| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Cruise operator Royal Caribbean International has changed its plans: Port Everglades will not get the exciting new class of cruise ship it had expected.
Royal Caribbean announced the changes late Wednesday, a move to take advantage of...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:14 PM
In what may seem like an about face, MSC Cruises said Tuesday its North American-tailored ship will spend next summer in the Mediterranean, a move signaling a reduction in the Italian cruise operator's U.S. presence.
The 4,345-passenger MSC Divina...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Let's begin with the obvious, and most pressing, question: How in the name of Jumbo the Elephant (he's real — look it up) did a south-central Wisconsin town of 12,000 become the circus capital of the world?
It all goes back to five brothers...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In his short life, Dylan Thomas became one of the world's first multimedia superstars through his spellbinding poetry, stage readings, and dramatic writing for the stage, screen, radio and television.
Just 39 when he died in November 1953, Thomas also...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
When it comes to cruise ship activities, I'm missing out.
Instead of playing $1,500 Powerball Bingo, I watched my cabin steward make a frog out of a bath towel.
Instead of attending the Sunglow Make-Up seminar, I sat on a balcony and stared down at...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:05 AM
I happened to be looking up when they flew overhead, a flock of white storks heading south along the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, on Spain's Mediterranean coast.
With the rising sun as their compass, they flew in shifting, untidy groups, black-tipped wings...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:35 AM
A pint-sized dish of cevichocho, served on the street in Otavalo, sparked one of those ah-hah moments so unexpected it caught me unawares.
By the time we the three of us parked near the town's famous craft market, lunch time had come and gone. Heading...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:32 PM
In a move that at least one South Florida cruise industry specialist calls “shocking,” Royal Caribbean International announced late Wednesday plans to base its newest ship in Shanghai, China in May 2015.
The 4,180-passenger Quantum of the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
On the high-end side of the cruise spectrum, the all-inclusive line Regent Seven Seas has finished a multimillion refurbishment program of its three-ship fleet with the completion of the Seven Seas Mariner renovation.
"Regent Seven Seas Cruises sets...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:16 PM
As one princess gets ready to leave Fort Lauderdale, her sister gets set for her world debut.
Princess Cruises' Royal Princess is about to leave Port Everglades for its summer itineraries in Europe, but the South Florida port will be seeing double come...