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  • Before booking a cruise, a few words of advice

    Once upon a time, I was talked into taking a Windjammer Barefoot Cruise in the Caribbean. Much to my surprise, it included toga parties and nude beaches. It was, shall we say, an epic mismatch. Not surprisingly, being sure you and your ship are a good...
  • These websites help you choose the right ship

    It seems as though everywhere you look you'll find a bargain -- department stores, auto dealerships and especially cruise lines. Thanks to the economic downturn and the number of new ships, this year the deals on the high seas are particularly good,...
  • A cruise line directory

    CRUISE LINES SAILING FROM BALTIMORE American Cruise Lines (800) 814-6880 www.americancruiselines.com American Eagle, American Glory, American Spirit, American Star Carnival Cruise Lines (800) 327-9501 www.carnival.com Carnival Conquest,...
  • How to avoid seasickness

    How to avoid seasickness
    At some point, almost every traveler suffers from seasickness or some other form of motion sickness. Mal de mer, as the French call it, is so common on cruise ships that some lines dispense anti-nausea pills free of charge. Remember, your vulnerability to...
  • Q&A: Choosing a dinner seating time

    Q&A: Choosing a dinner seating time
    I have been on five cruises with two ship companies, and I have asked as soon as I've made the reservation for early seating for dinner. The request was honored on only one cruise. The others were for the late seating. (I didn't know this until I received...
  • Insuring your cruise vacation

    There's something about not having a job that can really get in the way of travel plans. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it may have something to do with vacations being less important than feeding your family or putting a roof over your head. The...
  • Q&A: Passports and cruising

    Do I need a passport for my cruise? For cruise passengers, the answer is not as crystal clear as the waters of the Caribbean. Starting June 1, Americans will need to show a passport, a passport card or other document to return to the U.S. by land or sea...
  • Q&A: What to wear for dinner

    What should I pack for the dress and formal nights? Casual-dress men, take heart: When you sail the seven seas, you can now leave that tux at home. Instead of a "formal" night, Carnival Cruise Lines now offers a "cruise elegant" evening. Other lines...
  • Cruise blends travel, love of music

    Cruise blends travel, love of music
    Jack Kolb is a huge classical music fan. The retired research physicist is a regular listener to WBJC in Baltimore and joins the public radio station's semi-annual international music trek whenever he can. Recently, the Westminster resident was in...
  • For a reunion, cruise can be tailored to suit needs of family members

    For a reunion, cruise can be tailored to suit needs of family members
    You might, like us, wonder if sailing over the blue horizon as a family group is a good idea. Recently, we weighed the advantages of holding a family gathering at sea versus, say, a week at a land resort or mountain retreat. There was much to consider,...
  • Crossing an ocean at the end of the season

    Like migratory birds, cruise ships regularly shift from one part of the world to another as the seasons shift -- from the Caribbean to Europe or South America or from Alaska or the West Coast to Asia or the South Pacific, for example. These usually...
  • Breaking updates on snowstorm recovery

    Breaking updates on snowstorm recovery
    -------------------- Transit services coming back slowly Updated at 4:35 p.m. Mass transit service in Maryland was making a slow recovery from the weekend's snowstorm. with light rail offering service to a limited number of stations this afternoon and...