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Cruises

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Game Show Follies: An Epic Wheel Of Fortune Fail (VIDEO)

    Let the record reflect that I am completely on board with the proliferation of game show screwups on the internet. Overall, does the explosive distribution of these gaffes within ten seconds of their occurrence foster a detrimental subset of bullying, whereby we all cyber-stand there and point at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Cruise Ship Could Test Oily Waters in Houston Channel, Says Coast Guard

    The Houston Ship Channel is looking a tad busier in the fourth day since a collision spilled close to 170,000 gallons of oil into Galveston Bay. This morning the ship channel opened to barge traffic, but full use is still a no-go. According to Lt. Sam Danus of the U.S. Coast Guard, inbound and outb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Travel company hopes you're not sick of cruises, banking on local ports

    Just last month a Caribbean Princess cruise had to cut itstrip short. It returned to Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadenaa day early so folks from the Centers for Disease Control could investigate what caused 181 passengers and 11 crew members to get sick, a nast little bug called norovirus.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Five Artists (Other Than Trace Adkins) Who Should Fight Their Impersonators

    Leave it to a wily country artist to get into some serious shenanigans with his impersonator, while on a cruise dedicated to himself. The lyrics to the twangy, semi-obnoxious song nearly write themselves, don't they? So, if you haven't heard, Trace Adkins, the country music crooner who brought you ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Sail To The Bahamas With Anthrax & Hatebreed On The Mayhem Cruise

    What do younger people have against cruises? You can (sometimes) gamble, drink, eat all you want, and there is always tons of grim people watching to do. You don't have to drive anywhere, and if you want you can just hole yourself up in your cabin and not do a damned thing. Rocks Off has detailed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Sunday Afternoon: Maroon 5 On A Cruise Ship And In Concert

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty"What do you think, Adam?"​Yesterday morning I found myself in Galveston boarding Carnival's brand-new cruiser, the Magic, for a presser with Maroon 5, who are currently burning up radio and the iTunes with their hit single "Moves Like Jagger". The band is helping promot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Bloodsport and Oxtopus on Last Night's Top Chef: Texas

    I am proud to report that the above photo is now the one of the first search results for "Asian Leghorn."​...aaaaaand we're back! Last week, I drank heavily and recapped the first episode of Top Chef: Texas. Check that recap to familiarize yourself with the dumb names I've made up for nearly e ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Won't You Let Me Take You On A/Sea Cruise

    ​If I was ever planning on taking a cruise again (and I'm not), I'd have serious doubts about buying tickets on any Carnival ship: Thousands of passengers on a towed cruise ship will disembark in San Diego, California, Thursday with their own tales from a three-day ordeal that left them witho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    The Agony of the Ecstasy

    ​The Carnival cruise ship Ecstasy, based out of Galveston, was in the news again today: Cruise ship guests recalled Thursday their wild ride when the captain of the Carnival Ecstasy made an emergency maneuver to avoid an adrift buoy, causing the ship to list to one side. Guests and equipment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    I Wanna Be Your Dog: Michael Vick's Entrance Music

    Keith Allison​The mystery of whether or not Michael Vick would be picked up by an NFL team was solved pretty handily last week, when the Philadelphia Eagles signed him as a backup for Donovan McNabb. The Eagles were able to look past Vick's history of...questionable behavior because they need a re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Who Do We Have to Blow Around Here to Get a Lady in Late Night?

    Okay, fine. We can deal with not having a lady president (still), but with the recent overflow of testicle-wearing late night hosts, it got me thinking, why no late night lady hosts?Joan Rivers tried once and was ridiculed (and yeah, Joan isn't my favorite lady comedian of all time, but come on, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    The Continuing Follies of AutoTune

    For the past six months, the music business has been aghast and/or enthralled with the AutoTune craze. There seems to be no stopping the phenomenon, which is now crawling into the public's brain at an alarming rate. No one seems to be immune to the 'Tune, with rappers Lil' Wayne and T-Pain seemingl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    An Ike Miracle: Bayport Cruise Terminal To Actually Be Used

    And they said it would never happen. The brand-new $81 million cruise terminal at the Port of Houston's Bayport terminal is finished and has been able to handle ships for a while now. Not so's you'd notice, because no cruise companies have signed up to use it, as the Houston Chronicle reported. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Drenched in Blog I: John Mayer Topless

    Here's a picture of John Mayer playing on the deck of a cruise ship in the Bahamas this past weekend. I would be inclined to make a snide remark about his bitchin' Stevie Ray tat, but you're dealing with a guy who has the Rolling Stones lips logo tattooed on his arm for life. Carry on, you tall, mag ... More >>

  • Film

    November 11, 2004

    Redemption Thong

    Salma's shorts get top billing in an otherwise unwatchable caper

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Masters and Commanders

    A cruise is a great way to take a break — as long as you're not belowdecks

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Bile on the Isle

    The wild fight between an entrepreneur and the Galveston port for loot from cruise-ship lots

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Brother, Where Art Thou?

    A hot historic painting gets a cool Crawl reception

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Bridging the Gap

    Birders and the port are new buds seeking to block the proposed toll span at Bolivar

  • Culture

    April 10, 2003

    Are You There, Ethel?

    The creators of The Last Session bring The Big Voice to Stages

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Tough Sailing

    Unread evidence and claims of shredding send a cruise suit into the shoals

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Access Denied

    Once the handicapped come aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, they may never leave -- no matter how badly they want to

  • Calendar

    July 5, 2001

    Science for Hire

    The Mad Science Group educates kids with rock music and science

  • Calendar

    June 11, 1998
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