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Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 16, 2019

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Vatican VIP – Miracles Do Happen
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Vatican VIP – Miracles Do Happen

Judi Cuervo - April 18, 2019

Monday Mantra It's a Miracle ... It's a Miracle ... It's a Miracle Vatican VIP Room to breathe, a papal address — this is a trip with…

The Judi’s Choice Awards 2018
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The Judi’s Choice Awards 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 19, 2018

The Monthly Mantra And the winners are in! ... And the winners are in! … And the winners are in! It’s time for the Judi’s Choice Awards…

Packing is Such Sweet Sorrow
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Packing is Such Sweet Sorrow

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 12, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Packin’ it in … Packin’ it in … Packin’ it in … It’s late afternoon the day before disembarkation and I’m on my balcony…

Isn’t it good? <i>Norwegian Bliss</i>!
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Isn’t it good? Norwegian Bliss!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 7, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Yeah Yeah Yeah … Yeah Yeah Yeah … Yeah Yeah Yeah …. If you ask people which period of history they would have loved…

My Head’s in the (Sea) Clouds
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My Head’s in the (Sea) Clouds

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 2, 2018

The Monthly Mantra My Head’s in a Sea Cloud…My Head’s in a Sea Cloud…My Head’s in a Sea Cloud… A pair of Christian Louboutin red-soled stilettos A…

A Little Luxury Becomes Me
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A Little Luxury Becomes Me

Porthole Cruise - March 19, 2018

There may be higher-level accommodations aboard Oceania Cruises' Marina but my way-more-affordable Concierge-Class stateroom and all its perks knocked my socks — or should I say flip-flops…

Total Eclipse: Celebrity Cruises is the perfect backdrop for a music cruise.
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Total Eclipse: Celebrity Cruises is the perfect backdrop for a music cruise.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 6, 2018

The Monthly Mantra I loved the Eclipse! ... I loved the Eclipse! … I loved the Eclipse! And I'm not talking about that thing last August where,…

Cruising Then and Now
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Cruising Then and Now

Judi Cuervo - January 25, 2018

Monday Mantra I want to cruise TODAY…I want to cruise TODAY…I want to cruise TODAY… I’m an old-fashioned kind of girl. There’s not a whole lot in…

Wear-everrr! Why does cruising bring out our inner fashion plate?
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Wear-everrr! Why does cruising bring out our inner fashion plate?

Judi Cuervo - January 21, 2018

Monday Mantra All decked out…All decked out…All decked out… Wear-everrr! Why does cruising bring out our inner fashion plate? Confession #1: Sometimes I go to work wearing…

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

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 vivid memories I have…

The 2017 Judi’s Choice Awards
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Awards
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The 2017 Judi’s Choice Awards

Porthole Cruise - January 4, 2018

Monthly Mantra Judi’s Choice Awards…Judi’s Choice Awards…Judi’s Choice Awards… And the Winners Are! Cruising has plenty of biggest, first, and most wonderful accomplishments. The Judi’s Choice Awards…

Go Small – The big advantages to small-ship cruising with UnCruise Adventures
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Go Small – The big advantages to small-ship cruising with UnCruise Adventures

Judi Cuervo - December 11, 2017

The Monthly Mantra A Whole Lot of Un … A Whole Lot of Un … A Whole Lot of Un … Go Small The big advantages to…

A Trio of Exciting Cruise Soirées
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A Trio of Exciting Cruise Soirées

Judi Cuervo - November 6, 2017

Monthly Mantra I Love New York…I Love New York…I Love New York… A Trio of Exciting Cruise Soirées There’s been a flurry of New York–based cruise events…

My Cruise Calling … or Not
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My Cruise Calling … or Not

Judi Cuervo - October 9, 2017

Monthly Mantra The Not-So-Specialist…The Not-So-Specialist…The Not-So-Specialist… My Cruise Calling … or Not In 2008, I, along with many workers in the United States, found myself unemployed. In…

Who’s Cruising Now?
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Who’s Cruising Now?

Judi Cuervo - March 6, 2017

Monday Mantra Mistaken Identity … Mistaken Identity … Mistaken Identity … Who’s Cruising Now? We cruise to get away from it all … maybe even from who…

Cruise Along at Home
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Cruise Along at Home

Judi Cuervo - February 20, 2017

Monday Mantra View from the Bridge … View from the Bridge … View from the Bridge … Cruise Along at Home Let’s hear it for webcams! Aren’t…

5 Fave Media-Themed Cruises
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5 Fave Media-Themed Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 15, 2017

Porthole's 5 Faves #WAKENEWS As the leading media authority on cruises and numbered lists, Porthole knows exactly how much the following media outlets 1) work tirelessly on…

Condo Cruising – MSC Seaside has the ultimate rooms with a view.
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Condo Cruising – MSC Seaside has the ultimate rooms with a view.

Judi Cuervo - February 13, 2017

Monday Mantra Under construction … Under construction … Under construction … Condo Cruising MSC Seaside has the ultimate rooms with a view. There are very few cruise-related…

5 Faves: Cruiser Friendly, Kid Approved!
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5 Faves: Cruiser Friendly, Kid Approved!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 8, 2017

Porthole's 5 Faves Cruiser Friendly, Kid Approved! Five favorite onboard activities for children Today is Take Your Child to Work Day and mom is insisting it is…

It Won’t Break the Bank, But…
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It Won’t Break the Bank, But…

Judi Cuervo - February 6, 2017

Monday Mantra Guilty … Guilty … Guilty … It Won’t Break the Bank, But… Feeling nickel-and-dimed on board? Or are you a penny-pinching pro? If you ever…

Clothes-Optional Cruising — Uncovered
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Clothes-Optional Cruising — Uncovered

Judi Cuervo - January 30, 2017

Monday Mantra The Naked Truth … The Naked Truth … The Naked Truth … Clothes-Optional Cruising — Uncovered What do you pack for a nude cruise? Not…

Cough Drops and Cruise Dreams
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Cough Drops and Cruise Dreams

Judi Cuervo - January 23, 2017

Monday Mantra Aaaaachooo! ... Aaaaaachooo! ... Aaaaachooo! ... Cough Drops and Cruise Dreams Here’s to good health and a good ship … and they can’t come soon…

A Master Mixer’s Memoir
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A Master Mixer’s Memoir

Judi Cuervo - January 16, 2017

Monday Mantra Cosmo Guy … Cosmo Guy … Cosmo Guy … A Master Mixer's Memoir A bartender who can get the cosmopolitan right has clearly been around…

Cruising into the Future
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Cruising into the Future

Judi Cuervo - January 9, 2017

Monday Mantra Tech-yes or Tech-no?...Tech-yes or Tech-no?...Tech-yes or Tech-no?... Cruising into the Future Ready or not, here sails the Internet of Things! Last week, Carnival Corporation announced…

Resolve This! – A dozen ways to be a better cruiser in 2017.
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Resolve This! – A dozen ways to be a better cruiser in 2017.

