| Jun 17, 2009
When I heard Carnival Cruise Lines would begin sailing year-round from Baltimore, I was not excited. I was glad that it meant more jobs and a boost to Maryland's economy, but a Carnival cruise wasn't going to be part of my vacation plans.
| Jan 13, 2010
When you finally get to take time off this year, traveling to places that take you to another level physically and spiritually will leave you lest restless and more satisfied than vacations that are filled with scheduled tours, jam-packed spaces and noisy...
| Dec 16, 2008
The economy may be sailing slowly these days, but that hasn't stopped South Florida's cruise lines, which are introducing a half-dozen new ships here this fall.
Do these new superliners really offer anything "new"? Sure, they all have the amenities...
| Dec 9, 2009
Cruising with an infant requires special consideration. Is there a minimum age limit to sail? Will there be a nursery or childcare available onboard? Will the ship offer private babysitting so parents can enjoy an evening out?
Most lines have a minimum...
| Dec 22, 2009
I am not usually fond of routine or habit, preferring the unexpected. However, it's 5:30 p.m. and I am waiting for my butler, Sasha, as I do about this time every day.
Sure enough, he raps lightly on my stateroom door, pokes his head in, and with a...
| Dec 1, 2009
Is it a coincidence that the phrase "season's greetings" starts with "sea?" Not if you consider Celebration Cruise Line's sailings to enjoy the holidays aboard its ship, the Bahamas Celebration. Here's what the line has on tap for this season:
| Jul 26, 2010
Norwegian Cruise Line's long-anticipated Epic has finally arrived, and it rocks.
Long an industry innovator with a list of firsts that includes the first alternate-dining restaurant at sea and a secluded complex of luxury villas atop the ship, NCL yet...
| Jun 28, 2010
It was an idea pioneered by NCL several decades ago: offer cruise passengers a beach day on a private island (Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas' Berry Islands). The idea took hold and now a number of cruise lines (Costa, Disney, Holland America, Princess...
| Apr 15, 2009
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Web site that sells cruises is promoting a little-known way to get a discount on your next trip at sea: Using the stock market.
If you own stock in a cruise company, you may qualify for an onboard credit. For example, says Bob...
| Apr 15, 2009
The Norwegian Majesty's nine decks of intimate settings and lively atmosphere is popular with many local cruise fans who will be sad to see it make its final sailing from Baltimore in August. In 2008, Norwegian Cruise Lines sold the ship to an operator in...
| Apr 15, 2009
Grandeur of the Seas is an appropriate name for a cruise ship that can carry almost 2,500 passengers. The ship, which Royal Caribbean International has been sailing from Baltimore for several years, will be replaced later this year by the somewhat...