It's 5:33 p.m. Bimini is at our backs now as dozens shuffle aboard the boat which brought us the roughly 50 miles that separates Florida's coast from the tiny island. We're about to make our way back to Port Everglades. Before we're allowed back on the ship, we have to put on shirts and have our f ... More >>
Ahoy, Funky Buddha Brewery announced last week that it is launching a craft beer cruise for the sailing masses. The cruise is a partnership between Funky Buddha, Celebrity Cruises, and Be Well Travel. Funky Buddha's beer-themed cruise is scheduled to depart on a Millenium-class Celebrity Cruise sh ... More >>
By now your Facebook page has been filled with videos of friends (and celebrities) getting doused with buckets of ice water. Maybe you've even been dared to pour a bucket of water over your own head. While in South Florida this may sound like a refreshing (though extreme) way of keeping cool during ... More >>
Your cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, and anywhere else you're going out of port, just got craftier. Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa has just announced a deal with Carnival Cruise Lines to offer two of the brewery's flagship brands on board Carnival ships departing from Florida ports: Florida Crack ... More >>
Cruise-ship failings are no stranger to the news. Carnival Cruise Lines' Triumph debacle, which left passengers stranded on the high seas without food or toilet facilities, and Costa's Concordia accident, which led to 32 deaths, come to mind, specifically. But now, even the luxury cruise market, in ... More >>
If you thought your hump day was bad, David Subil is here to make you feel better. Subil, 42, was taken into custody Wednesday after accruing more charges than a Lindsay Lohan family reunion. The Miami resident was apprehended in Pompano Beach after allegedly claiming to be in charge of seafood ac ... More >>
After getting stuck for the past two days thanks to a generator failure that has stopped some of the toilets from working, Carnival Cruise's Dream is flying passengers off the ship. The good news is that the ship was not stuck in the middle of the sea but rather on the dock at Philipsburg, St. Maa ... More >>
The Vision of the Seas had to turn back from its 11-day cruise after passengers basically started puking all over the place. The Royal Caribbean ship docked at Port Everglades on Friday morning after a number of passengers as well as crew members showed symptoms of what the company is calling a spr ... More >>
The "Big Game" is tomorrow and you've got plenty of watching options. You can have a house party, head over to one of the many bars and restaurants holding watch parties. If you've got vacation days coming to you, you can hop a flight to New Orleans -- or you could sail away on a Carnival ship for a ... More >>
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man authorities say jumped off a cruise ship 25 miles off Ponce De Leon. A 31-year-old gent, who was last seen on the cruise ship Carnival Fascination by a security guard, is said to have been seen plummeting into the water this morning.
It's been a rough year for the cruise ship industry. From a showboating captain who jumped ship after crashing off the coast of Italy to passengers falling down steps and dying to outbreaks of norovirus and other diarrhea-inducing ailments, the industry has seen its fair share of woe.Now, a woman is ... More >>
We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page. 74. Pistachio Gelato from Pan'e DolciTho ... More >>
Norwegian Cruise Line casts its line for foodies, beefing up offerings for those who prefer burrata to buffets. Moderno Churrascaria is the newest offering for frugal foodniks, a Brazilian steakhouse with passadors who serve an unlimited rounds of beef, chicken and pork tableside for $20 a perso ... More >>
As we noted earlier this month, there are plenty of weird and awful ways to die on a cruise ship. Now falling can be added to the list of lethal hazards.Broward Sheriff Office investigators on Monday combed over Royal Caribbean International's Liberty of the Seas after a 47-year-old w ... More >>
blmiers2The Italian Coast Guard on Wednesday halted efforts to recover bodies from the wreckage of the Costa Concordia, a massive cruise ship that capsized last week off the coast of Italy. With at least 11 people dead and more than still 20 missing, the accident has already dealt a financial blo ... More >>
The U.S. Coast Guard is the last to acknowledge that people on boats are fatter than they were in 1960. So while cruise ships nixed armrests and installed wider seats years ago, the U.S. Coast Guard has just gotten around to raising the Assumed Average Weight Per Person from 160 to 180 pounds las ... More >>
Donate a toy, get a discount off dinner at the Toys For Tots food truck roundupChristmas is already upon us. To us at Clean Plate Charlie, that means drinking lots of eggnog, wearing ugly reindeer sweaters, and making frequent stress-filled trips to the mall to buy presents.It's also the time of ... More >>
