Icebound Ship In Antarctica Faces Rescue Setback

A third rescue vessel, Australian Antarctic Division vessel Aurora Australis, may have a better chance because it has a higher ice-breaking rating. Aurora Australis is expected to arrive on Sunday, said Lisa Martin, spokeswoman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating the rescue. The Snow Dragon will remain in the area in case its help is needed. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2013/12/27/cruise-ship-trapped-in-ice-antarctica/4219215/

Cruise Ship Drink Packages: Are They Worth It?

Cruise Ship Drink Packages: Are They Worth It? Posted by Andrea M. Rotondo on December 26, 2013 at 8:58:33 AM EST | Post a Comment Whether you're new to cruising or readying to book a repeat voyage, you're probably contemplating whether or not to tack on an onboard beverage package. Most cruise linesat least those that aren't all-inclusiveoffer prepaid add-on drink packages. There are all-alcohol or wine-only packages, soda options, and even alternatives for unlimited specialty coffees. The benefits of drink packages can be twofold: a discount on your overall bar bill, as well as the convenience of not signing a check for every soda or glass of wine ordered. As an added bonus, the unlimited nature of the arrangement may encourage your palate to explore new flavorsafter all, sampling new drinks is all the more feasible when you're not worrying that your money will go to waste if you don't like it. How to Determine If a Beverage Package is Right for You These unlimited drink packages can be a terrific valueunder certain circumstances. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.fodors.com/news/cruise-ship-drink-packages-are-they-worth-it-7380.html

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