Daily Archives: February 7, 2009

British Cruise Ship Having Rough Time

Britain’s tabloid press is to be applauded for the liveliness of its headlines, but I think this one from The Daily Mirror may be a bit over the top: Vomit virus hits ‘cursed’ cruise ship.

The story went on to explain that more than 200 passengers on the Fred. Olsen cruise lines’ Balmoral “have been struck down with the potentially lethal norovirus.” This after the ship got hit with very rough weather in the Bay of Biscay last month.

Still, rather strongly put. Noroviruses are miserable but are very rarely fatal in healthy adults.

I do, however, appreciate the alliteration and will try to go one better. How about: Vicious vomit virus victimizes vessel


Hotels In Las Vegas Lay Out Deals

I’m struck by the offers I’m seeing lately from Las Vegas hotels. They include:

• Rooms at a remarkable $59 a night at the luxurious Treasure Island on the Strip. Comes with an option for two-for-one tickets for Mystere by Cirque du Soleil.

• A $79 rate with a $50 dining credit at the hip off-Strip party palace The Palms.

• Rates as low as $51 a night at the immense Luxor on the Strip (via TravelZoo).

• Rooms for as low as $32 a night at the very pleasant Orleans hotel off the Strip.