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Check Out Costa Cruises’ New Mediterranean Itineraries
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Check Out Costa Cruises’ New Mediterranean Itineraries

Evan Gove - April 22, 2021

In preparation for their summer cruise season, Costa Cruises has announced new Summer 2021 itineraries in the Mediterranean on four ships with sailings to Italy, France, Spain and Greece, and itineraries accessible from…

Would You Take a Mystery Cruise With Uniworld Boutique River Cruises?
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Would You Take a Mystery Cruise With Uniworld Boutique River Cruises?

Evan Gove - April 21, 2021

Would you take a vacation if you didn't know where you were going beforehand? That's exactly what Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is offering with their very first…

St. Kitts Is the Island of Limitless Possibilities
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St. Kitts Is the Island of Limitless Possibilities

Evan Gove - April 21, 2021

Attitude is everything, just ask the people of St. Kitts. In many respects this laid-back island paradise is your quintessential Caribbean island. It’s a place where beach…

AmaWaterways Announces Record Bookings in March
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AmaWaterways Announces Record Bookings in March

Evan Gove - April 20, 2021

The demand for river cruising has never been higher according to AmaWaterways. The river cruise line announced they've opened up bookings for 2023 Europe river cruise itineraries thanks…

Travelers Should Avoid the Bahamas Says CDC
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Travelers Should Avoid the Bahamas Says CDC

Evan Gove - April 20, 2021

Cruises are set to return to the Bahamas in a matter of weeks, so of course the CDC issued an upgraded warning for travel to the islands.…

From Russia With Love: Matryoshka Nesting Dolls
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From Russia With Love: Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

Stephen Grasso - April 15, 2021

Matryoshka dolls are an instantly recognizable symbol of Russia. They can take on many forms, but are always a series of wooden dolls of decreasing sizes that…

St. Thomas, Sophisticated
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St. Thomas, Sophisticated

Steve Leland - April 13, 2021

St. Thomas had a deep-rooted seafaring heritage long before I plied its waters.As a cruise director for many years, I visited the small, quaint island every Tuesday.…

Cunard’s Captain Christopher Wells Retires After 20 Years
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Cunard’s Captain Christopher Wells Retires After 20 Years

Evan Gove - April 13, 2021

After 20 years with Cunard and 30 in total with Carnival Corporation, Captain Christopher Wells is retiring and being awarded the rank of Commodore for his outstanding service.…

Holland America Line To Celebrate 25 Years at Half Moon Cay
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Holland America Line To Celebrate 25 Years at Half Moon Cay

Evan Gove - April 11, 2021

Private islands are all the rage in cruising lately, but one cruise line has been well ahead of the trend! Holland America Line announced plans to operate…

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Returning in July
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Returning in July

Evan Gove - April 9, 2021

One of Florida's most popular local cruise lines is coming back soon! Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line announced today their plans to resume operation from Port of Palm…

<i>Disney Wish</i> is One Step Closer to Completion
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Disney Wish is One Step Closer to Completion

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

The newest Disney Cruise Line ship is another step closer to completion! The cruise line celebrated a major milestone in the life of a cruise ship today with…

CDC Cruise Line Restrictions ‘Borderline Ridiculous’ says NCL CEO
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CDC Cruise Line Restrictions ‘Borderline Ridiculous’ says NCL CEO

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update to their conditional sail order last week, many thought it meant good news for the cruise…

Virgin Voyages Announces Summer Sailings in the UK
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Virgin Voyages Announces Summer Sailings in the UK

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

Just one day after cancelling their summer cruise season from Miami, Virgin Voyages is joining other cruise lines in offering select sailings from the United Kingdom for…

Virgin Voyages Cancels All Summer Sailings
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Virgin Voyages Cancels All Summer Sailings

Evan Gove - April 7, 2021

Eventually we'll write a story about Virgin Voyages that includes details about our time on board the ship, but unfortunately we're going to have to wait a…

St. Maarten Travel Restrictions You Need to Know About
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St. Maarten Travel Restrictions You Need to Know About

Evan Gove - April 7, 2021

With the news that cruise lines will begin sailing from St. Maarten in just a few months, cruisers all over America are booking their flight to the…

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Return Date
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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Return Date

Evan Gove - April 6, 2021

It's been a long time since Norwegian Cruise Line carried passengers on a cruise vacation, but we finally have a date for the company's restart. Beginning July…

The CDC’s Technical Guidance for Cruise Ships Explained
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The CDC’s Technical Guidance for Cruise Ships Explained

Evan Gove - April 5, 2021

In a classic Friday afternoon news dump, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update to their conditional sail order with a number of new…

Royal Caribbean Extends Singapore Season to October
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Royal Caribbean Extends Singapore Season to October

