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<i>Costa Smeralda</i>: Made for the Mediterranean
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Costa Smeralda: Made for the Mediterranean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 17, 2019
Grape Destinations: Rosé Wine by the Pool
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Grape Destinations: Rosé Wine by the Pool

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 5, 2018

The perfect weekend came just in time for a break. Sounds familiar? Of course it does, specially when you have a place near the sea in mind.…

Mmm Mmm <i>Marina</i>!
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Mmm Mmm Marina!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 5, 2018

As a first-time visitor to French Polynesia aboard the 1,258-passenger Oceania Marina, I must admit that culinary pursuits were the last thing on my mind. I’d found…

Grape Destinations: Seize the Wine!
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Grape Destinations: Seize the Wine!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2018

There is a quaint wine bar and restaurant called Carpe Diem in downtown Napa Valley. It serves ostrich burgers and house made burrata that makes me salivate…

Dish It Up: Premium Palates
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Dish It Up: Premium Palates

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2018

Imagine nibbling caviar, the roe and accoutrements shaped like a flower. Picture tucking into a lobster tail adorned with truffled leeks, before a Grand Marnier soufflé is…

Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale: BREW Urban Cafe
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Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale: BREW Urban Cafe

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 26, 2018

A great cup of coffee should be an experience, that’s the philosophy at this hidden gem in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s FATVillage Arts District. Visitors to…

Ooo La La, On The Move To France
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Ooo La La, On The Move To France

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 23, 2018

I’m onto the France vacation segment of this summer’s epic cruise and travel adventure, so it’s Arrivederci, Roma and after a two hour flight, it’s Bienvenue, France.…

Grape Destinations: Here’s to Your Health!
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Grape Destinations: Here’s to Your Health!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 21, 2018

Pouring a glass of wine for enjoyment or opening a nice bottle with dinner also appears to have some health benefits beyond strictly the pleasure. Moderate consumption…

Grape Destinations: The Best of Tasmanian Wine Culture
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Grape Destinations: The Best of Tasmanian Wine Culture

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 14, 2018

What started as a novelty experience 10 years ago has morphed into an annual wine tasting event I cannot miss.  And nor should any serious wine lover.…

Enticed by the Flavors of Abruzzo
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Enticed by the Flavors of Abruzzo

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 14, 2018

To my throngs of ardent Porthole Cruise followers (both of you!), you know I love to expound on regional foods.  Well, it’s been two days since I…

Anthony Bourdain: Great Minds Don’t Go Down So Easy
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Anthony Bourdain: Great Minds Don’t Go Down So Easy

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 8, 2018

See you Captain Crunch! I wrote that down as a comment on social media today. I feel sad, but relief for Anthony Bourdain, a man with a…

Exploring <i>Carnival Horizon</i>
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Exploring Carnival Horizon

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 7, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Just a Tease … Just a Tease … Just a Tease … It’s not possible to do everything there is to do aboard Carnival…

Grape Destinations: Scent, Memory and Great Wine
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Grape Destinations: Scent, Memory and Great Wine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 7, 2018

Now I know why. Opening the large, heavy wooden door to the cellar always holds something deeply comforting for me. I will be engulfed in this wonderfully…

Weird Wednesday: In Europe, Ask for Ice
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Weird Wednesday: In Europe, Ask for Ice

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 6, 2018

Americans who hopped across the pond to celebrate the Royal Wedding a few weeks ago were in for a few days of revelry, great food and of…

Grape Destinations: Impressing a Date on a Wine Cruise
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Grape Destinations: Impressing a Date on a Wine Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 31, 2018

There is nothing quite as exciting as a European river cruise where passengers get to see beautiful vineyards and  taste a range of gorgeous wines but for men who…

Ship Review: <i>Crystal Bach</i>
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Ship Review: Crystal Bach

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 29, 2018

Gray skies hang over Germany’s Black Forest and there’s a hint of rain in the air, but I’ve stepped off the gangway of Crystal Bach into a world…

Dish It Up: The Sky’s the Limit on Viking Ocean
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Dish It Up: The Sky’s the Limit on Viking Ocean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 25, 2018

Viking Ocean Cruises hit a culinary home run in the 930-passenger Viking Sky, which, like her sisters, matches the gastronomic finesse of higher-priced luxury cruise competitors. The…

Grape Destinations: A Sherry Love Affair
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Grape Destinations: A Sherry Love Affair

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 24, 2018

It all started after parking the car under one of the orange trees in the historical city center of Jerez de la Frontera, in southwestern Spain. I’ve…

A Taste of Alaska’s Craft Distilleries
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A Taste of Alaska’s Craft Distilleries

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 23, 2018

By Fran Golden Glaciers, wildlife, and adventure experiences of a lifetime aside, there’s a new way to get a taste of Alaska. Alaska's craft distilleries are all…

Made In China Part Three: Real Chinese Takeaway
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Made In China Part Three: Real Chinese Takeaway

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 22, 2018

The popular fall back response to the ‘what’s for dinner’ query is the ubiquitous “How about some Chinese?”.  How can such a non-American food staple become so…

Grape Destinations: a Taste of Oregon’s Vino History
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Grape Destinations: a Taste of Oregon’s Vino History

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 17, 2018

Driving through Dundee, you have to look somewhat carefully to see the history.  Many of the oldest structures have been replaced by newer ones. But if you’re…