| May 7, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Gleaming white with twin black smokestacks and a 23-ton red paddle wheel at its stern, the Queen of the Mississippi is an apparition rising more than five stories above the Wicomico River.
Before the month is out, the lines holding it dockside at...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:29 PM
A century ago this April 15, Baltimoreans, like the rest of the world, awakened to the news that the great White Star Liner RMS Titanic, on its maiden voyage to New York, had been in a collision late the night before, hitting an iceberg about 400 miles...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:55 AM
A 25-year-old Royal Caribbean employee has been indicted on charges of sex abuse of a minor after authorities say he had sex with a teenage girl aboard a cruise ship out of Baltimore, records show.
According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court,...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 11:34 AM
For Jimmy Cornell, it was all about freedom.
Early in his adult life, it came from fleeing communist Romania and finding his way to England, where he worked as a radio correspondent for the BBC. After he got married and began to help his wife, Gwenda,...
| May 13, 2012
| 6:09 PM
They departed the northwest coast of France two months ago — 26 crew members each aboard two historic French Navy schooners headed to North America.
With relatively calm seas, a chef well-versed in French cuisine and plenty of technological updates...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Families looking for a cheap getaway, friends looking to do a little duty-free shopping and couples celebrating over some drinks and gambling returned Sunday morning from a two-night stay on the Chesapeake Bay, after embarking on a Carnival Cruise Line...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:12 PM
As the schooner Pride of Baltimore II headed up the bay from Norfolk Tuesday, the 1,300-square-foot American flag rippling from its main gaff suddenly snagged and ripped.
Fortunately, Pride has a sewing machine onboard.
"We have a lot of flags," said...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Sixty years ago this week, the world's attention was riveted on one man's dream as the liner United States, designed by William Francis Gibbs, steamed eastward across the Atlantic on its maiden voyage.
Known as "The Big U," the liner sailed from New...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Gertrude's has been picked again to represent Maryland in a national promotion for Rainier cherries. For National Rainier Cherry Day on July 11, Northwest Cherries has commissioned one restaurant in each state to create a menu item featuring Rainier...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 11:58 AM
As the 100th anniversary the RMS Titanic disaster approaches, the Costa Concordia grounding is a stark reminder that going to sea remains dangerous. A modern cruise ship sailing a routine route capsized in a matter of minutes in beautiful weather, leaving...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 12:09 PM
If you were hoping to escape the misery of Sandy's looming impact on the Mid-Atlantic, it's too late. Major air, rail and bus carriers have canceled most trips into Tuesday.
Delta Airlines offered the last scheduled flights out of town Monday morning...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:26 PM
After Hurricane Sandy forced the cancellation of its planned seven-day Caribbean cruise, the Baltimore-based Carnival Pride has a new offer for travelers.
The ship will sail a two-day cruise on the Chesapeake, departing from the Port of Baltimore on...