Evan Gove - April 1, 2021

Since Royal Caribbean International began cruising from Singapore in December of 2020, more than 50,000 cruisers have sailed safely on board. As a result, Royal Caribbean International…

Windstar Cruises’ New $500 Million Sea Submarine Initiative
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Windstar Cruises’ New $500 Million Sea Submarine Initiative

Evan Gove - April 1, 2021

You've cruised the high seas, now Windstar Cruises is aiming to give guests an exclusive look underneath the waves thanks to a new $500 million submarine initiative.…

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of <i>Odyssey of the Seas</i>
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Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Odyssey of the Seas

Evan Gove - March 31, 2021

The latest ship from Royal Caribbean International is finally here! Odyssey of the Seas was delivered to the cruise line by Meyer Werft Yard in Papenburg, Germany in a ceremony attended…

Windstar Cruises Makes Vaccines Mandatory
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Windstar Cruises Makes Vaccines Mandatory

Evan Gove - March 31, 2021

Another cruise line has made the decision to require a COVID-19 vaccine for passengers when they resume operation. Windstar Cruises made the decision based on the best health…

Porthole Cruise Passenger Association Makes Your Vacation More Affordable
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Porthole Cruise Passenger Association Makes Your Vacation More Affordable

Evan Gove - March 30, 2021

Prior to 2020, there wasn’t another travel industry in the world changing as quickly as cruising. Long gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all vacation, instead cruise…

<i>MSC Virtuosa</i> Will Debut in the United Kingdom
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MSC Virtuosa Will Debut in the United Kingdom

Evan Gove - March 29, 2021

Following along with most other cruise lines, MSC Cruises is deploying their new flagship for summer cruises along the British Isles. The ship's maiden voyage will be May…

Cunard Will Sail <i>Queen Elizabeth</i> in the UK This Summer
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Cunard Will Sail Queen Elizabeth in the UK This Summer

Evan Gove - March 29, 2021

Perhaps the most famous of all the United Kingdom's cruise lines, Cunard recently announced they would position their ship Queen Elizabeth in the United Kingdom between July and October…

Florida Governor Calls on CDC to Let Cruises Sail
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Florida Governor Calls on CDC to Let Cruises Sail

Evan Gove - March 26, 2021

At a roundtable discussion at Port Canaveral today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. called…

Disney Cruise Line Offering “Staycations” for UK Residents
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Disney Cruise Line Offering “Staycations” for UK Residents

Evan Gove - March 26, 2021

Cruise lines received some much-needed good news earlier this month when the United Kingdom announced cruise lines would be able to resume operation starting in May. UK-based…

Choose Your Cruise – March 26, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – March 26, 2021

Evan Gove - March 26, 2021

This was a wild week in the cruise industry. CLIA and the CDC went back and forth about the Conditional Sail Order and several more cruise lines…

Costa Cruises Names Mario Zanetti as New President
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Costa Cruises Names Mario Zanetti as New President

Evan Gove - March 25, 2021

When Neil Palomba departed his role with Costa Cruises last summer, he left some pretty big shoes to fill. We now know who will be filling those…

CLIA Tells CDC It’s Time to Cruise
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CLIA Tells CDC It’s Time to Cruise

Evan Gove - March 24, 2021

When it comes to cruising, nobody knows more than CLIA. The Cruise Lines International Association is the world's largest cruise industry trade association which represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity.…

Saint Lucia Prepares for Summer Cruise Tourism
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Saint Lucia Prepares for Summer Cruise Tourism

Evan Gove - March 23, 2021

For the first time in a year, the island of St. Lucia is preparing to welcome back international cruise tourism. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has jumpstarted the return…

Costa Cruises to Resume Operation in May
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Costa Cruises to Resume Operation in May

Evan Gove - March 22, 2021

Costa Cruises announced today they have a new timeline for restarting operation and we couldn't be more excited about it! The cruise line is now planning on…

U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Performs Well Despite Pandemic
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U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Performs Well Despite Pandemic

Evan Gove - March 22, 2021

U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte shared some encouraging tourism numbers about the islands compared to the rest of the Caribbean. While the region as a…

Celebrity Cruises Announces June 5th Return
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Celebrity Cruises Announces June 5th Return

Evan Gove - March 19, 2021

There's some excellent news to report from Celebrity Cruises this morning! Celebrity President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo announced this morning that the cruise line would return to…

<i>Mardi Gras</i> Déjà Vu?
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Mardi Gras Déjà Vu?