Judi Cuervo - January 3, 2017

Monday Tuesday Mantra Happy New Year! … Happy New Year! ... Happy New Year! Resolve This! A dozen ways to be a better cruiser in 2017. It’s…

Welcoming White Cliffs
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Welcoming White Cliffs

Judi Cuervo - December 27, 2016

Monday Tuesday Mantra Dover? Stay over! ... Dover? Stay over! ... Dover? Stay over! ... There's plenty to recommend in Dover and the towns of southeast England.…

The Third Annual Judi’s Choice Awards – And the Winners Are!
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Awards
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The Third Annual Judi’s Choice Awards – And the Winners Are!

Judi Cuervo - December 19, 2016

Monday Mantra The Judi’s Choice Awards…The Judi’s Choice Awards!...The Judi’s Choice Awards… And the Winners Are! Cruising has plenty of biggest, first, and most wonderful accomplishments. The…

Post-Cruise Blues – The hardest thing about a cruise is coming home – and the first time can be the worst.
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Post-Cruise Blues – The hardest thing about a cruise is coming home – and the first time can be the worst.

Judi Cuervo - December 12, 2016

Monday Mantra Too bad. So sad…Too bad. So sad…Too bad. So sad… Post-Cruise Blues The hardest thing about a cruise is coming home - and the first…

Going Down? – Viking Star soothes away everything — including the arrival of the elevator, every time.
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Going Down? – Viking Star soothes away everything — including the arrival of the elevator, every time.

Judi Cuervo - November 28, 2016

Monday Mantra Viking SUPER Star...Viking SUPER Star...Viking SUPER Star... Going Down? Viking Star soothes away everything — including the arrival of the elevator, every time. Life is…

Nun Better
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Nun Better

Judi Cuervo - November 21, 2016

Monday Mantra Heavenly...Heavenly...Heavenly... One of San Juan’s most divine hotels started as a Carmelite convent Now, here's an eye-opener:  Before sailing from San Juan last week, I…

History in the Making – There are cruise fans … cruise obsessives … cruise experts … and then there’s Peter Knego.
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History in the Making – There are cruise fans … cruise obsessives … cruise experts … and then there’s Peter Knego.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 14, 2016

Monday Mantra Salvaged!...Salvaged!...Salvaged! There are cruise fans … cruise obsessives … cruise experts … and then there’s Peter Knego “I’ll give you 20 bucks if you turn…

Carnival Feast – A sneak peek at Carnival Vista is more than mouthwatering.
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Carnival Feast – A sneak peek at Carnival Vista is more than mouthwatering.

Judi Cuervo - November 7, 2016

Monday Mantra Hooked … Hooked … Hooked … A sneak peek at Carnival Vista is more than mouthwatering. If you have a serious cruise addiction, particularly if…

Oceania Enthusiasm – When you can’t believe cruising can be like this.
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Oceania Enthusiasm – When you can’t believe cruising can be like this.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2016

Monday Mantra Oooooceania!...Ooooooceania!....Ooooooceania! Oceania Enthusiasm: When you can’t believe cruising can be like this ✓ A prestigious luxury cruise line. ✓ A stunning 684-passenger mid-size ship. ✓…

Comforts of Home
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Comforts of Home

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2016

Monday Mantra Something’s Missing … Something’s Missing … Something’s Missing … It’s strange what you miss while having the time of your life. By this time, you’ve…

The Show Must Go Onboard – Cruise entertainment has really grown up.
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The Show Must Go Onboard – Cruise entertainment has really grown up.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 17, 2016

Monday Mantra That’s Entertainment! ... THAT’S Entertainment?? ... That’s Entertainment! ... THAT’S Entertainment?? ... Cruise entertainment has really grown up I endured lousy comedians and jugglers. I…

Five Faves: Saluting the First Nations
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Five Faves: Saluting the First Nations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 12, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves Saluting the First Nations We kicked off the week with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the annual recognition of the accomplishments and heritage of the first…

Time and Tide and Major Hurricanes….
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Time and Tide and Major Hurricanes….

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 10, 2016

Monday Mantra Any port in a storm…Any port in a storm…Any port in a storm… Time and Tide and Major Hurricanes.... How do cruises cope with stormy…

Five Faves: Bountiful Barbados
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Five Faves: Bountiful Barbados

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 5, 2016

Bountiful Barbados Five things you MUST eat and drink when your cruise calls on Bridgetown. We believe that the best way to appreciate the true local flavor…

Don’t Remind Me – I’m on vacation. What else do I really need to know?
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Don’t Remind Me – I’m on vacation. What else do I really need to know?

Judi Cuervo - October 3, 2016

Monday Mantra I forgot! ... I forgot! ... I forgot! ... Don’t Remind Me I’m on vacation. What else do I really need to know? The first…

Five Faves: National Drink Beer Day
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Five Faves: National Drink Beer Day

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 28, 2016

The two greatest things you can do today — it being National Drink Beer Day — are 1) drink beer and 2) plan ahead for future beer-drinking.…

Crew Woo – Sure, the uniforms were hard to resist. At least on board….
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Crew Woo – Sure, the uniforms were hard to resist. At least on board….

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 26, 2016

Monday Mantra The Love Boat … The Love Boat … The Love Boat … Sure, the uniforms were hard to resist. At least on board…. I wonder…

A Southern Lady in the Big Apple – American Duchess is one mighty fine riverboat.
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A Southern Lady in the Big Apple – American Duchess is one mighty fine riverboat.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 19, 2016

Monday Mantra A Real Peach … A Real Peach … A Real Peach … A Southern Lady in the Big Apple American Duchess is one mighty fine…

Five Faves: Cruise Blooms
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Five Faves: Cruise Blooms

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 14, 2016

While the rest of the hemisphere prepares for fall, these ports are in full flower. Think you know your cruise destinations? We've picked five popular ports, each…

Tropical Snow Job – Bikini babes and a whole lotta blow made this world cruise one for the books.
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Tropical Snow Job – Bikini babes and a whole lotta blow made this world cruise one for the books.

Judi Cuervo - September 12, 2016

Monday Mantra Busted!...Busted!...Busted! Bikini babes and a whole lotta blow made this world cruise one for the books. Two weeks ago, authorities arrested three Canadian cruise ship…

Lost-o-phobia – The irrational fear of having to live without whatever you packed.
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Lost-o-phobia – The irrational fear of having to live without whatever you packed.

