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Glorious Food – Singing the Praises of Cruise Cuisine
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Glorious Food – Singing the Praises of Cruise Cuisine

Judi Cuervo - January 15, 2018

Monthly Mantra Glorious Food Singing the praises of cruise cuisine I’m hungry for a cruise…I’m hungry for a cruise…I’m hungry for a cruise… One of the most…

Cruise Connection: New Kids on the Block
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Cruise Connection: New Kids on the Block

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 5, 2016

Hangin’ Tough at Sea Blockheads unite on the 7th Annual NKOTB cruise. By Jodi Ornstein We stood on the crowded Lido Deck, the hot Miami sun overhead,…

RedFrog Sails West – Cruise News – Jan. 9, 2015
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RedFrog Sails West – Cruise News – Jan. 9, 2015

Fran Golden - January 9, 2015

RedFrog Sails West Cruise News – Jan. 9, 2015 “Fun Ship 2.0” enhancements are coming to Carnival Miracle. The ship will undergo an extensive refurbishment that includes…

Five Faves: Cruise Ship Re-Creations
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Five Faves: Cruise Ship Re-Creations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 7, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Cruise Ship Re-Creations Shipyards will probably continue to use steel and teak wood, but not all cruise-ship builders fall back on the standbys. The…

Port of Palm Beach Ship to Sail to the Bahamas – Cruise News – Jan. 2, 2015
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Port of Palm Beach Ship to Sail to the Bahamas – Cruise News – Jan. 2, 2015

Fran Golden - January 2, 2015

Port of Palm Beach Ship to Sail to the Bahamas Cruise News - Jan. 2, 2015 The Port of Palm Beach is getting a new ship for…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 2, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 2, 2015

Fran Golden - January 2, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs Cruise News - Jan. 2, 2015   Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced plans to use new pollution-reducing scrubbers to "meet or exceed" upcoming…

Five Favorite Stories from 2014’s Cruise News
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Five Favorite Stories from 2014’s Cruise News

Fran Golden - December 24, 2014

Five Faves Five Favorite Stories from 2014’s Cruise News A fond look back at the year’s top cruise trends. New ships Norwegian Getaway, Regal Princess, and "smart…

Amber Cove Welcomes Carnival Next Fall – Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014
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Amber Cove Welcomes Carnival Next Fall – Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014

Fran Golden - December 19, 2014

Amber Cove Welcomes Carnival Next Fall Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014   Cruisers will be able to visit the new destination of Amber Cove in the…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 19, 2014
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 19, 2014

Fran Golden - December 19, 2014

Porthole Cruise News Briefs Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014   Now that there are plans to restore diplomatic relations, will Cuba be the next hot cruise…

Five Faves: Onboard Thrills
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Five Faves: Onboard Thrills

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2014

Five Faves Cruise Enthused Five Favorite Onboard Thrills             Modern-day cruisers might not realize that there actually was a time when shuffleboard and bingo were it for…

Five Faves: Unique Stores At Sea
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Five Faves: Unique Stores At Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 25, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   Unique Stores At Sea Not all ship shops are stocked with brand-stamped hats and duty-free booze. In honor of Black Friday, we highlight…

Carnival Shows off Pride in Tampa – Cruise News – Nov. 14, 2014
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Carnival Shows off Pride in Tampa – Cruise News – Nov. 14, 2014

Fran Golden - November 14, 2014

Carnival Shows off Pride in Tampa Cruise News - Nov. 14, 2014 Fresh from a $75 million redo, Carnival Pride has started its winter schedule from Tampa,…

Cruise Deal of the Week – Cruise News – Nov. 7, 2014
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Cruise Deal of the Week – Cruise News – Nov. 7, 2014

Fran Golden - November 7, 2014

[sf_iconbox image="ss-star" character="" type="left-icon-alt" title="Porthole’s Featured Cruise Deal of the Week!" animation="fade-in" animation_delay="100"] Carnival honors veterans Just in time for Veterans' Day, Carnival Cruise Lines is saluting…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week  – Cruise News, Oct. 24, 2014
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week – Cruise News, Oct. 24, 2014

Fran Golden - October 24, 2014

Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week Cruise News, Oct. 24, 2014 Food Network's Guy Fieri and country music stars Rascal Flatts helped Carnival Cruise Lines show…

Norwegian Jewel Debuts in Houston… and more – Cruise News, Oct. 17, 2014
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Norwegian Jewel Debuts in Houston… and more – Cruise News, Oct. 17, 2014

Fran Golden - October 17, 2014

Cruise News - Oct. 17, 2014 Norwegian Jewel Debuts in Houston Houston, we've got a new ship. The recently updated Norwegian Jewel began sailing this week from…

R-O-C-K on the S-E-A – During Styx concert cruise, Carnival announces lineup for spring 2015. – Cruise News, Oct. 17, 2014
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R-O-C-K on the S-E-A – During Styx concert cruise, Carnival announces lineup for spring 2015. – Cruise News, Oct. 17, 2014