Evan Gove - March 18, 2021

Who could have possibly known that when the original Mardi Gras embarked on March 11, 1972, it and its sister-ships would revolutionize the onboard experience, propel an…

Norwegian Cruise Line Suspends Cruises Until July
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Norwegian Cruise Line Suspends Cruises Until July

Evan Gove - March 16, 2021

In a statement issued this morning, Norwegian Cruise Line announced they would be extending the suspension of operation through June 2021. They also temporarily halted bookings for…

Cruising Returned to America This Weekend
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Cruising Returned to America This Weekend

Evan Gove - March 15, 2021

For the first time in over a year, a cruise ship departed from an American port with passengers onboard. American Cruise Lines resumed service over the weekend…

Alcatraz Cruises to Resume Prison Tour Operations
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Alcatraz Cruises to Resume Prison Tour Operations

Evan Gove - March 11, 2021

For the first time in over a year, Alcatraz Cruises will resume ferry service operations to Alcatraz Island beginning March 15, 2021. Alcatraz, an island in San Francisco…

Traditional Tlingit Tastes
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Traditional Tlingit Tastes

Cele & Lynn Seldon - March 11, 2021

The Last Frontier, otherwise known as Alaska, has always maintained a certain mystique to those in the Lower 48. One of the least populated and visited states…

WATCH:<i>MSC Lirica</i> Damaged by Fire
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WATCH:MSC Lirica Damaged by Fire

Evan Gove - March 10, 2021

Anyone in and around the port of Corfu, Greece today saw something very unsettling, a cruise ship on fire. Black smoke and flames could be seen billowing…

Cruises to Resume in the UK on May 17th
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Cruises to Resume in the UK on May 17th

Evan Gove - March 9, 2021

Cruising may be sailing out of England sooner than we thought! United Kingdom Maritime Minister Robert Courts appeared in a virtual meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Maritime…

This is the World’s Longest River Cruise
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This is the World’s Longest River Cruise

Evan Gove - March 9, 2021

It's never too early to start planning for the future so if you're looking for the ultimate return to cruising, do we have a European river cruise…

Virgin Voyages Names 3rd Ship <i>Resilient Lady</i>
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Virgin Voyages Names 3rd Ship Resilient Lady

Evan Gove - March 8, 2021

Resilient is certainly a great way to describe the cruise industry and according to Virgin Voyages, it's also a great name for a ship! The new cruise…

Australia Extends International Travel Ban Until June
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Australia Extends International Travel Ban Until June

Evan Gove - March 4, 2021

Those hoping to visit the Land Down Under as their first post-pandemic vacation will have to wait a little longer. This week Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the…

MSC Cruises Will Deploy <i>MSC Seaside</i> in the Mediterranean
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MSC Cruises Will Deploy MSC Seaside in the Mediterranean

Evan Gove - March 2, 2021

Since August 2020, MSC Grandiosa has carried more than 40,000 passengers on cruises from Italy and the cruise line announced they'll be adding another ship to the region. Beginning…

Port Canaveral is Now Ready to Fuel the Cruise Ships of the Future
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Port Canaveral is Now Ready to Fuel the Cruise Ships of the Future

Evan Gove - March 1, 2021

Something very special just arrived at Port Canaveral and it's ushering in a new era of cruising! The Q-LNG 4000, a ship-to-ship articulated tug and bunker barge (ATB), made…

American Queen Steamboat Company CEO Explains Mandatory Vaccine Decision
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American Queen Steamboat Company CEO Explains Mandatory Vaccine Decision

Evan Gove - February 25, 2021

As talk in America turns from preventing COVID-19 infection to administering the COVID-19 vaccine, all eyes are on cruise lines to see what their policy will be…

Carnival Cruise Line Pauses Operation Through May 31, 2021
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Carnival Cruise Line Pauses Operation Through May 31, 2021

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

Some more not-so-great news for cruisers. Carnival Cruise Line has announced a pause in operations until June 2021. The full press release from the company including a quote…

Antigua Completes Construction on Fifth Cruise Pier
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Antigua Completes Construction on Fifth Cruise Pier

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

Just because it's been nearly a full year since cruise ships last called on the island of Antigua doesn't mean the people there haven't been preparing for…

Choose Your Cruise – February 19, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – February 19, 2021

Evan Gove - February 19, 2021

Another week, another slew of cruise line's pushing back their start date. Most are numb to the thought now when just a year ago cancelled cruises sent…

Shore Power Coming to PortMiami
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Shore Power Coming to PortMiami

Evan Gove - February 17, 2021

Newly-elected Mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava has made clear she cares deeply about the well-being of her county and perhaps it's most important industry; cruising. Today,…

Royal Caribbean Group’s “Pay it Forward” Program Now Open
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Royal Caribbean Group’s “Pay it Forward” Program Now Open

Evan Gove - February 17, 2021

The past year (year!) has been difficult for everyone involved in the cruise and travel space. Empty planes, empty cruise ships and for travel agents, empty bookings…

