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CRUISE RECIPE: Lobster Pad Thai by Oceania Cruises
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 7, 2020

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CRUISE RECIPE: Lobster Pad Thai by Oceania Cruises
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CRUISE RECIPE: Lobster Pad Thai by Oceania Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 7, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again  We all love Norma and Dave, the Australian couple who were content to re-create their cancelled cruise by donning bathrobes, toasting each other…

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 Memories From Porthole Readers
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Cruise Memories From Porthole Readers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 6, 2020

While we wait for cruising to come back into our lives, we’ve been asking cruising from all over the world to share their cruise stories from over…

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…

Carnival Cancels All Cruises From San Francisco Through 2020
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Carnival Cancels All Cruises From San Francisco Through 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 1, 2020

Unfortunately these days, cruises are getting cancelled no matter where you’re headed or which line you’re cruising with. Those booked with Carnival Cruise Line were dealt with…

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,…

Hawaiian Shirt Owners More Often Win Lido Deck Limbo, Study Suggests
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Hawaiian Shirt Owners More Often Win Lido Deck Limbo, Study Suggests

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 1, 2020

In a research study conducted on board cruise ships in 2019, researchers found that those owning Hawaiian shirts were far more likely to take first prize in…

45 Years at Sea! An Interview with Cruise Director Gary Hunter
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45 Years at Sea! An Interview with Cruise Director Gary Hunter

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 31, 2020

For the past month, we’ve been sharing some of our favorite cruise memories from our readers and from the Porthole team. When Porthole Cruise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Bill…

<i>Viking Mississippi</i> River Cruise Ship Coming in 2022
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Viking Mississippi River Cruise Ship Coming in 2022

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 31, 2020

Soon you won’t have to go far to experience the wonders of a Viking river cruise. The popular cruise line announced new itineraries for the Mississippi River…

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…

Way Out West in Australia
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Way Out West in Australia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 30, 2020

As an intrepid traveler I’m always on the lookout for off the radar, next big thing destinations.  Finding myself half the way around the world In the…

Cruise Memories: Just What We Needed
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Cruise Memories: Just What We Needed

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 26, 2020

While we wait for cruising to come back into our lives, we've been asking cruising from all over the world to share their cruise stories from over…

<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…

#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…

Cruise Director Christine LaVonna Shares an Update from <i>MS Koningsdam</i>
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Cruise Director Christine LaVonna Shares an Update from MS Koningsdam

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 23, 2020

While cruise ships prepare for the next crop of happy cruisers to come aboard, one of the most common questions we’re getting is about what the crew…

Cruise Memories with Porthole Cruise Founder Bill Panoff
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Cruise Memories with Porthole Cruise Founder Bill Panoff

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 19, 2020

Since we're all taking a break from cruising for the time being, we decided the best thing to do was to share some of our favorite cruise…

Get Creative Recreating Your Cruise Vacation
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Get Creative Recreating Your Cruise Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 16, 2020

This weekend, a video of a retired Australian couple made the rounds on social media and cruisers from all over could relate! Norma and Dave from Australia…

Cruiser’s Guide to Glacier Bay National Park
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Cruiser’s Guide to Glacier Bay National Park

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 16, 2020

You won't have to use your imagination to understand why the Huna Tlingit consider Glacier Bay to be their spiritual homeland. Advancing glaciers drove them out for…

A Guide to Cruise Ship Art Auctions
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A Guide to Cruise Ship Art Auctions

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 10, 2020

Hidden amongst the water slides, rows of sun-drenched deck chairs and surf and turf dinners is one aspect of a cruise vacation too many people are overlooking;…

48 Hours: Key West
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48 Hours: Key West

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 9, 2020

This southernmost city in the United States has a way of achieving notoriety. Take the time it “seceded” to become the Conch Republic. Or José Martí’s historic…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 6, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 6, 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 6, 2020

The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise -Mark Twain  The Mississippi River may not have the…

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…

Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Photographer
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Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Photographer

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 2, 2020

Inducted into the Florida Hall of Fame in 1998, photographer Clyde Butcher is best known as the “Ansel Adams of Florida.” Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in…

Monaco is FOR YOU
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Monaco is FOR YOU

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 2, 2020

Monaco is not just a destination, it’s the experience of a lifetime. For more than a century, it has been an aspirational symbol of luxury and glamour.…

10 Reasons to Visit Vancouver and Explore Western Canada
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10 Reasons to Visit Vancouver and Explore Western Canada

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 2, 2020

Can you name a city that has hosted the Winter Olympic Games, served as the backdrop for numerous blockbuster Hollywood movies, and is also consistently ranked among…

Port Guide: Nassau and New Providence Island
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Port Guide: Nassau and New Providence Island

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 26, 2020

One of the most popular ports of call in the world is Nassau, which is located on the island of New Providence, the most populated of the…

A Cruiser’s Guide to Bergen, Norway
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A Cruiser’s Guide to Bergen, Norway

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 25, 2020

As a UNESCO World Heritage City, Bergen, Norway offers attractions both ancient and modern. With colorful architecture, ancient cobblestone streets, and a medieval fortress, this charming city…

New Ship Embarks on Lan Ha Bay Cruises
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New Ship Embarks on Lan Ha Bay Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2020

Everyone who cruises the coast of Vietnam comes home with stunning pictures of the many towering rock karsts which dot the coastline. The most famous are in…

Cruising to Tortola: Your Guide to the BVIs
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Cruising to Tortola: Your Guide to the BVIs

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2020

Cruising the British Virgin Islands, rich in Caribbean culture and maritime history, is a traveler’s dream come true. Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, is…

Please Leave Starfish in the Water
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Please Leave Starfish in the Water

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 18, 2020

Going on vacation is about experiencing new things and of course, having a lot of fun. NFL legend Randy Moss appeared to be doing both in a…

Cruise Booking Website Predicts Sold Out Itineraries, Cruise Lines
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Cruise Booking Website Predicts Sold Out Itineraries, Cruise Lines

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 18, 2020

What if you could know before you book whether or not a cruise line is going to sell out of staterooms? What if you could narrow it…

Can’t Miss Presidents Day Cruise Deals
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Can’t Miss Presidents Day Cruise Deals

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 17, 2020

Happy birthday, George Washington! On this day way back in 1732, you came into this world and nothing would ever be the same. As Americans enjoy their…

Cruise to Portofino: An Onshore Guide
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Cruise to Portofino: An Onshore Guide

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 12, 2020

If any port encapsulates the heart and soul of Italy, it’s the lively and picturesque fishing village of Portofino. Like an Italian Renaissance painting springing to life…

Top 5 Most Romantic Resorts for Your Valentine
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Top 5 Most Romantic Resorts for Your Valentine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 10, 2020

Chocolates again this year? Trust us, nobody wants that, or flowers or another necklace for that matter. What they want for Valentine's Day is the vacation of…

The Band to Replace Room Keys on Virgin Voyages
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The Band to Replace Room Keys on Virgin Voyages

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 6, 2020

When you ask most cruisers if they’ve heard of the “The Band”, you’ll probably get a response about “pulling in to Nazareth” and the Canadian musical group…

BACARDÍ Legacy Cruise Competition has a Winner
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BACARDÍ Legacy Cruise Competition has a Winner

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 6, 2020

Each year, BACARDÍ hosts a cocktail making competition which pits the best mixologists against one another to see who can create the best new drink. Competitors are…

Shop ‘Til You Drop in St. Thomas
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Shop ‘Til You Drop in St. Thomas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 3, 2020

If you enjoy shopping…and getting a deal while doing it…you are going to love to shop ‘til you drop in St. Thomas. This duty-free port in the…

Discovering the Canadian Rockies by Rail
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Discovering the Canadian Rockies by Rail

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 31, 2020

It’s been 30 years since luxury train company Rocky Mountaineer embarked on its first journey through the Canadian Rockies, but as you gaze out through the oversized…

Bahamas Paradise, Port of Palm Beach Host Local Athletes
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Bahamas Paradise, Port of Palm Beach Host Local Athletes

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 29, 2020

Each team stepped aboard Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Classica with their own style. The young men of Palm Beach Lakes had on crimson and white letterman…

Virgin’s Beach Club at Bimini announces Resident On Deck DJ Schedule
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Virgin’s Beach Club at Bimini announces Resident On Deck DJ Schedule

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 28, 2020

We’re just weeks away from the start of Virgin Voyages’ ship Scarlet Lady’s life at sea and news is breaking daily about the ship, the cruise line…

Cruise Line Recognized by US Customs and Border Protection
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Cruise Line Recognized by US Customs and Border Protection

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 27, 2020

In a ceremony at Port of Palm Beach last week, representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection honored a local cruise line for their “quick and innovative…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 24, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 24, 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 24, 2020

The island of Puerto Rico has been in the news lately after a series of earthquakes shook residents and caused significant damage across the island. Cruisers from…

Sailing into a New Year!
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Sailing into a New Year!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 23, 2020

The Monthly Mantra Cruise Year Resolutions…Cruise Year Resolutions…Cruise Year Resolutions…. It seems everyone’s making resolutions this month:  Lose weight, stop smoking, stop drinking and rev up the…

Adventures By Disney Announces New European River Cruises
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Adventures By Disney Announces New European River Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 23, 2020

One of the biggest names in cruising and entertainment is expanding their river cruise options in the coming years and that's great news for those interested in…

Ketchikan: a Cruiser’s Guide to Alaska’s Gateway City
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Ketchikan: a Cruiser’s Guide to Alaska’s Gateway City

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 22, 2020

Popularly known as Alaska's Gateway City, Ketchikan is the first town you'll stop at while cruising north up the Last Frontier's Inside Passage. Ketchikan's roots are firmly…

Come Sail Away on the Royal Clipper
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Come Sail Away on the Royal Clipper

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 22, 2020

If you have ever said, “cruising isn’t for me,” you might reserve judgment until you have sailed on the Royal Clipper. She is the perfect alternative to…

A Cruiser’s Guide to Key West
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A Cruiser’s Guide to Key West

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 20, 2020

One of the most popular ports for cruisers is the beautiful island of Key West. If you’re fortunate to be taking a cruise that makes a stop…

What to Do in Amsterdam
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What to Do in Amsterdam

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 15, 2020

Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, is an enormously popular place with cruise ship passengers and there are a lot of us. Amsterdam is the third biggest cruise…