Judi Cuervo - September 5, 2016

Monday Mantra Luggage Lunatic … Luggage Lunatic … Luggage Lunatic Lost-o-phobia (n. | lȯst-ə-ˈfō-bē-ə) The irrational fear of having to live without whatever you packed. It doesn’t…

Five Faves: At Sea, In Session
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Five Faves: At Sea, In Session

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 31, 2016

Back-to-school excitement doesn’t have to be wasted on the youth … or on land for that matter! As the kiddies are prepping for another year of pencils,…

All Aboard the SS Christener! – There’s got to be a better way to name a new vessel.
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All Aboard the SS Christener! – There’s got to be a better way to name a new vessel.

Judi Cuervo - August 29, 2016

Monday Mantra A Ship by Any Other Name … A Ship by Any Other Name … A Ship by Any Other Name … All Aboard the SS…

What, Me Go Cruising?
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What, Me Go Cruising?

Judi Cuervo - August 22, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8ZvugebaT6Q Monday Mantra Going MAD at Sea … Going MAD at Sea … Going MAD at Sea … What, Me Go Cruising? How “The Usual Gang of…

A Fuller Ship – Finding the “best” cruise means knowing what you really want.
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A Fuller Ship – Finding the “best” cruise means knowing what you really want.

Judi Cuervo - August 15, 2016

Monday Mantra A Matter of Opinion … A Matter of Opinion … A Matter of Opinion … . Finding the “best” cruise means knowing what you really…

Going for the Silver Gold – Legendary athletes deserve no less legendary accommodations.
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Going for the Silver Gold – Legendary athletes deserve no less legendary accommodations.

Judi Cuervo - August 8, 2016

Monday Mantra Olympic Dreams…Olympic Dreams…Olympic Dreams… Going for the Silver Gold Legendary athletes deserve no less legendary accommodations. I always find out about things too late in…

On the Horizon – The end of summer means the fun is beginning!
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On the Horizon – The end of summer means the fun is beginning!

Judi Cuervo - August 1, 2016

Monday Mantra A Date with a Viking … A Date with a Viking … A Date with a Viking … The end of summer means the fun…

Boundaries On Board – Cruisers tend to be friendly. But there are limits….
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Boundaries On Board – Cruisers tend to be friendly. But there are limits….

Judi Cuervo - July 25, 2016

Monday Mantra Nosy and Nautical … Nosy and Nautical …Nosy and Nautical Boundaries On Board Cruisers tend to be friendly. But there are limits…. “A penthouse?? Wow!…

Monday Mantra – What’s new in cruise?
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Monday Mantra – What’s new in cruise?

Judi Cuervo - July 18, 2016

What’s new in cruise?…What’s new in cruise?…What’s new in cruise?... A Perfecta Trifecta Cruising rolls out three new beauties in less than a month. There’s a whole…

Rise and Shine – Some cruisers might think getting up before dawn is crazy. They don’t know what they’re missing.
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Rise and Shine – Some cruisers might think getting up before dawn is crazy. They don’t know what they’re missing.

Judi Cuervo - July 11, 2016

Monday Mantra The Early Bird Gets the View … The Early Bird Gets the View … The Early Bird Gets the View … Rise and Shine Some…

Cruise Artiste – Maritime painter Stephen Card has got the ticket to the good life.
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Cruise Artiste – Maritime painter Stephen Card has got the ticket to the good life.

Judi Cuervo - July 4, 2016

Monday Mantra A Lucky Card … A Lucky Card … A Lucky Card … Cruise Artiste Maritime painter Stephen Card has got the ticket to the good…

Five Faves: Smokestack Spotters & Top-Deck Trivia
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Five Faves: Smokestack Spotters & Top-Deck Trivia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2016

  Stumped? Highlight for answers:  1. P&O Cruises (P&O Ventura's smokestack), 2. MSC Cruises (MSC Splendida's top deck), 3. Holland America Line (ms Nieuw Amsterdam's aerial view),…

Kicking Butts – Sometimes, flicking a cigarette overboard can be playing with fire.
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Kicking Butts – Sometimes, flicking a cigarette overboard can be playing with fire.

Judi Cuervo - June 27, 2016

Monday Mantra Way to go, P&O ... Way to go, P&O ... Way to go, P&O … Kicking Butts Sometimes, flicking a cigarette overboard can be playing…

Five Faves: The Many Fish of Finding Dory
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Five Faves: The Many Fish of Finding Dory

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 22, 2016

The Many Fish of Finding Dory Which of these characters are you likely to see on your next underwater excursion? Spoiler alert! There are fish in the…

Love You Till the End of the World …the end of the World Cruise, that is!
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Love You Till the End of the World …the end of the World Cruise, that is!

Judi Cuervo - June 20, 2016

Monday Mantra Sail-Away Bride … Sail-Away Bride ... Sail-Away Bride … Love You Till the End of the World…the end of the World Cruise, that is! They…

Cruise Proud – Wear your ship-love on your sleeve … or right across your heart.
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Cruise Proud – Wear your ship-love on your sleeve … or right across your heart.

Judi Cuervo - June 13, 2016

Monday Mantra Fit to a T … Fit to a T … Fit to a T … Fit to a T … Cruise Proud Wear your ship-love…

Choice Dining. Are you Getting the Best from your Buffet?
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Choice Dining. Are you Getting the Best from your Buffet?

Judi Cuervo - June 6, 2016

Monday Mantra Yay for the buffet! ... Yay for the buffet! ... Yay for the buffet! Choice Dining Are you getting the best from your buffet? I…

Interrupting This Program – It’s nice to know about the daily events on board … for somebody.
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Interrupting This Program – It’s nice to know about the daily events on board … for somebody.

Judi Cuervo - May 23, 2016

Monday Mantra Get with the program … Get with the program … Get with the program … Or not … Interrupting This Program It’s nice to know…

A Host with the Most – A romantic rendezvous worth cruising to.
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A Host with the Most – A romantic rendezvous worth cruising to.

Judi Cuervo - May 16, 2016

Monday Mantra Shipboard romance? ... Shipboard romance? ... Shipboard romance? A Host with the Most A romantic rendezvous worth cruising to. True story. I was in Barcelona…

Working at Sea – Is It for Me?
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Working at Sea – Is It for Me?

Judi Cuervo - May 9, 2016

Monday Mantra Unqualified … Unqualified … Unqualified … Working at Sea – Is It for Me? Could you be cut out for cruising career? Could I? It…

Five Faves: Every day is Cinco de Mayo!
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Five Faves: Every day is Cinco de Mayo!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 5, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Every day is Cinco de Mayo! When in Mexico, you can drink as the locals drink all year long. Today is Cinco de Mayo!…

Mama’s Bahamas Drama
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Mama’s Bahamas Drama

Judi Cuervo - May 2, 2016

Monday Mantra Oh pleeeease …. Oh pleeeease …. Oh pleeeease …. Mama’s Bahamas Drama When someone misses the ship, there’s always more to the story. The first…

Where am I again? – On a cruise ship, good signage is a treasure.
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Where am I again? – On a cruise ship, good signage is a treasure.

