| Jan 20, 2008
The holiday glitter is but a memory. And for some travelers that can mean only one thing: It's time to choose this year's cruise. Or maybe past time if you want the best deals.
These days, half of passengers book their voyages more than seven months...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Want to do something to make a difference during your summer vacation? It is easy: try a service vacation. Here are some voluntourism opportunities to consider:
· Florida Keys – Visitors who want to add an enriching element to their...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:45 AM
A popular stop on New England/Canada voyages, including fall foliage cruises, Newport, Rhode Island, offers passengers a delightful day ashore with attractions that include a picture-postcard-perfect harbor filled with yachts, colonial buildings...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Love is in the air as June, the traditional month for weddings, is just around the corner, and many brides and grooms are planning a honeymoon –perhaps the most important trip they will undertake together as it officially launches their married...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Sometimes I write columns I know are going to get me in trouble with some readers.
Granted, the extent of the reaction may surprise me. One blog last week called me a "terrorist columnist" and a "Fabian socialist" assisting in "setting the stage of...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Jim Wood of Allentown has traveled across six continents, 161 countries, on 15 different cruise ships with seven different cruise lines, touching more than 500 ports of call.
So you may find it surprising that his new book, "The Man Who Danced Across the...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Our neighbor refuses to cruise.
It's all about eating, getting fat and being trapped at sea with lots of strangers, she says.
Not necessarily so, though you can chow down if you wish. But beyond that, it can be a feast for the soul too. Theme cruises...
| Dec 22, 2009
I am not usually fond of routine or habit, preferring the unexpected. However, it's 5:30 p.m. and I am waiting for my butler, Sasha, as I do about this time every day.
Sure enough, he raps lightly on my stateroom door, pokes his head in, and with a...
| Feb 28, 2010
More brides are going to sea than ever before. Some are even taking along a lot more than the groom.
One New York bride plans on setting sail in May with a contingent of more than 100 guests, according to Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman Courtney Recht....
| Mar 30, 2010
Like migratory birds, cruise ships regularly shift from one part of the world to another as the seasons shift -- from the Caribbean to Europe or South America or from Alaska or the West Coast to Asia or the South Pacific, for example. These usually...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 11:51 AM
When Lupe King stepped aboard Cunard's newly minted Queen Elizabeth in New York for its maiden world voyage in January, not only was it the beginning of the ship's global service but also King's first day of retirement.
We should all be so lucky.