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The Royal Promise
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The Royal Promise

Evan Gove - October 19, 2020

After receiving approval from the Singapore Government to restart cruising operations, Royal Caribbean International unveiled a new comprehensive prevention protocols designed to keep guests safe. They're calling…

This Cruise to Nowhere Leaves November 6th
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This Cruise to Nowhere Leaves November 6th

Evan Gove - October 8, 2020

One of Asia's most popular cruise lines is preparing to sail again on November 6th, but it will look a little different than the cruises we're used…

Will Expedition Yachts Be the Future of Cruising?
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Will Expedition Yachts Be the Future of Cruising?

Evan Gove - August 27, 2020

One thing we’ve heard a lot of lately is that small ship cruise lines will have an easier time returning to full operation following the COVID-19 pandemic. Aqua…

Bali Resort Looks to Entice Guests with Extended Stays
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Bali Resort Looks to Entice Guests with Extended Stays

Evan Gove - June 16, 2020

The Indonesian island of Bali takes up a spot on most bucket lists and one resort on the island is offering extended stay options for people looking…

48 Hours in Singapore
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48 Hours in Singapore

Evan Gove - May 28, 2020

Singapore is famously known as clean, green, and safe, not to mention rule-obsessed. Located just above the equator, it’s a modern and super-efficient city-state of gleaming skyscrapers,…

Pandaw’s Pursuit Of Laos
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Pandaw’s Pursuit Of Laos

Steve Leland - March 5, 2020

Experiential river cruising provides an opportunity to discover new lands, cultures, and people, deviating from the path well-traveled. Intrepid travelers recognize that going off the radar has…

<i>World Spa by Windstar</i> to Feature Regional Treatments
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World Spa by Windstar to Feature Regional Treatments

Evan Gove - February 6, 2020

It’s fairly common for luxury cruise lines to incorporate bits of the places they sail into the cuisine on board, but Windstar Cruises is taking things further…

<i>Silver Shadow</I>: From Sea to Silversea
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Silver Shadow: From Sea to Silversea

Steve Leland - January 20, 2020

A luxury cruise can sail in one of two divergent styles. The first is a liberating escape, coddled with ultra-luxe amenities and service; the second, an exploration…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 8, 2019
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 8, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 7, 2019

Is there a better way to explore the world than on a handcrafted luxury river ship going to exotic destinations, with a glass of something refreshing in…

The Heart of Vietnam
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The Heart of Vietnam

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 5, 2019

I first visited Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in 1995; Vietnam tourism was evolving and beginning to take root as an integral part of daily life in…

48 Hours: Shimmering South Korea
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48 Hours: Shimmering South Korea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 24, 2019

Dubbed the “Hawaii of Korea,” this volcanic island has been named a World Natural Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The scenery is beyond…

8 Popular Cruises You Shouldn’t Be Booking (And 8 You Should)
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Cruise Tips
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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.…

New River Cruise Bike Tours Starting in Asia
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New River Cruise Bike Tours Starting in Asia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 19, 2019

River cruising through Asian countries like Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand is an adventure most have never experienced. Grasshopper Adventures is launching three unique bike tours and cruise…

Sailing Indonesia With Star Clippers
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Cruise Magazine
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Sailing Indonesia With Star Clippers

Steve Leland - February 8, 2019

Cruising on a cruise ship holds the inherent promise of a dream come true, but sailing on a sailing vessel is an experience of sheer fantasy. Sailing…

TRAVEL TIPS: South Korea’s Secret Island
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Cruise Tips
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TRAVEL TIPS: South Korea’s Secret Island

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 5, 2019

Located off the southern coast of South Korea is an island paradise that South Korean and Japanese visitors have enjoyed for years and that is only now…

VIP@Sea: #Wanderlust with @LiterallyAnika
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VIP@Sea: #Wanderlust with @LiterallyAnika

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 25, 2019

A quick scroll through Literally Anika’s Instagram feed will transport you to places as exotic as Phuket, Thailand, and as iconic as the Brooklyn Bridge. Raised in…

Viking Announces 2020-2021 World Cruise
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Cruise News
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Viking Announces 2020-2021 World Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 9, 2019

Are you ready to relive the most fascinating wager in fiction? When Jules Verne wrote Around the World in 80 Days, the fiction trip he imagined was…

Steve Abroad: Recapping a WILD 2018
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Cruise Tips
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Steve Abroad: Recapping a WILD 2018

Steve Leland - January 2, 2019

As a feature writer for Porthole Cruise Magazine, I spent a great deal of 2018 at sea.  While mainstream cruising is covered in great detail by writers…

Five Fave Adventure Tours in Southeast Asia
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Five Fave Adventure Tours in Southeast Asia

Steve Leland - December 4, 2018

As if travel to Southeast Asia isn’t exciting enough, there have been enormous strides to develop shore excursions that appeal to the adventurous spirit of both young…

TRAVEL TIPS: Going to Goa
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Cruise Tips
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TRAVEL TIPS: Going to Goa

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 27, 2018

Goa is probably best known as India’s place to party, but this small state is packed with beauty and history.  Goa has been through many changes, and each phase…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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 – November 9, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 9, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 9, 2018