New Azamara Chairman Orlando Ashford Bullish on the Industry
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New Azamara Chairman Orlando Ashford Bullish on the Industry

Evan Gove - February 15, 2021

There's been plenty of cruise news lately, but one of the most significant news breaks came in January when Royal Caribbean Group announced they'd sold their small…

Virgin Voyages Gifts Cruises with Shipload of Love Campaign
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Virgin Voyages Gifts Cruises with Shipload of Love Campaign

Evan Gove - February 11, 2021

Is there someone special in your life who deserves a free cruise? After the disaster of a year that was 2020, Virgin Voyages has decided to gift…

Meet Rob, MSC Cruises’ New Robot Bartender
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Meet Rob, MSC Cruises’ New Robot Bartender

Evan Gove - February 11, 2021

When MSC Virtuosa was delivered to MSC Cruises earlier this month, company chairman  Pierfrancesco Vago hailed the ship's technological advancements, including the world’s first humanoid bartender at…

Royal Caribbean Extends Singapore Season for <i>Quantum of the Seas</I>
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Royal Caribbean Extends Singapore Season for Quantum of the Seas

Evan Gove - February 10, 2021

Ladies and gentlemen, we have good news! Royal Caribbean International today announced they will be extending Singapore season for their ship Quantum of the Seas following a successful restart…

Holland America Names <i>Rotterdam</i> Senior Staff Officers
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Holland America Names Rotterdam Senior Staff Officers

Evan Gove - February 9, 2021

We'll have to wait a few more months before Holland America Line's newest ship is delivered, but the cruise line announced the senior staff officers who will…

Suites for your Sweet This Valentine’s Day
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Suites for your Sweet This Valentine’s Day

Evan Gove - February 9, 2021

Just because you won't be able to cruise with your Valentine this February 14th doesn't mean you can't start planning for an epic experience next year! Norwegian…

Choose Your Cruise – February 5, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – February 5, 2021

Evan Gove - February 5, 2021

Oh, Canada.  By now you've probably heard that our neighbors to the North have taken extreme measures against the cruise industry, banning all cruise ships over 100…

Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until February 2022
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Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until February 2022

Evan Gove - February 4, 2021

In an effort to "monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on the marine and tourism sectors," Canada has issued two new Interim Orders…

Significant Cruise Operations Doubtful This Year Says Florida Ports Council
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Significant Cruise Operations Doubtful This Year Says Florida Ports Council

Evan Gove - February 4, 2021

As cruisers wait patiently for their chance to sail once again, a spokesperson for the Florida Ports Council has expressed doubts that the industry will see significant…

Brief Encounters in the Andes
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Brief Encounters in the Andes

Mark Orwoll - February 3, 2021

The ancient Incan warrior-priest, unmoving and in the shadows, remains unnoticed until he brandishes his long-handled battle-ax at us. My companions and I are in a cozy…

It’s Time To Go Now
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It’s Time To Go Now

Steve Leland - February 3, 2021

Would I be alone in sharing that over the past ten months of travel isolation, I’m tired of the ritualistic trip to the supermarket, the daily perusal…

Princess Cruises Bets on Growing Popularity of Sports Gambling
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Princess Cruises Bets on Growing Popularity of Sports Gambling

Evan Gove - February 2, 2021

The big game is just a week away and for NFL fans, the championship match is one of biggest gambling days of the year. In fact, the…

Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO Harry Sommer Teases New Dining Concepts
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Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO Harry Sommer Teases New Dining Concepts

Evan Gove - February 2, 2021

There's a lot to love about a cruise vacation, but at the top of the list for most people is the fabulous dining options found on today's…

New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Don’t Apply to USVI
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New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Don’t Apply to USVI

Evan Gove - February 1, 2021

Yes, we're still America. That's the message from U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte to travelers worried about the new COVID-19 restrictions put in place…

MSC Cruises Welcomes <i>Virtuosa</i> to their Fleet
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MSC Cruises Welcomes Virtuosa to their Fleet

Evan Gove - February 1, 2021

MSC Cruises' prolific run of new ships continued today as the cruise line welcomed an 18th ship to their fleet. MSC Virtuosa is billed as one of the most environmentally-conscious…

Intention is to Vaccinate Crew Says NCL’s Harry Sommer
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Intention is to Vaccinate Crew Says NCL’s Harry Sommer

Evan Gove - February 1, 2021

2020 was a long year for the cruise and travel industry, but the fact that the United States is currently administering more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines…

Carnival Cruise Line Breaks Ground on New Terminal F
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Carnival Cruise Line Breaks Ground on New Terminal F

Evan Gove - January 29, 2021

On a sunny, cool morning in Miami, cruise industry leaders, port officials and a host of local and national media joined Carnival Cruise Line for a groundbreaking…

