If you're one of the 303 million Americans who won't take a cruise this year, you might want to reconsider your vacation plans. This may be the time to head out to sea.
Maybe it was the Bloody Mary that got Jean Shanley into trouble on a recent flight from Louisville to Las Vegas.
As Carnival Corp. announced plans to salvage the Costa Concordia last week, the world’s attention focused again on cruise safety — or rather, lack of it.
At nearly seven hours, US Airways flight 901 is one of the longest domestic nonstop flights. And Arthur Berkowitz knows how long it takes to get from Anchorage to Philadelphia down to the minute. That's because he says he had to stand for most of the flight when he returned to Philly last July.
The debut of two brand-new new cruise ships — Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth earlier this fall and Royal Caribbean’s massive 16-deck Allure of the Seas in December — coincides with the beginning of “wave period,” a time of year when most people book their cruise vacations.
Any day now, the president is expected to sign the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act, which promises to make cruising safer.
The government has some good news for you: The number of traffic fatalities is at its lowest level since 1961. […]