Seabourn Odyssey takes luxury cruising to a new level

Seabourn Odyssey (Photo Courtesy of the Yachts of Seabourn)The 32,000-ton, 450-passenger Seabourn Odyssey is the first new ship in 15 years for the Yachts of Seabourn and the first luxury vessel launched in 6 years. It’s also the first of three new yachts the line is building. Find out why this luxury yacht is in high demand among the jet set.

Don’t lose your cruise discount at the pier

A recent Tripso column dealt with passengers who had to pay several hundred dollars at the pier to board their ship. While the story might seem ridiculous, it’s amazing in many ways that it doesn’t happen more often. While there are always sales, and travel agents often have special group rates on some sailings, the cruise industry has now taken discounting to a whole new level.

Could the DC metro crash been avoided?

At approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, June 22nd, two trains crashed on the packed commuter metro Red Line near Tacoma Park, Md. The accident is the deadliest in the D.C.’s Metro’s 33-year history. Could it have been avoided?