| Sep 5, 2013
Federal regulators have reached a tentative deal with Carnival Corp. on a plan to reduce air pollution from nearly a third of its cruise ships, but the accord comes too late to reverse at least a temporary loss of lucrative cruise business for Baltimore....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Cruise traffic at the port of Baltimore last year dipped slightly from 2011, snapping a four-year string of increases.
Port officials said Wednesday that 240,676 people sailed on 100 cruises out of Baltimore, the second-highest count since year-round...
| Mar 16, 2013
Seven years after opening the South Locust Point cruise ship berth and terminal, Maryland port officials have a problem: capacity, as in, not enough.
Without expansion, the record-breaking annual statistics will plateau at about 100 cruises and 241,000...
| May 3, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship returned to the Port of Baltimore Friday after undergoing a $48 million renovation.
The ship, which replaces the Enchantment of the Seas, arrived early Friday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Still smarting from news that half of Baltimore's lucrative cruise business is headed south next year, the state's ports chief said Friday that officials are already working on replacing the Carnival Pride.
Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday...
| Jun 16, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley has interceded with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of Carnival Cruise Lines after the company threatened to pull its business from Baltimore over a pending air-quality regulation that would require large, ocean-...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:38 PM
A standup comic on a Carnival Pride cruise from Baltimore to the Bahamas recently asked his audience how many were traveling with their kids. Quite a number politely clapped in response. He then asked how many were traveling without their kids. He was...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Famed Orioles baseball manager Earl Weaver died early Saturday aboard a cruise ship after spending nearly a week sailing the Caribbean surrounded by fans, friends and family.
The 82-year-old Weaver was taking part in The Original Baltimore Baseball...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:55 AM
The final five have a group hug and exhale in relief. Big news from the party boat: Padma and Tom unexpectedly interrupt them mid-sigh to inform them they the next day they will be setting sail on a cruise to Alaska. Josh’s immediate concerned is...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Bang Warren dismissed the pounding on her cabin door early Monday morning as "children playing a prank." Then a horn blared and she heard people running through the halls of the Grandeur of the Seas
A fire had broken out in the early morning hours...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
As travelers who enjoy a cruise as one kind of lovely vacation, my family is certain now never to cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines — not because the line will move to Tampa, Fla., in 2014, but because of its leadership's sadly narrow perspective on...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:00 AM
The days when people bragged about taking a cruise to the Caribbean are long gone. The afterglow from a week at sea with all-you-can-eat amenities topped off with a tan is gone as well. And the EPA has nothing to do with it ("Carnival has plans to ship...