Orlando Ashford Named Executive Chairman of Azamara
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Orlando Ashford Named Executive Chairman of Azamara

Evan Gove - January 27, 2021

It wasn't a long hiatus from the cruise industry for Orlando Ashford. The former President of Holland America Line stepped down from the company in May of…

MSC Cruises Resumes Service in the Western Mediterranean
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MSC Cruises Resumes Service in the Western Mediterranean

Evan Gove - January 25, 2021

Need something positive to help you break free from the doldrums of January? MSC Cruises has resumed operation in the Mediterranean on board their flagship MSC Grandiosa after a…

Carnival Cruise Line Releases Plans for Additional Ship Deployments
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Carnival Cruise Line Releases Plans for Additional Ship Deployments

Evan Gove - January 25, 2021

Cruise lines have made it clear throughout the pandemic that when they restart operation, it will be a phased approach. Today, Carnival Cruise Line released new details…

Cutting The Muster
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Cutting The Muster

Grant Balfour - January 21, 2021

Cruise fans have been eager for good news. And there’s a lot of hope hanging on the brand-new way many major megaships are managing the muster. The…

U.S. Virgin Islands Remind Travelers to Get Tested
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U.S. Virgin Islands Remind Travelers to Get Tested

Evan Gove - January 20, 2021

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism reminded visitors from the mainland United States that they must to use the Travel Screening Portal at usvitravelportal.com to submit the…

Norwegian Cruise Line Will Restart Operation in May
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Norwegian Cruise Line Will Restart Operation in May

Evan Gove - January 19, 2021

In a statement this morning, Norwegian Cruise Line announced they've made the difficult decision to further suspend their cruise operations through April 2021. Following in the footsteps…

Suite Secrets of the Riviera Maya
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Suite Secrets of the Riviera Maya

Steve Leland - January 18, 2021

It’s inconceivable how the vibe of two neighboring regions could be more disparate than the tequila-induced debauchery of Cancún and the upscale chic of the Riviera Maya.…

Choose Your Cruise – January 15, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – January 15, 2021

Evan Gove - January 15, 2021

It was a tough week for cruisers as more cruise lines pushed their start dates back until the Spring, but there's plenty of positivity surrounding the industry…

WATCH: <i>Costa Toscana</i> Float Out Ceremony
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WATCH: Costa Toscana Float Out Ceremony

Evan Gove - January 15, 2021

A fresh layer of snow covered the ground at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland today as Costa Cruises held a float out ceremony for their newest ship. Costa Toscana is…

Oceania Cruises Announces 180-Day World Voyage
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Oceania Cruises Announces 180-Day World Voyage

Evan Gove - January 14, 2021

In Jules Verne's epic adventure story, it takes protagonist Phileas Fogg 80 days to circumnavigate the globe. Oceania Cruises wants to take cruisers on a similarly epic…

Construction Begins on <i>Carnival Celebration</i>
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Construction Begins on Carnival Celebration

Evan Gove - January 13, 2021

One of the most important milestones in shipbuilding took place at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland today. Construction on Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Celebration is now underway for the…

Terminal V by Virgin Voyages Coming to PortMiami
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Terminal V by Virgin Voyages Coming to PortMiami

Evan Gove - January 13, 2021

On a cool, overcast day at PortMiami, a row of bright red shovels waited diligently, their blades stuck in white limestone gravel, for the ceremony to start.…

‘Pent-up Demand’ for Cruising Says CEO Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
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‘Pent-up Demand’ for Cruising Says CEO Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Evan Gove - January 12, 2021

After more than 30 years at the helm of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, it's safe to say chairman and chief executive officer Richard D. Fain is one of…

Mexico Reports a Holiday Travel Boom
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Mexico Reports a Holiday Travel Boom

Evan Gove - January 11, 2021

Most cruisers are familiar with Quintana Roo. Mexico's Eastern-most state is home to some of the most popular cruise and travel destinations in all the Caribbean, including Cozumel…

Choose Your Cruise – January 8, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – January 8, 2021

Evan Gove - January 8, 2021

Welcome to 2021! We are going to be able to cruise this year, but the vaccine rollout is going to be a major part of when that…

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause Until April
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Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause Until April

Evan Gove - January 6, 2021

UPDATE 1:51pm: Carnival Corporation sub-brands Holland America Line and Princess Cruises have also pushed back their restart date. HAL will now resume operation in April of 2021…

Atlas Ocean Voyages Teams with L’OCCITANE en Provence
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Atlas Ocean Voyages Teams with L’OCCITANE en Provence

Evan Gove - January 5, 2021

One of the world's most recognizable skin care brands is teaming with Atlas Ocean Voyages to establish Luxury SeaSpa by L'OCCITANE on board their ship World Navigator when…