Gwyneth Paltrow Partners with Celebrity for goop Cruise (VIDEO)
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Gwyneth Paltrow Partners with Celebrity for goop Cruise (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 10, 2020

You probably recognize her from the film Shakespeare in Love where she delivered an Oscar-winning performance or perhaps as Pepper Potts in the smash-hit Iron Man and…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 10, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 10, 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 10, 2020

Today we have a cruise deal from one of the top names in cruising, Royal Caribbean! Mariner of the Seas recently underwent millions of dollars in renovations, upgrading just…

Learn What’s to Love in Bilbao and Spain’s  Basque Country
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Learn What’s to Love in Bilbao and Spain’s Basque Country

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 8, 2020

It’s been said that Frank Gehry’s dazzlingly designed Guggenheim Museum is what really put Bilbao on travelers’ radar, and there is some truth to that. But bringing…

Soft Adventures for Your Fort Lauderdale Vacation
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Soft Adventures for Your Fort Lauderdale Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 8, 2020

Have you booked your first vacation of 2020 yet? You can bet most cruisers have. And of those cruisers, the vast majority are going to be cruising…

Carnival Steps up to Fight Australian Bushfires
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Carnival Steps up to Fight Australian Bushfires

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 6, 2020

The end of the year 2019 saw massive bushfires across New South Wales, Australia and a major cruise line is stepping up to help fight these fires…

Port Day: St. Barthelemy, French West Indies
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Port Day: St. Barthelemy, French West Indies

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 6, 2020

Tiny St. Barthelemy has an outsized reputation for an island that is all of 9 square miles. It is very French, very chic and can be very…

Cruising in 2019, It’s A Wrap!
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Cruising in 2019, It’s A Wrap!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 30, 2019

Just when you think the world of cruising can’t get any better, along comes a new ship with novel ideas, incredible amenities and destinations that are virtually…

Australia, Hawaii Top List of Desired Destinations
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Australia, Hawaii Top List of Desired Destinations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 24, 2019

Everyone has a bucket list, but according to Travel Leader's Group, a lot of you are dreaming the same. One of North America's largest travel agencies conducted…

Spending the Day at Atlantis in the Bahamas
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Spending the Day at Atlantis in the Bahamas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 18, 2019

When cruising to Nassau in the Bahamas, spending the day at Atlantis is one of the most popular cruise excursions for guests – and with good reason!…

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Fort Lauderdale
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Celebrate the Holiday Season in Fort Lauderdale

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 17, 2019

Fort Lauderdale is a long way from the North Pole, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find plenty of holiday cheer in one of South Florida’s premier…

Excursion Immersion: Costa Rica is More Than a Surfcation With Travelia
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Excursion Immersion: Costa Rica is More Than a Surfcation With Travelia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 17, 2019

I am from Florida, a state blessed with white sandy beaches although plagued with inconsistent and choppy surf. I was eager to zip on over to Guanacaste,…

A Greek Island Paradise: Discover Corfu
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A Greek Island Paradise: Discover Corfu

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 16, 2019

To the Northwest of the Greek mainland, there sits an island where history and adventure await. The island of Corfu, part of the Ionian Islands, has long…

Miami’s Best Holiday Events for Cruisers
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Miami’s Best Holiday Events for Cruisers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 9, 2019

When most think of the holidays, they don’t picture palm trees, perfect beaches and a nice, even tan. If you’re headed to Miami for a cruise vacation…

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve Now Open
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Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve Now Open

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 5, 2019

We've been waiting with patient anticipation and today for the first time, MSC Cruises welcomed passengers on board MSC Divina to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the…

<i>Scarlet Lady</i> Completes Sea Trials
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Scarlet Lady Completes Sea Trials

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 5, 2019

It seems like just yesterday we were getting excited for the first cut of steel for Virgin Voyages’ upcoming ship Scarlet Lady. Now we’re here to celebrate…

Planning a Family Reunion? Take a Cruise!
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Planning a Family Reunion? Take a Cruise!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 28, 2019

If you are thinking of planning a family reunion, there is truly no better place to have it than on a cruise! Not only is having your…

Waves in Cruise Fashion…What is Resort Casual?
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Waves in Cruise Fashion…What is Resort Casual?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 25, 2019

The Monthly Mantra A Clothes Call … A Clothes Call … A Clothes Call … I confess. I was once turned away from a cruise ship dining…

What to Do in Miami Before Cruising: Guide to Unique Miami
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What to Do in Miami Before Cruising: Guide to Unique Miami

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 25, 2019

Miami is home to one of the world’s largest ports and one of America’s best vacation cities. You have probably heard about the famous beaches and 365…

Fort Lauderdale for First-Timers
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Fort Lauderdale for First-Timers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 20, 2019

Life in the Sunshine State is a little different than elsewhere across the country. Florida is where America comes to vacation thanks to beautiful weather, gorgeous beachside…

‘Valiant Lady’ Announced by Virgin Voyages
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‘Valiant Lady’ Announced by Virgin Voyages

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2019

Soon Scarlet Lady will have a twin sister cruising the Mediterreanean. Virgin Voyages announced in a press release this morning that their second ship will be named…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 15, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 15, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 15, 2019

In just 6 days, Porthole Cruise Magazine will be on board the new Norwegian Encore sailing on her christening cruise with Godmother Kelly Clarkson. We'll be doing…

Pack These Vitamins for a Healthy Cruise Vacation
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Pack These Vitamins for a Healthy Cruise Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 14, 2019

Your bags are all packed, your embarkation documents are all ready to go, you've arranged accommodations for your pets, yet you might be forgetting one crucial element…

The Best Place to Get Breakfast in Seattle Before You Cruise
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The Best Place to Get Breakfast in Seattle Before You Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 11, 2019

A cruise is a fantastic way to see the sights of Puget Sound or extend a vacation on the water to more distant locales. While you've packed…

Tips for Tipping on a Cruise
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Tips for Tipping on a Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 6, 2019

A necessary (but often confusing) part of planning for a cruise is budgeting to tip the hard-working service staff. Failing to plan for gratuities can lead to…

Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Award Winners
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Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Award Winners

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2019

"Our readers are the real experts when it comes to judging the best of the best in the cruise industry! Here's what they had to say for…

Disney Helps Crew Keep in Touch
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Disney Helps Crew Keep in Touch

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

While some may fantasize about spending a year or more on a cruise ship, for those who work on board, being away from their home, their friends…

The Perfect Port: Spending the Day in Aruba
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The Perfect Port: Spending the Day in Aruba

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

Everyone has a favorite port when they cruise. Maybe it’s one with a great beach to visit, or a port with lots of world class shopping and…

Piraeus: Your Gateway to Athens
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Piraeus: Your Gateway to Athens

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

From high atop the famous Acropolis of Athens, it’s easy to feel like the whole city is at your fingertips. The UNESCO World Heritage site is the…

BREAKING NEWS: Brightline Announces Approval on PortMiami Expansion
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BREAKING NEWS: Brightline Announces Approval on PortMiami Expansion

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 29, 2019

A proposed station at PortMiami is now a reality for Virgin Trains. The Miami-Dade County Commission approved the new station at PortMiami to be built by the…

$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…

Sky Princess Getting Rave Reviews
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Sky Princess Getting Rave Reviews

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 23, 2019

The newest member of Princess Cruises’ royal fleet took its first round of guests for a cruise earlier this week and the reviews coming in have been…

Oceania Announces Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center (Video)
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Oceania Announces Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center (Video)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 22, 2019

As interest in luxury cruise vacations grow, many small ship luxury lines are making changes to meet high demands from passengers. Oceania Cruises is one of the…

Virgin Trains Eyes New Station at PortMiami
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Virgin Trains Eyes New Station at PortMiami

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 18, 2019

When Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, opened up shop in South Florida, it changed the way people traveled within the state. Home to millions of people and…

Blue World Voyages: The Healthy Choice in Cruising … AND Living!
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Blue World Voyages: The Healthy Choice in Cruising … AND Living!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 17, 2019

The Monthly Mantra Move it! ... Move it! ... Move it! Blue World Voyages is betting that it can get my fat butt out of a deck…

Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu Coming in 2022
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Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu Coming in 2022

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2019

When Royal Caribbean revamped their private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, earlier this year, it followed a trend seen across the cruise industry. More and more cruise…

Spend a Spooktacular Halloween in New Orleans Before You Cruise
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Spend a Spooktacular Halloween in New Orleans Before You Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2019

What’s the scariest city in America? Some might say Salem, Massachusetts or Sleepy Hollow, New York thanks to their place in history and pop culture, but we’re…

Perks of Staying at Fort Lauderdale Hotels Not Close to Port
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Perks of Staying at Fort Lauderdale Hotels Not Close to Port

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 10, 2019

Are you an anxious traveler? You know, the kind that's packed a week in advance, shows up to the airport three hours too early and generally stresses…

Thirsty? Virgin Sailors Can Shake for Champagne (VIDEO)
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Thirsty? Virgin Sailors Can Shake for Champagne (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 9, 2019

Did you know that there are around 49 million bubbles in a single bottle of champagne? Virgin Voyages wants their sailors to experience each and every one…

Regent Seven Seas Upgrades Spas Fleetwide
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Regent Seven Seas Upgrades Spas Fleetwide

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 4, 2019

A luxury cruise is one of the best vacations you can take. Living like royalty is something everyone should get to experience at least once in their…

Andy Stuart Leaving Norwegian Cruise Line After 30 Years
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Andy Stuart Leaving Norwegian Cruise Line After 30 Years

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 3, 2019

One of Norwegian Cruise Line's longest tenured employees is departing after more than 30 years of employment. Andy Stuart, who started with Norwegian way back in 1988…

Your Miami Vacation Means Eating and Drinking Well
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Your Miami Vacation Means Eating and Drinking Well

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 30, 2019

A great vacation certainly starts with a lounge chair on Miami Beach, but it ends with a sampling of some of the best local food and drink…

A Cruiser’s Guide to Quebec City
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A Cruiser’s Guide to Quebec City

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 25, 2019

Québec City is increasingly positioning itself on the international cruise scene as a destination and port of embarkation of choice. Located at the point where the St.…

48 Hours: Shimmering South Korea
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48 Hours: Shimmering South Korea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 24, 2019

Dubbed the “Hawaii of Korea,” this volcanic island has been named a World Natural Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The scenery is beyond…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 20, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 20, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2019

