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From Russia With Love: Matryoshka Nesting Dolls
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From Russia With Love: Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

Stephen Grasso - April 15, 2021

Matryoshka dolls are an instantly recognizable symbol of Russia. They can take on many forms, but are always a series of wooden dolls of decreasing sizes that…

Choose Your Cruise – March 26, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – March 26, 2021

Evan Gove - March 26, 2021

This was a wild week in the cruise industry. CLIA and the CDC went back and forth about the Conditional Sail Order and several more cruise lines…

Traditional Tlingit Tastes
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Traditional Tlingit Tastes

Cele & Lynn Seldon - March 11, 2021

The Last Frontier, otherwise known as Alaska, has always maintained a certain mystique to those in the Lower 48. One of the least populated and visited states…

Princess Cancels More Sailings Due to Canada Cruise Ban
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Princess Cancels More Sailings Due to Canada Cruise Ban

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

Along with their Carnival Corporation brand sister line Holland America, Princess Cruises was forced to cancel select Alaska, Canada, New England and Pacific Coast cruises in 2021.…

Holland America Cancels Cruises That Depart or Conclude in Canadian for 2021
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Holland America Cancels Cruises That Depart or Conclude in Canadian for 2021

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

When Canada banned cruise ships from visiting their ports until 2022, it created a whole host of headaches for cruise lines. We're now starting to see the…

Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until February 2022
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Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until February 2022

Evan Gove - February 4, 2021

In an effort to "monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on the marine and tourism sectors," Canada has issued two new Interim Orders…

Let’s Fully Appreciate Alaska’s Glaciers
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Let’s Fully Appreciate Alaska’s Glaciers

Eric Lucas - November 24, 2020

“Have a taste,” my guide on Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier says, handing me a canteen cup he’s just filled at a tumbling freshet on the slope we’re climbing.…

Choose Your Cruise – October 23, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – October 23, 2020

Evan Gove - October 23, 2020

Halloween is right around the corner and the scariest thing cruisers can think of is spending a full nine months on land. Knock on wood, we're at…

Holland America Sets Sights on Alaska Cruises in 2021
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Holland America Sets Sights on Alaska Cruises in 2021

Evan Gove - October 20, 2020

As cruise lines continue beefing up their offerings for 2021, Holland America Line announced a renewed focus on Alaska with a full lineup of cruises and land excursions…

Alaska’s Lost Cruise Season
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Alaska’s Lost Cruise Season

Evan Gove - August 25, 2020

It was gearing up to be the biggest season ever.  For years, cruise passengers have disembarked their ship in Juneau, Alaska only to hop on board one…

A Positive COVID-19 Test Derailed an Alaska Cruise, But Did It Have To?
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A Positive COVID-19 Test Derailed an Alaska Cruise, But Did It Have To?

Evan Gove - August 14, 2020

The sky was falling if you listened to media outlets from all over the country.  UnCruise Adventures had only been back in action for less than a…

UnCruise CEO Discusses Recent COVID-19 Case and Where the Cruise Line Is Headed
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UnCruise CEO Discusses Recent COVID-19 Case and Where the Cruise Line Is Headed

Evan Gove - August 11, 2020

It’s safe to say that Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of UnCruise Adventures, loves the sea. In fact, he was just 18 years old when he received his…

Fishing Alaska’s Panhandle is a Dream Summer Road Trip
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Fishing Alaska’s Panhandle is a Dream Summer Road Trip

Evan Gove - July 8, 2020

Travelers all over the country are rediscovering the quintessential American road trip this year, and many are deciding that now is the time to enjoy the adventure…

Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date
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Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date

Evan Gove - May 20, 2020

One of the foremost small ship cruise lines in the industry announced their date for return following the pause in operation due to COVID-19. Windstar Cruises will…

Cruise Stoppage Costs Alaska $800 Million
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Cruise Stoppage Costs Alaska $800 Million

