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Man Injured By Automatic Door Gets $21.5 Million In Damages

AP | Chloe Fox | Posted 11.11.2015 | Weird News

SEATTLE (AP) - A federal jury in Seattle awarded $21.5 million in damages to an Illinois man who was injured by an automatic sliding-glass door on a c...

Pitbull to Christen Norwegian Cruise Line's Newest and Biggest Cruise Ship Yet

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Norwegian Cruise, the third largest cruise line, is intent on giving market leaders Carnival and Royal Caribbean a run for the competitive market share of passenger money by adding the newest cruise ship in the world to its 14-vessel fleet.

Astoria Characters: The Song and Sales Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Steven Shane Wolhar is trying to drink his morning coffee, but every time he's about to take a sip, his cellphone interrupts. A client calls; a client texts; another one or two or three email.

18 Cruise Hacks

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Always pack a shawl or pashmina. Most restaurants and theaters on ships are air-conditioned and those venues can get chilly in the evenings. Shawls take up minimal space or weight in your suitcase and add a touch of elegance and color to evening outfits.

Winter Cruising the Blues Away

Suzanne Fluhr | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Suzanne Fluhr

Now that Labor Day is in the record books, it's time to plan for winter survival if you live above about 39 degrees latitude in the northern hemisphere like I do as a denizen of Philadelphia. Every year, my Seasonal Affective Disorder seems worse. By February, I am wallowing in despair. I have learned that I need to preemptively plan a trip to somewhere warm. One option is a cruise.

30 Injured, Hundreds Trapped In Canadian Cruise Ship Crash

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.19.2015 | Crime

A cruise ship crashed into a wall in a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway in upstate New York Thursday night, injuring 30 people on the ship and blowing ...

Confessions Of A Cruise Ship Butler

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

We've always been impressed by the service on Crystal Cruises' pair of luxury ships. So, we wondered, what goes on behind the scenes to make it happen? We caught up with Executive Vice President Thomas Mazloum to find out.

Cruising The Mississippi River On An American Queen

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During the last four decades I have been able to travel on many of the great oceans and iconic rivers on six continents. The ships have been both large and small, some accommodating up to 2,000 passengers.

Man Overboard! Cruise Ship Passengers Lost at Sea

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Every cruise ship passenger's worst nightmare is the fear of falling or being pushed overboard. While the cruise industry likes to downplay the frequency of these events -- as well as their ability to prevent them.


Stanley Ely | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Stanley Ely

The three make a trip of atypical opera themes, but no new opera brought the Met as much controversy as Klinghoffer.

This Cruise Ship Makes It Impossible To Unplug

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.29.2014 | Travel

Boarding Quantum of the Seas is like stepping into the next eon. Royal Caribbean's newest cruise vessel, deemed "the world's most futuristic ship,"...

Cruise Balcony No-No's: Battle of the Butts

Diana Fasanella | Posted 10.15.2014 | Comedy
Diana Fasanella

What is it that turns some very normal people into nitwits when they board a cruise ship? Could it be the excessive caloric intake or free-flowing alcohol that warps their sea-going brains?

5 Must-Sees in Skagway, Alaska

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Chuck Mirarchi

In 1897, over 100,000 would-be-miners and dreamers traveled from all over the world and stampeded into Alaska on their way to the Klondike Valley to find their riches during the Klondike Gold Rush. Many of those prospectors came through Skagway, Alaska.

5 Things Not to Do on Your First Cruise

Cruise Critic | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Cruise Critic

So my first cruise -- a weeklong Bermuda cruise sailing on Norwegian Dawn -- wasn't perfect (credit the rain, a couple lackluster shows and several canceled activities), but it was pretty great.

Astoria Characters: The Lawyer and the Singer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's music playing when Marc Gross opens the door. Cara Samantha, his wife, is sitting on the sofa. She's not singing, merely speaking softly, but her sultry voice relegates the famous one on the CD to deep background.

8 On-the-Go Food and Travel Tips

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Margaret Marshall

Your vacation will remain more pleasurable when you enjoy your food without being stuffed. You'll sleep better, feel terrific, and be energetic and lively throughout the entire trip.

Cruise Ship Plays The White Stripe's 'Seven Nation Army' On Horns

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel

What comes to mind when you think of a cruise ship? If you said The White Stripe's 'Seven Nation Army'... well, first off, what a very unlikely connec...

Luxury, Then and Now

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

Thirty-five years ago, I enjoyed what I thought was the thrill of a lifetime when I flew the Concorde from London to the U.S. and made the trip in fou...

They Have No Idea What's Behind Them

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Comedy

Do you ever get the feeling someone is right behind you? Maybe you keep seeing something out of the corner of your eye and can't shake the feeling you...

The Best Food Apps for Cruisers | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel

Choosing a restaurant while in port shouldn't be a game of chance. Thankfully, there are plenty of apps to make finding your next bite a quick and painless process. Many of which are free!

Woman Reportedly Raped, Beaten & Strangled On Cruise Ship

Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

A cruise ship worker has reportedly confessed to beating, raping and strangling a female passenger and then trying to throw her overboard, all because...

4 New Cruise Ships Sailing in 2014 | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start planning our 2014 vacations. If sailing on a brand new cruise ship on the big blue sea&nb...

12 Worst Cruise Rip-offs

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel

Sadly, lots of people don't want you to avoid the rip-offs, so diligence is the best defense. Here are 12 cruise rip-offs to look out for.

No Smooth Sailing in Taking on the Cruise Industry

Marc Ross | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Cruise ships may not be the only threat to our oceans and coastal communities, but they're low-hanging fruit. Defending the planet must take priority over upscale entertainment.

The Best Cruise for You

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While cross-comparing cruises, don't be too quick to dismiss a specific company based on its reputation.