Florida

Just a few weeks ago, there were nagging questions about whether cruising to Cuba would become a boom or a flash in the pan. After months of agonizingly slow bureaucracy, cruise lines had been getting approval for only a handful of cruises from Florida to …

The floor is packed with ladies who can’t help but get up and salsa to the band’s infectious Cuban beat, while half a dozen bartenders muddle mojitos and dance as they decorate daiquiris. The Havana Bar on Carnival Vista not only sounds and feels like an authentic …

Two heavyweight contenders are going head-to-head for the title of the biggest, latest, more-of- everything cruise ship in the Caribbean. They come from familiar families, but these newcomers boast they pack more punch than any that have come before. One contender, Anthem of the Seas, is …

There must be a million mojito muddlers in Miami, but I’m nominating  the crew at  the Metropolitan by COMO hotel as numero uno bar team. No, I haven’t had one too many; it’s a fact that the staff at this hotel pay so much attention to every …

I’m sitting — well all right, slouching — in a honky tonk bar where the piano man is playing on a stage that revolves and customers put dollar bills in his Mason jar when they request a tune. It’s probably not the kind of place …