Judi Cuervo - April 25, 2016

Monday Mantra Get Lost…Get Lost…Get Lost… Where am I again? On a cruise ship, good signage is a treasure. I believe that there’s a special place in…

Five Faves: High Times – Five Favorite Cruise Ports to Celebrate 4/20 (Huh Huh)
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Five Faves: High Times – Five Favorite Cruise Ports to Celebrate 4/20 (Huh Huh)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 20, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves High Times Five Favorite Cruise Ports to Celebrate 4/20 (Huh Huh) 4/20. For those who don’t know the significance of this number, we’ll fill…

Five Faves: Dream Destinations Quiz
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Five Faves: Dream Destinations Quiz

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 13, 2016

Dream Destinations A quiz for imaginative cruisers All of us have an ultimate dream destination, or maybe even two - the places that have something special that…

Italy … by Land! – Sometimes to go deeper, you have to leave the sea behind.
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Italy … by Land! – Sometimes to go deeper, you have to leave the sea behind.

Judi Cuervo - April 4, 2016

Monday Mantra Ciao Italia! … Ciao Italia! … Ciao Italia! Italy … by Land! Sometimes to go deeper, you have to leave the sea behind. Soon, I’ll…

In the Drink – What does it really take to wind up overboard?
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In the Drink – What does it really take to wind up overboard?

Judi Cuervo - March 21, 2016

Monday Mantra Don’t Fall for It … Don’t Fall for It … Don’t Fall for It … In the Drink What does it really take to wind…

Five Faves: TV Comedies Go Cruising
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Five Faves: TV Comedies Go Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 10, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves TV Comedies Go Cruising Just imagine dining with these comedy crews on your next cruise. Last night, the latest season of FXX’s cult-favorite comedy…

Going with the Flow – Every trip has surprises. The biggest might be how well you can handle them.
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Going with the Flow – Every trip has surprises. The biggest might be how well you can handle them.

Judi Cuervo - March 7, 2016

Monday Mantra Breathe Out … Breathe In … Breathe Out … Breathe In … Going with the Flow Every trip has surprises. The biggest might be how…

Cold Comfort for the Winter Cruiser – At least the music is hot…
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Cold Comfort for the Winter Cruiser – At least the music is hot…

Judi Cuervo - February 29, 2016

Monday Mantra It's freezing...It's freezing...It's freezing Cold Comfort for the Winter Cruiser At least the music is hot…. My head is spinning and it's not from an…

Cruise Questions Answered – The more you know, the more you’re asked … and the more you’re ready for your next cruise!
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Cruise Questions Answered – The more you know, the more you’re asked … and the more you’re ready for your next cruise!

Judi Cuervo - February 22, 2016

Monday Mantra Mouth Shut … Mouth Shut … Mouth Shut … Cruise Questions Answered The more you know, the more you’re asked … and the more you’re…

Solo Cruisers Unite! – Fight for your right to cruise like a couple! Down with the single supplement!
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Solo Cruisers Unite! – Fight for your right to cruise like a couple! Down with the single supplement!

Judi Cuervo - February 15, 2016

Monday Mantra Double or nothin’ … Double or nothin’ … Double or nothin’ … Solo Cruisers Unite! Fight for your right to cruise like a couple! Down…

A Thousand Million (Cruise) Questions
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A Thousand Million (Cruise) Questions

Judi Cuervo - February 8, 2016

Monday Mantra Newbie Blues Cruise … Newbie Blues Cruise … Newbie Blues Cruise … A Thousand Million (Cruise) Questions Yes, your “Nights in White Satin” include towels…

Five Faves: Reasons You Can’t Refuse to Cruise
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Five Faves: Reasons You Can’t Refuse to Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 3, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Book It! Five Reasons You Can’t Refuse to Cruise In our opinion, we never need a reason to cruise. But in case you need…

Many Happy Returns – How (and how not) to celebrate a birthday at sea
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Many Happy Returns – How (and how not) to celebrate a birthday at sea

Judi Cuervo - February 1, 2016

Monday Mantra Happy birthday to me … Happy birthday to me … Happy birthday to me … Many Happy Returns How (how not) to celebrate a birthday…

You Can’t Take It With You — Can You??
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You Can’t Take It With You — Can You??

Judi Cuervo - January 25, 2016

Monday Mantra What’s in Your Suitcase? ... What’s in Your Suitcase? ... What’s in Your Suitcase? ... You Can’t Take It With You — Can You?? Wait…

Five Faves: Name That Ship!
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Five Faves: Name That Ship!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 13, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Name That Ship! Our cruising quiz will put your ship knowledge to the test. Cruisers know what they love - ships! But how well…

Cashing In – Here’s how you could really feel the surcharge pinch.
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Cashing In – Here’s how you could really feel the surcharge pinch.

Judi Cuervo - January 11, 2016

Monday Mantra A Small Price to Pay … A Small Price to Pay … A Small Price to Pay Cashing In Here’s how you could really feel…

Cruising Considerately in 2016 – Resolutions for a year of bon voyages!
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Cruising Considerately in 2016 – Resolutions for a year of bon voyages!

Judi Cuervo - January 4, 2016

Monday Mantra Promises … Promises … Promises … Cruising Considerately in 2016 Resolutions for a year of bon voyages! Happy New Year! A new year means a…

The Judi’s Choice Awards 2015
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The Judi’s Choice Awards 2015

Judi Cuervo - December 28, 2015

Monday Mantra The Judi’s Choice Awards! ... The Judi’s Choice Awards! ... The Judi’s Choice Awards! And the Winners Are! It’s easy to overlook some of the…

Five Faves Solo Schedules
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Five Faves Solo Schedules

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 23, 2015

Five tips for traveling alone during the holidays How often do you travel alone? While it may seem daunting, I highly recommend you take a solo trip,…

Nautical and Nice – These are some gifts to win a cruiser’s heart.
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Nautical and Nice – These are some gifts to win a cruiser’s heart.

Judi Cuervo - December 21, 2015

Monday Mantra Gift Guide ... Gift Guide ... Gift Guide … Nautical and Nice These are some gifts to win a cruiser’s heart. To judge by the…

Five Faves: Sailaway Stocking Stuffers
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Five Faves: Sailaway Stocking Stuffers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 16, 2015

Porthole's Five Faves Five Faves: Sailaway Stocking Stuffers If you’re seeking great gifts for your favorite cruise traveler, we’ve got a handful of fun ideas. Is there…

A Magic Shop – One destination makes Gustavia a tropical paradise.
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A Magic Shop – One destination makes Gustavia a tropical paradise.

