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A Tale of Two Transatlantic Cruises
Cruise Magazine
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A Tale of Two Transatlantic Cruises

Steve Leland - November 27, 2020
A Star Performance
China
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China
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A Star Performance

Steve Leland - October 10, 2018

Cruise line reputations are generally established on a wide range of subjective criteria: culinary creativity, elegant luxury, superior service, engaging itineraries, top-notch entertainment, and high-tech vessels. While…

China’s River Run
China
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China
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China’s River Run

Steve Leland - October 1, 2018

Given that travel to China involves more than the short hop and skip to domestic cruise ports in the U.S., it makes sense to plan a detailed…

Super Typhoon Mangkhut Rattles South China
Cruise News
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Cruise News
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut Rattles South China

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 17, 2018

While the Eastern United States spent the weekend bracing for Hurricane Florence to bring heavy rains and high winds to the Mid-Atlantic region, it was another storm…

<i>Norwegian Joy</i> Headed Stateside After a Year in China
Cruise News
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Cruise News
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Norwegian Joy Headed Stateside After a Year in China

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 24, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line made a splash with the announcement that their ship Norwegian Joy would be built with the Chinese market in mind. However, after just a…

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

Steve Leland - 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…

The Great Wall and Pandas of Chengdu
China
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China
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The Great Wall and Pandas of Chengdu

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 21, 2018

Few marvels of the ancient world compare in size and scale to the Great Wall of China. Spanning thousands of miles, it’s the longest man-made structure on…

Shanghai, On The Side
China
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China
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Shanghai, On The Side

Steve Leland - May 16, 2018

I’m not particularly fond of the motor coach, follow the guide’s umbrella brand of sightseeing and I have an affinity to off the grid type of travel…

All Ships Great AND SMALL!
China
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China
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All Ships Great AND SMALL!

Steve Leland - April 28, 2018

If you follow  my cruise escapades, it’s obvious that size doesn’t matter to me. It’s not that I’m not impressed by a ship with a bowling alley,…

Made in China Part 2: The Terra-cotta Warriors
China
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China
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Made in China Part 2: The Terra-cotta Warriors

Steve Leland - April 13, 2018

China’s initial capital, Xian, with a population of over 8 million today, was for centuries a bustling yet virtually unknown metropolis. Then in 1974, it burst onto…

The Great Wall: Made In China
China
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China
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The Great Wall: Made In China

Steve Leland - April 3, 2018

“Build the wall!” One of the first times a politician ever issued those controversial words was when the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang decreed the creation of…

In Brief: Viking Sun in Shanghai, new river ships, and more….
China
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China
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In Brief: Viking Sun in Shanghai, new river ships, and more….

Porthole Cruise - March 9, 2018

News Briefs - Mar. 9, 2018 Viking Ocean Cruises christened its fourth ship, Viking Sun, at a ceremony on The Bund in the heart of Shanghai. The…

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

News Briefs – P&O Cruises builds largest British ship, SuperStar Gemini becomes floating hotel….
China
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China
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News Briefs – P&O Cruises builds largest British ship, SuperStar Gemini becomes floating hotel….

Porthole Cruise - January 26, 2018

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Jan. 26, 2018 P&O Cruises has contracted for a new “green-cruising” ship which, on completion, will be the largest cruise ship built…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 17, 2017
China
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China
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 17, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 17, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 17, 2017 American Cruise Lines has announced the name for the first ship in its Modern Riverboat Series: American Song. The…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 20, 2017
China
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China
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 20, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 20, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Oct. 20, 2017 Foodies are flocking to Princess Cruises for the line’s third annual Culinary Cruise Series, featuring Miami-based chefs Brad Kilgore…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 30, 2017
China
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China
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 30, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 30, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Jun. 30, 2017 Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, was christened this week in a…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 23, 2017
China
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China
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 23, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 23, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Jun. 23, 2017 Viking Cruises’ third ocean ship, Viking Sky, was officially christened during a public celebration in Tromsø, Norway. The 930-guest,…

Cruise Deals of the Week – Apr. 21, 2017
China
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China
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Cruise Deals of the Week – Apr. 21, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 21, 2017

Cruise Deals of the Week – Apr. 21, 2017 DEAL 1: Cruising down China's Yangzi River and past the Three Gorges Dam is more enticing than ever…

Norwegian Partners with Ferrari on the First Racetrack at Sea
China
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China
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Norwegian Partners with Ferrari on the First Racetrack at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 17, 2017

Norwegian Partners with Scuderia Ferrari Watches on the First Racetrack at Sea Cruise News – Apr. 17, 2017 Norwegian Cruise Line has partnered with Scuderia Ferrari Watches as a part of the entertainment and…

Chinese Cruise Market Gets Two Brand-New Megaships
China
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China
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Chinese Cruise Market Gets Two Brand-New Megaships

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 31, 2017

Chinese Cruise Market Gets Two Brand-New Megaships Cruise News – Mar. 31, 2017 This week, two major cruise lines celebrated milestones with their dedicated debuts into the…