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  • Limited-time deals: French river cruise and Alaska small-ship sailings

    Limited-time deals: French river cruise and Alaska small-ship sailings
    If you like last-minute travel bargains, here are two cruise offer that may make you want to jump on board. A two-fer deal on a French river cruise and up to 10% off Alaska small-ship sailings are available now -- but not for long. CroisiEurope offers a...
  • Chicago as cruise ship destination? Maiden voyage planned for July

    Chicago as cruise ship destination? Maiden voyage planned for July
    As hard as it may be to imagine the nearly ice-covered Great Lakes as a Caribbean-like cruise ship destination, that's just what they'll be when summer comes to the world's largest freshwater system. Great Lakes Cruise Co. says it will begin offering...
  • How did West Coast ports get so jammed? And what comes next?

    After reaching a tentative contract agreement that covers the West Coast's 29 seaports, dockworkers are clearing an immense backlog of cargo that accumulated as their negotiations with employers stalled. Overall, the ports handle roughly one-quarter of...
  • U.S. travel agents can now book Cuba cruises, Canadian operator says

    U.S. travel agents can now book Cuba cruises, Canadian operator says
    A Canadian cruise operator wants to see more Americans aboard its Cuba cruises. On Monday, Cuba Cruise announced that Americans can now legally book its Cuba around-the-island cruises that depart Havana or Montego Bay, Jamaica, through a U.S. travel...
  • Curses protected Indian river, but now it faces modern world

    For centuries, it was a curse that saved the river. It was a series of curses, actually — a centuries-long string of unrelenting bad news in this rugged, hidden corner of northern India's industrial belt. There was an actual curse at first, a...
  • At least 70 dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks with 200 aboard

    At least 70 dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks with 200 aboard
    At least 70 bodies, including those of 11 children, were pulled from a river in central Bangladesh on Sunday after a ferry carrying more than 200 passengers was struck by a cargo ship and capsized, officials said. The ferry sank in the Padma River,...
  • Canadian ship frees freighter from icy Lake Erie off NE Ohio

    A 767-foot freighter trapped in Lake Erie ice for five days near a northeast Ohio city is headed back to Wisconsin after it was freed by a Canadian Coast Guard ship. The Northeast Ohio Media Group (http://bit.ly/1JAAVoE ) reports that the Arthur M....
  • Southern California's Oxnard: Little seaside town with lots to offer

    Tourists know about the treasures found around Los Angeles, but just 65 miles north lies one of the best kept secrets on the West Coast. The little seaside town of Oxnard offers almost everything that you can find in its southern neighbor, but none of the...
  • Death toll in Bangladesh ferry disaster rises to 70

    The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central Bangladesh rose to 70 on Monday in the latest shipping mishap in the South Asian nation. The official search for more bodies by divers at the accident site was called off late Monday morning...
  • An Exceptionally Cold Winter Creates A Frosty Seascape

    An Exceptionally Cold Winter Creates A Frosty Seascape
    Long Island Sound has always been my winter safety valve, the place I'd go to escape the great white wilds of a New England winter to find sandy beaches and open water. Not this year. The water temperatures in Long Island Sound have recently reached the...
  • On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended

    On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended
    On a midwinter afternoon, William "Billy" J. Lednum steered the Kristin Marie into the Knapps Narrows, a channel that separates Tilghman Island from the rest of the Eastern Shore. It was 35 degrees and gusty, but Lednum, a "waterman cowboy" who has won...