holidays
Even if You Hate Cruises, You’ll Probably Love the Hi-Tech Celebrity Edge

If you tend to think of cruises as being hedonistic holidays where people spend their days and nights eating and drinking while clinging on to the vague hope that they might meet the captain then it might be time to think again. Celebrity Edge is a new ship that, while not being the biggest cruise liner out there on the high seas, might be the best. Read More >>

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Carnival Cruises to Pay £32 Million Fine for Secretly Dumping Shit Water Since 2005

Cruises are like floating piles of shit and piss that you pay to ride for a week. But sometimes cruises need to release a bit of that shit and piss so that the ship doesn’t sink. Dumping of bilge water is tightly regulated when cruises are near populated areas. But Princess Cruises, owned by Carnival, just spent a decade illegally releasing that garbage into the ocean. Today, the Department of Justice announced that it reached a $40 million (£32m) settlement with the company over its illegal dumping and efforts to cover it up. Read More >>

transport
The Crazy Complex Project to Salvage the Costa Concordia Starts on Monday

Removing the shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been a slow project. Crews finally flipped it upright last fall, and now the real challenge begins: taking it off the coast of Giglio Island to a port in Genoa for dismantling. Work starts Monday, and it's gonna be a doozy. Read More >>

history
Smoking, Drinking, Gambling, and Long Repetitive Walks: Killing Time on an Old-Time Ocean Liner

There wasn't exactly high-speed Internet and streaming video aboard luxury ocean liners like the Titanic, yet these ships were stocked with amenities to keep passengers occupied during transatlantic voyages that typically lasted about 5-9 days. Read More >>