Judi Cuervo - December 14, 2015

Monday Mantra St. Barts on a Budget … St. Barts on a Budget … St. Barts on a Budget … A Magic Shop There’s one destination that…

Five Faves: How to get in the seasonal spirit at sea
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Five Faves: How to get in the seasonal spirit at sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 8, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Cruising For Christmas How to get in the seasonal spirit when you’re at sea When your winter travels include not just being away from…

First Time’s the Charm – Taking a friend on her very first cruise can be picture perfect.
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First Time’s the Charm – Taking a friend on her very first cruise can be picture perfect.

Judi Cuervo - December 7, 2015

Monday Mantra Starting at the top … Starting at the top … Starting at the top … First Time’s the Charm Taking a friend on her very…

The Can’t Talk – Gotta Cruise! Checklist – Here’s a cruise-prep pep talk for the chronically under-prepared.
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The Can’t Talk – Gotta Cruise! Checklist – Here’s a cruise-prep pep talk for the chronically under-prepared.

Judi Cuervo - November 23, 2015

Monday Mantra Ready or not … Ready or not … Ready or not … The Can’t Talk – Gotta Cruise! Checklist Here’s a cruise-prep pep talk for…

Travel On – The best response to tragedy is to keep an even keel and a steady course.
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Travel On – The best response to tragedy is to keep an even keel and a steady course.

Judi Cuervo - November 16, 2015

Monday Mantra Vive la France …Vive la France …Vive la France … Travel On The best response to tragedy is to keep an even keel and a…

A Cruise to … Somewhere  – You know you’re a serious cruise fan when you sign on to sail an unknown itinerary.
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A Cruise to … Somewhere – You know you’re a serious cruise fan when you sign on to sail an unknown itinerary.

Judi Cuervo - November 9, 2015

Monday Mantra It’s a Mystery…It’s a Mystery…It’s a Mystery… A Cruise to … Somewhere You know you’re a serious cruise fan when you sign on to sail…

A Little Something Extra – Navigating the etiquette of tipping can be tricky.
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A Little Something Extra – Navigating the etiquette of tipping can be tricky.

Judi Cuervo - November 2, 2015

Monday Mantra A Few Tips ... A Few Tips … A Few Tips … A Little Something Extra Navigating the etiquette of tipping can be tricky. You…

Five Faves: Haunted Hotels in Paranormal Ports of Call
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Five Faves: Haunted Hotels in Paranormal Ports of Call

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 28, 2015

Spooky Scenes Cruising’s Most Haunted Hotels It’s late October, when the wind rattles through the cane fields, Las Calaveras Catrinas decorate the streets of Cozumel, the duppies…

Home Is Where the Ship Is
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Home Is Where the Ship Is

Judi Cuervo - October 26, 2015

Monday Mantra I’m movin’ in … I’m movin’ in … I’m movin’ in … Home Is Where the Ship Is Why not cruise full time? Every so…

Five Faves: The Best Things About a Music Theme Cruise
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Five Faves: The Best Things About a Music Theme Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 14, 2015

Porthole's Five Faves Rock This Ship Five Reasons You'll Love a Music Theme Cruise I recently had the pure joy of spending four days on a cruise with six…

A Tender Subject – Well, you’ve got to get to port somehow….
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A Tender Subject – Well, you’ve got to get to port somehow….

Judi Cuervo - October 12, 2015

Monday Mantra Tender-ness …Tender-ness …Tender-ness … A Tender Subject Well, you’ve got to get to port somehow…. “YAY! We get to tender ashore!” said no cruise passenger…

Buddy On Board – We’ve been friends for 40 years. Our first cruise together should be just fine … right?
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Buddy On Board – We’ve been friends for 40 years. Our first cruise together should be just fine … right?

Judi Cuervo - October 5, 2015

Monday Mantra A New Shipmate!...A New Shipmate!...A New Shipmate! Buddy On Board We’ve been friends for 40 years. Our first cruise together should be just fine ……

Five Faves: Best Senior Perks
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Five Faves: Best Senior Perks

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 1, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Best Senior Perks If wisdom comes with age, then perhaps no one needs this article less than the older cruisers we celebrate today Today…

Bee Afraid – Melissophobia (the fear of stinging insects) can turn even the sweetest excursion a little sour.
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Bee Afraid – Melissophobia (the fear of stinging insects) can turn even the sweetest excursion a little sour.

Judi Cuervo - September 28, 2015

Monday Mantra A honey of a tour … A honey of a tour … A honey of a tour … Bee Afraid Melissophobia — the fear of…

Five Faves: Find YOUR Island Paradise
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Five Faves: Find YOUR Island Paradise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 23, 2015

Porthole's Five Faves Photo:Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

So You Wanna Be A Cruise Writer? – If there’s one thing those muster drills teach us, it’s to always be ready.
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So You Wanna Be A Cruise Writer? – If there’s one thing those muster drills teach us, it’s to always be ready.

Judi Cuervo - September 21, 2015

Monday Mantra The Write Stuff…The Write Stuff…The Write Stuff… So You Wanna Be A Cruise Writer? If there’s one thing those muster drills teach us, it’s to…

Code Dread – Informally, there’s nothing “smart” about “casual.”
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Code Dread – Informally, there’s nothing “smart” about “casual.”

Judi Cuervo - September 14, 2015

Monday Mantra Whatever Shall I Wear?… Whatever Shall I Wear?… Whatever Shall I Wear?… Code Dread! Informally, there’s nothing “smart” about “casual.” Okay, I give up. What…

Full Uptight Position – The worst thing about a luxury cruise? The flight to get there.
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Full Uptight Position – The worst thing about a luxury cruise? The flight to get there.

Judi Cuervo - September 7, 2015

Monday Mantra Prepare for Takeoff…Prepare for Takeoff…Prepare for Takeoff… Full Uptight Position The worst thing about a luxury cruise? The flight to get there. Countdown! A week…

Five Faves: Are You Cruisers Ready For Some Football?
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Five Faves: Are You Cruisers Ready For Some Football?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 2, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Are You Cruisers Ready For Some Football? America’s game is back, both on the gridiron and at sea! It’s been a long offseason waiting…

Top Shelf – Cover to cover and stem to stern, there’s no better friend on board.
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Top Shelf – Cover to cover and stem to stern, there’s no better friend on board.

Judi Cuervo - August 31, 2015

Porthole’s Monday Mantra BYOB…BYOB…BYOB! Top Shelf Cover to cover and stem to stern, there’s no better friend on board. I’m bringing my own. And I don’t care…

Five Faves: Which Cruise Style is Right for YOU?
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Five Faves: Which Cruise Style is Right for YOU?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 26, 2015

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The World Is My Oyster! – Flights of fancy are fine, and trains of thought will get you there eventually … but what can beat a cruise around the world?
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The World Is My Oyster! – Flights of fancy are fine, and trains of thought will get you there eventually … but what can beat a cruise around the world?

