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When I think of the ultimate future cruise ship, many things come to mind. Most of them borrowed from Star Trek, I'll admit. Holodecks, food replicators, staff in tight-fitting onesies -- that kinda thing. I'd also be willing to throw in some robot barmen, virtual balconies, apps and RFID trickery...

November 18th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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From electrical system breakdowns to backed-up toilets and even a capsized ship, it hasn't been a great decade for the cruising industry. Even when your trip goes off without a hitch, you'll probably be eager to disembark after a week in close quarters with 2,000 other families -- even on the worl...

July 7th 2014 at 2:04pm 0 Comments
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We're plummeting headlong into a future of cars that move without us, and you may not have to buy a brand new ride to be a part of it. You see, a startup called Cruise has been showing off a working prototype of its aftermarket RP-1 kit, and it aims to bring self-driving smarts to the car you alre...

June 23rd 2014 at 6:07pm 0 Comments
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BlizzCon, SchmizzCon -- I want to go on a Blizzard World of Warcraft cruise. Did you know that cruise lines do theme cruises for types of stuff like this all the time? They sure do. Also, going on cruises is the best vacation because you don't have to think about anything. Jonathan Coulton had a...

March 22nd 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Ah, yes. The open sea, fine dining, relaxation, and an Apple-certified employee available to troubleshoot your iMovie problems. That's the case on the new Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship at least, which is set to make its maiden voyage this April complete with a "Celebrity iLounge" on board. Describe...

February 18th 2010 at 5:04pm 0 Comments
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TUAW reader Troy sent an email the other day stating that he'd found one of our posts from last August to be very helpful. In Using your iPhone on a cruise ship we talked about Cellular At Sea and getting your iPhone to send and receive pricey calls from many cruise ships. How expensive are they? La...

July 4th 2009 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday we posted a tip about using your iPhone on a cruise ship, but what about if you want to use a Mac on a ship or in a hotel and you don't have a MacBook to take along with you?AppleInsider's Prince McLean is reporting that installations of Macs in hotels and on cruise ships are going strong,...

August 20th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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If there's one glaring negative about hopping on a cruise ship off the coast of Europe and letting go for weeks at the time, it's the gaping hole in your soul created from losing HD programming for that same amount of time. Now, however, RICO is showing off BNS' HD IPTV solution designed specifical...

March 31st 2008 at 6:46am 0 Comments