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  • Why Gov. O'Malley lobbied the EPA

    Why Gov. O'Malley lobbied the EPA
    In Timothy Wheeler's article ("O'Malley lobbies EPA on fuel rule," June 16), readers are left with the wrong impression about why Gov. Martin O'Malley called the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of the Port of Baltimore. Governor O'Malley...
  • Port cruise ship traffic dips slightly in 2012

    Port cruise ship traffic dips slightly in 2012
    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...
  • Why give Carnival Cruise Lines an unfair advantage over its competitors?

    Why give Carnival Cruise Lines an unfair advantage over its competitors?
    It is bad enough that Carnival Cruise Lines would ask for an exception to the EPA requirement that its ships use cleaner fuel, but to threaten to take its business away from Baltimore is blackmail: The governor should have shown stronger character and not...
  • Cruise ship returns to Baltimore after $48 million renovation

    Cruise ship returns to Baltimore after $48 million renovation
    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...
  • Jimmy Cornell shares his tips at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis

    Jimmy Cornell shares his tips at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis
    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,...
  • O'Malley lobbies EPA to ease cruise ship pollution rule

    O'Malley lobbies EPA to ease cruise ship pollution rule
    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-...
  • Making the most of a cruise gone bad

    Making the most of a cruise gone bad
    On May 24, my wife and I embarked on our first cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. Having deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the Maryland Army National Guard, I had been...
  • After record growth, Maryland cruise terminal at capacity

    After record growth, Maryland cruise terminal at capacity
    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...
  • Tips on cruising with the kids

    Tips on cruising with the kids
    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...
  • Travelers in the region stranded by Sandy

    Travelers in the region stranded by Sandy
    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...
  • Let's send Congress on a Carnival cruise

    Let's send Congress on a Carnival cruise
    It occurred to me that two current but unrelated news stories might hold the key to solving our nation's most pressing problem — sequestration. It is frustrating that Congress goes off on a "holiday" with two weeks to go before the draconian...
  • Carnival offers weekend sailing from Baltimore

    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...