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<i>Enchanted Princess</i> Completes Sea Trials
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Enchanted Princess Completes Sea Trials

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2020

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Bar Harbor Bans Cruise Ships Until 2021
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Bar Harbor Bans Cruise Ships Until 2021

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 9, 2020

Mid-July in Bar Harbor, Maine is usually peak season for cruise ships, but not this year. Tuesday night struck another blow to an already beleaguered industry when…

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Unveils Ten-Point Health Plan
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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Unveils Ten-Point Health Plan

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 9, 2020

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises released their ten-point hygiene and preventative plan for a return to cruising at the end of July 2020. The plan is to restart cruises from…

Hurtigruten to Restart 14 of 16 Ships by September
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Hurtigruten to Restart 14 of 16 Ships by September

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 7, 2020

Following up on a successful return to cruising in June, Norwegian expedition cruise line Hurtigruten has announced plans to ramp-up operation through August and September to bring…

Royal, Norwegian Enter Historic Collaboration
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Royal, Norwegian Enter Historic Collaboration

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 6, 2020

Two of the biggest names in cruise are collaborating for the first time ever on new health and safety standards for the cruise industry. Royal Caribbean Group…

Costa to Pause Until August 15, 2020
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Costa to Pause Until August 15, 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 6, 2020

Popular Italian line Costa Cruises has made the difficult decision to pause operation until August 15, 2020. The cruise line also announced the cancellation of all cruises…

Celestyal Cruises to Pause Until 2021
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Celestyal Cruises to Pause Until 2021

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 30, 2020

A popular Mediterranean small ship cruise line is pressing pause until 2021. In their announcement this morning, Celestyal Cruises made the difficult decision to pause operation until…

SeaDream Yacht Club Completes First Cruise Back
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SeaDream Yacht Club Completes First Cruise Back

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2020

SeaDream Yacht Club has resumed sailing on SeaDream I, embarking this week on the first of a schedule of 7-day and 12-day Norwegian sailings with itineraries selected…

REPORT: Europe to Reopen, But Not For Americans
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REPORT: Europe to Reopen, But Not For Americans

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 23, 2020

According to a breaking news report from the New York Times this afternoon, Americans could be barred from entering European Union countries as they begin to reopen…

ANTI-SOCIAL DISTANCING? Solo Cruising in the Covid-19 Era
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ANTI-SOCIAL DISTANCING? Solo Cruising in the Covid-19 Era

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 22, 2020

When I think of cruising in the Covid-19 era, the chorus of Eric Carmen’s 1975 pop hit “All By Myself” wafts through my mind because, more often…

Virgin Voyages Releases ‘Voyage Well’ Plan
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Virgin Voyages Releases ‘Voyage Well’ Plan

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 18, 2020

We’re inching closer and closer to cruising again and another well-known cruise line has released a health and wellness program designed to give guests and crew confidence…

River Cruising Returning to Australia
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River Cruising Returning to Australia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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…

Cruising Will Return…But When is the Question
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Cruising Will Return…But When is the Question

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 10, 2020

I’m not one to moan about inconveniences, but take away my life’s passion and I’m likely to go off the deep end. Take away the ability to…

This European River Cruise Sails June 17th
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This European River Cruise Sails June 17th

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 3, 2020

River cruise lovers are in luck, they could be on a ship in a matter of weeks. A-ROSA River Cruises announced today that their river cruise ship…

Turks and Caicos Plan to Reopen July 22
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Turks and Caicos Plan to Reopen July 22

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 1, 2020

Last week, we reported several popular cruising destinations in the Caribbean were in the process of reopening to tourism. Over the weekend, the Turks and Caicos announced…

Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until October 31
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Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until October 31

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 29, 2020

In a press release issued this morning, the Canadian Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced that cruise ships with overnight accommodations allowed to carry more than 100 persons are prohibited…

Choose Your Cruise – May 29, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – May 29, 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 29, 2020

We know, cruise gang, the waiting isn't fun. But! We've had plenty of good news this week with several popular cruise destinations announcing timelines to open up…