Sometimes you just need a getaway. Vacations are great and everyone wants to spend a week or more away from the hustle and bustle of daily life,…

Emirates Evolution
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Emirates Evolution

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2019

The tiny Arabian peninsula of the United Arab Emirates is best known for the ambitious reputations of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. But let’s be honest: you would…

Why You Need to Be Cruising from Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point)
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Why You Need to Be Cruising from Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 16, 2019

The Caribbean may be one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world, but that doesn’t mean you have to cruise like everyone else. In fact,…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 13, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 13, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 13, 2019

We've got a supernatural deal of the week in honor of Friday the 13th and the full moon! Even if you're turning into a werewolf and howling…

Fall Repositioning Cruises You Need to Book
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Fall Repositioning Cruises You Need to Book

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 8, 2019

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing and cruise ships are going from one side of the world to the other on what’s known as repositioning…

Is My Cruise Cancelled? An Update on the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian
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Is My Cruise Cancelled? An Update on the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 4, 2019

A terrifying weekend is finally over for the people of the Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 storm, put on its parking brake over the northern islands…

Hurricane Dorian Is Here to Ruin Your Labor Day Weekend
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Hurricane Dorian Is Here to Ruin Your Labor Day Weekend

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 29, 2019

Well, we knew we’d get one eventually.  Officially starting on June 1, hurricane season is something all cruisers keep a watchful eye on. Here we are a…

MSC Grandiosa Will Feature All New Fine Art Experiences (VIDEO)
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MSC Grandiosa Will Feature All New Fine Art Experiences (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 27, 2019

We’re just months away from the launch of MSC Cruises’ newest ship MSC Grandiosa and that means new details about the highly anticipated ship are coming fast…

O-slo Nice! (VIDEO)
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O-slo Nice! (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 27, 2019

Oslo is without question the cosmopolitan hub of Norwegian activity and likewise synonymous with Viking heritage, Nordic skiing, cod and salmon. Packed to the brim with museums…

Highlights of Vietnam – Hoi An, Hanoi and Halong Bay
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Highlights of Vietnam – Hoi An, Hanoi and Halong Bay

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 22, 2019

Filled with vibrant cities, small hill villages and 2000 miles of coastline, Vietnam is compelling and exotic. Influenced over centuries by the Chinese, Portuguese, Khmer, Japanese, British-Indian,…

Cruisers Are Finding These EVERYWHERE!
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Cruisers Are Finding These EVERYWHERE!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 19, 2019

They can be found sitting on deck chairs, hiding inside plants and underneath furniture. You might see them floating in the pool or inside the safe of…

48 Hours: Pre-/Post-Cruise in Dazzling, Dynamic Cape Town
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48 Hours: Pre-/Post-Cruise in Dazzling, Dynamic Cape Town

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 8, 2019

Dazzling, Dynamic Cape Town South Africa This vibrant city at the southernmost tip of the African continent has become one of the most sought-after, must-see travel destinations…

Cruise Destinations: Cenotes of Mexico
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Cruise Destinations: Cenotes of Mexico

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 6, 2019

Throughout the Yucatán stand the ruins of a once-great civilization, the Maya. From the seaside Tulum further inland to archaeological wonders Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, we can…

What Would You Name Virgin Voyages’ New Craft Beer?
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What Would You Name Virgin Voyages’ New Craft Beer?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 1, 2019

What happens when you mix one of Miami’s most popular brewing companies with one of cruising's newest brands? Magic in a bottle. In collaboration with Wynwood Brewing…

Vitamin Sea: Wellness in Bali
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Vitamin Sea: Wellness in Bali

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 1, 2019

Bali is known for traditional medicine, healthy food, and spa culture — the perfect place to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Sometimes a new health regimen…

Green Seas: Sustainable Cruising into the Next (Re) Generation
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Green Seas: Sustainable Cruising into the Next (Re) Generation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 31, 2019

“Sustainability” is the tourism industry’s buzzword these days and appropriately so. According to NASA, 2018 was the fourth warmest year since 1880, and with the cruise industry’s…

SeaDream’s Hidden Caribbean
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SeaDream’s Hidden Caribbean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 30, 2019

It’s a staggering vision: a massive cruise ship topped with a dizzying network of twisting, turning pool slides that resemble giant, vibrantly hued metal snakes. In the…

American Cruise Line’s <i>American Constellation</i>
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American Cruise Line’s American Constellation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 25, 2019

I’ve always been an equal-opportunity cruiser. From the world’s largest ocean-going ships to the smallest hotel river barge, I’ve never met a ship I didn’t like. Each…

Small-Ship Cruising: So Civilized, So Celestyal!
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Small-Ship Cruising: So Civilized, So Celestyal!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 23, 2019

Although brought up in San Francisco, I never forget that I was born in Greece. Like many Greek-Americans, I was raised to be "Greek first." I have…

Shore Excursion: Nude Beaches
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Shore Excursion: Nude Beaches

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 17, 2019

Whether visiting a nude beach is a spontaneous whim or a long-planned rite of passage, that thrill of disrobing can be every bit as addictive as the…

Where Can I Smoke on a Cruise Ship?
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Where Can I Smoke on a Cruise Ship?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 17, 2019

Everyone has vices. Whether it’s a piece of chocolate cake, a glass of fine Scotch or lighting up a cigarette or a cigar, how you treat yourself…

Cruise Ship Review: <i>Nieuw Statendam’</i>s Very Oprah Inaugural
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Cruise Ship Review: Nieuw Statendam’s Very Oprah Inaugural

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 16, 2019

What happens when you get 2,400 women together on a cruise ship for a Girls’ Getaway with Oprah Winfrey? Tons of laughter, loads of camaraderie, and hugs…

Music Theme Cruises Rock the Boats!
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Music Theme Cruises Rock the Boats!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2019

It’s late night on the dimly lit dance floor, and music feeds the festive atmosphere. Two ladies wearing black dresses and Mardi Gras masks adorned with peacock…

Red Sox Cruise Above the Clouds with Crystal Skye
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Red Sox Cruise Above the Clouds with Crystal Skye

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2019

Crystal Cruises is known for its luxurious cruise ships and fabulous itineraries, but what most don’t realize is their travel services don’t end there. In fact, Crystal…

5 Fun Things to Do in Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 Fun Things to Do in Montevideo, Uruguay

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 29, 2019

Though Uruguay is often overshadowed by its cultural and geographical counterpart, Argentina, the small South American country actually has a lot to offer. More than a third…

Deal of the Day – April 26, 2019
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Deal of the Day – April 26, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 26, 2019

Here's a fun challenge; hop on your favorite airline booking site and see if you can snag some free tickets to Antarctica. No dice? Well thankfully Hurtigruten…

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Cruise
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The Ultimate Game of Thrones Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 25, 2019

Do you think they take vacations in Westeros? Seems like after the last few years in the Seven Kingdoms, everyone could use a little rest and recuperation.…

Martha Stewart Celebrates Discovery with MSC Cruises (VIDEO)
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Martha Stewart Celebrates Discovery with MSC Cruises (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 24, 2019

From magazines to television and everything in between, Martha Stewart is as well known in the home, cooking and gardening industries as anyone. Now the famed decorating…

Making it Safer to Fly with Pets
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Making it Safer to Fly with Pets

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 23, 2019

You can’t bring your pet with you on every vacation, but a new service from VistaJet is making it safer and easier to fly with your furry…

Cruise Deal of the Week – April 19, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – April 19, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2019

Have you ever gone all in? No, not at a card table, but on a much-deserved cruise vacation! MSC Cruises, one of the biggest names in the…

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…

Mighty Fine River Rhine Aboard <i>AmaPrima</i>
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Mighty Fine River Rhine Aboard AmaPrima

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 15, 2019

The dominant narrative of river cruising consistently touches on the all-inclusive nature of the experience. The intimate camaraderie, complimentary excursions, fascinating villages, and delicious cuisine all make…

Cruise Deal of the Week – April 12, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – April 12, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 12, 2019

What fun is cruising without the people you care about most? Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has a new deal available on their website offering big savings when…

Something for Everyone at Tortola Pier Park
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Something for Everyone at Tortola Pier Park

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 12, 2019

When it comes to the islands which dot the Caribbean Sea, few come close to the stunning history, unique culture and vibrant atmosphere found on the British…

The 5 Best Port Cities on the Gold Coast
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The 5 Best Port Cities on the Gold Coast

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 8, 2019

To begin, it must be said that there are two different ways to talk about the Gold Coast. Gold Coast is a city on the Eastern coast…

Cruise Deal of the Week – April 5, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – April 5, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 5, 2019

It's never too early to start thinking about your summer vacation. The cruise pros over at Carnival Cruise Line know that summer is about having fun with…

Virgin Voyages Warehouse Party Reveals New Cabin Designs
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Virgin Voyages Warehouse Party Reveals New Cabin Designs

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 3, 2019

Very on brand. That was the vibe of Virgin Voyages warehouse party last night in South Florida for curious cruisers eager to check out the interior of…

Cruise Deal of the Week  – March 29, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 29, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 29, 2019

What's sweeter than getting a great deal on a cruise vacation? Getting a sweet deal on a SUITE for your cruise vacation! Seriously, this new cruise deal…

Fort Lauderdale Knows Brunch
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Fort Lauderdale Knows Brunch

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 28, 2019

The sunny beachside city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is known for being a premier vacation destination thanks to its tropical climate and one of the world’s busiest…

1 Million Votes for Norwegian’s Giving Joy Campaign
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1 Million Votes for Norwegian’s Giving Joy Campaign

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 26, 2019

It was just two weeks ago that Norwegian Cruise Line announced their Giving Joy Campaign aimed at rewarding educators in the United States and Canada with free…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 22, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 22, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 22, 2019

Have you ever heard the expression "the early bird gets the worm"? The same logic applies to the latest cruise deal of the week from Holland America…

New River Cruise Bike Tours Starting in Asia
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New River Cruise Bike Tours Starting in Asia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 19, 2019

River cruising through Asian countries like Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand is an adventure most have never experienced. Grasshopper Adventures is launching three unique bike tours and cruise…

Great Cruise Ports for Scuba Diving and Swimming
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Great Cruise Ports for Scuba Diving and Swimming