Judi Cuervo - August 24, 2015

Porthole’s Monday Mantra Let’s Pretend … Let’s Pretend … Let’s Pretend … The World Is My Oyster! Flights of fancy are fine, and trains of thought will…

A Virgin Wish List – Mr. Branson … Richard … we’re ready to be shaken up.
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A Virgin Wish List – Mr. Branson … Richard … we’re ready to be shaken up.

Judi Cuervo - August 17, 2015

Porthole’s Monday Mantra Virgin thoughts…Virgin thoughts…Virgin thoughts… A Virgin Wish List Mr. Branson … Richard … we’re ready to be shaken up. It’s an amazing time for…

Here Comes the Cruise! The best cure for what ails you is full steam ahead!
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Here Comes the Cruise! The best cure for what ails you is full steam ahead!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2015

Porthole’s Monday Mantra Cruise for the Blues…Cruise for the Blues…Cruise for the Blues… Here Comes the Cruise! The best cure for what ails you is full steam…

Five Faves: Crewmember Confessions
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Five Faves: Crewmember Confessions

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 5, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Crewmember Confessions Porthole got some onboard staffers to spill it We at Porthole Cruise Magazine have connections. We know people. People who are on…

Coming Clean – One of the greatest resources on board is a well-equipped laundry.
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Coming Clean – One of the greatest resources on board is a well-equipped laundry.

Judi Cuervo - August 3, 2015

Monday Mantra A Clothes Call….A Clothes Call…A Clothes Call… Coming Clean One of the greatest resources on board is a well-equipped laundry. When I design a cruise…

Five Faves: Superstitions at Sea
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Five Faves: Superstitions at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 29, 2015

Superstitions at Sea Fortunately for your mama’s back, the ocean has no cracks to cruise over or inadvertently step on. That doesn’t mean the sea is without…

Luck, Be a Cruiser Tonight! – Hot streaks happen — whether we want them or not.
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Luck, Be a Cruiser Tonight! – Hot streaks happen — whether we want them or not.

Judi Cuervo - July 27, 2015

Monday Mantra Gambling! Sort of …. Gambling! Sort of … Gambling! Sort of … Luck, Be a Cruiser Tonight! Hot streaks happen — whether we want them…

Roll of the Dinner Dice. –  You can pick your cruise mates — but not necessarily your tablemates
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Roll of the Dinner Dice. – You can pick your cruise mates — but not necessarily your tablemates

Judi Cuervo - July 21, 2015

Monday Mantra Ode to the open seating... Ode to the open seating... Ode to the open seating.... Roll of the Dinner Dice You can pick your cruise…

Don’t Show Me the Money! – Foreign bills can be fun… maybe… for some people.…
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Don’t Show Me the Money! – Foreign bills can be fun… maybe… for some people.…

Judi Cuervo - July 6, 2015

Monday Mantra Cashless cruising!... Cashless cruising!... Cashless cruising! Don’t Show Me the Money! Foreign bills can be fun… maybe… for some people.… Nothing’s better than entering your…

There Goes the Sun – What do you do when the tropical rain soaks your ship?
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There Goes the Sun – What do you do when the tropical rain soaks your ship?

Judi Cuervo - June 29, 2015

Monday Mantra Rainy Days and Sea Days… Rainy Days and Sea Days… Rainy Days and Sea Days… There Goes the Sun What do you do when the…

Going Home to Holland America Line – A familiar ship can feel like an old friend.
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Going Home to Holland America Line – A familiar ship can feel like an old friend.

Judi Cuervo - June 22, 2015

Monday Mantra I’m coming back!… I’m coming back!… I’m coming back! Going Home to Holland America Line A familiar ship can feel like an old friend. It’s…

Five Faves: Father’s Day Gift Upgrades
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Five Faves: Father’s Day Gift Upgrades

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 17, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Father’s Day Gift Upgrades Just as Father knows best, he also deserves the best. Rather than going with the same ol’ standbys, allow the…

Man the Baby Stations! – We’ve got a ship-load of kids ahead!
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Man the Baby Stations! – We’ve got a ship-load of kids ahead!

Judi Cuervo - June 15, 2015

Monday Mantra Kids on Board!... Kids on Board!... Kids on Board! Man the Baby Stations! We’ve got a ship-load of kids ahead! Sometimes — not often, but…

Flash Back – The old cruise photographers might have been worth a thousand words after all.
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Flash Back – The old cruise photographers might have been worth a thousand words after all.

Judi Cuervo - June 8, 2015

Monday Mantra Picture this… Picture this… Picture this… Flash Back The old cruise photographers might have been worth a thousand words after all Here’s a picture of…

Marketplace, Ahoy! We’re shipping out for shopping!
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Marketplace, Ahoy! We’re shipping out for shopping!

Judi Cuervo - June 1, 2015

Monday Mantra A bazaar reason to cruise… A bazaar reason to cruise… A bazaar reason to cruise… Marketplace, Ahoy! We’re shipping out for shopping! Fact: I love…

Sympathy for the Sticky-Fingered
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Sympathy for the Sticky-Fingered

Judi Cuervo - May 26, 2015

Monday Mantra I plead guilty…I plead guilty…I plead guilty… Sympathy for the Sticky-Fingered It’s hard not to want to take a little piece of paradise home with…

Five Faves: Sea-centric Songs
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Five Faves: Sea-centric Songs

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 20, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Sea-centric Songs Enya may have created the sounds most synonymous with sailing away, but it’s not the only song in the key of cruising.…

Routine Reminders – Cruise memories last a lifetime
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Routine Reminders – Cruise memories last a lifetime

Judi Cuervo - May 18, 2015

Monday Mantra A Shipload of Memories…A Shipload of Memories…A Shipload of Memories… Routine Reminders Cruise memories last a lifetime. Nothing drives home how frequently my husband and…

Here’s to you, and to me, and to all the ships at sea! (Why does cruising wake up the inner imbiber?)
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Here’s to you, and to me, and to all the ships at sea! (Why does cruising wake up the inner imbiber?)

Judi Cuervo - May 11, 2015

Monday Mantra Cruisin’ for a boozin’…Cruisin’ for a boozin’...Cruisin’ for a boozin’… Here’s to you, and to me, and to all the ships at sea! Is it…

Five Faves: Serenity Now
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Five Faves: Serenity Now

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 8, 2015

Porthole's Five Faves Serenity Now Five Favorite Cruise Moments to Savor Ask any cruiser about their favorite moments on deck, and you’ll likely find the list is…

Remembering Michael
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Remembering Michael

Judi Cuervo - April 6, 2015

Monday Mantra May he rest in peace… May he rest in peace… May he rest in peace… Remembering Michael Calling on Bermuda, and points beyond…. When I…

Five Faves – Absolutely True Cruise News
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Five Faves – Absolutely True Cruise News

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 1, 2015

Cruise Port Reno? New Line Breaks Ground on Post-Climate-Change Megaship Hub Absolutely True Cruise News – Apr. 1, 2015 Citizens of the Lake Tahoe area are bracing…

One Cruise at a Time – The first step is admitting you have a cruising problem.
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One Cruise at a Time – The first step is admitting you have a cruising problem.

