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Royal Caribbean's New Private Island Cruise Will Have Balloon Rides and a 135-foot Water Slide

Royal Caribbean puts lots of effort into giving its guests the perfect vacation aboard its ships, but now they're focusing on creating a …

A Quick and Easy Guide to Cruise Loyalty Programs

Raise your hand if you like freebies. That's everyone, right? Even better, you can earn those freebies by doing something you love -- going on a …

Royal Caribbean announce exclusive private islands

Royal Caribbean is set to shake up the cruise world with the unveiling of its new Perfect Day Island Collection, a series of exclusive private island …

The World's Biggest Container Shipping Line Is Now Worried About Amazon and Alibaba

The world’s biggest container shipping line is trying to stop customers like Amazon.com Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from becoming competitors …

Enterprise Tech

Amazon is launching its own delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Amazon is getting ready to launch its own delivery service, named "Shipping with Amazon" (SWA), which will rival UPS and FedEx, …

Amazon’s delivery dream is a nightmare for FedEx and UPS | Commentary

Commentary: Brick by brick, Amazon has been building itself into a package delivery company to satisfy not only the voracious demands of Amazon …

16 Clever Cruise Hacks Seen on Pinterest

Multiply your outlets<p>We're always on the lookout for ingenious ways to improve the family cruise experience. Here are some of the very best cruise …

Disney Cruise Line

Is the new crop of cruise ships the ugliest ever? You be the judge

There was a time when even the biggest passenger vessels cut an elegant profile. They were sleek and streamlined to slice through the waves, and they often had gracious curves and highly-designed superstructures.<p>Alas, those days are long gone.<p>As cruise ships have gotten bigger over the years, …

Royal Caribbean

The number of cruise ships failing health and safety inspections hits 10-year high

In 2018, cruise ships may need to clean up their act.<p>More cruise ships failed health inspections in 2017 than in any year in the past decade, a …

10 cruise ship suites that will blow your mind

01 / 99<p>Luxury line Regent Seven Seas Cruises in 2016 debuted what is widely regarded as the most spectacular suite ever built on a cruise ship: The …

Shipping

Which Cruise Lines Won 2017?

Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line cleaned up at the 2017 Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers' Choice Awards, taking …

Cruise Ships

'Thor: Ragnarok' Looks Fantastic: 'The Funniest Superhero Movie Ever'

T<i>hor: Ragnarok</i> slaps a rad new coat of paint on the God of Thunder’s world as he faces off against Goddess of Death, Hela, alongside characters like …

Marvel Universe

'Star Wars: Battlefront II' Trailer Is So Good It Should Be a Movie

The game shows that the destruction of the second Death Star wasn't the end of the Empire.<p>What happened after the second Death Star was destroyed? …

Marvel’s full ‘Black Panther’ trailer shows a ruthless hero-king

Marvel dropped a teaser for its upcoming <i>Black Panther</i> film during the NBA Finals back in June, and our first look at the hero-king was glorious. Chadwick Boseman is electric and imposing as the monarch of the hidden, advanced African nation of Wakanda, accompanied by an incredible supporting cast …

Thor: Ragnarok review

The God of Thunder gets the movie he’s always deserved<p><i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> is proof that Marvel has finally allotted space for a new cinematic voice to take total control over one of its franchises in desperate need of change.<p><i>Ragnarok</i> is a doodle notebook full of teenage daydreams, a neon-infused fantasy …

Marvel Universe

Private islands 2.0: More than a day at the beach

Thirty years ago, the idea of going to a private island in the Bahamas was enough to get cruise passengers excited. A piece of rock with a strip of …

This New Cruise Ship Will Have a Huge Go-Kart Race Track on the Top Deck

Cruises aren't for <i>everybody</i>. No matter how well-stocked the bar and how richly appointed the accommodations, it can be especially difficult for some …

This New Cruise Ship Is Bringing a Go-kart Track, Luxe Spa, Onboard Laser Tag and More to Alaska

When the ship debuts next summer, it will be the first that's custom built to sail through Alaska.<p>Travelers looking to cruise to Alaska will have an …

U.S. Conducts 'Successful' Test of THAAD Defense System With Ballistic Missile

The U.S. has conducted a test of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) defense system in Alaska by launching a ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean, military officials said early Sunday.<p>The weapon was fired by a U.S. Air Force plane and intercepted by the system, the Missile Defense …

U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test | Reuters

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said China, Japan and South Korea needed to do more after Pyongyang’s latest missile tests.<p>North Korea said it conducted …

Apple’s new $5 billion campus has a 100,000-square-foot gym and no daycare

Apple’s new corporate headquarters, the giant spaceship-like donut in Cupertino, California, is nearing completion. As the last of the solar panels and drought-­tolerant trees were installed, Wired’s Steven Levy was given a look at what it will be like to work at the new campus, and a good bit of …

Tim Cook

What We Know About Google's Alphabet Soup. And What We Don't.

A conglomeration of unanswered questions.<p>The world’s most dominant Internet company — its most ambitious and, yes, often its most feared — is now just three engineers, a lawyer and a financier. And, so far, no public-facing executive investors can reach to hold the company to account.<p>That’s the …

FedEx to swallow up TNT in $6.25 billion deal: What it means for your business

Consolidation in Australia’s parcel delivery space is on the way, with US mail delivery giant FedEx revealing plans to acquire Australian-born …

An ex-Goldman executive is launching 'a FedEx for money'

Hank Uberoi, the CEO of Earthport, detailed to Bloomberg his company's cloud-based payments system which he believes will replace the current setup used to move money from country to country.<p>"We need to create a FedEx for money," Uberoi said.<p>Earthport has assembled a worldwide network that slings …

Courier Industry: FedEx's Bid For TNT Will Create A More Competitive Market

US courier giant FedEx Corporation’s (FedEx) €4.4 billion (c.$4.8bn/£3.2bn) bid for Dutch rival package delivery firm TNT Express N.V. to expand its European operation has sparked a boost in courier company shares. A joint statement on the FedEx website from both groups states that a “conditional …

Christmas Eve

How we'll live in space, according to people in the 1970s

Concept art for<br>NASA space stations<p>Imagining life on the high frontier<p>In the 1970s, NASA held a series of summer schools to explore practical designs …

Space Science

Gulf airlines are winning the battle for the skies

Middle East airlines Emirates, Qatar and Etihad are shaking up the aviation market, undeterred by claims that state subsidies provide an unfair advantage<p>Ask Sir Tim Clark what single thing has turned Emirates Airline into one of the world’s largest carriers of international passengers and he will …

Aviation

A little black box makes it easy to unlock almost any iPhone even when it's secured with your fingerprint

The International Business Times reports that for just £120, anyone on the internet can buy specialist hardware that lets them hack into even the newest iPhones.<p><b>Here's how it works:</b><p>The main device used is called an IP-BOX. It works by "bruteforcing" iPhone passcodes, repeatedly guessing the …

Why Samsung Design Stinks

Blame Steve Jobs Syndrome.<p>Kevin Lee calls it “Steve Jobs Syndrome.” As the former head of product strategy and user experience design at Samsung Design America, Lee watched as the $100 billion Korean tech giant wrote check after check to countless Western design firms to develop future products for …

9 quotes about trading from the most important trader who ever lived

To pay attention to this kind of overstimulation is the height of madness, even for professional traders.<p>The most storied and important trader who ever lived, Jesse Livermore, would be tuning these daily buy-and-sell calls out were he still alive and operating, because while he was a trader he was …