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 19, 2019

If you are planning a cruise and are looking for fun off-boat adventure in the beautiful waters of your cruise ports and destinations, these are some of…

River Cruising in Kerala: India’s Southern Charm
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River Cruising in Kerala: India’s Southern Charm

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 18, 2019

India.  It wasn’t a place that I had my heart set on visiting and like many Americans, I knew very little about the country.  I was acutely…

New Ocean Ship Caters to Solo Cruisers
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New Ocean Ship Caters to Solo Cruisers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 14, 2019

Fans of Vantage Deluxe World Travel and their award-winning river cruise itineraries have something to smile about today. Vantage Cruise Line is advancing past cruising the world’s…

One Day in Berlin
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One Day in Berlin

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 13, 2019

Berlin is a large city, so it is impossible to see everything in one day. In order to get the most information about Berlin's important landmarks, taking…

5 Reasons to Vacation in Auckland, New Zealand
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5 Reasons to Vacation in Auckland, New Zealand

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 11, 2019

Also called “the City of Sails,” a sprawling metropolis between two harbors (Waitemata and Manukau Harbors), Auckland is located in New Zealand’s North Island. It is a…

Protected: Railway to the Rockies: The Most Romantic Way to Travel
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Protected: Railway to the Rockies: The Most Romantic Way to Travel

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 10, 2019

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Bora Bora: Your Dream Vacation
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Bora Bora: Your Dream Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 6, 2019

This article is the 3rd of a three part series by Porthole Cruise Magazine contributor Georgina Cruz chronicling her voyage aboard a Holland America Line world cruise. The…

The Return Of Nile River Cruising
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The Return Of Nile River Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 6, 2019

The Nile, referred to as the Father of African Rivers, has always been an essential conduit of life for Egypt, both in agricultural and tourism activity.  Cruises…

5 Fun Things to Do on your Key West Cruise
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5 Fun Things to Do on your Key West Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 4, 2019

Key West is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the Florida Keys. Dubbed as “the Southernmost City in the United States,” Key West has…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 1, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 1, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 1, 2019

Sometimes you just have to cruise. But that doesn't mean you have to cruise at full price. Savvy cruisers know that a great deal on a cruise…

Your Ultimate Moorea Vacation Guide
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Your Ultimate Moorea Vacation Guide

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 28, 2019

This article is the second part of a three-part series by Porthole Cruise Magazine contributor Georgina Cruz chronicling her voyage aboard a Holland America Line world cruise. The…

5 Overlooked Cruise Destinations
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5 Overlooked Cruise Destinations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 21, 2019

Cruises to places like the Bahamas and the Caribbean are a dime a dozen. To get the most for your money, consider a cruise destination that isn't…

Make the Most of Your Tahiti Cruise Vacation
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Make the Most of Your Tahiti Cruise Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2019

The beauty of French Polynesia, a South Pacific archipelago made up of 118 islands and atolls, has beckoned artists and writers including Paul Gauguin, Robert Louis Stevenson…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2019

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

Dish It Up: Health-Conscious Cruise Cuisine
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Dish It Up: Health-Conscious Cruise Cuisine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 19, 2019

Forget the Christmas cookies you gobbled with abandon. It’s so last month. Actually, it’s so last year. We begin 2019 in gratitude, for we can now dine…

Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel Cruise Fashion
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Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel Cruise Fashion

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 19, 2019

The world of high fashion woke up to terrible news this morning, as famed designer Karl Lagerfeld died in France at the age of 85. Lagerfeld was…

6 Tips for Booking a Last-Minute Winter Cruise
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6 Tips for Booking a Last-Minute Winter Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 14, 2019

Everyone looks forward to the end of the year. The early winter months represent holidays, celebrations, and quality time with family and friends. However, the winter weather,…

9 Reasons to Cruise to Easter Island
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9 Reasons to Cruise to Easter Island

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 13, 2019

A Holy Grail among seasoned travelers, mysterious and mystical Easter Island is a speck of land of 63 square miles in the middle of the Pacific Ocean…

Cruise Your Way to the Perfect Honeymoon Vacation
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Cruise Your Way to the Perfect Honeymoon Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 12, 2019

Newlyweds are some of the most adorable people you will see. As they head out to start their new lives together, many new couples celebrate their wedding…

Sailing Indonesia With Star Clippers
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Sailing Indonesia With Star Clippers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 8, 2019

Cruising on a cruise ship holds the inherent promise of a dream come true, but sailing on a sailing vessel is an experience of sheer fantasy. Sailing…

1 Millionth Passenger Cruises Through Port of New Orleans
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1 Millionth Passenger Cruises Through Port of New Orleans

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 6, 2019

More than a million cruise passengers grabbed their feather masks and loaded up on beignets for a cruise out of New Orleans in 2018, up 2.3% from…

TRAVEL TIPS: South Korea’s Secret Island
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TRAVEL TIPS: South Korea’s Secret Island

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 5, 2019

Located off the southern coast of South Korea is an island paradise that South Korean and Japanese visitors have enjoyed for years and that is only now…

Recapping Oprah’s Girls’ Getaway Cruise
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Recapping Oprah’s Girls’ Getaway Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 4, 2019

Every cruise is special in its own way, but the Girls’ Getaway cruise hosted by media icon Oprah and news personality Gayle King was one passengers on…

French Country Waterways Celebrates 35 Years of Cruising
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French Country Waterways Celebrates 35 Years of Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 31, 2019

Congratulations to French Country Waterways! What did you do for your 35th birthday? Imagine sipping a lovely glass of Bordeaux while actually in the famed wine region…

Quark’s New Ship Will Have 2 Helidecks
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Quark’s New Ship Will Have 2 Helidecks

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 29, 2019

If spending a week in a deck chair doesn’t sound like a fun vacation, Quark Expeditions may have something for you! Steel-cutting began on their newest adventure…

5 Ways To Have A Blast In San Blas
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5 Ways To Have A Blast In San Blas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 28, 2019

Panama’s San Blas Islands are exotic, friendly, and relatively nearby; often a port of call on Panama Canal itineraries, including those featuring partial transits of the Canal.…

Life-Size Monopoly New on Dream Cruises
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Life-Size Monopoly New on Dream Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 21, 2019

One of the original metal Monopoly game pieces was a ship, but the founders of the classic board game probably never expected their invention to make it…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 18, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 18, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 18, 2019

Happy Friday Cruisers! It's peak season for warm weather cruising in the Caribbean and elsewhere South of the Equator, but some of you are still stuck at…

HAL Adds New America’s Test Kitchen Programs
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HAL Adds New America’s Test Kitchen Programs

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 15, 2019

Where do you fall on the master chef spectrum? Some of us can whip up 3 course meals in our sleep, others end up burning cereal. One…

6 Must-Sees In Cadiz, Spain
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6 Must-Sees In Cadiz, Spain

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 14, 2019

Most cruise passengers whose ships call at Cadiz, a White City in the Costa de la Luz (the Coast of Light) in the Andalusia region of Spain, immediately head…

Viking Announces 2020-2021 World Cruise
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Viking Announces 2020-2021 World Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 9, 2019

Are you ready to relive the most fascinating wager in fiction? When Jules Verne wrote Around the World in 80 Days, the fiction trip he imagined was…

TRAVEL TIPS: Ajaccio, Corsica – a Hidden Gem in the Mediterranean
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TRAVEL TIPS: Ajaccio, Corsica – a Hidden Gem in the Mediterranean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 8, 2019

Perhaps you remember hearing the name “Corsica” in your high school history class, since the island is the birthplace of one of Europe’s most well-known historical figures:…

Windstar and Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Caribbean Celebration (VIDEO)
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Windstar and Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Caribbean Celebration (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 7, 2019

Have you heard about the Caribbean Celebration Cruise? Windstar Cruises is partnering with Porthole Cruise Magazine, the definitive authority on all things cruise, to reveal the indulgent Caribbean in a…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 4, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 4, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 4, 2019

Calling all Miami Dolphin fans! MSC Cruises has long partnered with the NFL's southernmost franchise to offer theme cruises with personnel from the team, former players and…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 2, 2019

As a feature writer for Porthole Cruise Magazine, I spent a great deal of 2018 at sea.  While mainstream cruising is covered in great detail by writers…

The Best Hangover Cure? A Cruise Ship!
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The Best Hangover Cure? A Cruise Ship!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 1, 2019

Hello and welcome to 2019! That pounding headache and queasy feeling you’re experiencing, that’s called a New Year’s Day hangover and it’s no fun at all! Like…

5 Reasons to Pre-Cruise at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower
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5 Reasons to Pre-Cruise at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 31, 2018

Through the years when our family has sailed from Port Canaveral on such lines as Carnival, Disney, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean, we have always spent some time…

Cruise Deal of the Week – December 28, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – December 28, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 28, 2018

What better way to ring in the New Year than a week spent living like royalty? Princess Cruises is ready to make the dream a reality with…

Coming up Roses: Carnival Poised for HUGE 2019
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Coming up Roses: Carnival Poised for HUGE 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 17, 2018

You already know Carnival Cruise Line as one of the most popular names in vacationing, but did you know that Carnival is set to make 2019 a…

Cruise Deal of the Week – December 14, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – December 14, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 14, 2018

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Either way, you deserve a vacation. Cruising is easily the best gift you can give a person and Bahamas…

State of the Cruising: What’s to Come in 2019
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State of the Cruising: What’s to Come in 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 13, 2018

It's that time of the year again! Cruise Lines International Association (also called CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade organization, released their annual 2019 State of the…

Cartagena’s Best: Exploring the Caribe Emerald Museum
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Cartagena’s Best: Exploring the Caribe Emerald Museum

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 12, 2018

One of the most interesting trends in cruising is the rise in popularity of South American cruise ports. Cartagena, on Colombia’s northern coast, is one such city…

TRAVEL TIPS: Doha, Beyond Skyscrapers & Shopping Malls
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TRAVEL TIPS: Doha, Beyond Skyscrapers & Shopping Malls

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 11, 2018

In recent years, the Middle Eastern country of Qatar has become a major world power, and its capital Doha is a metropolis, complete with massive geometric skyscrapers…

Heading Ashore: 9 Things to See in Rome
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Heading Ashore: 9 Things to See in Rome

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2018

For most cruise passengers sailing in the Med, a call at Civitavecchia, Italy, the port of the Eternal City, means that, as the saying goes, “All roads…