Evan Gove - May 1, 2020

The economic toll of COVID 19 on the cruise industry is devastating, but the people of Alaska may be the biggest losers in the whole ordeal. Mike…

Cunard Line Extends Pause in Operations
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Cunard Line Extends Pause in Operations

Evan Gove - April 23, 2020

Citing "the continued impact of COVID 19," Cunard Line made the decision to pause their voyages further past the initial date of May 15, 2020 previously announced.…

Cruiser’s Guide to Glacier Bay National Park
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Cruiser’s Guide to Glacier Bay National Park

Evan Gove - March 16, 2020

You won't have to use your imagination to understand why the Huna Tlingit consider Glacier Bay to be their spiritual homeland. Advancing glaciers drove them out for…

Vitamin Sea: Mother Nature’s Natural Spas
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Vitamin Sea: Mother Nature’s Natural Spas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 12, 2020

Organic, all-natural, wild, and raw are the buzzwords today as we increasingly realize the value of reconnecting with the natural world. Renewal, revitalization, and restoration are key,…

Port Guide: Skagway, Alaska
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Port Guide: Skagway, Alaska

Evan Gove - February 27, 2020

When you step off the ship in Skagway, you'll find yourself back in time in a frontier town built on the wild-eyed dreams of gold seekers from…

Cruising to Sitka: Your Guide to a Day in Port
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Cruising to Sitka: Your Guide to a Day in Port

Evan Gove - February 19, 2020

With a population of nearly 9,000 year-round residents, Sitka is the Last Frontier's fourth biggest town. There are fewer people cruising to Sitka than other Inside Passage…

Silversea Announces Grand Voyage Arctic 2021
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Silversea Announces Grand Voyage Arctic 2021

Evan Gove - February 11, 2020

Sailing is among the most rewarding experiences a person can have. There’s no better way to see new places and enrich your knowledge of the world in…

Port Guide: Juneau
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Port Guide: Juneau

Evan Gove - February 11, 2020

Alaska's capital city is situated on one of the largest expanses of wilderness in the entire country. Tucked under Mt. Juneau right next to the pristine waters…

See it All: Explore Alaska and the Canadian Rockies in One Easy Trip
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See it All: Explore Alaska and the Canadian Rockies in One Easy Trip

Evan Gove - February 5, 2020

The first rays of morning sunshine touch down along the calm waters of Vancouver, British Columbia’s downtown harbor with glimpses of fiery orange, deep crimson, and rich…

Ketchikan: a Cruiser’s Guide to Alaska’s Gateway City
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Ketchikan: a Cruiser’s Guide to Alaska’s Gateway City

Evan Gove - January 22, 2020

Popularly known as Alaska's Gateway City, Ketchikan is the first town you'll stop at while cruising north up the Last Frontier's Inside Passage. Ketchikan's roots are firmly…

Cruise to Alaska Tops List of Vacation Bookings in 2019
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Cruise to Alaska Tops List of Vacation Bookings in 2019

Evan Gove - January 7, 2020

How popular are cruises to Alaska? In a survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group, one of North America’s largest travel agent companies, 38% of respondents booked a…

8 Popular Cruises You Shouldn’t Be Booking (And 8 You Should)
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8 Popular Cruises You Shouldn’t Be Booking (And 8 You Should)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2019

Cruising is infectious. Once people get a taste of what a true cruise vacation can be like, they're always looking for the next great destination to explore.…

Ultimate Adventure: Traveling to Alaska
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Ultimate Adventure: Traveling to Alaska

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 2, 2019

Aboard big ships, you'll see Alaska. With UnCruise Adventures, you'll experience it. That's what makes traveling to Alaska an experience in and of itself. Get up close…

Pre-/Post-Cruise: 48 Hours in Anchorage
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Pre-/Post-Cruise: 48 Hours in Anchorage

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 20, 2019

I never realized how truly unique my home city was until I began to travel. Growing up, it was normal to reroute my way to school due…

