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Choose Your Cruise – June 5, 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 5, 2020
Grape Destinations: Getting Lost in Florence
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Grape Destinations: Getting Lost in Florence

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 19, 2018

Bubbles come in handy when you are fashionably late. That was a great lesson learned on a trip I recently took to Tuscany. You and your travel…

Get in the Spirit With Celebrity Cruises’ Norway-Themed Cocktail
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Get in the Spirit With Celebrity Cruises’ Norway-Themed Cocktail

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 17, 2018

Cruisers sail for a number of different reasons. Some want to get away from the stresses of daily life during what little vacation they get every year.…

Nice Rice: The Many Flavors of Indonesian Cuisine
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Nice Rice: The Many Flavors of Indonesian Cuisine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 14, 2018

Indonesian cuisine has always been one of my favorites since my first exposure to it on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.  Why Curaçao you ask....(You did ask…

Grape Destinations: A View From The Top (Of a Fermentation Tank)
Grape Destinations
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Grape Destinations: A View From The Top (Of a Fermentation Tank)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 12, 2018

Being in the wine business certainly has its perks. One such perk, “Harvest intern” for a week in beautiful Napa Valley, California. In late September 2016, for…

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>!
Cruise Magazine
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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…