Use Your Pre-Cruise Stay to Stock Up on Savings
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Use Your Pre-Cruise Stay to Stock Up on Savings

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2018

Smart cruisers know the benefits of heading to your South Florida cruise port a day or two early. Not only do you avoid travel delays and other…

Cruise Deal of the Week – December 7th, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – December 7th, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 7, 2018

Princess Cruises is honoring their long history at sea (Love Boat, anyone?) and the fun and adventure they’ve shared with their valued passengers throughout the years. With…

Introducing <i>Carnival Mardi Gras</i>
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Introducing Carnival Mardi Gras

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 6, 2018

If you’re an avid watcher of Wheel of Fortune, the popular evening game show hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, you were lucky enough to see…

Five Fave Adventure Tours in Southeast Asia
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Five Fave Adventure Tours in Southeast Asia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 4, 2018

As if travel to Southeast Asia isn’t exciting enough, there have been enormous strides to develop shore excursions that appeal to the adventurous spirit of both young…

Create Your Own Whisky Blend Aboard Carnival
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Create Your Own Whisky Blend Aboard Carnival

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 3, 2018

Hundreds of years ago in a peat bog somewhere in Scotland, Friar John Cor distilled the first batch of scotch whisky. It probably wasn’t the best-tasting spirit,…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 30, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 30, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 30, 2018

December is finally here and that means holiday cheer is all around. Holiday cruise deals are a popular option for cruise lines looking to fill up their…

TRAVEL TIPS: Going to Goa
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TRAVEL TIPS: Going to Goa

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 27, 2018

Goa is probably best known as India’s place to party, but this small state is packed with beauty and history.  Goa has been through many changes, and each phase…

Wilderness Found: Discovering Cunard’s Alaska
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Wilderness Found: Discovering Cunard’s Alaska

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 26, 2018

Few places in this world are truly wild thanks to man’s continual reach, yet the wilderness of Alaska remains pristine and ripe for exploration. From towering glaciers…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 23, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 23, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 23, 2018

It's every deal-hunter's favorite time of the year! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the best days to book a cruise thanks to outrageous deals…

A Grand Entrance for Celebrity Edge
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A Grand Entrance for Celebrity Edge

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 20, 2018

For the first time, Port Everglades Terminal 25 has a tenant: Celebrity Edge. The newest ship in Celebrity Cruises fleet sailed into Fort Lauderdale, FL, yesterday, her…

Top 7 Things People Always Forget to Pack
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Top 7 Things People Always Forget to Pack

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 20, 2018

The excited feeling of getting to go on vacation is something to be looked forward to; the day is finally here. All of the suitcases are packed,…

5 Essential Tips for Planning a Holiday Cruise
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5 Essential Tips for Planning a Holiday Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2018

The holidays are a wonderful time to set sail. Many cruise lines offer special events and activities while onboard. You may feel a bit of the "holiday…

Windstar Announces $250 Million in Fleet Improvements
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Windstar Announces $250 Million in Fleet Improvements

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 16, 2018

Have you ever wanted to be a little longer? If you're a Windstar Cruise ship, you're in luck! The luxury cruise giant announced a new $250 million…

Food To Thai Me Over
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Food To Thai Me Over

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 15, 2018

Thai food has long held a special place in my professed obsession with searching for ultimate culinary bliss.  It is definitely my ‘go to’ ethnic food. Who…

Seeing Seattle On a Budget
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Seeing Seattle On a Budget

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 14, 2018

Looking for a way to see the Emerald City on a budget? We have you covered! Seattle may seem like an expensive town, but they have a…

3 Unusual Ways to Break a Sweat on a Cruise
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3 Unusual Ways to Break a Sweat on a Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2018

Hitting the gym used to be the only way to break a good sweat on a cruise vacation, but those days are over. As the health and…

Shaq Brings Great Food and Fun to Carnival
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Shaq Brings Great Food and Fun to Carnival

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2018

UPDATE: Carnival recently announced Big Chicken will be one of the dining options on board the new Carnival Mardi Gras! He spent well over a decade dominating…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 9, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 9, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 9, 2018

Those looking for a great cruise vacation can treat themselves to a room with a view for a lot less than usual thanks to the Double Upgrade…

Ocean Cay Enters Final Phase of Construction
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Ocean Cay Enters Final Phase of Construction

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 8, 2018

MSC Cruises’ private island is another step closer to completion. The first trees were planted on Ocean Cay this week, what was a sand extraction site, in…

Cruising with Teens; Here’s the Scoop
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Cruising with Teens; Here’s the Scoop

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 7, 2018

Little kids may appear to have the advantage on cruising with dedicated children's programs, but tween and teens also have spectacular programs that are geared for their…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 2, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 2, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 2, 2018

It's time to put away the bubbling cauldrons and spooky skeletons because the Holiday season is officially upon us. One of the best ways to get the…

Richard Branson Reveals First Virgin Voyages Destination
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Richard Branson Reveals First Virgin Voyages Destination

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2018

Appearing as his usual casual self on the Virgin Voyages social media channels yesterday, Richard Branson made a much anticipated announcement; Virgin Voyages is headed to Cuba.…

5 Spots in the Florida Keys You Can’t Miss
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5 Spots in the Florida Keys You Can’t Miss

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2018

The Florida Keys are a diverse group of islands. Each town is home to unique experiences and adventures. A drive down on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway…

5 Tips for Cruising out of Baltimore with Children
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5 Tips for Cruising out of Baltimore with Children

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 30, 2018

Cruising with your children can be a fun time of making memories, or it can be a nightmare. The difference is some careful planning and knowing how…

Yes, You Can Still Enjoy A Cruise While Dieting
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Yes, You Can Still Enjoy A Cruise While Dieting

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 29, 2018

Embracing healthier diet and exercise lifestyle choices requires long-term commitment to see results. If you eat junk food every time you attend a party or go on…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 26, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 26, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 26, 2018

October may be the scariest month, but there's nothing to fear when you book a cruise at a great deal from our cruise-loving friends over at Royal…

5 Spooky Places to Visit in New Orleans
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5 Spooky Places to Visit in New Orleans

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 25, 2018

Black cats and voodoo magic. New Orleans is the hot spot for the supernatural. The mix of Spanish, French, and Creole influences all adds a mysterious flavor…

4 Reasons Why Grand Turk Will Be Your Favorite Caribbean Cruise Port
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4 Reasons Why Grand Turk Will Be Your Favorite Caribbean Cruise Port

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 23, 2018

Could it be that an island less than seven miles long could be your favorite stop in the Caribbean? This little strip of land known as Grand…

10 Tips to Keep Your Weight in Check While on Vacation
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10 Tips to Keep Your Weight in Check While on Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 22, 2018

Many people come back from a cruise vacation packing a couple of extra pounds. Those mouthwatering, all-you-can-eat buffets are often the culprit. However, cruising provides many opportunities…

Would You Get a Tattoo at Sea?
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Would You Get a Tattoo at Sea?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 19, 2018

As one of the most anticipated ship launches in recent memory inches closer to fruition, Virgin Voyages is giving future passengers previews of what to expect from…

Can Traveling Improve Your Health?
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Can Traveling Improve Your Health?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 18, 2018

AARP, the most trusted name in retirement, released the results of a new survey they conducted which found that those who travel reported better emotional and physical…

Cruise Etiquette: First Impressions Matter
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Cruise Etiquette: First Impressions Matter

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 17, 2018

Cruising can’t be a more rewarding way to escape the raw winter weather. Everyone has gone on a cruise at some time. Whether cruising from the New…

Apple Co-Founder Headlines Seabourn Conversations Program
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Apple Co-Founder Headlines Seabourn Conversations Program

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 16, 2018

Luxury cruising is more than just the ports you visit and the meals you enjoy, it’s a coupling of a all the little things a cruise line…

5 Things to Consider Before Boarding Your Cruise
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5 Things to Consider Before Boarding Your Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2018

You arrive at the cruise terminal, required documents in hand. You've already sweat the small stuff and are about to embark on a magnificent journey to both…

Fort Lauderdale: Off the Beaten Path
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Fort Lauderdale: Off the Beaten Path

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 11, 2018

Whether you’re a college student looking to shake off the stresses of the semester, a retiree looking for some peace and quiet or a family looking to…

Avoid the Pitfalls of Sailing Day
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Avoid the Pitfalls of Sailing Day

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 9, 2018

Cruising is the greatest vacation experience anyone can have. Every cruise line provides a unique on board atmosphere, ranging from dining, to entertainment, to shore excursions, and…

Silversea Cruises Orders 3 New Evolution Class Ships
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Silversea Cruises Orders 3 New Evolution Class Ships

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 8, 2018

Silversea Cruises, a top name in luxury cruising, has three news ships on the way in coordination with their new parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The…

Set Sail with this Grammy Award Winner
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Set Sail with this Grammy Award Winner

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 5, 2018

For those living on a prayer until their next cruise, do we have some great news for you. Cruising giant Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will host…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 5, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 5, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 5, 2018

Celebrity Cruise Lines is moving, so now is the best time to save on a cruise for you and the family! Well, the website is moving anyway,…

2 Days in Bogota
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2 Days in Bogota

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 3, 2018

Two days is not enough to truly experience the incredible capital city of Colombia but for most people traveling to the country, Bogota is just the starting…

October Means It’s Time to #ChooseCruise
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October Means It’s Time to #ChooseCruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 2, 2018

The air is crisp, the leaves pop with color and the aroma of pumpkin spice wafts just about everywhere you go. There’s plenty of reasons to love…

Do You Love Classic Movies? This Cruise is For You!
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Do You Love Classic Movies? This Cruise is For You!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 27, 2018

Who doesn’t love classic movies like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca  or Singin’ in the Rain? As part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, Turner Classic Movies is…

Is This the Best Travel Content on TV?
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Is This the Best Travel Content on TV?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 25, 2018

Where will the world's largest leisure travel company take you next? How about Tanzania? Cambodia? Mumbai? There's no shortage of incredible places to explore thanks to new…

Cruise & Stay: The Bahamas
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Cruise & Stay: The Bahamas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 21, 2018

Do you know the difference between an ocean liner and a cruise ship? Before air travel became the preferred method of spanning the globe, getting from say…