Are There Cruises for Hikers?
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Are There Cruises for Hikers?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 27, 2019

Do you love to hike? Are you also looking for a cruise vacation? Well, do we have good news for you! Even though over 20 million people were set…

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 22, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 22, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 22, 2019

Some people just don't like the beach. The sand gets everywhere, you come back sunburned and you have to carry a million bags back and forth from…

5 Overlooked Cruise Destinations
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5 Overlooked Cruise Destinations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 21, 2019

Cruises to places like the Bahamas and the Caribbean are a dime a dozen. To get the most for your money, consider a cruise destination that isn't…

Editor-in-Chief Awards 2019
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Editor-in-Chief Awards 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 31, 2018

2019 Editor-in-Chief Awards As editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine, Bill Panoff travels a lot. So each year, he reports back on his favorite travel experiences around the…

Cruise Deal of the Week – December 28, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – December 28, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 28, 2018

What better way to ring in the New Year than a week spent living like royalty? Princess Cruises is ready to make the dream a reality with…

When is the Best Time to Cruise?
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When is the Best Time to Cruise?

Evan Gove - December 26, 2018

If you’ve never thought about taking a cruise before, one of the first questions that comes to mind is usually: when is the best time to cruise?…

Wilderness Found: Discovering Cunard’s Alaska
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Wilderness Found: Discovering Cunard’s Alaska

Evan Gove - November 26, 2018

Few places in this world are truly wild thanks to man’s continual reach, yet the wilderness of Alaska remains pristine and ripe for exploration. From towering glaciers…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 16, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 16, 2018

Evan Gove - November 16, 2018

It's almost upon us. No, not a soul-crushingly cold winter with endless hours of shoveling and shivering. We're talking about Cunard's famous Black Friday and Cyber Monday…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 5, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 5, 2018

Evan Gove - October 5, 2018

Celebrity Cruise Lines is moving, so now is the best time to save on a cruise for you and the family! Well, the website is moving anyway,…

Understanding Alaska With Cunard
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Understanding Alaska With Cunard

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 12, 2018

For luxury cruise line Cunard, the guest experience matters most. That’s why they place such an emphasis on fun and comfort, but also education as passengers want…

Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Bliss
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Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Bliss

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 10, 2018

Bliss it is! Majestic Alaska! A land of infinite beauty, magnificent wildlife, fascinating history … and weather so changeable that the smart traveler will pack everything from…

Deal of the Week – August 31, 2018
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Deal of the Week – August 31, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 31, 2018

Celebrity Cruises is kicking off Labor Day weekend with a sale you aren’t going to want to miss. Through Wednesday, book your next quality luxury vacation—more than…

Celebrating National S’mores Day on a Cruise
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Celebrating National S’mores Day on a Cruise

Evan Gove - August 10, 2018

There’s a fine line between perfectly toasted and blazing inferno, which do you prefer? The art of s’more making varies from person to person based on taste…

Off Season Cruising, Is It Worth It?
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Off Season Cruising, Is It Worth It?

Evan Gove - July 25, 2018

We often get asked, when is the best time to cruise? Most are shocked when I tell them that cruising off-season is one of the best vacations…

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

Evan Gove - 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…

Cruise Deal of the Week – June 1, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – June 1, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 1, 2018

Father’s Day is right around the corner and those looking for something more interesting than a tie or golf balls for Dad need to check out the…

Cruise Deal of the Week – May 25, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – May 25, 2018

Evan Gove - May 25, 2018

Memorial Day savings are all around us and that means it’s a great time to find the best deals on a cruise. The Memorial Day sale from…

Windstar Heads North for a New Alaskan Cruise
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Windstar Heads North for a New Alaskan Cruise

Evan Gove - May 23, 2018

For adventure-seekers and cruise enthusiasts alike, nothing beats an Alaskan cruise. A place truly wild in every sense of the word, Alaska offers a glimpse at what…

