A look at cruise news, cruise ship photos and cruising trends, including Baltimore-based ships The Carnival Pride and Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas.
5:57 PM EDT, May 3, 2013
Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship returned to the Port of Baltimore Friday after undergoing a $48 million renovation.
1:13 PM EDT, June 27, 2013
2:53 PM EDT, May 23, 2013
6:05 PM EDT, September 19, 2012
From Mariah Carey to Sally Ride to Tinker Bell to Queen Elizabeth, there have been many famous cruise ship godmothers over the years.
10:34 AM EDT, June 26, 2013
During their recent calendar shoot in Jamaica, the Ravens cheerleaders went on a Live Funner cruise with Island Routes.
• 2012 Ravens cheerleader calendar shoot in the Bahamas [Pictures]
• 2012 Ravens cheerleaders [Pictures]
1:22 PM EDT, March 10, 2014
Disney Cruise Line is basking in the reinvigorated Disney Magic, which made its big face-lift reveal last fall with a splash in Port Miami before migrating to Port Canaveral in January.
4:23 PM EST, March 6, 2014
Above Deck 17 on the Norwegian Getaway, a father and young son wearing safety harnesses work their way around a ropes course, taking careful steps on a web of narrow beams, winding their fingers through a rope net for balance.
4:05 PM EST, March 6, 2014
While Disney Cruise Line sailed to 13 first-place finishes in the 2014 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards, Baltimore-based ships also cruised to Top 10 finishes in a number of categories.
3:55 PM EST, February 1, 2014
SWANSEA, Wales — The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner.
10:30 AM EST, February 14, 2014
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Maple Leaf Adventures are launching a series of cruises that should appeal to those interested in exploring British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.
3:41 PM EST, January 30, 2014
9:28 AM EST, February 28, 2014
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.
3:17 PM EST, February 28, 2014
Cruise lines are basing some of their newest and biggest ships in Florida for the whole year.
5:44 PM EST, February 19, 2014
January 19, 2014
6:26 PM EST, February 7, 2014
When Carnival Cruise Lines decided to leave Baltimore last summer, saying the port had become too expensive because of environmental regulations, it was with substantial regret.
6:00 PM EST, January 30, 2014
Pride will only leave the port of Baltimore for a few months.
June 17, 2009
When I heard Carnival Cruise Lines would begin sailing year-round from Baltimore, I was not excited. I was glad that it meant more jobs and a boost to Maryland's economy, but a Carnival cruise wasn't going to be part of my vacation plans.
8:56 AM EST, January 18, 2013
Cruise ships offer more dining options than ever before, with multiple restaurants offering menus and ambiance to suit various moods and tastes. Here are dining offerings on four ships, in four categories that feature at least half dozen eateries.
11:00 AM EDT, March 24, 2013
Question: My husband had a stroke two years ago. He can walk short distances and maneuver some stairs, but we always take a wheelchair. I have just retired and would love to do some traveling, and a riverboat cruise in Europe is at the top of my bucket list. Are there trips that could accommodate this situation? Would shore excursions be a problem, or are we restricted to drive-bys?
6:38 PM EST, March 7, 2013
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 answered with whoops and hollers.
April 21, 2013
If you go
January 27, 2013
Here's a list of many of the lines that carry passenger traffic, along with a list of their vessels. Ships that are to have maiden voyages this year also are listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change.
9:38 AM EDT, April 1, 2013
Variety is definitely the spice of life aboard today’s cruise ships (a far cry from the dining situation in the 1970s when Jeraldine Saunders wrote her book, The Love Boats, and the subsequent movies and television series The Love Boat based upon her work came along and were credited with popularizing cruising). Back then, there was typically only one restaurant for dinner onboard –bored or not, take it or leave it!). Now ships have multiple restaurants offering different menus and ambiance to suit different moods and tastes. Here are dining offerings on four ships, in four categories (moderate, premium, upper-premium and ultra-luxury) that feature at least half dozen eateries onboard (and in one case, two dozen) so if passengers so wish, they can dine at a different venue every evening of a seven-night cruise (with one of the nights being room service dinner –24-hour room service is available on all these ships on a complimentary basis).
10:21 AM EDT, April 1, 2013
If instead of sharing a sailing with thousands of others you prefer something different and more intimate, why not think outside the (cruise ship) box? Here are five ideas to ponder that can take you on journeys on America’s great rivers, on Galapagos and polar expeditions, on off-the-beaten-...
January 27, 2013
Whether you're looking for a cruise or looking to find more enjoyment from your trip on the high seas, apps can help. Here are some favorites from experts on the cruise industry. All of the apps work with iOS devices (iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads), and several also have Android versions. Other...