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  • Fiji has tropical charms for nearly any traveler's budget

    When people picture crystal-blue waters, talcum-like beaches, over-the-water huts, bluebird-colored skies and days spent in lounging in hammocks or snorkeling, they typically think of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. What many don't know is that Fiji is...
  • Navy Pier transformation offers more open space, lake views

    Navy Pier transformation offers more open space, lake views
    Last Monday, with the temperature in the high 70s and the forecast sounding nasty, I did what any self-respecting architecture critic would do: I headed to Navy Pier for some serious research. Outdoor, sun-splashed research. The kind you can't do in...
  • Migrants endure loss of raft, collision with freighter in harrowing journey to Florida

    Migrants endure loss of raft, collision with freighter in harrowing journey to Florida
    Cuban rafter Michel Goris Suarez was certain of this: Death would meet him at sea somewhere between Cuba and Florida. Yet he was rescued after eight — or was it nine? — days during a perilous journey that included a collision with a...
  • 4 dead, 1 rescued from capsized boat in Northern California

    4 dead, 1 rescued from capsized boat in Northern California
    Four people died and one person was rescued by helicopter after their boat capsized on Saturday in a Northern California bay known to have rough waters, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard in San Francisco was notified around 10 a.m. local time about...
  • MSC Cruises breaks out the Legos

    MSC Cruises breaks out the Legos
    MSC cruises has upped the ante in the game of nailing down the demographic of cruising families with children. They don't have Mickey and they don't have Shrek, but what the do have now is Lego. The line that sails the MSC Divina out of Miami has rolled...
  • Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas set for debut

    Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas set for debut
    The cruise game is afoot. The much-anticipated Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas, the first in a new class of cruise ship for the line, has arrived at its first port of call in Southampton, England. Royal Caribbean International took delivery of the...
  • The Harbor Report: Preparing questions for harbor meeting and cruise

    I have written about the Harbor Commission special meeting set for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15. It will convene in a conference room in the Harbor Patrol facility at 1901 Bayside Drive and then be moved to one of the Balboa ferries waiting at the Harbor Patrol...
  • From the Boathouse: A how-to for harbor-hopping

    Ahoy! This time of year, when the summer boating season is over and the waterways are not congested, boaters ask me about cruising to neighboring harbors. This is the perfect time of year to venture out and visit other harbors, since our weather is...
  • Many Jersey Shore businesses moving past Sandy

    Many Jersey Shore businesses moving past Sandy
    MARGATE, N.J. — The old saying that calm seas never made a good sailor may apply to Salvatore Calabrese when it comes to operating his family's bay-front Blue Water Marina, which was nearly washed away by Hurricane Sandy. Two years and more than $1...
  • 33 Cuban migrants rescued off Boca Raton 'in the nick of time'

    33 Cuban migrants rescued off Boca Raton 'in the nick of time'
    One of their two vessels, "La Patrona Jemanya," had just capsized Wednesday, and the 33 migrants were doing all they could to stay above water just seven miles offshore from Boca Raton. They clung to the side of the boat that was taking on water. Two...
  • 33 Cuban migrants rescued off coast of Florida

    MIAMI Thirty-three Cuban men were rescued from the water by U.S. Coast Guard crews Wednesday morning after they jumped off a boat that was taking on water off Boca Raton in southern Palm Beach County. A Coast Guard spokesman said the incident occurred...