Welcome Back! U.S. Virgin Islands to Reopen June 1 
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Welcome Back! U.S. Virgin Islands to Reopen June 1 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 27, 2020

There’s good news from one of America’s most popular tourist destinations! The U.S. Virgin Islands will reopen its doors to leisure travelers on Monday, June 1, 2020.…

5 Ways To Sail Safely When Cruising Returns 
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5 Ways To Sail Safely When Cruising Returns 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 27, 2020

Some cruise lines are preparing their ships and crews for a return to normal, but that doesn’t mean cruising will be exactly the same when we get…

CEO Carnival Corp Talks Future Of Cruising with Porthole Cruise
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CEO Carnival Corp Talks Future Of Cruising with Porthole Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 26, 2020

Earlier this month, Arnold Donald joined editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine, Bill Panoff, to discuss the latest in cruise news and Carnival Corporation’s response to COVID-19. Here…

CRUISE RECIPE: Seabourn Cruise Line’s Simple Roasted Salmon with Lentil Stew
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CRUISE RECIPE: Seabourn Cruise Line’s Simple Roasted Salmon with Lentil Stew

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 26, 2020

I’m Hungry to Sail Again.. Stop what you’re doing right now (and if you’re like me, that pretty much means switching off the Law & Order reruns…

Virgin Voyages Announces New Return Date
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Virgin Voyages Announces New Return Date

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 21, 2020

Virgin Voyages announced today in a press release that they will begin sailing again on October 16, 2020 after pushing back their initial return date of late July. …

Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date
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Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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…

Puerto Vallarta Takes First Step Towards Economic Recovery 
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Puerto Vallarta Takes First Step Towards Economic Recovery 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 18, 2020

The beautiful and popular cruise destination of Puerto Vallarta is taking the first steps towards reopening today after months of shutdowns and social distancing. May 18th marks…

Bookings Boom
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Bookings Boom

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 13, 2020

We’ve been saying it since cruise lines began their pause in operation in March: there’s never been a better time to book a cruise. Well, apparently cruisers…

Nevis Announces They’re COVID-Free
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Nevis Announces They’re COVID-Free

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 11, 2020

When COVID-19 first began spreading globally, the island of Nevis in the Caribbean took an aggressive approach to fighting the virus and it appears those measures have…

Blue Angels Salute COVID-19 Responders Over Miami 
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Blue Angels Salute COVID-19 Responders Over Miami 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 8, 2020

The sunny skies of South Florida were in for a treat today as the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron buzzed the skyline in a salute to COVID-19…

Carnival Corp CEO Talks COVID-19 Response with Porthole Cruise
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Carnival Corp CEO Talks COVID-19 Response with Porthole Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 8, 2020

How important is Carnival Corporation to the cruise industry? The conglomerate holds nine of cruising’s most recognizable brands and employs hundreds of thousands of people both here…

Hotels May Provide Blueprint for Cruise Cleanliness 
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Hotels May Provide Blueprint for Cruise Cleanliness 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 7, 2020

We’ve all seen articles about what cruising is going to look like in the aftermath of COVID 19. Precautions like doing away with self-service buffets, not filling…

Carnival Cruise Line Releases Plan To “Phase-In” Service
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Carnival Cruise Line Releases Plan To “Phase-In” Service

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 4, 2020

In a press release this morning, Carnival Cruise Line released their plan to phase-in cruising operations beginning on August 1, 2020. This is the first concrete plan…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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…

Carnival Corp CEO Talks COVID-19 Response with Porthole Cruise
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Carnival Corp CEO Talks COVID-19 Response with Porthole Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 1, 2020

How important is Carnival Corporation to the cruise industry? The conglomerate holds nine of cruising’s most recognizable brands and employs hundreds of thousands of people both here…

St. Thomas Eyes June 1st Return for Tourists
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St. Thomas Eyes June 1st Return for Tourists

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 30, 2020

In an address to the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands yesterday, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. outlined a five-tier plan to reopen the islands for tourism by…

Could Cruise Lines Make Passengers Wear Masks?
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Could Cruise Lines Make Passengers Wear Masks?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 29, 2020