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 17, 2014

Cruise News - Oct. 17, 2014 R-O-C-K on the S-E-A During Styx concert cruise, Carnival announces lineup for spring 2015.   When’s the last time you went…

Tats at Sea, Featured Deal… and more – Cruise News – Oct. 10, 2014
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Tats at Sea, Featured Deal… and more – Cruise News – Oct. 10, 2014

Fran Golden - October 10, 2014

Tats at Sea, Featured Deals... and more Cruise News, Oct. 10, 2014 You knew it was coming. America's first-ever tattoo-themed cruise will take place on Royal Caribbean…

Deals of the Week: CLIA Cruise Week Brings Savings…and more – Cruise News, Oct. 3, 2014
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Deals of the Week: CLIA Cruise Week Brings Savings…and more – Cruise News, Oct. 3, 2014

Fran Golden - October 3, 2014

Deals of the Week: CLIA Cruise Week Brings Savings Cruise News – Oct. 3, 2014     [sf_iconbox image="ss-star" character="" type="left-icon-alt" title="Porthole’s Featured Cruise Deals of the…

What’s showing aboard Costa Diadema?… and more – Cruise News – Sept. 26, 2014.
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What’s showing aboard Costa Diadema?… and more – Cruise News – Sept. 26, 2014.

Fran Golden - September 26, 2014

  What’s showing aboard Costa Diadema? Cruise News - Sept. 26, 2014 Costa Cruises teased out details of entertainment options aboard Costa Diadema, the line's new 3,734-passenger…

Carnival Guarantees Satisfaction – Again – Cruise News, Sept. 19, 2014
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Carnival Guarantees Satisfaction – Again – Cruise News, Sept. 19, 2014

Fran Golden - September 19, 2014

  Carnival Guarantees Satisfaction – Again. Cruise News – Sept. 19, 2014   Carnival Cruise Lines said it is continuing its "Great Vacation Guarantee" through 2015. The…

Five Faves: Culinary Keepsakes – dining experiences at sea
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Five Faves: Culinary Keepsakes – dining experiences at sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 17, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves Culinary Keepsakes Five favorite dining experiences at sea Ask any cruiser and chances are they will admit that food is key to their overall shipboard…

Cruise News — September 5, 2014 – Music Stars Booked for Fantastic Voyage
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Cruise News — September 5, 2014 – Music Stars Booked for Fantastic Voyage

Fran Golden - September 5, 2014

Cruise News — September 5, 2014   Music Stars Booked for Fantastic Voyage Earth Wind & Fire, R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, TLC, and LL Cool J will be…

Extreme Makeover: Cruise Edition – Carnival Sunshine
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Extreme Makeover: Cruise Edition – Carnival Sunshine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 4, 2014

Extreme Makeover: Cruise Edition When it comes to ship renovations, sometimes it’s not just the carpet and paint color, it’s a whole new identity. It’s a Sunshine…

Cruise News – August 22, 2014
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Cruise News – August 22, 2014

Fran Golden - August 22, 2014

  Cruise News – August 22, 2014 Carnival  Cruise Lines beefs up Baltimore options Carnival Cruise Lines will, for the first time, operate a one-of-a-kind series of…

Five Faves: Family Matters – When it comes to a group vacation, choose to cruise!
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Five Faves: Family Matters – When it comes to a group vacation, choose to cruise!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 20, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   Family Matters When it comes to a group vacation, choose to cruise! This summer, I spent a weeklong family vacation with 14 family…

Overview of Carnival Inspiration Cruise
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Overview of Carnival Inspiration Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 14, 2014

Husband and wife filmmakers telling stories of love and adventure. We took a quick 3-day weekend cruise from Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico. The Carnival Inspiration Cruise…

Cruise News – August 1, 2014
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Cruise News – August 1, 2014

Fran Golden - August 1, 2014

Cruise News - August 1, 2014 Princess Cruises Orders New Royal-Class Ship Princess Cruises signed a deal with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for a new Royal-class ship to…

Five Faves: Favorite Beers to Cheers – cruising’s best suds at sea!
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Five Faves: Favorite Beers to Cheers – cruising’s best suds at sea!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 23, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   Favorite Beers to Cheers Lift a glass (or more) to the best suds at sea!   There's the bubbly you tip back with…

Cruise News – July 18, 2014
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Cruise News – July 18, 2014

Fran Golden - July 17, 2014

Cruise News - July 18, 2014 Oceania Cruises Adds 180-Day World Cruise for 2016 After making headlines with a pair of "Around the World in 180 Days"…

Cruise News – July 4, 2014
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Cruise News – July 4, 2014

Fran Golden - July 4, 2014

Cruise News - July 4, 2014 See the World with Silversea Silversea Cruises' World Cruise 2016 will be a 115-day sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Venice, aboard…

