| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Three members of the Broward County Commission got to meet Billy Joel personally, but county attorneys say the encounter with the music giant was not an impermissible gift from the Florida Panthers that would have violated the county Code of Ethics.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Broward business leaders intensified their push for federal government support for Port Everglades expansion with a full-page ad in The Hill, the Washington, D.C., publication for political insiders.
The ad, headlined “South Florida’s...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Royal Caribbean offers a five-night western Caribbean cruise for as little as $849 per person, based on double occupancy.
The Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas sails round-trip from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on a 10-night itinerary with stops...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:33 AM
As the cruise industry's "wave season" heats up, travel specialists say demand is strong and in some cases sales are ahead of this time last year.
That's good news after a year rife with negative publicity arising from a series of ship mishaps at sea,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Broward County will try to cut its electricity use and turn to renewable energy sources, as it continues to plan for global warming.
County commissioners voted 8-1 Tuesday to set energy goals, saying the White House has made it clear that planning for...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Princess Cruises offers a 5-night cruise to the eastern Caribbean on the Ruby Princess for as little as $299, based on double occupancy.
The Ruby Princess sails out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on a 5-night itinerary with a stop at Princess...
| Feb 23, 2014
The next time you have to wait for three light changes to get through a busy intersection, consider this: Traffic flows a lot better in Greater Fort Lauderdale than it does in Charlotte, Los Angeles and plenty of other highly populated regions in the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:49 PM
A worker aboard a cruise ship confessed to raping a passenger and trying to throw her overboard from her stateroom balcony, claiming the Valentine's Day assault was revenge for an alleged slight, federal authorities said Tuesday.
The victim told FBI...
| 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...