8 Things You Can’t Miss In Aruba
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8 Things You Can’t Miss In Aruba

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2018

Aruba, fanned by cool trade winds, is an idyll that lies safely below the hurricane belt. Its climate is tropical, but not extreme. Temperatures in the 80s…

5 Tips for Backpacking the British Isles
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5 Tips for Backpacking the British Isles

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 18, 2018

Despite the name, the cultures, politics, and histories of Ireland, Scotland, and England are distinctly different from one another. Each having its own beauty, foods, drinks, people, arts,…

Dish It Up: Holland America’s Food Frontiers
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Dish It Up: Holland America’s Food Frontiers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 17, 2018

Holland America Line, once known more for staying the course rather than progressive pursuits, has quietly and impressively transformed its brand image into a far more compelling…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 14, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 14, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 14, 2018

Sometimes in life you need to put aside all your distractions and obligations and just set sail. That’s what Seabourn Cruise Lines hopes you do with their…

Island Finds: Pride of Puerto Rico
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Island Finds: Pride of Puerto Rico

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 13, 2018

When it opened in Puerto Rico in 2015, the Mall of San Juan drew patrons to more than 100 stores, including Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, and the…

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…

First Look: <i>Norwegian Encore</i> Hull Art Reveal
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First Look: Norwegian Encore Hull Art Reveal

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 12, 2018

While ships are getting bigger and more technologically advanced, there’s another trend in the cruise industry that’s making ships stand out even more. Hull art is popular…

48 Hours: Shipping Up To Boston
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48 Hours: Shipping Up To Boston

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 11, 2018

A vibrant port for over 400 years, Boston is a marriage of the past and future, a place where you can trace America’s history through its cobblestone…

Grammy-Winning DJ Headlines <i>AIDAnova</i> Naming Ceremony
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Grammy-Winning DJ Headlines AIDAnova Naming Ceremony

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 5, 2018

Guests at the naming ceremony for Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship AIDAnova on September 3 were in store for quite the party as the event featured a…

Never Lose a Bag Again
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Never Lose a Bag Again

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 5, 2018

It's too easy to have your luggage lost while on the way to your beautiful cruise port! The more flight connections, taxi rides, and buses you take,…

6 Highlights of Halifax
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6 Highlights of Halifax

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 5, 2018

Halifax, a top destination on New England/Canada cruises, offers a mix of historic and modern attractions and strong maritime traditions – it was here that Samuel Cunard…

All-Electric Vessel Named Ship of the Year
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All-Electric Vessel Named Ship of the Year

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 4, 2018

While some cruise lines are taking steps to curb the use of single-use plastic straws and upgrading their fleet to state of the art liquid natural gas…

Deal of the Week – August 31, 2018
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Deal of the Week – August 31, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 31, 2018

Celebrity Cruises is kicking off Labor Day weekend with a sale you aren’t going to want to miss. Through Wednesday, book your next quality luxury vacation—more than…

What’s New at The Bamboo Room? The Royal Zombie Signature Cocktail
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What’s New at The Bamboo Room? The Royal Zombie Signature Cocktail

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 29, 2018

When Royal Caribbean International put $120 million in upgrades into Mariner of the Seas, one of the highly anticipated new features was a laid-back Polynesian style bar…

7 Musts In Quebec City
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7 Musts In Quebec City

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 28, 2018

Shopkeepers who greet you with a “bonjour!” A hotel that reminds you of chateaux from the Loire Valley in France. Old-World style cafes and narrow cobblestone streets…

This Cruise Line is Making Detroit Great Again
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This Cruise Line is Making Detroit Great Again

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 27, 2018

Cruise passengers aboard Great Lakes Cruise Company Victory II have a whole new port to explore thanks to a new itinerary which adds Detroit, Michigan to the…

9 Delicious Ways To Launch A Cruise From Florida This Fall
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9 Delicious Ways To Launch A Cruise From Florida This Fall

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 27, 2018

Fall is for foodies in Florida. The whole state is like a big table set with bountiful feasts to tempt every palate this time of year: everything…

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 24, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 24, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 24, 2018

When it comes to holidays at sea, Halloween is definitely one of the best. Part of what makes it so great is when cruise lines plan spooky…

Do YOU download CRUISE APPS? Disney Navigator App Review
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Do YOU download CRUISE APPS? Disney Navigator App Review

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 22, 2018

Where do you get the best WIFI? Not at sea… or is that now becoming a myth? As cruise lines get more digital savvy, they are making…

11 Reasons To Sail On Holland America’s <i>Veendam</i>
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11 Reasons To Sail On Holland America’s Veendam

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2018

A classic mid-size ship – 57,092-tons with capacity for 1,350 guests – Holland America’s Veendam reminds me of playwright Channing Pollock’s definition of happiness: “a way station…

Meet the Newest Princess at Sea (VIDEO)
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Meet the Newest Princess at Sea (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 20, 2018

Fleet expansion is all part of the plan for Princess Cruises, who announced the name of their latest build scheduled to launch in 2020. Enchanted Princess, as…

Sampling Sydney’s Cocktail Culture in the CBD
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Sampling Sydney’s Cocktail Culture in the CBD

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 20, 2018

Next time your cruise ship docks in Sydney Harbour and you’d like to visit some of the city’s most unique cocktail lounges, here are three in the…

This App Helps You Plan Your Dream Wedding Cruise
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This App Helps You Plan Your Dream Wedding Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 16, 2018

When people think of romance cruising, there’s only one cruise line which comes to mind. Princess Cruises, which first burst onto the scene in the classic tv…

Find Wellness at Sea; Adventure of Your Life Cruise
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Find Wellness at Sea; Adventure of Your Life Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 15, 2018

Guests aboard Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam for the Adventure of Your Life Cruise are in for, you guessed it, the adventure of their life! Leaving Fort…

<i>Celebrity Edge</i> Adds Technology to the Stage
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Celebrity Edge Adds Technology to the Stage

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 15, 2018

What’s the number one thing cruisers want to see on board future ships? While the answer does vary, improved technology is certainly a common response. Ships built…

NOAA Predicts a Quiet End to Hurricane Season
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NOAA Predicts a Quiet End to Hurricane Season

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 14, 2018

Residents of Florida can breathe a sigh of relief after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted minimal storm activity for the rest of Atlantic hurricane season.…

$100 Million in Fleet Upgrades for Oceania Cruises
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$100 Million in Fleet Upgrades for Oceania Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 13, 2018

When the slogan is “Your World. Your Way.”, it’s easy to see why Oceania Cruises places such an emphasis on a personalized luxury cruise experience. A recently…

Tall Ship Sailing in the San Juan Islands
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Tall Ship Sailing in the San Juan Islands

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 13, 2018

An inspiration for the senses, Washington State’s pristine Salish Sea and its intriguing San Juan Islands are spectacular from the deck of the historic Schooner Zodiac. A…

Castle from Downton Abbey Extends Partnership with Viking
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Castle from Downton Abbey Extends Partnership with Viking

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 11, 2018

Fans of the show Downton Abbey are no strangers to Highclere Castle. Just 60 miles west of London, Highclere has served as the show’s setting since it…

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 10, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 10, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2018

Are you singing the back to school blues? Royal Caribbean International has a new Back to Cruise Sale that will save you big bucks on a cruise…

Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line Sets Sights on Cuba
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Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line Sets Sights on Cuba

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2018

Seabourn Cruise Line isn’t the first cruise brand operated by Carnival Cruise Line to sail to Cuba, but it very well be the most luxurious. The ultra-luxury…

Celebrating National S’mores Day on a Cruise
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Celebrating National S’mores Day on a Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2018

There’s a fine line between perfectly toasted and blazing inferno, which do you prefer? The art of s’more making varies from person to person based on taste…

Do I Need Travel Insurance?
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Do I Need Travel Insurance?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 8, 2018

Whenever you book a cruise, hotel or make any kind of vacation plans, it’s common to get asked whether or not you want to purchase travel insurance.…

Special Needs Group: Making Vacation Possible
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Special Needs Group: Making Vacation Possible

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2018

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a great vacation no matter what. Accessibility has never been easier thanks to the Special Needs Group and their commitment to…

This Cruise Line is Offering Deals for Solo Cruisers
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This Cruise Line is Offering Deals for Solo Cruisers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2018

You may need two to tango, but you only need one to cruise when you take advantage of Riviera River Cruises new focus on solo cruisers. The…

Is This the Best Cheeseburger at Sea?
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Is This the Best Cheeseburger at Sea?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2018

Landlubbers rejoice, you can know get one of the best burgers at sea without setting foot on a cruise ship! Passengers aboard Princess Cruises are no doubt…

Travel Tips: My Smartphone Ruined My Vacation
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Travel Tips: My Smartphone Ruined My Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2018

Connectivity is what the world revolves around these days. Everyone is widely accessible at any point thanks to our devices like phones and tablets, but these incredible…

Advantages of Flying Into Port Miami a Day Early
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Advantages of Flying Into Port Miami a Day Early

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2018

Miami is one of the world’s most popular cruise ports, but did you know the city has a lot more to offer those who fly in for…

Expedition Cruise Eats
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Expedition Cruise Eats

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 6, 2018

People always ask me, “What is the food like on a seventeen day expeditionary cruise?”.  Well, to be honest no one has actually asked me that, yet,…

Which Iconic British Oceanliner has a New Home in Dubai?
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Which Iconic British Oceanliner has a New Home in Dubai?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 6, 2018

There are countless luxury hotels in Dubai for a weary traveler to rest and recuperate, but it’s one of the city’s newest hotels which has the richest…

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 3, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 3, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 3, 2018

Are you ready to get out and explore? Holland America Line is encouraging everyone to set their sights on a great cruise vacation thanks to their latest…

<i>Harmony of the Seas</i> Makes Hollywood Debut
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Harmony of the Seas Makes Hollywood Debut

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 3, 2018

Cruise ships are supposed to make average Joe’s feel like celebrities, but for the cruise ship Harmony of the Seas, Hollywood called for real! The cruise ship,…

New Expedition Vessel Turns Heads in the Galapagos
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New Expedition Vessel Turns Heads in the Galapagos

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 3, 2018

As far a maiden voyages go, spending your first month at sea cruising the Galapagos Islands isn’t bad at all. The latests vessel from Peregrine Adventures, Grand…

New Survey Says Adventure Travel Popular with All Ages
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New Survey Says Adventure Travel Popular with All Ages