Those looking for a great cruise vacation can treat themselves to a room with a view for a lot less than usual thanks to the Double Upgrade…

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…

Seeing Japan
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Seeing Japan

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 8, 2018

The Diamond Princess Japan Spring Flowers cruise departed Yokohama and visited the Japanese ports of Sakaiminato, Kanazawa, Hakodate, Aomori and Tokyo. We enjoyed the sakura, the famous…

3 Ways to Spend the Day in Gangneung, Korea
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3 Ways to Spend the Day in Gangneung, Korea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 4, 2018

Gangneung, the site of several indoor 2018 Winter Olympics events, is an idyllic city on the Eastern coast of South Korea filled with picturesque beaches, vibrant parks,…

Super Typhoon Mangkhut Rattles South China
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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…

Luxury Cruise Line Heads to Asia in 2019
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Cruise News
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Luxury Cruise Line Heads to Asia in 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 7, 2018

Seabourn, a top name in luxury cruising, has grand plans in store for its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The cruise line is sending Seabourn Ovation to Asia…

New Survey Says Adventure Travel Popular with All Ages
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New Survey Says Adventure Travel Popular with All Ages

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 2, 2018

The latest study in the cruise and travel realm points to an interesting shift in who is looking to experience adventure-themed vacations. The Travel Leaders Group, a…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 27, 2018
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 27, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 27, 2018

Have you ever wanted to uncover the mysteries of the Orient? Thanks to a new Summer Special from Victoria Cruises, cruising the Yangtze River in China has…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 12, 2018
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 12, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 13, 2018

Enjoy sunrise over a vista of a thousand pagodas, explore remote temples with expert guides, glide along the majestic waterways of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River, and take advantage…

TRAVEL TIPS: Shanghai – Explore the Unique History of Asia’s Busiest Port
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TRAVEL TIPS: Shanghai – Explore the Unique History of Asia’s Busiest Port

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2018

In 2016 Shanghai’s international port saw nearly 3 million passengers. Not only is it China’s largest city, it is an amazing travel destination, boasting impressive architecture, delicious…

The Great Wall: Made In China
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…

Princess Cruises Unveils New Features and Upgrades on Sapphire Princess
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Princess Cruises Unveils New Features and Upgrades on Sapphire Princess

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 28, 2018

Cruise News – Mar. 28, 2018 Sapphire Princess has emerged from an extensive two-week dry dock in Singapore now displaying Princess Cruises’ signature logo on her bow. The ship has also been…

Original show <i>The Secret Silk</i> premieres on <i>Royal Princess</i>
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Original show The Secret Silk premieres on Royal Princess

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

Stephen Schwartz, the Broadway genius behind such musicals as Pippin, Godspell, and Wicked, has seen his latest original production, The Secret Silk, debut aboard Princess Cruises’ Royal…

Set Sail on the First Cartoon Network Cruise Ship
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Cruise News
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Set Sail on the First Cartoon Network Cruise Ship

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 25, 2018

Cruise News - Jan. 25, 2018 Some of the world’s most famous cartoon characters will set sail on their very own cruise ship, Cartoon Network Wave. This fully…

Exploring Cambodia: Touring the temples of Angkor Wat, and searching the secrets of Siem Reap.
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Exploring Cambodia: Touring the temples of Angkor Wat, and searching the secrets of Siem Reap.

Steve Leland - January 17, 2018

Cruising in faraway destinations such as Southeast Asia encourages consideration to pre- and post-cruise options. These opening acts and encores to the main event range from basic…

5 Faves: Hanoi Highlights
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5 Faves: Hanoi Highlights

Steve Leland - October 25, 2017

Hanoi Highlights: 5 Faves of Vietnam’s Capital City For cruisers looking for that next exotic itinerary, today’s major cruise lines and river cruise operators are embracing the…

Ship Review: <i>Scenic Spirit</i>, <i>Aqua Mekong</i>, and <i>Angkor Pandaw</i>
Aqua Expeditions
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Aqua Expeditions
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Ship Review: Scenic Spirit, Aqua Mekong, and Angkor Pandaw

Steve Leland - June 28, 2017

Magic on the Mekong Luxury awaits for travelers ready to cruise Asia. For been-there-done-that cruisers, an Asia itinerary is often next on the list. And lucky for…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 1, 2016
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Cruise News
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 1, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 30, 2016

Cruise Deal of the Week - July 1, 2016 DEAL: Asian river and coastal-cruise operator Pandaw is offering savings of up to 30 percent on cruises booked…

A Page in Time… Yangon’s colonial past.
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Cruise Magazine
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A Page in Time… Yangon’s colonial past.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 15, 2014

A Page in Time... Take a walk through Yangon’s colonial past By Kevin Revolinski A Myanmar travel guide Historical Perspective I stroll through the streets of Yangon,…

2014 Cruise Trends
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Blogs
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2014 Cruise Trends

Fran Golden - January 2, 2014

As cruise executives let their creative juices flow in terms of finding ways to enhance their product, it brings impressive new cruise ships and a number of…