• Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Silverseas Luxury Cruise Ship Crew Hides Raw Pork in Cabins; CDC Cites Other Violations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Florida Man Allegedly Steals $200,000 in Seafood

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Stranded Carnival Cruise Passengers Report Human Waste on Floor

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Passengers Aboard Royal Caribbean Report Having Diarrhea; Ship Cuts Cruise Short

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2013

    Super Bowl Cocktails: Make These Baltimore and San Francisco-Inspired Drinks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Man Jumps From Carnival Cruise Ship

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Woman Alleges Sexual Abuse By Royal Caribbean Cruise Employee Caught On Surveillance Footage

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    74. Pistachio Gelato From Pan'e Dolci

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Miami-Based Norwegian Cruise Line Goes Gourmet

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    BSO and Feds Investigate Cruise Ship Death

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Cruise Ship Catastrophes: From Viruses to Pirates to Flying Furniture

    blmiers2​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Cruise Ships to Accommodate Fatter Passengers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Toys For Tots Food Truck Fundraiser in Miramar

    Donate a toy, get a discount off dinner at the Toys For Tots food truck roundup​Christmas 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Daisy Martinez Went From Prep Chef to Food Network to ... Cruise Ship?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Rick Scott "Gets to Work" by Playing "DJ Govvy Gov" (Video)

    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 >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Disney Cruise Crew Member Is Missing at Sea [UPDATE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Passenger on Allure of the Seas Gay Cruise Charged With Selling Drugs

    A previous Atlantis cruise​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Allure of the Seas Crew Member Murdered on Stopover in Mexico

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Mayor Ken Keechl's Parting Gift

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    An Oasis Voyage We Can All Afford

    That's the satellite view of the ten-day Caribbean voyage aboard The Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, which had a celebrated debut last year and docks at Port Everglades. I wonder whether passengers feel a twinge of guilt about the poor, earthquake-ravaged Haitians who get a peek ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    The Wonder of a Big Ship, Through Tourist Eyes

    Those of us who live here year-round tend to bitch about tourists -- their stupid questions, their slow driving, their unwillingness to open their wallets until they get to the pill mill. But bless those tourists for their way of expressing wonder for the very stuff we take for granted. In the video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Morning Juice: Bagmen Grabs a Guilty Plea; Trial Begins for Teen Accused in Coral Springs Kidnapping

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Super Giant Mega Ginormous Cruise Ship Bound for Lauderdale

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2009

    Happy Halloween: Vaguely Spooky Luxury Liner Leaves for Lauderdale

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2009

    Amid National Recession, There's Nothin' Like Titanic Luxury

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Sen. John Kerry: Cruise Ships Should Have Laws

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Corrupt Politicians to Teach Charlie Crist, Principal who Attacked Wife Won't Be Sharing Toilet with Commissioners

    State inspectors use the newest techology to curb corruption.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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    When the U.S. Economy Collapses, I'll Watch Through Gold Binoculars From the Deck of My "Giga-yacht"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    For You Al Lamberti Quote Collectors

    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 >>

  • News

    September 13, 2007

    High Seas

    Lots of drugs, drinks, and titty fights, but the Climax Cruise ends in clammy anticlimax

  • News

    May 3, 2007
  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Miami Cold

    Da Heat Clams Up

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    The Art of Piracy

    On the high seas, it may be best to resist the urge to buy a masterpiece.

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Bulldozers Gone Wild

    Bad, CRA! Bad, Bad CRA!

  • Goods and Services

    May 12, 2005

    Best Vintage Store

    Recollections Antiques & Collectibles

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2004
  • Subtropical Life

    May 15, 2003

    Best Weathercaster

    Jackie Johnson WSVN-TV (Channel 7)

  • Sports and Recreation

    May 15, 2003

    Best Boating

    Hillsboro Inlet

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    Happy on the Outside

    Everglades National Park's subsurface tsuris

  • Arts and Entertainment

    May 17, 2001

    Best Bowling Alley

    Holiday Lanes Bowling Center

  • Culture

    April 19, 2001

    The Butcher, the Sculptor, the Shadow Box Maker

    Three veteran South Florida artists bring their disparate visions to the Coral Springs Museum of Art

  • News

    March 29, 2001


    A nightclub in the fast lane, a newspaper in the slow one, and a Brazilian with his thumb out

  • Arts and Entertainment

    May 11, 2000

    Best Bar On The Water

    Ocean's Eleven Lounge

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Assail on the Fun Ship

    Carnival doesn't just neglect passengers who claim to be victims of sexual assault. It attempts to shut them up.

  • Calendar

    December 16, 1999

    Through a Promotional Lens

    Broward County: Gateway to the World

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    Bum Voyage

    Six passengers were kicked off a cruise ship in a foreign land. Their crime? Tobacco possession.

  • News

    September 24, 1998

    You Don't Have to Travel Like a Refugee

    Forget rickety rafts and inner tubes. The well-heeled illegal immigrant is coming here on a luxury cruise.

  • News

    July 16, 1998

    Waging War Off the Port Bow!

    Port Everglades pilots are fighting to retain power and a first-class wage

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