Between her Latin-fused Food Network show Viva Daisy! and book signings, Daisy Martinez is a busy woman.Just two weeks after graduating from the French Culinary Institute, she landed a gig with PBS' Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen as a prep-kitchen chef.A meeting with Rachel Ray and a cruise shi ... More >>
YouTube"DJ Govvy Gov" and his crew.Gov. Rick Scott may not think Florida needs more anthropologists, but cruise-ship DJs -- that's a different story.The governor held another one of his borrowed "Let's Get to Work" days this Friday at the Port of Miami, and among his duties, the governor's office ... More >>
via Disney Cruise LinesA crew member on the Disney Wonder is missing.A crew member on the Disney Wonder went missing Tuesday morning. The ship disembarked from Los Angeles on Sunday and had been on the water for two days when the employee did not show up for work. Cruise officials searched every ... More >>
A previous Atlantis cruiseIt's been a rough few days for Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. Last weekend, a crew member on the Port Everglades-based megaship was murdered on a beach in Cozumel by a Mexican bartender; now a passenger has been charged with dealing drugs on board.Steven Krumholz, ... More >>
In mid-November, the world's largest cruise ship arrived at its new home in Port Everglades to throngs of cheering fans. Soon it embarked on its maiden voyage, a cruise of the Caribbean -- including a stop at Labadee, Haiti, an isolated hamlet just miles from the cholera and destruction of Port-a ... More >>
Someone constructed a mock memorial wall for outgoing Mayor Ken Keechl that included, yes, a bag of poop. You can see it in the photo, it's the "suitable parting gift. The wall, located not far from his "campaign headquarters" in Wilton Manors, was removed yesterday but we have it here pr ... More >>
Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach this morning:Ronald Owens, accused of handling $900,000 in dirty money on behalf of former Broward County Commission Joe Eggelletion, will plead guilty today in federal court, according to his lawyer. It appears that Owens was flipped by authoriti ... More >>
flickr.comThe Oasis of the Seas leaving Finland.The Oasis of the Seas, the largest ship ever built (think Noah's Ark meets the Titanic meets Rhode Island), cleared her largest obstacle this week en route to a new home in Fort Lauderdale.AP reports that crew on the massive 20-story, $1.5 billion o ... More >>
That's homemade footage of the world's largest cruise ship, seen leaving it's birthplace of Turku, Finland, bound for Fort Lauderdale. Set to make its posh premiere December 1 out of Port Everglades, Royal Caribbean's $1.2 billion, 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas offers titanic luxury, minus lurk ... More >>
Don't call it the Titanic, but there's a new history-making ship soon to make a posh premiere in Fort Lauderdale. On December 1, Royal Caribbean's $1.2 billion, 5,400 passenger Oasis of the Seas will cruise out of Port Everglades. Nearly four football fields long, boasting 18 decks, with a crew of 2 ... More >>
Kerry knows the importance of flotation devices on cruises.Sen. John Kerry knows a thing or two about boating safety. He actually drove one around during some stupid war in Southeast Asia. Now he's trying to bring more safety to the cruise liners, which apparently are floating anarchies. Ship staff ... More >>
The state wants all six Palm Beach County commissioners to testify under oath about corruption in hopes that they might teach authorities how to catch corrupt politicians. The move comes after Mary McCarty resigned under corruption charges and while two former commissioners are sharing a metal toile ... More >>
Images courtesy of www.4yacht.comGiga-what? Giga-yacht! It's for sporting men who feel crowded on their 180-foot "super-yacht" and whose claustrophobia still flares up on a 220-foot-plus "mega-yacht." That's a gigayacht pictured above. I had to shrink the graphic, but if you look closely on th ... More >>
Speaking about the ill-fated efforts of the Dunkin' Donuts suspects to board a ship bound for Bermuda, a trip for which they would have needed passports they didn't have and which was a stupid choice anyway because the Bahamas would have arrested and extradited them. Nudge. That's your cue, Al."They ... More >>
Lots of drugs, drinks, and titty fights, but the Climax Cruise ends in clammy anticlimax
Da Heat Clams Up
On the high seas, it may be best to resist the urge to buy a masterpiece.
Bad, CRA! Bad, Bad CRA!
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Everglades National Park's subsurface tsuris
Holiday Lanes Bowling Center
Three veteran South Florida artists bring their disparate visions to the Coral Springs Museum of Art
A nightclub in the fast lane, a newspaper in the slow one, and a Brazilian with his thumb out
Carnival doesn't just neglect passengers who claim to be victims of sexual assault. It attempts to shut them up.
Broward County: Gateway to the World
Six passengers were kicked off a cruise ship in a foreign land. Their crime? Tobacco possession.
Forget rickety rafts and inner tubes. The well-heeled illegal immigrant is coming here on a luxury cruise.
Port Everglades pilots are fighting to retain power and a first-class wage