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  • America's Superliner
    America's Superliner
    The term "Superliner" is now foreign, but was at one time a well-known term for vast ocean liners that plied the oceans of the world. America's "Superliner" was and still is the venerable SS United States which in July of...
  • The 100 cast members
    The 100 continues to fight a war
    This past week’s episode of The 100 ends with a bang. A drop ship launches, possibly killing all of those still aboard the arc, as well as all those who decided to steal the drop ship. When they launched the ship, they were still attached to...
  • Norwegian Getaway ship review
    Norwegian Getaway ship review
    My Background (point of view for how I assess this ship):I have taken over 25 cruises on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, and Disney before now. I’ve worked at sea so have a decent idea of the maritime operations side of things. I&rsquo...
  • Map
    Map shows U.S. Navy ships in region surrounding Libya during Benghazi attack
    An unclassified map released by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch shows that dozens of U.S. Navy vessels, including two aircraft carriers and 13 destroyers, were stationed in the region surrounding Libya on the night of the Benghazi...
  • Carnival Cruise Lines features guests' 'Moments That Matter'
    Carnival Cruise Lines features guests' 'Moments That Matter'
    When I’m planning a trip, I skim guidebooks, brochures and websites for information on a possible destination. But I also go to a very valuable source – someone who has already been there.A person who has visited the place I have in...
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    Three shipping companies fined $440K for using dirty fuel oil
    Three international shipping companies were fined a combined $440,250 for failing to switch to cleaner fuel while in California waters, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced yesterday. Three separate ships were required to switch from...
  • Disney cruise ships offer Halloween on the High Seas
    Disney cruise ships offer Halloween on the High Seas
    For a frightfully good time, Disney Cruise Line will transform its ships into a Halloween wonderland this year with plentiful tricks and treats.New for 2013, Halloween on the High Seas will take place aboard the Disney Dream from late September...
  • National Lighthouse Day 2013 Events:  Shining the Spotlight on America's Iconic Guiding Lights
    National Lighthouse Day: Celebrating America’s iconic guiding lights
    Have you heard the news? Americans are getting ready to celebrate a very special occasion. Aug. 7is National Lighthouse Day, an annual "holiday" that shines the spotlight on the iconic beacons of light that once burned bright across...
  • 'Shopping With the Chef' a fun outing on Seabourn Odyssey
    'Shopping With the Chef' a fun outing on Seabourn Odyssey
    KOTOR, Montenegro - An expensive delicacy, the plump porcini mushrooms looked great to me. But something about them raised the concerns of Rafael Peterkovic.He eyed the mushrooms carefully, thumped their thick stems with his forefinger. Sniffed...
  • Antarctica
    Antarctica and The Sailors Grip
    So it's called a sailors grip when each sailor reaches out across the ocean from boat to boat or boat to shore and they grasp each other wrists. It becomes an interlocking, life-saving grasp to help each other to the new realm. I thought that...
  • 'Sun lounge hogging' not allowed under new Carnival cruise policy
    'Sun lounge hogging' not allowed under new Carnival cruise policy
    On a cruise two years ago, I followed a woman one morning who was wearing two sun hats with two tote bags looped over her shoulders and a bunch of beach towels in her arms.Where in the world is she going, I wondered. I quickly discovered that she...
  • Disney Fantasy offers magical makeovers
    Disney Fantasy cruise offers magical makeovers
    Does your little princess or pirate want to look the part on a Disney Fantasy cruise? A new magical boutique aboard the ship can help them do just that.For the first time at sea, at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on the Disney Fantasy, aspiring young...
  • Eurodam offers cruising adventuresi
    Eurodam cruise offers great adventures
    The carpet on the floor of the Eurodam’s glass elevator gives a hint of how relaxing this cruise is going to be. The rug is imprinted with the current day of the week.“That’s so you’ll always know what day it is,” a...
  • New ship
    New Navy ship floats into open water for first time
    The U.S. Navy’s first Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) transport ship, which is being built at a San Diego shipyard, floated into open water for the first time Nov. 13.Construction of the 784-foot-long ship is 91 percent done, and the vessel...
  • Coast Guard ship in Portland, Maine
    Bayonets or battleships, both candidates agree on increasing ship count
    As Mitt Romney said during the third presidential debate, the US Navy today has about 285 ships, “fewer than at any time since 1917.” Indeed, in 1918, the fleet boasted 342 ships according to the Naval History & Heritage Command....