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Silversea Reveals New 2023/2024 Itinerary Collection
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Silversea Reveals New 2023/2024 Itinerary Collection

Evan Gove - July 27, 2021

Citing a strong demand for cruises, luxury line Silversea today released a host of new itineraries for their 2023/2024 calendar. The unveiling is the cruise line's largest-ever destination…

Galapagos of the East: Australia’s Kangaroo Island
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Galapagos of the East: Australia’s Kangaroo Island

Katie Jackson - July 13, 2021

It’s easy to visit Bali, the Island of the Gods, without encountering any gods. It’s impossible to visit Kangaroo Island without encountering a kangaroo or two, however.…

When Will Australia Lift Their Travel Restrictions?
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When Will Australia Lift Their Travel Restrictions?

Evan Gove - May 24, 2021

As countries all over the world begin gradually opening up their borders to tourists once again, one country remains on lockdown for travelers and there doesn't appear…

Australia Extends International Travel Ban Until June
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Australia Extends International Travel Ban Until June

Evan Gove - March 4, 2021

Those hoping to visit the Land Down Under as their first post-pandemic vacation will have to wait a little longer. This week Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the…

Cruising to Australia? Not Until Christmastime
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Cruising to Australia? Not Until Christmastime

Evan Gove - September 3, 2020

Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt announced today that cruise ships will continue to be barred from entering the country's waters until December 17, 2020. The ban comes…

South Seas Trifecta
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South Seas Trifecta

Steve Leland - July 21, 2020

In a land far, far away — from Porthole HQ, at least — lies the down under continent of Australia, flanked on the southeast by New Zealand…

River Cruising Returning to Australia
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River Cruising Returning to Australia

Evan Gove - June 15, 2020

Australian cruise operator Captain Cook Cruises is returning their river cruise operations back to normal starting June 23rd on Australia’s Murray River. The 7-night ‘Welcome Back’ cruise…

Australia, Spain Extend Cruise Ship Ban 
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Australia, Spain Extend Cruise Ship Ban 

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

While American’s spent Friday warming up the grill and preparing to pay their respects to our fallen military service members for Memorial Day, Australia took an aggressive…

Way Out West in Australia
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Way Out West in Australia

Steve Leland - March 30, 2020

As an intrepid traveler I’m always on the lookout for off the radar, next big thing destinations.  Finding myself half the way around the world In the…

Carnival Steps up to Fight Australian Bushfires
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Carnival Steps up to Fight Australian Bushfires

Evan Gove - January 6, 2020

The end of the year 2019 saw massive bushfires across New South Wales, Australia and a major cruise line is stepping up to help fight these fires…

Cruising in 2019, It’s A Wrap!
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Cruising in 2019, It’s A Wrap!

Steve Leland - December 30, 2019

Just when you think the world of cruising can’t get any better, along comes a new ship with novel ideas, incredible amenities and destinations that are virtually…

Australia, Hawaii Top List of Desired Destinations
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Australia, Hawaii Top List of Desired Destinations

Evan Gove - December 24, 2019

Everyone has a bucket list, but according to Travel Leader's Group, a lot of you are dreaming the same. One of North America's largest travel agencies conducted…

VIP@Sea: @TheWaytoTravel (with kids!)
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VIP@Sea: @TheWaytoTravel (with kids!)

Porthole Cruise - December 3, 2019

At first glance of their Instagram, @thewaytotravel is all about arid and sea-swept landscapes with a few quintessential candids of an enviable couple living out everyone’s dream.…

Best Cruise Ports for Surfing
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Best Cruise Ports for Surfing

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 4, 2019

As the immortal Beach Boys taught us way back in 1961, “Surfing is the only life, the only way for me.” It’s nearly impossible to explain why…

The 5 Best Port Cities on the Gold Coast
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The 5 Best Port Cities on the Gold Coast

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 8, 2019

To begin, it must be said that there are two different ways to talk about the Gold Coast. Gold Coast is a city on the Eastern coast…

“Slow Cruise Therapy” on the Indian Pacific Railway
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“Slow Cruise Therapy” on the Indian Pacific Railway

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 25, 2019

Australia’s famous Indian Pacific Railway makes a transcontinental train trip from Sydney to Perth. The IPR takes you through Australia’s lush mountains, gold fields, rocky valleys, arid…

11 Sights To See in Sydney, Australia
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11 Sights To See in Sydney, Australia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 25, 2019

Sydney, Australia, starting and ending point of many cruises and a popular port of call on world cruises and other extended voyages, always makes the lists of…

5 Reasons to Vacation in Auckland, New Zealand
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5 Reasons to Vacation in Auckland, New Zealand

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 11, 2019

Also called “the City of Sails,” a sprawling metropolis between two harbors (Waitemata and Manukau Harbors), Auckland is located in New Zealand’s North Island. It is a…

10 Things About A World Cruise That Keep Guests Coming Back
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10 Things About A World Cruise That Keep Guests Coming Back

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 21, 2018

Ever since before the time of Ferdinand Magellan, people have been dreaming of, and trying to, circumnavigate the planet. And no wonder! Doing a circle around the…

Is Antarctica the Hottest New Cruise Destination?
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Is Antarctica the Hottest New Cruise Destination?

Evan Gove - August 31, 2018

The places on Earth where humans haven’t explored grows smaller and smaller with each passing year. However, there’s one place which still remains widely unexplored that’s more…

Sampling Sydney’s Cocktail Culture in the CBD
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Sampling Sydney’s Cocktail Culture in the CBD

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 20, 2018

Next time your cruise ship docks in Sydney Harbour and you’d like to visit some of the city’s most unique cocktail lounges, here are three in the…

Grape Destinations: The Best of Tasmanian Wine Culture
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Food & Drink
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Grape Destinations: The Best of Tasmanian Wine Culture

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 14, 2018

What started as a novelty experience 10 years ago has morphed into an annual wine tasting event I cannot miss.  And nor should any serious wine lover.…

TRAVEL TIPS: Port Mooloolaba – A New Kid on the Block
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TRAVEL TIPS: Port Mooloolaba – A New Kid on the Block

Christina Hunting - April 3, 2018

Port Mooloolaba, a jewel of Australia’s Sunshine Coast, has long been a getaway for local Aussies. For the last few years (since 2014), cruise travelers have also…

Set Sail on the First Cartoon Network Cruise Ship
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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…

Epicurious: Australia & New Zealand
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Epicurious: Australia & New Zealand

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 6, 2016

Get to know the cuisine of Australia and New Zealand. By Janice Wald Henderson Ask for jelly at breakfast and the server brings Jell-O. Order chips with…

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Silversea Cruises Launches New Expedition Ship to Sail Exotic Itineraries

Fran Golden - April 2, 2014

Cruise passengers looking to explore the remote corners of the world have a new expedition option. Silversea's latest expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, set sail this week on a cruise…

Like a Local: Sydney, Australia
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Cruise Magazine
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Like a Local: Sydney, Australia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 15, 2013

Like a Local Get an insider’s take on what to see and do in sunny Sydney, Australia. By Natalie Aroyan A Sydneysider all my life, I am…