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 2, 2018

The latest study in the cruise and travel realm points to an interesting shift in who is looking to experience adventure-themed vacations. The Travel Leaders Group, a…

5 Best Things About Surprising Mom with a Cruise
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5 Best Things About Surprising Mom with a Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 2, 2018

In October of last year, my mother turned 60 years young. I, with the help of family and friends, surprised her with a birthday dinner at one…

MSC Meraviglia Doubles Population of Scottish Port Town
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MSC Meraviglia Doubles Population of Scottish Port Town

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 31, 2018

When MSC Cruises first launched MSC Meraviglia in September of 2016, even those at the world’s largest cruise ports marveled at her size. With a capacity of…

The Last Straw
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The Last Straw

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 31, 2018

Pollution is killing our oceans. Each year, millions of pounds of plastic and other debris are dumped in oceans across the world and the consequences are already…

Travel Tips: For a Better Vacation, Befriend the Cruise Ship Crew
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Travel Tips: For a Better Vacation, Befriend the Cruise Ship Crew

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 31, 2018

There are tons of tricks and tips for those going on a cruise for the first time to get the most out of their cruise vacation. For…

Aquatic Sensory Immersion Wows Guests
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Aquatic Sensory Immersion Wows Guests

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 30, 2018

It’s not enough to just have a state of the art polar-class expedition ship anymore. Cruise lines are doing everything possible to make their expedition experience a…

Disney Charter Cruise: Not Your Average Vacation
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Disney Charter Cruise: Not Your Average Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 28, 2018

What does a typical day on a charter cruise look like? A meet-and-greet opportunity in the morning, a Q&A session with an artist in the afternoon, a…

A Week On Board Harmony of the Seas
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A Week On Board Harmony of the Seas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 26, 2018

Everyone wants to live in perfect harmony right? For one whole week that was pretty much what we did. To date we have remained "loyal to Royal" for…

Off Season Cruising, Is It Worth It?
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Off Season Cruising, Is It Worth It?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 25, 2018

We often get asked, when is the best time to cruise? Most are shocked when I tell them that cruising off-season is one of the best vacations…

Grape Destinations: Getting Lost in Florence
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Grape Destinations: Getting Lost in Florence

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 19, 2018

Bubbles come in handy when you are fashionably late. That was a great lesson learned on a trip I recently took to Tuscany. You and your travel…

Weird Wednesday: Is That Beach Glowing?
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Weird Wednesday: Is That Beach Glowing?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 18, 2018

Does anything beat a day at the beach? The sun, the waves, the particles of sand you find wedged in strange places months later, what’s not to…

Making The Most Of Your Cruise Vacation
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Making The Most Of Your Cruise Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 16, 2018

Around 27.2 million people are expected to take a cruise vacation in 2018, with the industry showing a consistent rise in passenger numbers since 2009 (a year…

What is a Repositioning Cruise?
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What is a Repositioning Cruise?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 13, 2018

You could spend all day on a cruise ship and have a ton of fun without even leaving a port. Ships are designed to keep guests happy…

MSC Cruises Announces New Terminal at PortMiami
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MSC Cruises Announces New Terminal at PortMiami

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 12, 2018

South Florida has long been a hotbed for cruise ships and a new terminal announcement from MSC Cruises looks to continue that legacy in the future. An…

Renewal of Vows Cruise Helping Guests Feel the Love
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Renewal of Vows Cruise Helping Guests Feel the Love

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 11, 2018

Everyone seems to have advice when it comes to keeping a healthy marriage. Some say never go to bed angry, others say laughter is key. No matter…

Travel Tips: How to Choose a Good Restaurant on Vacation
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Travel Tips: How to Choose a Good Restaurant on Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2018

Traveling the world is a wonderful way to expand your mind, cultivate lasting memories and experience things you never could at home. One of the most important…

Cruising, Is it Right for Me?
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Cruising, Is it Right for Me?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 4, 2018

Cruising, what is all the hype about? My parents are in their 60’s and have cruised for many years, I’m talking donkeys’ years, whatever that is, but…

The Best Cruises and Travel Tips For Pet Lovers
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The Best Cruises and Travel Tips For Pet Lovers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2018

We all wish we could take our dogs and cats to school or work with us, but did you know you can actually bring your pets on…

Find True Paradise with a Bonaire Vacation
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Find True Paradise with a Bonaire Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2018

The best kept secret of the ABC Islands may very well be Bonaire. Many have heard of its sister islands, Aruba and Curaçao, but there’s so much…

Cruise Deal of the Week – June 29, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – June 29, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2018

The 4th of July is now a day for fans of British cruise line Cunard Line to celebrate thanks to their latest luxury cruise deal. The 4th…

Dish It Up: Premium Palates
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Dish It Up: Premium Palates

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2018

Imagine nibbling caviar, the roe and accoutrements shaped like a flower. Picture tucking into a lobster tail adorned with truffled leeks, before a Grand Marnier soufflé is…

Handheld Travel Steamer Fights Wrinkles Fast (VIDEO)
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Handheld Travel Steamer Fights Wrinkles Fast (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 22, 2018

Whether they’re in your plans, on your face or in your clothes, nobody likes wrinkles. One of the most difficult things for travelers is packing for a…

How To Eat Healthy on a Cruise Vacation
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How To Eat Healthy on a Cruise Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 18, 2018

Cruise aficionados say that one of the best parts of a cruise vacation is the 24/7 buffets. The endless, bountiful, and decadent array of dining options is enough to…

Enticed by the Flavors of Abruzzo
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Enticed by the Flavors of Abruzzo

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 14, 2018

To my throngs of ardent Porthole Cruise followers (both of you!), you know I love to expound on regional foods.  Well, it’s been two days since I…

Sophia Loren Highlights Glitzy Christening for <i>MSC Seaview</i>
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Sophia Loren Highlights Glitzy Christening for MSC Seaview

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 12, 2018

When MSC Cruises needs to bring the style, they only have one call to make. Over the weekend, they celebrated the christening of their newest ship, MSC…

Cruise Deal of the Week – June 8, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – June 8, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 8, 2018

Where else in the world can you jet ski past volcanic islands, snorkel through coral reefs then watch authentic fire dancers while enjoying a meal of fire…

La Dolce Vita Cruising: An Italian Vacation
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La Dolce Vita Cruising: An Italian Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 31, 2018

Italy. The land of pizza, Pisa and pasta.  I’m about to start my annual pilgrimage to my adopted, de facto homeland and can’t help but wonder why…

Grape Destinations: A Sherry Love Affair
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Grape Destinations: A Sherry Love Affair

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 24, 2018

It all started after parking the car under one of the orange trees in the historical city center of Jerez de la Frontera, in southwestern Spain. I’ve…

Windstar Heads North for a New Alaskan Cruise
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Windstar Heads North for a New Alaskan Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 23, 2018

For adventure-seekers and cruise enthusiasts alike, nothing beats an Alaskan cruise. A place truly wild in every sense of the word, Alaska offers a glimpse at what…

Cruise Adventures in Curacao: 6 Spots You Have to See!
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Cruise Adventures in Curacao: 6 Spots You Have to See!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 21, 2018

When I see Willemstad, Curacao on a Caribbean cruise itinerary, I’m immediately excited –the name alone acts like a hook and I invariably read on. Cruise-passenger-friendly Willemstad,…

The Great Wall and Pandas of Chengdu
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The Great Wall and Pandas of Chengdu

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 21, 2018

Few marvels of the ancient world compare in size and scale to the Great Wall of China. Spanning thousands of miles, it’s the longest man-made structure on…

Gettin’ On The Ritz
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Gettin’ On The Ritz

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 18, 2018

It’s been said that there is a cruise for everyone. But what is an upper-echelon pleasure seeker to do when you don’t want a cruise that’s for…

Forget the iPad, We’re All About the Sky Pad
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Forget the iPad, We’re All About the Sky Pad

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 16, 2018

A million-dollar makeover for Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas has guests jumping for joy, literally. The new Sky Pad, a virtual reality bungee trampoline experience, is…

Carnival Makes Splash with New Cuba Itineraries
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Carnival Makes Splash with New Cuba Itineraries

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 11, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line made a splash recently with their announcement of new Cuba itineraries for the 2019-20 cruising season. The popular cruise line plans to offer 23…

Unfriendly Skies; Here’s What Annoys Air Travelers the Most
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Unfriendly Skies; Here’s What Annoys Air Travelers the Most

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 3, 2018

Forget delays, there’s a whole lot more to complain about these days for those traveling by air. Booking giant Expedia released the results of their 2018 Airplane…

Grape Destinations: Working the Mosel Vines
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Grape Destinations: Working the Mosel Vines

Porthole Cruise - April 4, 2018

Have you ever gone to a small vineyard? Did you like their wines? I did. Over 20 years ago, I visited a small winemakers’ wine-tasting in Kröv,…

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…

Virgin Voyages Tech Breakthrough: Underwater Wi-Fi
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Virgin Voyages Tech Breakthrough: Underwater Wi-Fi

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 1, 2018

Cruise News – Apr. 1, 2018 Virgin Voyages’ founder Richard Branson has opened a new frontier of technical innovation by extending Internet service to the one place…

Princess Cruises Unveils New Features and Upgrades on Sapphire Princess
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Princess Cruises Unveils New Features and Upgrades on Sapphire Princess

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 28, 2018

Cruise News – Mar. 28, 2018 Sapphire Princess has emerged from an extensive two-week dry dock in Singapore now displaying Princess Cruises’ signature logo on her bow. The ship has also been…

<i>Carnival Paradise</i> Resumes Cruises After Extensive Makeover
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Carnival Paradise Resumes Cruises After Extensive Makeover

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 27, 2018

Carnival Paradise has returned to year-round cruise service from Port Tampa Bay following an extensive month-long dry dock that added a variety of spaces and innovations, including a water…

Country Artist Camille Rae to Perform Aboard Norwegian Bliss
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Country Artist Camille Rae to Perform Aboard Norwegian Bliss

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 26, 2018

Country singer-songwriter and recording artist, Camille Rae, has committed to a three-month residency aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship Norwegian Bliss, which is set to debut in April. Accompanied by her…

MSC Cruises Introduces Voice-Enabled Personal Assistant
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MSC Cruises Introduces Voice-Enabled Personal Assistant