Judi Cuervo - March 23, 2015

Monday Mantra I need a fix… I need a fix… I need a fix… One Cruise at a Time The first step is admitting you have a…

Not Exactly Homesick. Ever get that queasy feeling now that the cruise is almost over?
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Not Exactly Homesick. Ever get that queasy feeling now that the cruise is almost over?

Judi Cuervo - March 16, 2015

Monday Mantra Home, bleak home…Home, bleak home…Home, bleak home… Not Exactly Homesick Ever get that queasy feeling now that the cruise is almost over? Somewhere between the…

Save us. The muster drill isn’t fun or fabulous. But at least it’s fast.
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Save us. The muster drill isn’t fun or fabulous. But at least it’s fast.

Judi Cuervo - March 2, 2015

Monday Mantra Report to your muster station… Report to your muster station… Report to your muster station… Save us. The muster drill isn’t fun or fabulous. But…

The Judi’s Choice Awards – It’s time we recognized the little things that make cruising great.
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The Judi’s Choice Awards – It’s time we recognized the little things that make cruising great.

Judi Cuervo - February 23, 2015

Monday Mantra And the winner is…And the winner is…And the winner is…. The Judi’s Choice Awards It’s time we recognized the little things that make cruising great.…

Gear Up, Wind Down… Add on a few pre- and post-cruise nights for that much-needed vacation buffer
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Gear Up, Wind Down… Add on a few pre- and post-cruise nights for that much-needed vacation buffer

Judi Cuervo - February 16, 2015

Monday Mantra Before and After… Before and After… Before and After… Gear Up, Wind Down… Add on a few pre- and post-cruise nights for that much-needed vacation…

Five Faves: Don’t Miss This Kiss
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Five Faves: Don’t Miss This Kiss

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 11, 2015

Porthole's Five Faves Don’t Miss This Kiss Five places to sneak a smooch on a cruise We began our courtship on a cruise ship, dancing salsa outdoors…

Motion of the Ocean – When there’s high seas, are you highly queasy?
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Motion of the Ocean – When there’s high seas, are you highly queasy?

Judi Cuervo - February 9, 2015

Monday Mantra Don’t rock the boat, baby…Don’t rock the boat, baby…Don’t rock the boat, baby Motion of the Ocean When there’s high seas, are you highly queasy?…

On the Tip of My Tongue – How do you say “No hablo Español” in cruiser?
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On the Tip of My Tongue – How do you say “No hablo Español” in cruiser?

Judi Cuervo - February 2, 2015

Monday Mantra Watch your language… Watch your language… Watch your language… On the Tip of My Tongue How do you say “No hablo Español” in cruiser? My…

Where there’s smoke… there’s bound to be a firestorm!
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Where there’s smoke… there’s bound to be a firestorm!

Judi Cuervo - January 19, 2015

Monday Mantra Smoke on the water… Smoke on the water… Smoke on the water…. Where there’s smoke… …there’s bound to be a firestorm! There’s not a ton…

Lost at Sea – Where do the things you lose on a cruise *go*?
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Lost at Sea – Where do the things you lose on a cruise *go*?

Judi Cuervo - January 12, 2015

Monday Mantra I’m losin’ it!...I’m losin’ it!...I’m losin’ it! Lost at Sea Where do the things you lose on a cruise go? Call me irresponsible — you…

Catch the Wave… It’s time for great cruise deals — and difficult cruise choices!
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Catch the Wave… It’s time for great cruise deals — and difficult cruise choices!

Judi Cuervo - January 5, 2015

Monday Mantra It’s Wave Season!...It’s Wave Season!...It’s Wave Season! Catch the Wave It’s time for great deals — and difficult choices! In the travel industry, January marks…

Monday Mantra: Promises, Promises
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Monday Mantra: Promises, Promises

Judi Cuervo - December 29, 2014

Monday Mantra Happy New Year!... Happy New Year!... Happy New Year! Promises, Promises I will set sail into the New Year with the best intentions. As we…

Escape into the Holiday Spirit. Cruising the Danube can re-awaken your childlike joy of the season.
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Escape into the Holiday Spirit. Cruising the Danube can re-awaken your childlike joy of the season.

Judi Cuervo - December 22, 2014

Monday Mantra DECK the halls…DECK the halls…DECK the halls…   Escape into the Holiday Spirit Cruising the Danube can reawaken your childlike joy of the season.  …

Cabin Fever.  From poky inside staterooms to the luxury of a doorbell, there’s no place like your home on board.…
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Cabin Fever. From poky inside staterooms to the luxury of a doorbell, there’s no place like your home on board.…

Judi Cuervo - December 15, 2014

Monday Mantra Cabin sweet cabin…Cabin sweet cabin….Cabin sweet cabin… Cabin Fever From poky inside staterooms to the luxury of a doorbell, there’s no place like your home…

The Long and Short of It – There are hidden bonuses to cruising with less.
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The Long and Short of It – There are hidden bonuses to cruising with less.

Judi Cuervo - December 8, 2014

Monday Mantra I’m thinking small… I’m thinking small … I’m thinking small … The Long and Short of It There are hidden bonuses to cruising with less.…

Jost van Dyke’s Hidden Heaven: One little paradise can make an early wake-up call worth the pain.
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Jost van Dyke’s Hidden Heaven: One little paradise can make an early wake-up call worth the pain.

Judi Cuervo - December 1, 2014

Monday Mantra I have no pain to kill… I have no pain to kill… I have no pain to kill… Hidden Heaven One little paradise can make…

Should I Stay or Should I Go? – When emergencies come up at home, nothing matters like family matters.
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? – When emergencies come up at home, nothing matters like family matters.

Judi Cuervo - November 17, 2014

Monday Mantra I’m sailing this week! Maybe. … I’m sailing this week! Maybe. … I’m sailing this week! Maybe. … Should I Stay or Should I Go?…

Cultured Cruisers – This expedition cruise ain’t no ship of fools.
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Cultured Cruisers – This expedition cruise ain’t no ship of fools.