Island Time: South Pacific cruising
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Island Time: South Pacific cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2014

Island Time The story of South Pacific cruising By Chris Frame   If you’re like many travelers, the South Pacific conjures visions of a tropical paradise: sunny…

Cruise News – June 27, 2014
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Cruise News – June 27, 2014

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2014

Cruise News - June 27, 2014   Viking Star Floats Out in Italy Viking, known for its river cruises, celebrated the float-out this week of its first…

Five Faves: Enjoy the Show – Five Favorite Performances at Sea
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Five Faves: Enjoy the Show – Five Favorite Performances at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 11, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   Enjoy the Show Five Favorite Performances at Sea There’s something about that moment when the lights go dim, the audience hushes, and the…

Cruise News – May 23, 2014
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Cruise News – May 23, 2014

Fran Golden - May 23, 2014

Cruise News – May 23, 2014   ‘NEXT’ for Norwegian: $250 Million Upgrades Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will spend $250 million through 2015 for…

Five Faves: Bands, ho!… with Carnival LIVE.
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Five Faves: Bands, ho!… with Carnival LIVE.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 21, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves Bands, ho! Five favorite things to love about a Carnival LIVE concert cruise There’s something to be said about mixing a cruise with your…

Five Faves: Belly Up!
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Five Faves: Belly Up!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 7, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   Belly Up! Cheers to these five favorite onboard spots to grab a drink. There’s no denying that the themed bars, chic lounges, and…

Carnival Brings the Sea to New Kid’s Program
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Carnival Brings the Sea to New Kid’s Program

Fran Golden - April 21, 2014

Kids on Carnival ships will soon be making penguins out of Oreos, playing marine animal trivia, crafting their own sailboats, and designing their own aquariums in Camp…

New Carnival Vista on the Way
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New Carnival Vista on the Way

Fran Golden - February 24, 2014

  The world won't see the 4,000-passenger Carnival Vista until spring 2016, but the first steel was cut last week at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy – signaling that…

Carnival Ships on the Move
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Carnival Ships on the Move

Fran Golden - January 31, 2014

Much to the delight of local officials, Carnival Cruise Lines has announced a return of its ships to Baltimore, Maryland, and Norfolk, Virginia, in 2015. The line had earlier said…

Carnival Launches Name-Brand Concerts – For a Fee
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Carnival Launches Name-Brand Concerts – For a Fee

Fran Golden - January 25, 2014

Jennifer Hudson, Lady Antebellum, Daughtry, and even such classic rock groups as Foreigner and Chicago, will soon be performing live on Carnival Cruise Lines ships, as part of a first-of-its-kind shipboard concert…

Carnival Shores Up Shore Ex with Guarantee
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Carnival Shores Up Shore Ex with Guarantee

Fran Golden - January 15, 2014

  Looking to increase shore excursion bookings (particularly by first-time cruisers) – and to compete with third-party operators who sell tours at ports – Carnival Cruise Lines…

Grammys, Award-Winning Musicians, and . . . Cruising?
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Grammys, Award-Winning Musicians, and . . . Cruising?

Fran Golden - January 10, 2014

Something is new in the fresh sea breeze and it has to do with the Grammy Awards. You know, as in award-winning musicians. And both Norwegian Cruise…

We Love January Cruising
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We Love January Cruising

Fran Golden - January 8, 2014

January is a bit of a perfect storm when it comes to Caribbean cruise bargains. You can expect great weather, yet it's a traditionally slower period for cruising –…

Look for a Wave of Deals
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Look for a Wave of Deals

Fran Golden - January 3, 2014

As cruise lines look to kick-start the new year by getting plenty of reservations on the books, the “Wave Season” deals are rolling in. Look for opportunities…

Cruising 2013: A Year in Review
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Cruising 2013: A Year in Review

Fran Golden - December 30, 2013

  Just as in years past, 2013 brought some great innovations and unique enhancements to the cruise experience. Here’s a look at some of the highlights. The…

Should smoking be banned on all cabin balconies?
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Should smoking be banned on all cabin balconies?

Fran Golden - September 19, 2013

Should smoking be banned on all cabin balconies? Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises are the latest cruise lines to announce enhanced smoking bans. It seems non-smokers are…

Another Cruise Ship Bans Smoking.
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Another Cruise Ship Bans Smoking.

Fran Golden - April 23, 2013

    Remember the days when you had to push smoke aside to walk into a cruise ship casino or lounge?  Fortunately, many if today’s ships have…

Carnival Magic: Magic Spell!
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Carnival Magic: Magic Spell!

Porthole Cruise - December 15, 2011

Ship Review: Magic Spell! Get drawn into the newest member of Carnival’s fleet. By Lynn and Cele Seldon When the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic sailed out of Venice…