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Touring Taiwan: 7 Must-Sees
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Touring Taiwan: 7 Must-Sees

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2019

There is a reason that Portuguese explorers called Taiwan the ilha formosa, or “beautiful island.” Sitting over a hundred miles off the coast of mainland China, Taiwan is…

Steve Abroad: Recapping a WILD 2018
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Steve Abroad: Recapping a WILD 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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…

A Star Performance
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A Star Performance

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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
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China’s River Run

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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
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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…

Conquering the Markets of Hong Kong
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Conquering the Markets of Hong Kong

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 30, 2018

This summer I had the unbelievable opportunity to visit the city of Hong Kong, China. What made the experience even more memorable was being able to take…

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…

Weird Wednesday: Thames Town
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Weird Wednesday: Thames Town

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 25, 2018

Visitors to Shanghai are often in awe of the size and scale of the city. With a population of more than 24 million, it’s the largest in…

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

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…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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
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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
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Shanghai, On The Side

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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!
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All Ships Great AND SMALL!

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

Porthole Cruise - 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
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The Great Wall: Made In China

Porthole Cruise - 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….
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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….
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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…

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

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

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…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 17, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

Chinese Cruise Market Gets Two Brand-New Megaships
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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…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 17, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 17, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 17, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 17, 2017 Cunard, the only line to carry pets across the Atlantic, sponsored the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, welcoming four-legged…

Chef Emmanuel Renaut to Launch French Bistro Aboard Majestic Princess
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Chef Emmanuel Renaut to Launch French Bistro Aboard Majestic Princess

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 2, 2016

Chef Emmanuel Renaut to Launch French Bistro Aboard Majestic Princess Cruise News - Nov. 2, 2016 Princess Cruises announced a partnership with three-Michelin-star Chef Emmanuel Renaut to develop the cruise line’s next specialty restaurant concept. La Mer – A French Bistro by Emmanuel Renaut will debut in…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 23, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 23, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 23, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - September 23, 2016 R&B superstar Patti LaBelle made an exclusive performance aboard Royal Caribbean’s first-ever President’s Cruise, thrilling loyalty club members –…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 9, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 9, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 9, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 9, 2016 New York Fashion Week was graced by a royal visit, as Queen Mary 2 joined the festivities bearing some…

Asia Cruises: No Signs of Slowing Down | Cruise News – August 11, 2016
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Asia Cruises: No Signs of Slowing Down | Cruise News – August 11, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 11, 2016

State of the Asia Cruise Industry: No Signs of Slowing Down Cruise News - August 11, 2016 Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry…

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Hull Art for China-Based Ship | Cruise News – July 27, 2016
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Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Hull Art for China-Based Ship | Cruise News – July 27, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 27, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Hull Art for China-Based Ship Cruise News - July 27, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it has commissioned renowned Chinese artist Tan Ping to…

Five Faves: “Calculated Risks” for Ovation of the Seas Cruising in China
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Five Faves: “Calculated Risks” for Ovation of the Seas Cruising in China

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 15, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves Cruiser Abroad Five “Calculated Risks” for Ovation of the Seas Cruising in China Pushing the envelope appears to be a core business strategy for…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 20, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 20, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 20, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - May 20, 2016 * Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced a 2018 world voyage showcasing destinations across the Southern Hemisphere. The 137-night…

Royal Caribbean Announces Ovation of the Seas’ Godmother, Art Collection | Cruise News – Apr. 13, 2016
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Royal Caribbean Announces Ovation of the Seas’ Godmother, Art Collection | Cruise News – Apr. 13, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 13, 2016

Royal Caribbean Announces Ovation of the Seas’ Godmother, Plus An 11,000-Piece Art Collection Cruise News - Apr. 13, 2016 Royal Caribbean International has announced that internationally acclaimed…

Carnival Cruise Line Sending Two Ships to China | Cruise News – Oct. 28, 2015
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Carnival Cruise Line Sending Two Ships to China | Cruise News – Oct. 28, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 28, 2015

Carnival Cruise Line Sending Two Ships to China Cruise News - Oct. 28, 2015 Following the initial announcement that Carnival Cruise Line would send one ship to…

Carnival Cruise Line to Set Sail for China in 2017 | Cruise News – Oct. 13, 2015
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Carnival Cruise Line to Set Sail for China in 2017 | Cruise News – Oct. 13, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 13, 2015

Carnival Cruise Line to Set Sail for China in 2017 Cruise News - Oct. 13, 2015 Carnival Cruise Line is the latest cruise line to announce that…

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Entry to China Cruise Market | Cruise News – Oct. 12, 2015
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Cruise News
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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Entry to China Cruise Market | Cruise News – Oct. 12, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 12, 2015

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Its Entry to China Cruise Market Cruise News - Oct. 12, 2015 Norwegian Cruise Line will introduce its first purpose-built ship customized for the China…

Majestic Princess Bound for China | Cruise News – Oct. 9, 2015
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Majestic Princess Bound for China | Cruise News – Oct. 9, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 9, 2015

Majestic Princess Bound for China Cruise News - Oct. 9, 2015 Princess Cruises has announced that its newest ship, the sister ship to Royal Princess and Regal…

MSC Cruises Partners with China Travel Group | Cruise News – Sept. 2, 2015
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MSC Cruises Partners with China Travel Group | Cruise News – Sept. 2, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 2, 2015

MSC Cruises Partners with China Travel Group Cruise News - Sept. 2, 2015 On the heels of MSC Cruises' recent announcement of their first sailing to China,…

Cruise Ship Review: Costa Diadema
Costa Cruises
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Costa Cruises
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Cruise Ship Review: Costa Diadema

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 26, 2015

Discover why Costa Diadema is nicknamed “the Queen of the Mediterranean.” By Clark Norton Costa Cruises’ mammoth new flagship, Costa Diadema, dubbed Regina del Mediterraneo — the…

New Princess Ship Will Head to China | Cruise News – May 8, 2015
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New Princess Ship Will Head to China | Cruise News – May 8, 2015

Fran Golden - May 8, 2015

New Princess Ship Will Head to China Cruise News – May 8, 2015 Princess Cruises will send the as-yet-unnamed sister ship to Royal Princess and Regal Princess…

Cuba, China, and the Super Bowl | Cruise News – Mar. 20, 2015
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Cuba, China, and the Super Bowl | Cruise News – Mar. 20, 2015

Fran Golden - March 20, 2015

Cuba, China, and the Super Bowl Cruise News - Mar. 20, 2015 [[Here’s what we learned this week at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, the cruise industry's largest…