Judi Cuervo - November 10, 2014

Monday Mantra I want to go on an expedition…I want to go on an expedition…I want to go on an expedition… Cultured Cruisers This expedition cruise ain’t…

Five Faves: Rums of the Caribbean
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Five Faves: Rums of the Caribbean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 5, 2014

Five Faves Rums of the Caribbean A guided tour through the finest spirits of the islands. If I say the words “cruise vacation” to you, chances are…

Thinking Big
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Thinking Big

Judi Cuervo - November 3, 2014

Monday Mantra Diet on a cruise? Fat chance!... Diet on a cruise? Fat chance!... Diet on a cruise? Fat chance! Thinking Big On your next cruise, why…

All Aboard Already!
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All Aboard Already!

Judi Cuervo - October 27, 2014

Monday Mantra I want to sail…on time! ….I want to sail…on time! I want to sail…on time! All Aboard Already! If you’re late to the ship, we’re…

Home Makers – Cabin stewards are the unsung heroes of every cruise.
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Home Makers – Cabin stewards are the unsung heroes of every cruise.

Judi Cuervo - October 13, 2014

Monday Mantra I love my cabin steward…I love my cabin steward…I love my cabin steward… Home Makers Cabin stewards are the unsung heroes of every cruise. I…

Cruise Companions
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Cruise Companions

Judi Cuervo - September 29, 2014

Monday Mantra I miss Svein and Lars…I miss Svein and Lars…I miss Svein and Lars… Cruise Companions No matter the miles in between, some onboard friendships endure…

Till Death Do We Debark
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Till Death Do We Debark

Judi Cuervo - September 22, 2014

Monday Mantra I DO love cruising…I DO love cruising…I DO love cruising… Till Death Do We Debark Cruise with me, my love… on the sea, the sea…

See the world … from the deck of your cruise ship!
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See the world … from the deck of your cruise ship!

Judi Cuervo - September 15, 2014

Monday Mantra I want to stay on board…I want to stay on board…I want to stay on board See the world… from the deck of your cruise…

The Post-Cruise Inbox Blues
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The Post-Cruise Inbox Blues

Judi Cuervo - September 8, 2014

Monday Mantra I will stay connected…I will stay connected…I will stay connected... The Post-Cruise Inbox Blues Disconnecting is great, but you have to come back sometime. Last…

Heart and Sole – A trip to the ship’s spa changes a person … or at least their cuticles.
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Heart and Sole – A trip to the ship’s spa changes a person … or at least their cuticles.

Judi Cuervo - September 1, 2014

Monday Mantra I’ll be relaxed and gorgeous…I’ll be relaxed and gorgeous…I’ll be relaxed and gorgeous… Heart and Sole A trip to the ship’s spa changes a person…

Cruise Lines… Long Lines? – Suitcase ready, passport ready, now get me on the ship!
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Cruise Lines… Long Lines? – Suitcase ready, passport ready, now get me on the ship!

Judi Cuervo - August 25, 2014

Monday Mantra I just want to be on board…I just want to be on board…I just want to be on board… Cruise Lines… Long Lines? Suitcase ready,…

Cabin Fever – Cruising can push the buddy system past the breaking point.
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Cabin Fever – Cruising can push the buddy system past the breaking point.

Judi Cuervo - August 18, 2014

Monday Mantra Cabin Fever Cruising can push the buddy system past the breaking point. I will find the ideal cabinmate… I will find the ideal cabinmate…I will…

Remembering the Black Dress – Worn – and worn out – on the best of cruises
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Remembering the Black Dress – Worn – and worn out – on the best of cruises

Judi Cuervo - August 11, 2014

Monday Mantra Ode to The Black Dress Worn – and worn out – on the best of cruises. I need a new dress…I need a new dress…I need…

Why Not Stay?
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Why Not Stay?

Judi Cuervo - August 4, 2014

Monday Mantra Why Not Stay? Home is where we drop anchor. (Some day….)  I want to move here…I want to move here…I want to move here… Whenever…

Nothing to Declare but Décor
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Nothing to Declare but Décor

Judi Cuervo - July 21, 2014

Monday Mantra Nothing to Declare but Décor Pack light on the way out … so you can pack heavy coming home! I will bring my cruise home…

Cruising the World Cup? Goooal!
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Cruising the World Cup? Goooal!

Judi Cuervo - July 14, 2014

Monday Mantra Cruising the World Cup? Goooal! Soccer fans have plenty to shout about at sea today. We get a kick out of cruising…. We get a…

All Good Things…
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All Good Things…

Judi Cuervo - July 7, 2014

Monday Mantra All Good Things… There is no Monday like the Monday after a cruise. I must book my next cruise… I must book my next cruise……

Out on the rails
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Out on the rails

Judi Cuervo - June 30, 2014

Monday Mantra Out on the rails The White Pass & Yukon Route opens Alaska I want to remain on track…I want to remain on track…I want to…

Hot Rocks, Cool Vacation
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Hot Rocks, Cool Vacation

Judi Cuervo - June 23, 2014

Monday Mantra I want gloves…I want gloves…I want gloves… Hot Rocks, Cool Vacation Alaska is still Alaska, even on a luxury cruise. If I ever say I…

In the Bag
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In the Bag

Judi Cuervo - June 16, 2014

Monday Mantra In the Bag A luxury cruise to Alaska stretches packing strategies to the limit. I will begin packing…I will begin packing…I will begin packing…  …

All Things Grape and Small
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All Things Grape and Small

Judi Cuervo - June 9, 2014

Monday Mantra All Things Grape and Small On a luxury cruise, nothing (and we mean nothing) is overlooked. I need jaw-droppin’ attention to detail… I need jaw-droppin’…

Wine Not?
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Wine Not?

Judi Cuervo - June 2, 2014

Monday Mantra Wine Not? The Virgin Islands offer great deals — and good cheer — in unexpected places…. I want to drink in an alley…I want to…

Hit the Deck – Chair Hogs
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Hit the Deck – Chair Hogs

Judi Cuervo - May 26, 2014

Monday Mantra Hit the Deck-Chair Hogs! If reserved seats get you hopping mad…. I will get revenge on deck-chair hogs…I will get revenge on deck-chair hogs… Don’t…

Those Freestyle Pretzel Rolls
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Those Freestyle Pretzel Rolls

Judi Cuervo - May 19, 2014

Monday Mantra Those Freestyle Pretzel Rolls Take a taste of Norwegian Cruise Line's bread heaven home with you. I must have a pretzel roll…. I must have…

Cruising Barefoot
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Cruising Barefoot

Judi Cuervo - May 12, 2014

Monday Mantra Cruising Barefoot When novice packing mistakes seem to carry on. I will not make novice cruise mistakes…I will not make novice cruise mistakes…I will not…

The Monday Mantra…
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The Monday Mantra…

Judi Cuervo - May 5, 2014

The Monday Mantra Your Weekly Dose of Cruise Humor Join me each week for a different mystical chant that will transport you from your ho-hum existence to…