| May 18, 2014
I headed south from Cleveland in 1976 for a job at a small daily newspaper called the Sun Sentinel. I planned to work there for a couple of years building my journalistic resume before seeking a position on a big-city publication.
I soon realized,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:32 PM
In a move that at least one South Florida cruise industry specialist calls “shocking,” Royal Caribbean International announced late Wednesday plans to base its newest ship in Shanghai, China in May 2015.
The 4,180-passenger Quantum of the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Celebrity Cruises is offering a 3-night Bahamas cruise on the Celebrity Century for as little as $169 per person.
The Celebrity Century sails out of Port Everglades and makes one stop in Nassau, The Bahamas plus one day at sea.
The $169 deal, as of Feb....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:27 AM
One of Broward’s top priorities – money for expansion at Port Everglades – is likely to fare well in the annual legislative session that begins Tuesday.
That was the message delivered by state Sen. Joe Negron this week to Broward Days,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:28 AM
The big news about cruise options this spring and summer is that more lines are basing their best ships in Florida ports and keeping them here year-round.
Just in the past year, PortMiami has welcomed the 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze, 3,877-passenger...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:29 AM
A giant, floating taste of Italy has made a home in Miami aboard the MSC Divina, which began year-round cruising of the Caribbean in November.
The arrival of Divina marks the first time MSC Cruises has based a ship in the United States for the entire...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:54 AM
If you’re in Broward County, you could be anywhere. And that’s what Broward tourism officials want filmmakers to know.
Stare out across the grassy Everglades and be transported to Darwin, Australia. Look up from the escalator at Fort...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Broward Days Inc. will get $5,000 from the county, despite concerns about the direction the non-profit civic activism group is taking.
The County Commission vote to grant the $5,000 was split 6-3 last week, with Commissioners Sue Gunzburger and Stacy...
| Mar 7, 2014
Improvements in transportation and infrastructure will be critical to Broward County's economic growth, business leaders said Thursday during a panel discussion.
The All Aboard Florida passenger train between Miami and Orlando, the intermodal railway...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Royal Caribbean International and The Genuine Hospitality Group jointly announced Thursday week that James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz is the new culinary experience advisor for its new Quantum-class ships.
Schwartz, who is known for his...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:53 PM
More than 4 million cruise passengers are expected to sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale this year. Pity the poor vacationers who end up at Bimini Boatyard Bar and Grill. No one ever needs to eat here.
Bimini Boatyard this year celebrates...
| Apr 20, 2014
Jeb Bush is sounding more and more like he'll make a bid for the presidency.
Go for it, Jeb. Unless the Republican Party gets some adult supervision on a national level it risks a decline into irrelevancy.
I first met Bush in 1994 during his first...