All the Goldberg family wanted was to sit down for dinner on their Royal Caribbean cruise last summer. Gail and Joshua Goldberg had booked the cruise on the Freedom of the Seas to celebrate their grandmother's 81st birthday and were looking forward to starting the trip with a nice meal in the ship's ... More >>
New Times cover stories usually need no introduction. They are often straightforward profiles of the insane characters cluttering South Florida: a murderous male porn star, an internet Lolita, or a washed up professional football player now obsessed with orca whales. This week's feature is a bit di ... More >>
Dozens of cruise ship passengers got off their ocean jaunts all tanned and rested only to experience a slice of pure parking hell Miami style. Passengers who had left their cars in city parking lot 58 found no signs of valets and just a big pile of keys dumped on the asphalt.
Turns out one of the biggest threats to cruise ship passengers at the Port of Miami were security guards hired to protect them. Jean Russell Thomas, 30, and Sherece Nelson, 25, were arrested after police uncovered their practice of stealing iPads and other electronics from passengers and then sell ... More >>
What is going on down here? First we got newlyweds getting arrested for trying to meet a hooker on their honeymoon, and now we've got moms abandoning their kids at bars to go on a drunken boat trip on Mother's Day. Special occasions: You're doing it wrong, Florida. Billie Jean Williams, 27, and Ma ... More >>
Ever get home and regret eating that gas-station hot dog earlier in the day? You got nothing on Norman Mosch. Or maybe you have a friend who always talks you into doing stuff you inevitably question later, like that extra shot of Patrón at LIV? Norman Mosch scoffs at your woe.Police say Mosch, 65, ... More >>
From Kodiak to the Caribbean, corporate sponsorships are taking Pitbull around the world. Just last month, Mr. Worldwide touched down in Alaska, posed with a stuffed bear, and attended an Alutiiq ceremony as a cross-promotional brand ambassador for Walmart and Sheets Energy Strips. He performed at ... More >>
If a South Florida music fan wants three days of festival-quality indie rock, hip-hop, and other eclectic tuneage, does he or she have any other option besides buying a ticket aboard a cruise ship headed for international waters? Well, no ... With the abject failure of the 2011 Langerado reboot and ... More >>
Caution: If you're an old lady looking for a relaxing weekend of easy listening on an ocean liner, you may as well kill yourself. The Mayhem Cruise 2012 is pure brutality. This inaugural Atlantic-bound metal fest will crush, punish, destroy, and burn down every other music cruise's lineup. And when ... More >>
Carnival Cruise Lines hasn't had much good PR recently, what with that protest against its tax shenanigans and labor policies, the horrific and deadly Costa Concordia accident, and its plummeting stock. A lawsuit claiming that employees forced a 17-year-old girl to remove her tampon and then str ... More >>
Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.
With a slew of national musical acts filling seats, and LeBron James and Chris Bosh propelling the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals, the American Airlines Arena brought in a record-breaking $60 million in revenue in 2011. Yet for the 13th straight year, the Heat won't be sharing any of those profits ... More >>
Now, you may think that our tall, white, lanky, bald governor could be a horrible dancer, but we have to say he moves with such grace and enthusiasm it almost moved us to tears. His feet move like finely timed fireworks in slow motion, exploding with elegant energy. He's a master of the lock step ... More >>
An excuse to use this image again? Yes, please. As part of his "Let's Get to Work" publicity stunt, Florida Governor Rick Scott will be spending the day working at the Port of Miami. Scott was spotted in a hardhat, orange vest and work gloves at the port early this morning, and will spend time wo ... More >>
Royal Caribbean has selected Michael Schwartz to create new menus for 150 Central Park, the upscale dining room on their Oasis of the Seas cruise ship.150 Central Park is part of the Central Park complex, which is the centerpiece of Oasis of the Seas, a wonderland in the middle of the ship which ... More >>
The latest edition of the Forbes 400 is out, and 21 of the most filthy rich scions in America call humble little South Florida their primary home. Micky Arison, Miami Heat owner and Carnival Cruises CEO has the biggest moneybags in Miami with a net worth of $4.2 billion. That makes him the 75th r ... More >>
Hopefully there won't be many Fail Wale sightings. A Dutch airline had already booked up an entire flight to Miami using Twitter, so it was only a matter of time until a cruise ship company tries the same. This November, Norwegian Cruise Lines will set sail with what they're claiming is the world ... More >>
A document nutty with consumer outrage crossed our desk last week. In mid-April, a Florida woman -- due to the sensitive nature of this topic, we'll just call her Consuela -- sent a complaint to Carnival Cruise Lines' Doral headquarters documenting the nasty saga that was her groups' recent t ... More >>
A 17-year-old girl is suing Royal Caribbean after one of its employees allegedly plied her with alcohol and raped her during a March cruise.According to the lawsuit, 31-year-old Francisco Piñeda Adames was singing in the band aboard the ship when, two days into the cruise out of Fort Lauderdale, ... More >>
Martha, a 52-year-old ad executive from suburban Connecticut, often lies awake at night thinking back to those glorious few days she spent sailing the high seas and cruising the young men aboard the first ever Cougar Cruise. Though, even she'll admit her looks and libido have faded some since her ... More >>
Cruise ship tourists: they may be kind of annoying, but they're pretty damn good for our local economy. For the third year in a row the Port of Miami has set a world record for the number of cruise passengers traveling through a port. Despite the economy, that means the Port continues to exp ... More >>
Michael Schwartz will be hosting a foodie cruise onboard the Freedom of the Seas in early January. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is offering a special gourmet series aboard its Freedom of the Seas with some of the top chefs in the country. Guests will participate in a cocktail reception with a cele ... More >>
Yes, this is a real band with real buccaneersWith 70,000 Tons of Metal's addition of New Jersey's Swashbuckle, Mastodon can't be far behind. These pirate-metal maniacs are the 14th act of an eventual 40. Each will give new, heavy meaning to the luxury cruise ship Majesty of the Seas when it embar ... More >>
Residents in South Miami say they saw a "giant red-like, a huge intense red ball which flew," but police haven't found anything that fits the description. [CBS4]Here's an article that says Art Basel is a "boon" for the local art scene. [Herald]And here's an article that says it's effects on the ... More >>
via Choose ToysDespite sharing a border with Mexico, Belize remains Swine Flu free, and they'd really prefer to keep it that way. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's "Enchantment of the Sea" left port in Miami on June 8th, but by the time the ship reached Belize yesterday an H1N1 scare had broken out ... More >>
We know that to many American tourists, Miami might seem like a foreign country, but the phone companies should do better. An Illinois man got aboard a cruise ship this past November at the Port of Miami and realized he had about three hours to kill before the ship took off. So, through some fancy w ... More >>
When James Posey left the Miami Heat, sports fans and groupies alike cried over the loss of one of our most talented and fiiine players. But when he ended up winning another ring with the Celtics, people were like, "Damn, I'd jump from the Titanic to a Carnival cruise liner any day." But now the kn ... More >>
CiFo's latest batch of up-and-comers casts a wary eye to the north
A young beauty goes for a cruise and things gets weird
"Leave bees to the experts."
Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back
Time to take that architectural stroll
Everglades National Park's sub-surface tsuris
The mouth of Government Cut
Wouldn't you love to rub shoulders with a man who has been knighted by the Queen of England, honored by the Pope, and appointed our local Liberian ambassador? Of course you would!
Miami rolled out the red carpet for visiting travel honchos. They ate, they drank, they went back home.