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Cruise to Alaska Tops List of Vacation Bookings in 2019
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Cruise to Alaska Tops List of Vacation Bookings in 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 7, 2020

How popular are cruises to Alaska? In a survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group, one of North America’s largest travel agent companies, 38% of respondents booked a…

$100 Million in Renovations for <i>Norwegian Spirit</i>
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$100 Million in Renovations for Norwegian Spirit

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 28, 2019

In early January 2020, Norwegian Spirit will sail to Marseille, France not for a cruise vacation, but rather an expensive facelift. The ship, part of Norwegian Cruise…

Bill Panoff & Arnold Donald take the stage at the World Strategic Forum
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Bill Panoff & Arnold Donald take the stage at the World Strategic Forum

Christina Hunting - April 13, 2018

Bill Panoff, CEO of PPI Group, will join President and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation, Arnold W. Donald, at the World Strategic Forum in Miami for a…

Spectrum of the Seas Is Coming Together One Block At A Time (VIDEO)
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Spectrum of the Seas Is Coming Together One Block At A Time (VIDEO)

Christina Hunting - March 20, 2018

Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas hits a milestone today in its unique construction process. Spectrum’s Floating Engine Room Unit mega-block set sail on its 3-day, 296…

In Brief: Rapunzel’s Royal Table debuts on Disney Magic and more!
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In Brief: Rapunzel’s Royal Table debuts on Disney Magic and more!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 16, 2018

Among the many recent enhancements that guests began experiencing aboard Disney Magic last week was the debut of Rapunzel’s Royal Table, a Tangled-themed family restaurant featuring beloved…

Disney Gives First Look at New Ships
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Disney Gives First Look at New Ships

Porthole Cruise - March 8, 2018

Cruise News - Mar. 8, 2018 Disney Cruise Line has revealed more details about their upcoming three ships – scheduled for maiden voyages in 2021, 2022, and…

Cruise News – August 8, 2014
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Cruise News – August 8, 2014

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Cruise News - August 8, 2014 Celebrity Eclipse to Get Makeover Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice-class Celebrity Eclipse is heading into dry dock in the spring – right before…

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

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

Cruise News – July 25, 2014
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Cruise News – July 25, 2014

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Cruise News - July 25, 2014 Norwegian Updates Cuisine With cruise passengers increasingly moving into the "foodie" category, Norwegian Cruise Line is updating its culinary offerings—part of…

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

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

Cruise News – July 11, 2014
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Cruise News – July 11, 2014

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Cruise News - July 11, 2014 Windstar Adds Private Events to all 2015 Sailings Beginning in 2015, all Windstar Cruises itineraries will feature a complimentary Private Events…

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

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

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

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

Cruise News – June 20, 2014
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Cruise News – June 20, 2014

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Cruise News - June 20, 2014   Seabourn Signs UNESCO Pact Luxury line Seabourn signed an agreement with UNESCO that includes raising $1 million to protect the…

Cruise News – June 13, 2014
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Cruise News – June 13, 2014

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Cruise News - June 13, 2014 Royal Caribbean's Quantum Entertainment Royal Caribbean International is going for the gold in terms of Quantum of the Seas' entertainment –…

Cruise News – June 6, 2014
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Cruise News – June 6, 2014

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Cruise News - June 6, 2014   Avalon Waterways Launches New River Ship If can imagine waking up and opening your wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling glass doors for an…

Cruise News – May 30, 2014
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Cruise News – May 30, 2014

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Weekly Cruise News – May 30, 2014 The Debut of Regal Princess Princess Cruises' new Regal Princess quietly debuted in Europe this month. The fanfare will come…

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

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

Cruise News – May 16, 2014
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Cruise News – May 16, 2014

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Cruise News - May 16, 2014 New Viking Ocean Ships Viking Ocean Cruises hasn't even launched its first ship yet, but is already tripling its fleet. The…

Weekly Cruise News – May 9, 2014
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Weekly Cruise News – May 9, 2014

Fran Golden - May 9, 2014

Weekly Cruise News – May 9, 2014 A Regal Birthday in Southampton Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 was welcomed by her sisters to a 10th-birthday celebration in…

Princess Cruises Plans Anniversary Cruise
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Princess Cruises Plans Anniversary Cruise

Fran Golden - April 30, 2014

Princess Cruises Plans Anniversary Cruise Back in the late 1970s, the TV show The Love Boat introduced many of us to the very idea of cruising. With a fictional…

Culinary Adventures aboard Oceania Cruises
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Culinary Adventures aboard Oceania Cruises

Fran Golden - April 28, 2014

For cruisers who want to bring more back from their vacation than just great memories, Oceania Cruises has Bon Appétit Culinary Centers aboard the 1,250-passenger Marina and Riviera where you can actually…

Just Desserts and Cocktail Culture
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Just Desserts and Cocktail Culture

Fran Golden - April 25, 2014

Brand-new treats on both Disney Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line are geared toward an adults-only audience. On Disney, the indulgence is desserts. Exclusively on Disney Fantasy, a…

Holland America Line Adds Signature Burgers to New Terrace Grill Menu
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Holland America Line Adds Signature Burgers to New Terrace Grill Menu

Fran Golden - April 23, 2014

I'm one of those people who enjoy being pampered with multiple courses served by armies of waiters in cruise ship dining rooms. But at some point on…

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

Fran Golden - April 21, 2014

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

<i>Quantum of the Seas</i> Moving to China
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Quantum of the Seas Moving to China

Fran Golden - April 18, 2014

In a move that came as a shock to many, Royal Caribbean announced this week that after an initial season in the New York market the line…

Crystal gets creative with Game of Thrones excursion, new bike tours
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Crystal gets creative with Game of Thrones excursion, new bike tours