We’re starting to see what travel in a post-Coronavirus world will look like and for JetBlue passengers, that means masks are mandatory for all passengers beginning May…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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.…

Happy Anniversary, HAL!
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Happy Anniversary, HAL!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 21, 2020

Social distancing is making celebrating a little different these days, but we wanted to give a big Happy Birthday shout out to Holland America Line, who turned…

Bahamian Prime Minister “We Will Not Open Our Beach”
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Bahamian Prime Minister “We Will Not Open Our Beach”

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 20, 2020

In a nationally broadcast press conference on Sunday, Bahamian Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke to his people about ongoing lockdown protocols to help prevent the spread…

Holland America Line Extends Temporary Pause
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Holland America Line Extends Temporary Pause

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 15, 2020

Holland America Line followed suit with sister line Carnival in extending their pause on cruise operations until mid-summer. In a statement yesterday, company President Orlando Ashford explained…

The Last Man Cruising
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The Last Man Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 14, 2020

Not one to cancel plans, travel guru Steve Leland decided to press on with his plans to explore the coast of Australia with True North Adventure Cruises…

Carnival Extends Pause on Operations Once More
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Carnival Extends Pause on Operations Once More

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 13, 2020

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a 100 day extension on the no-sail order from earlier in March. The order did leave some…

CDC Issues Extension On No-Sail Order
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CDC Issues Extension On No-Sail Order

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 10, 2020

In an order filed to the Federal Registry yesterday, the CDC shut down any hope that the cruise industry would return soon, extending the no-sail order for…

Tortuga Rum Cakes Founder Talks History and Recovery
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Tortuga Rum Cakes Founder Talks History and Recovery

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 8, 2020

Some things really make you think of cruising, like Tortuga Rum Cake Company. The Caribbean brand of cakes, sauces, coffee and more was founded by Robert Hamaty…

Tourism Outlook: US Virgin Islands Check In
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Tourism Outlook: US Virgin Islands Check In

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 6, 2020

Continuing our series of interviews around the Caribbean, today we interviewed Joseph Boschulte Commissioner of Tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands about COVID 19 and what life…

Cruise Passengers Barred From Commercial Flights
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Cruise Passengers Barred From Commercial Flights

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 6, 2020

New protocols instituted by the Trump Administration and the Centers for Disease Control restrict cruise ship passengers from flying commercial airlines. Passengers or crew getting off cruise…

Cruise Lines Curate Virtual Cruise Experiences
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Cruise Lines Curate Virtual Cruise Experiences

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 5, 2020

Along with getting bigger and more luxurious, many new cruise ships are experimenting with virtual reality to enhance the passenger experience. Innovations like Royal Caribbean’s Sky Pad…

<i>Zaandam</i>, <i>Rotterdam</i> Finally Dock in Florida
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Zaandam, Rotterdam Finally Dock in Florida

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 3, 2020

The weeks long ordeal for passengers and crew on board Holland America Line Zaandam and Rotterdam is finally over. The ship docked in Fort Lauderdale, FL today…

St Kitts & Nevis Minister of Tourism Talks Cruise Comeback
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St Kitts & Nevis Minister of Tourism Talks Cruise Comeback

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 3, 2020

We’ve been covering a lot of news from cruise lines and their employees lately, but one thing getting neglected is how the numerous island nations across the…

Coast Guard Tells Cruise Lines to Arrange Private MEDEVAC
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Coast Guard Tells Cruise Lines to Arrange Private MEDEVAC

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 2, 2020

In a Marine Safety Bulletin sent by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday, Rear Admiral E.C. Jones of the 7th District told cruise ships contacting Miami for…

Whales Come Together to Save the Humans, for a Change
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Whales Come Together to Save the Humans, for a Change

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 1, 2020

For years, cruisers have donated to environmental causes that support the health and safety of whales in our oceans, but now in a bizarre twist of fate,…

Carnival Extends Cruise Stoppage Until May
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Carnival Extends Cruise Stoppage Until May

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 30, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line made a disappointing, but not altogether stunning announcement today that they would extend the halt on all cruises across their fleet through May 11.…