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 22, 2018

MSC Cruises has revealed a brand-new feature of MSC for Me, the company’s digital innovation program. The new digital cruise personal assistant is a ground-breaking guest service,…

Portugal Fashion Week Kicks Off at Lisbon’s New Cruise Terminal
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Portugal Fashion Week Kicks Off at Lisbon’s New Cruise Terminal

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 21, 2018

The 42nd Portugal Fashion Week kicked off on March 17, 2018, at the new Lisbon Cruise Terminal in the building designed by architect Carrilho da Graça. The…

Lindblad Expeditions Names First Polar Ship <i>National Geographic Endurance</i>
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Lindblad Expeditions Names First Polar Ship National Geographic Endurance

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 19, 2018

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., a global provider of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, and Ulstein Group, Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer, celebrated the keel laying of…

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…

Royal Caribbean Plans Major CocoCay Upgrade Plus Ship Enhancements for Weekend Cruises
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Royal Caribbean Plans Major CocoCay Upgrade Plus Ship Enhancements for Weekend Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 15, 2018

Royal Caribbean International has announced a multi-BILLION-dollar investment in its destinations, ships, and experiences. From amazing new features at its private island of CocoCay to a major investment…

Is Yachting the New Cruising?
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Is Yachting the New Cruising?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 14, 2018

Last week, Porthole Cruise Magazine attended Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise industry’s largest event complete with information, networking, and news from the cruise lines themselves where we…

For Shore: To a Tee
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For Shore: To a Tee

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

By Peter Mumford A Caribbean cruise is a wonderful opportunity to visit exotic islands, meet new people, and learn about other cultures. For avid golfers, those several-hour–long…

Following Last Season’s Hurricanes… a Caribbean Comeback
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Following Last Season’s Hurricanes… a Caribbean Comeback

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

By Linda Garrison The 2017 Caribbean hurricane season was one of the worst in decades, with four major storms roaring through the region in less than a…

Dig In! <i>Celebrity Edge</i> to Feature 29 Dining Venues
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Dig In! Celebrity Edge to Feature 29 Dining Venues

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 1, 2018

Cruise News – March 1, 2018 Celebrity Cruises has announced a lineup of 29 dining venues aboard its upcoming ship, Celebrity Edge, which is set to debut…

Cunard Partners with Rocky Mountaineer to Add Alaska by Rail
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Cunard Partners with Rocky Mountaineer to Add Alaska by Rail

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 27, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 27, 2018 After recently announcing its return to Alaska in 2019, for the first time in over two decades, Cunard Line has announced a partnership with Rocky…

Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 23, 2018

Cruise Deal of the Week – Feb. 23, 2018 To celebrate Hurtigruten’s 125-year anniversary as a leader in exploration travel, the line is offering discounted cruises to…

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Reaches $2.5 Million Goal for Hurricane Relief
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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Reaches $2.5 Million Goal for Hurricane Relief

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 23, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 23, 2018 Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, announced that it has…

Three New Production Shows to Debut on Carnival Horizon
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Three New Production Shows to Debut on Carnival Horizon

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 20, 2018 For its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line’s in-house entertainment team has partnered with leading creative directors from Broadway, Los Angeles,…

Second Ship to Sail Daily to the Bahamas from Palm Beach
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Second Ship to Sail Daily to the Bahamas from Palm Beach

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 20, 2018 Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, the only line with a two-night cruise departing year-round from the Port of Palm Beach, Florida, announced…

News Briefs: Holland America’s new culinary shore excursions, and more …
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News Briefs: Holland America’s new culinary shore excursions, and more …

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2018

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 16, 2018   Holland America Line is introducing a collection of new culinary-themed shore excursions developed in partnership with FOOD &…

Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2018

Cruise Deal of the Week – Feb. 16, 2018 Small ship cruise line, Blount, is offering 20 percent off a special Fourth of July holiday cruise sailing…

Virgin Voyages Celebrates Opening South Florida Headquarters
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Virgin Voyages Celebrates Opening South Florida Headquarters

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 15, 2018

Cruise News - Feb. 15, 2018 Virgin Voyages celebrated the official opening of its land-based headquarters in Plantation, Florida (about 15 minutes west of downtown Fort Lauderdale),…

Royal Caribbean Amps Up <i>Mariner of the Seas</i> with High-Tech Features
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Royal Caribbean Amps Up Mariner of the Seas with High-Tech Features

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 13, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 13, 2018 Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas is undergoing an extensive $90 million makeover before kicking off quick Bahamas getaways from PortMiami…

Celebrate the Best of Bollywood aboard Grand Celebration
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Celebrate the Best of Bollywood aboard Grand Celebration

Porthole Cruise - February 8, 2018

Smaller cruise lines are shifting their focus to a more tailored cruising experience through theme-cruise offerings. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line launched their  first-ever Bollywood cruise experience in…

Royal Caribbean Bartender Wins Bacardi Cruise Competition
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Royal Caribbean Bartender Wins Bacardi Cruise Competition

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 7, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 7, 2018 The North American Finals of the 2018 USBG Legacy Cocktail Competition, sponsored by Bacardi, was held in Miami last night to…

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,…

A Scenic Sequel: Scenic Eclipse II to Launch in 2020
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A Scenic Sequel: Scenic Eclipse II to Launch in 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 5, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 5, 2018 A Scenic Sequel: Scenic Eclipse II to Launch in 2020 Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, having already piqued the interest of…

Cunard Partners with <i>The New Yorker</i> to Present “Cartoonists at Sea”
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Cunard Partners with The New Yorker to Present “Cartoonists at Sea”

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 31, 2018

Cruise News – Jan. 31, 2018 Cunard Line and The New Yorker magazine have partnered to offer the opportunity to explore the world of cartoons while sailing aboard the line’s flagship ocean liner, Queen Mary 2.…

Holland America Line Expands Denali Experience in Alaska
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Holland America Line Expands Denali Experience in Alaska

Porthole Cruise - January 30, 2018

Cruise News - Jan. 30, 2018 Holland America Line is expanding its Alaska Land+Sea Journeys with the addition of new guest accommodations at its Denali operation. The…

Set Sail on the First Cartoon Network Cruise Ship
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Set Sail on the First Cartoon Network Cruise Ship

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 25, 2018

Cruise News - Jan. 25, 2018 Some of the world’s most famous cartoon characters will set sail on their very own cruise ship, Cartoon Network Wave. This fully…

Cruise Control: How to Get the Best Cruise Deals! (Video)
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Cruise Control: How to Get the Best Cruise Deals! (Video)

Porthole Cruise - January 17, 2018

Every cruiser has their way of getting the best cruise deals for the least amount of money, but with more than 30 years in the industry, cruise…

Sustainability & the IMPACT of Cruise Tourism with Experiential Travel in Victoria, B.C., Canada
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Sustainability & the IMPACT of Cruise Tourism with Experiential Travel in Victoria, B.C., Canada

Christina Hunting - January 16, 2018

Experiential Travel' community involvement is no "yolk". Our support for Woodwynn Farms in Victoria has reached new heights and since we are all about travel, we just…

Cruise Wellness: The Integration Of Exploration & Fitness
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Cruise Wellness: The Integration Of Exploration & Fitness

Christina Hunting - January 13, 2018

Going to the gym! We’ve all been there. We’ve all hated it. We’ve all needed it. We’ve all listed it in our New Year’s resolutions. I candidly…

Millennial Luxury Cruising
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Millennial Luxury Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 29, 2017

Millennial Luxury Cruising Millennials are discovering the most extravagant ways to experience the world By Max Bornstein Do you desire to awake on cloud nine, throw off…

Design Time:  S.S. Joie de Vivre
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Cruise Magazine
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Design Time: S.S. Joie de Vivre

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

Bonjour S.S. Joie de Vivre Uniworld’s newest river ship design reflects the French joy of living. By Fran Golden When Toni Tollman set out to design the…

Savvy Shopper: Grand Cayman
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Savvy Shopper: Grand Cayman

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 16, 2017

How to be a savvy shopper when your ship calls on Grand Cayman By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon You’ll be tempted to spend all your time basking on Grand…

Design Time: Suites at Sea
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Cruise Magazine
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Design Time: Suites at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

Dig These Digs Feast your eyes on these amazing suites at sea. By Sherri Eisenberg For more details on the finest suites at sea, check out our…

Ship Review: Seabourn Encore
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Cruise Magazine
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Ship Review: Seabourn Encore

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2017

Encore! Encore! Seabourn’s newest deserves a big round of applause. By Heidi Sarna Singapore is no Miami or Barcelona when it comes to cruise ship traffic, so…

Cruise Ship Review: Victory I
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Cruise Ship Review: Victory I

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

V is for Victory Meet the small ship with big character: Victory I By Barry Vaudrin When it comes to small ship luxury cruising, there’s a new…

Alaska Family Adventures
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Alaska Family Adventures

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

By Felicity Long Today’s cruise lines know a thing or two about entertaining families. But if you’ve been holding off on taking the kids to Alaska for…

MSC Cruises Breaks Ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
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Cruise News
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MSC Cruises Breaks Ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 18, 2017

MSC Cruises Breaks Ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve Cruise News - Jan. 18, 2017 MSC Cruises has officially broken ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, an island south…

Just Add Land: Ultimate Italy
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Just Add Land: Ultimate Italy

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 28, 2016

Explore more on Italian shores during a luxury land tour By Judi Cuervo It is morning and I am in the Tuscan countryside, gazing through the French…

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…

Three More New Ships for American Cruise Lines
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Cruise News
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Three More New Ships for American Cruise Lines

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 10, 2016

Three More New Ships for American Cruise Lines Cruise News - Nov. 10, 2016 American Cruise Lines has announced that three new cruise ships for its fleet…

Cuba Uncovered
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Cuba Uncovered

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2016

Cuba Uncovered Porthole sent two travel writers on different cruise ships to experience this mysterious, magical destination and report back. Here’s what they found. Cultural Immersion Fathom…

Living the SeaDream
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Living the SeaDream

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 21, 2016

Living the SeaDream Get to know “the little cruise line that could By Judi Cuervo I was destined to fall in love with SeaDream Yacht Club. In…

Cruise Ship Review: Anthem of the Seas
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Cruise Ship Review: Anthem of the Seas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 11, 2015

A Cruise Ship Review of Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean’s newest addition to the fleet is a sight to behold. Anthem of the Seas can…