Rick Scott's pet project to build a new passenger railway service between Miami and Orlando has lately turned into a public punching bag. Carl Hiaasen calls it a "future train wreck for taxpayers", while Michael Grunwald writes in Time Magazine that Scott's chief of staff's ties to the firm building ... More >>
South Florida is no stranger to casino cruises and party boats. They leave from Port Everglades and Bayside Marketplace, taking people to the open waters to party. In the case of casino cruises, boats actually head out three miles out to international waters, where U.S. law no longer applies. But t ... More >>
Facing a growing backlash after telling passengers who were set to sail on a themed cruise featuring cast members from RuPaul's Drag Race that they themselves could not wear drag, Carnival Cruise Lines has now relented and dropped the drag ban.
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's Tudor House was named Best Hotel Restaurant in New Times' 2012 Best of Miami. Read our interview with Geoffrey Zakarian.When Geoffrey Zakarian announced the closing of Tudor House, he left us with a hint that new projects were on the horizon...and out to sea.Miami-based Norw ... More >>
South Florida activist group 1Miami is hosting a gathering this weekend in Hialeah and Little Haiti to bring Carnival Cruise Lines to the public's attention. They say Carnival is figuratively "sinking Miami." While most associate the cruise line with family memories, bad sunburns, and tanning oil ... More >>
You're going to have to wait for that romantic cruise to Havana. Under President Obama, travel restrictions to Cuba have eased from the Bush years, with new air charters opening routes from Miami and Tampa and even Texas to the island. That thaw, though, apparently doesn't include passenger boats ... More >>
In what should be good news for the local tourism industry, Miami International Airport was the fastest growing major American airport in terms of passenger growth this year. That makes MIA the 12th busiest airport in the country with 38.3 million passengers passing through its gates last year.
The Millennium's Grand BuffetFoodies, rejoice! Miami-based Celebrity Cruises is rolling out a series of culinary-inspired boat rides set to begin in March.Celebrity Cruises' lifestyle cookbook, Excite the Senses, was the inspiration for the new food-and-wine-themed luxury cruise series aptly name ... More >>
Carnival Cruise Lines announced that it will partner with Food Network host and author Guy Fieri to bring Fieri's concept of a roadside burger joint to life.Guy's Burger Joint will feature Fieri's creations, as well as a variety of sauces ranging from chipotle mayonnaise and a special barbecue sa ... More >>
Miami has a reputation as a big sprawling city with little in the way of public transportation. A proposed new trolley system may change that, somewhat, someday, supposedly. According to Open Media Miami, the City Commission voted last week to allow City Manager Johnny Martinez to start contract ... More >>
Florida's high-speed rail plan is official dead -- done in at the hands of Rick Scott. But the governor giveth as he taketh away. Scott says the state will pick up the tab on funding a project to dredge the Port of Miami, allowing it to handle larger ships. Scott says the project will create 30,0 ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanMaster Chef Rudi Sodamin (foreground) with Chefs Jacques Torres (far left), David Burke (left), and Charlie Trotter (far right)Holland America invited Short Order aboard the ms Noordam a few weeks ago to meet its new Culinary Council. We nearly plotzed after discovering that mean ... 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 >>
P. Scott CunninghamWhere's the rum, Miami?Last night, Miami International Aiport in cooperation with American Airlines and Miami-Dade County (and thanks to the efforts of the Odebrecht Corporation), unveiled two 50-foot long murals by acclaimed Brazilian artist Carybé.Despite the ceremony feeling l ... More >>
Back in May Crossfade told you about Laurie Miller, original member of the superstar girl group Expose, who brought the world hits like "Point Of No Return."We also found her website which details her current life as a performer and talks about her experience in the cruise ship industry. If you ha ... More >>
Do you recognize the super-sexy blond cutie in the picture you see at left? You should. This little Colombian bombshell is Fanny Lu. Her 2006 release Lágrimas Cálidas won her all sorts of acclaim, including a nod in the Latin Grammy, six for the Billboard Awards and two in Premios Lo Nues ... More >>
Bayside Marketplace -- a place we've been to once, because our best friend used a Chili's gift certificate from her grandma there -- is up for sale. The owner, General Growth Properties, is in a superbad financial situation (who isn't?) and has decided Bayside doesn't fit into its core niche of ... More >>
Ecstasy swoons on the radio, plus pimp documentation and flag desecration
Will 2006 prove friendlier for the casino cruise business?
Cruise lines throw workers overboard when it comes to providing urgent medical care.
Dazzling designer duds debut on Biscayne Boulevard
Checking luggage? Think long and hard before answering yes to that question at MIA
Authorities are in a pickle over where to dump the toxic sludge soon to be scraped from the Miami River
A New Times guide to busting the county's Cuba law
Elizabeth Lanteigne has a few hundred thousand choice words for the county's public-transportation system
Letters from the issue of February 10, 2000
If the profiteers have their way, cruise ship workers can say bon voyage to the humble Leiv Eiriksson Seamen's Center
If you think being under federal indictment might have hurt Humberto Hernandez, you don't know the fine folks of District 3
Years of neglect have poisoned the land and contaminated the water under Miami International Airport. Investigators are just now beginning to grasp how bad it is. It's very bad.
According to Dade County, a squalid chunk of downtown property is really a park. Try telling that to the neighbors.
Patrick Kane has a fish-friendly formula for people who hanker to swat golf balls into the deep blue sea