Barbados Takes Humanitarian Approach to Cruise Ships
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Barbados Takes Humanitarian Approach to Cruise Ships

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 30, 2020

As more and more ports turn their backs on incoming cruise ships, even those with a clean bill of health, the Caribbean island nation of Barbados is…

COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Isn’t for Cruise Lines
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COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Isn’t for Cruise Lines

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 27, 2020

A key provision in the new COVID-19 stimulus bill currently awaiting the President's signature provides $500 million in aid for large corporations, but there’s a catch. In…

<i>Zuiderdam</i> Crew Jam Out To Their Own Radio Station
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Zuiderdam Crew Jam Out To Their Own Radio Station

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 25, 2020

Anyone looking west from the beaches of Great Harbour Cay today might see something unusual; a gathering of cruise ships. In fact, eight ships from three different…

Royal Caribbean Ships Will Return May 12
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Royal Caribbean Ships Will Return May 12

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 25, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., one of the world’s foremost cruise operators, released a statement last night extending the suspension of their fleet until May 12, 2020. While…

Interview: How P&O Britannia Pulled Off Last Minute Transatlantic
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Interview: How P&O Britannia Pulled Off Last Minute Transatlantic

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 24, 2020

For well over a decade, Jason Bridge has travelled the world via cruise ship fulfilling one of the most important roles on board: Port Shopping Consultant. When…

Humor: COVID-19 Says It’s all Groove, No Cruise
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Humor: COVID-19 Says It’s all Groove, No Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 24, 2020

The Monthly Mantra Ship out of luck … Ship out of luck … Ship out of luck … I’d like to drink a toast to the organizers…

#MyNextVacation: Share Your Stories & Spread Positivity
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#MyNextVacation: Share Your Stories & Spread Positivity

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 24, 2020

“What’s your next vacation?” It’s only four words, but it’s a question that truly has it all. Curiosity. Instant aspiration. The promise of hope, the opportunity for…

Marella Cruises Reminds Us to Smile
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Marella Cruises Reminds Us to Smile

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 19, 2020

Cruise lines are doing a lot to keep their crews busy while on board ships without passengers, but >Captain Jason Ikiadis and his crew decided to have…

<i>Celebrity Edge</i> Crew Gets the Chance to Cruise like Guests
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Celebrity Edge Crew Gets the Chance to Cruise like Guests

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 17, 2020

The news that thousands of cruisers would have their vacations cancelled over the next 30 to 60 days sent shockwaves around the travel industry and rightfully so.…

Cruise Industry Executives Offer Encouraging Words
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Cruise Industry Executives Offer Encouraging Words

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 17, 2020

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the cruise industry, but it’s safe to say that the current outbreak of Covid-19 is the most difficult challenge cruise…

Seatrade Cruise Global Takes Decisive Action, Postpones Event
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Seatrade Cruise Global Takes Decisive Action, Postpones Event

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 13, 2020

In response to the current global health situation, the biggest event in the cruise and shipping industry is being postponed. Seatrade Cruise Global officially announced their decision…

Princess, Viking Cruises Halt Operation for 60 Days
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Princess, Viking Cruises Halt Operation for 60 Days

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 12, 2020

Two of the world’s most recognizable cruise brands took major steps to help curb the spread of Coronavirus today. Princess Cruises and Viking Cruises have both announced…

Cruise Update: Port Tampa Bay Responds To Coronavirus Concerns
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Cruise Update: Port Tampa Bay Responds To Coronavirus Concerns

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 2, 2020

UPDDATE :Editor’s Note: This article was published on March 2, 2020. Click here for the latest Coronavirus news and cruise updates. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed over the…

Cruises Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Concerns
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Cruises Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 26, 2020

UPDDATE :Editor’s Note: This article was published on February 26, 2020. Click here for the latest Coronavirus news and cruise updates. Everyone is discussing the issue of Coronavirus…

Will Coronavirus Cancel My Cruise?
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Will Coronavirus Cancel My Cruise?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 17, 2020

  Editor's Note: This article was published on February 17, 2020. Click here for the latest Coronavirus news and cruise updates. For the most part, cruisers like…