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Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 8, 2020
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…

Grape Destinations: Park, Stay, and Wine Taste in Sonoma Plaza
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Grape Destinations: Park, Stay, and Wine Taste in Sonoma Plaza

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 10, 2018

Napa may have been the first California wine region to gain international recognition, but the first California grapes came from Sonoma County. In the 1820s, Franciscan monks…

Grape Destinations: From Burgundy to California;  My Adventure with Wine
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Grape Destinations: From Burgundy to California; My Adventure with Wine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 4, 2018

When I was a kid, my father began an interest in wine, particularly French Bordeaux, Burgundy and California cabernets.  I can remember coming home from school and…

A New Menu Headlines Costa’s 70th Anniversary Celebration
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A New Menu Headlines Costa’s 70th Anniversary Celebration

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 4, 2018

Eat well. That’s the goal for future passengers aboard Costa Cruises. In honor of their 70th year cruising the world, Costa Cruises announced a new, fleetwide menu…

3 Reasons to Take a Cruise This Mother’s Day
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3 Reasons to Take a Cruise This Mother’s Day

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 3, 2018

She helped you with your homework and tucked you in at night. Her kindness brought you soup when you were sick and cheered you on from the sidelines…

Next Stop Flavortown: Guy Fieri Teams With Carnival Cruise Line
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Food & Drink
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Next Stop Flavortown: Guy Fieri Teams With Carnival Cruise Line

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 2, 2018

There’s a new port of call aboard Carnival Horizon and it has everyone’s mouth watering. Okay, fine. Flavortown isn’t a real place, but that’s no matter for…

Grape Destinations: The Human Touch at Mendocino´s Anderson Valley
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Grape Destinations: The Human Touch at Mendocino´s Anderson Valley

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 2, 2018

My way to Mendocino´s Anderson Valley was full of surprises. It took an almost-3-hour drive from American Canyon to get to the valley through a beautiful country…

5 Dining Options to Try on Your Next Cruise
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5 Dining Options to Try on Your Next Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 2, 2018

A great vacation captivates all the senses; touch, sight, sound, smell, and of course, taste. After a fun-filled day enjoying activities aboard the ship or exploring a…

Bionic Bartenders Are Mixing Up a Good Time for Royal Caribbean (VIDEO)
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Bionic Bartenders Are Mixing Up a Good Time for Royal Caribbean (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 1, 2018

With speed, accuracy, and precision, the bartenders at Bionic Bar mix up unique cocktails for thirsty guests. How they got so good at their job aboard Royal…

Grape Destinations: Growing Your Own Home Vegetable Garden & Pairing Your Meals with Great Napa Valley Wines
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Grape Destinations: Growing Your Own Home Vegetable Garden & Pairing Your Meals with Great Napa Valley Wines

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2018

Living in the Napa Valley, we’re blessed with a very moderate, almost Mediterranean climate, from average winter highs of 60 degrees to lows of 40, and in…

Grape Destinations: Healdsburg to Cafayate, with Malbec and Torrontes
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Grape Destinations: Healdsburg to Cafayate, with Malbec and Torrontes

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 11, 2018

It just takes one grape to magically transport you from one place to another, at least in your mind. That happens when you taste a wine that…

Grape Destinations: Working the Mosel Vines
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Grape Destinations: Working the Mosel Vines

Porthole Cruise - April 4, 2018

Have you ever gone to a small vineyard? Did you like their wines? I did. Over 20 years ago, I visited a small winemakers’ wine-tasting in Kröv,…

In Brief: Michelin-starred meals on MSC, and more….
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In Brief: Michelin-starred meals on MSC, and more….

Porthole Cruise - March 23, 2018

Mar. 23, 2018 MSC Cruises has partnered with Michelin-starred Spanish chef Ramón Freixa. From this April, Chef Freixa will introduce exceptional main dishes and tapas across the…