AmaWaterways Announces New Wine Hosts for 2021
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AmaWaterways Announces New Wine Hosts for 2021

Evan Gove - January 5, 2021

It won't be long now until we're sipping wine on board a luxurious river cruise and to help with the anticipation, AmaWaterways has released a new list…

The Myth of the Storm Petrel
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The Myth of the Storm Petrel

Janet Groene - December 24, 2020

Poets have called them “gypsies of the sea” and “black lightning.” Some sailors see them as omens of bad luck, while ancient sailors are said to have…

Steve Leland’s 2020 Travel Recap
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Steve Leland’s 2020 Travel Recap

Steve Leland - December 21, 2020

After nine months of travel lockdown, 2020 hindsight takes on new relevance as we grapple with how things could have been done differently, but then again who…

<i>Mardi Gras</i> Delivered to Carnival Cruise Line
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Mardi Gras Delivered to Carnival Cruise Line

Evan Gove - December 18, 2020

We've been hearing about this ship for a long time, now we're another step closer to getting on board! Mardi Gras, the highly anticipated new ship from Carnival Cruise…

Choose Your Cruise – December 18, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – December 18, 2020

Evan Gove - December 18, 2020

We're smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and if you're still looking for a last-minute gift for that special someone in your life, do…

Gus Antorcha of Holland America Talks <i>Rotterdam</i>, New Excursions
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Gus Antorcha of Holland America Talks Rotterdam, New Excursions

Evan Gove - December 17, 2020

When former Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford stepped down earlier this year, Carnival Corporation decided to promote from within, naming Carnival Cruise Line COO Gus Antorcha…

Rich and Famous Eye Barbuda for Development
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Rich and Famous Eye Barbuda for Development

Evan Gove - December 16, 2020

Barbuda may very well be the most untouched island in the whole Caribbean, but if Robert De Niro and other wealthy investors have their way, the island…

Santa Takes a Ride on <i>Mardi Gras</i>‘ Roller Coaster
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Santa Takes a Ride on Mardi Gras‘ Roller Coaster

Evan Gove - December 15, 2020

Mardi Gras, the newest ship from Carnival Cruise Line, had a special guest this week as the ship prepares for delivery at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Jolly…

The <strike>Cruise</strike> Show Must Go On!
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The Cruise Show Must Go On!

Judi Cuervo - December 15, 2020

Heavy metal fans aren’t going to let a worldwide pandemic stand in the way of their fun.  With cruising at a virtual standstill, Monsters of Rock, which…

Talking Star Plus-Class Yachts with Chris Prelog of Windstar Cruises
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Talking Star Plus-Class Yachts with Chris Prelog of Windstar Cruises

Evan Gove - December 11, 2020

Have you ever seen the shows where the CEO of a major company goes undercover and spends the day working like one of the regular employees to…

Virgin Voyages Has a New Start Date
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Virgin Voyages Has a New Start Date

Evan Gove - December 9, 2020

“Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.” The Rime of the Ancient…

The Best Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Cruisers
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The Best Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Cruisers

Evan Gove - December 9, 2020

December 25th is rapidly approaching and if you’ve been procrastinating your holiday gift shopping, it’s time to get up and get going. From stocking-stuffers to gifts that…

VIDEO:<i>Emerald Azzurra</i> Float Out Ceremony
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VIDEO:Emerald Azzurra Float Out Ceremony

Evan Gove - December 8, 2020

  Is it January 2022 yet? That's how long cruisers will have to wait before they can sail on board the newest yacht from Emerald Cruises. We…

Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy on <i>Mardi Gras</i>, Dealing with Rule Breakers
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Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy on Mardi Gras, Dealing with Rule Breakers

Evan Gove - December 3, 2020

When she was first hired as Carnival Cruise Line President back in 2014, Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald called Christine Duffy “one of the most respected and…

Cruise Home to America
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Cruise Home to America

Evan Gove - December 3, 2020

There’s something beautifully consistent about a river. A living embodiment of water’s never ending journey through our ecosystems, rivers provide life in ways no other body of…

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Until March 2021
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Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Until March 2021

Evan Gove - December 2, 2020

Citing passenger safety and the current global environment as the reason, Norwegian Cruise Line announced this morning that they had cancelled all cruises through February 2021. They…

Leadership Changes at Carnival Corporation 
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Leadership Changes at Carnival Corporation 

Evan Gove - December 1, 2020

Carnival Corporation announced today that several prominent members of their leadership team would be moving to new roles within the company.  Stein Kruse, the former CEO of…

Cruising Returns to Singapore Today 
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Cruising Returns to Singapore Today 

Evan Gove - December 1, 2020

‘Twas the night before cruising and all through the ship, the team at Royal Caribbean was stirring to make it a great trip! The masks were all…

Best Face Forward
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Best Face Forward

