Art or Offensive? You Decide

Standing before Thomas Hirschhorn’s “Concordia, Concordia” exhibition, at the Gladstone Gallery in New York City, it’s easy to feel a little off-balance. The Swiss artist’s gargantuan spectacle, a roughly 25-foot-by-32-foot-by-52-foot recreation of Costa Concordia’s casino after the ship listed, is on display through Oct. 20. Concordia struck a rock off the coast of Giglio, a […]

Do We Love These Free Cruise Bags? Totes!

Who can resist a free gift? Cruise lines don’t give much away for free, but a handful actually provide all or certain passengers with a complimentary tote bag. They’re perfect for schlepping your room key, wallet, sunscreen, toys for the kids, iPod or iPad, and other necessities around the ship … and for starting conversations […]

Metro of the Seas: Royal Caribbean’s Over-the-Top Advertising

Wrapped in a massive photo of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the Times Square Shuttle, which runs back and forth between Grand Central and Times Square, has been transformed into what the cruise line calls the Royal Shuttle. Inside, briefcase-toting businessmen and backpack-toting tourists are reminded of what they’re missing with scenes from the cruise […]

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