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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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Blogs
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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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Food & Drink
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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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Cruise News
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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…

Grape Destinations: The Willamette Winemakers
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Grape Destinations: The Willamette Winemakers

Porthole Cruise - March 21, 2018

The thick, weathered vines at  Sokol Blosser attest to the decades that have passed since the rootstocks were first planted. It’s almost as if the vines are…

Grape Destinations: Walking around La Guardia
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Food & Drink
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Grape Destinations: Walking around La Guardia

Porthole Cruise - March 6, 2018

There are places that, frankly, you have to go back to. That happened to me in La Guardia – known in the local dialect, gallego, as “A…

Sushi Master Welcomed to Holland America Line’s Culinary Council
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Cruise News
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Sushi Master Welcomed to Holland America Line’s Culinary Council

Porthole Cruise - March 5, 2018

Cruise News - Mar. 5, 2018 Andy Matsuda, who brought Osaka’s sushi tradition to Los Angeles, has been invited to join Holland America Line’s esteemed Culinary Council,…

In Brief: Ultra-modern riverboats, Disney destinations, and more….
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In Brief: Ultra-modern riverboats, Disney destinations, and more….

Porthole Cruise - March 2, 2018

News Briefs - Mar. 2, 2018 American Cruise Lines has begun construction on the sister ship to their “modern riverboat” American Song, which will make its inaugural…

Theme Cruise: Grape Expectations
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Theme Cruise: Grape Expectations

Judi Cuervo - March 1, 2018

By Judi Cuervo It’s 10:30 a.m. and I’m at the 20-acre Mt. Hood Winery, Oregon’s 2016 Winery of the Year. In the glass before me is a…

Perfect Pairings: Windstar Cruises serves sophisticated tastes
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Perfect Pairings: Windstar Cruises serves sophisticated tastes

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

By Janice Wald Henderson Ah, Windstar Cruises. Who doesn’t love a line so passionate about its cuisine? As Windstar Cruises zeros in even further on upping its…

Dig In! <i>Celebrity Edge</i> to Feature 29 Dining Venues
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Cruise News
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Dig In! Celebrity Edge to Feature 29 Dining Venues

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 1, 2018

Cruise News – March 1, 2018 Celebrity Cruises has announced a lineup of 29 dining venues aboard its upcoming ship, Celebrity Edge, which is set to debut…

Teen Scene | How 14-year-old twin boys fared on a river cruise with the ’rents
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Teen Scene | How 14-year-old twin boys fared on a river cruise with the ’rents

Porthole Cruise - February 27, 2018

By Heidi Sarna Let’s face it. Most teenagers aren’t dying to go on a river cruise. But this mom of teen sons likes small-ship cruising and I’m…

Grape Destinations: Visit Vila Nova de Gaia. Feel Portuguese!
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Food & Drink
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Grape Destinations: Visit Vila Nova de Gaia. Feel Portuguese!

Porthole Cruise - February 26, 2018

At last, I was on my way to Porto, the city by the Douro River. On the train, or comboio, that I took from Oriente station in…

Freeport, Bahamas: To the Brewery and Beyond!
Food & Drink
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Food & Drink
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Freeport, Bahamas: To the Brewery and Beyond!

Porthole Cruise - February 22, 2018

Any repeat cruiser knows that a stop in the Bahamas means “plan excursions ahead of time” or risk being stuck in the extremely-touristy-downtown shopping frenzy. As much…