sailed to 13 first-place finishes in the 2014 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards, Baltimore-based ships also cruised to Top 10 finishes in a number of categories.
Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas ranked No. 8 overall...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Apparently, the first step in "conscious uncoupling" is to take a family vacation to the Bahamas. That's where Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and their kids are reportedly camped out in the wake of this week's news that mom and dad are calling it quits....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"SHE WAS A GIRL who could sell ice to Eskimos!"
That's what a record producer said of Deborah Harry in a documentary about the band Blondie and the making of their breakout album "Parallel Lines."
This was on the Smithsonian Channel. It was the same...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Under cover of night, speed boats sneak into Florida coves and inlets, hauling bundles of marijuana and cocaine.
Drugs wash up on shore. Radar aircraft hover, searching for smugglers. And beachgoers stumble onto abandoned bundles of contraband.
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For the second time in two weeks, a Baltimore-based cruise ship is dealing with an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness.
The Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean ship, has reported nearly 100 passengers on a seven-day cruise that departed April 5...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Passengers boarding the Grandeur of the Seas arrived Saturday at the port of Baltimore carrying their luggage, hopes for a relaxing vacation and, in some cases, extra vitamins to ward off illnesses that have plagued the ship's last two voyages.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:18 PM
You probably aren't entitled to much flexibility from a cruise line if you cancel a trip several days before the ship sails.
Unless, that is, you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, in which case you'd think a cruise line or any business...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The Disney Magic has gone under the knife and is on its way to Miami. The re-imagined cruise ship spent four weeks at the Navantia Shipyards in Cadiz, Spain and is set to show off its new gams so to speak at its winter home of PortMiami before...
| Dec 26, 2013
When the kids tire of their holiday gifts and start whining that they've got nothing to do, just hand them some holiday wrapping paper, crepe paper, cardboard, glue and some wire.
Challenge them to create a costume. That's what thousands of Bahamians...