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon - December 1, 2020

The not-so-good news is that we’ll likely be wearing facemasks for the foreseeable future. The good news: Face coverings can be fashionable! Months after we considered ourselves…

A Tale of Two Transatlantic Cruises
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A Tale of Two Transatlantic Cruises

Steve Leland - November 27, 2020

Cruising has always fueled the imagination with dreams of far-flung destinations, and 2020’s unimaginable pause in cruising has amplified those dreams tenfold. It is very likely that…

PONANT Announces Solar Eclipse Cruise
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PONANT Announces Solar Eclipse Cruise

Evan Gove - November 26, 2020

Need something to look forward to? 2021 is almost here and it's bringing with it a total solar eclipse! On December 4, 2021, the moon will fully…

Black Friday’s Best Cruise Deals
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Black Friday’s Best Cruise Deals

Evan Gove - November 25, 2020

Look, we know it's tempting to camp outside of Target starting Thursday night to be first in line for a 3-in-1 blender/juicer/food processor combo or a TV…

All Cruises Will Have a Contingency Plan, Says Carnival’s Arnold Donald
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All Cruises Will Have a Contingency Plan, Says Carnival’s Arnold Donald

Evan Gove - November 24, 2020

Throughout the entire pandemic, Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald has remained stout in his belief that cruising will be back and better than ever before. Their have…

CDC Upgrades Cruising Risk to Level 4, the Highest Possible
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CDC Upgrades Cruising Risk to Level 4, the Highest Possible

Evan Gove - November 23, 2020

On Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their travel advisory for cruise ships to level 4, meaning that there was a “very high”…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 20, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 20, 2020

Evan Gove - November 20, 2020

It's almost Thanksgiving! While some people look forward to a heaping pile of mashed potatoes and gravy, those of us savvy shoppers are looking ahead to the…

Princess Cruises Cancels All Cruises Until April
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Princess Cruises Cancels All Cruises Until April

Evan Gove - November 20, 2020

On the heels of Carnival Cruise Line cancelling all cruises until February 2021, their sister line Princess Cruises has decided to push back their restart as well.…

Carnival Cruise Line Targets February for Restart
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Carnival Cruise Line Targets February for Restart

Evan Gove - November 18, 2020

It's been an up and down week for the cruise industry. News of effective vaccines had people excited, but cruise lines aren't even close to taking on…

Buoy Band Cruising
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Buoy Band Cruising

Rebecca Wallwork - November 17, 2020

In October 2019, when the New Kids on the Block announced their 11th annual cruise —on the chartered Carnival Conquest from Miami to Half Moon Cay —…

Windstar Wants to Take You to Tahiti
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Windstar Wants to Take You to Tahiti

Evan Gove - November 17, 2020

Windstar Cruises is making the most exclusive cruise destination in the entire world more available than ever before! When the cruise line resumes operation in March 2021,…

First Look at Silversea’s <i>Silver Moon</I> Interiors
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First Look at Silversea’s Silver Moon Interiors

Evan Gove - November 16, 2020

Silversea Cruises took delivery of their brand new ship Silver Moon just a few weeks ago and to celebrate, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer Barbara Muckermann hosted a…

NCL Announces EMBARK – The Series
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NCL Announces EMBARK – The Series

Evan Gove - November 12, 2020

In preparation for a return to cruising, Norwegian Cruise Line announced a docu-series which offers a closer look at the brand and it's long-awaited cruise comeback. The…

Cruise Line Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make at Home
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Cruise Line Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make at Home

Evan Gove - November 11, 2020

In normal years, cruise lines would be preparing for a Thanksgiving Day on board full of fantastic cuisine and festive cheer! From the first appetizer to the…

A Deep Dive into Oceania Eats
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A Deep Dive into Oceania Eats

Janice Wald Henderson - November 10, 2020

Lobster pad Thai. Raw vegetable juice spiked with immune-boosting spices. Lavish dinners paired with France’s most famous bubbly. Few cruise lines hit such high, diverse culinary notes…

Pfizer Appears Close to Effective COVID-19 Vaccine
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Pfizer Appears Close to Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

Evan Gove - November 9, 2020

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech SE is showing some promising results and that's great news for the prospect of cruising again! In a study,…

Choose Your Cruise – November 6, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – November 6, 2020

Evan Gove - November 6, 2020

It's Friday! That means it's time for what we assume is the most important decision you had to make this week - choose your cruise! Now that…

A Taste Of San Miguel: Tacos and Tequila
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A Taste Of San Miguel: Tacos and Tequila

Steve Leland - November 5, 2020

I’m always hungry. Hungry for travel, knowledge, friendship and it goes without saying, food! If presented with an à la carte menu of excursions or adventures, a…