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…

Travel Guru Victoria Redstall Joins Porthole on Facebook Live
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Travel Guru Victoria Redstall Joins Porthole on Facebook Live

Evan Gove - May 9, 2018

Porthole Cruise is lucky to have a group of incredible travel influencers who span the globe and update our readers on their experiences. One of the most…

Cunard Partners with Rocky Mountaineer to Add Alaska by Rail
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Cunard Partners with Rocky Mountaineer to Add Alaska by Rail

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 27, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 27, 2018 After recently announcing its return to Alaska in 2019, for the first time in over two decades, Cunard Line has announced a partnership with Rocky…

News Briefs – <i>Seven Seas Mariner’</i>s amazing upgrade, and more….
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News Briefs – Seven Seas Mariner’s amazing upgrade, and more….

Porthole Cruise - February 9, 2018

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Feb. 9, 2018 Seven Seas Mariner is undergoing a major upgrade before returning to Alaska. The world’s first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship…

Holland America Line Expands Denali Experience in Alaska
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Holland America Line Expands Denali Experience in Alaska

Porthole Cruise - January 30, 2018

Cruise News - Jan. 30, 2018 Holland America Line is expanding its Alaska Land+Sea Journeys with the addition of new guest accommodations at its Denali operation. The…

The Best Trains for Cruisers
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The Best Trains for Cruisers

Steve Leland - January 20, 2018

I’m of the belief that you can never get enough of a good thing. So, when a fantastic 7-day cruise just isn’t enough to fill those precious…

Princess Invites Alaska Guests to Play in their Treehouse
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Princess Invites Alaska Guests to Play in their Treehouse

Porthole Cruise - January 15, 2018

Cruise News – Jan. 15, 2018 Princess Cruises has announced something new for visitors to Alaska – a summer program at the line’s custom-designed wilderness treehouse at…

Cruise Deal of the Week – Jan. 12, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – Jan. 12, 2018

Porthole Cruise - January 12, 2018

UnCruise Adventures is offering discounts of $225 per person or $450 per couple – and $100 in shipboard credit – on 7-night Alaska cruises on SS Legacy…

Norwegian Cruise Line Adds More Cuba and Alaska Cruises to Summer 2018
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Norwegian Cruise Line Adds More Cuba and Alaska Cruises to Summer 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line Adds More Cuba and Alaska Cruises to Summer 2018 Cruise News – July 10, 2017 Norwegian Cruise Line has announced updates to its summer…

Just Add Land: Alaska & the Pacific Northwest
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Just Add Land: Alaska & the Pacific Northwest

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 27, 2017

Explore more of the breathtaking Pacific Northwest By Matt Hannafin In their heart of hearts, nobody really wants to go home from vacation. Their world has been…

Alaska Family Adventures
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Alaska Family Adventures

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

By Felicity Long Today’s cruise lines know a thing or two about entertaining families. But if you’ve been holding off on taking the kids to Alaska for…

Five Faves: Saluting the First Nations
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Five Faves: Saluting the First Nations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 12, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves Saluting the First Nations We kicked off the week with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the annual recognition of the accomplishments and heritage of the first…

Just Add Land: Train Journeys
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Just Add Land: Train Journeys

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 24, 2014

Ride the Rails If a weeklong cruise just isn’t enough, combine it with a train adventure for a trip of a lifetime. By Sherry Laskin It’s not…

Disney Does Alaska 2014
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Disney Does Alaska 2014

Fran Golden - March 7, 2014

When Disney Cruise Line launched its Alaska cruises in 2011, the family market took notice. Suddenly there were kids doing the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that had before been geared mostly…

Bucket List: Count Down Alaska
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Bucket List: Count Down Alaska

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 15, 2013

Bucket List Count down five must-do adventures in the great land of Alaska By Loren Holmes Alaska, the Great Land. Our motto might sound pretentious to someone…