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  • Port of L.A. pilot boat operators have a swell job

    Port of L.A. pilot boat operators have a swell job
    It's chilly and hard to see at 4 a.m. as Martin Maher throttles up his turbocharged work boat against the swells. He is set to rendezvous with a Chinese container ship three miles beyond the Port of Los Angeles breakwater. His mission: Deliver a port...
  • Catalina's unexpected tourist season

    Catalina's unexpected tourist season
    City crews, dispatched before sunrise, hosed down streets, scrubbed public restrooms and strung up Christmas lights. Boutique shops were placing urgent orders for more T-shirts and swimsuits. The semi-submersible vessel Nautilus added three daily tours of...
  • Noroviruses -- they're not just for cruise ships anymore

     
    True, the most highly publicized outbreaks of norovirus do seem to occur on cruise ships, and only in part because the idea of fun-loving tourists (i.e. vacationers) getting sick elicits a perverse pleasure in everyone else (i.e. non-vacationers). But...
  • Hawaii ships' woes may limit cruise options

    Ever since Polynesian settlers came ashore in canoes centuries ago, touring Hawaii by water has seemed natural. Until now. NCL America, a Honolulu-based cruise line that conveys visitors around these idyllic islands, has found rough sailing, and its...
  • Humble history of a holiday gone wild

    The roots of spring break? Nesting birds, rutting beasts, rising sap, you know. But there's also a specifically American angle: In 1936, the swim coach of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., brought his team to Fort Lauderdale to practice at the...
  • When to call a travel agent

    When to call a travel agent
    Even though I'm a travel writer, I sometimes use a travel agent. His savvy advice and careful research save me time and money. Like any professional, he charges fees. It makes sense. "You wouldn't walk into a lawyer's office and expect them to give you...
  • News from around the world

    German Christmas markets sparkle in season By ALEXIS KUNSAK, Associated Press Writer Alexis Kunsak, Associated Press Writer Mon Dec 8, 3:10 pm ET NUREMBERG, Germany – This time of year, the Christmas spirit descends on Germany's cities and towns in the...
  • Big cruise deals are washing in

    Consumers are drowning in a sea of bad economic news. So are cruise lines. Consumers, though, are under no obligation to spend their money, but ships do have to sail. To fill their ships' berths, cruise lines are floating deals and making offers you...
  • Tours & cruises: Mexico, Brazil, Europe and Borneo

    BAJA Winter blues? Not here Party your way down to Cabo for a great price; Carnival's Elation makes a fun, affordable five-day trip. Itinerary: San Diego to Cabo San Lucas to Ensenada and back to San Diego. Info: Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami; (888)...
  • Royal Caribbean bringing Central Park replica to ocean

    Central Park is moving to the ocean _ sort of. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said Tuesday that an area resembling New York's Central Park will be featured in the center of its Project Genesis ship when it is delivered in late 2009 as the world's largest...
  • Sen. John Kerry introduces cruise ship safety bill

    Cruise ships would be required to install peepholes in cabin doors, increase guardrail heights and maintain crime report logbooks under sweeping legislation introduced Thursday by Sen. John F. Kerry. The Senate bill, designed to hold the $35.7-billion...