Fran Golden - April 16, 2014

We love when the creative minds at cruise lines get going. The latest example: Crystal Cruises' new shore excursions. Passengers can find adventure on Europe cruises on…

New Cruise Line to Sail Great Lakes, Canada, New England, and Caribbean
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New Cruise Line to Sail Great Lakes, Canada, New England, and Caribbean

Fran Golden - April 14, 2014

  The Great Lakes may not immediately spring to mind when you think of cruise destinations, but a rare start-up line called Pearl Seas Cruises is hoping to change…

Stop and Smell the Flowers and Fromage of France
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Stop and Smell the Flowers and Fromage of France

Fran Golden - April 11, 2014

Sometimes the best travel experiences are those that are improvised. Four of us off the river ship Viking Forseti proved that on a sunny day in the city of…

Rollin’ on the River in French (Wine) Style
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Rollin’ on the River in French (Wine) Style

Fran Golden - April 9, 2014

Sipping Bordeaux wine, visiting a historic chateau, viewing the green French countryside with plenty of time to pause to appreciate the good life – this is the…

Take Me to the River – in the Pacific Northwest
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Take Me to the River – in the Pacific Northwest

Fran Golden - April 7, 2014

Competition is heating up on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, to places once visited by Lewis and Clark. The American Queen Steamboat Company just christened its American Empress in Portland,…

Oceania launches top-notch entertainment
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Oceania launches top-notch entertainment

Fran Golden - April 4, 2014

Oceania is launching a series of top-notch concerts and lectures, beginning with a shipboard program featuring Andrea McArdle, the original Annie on Broadway, that passengers can attend for a fee. I smell…

Silversea Cruises Launches New Expedition Ship to Sail Exotic Itineraries
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Silversea Cruises Launches New Expedition Ship to Sail Exotic Itineraries

Fran Golden - April 2, 2014

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

Uniworld Launches S.S. Catherine in Lyon
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Uniworld Launches S.S. Catherine in Lyon

Fran Golden - March 31, 2014

Another day, another river ship christening. Seriously, it's beginning to feel like that as the market, especially in Europe, keeps booming with no signs of slowing down…

Royal Caribbean goes with “Dynamic Dining” for Quantum-class ships
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Royal Caribbean goes with “Dynamic Dining” for Quantum-class ships

Fran Golden - March 28, 2014

In a bold move, Royal Caribbean International is shaking up the dining scene on its Quantum-class ships, eliminating main dining rooms and shipwide formal nights in favor of…

Disney Cruise Line Heads to “Frozen” Norway & Iceland
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Disney Cruise Line Heads to “Frozen” Norway & Iceland

Fran Golden - March 26, 2014

It’s time to picture Mickey Mouse in his cute Viking-horns outfit. That’s because Disney Cruise Line has announced its newest destination: the Norwegian fjords. Cruises to the…

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Explores Further
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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Explores Further

Fran Golden - March 24, 2014

The cruise itinerary map keeps expanding, and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, the king of soft adventure itineraries, seems destined to prove the world is indeed your oyster. The line…

MSC Cruises Signs Deal For New Ships
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MSC Cruises Signs Deal For New Ships

Fran Golden - March 21, 2014

After recent big hints, MSC Cruises has placed a big order for — you guessed it — big ships. The Italian-style–cruising line's letter of intent with the…

Viking River Cruises Breaks its Own Record
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Viking River Cruises Breaks its Own Record

Fran Golden - March 19, 2014

Viking River Cruises broke a Guinness World Record christening 16, 190-passenger Longships within a 24-hour period in ceremonies in Amsterdam, France, and Germany. The line will name…

Dance the Night Away on Crystal Cruises
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Dance the Night Away on Crystal Cruises

Fran Golden - March 17, 2014

Men who want to hit the dance floor will have no problem finding a partner on select Crystal Cruises ships. The luxury line, which happens to now…

Cruise Ship News of the Week
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Cruise Ship News of the Week

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 14, 2014

The 30th Cruise Shipping Miami conference, the premier event for the global cruise industry and its largest annual gathering, produced a lot of news this week, with several…

Twiggy to be Godmother of Emerald Waterways River Ships
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Twiggy to be Godmother of Emerald Waterways River Ships

Fran Golden - March 10, 2014

Those thinking they are having a 1960s flashback on the new river ships Emerald Star and Emerald Sky may be right. Serving as godmother at the christening ceremony for the first "Star-Ships" of…

Disney Does Alaska 2014
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Disney Does Alaska 2014

Fran Golden - March 7, 2014

When Disney Cruise Line launched its Alaska cruises in 2011, the family market took notice. Suddenly there were kids doing the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that had before been geared mostly…

Trend Alert: Kids Cruise Free
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Trend Alert: Kids Cruise Free

Fran Golden - March 5, 2014

Just in time for spring break, you’ll find cruise lines going after the family market big time. The major enticement? Kids cruise free! Cruise Deals Where Kids…

Is Virgin Cruising on Its Way at Last?
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Is Virgin Cruising on Its Way at Last?

Fran Golden - March 3, 2014

. Word from the Middle East has Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson seeking $1.7 billion to start a cruise line. This is not the first time the…

Theme Cruise Celebrates Women Who Rock
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Theme Cruise Celebrates Women Who Rock

Fran Golden - February 28, 2014

Cruisers may soon be going "Crazy on You," or at least will have the opportunity to rock out to the music of Heart – and other top…

Excursions Aplenty on Crystal World Cruise
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Excursions Aplenty on Crystal World Cruise

Fran Golden - February 26, 2014

Passengers on Crystal Cruises' 2015 World Cruise, the luxury line's 20th annual world sailing, shouldn't have any difficulty finding a shore excursion to their liking. Some 350 Crystal Adventures…