| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:04 PM
Cruise ship dining once conjured images of gluttons bellying up to the buffet. Now gastronomy trumps gluttony: A more discerning generation of foodies is selecting ships and itineraries based on culinary allure. In response, cruise lines — from...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:40 AM
Attentive, white-gloved wait staff presenting platters of pastries and finger sandwiches and pouring steaming cups of a variety of teas
Fine china and crisp linens
Music and ocean views
Elegant afternoon tea is a cherished tradition at sea aboard...
| Apr 15, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Crystal Cruises is offering help for the gadget-challenged: An onboard tech concierge.
The concierges will be available to help guests with all types of personal electronics, from iPods and iPhones to Blackberrys and Palm Treos,...
| Feb 8, 2009
You might, like us, wonder if sailing over the blue horizon as a family group is a good idea.
Recently, we weighed the advantages of holding a family gathering at sea versus, say, a week at a land resort or mountain retreat. There was much to consider,...
| Jan 4, 2009
Here are some of the more interesting deals and Web sites that came across our desk this week:
•If you can rustle up four people, Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort in northwest Florida offers two nights' accommodations in a three-bedroom dockside...
| Sep 18, 2009
Fall is about to color foliage a zillion shades of yellow, red and orange. Here are 10 options for leaf peepers who want to enjoy autumn panoramas --some of the programs are by land and others by sea.
Bike Escapades -- You can bike amidst the...
| Dec 9, 2009
Cruising with an infant requires special consideration. Is there a minimum age limit to sail? Will there be a nursery or childcare available onboard? Will the ship offer private babysitting so parents can enjoy an evening out?
Most lines have a minimum...