Questions Cruisers Want to Know with Seatrade’s Anne Kalosh
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Questions Cruisers Want to Know with Seatrade’s Anne Kalosh

Evan Gove - November 4, 2020

Back in October, the cruise industry came together for an event called Seatrade Cruise Virtual. The event provided a forum for cruise lines, executives, journalists and travel…

Top 5 Best Cruise Lines for Families
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Top 5 Best Cruise Lines for Families

Evan Gove - November 4, 2020

The best family vacations are the ones that bring everyone together to share new experiences and of course, have a ton of fun! Cruise lines may have…

Travel Gear & Good Stuff
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Travel Gear & Good Stuff

Evan Gove - November 3, 2020

What better way to embark upon 2021 than by preparing for actually getting out into the world? (Particularly with something that’ll help you toast to 2020’s departure.)…

Top 5 Best Ocean Ships
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Top 5 Best Ocean Ships

Evan Gove - November 2, 2020

What's the difference between a cruise ship and an amusement park these days?  One floats.  Modern cruise ships are nothing short of engineering marvels complete with water…

CDC Lifts No-Sail Order, Outlines Cruise Return
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CDC Lifts No-Sail Order, Outlines Cruise Return

Evan Gove - October 30, 2020

The CDC announced this afternoon they would let the no-sail order expire, but in it's place they've instituted a conditional sail order with plenty of hoops cruise…

France, Germany Announce New COVID Lockdowns
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France, Germany Announce New COVID Lockdowns

Evan Gove - October 29, 2020

Earlier this summer, the cruise industry saw a return to cruising in Europe as an overwhelming positive. Now, four months later, both France and Germany have announced…

<I>Costa Toscana</i> to Spend Inaugural Season in South America
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Costa Toscana to Spend Inaugural Season in South America

Evan Gove - October 28, 2020

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises has announced they will deploy Costa Favolosa and their new flagship Costa Toscana in South America for the 2021-2022 cruise season. Embarkation…

Florida Governor Wants to See Cruise Ships Sail Again
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Florida Governor Wants to See Cruise Ships Sail Again

Evan Gove - October 28, 2020

Another ally has emerged in the fight to get cruise ships sailing again, but how much impact he'll have is yet to be seen.as we enter the…

CDC Reaffirms Warning Against Nonessential Travel, Including Cruises
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CDC Reaffirms Warning Against Nonessential Travel, Including Cruises

Evan Gove - October 26, 2020

The CDC has updated a level 3 warning to avoid nonessential travel, citing cruises in particular as a known spreader of COVID-19.  The update on the CDC…

Choose Your Cruise – October 23, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – October 23, 2020

Evan Gove - October 23, 2020

Halloween is right around the corner and the scariest thing cruisers can think of is spending a full nine months on land. Knock on wood, we're at…

Porthole Cruise Exclusive: Port Everglades Prepares for Cruising’s Return
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Porthole Cruise Exclusive: Port Everglades Prepares for Cruising’s Return

Evan Gove - October 22, 2020

It’s difficult to overstate how important Port Everglades is to not just Broward County, but South Florida as a whole. Along with being South Florida’s primary seaport…

The Royal Promise
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The Royal Promise

Evan Gove - October 19, 2020

After receiving approval from the Singapore Government to restart cruising operations, Royal Caribbean International unveiled a new comprehensive prevention protocols designed to keep guests safe. They're calling…

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Announces December Return
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Announces December Return

Evan Gove - October 16, 2020

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line today announced a voluntary extension of its sailing operations until December 18, 2020. The news comes after the Centers for Disease Control and…

Enjoy the Squeeze at These Healthy Juice Hotspots
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Enjoy the Squeeze at These Healthy Juice Hotspots

Elizabeth Martinez - October 16, 2020

Perhaps the most well-known feature of cruising is the extravagant and abundant food options available all day, every day. Recently, cruise lines have been adding even more…

Costa Cruises Releases New Sustainability Report
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Costa Cruises Releases New Sustainability Report

Evan Gove - October 14, 2020

How often have you heard the phrase "Going Green" or something similar? From reducing plastic waste to fuel-efficient and hybrid vehicles, everywhere you look people are trying…

Stay Connected with Your Favorite Cruise Friends
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Stay Connected with Your Favorite Cruise Friends

Evan Gove - October 13, 2020

One of the most difficult parts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been social distancing. It’s vitally important to prevent the spread of the virus, but it’s challenging…

November Cruises Are No More
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November Cruises Are No More

Evan Gove - October 12, 2020

The writing was on the wall, we just didn't want to read it.  Carnival Cruise Line, the last holdout for cruising in November, has officially cancelled all…

Choose Your Cruise – October 9, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – October 9, 2020

Evan Gove - October 9, 2020

Did you hear the news? Royal Caribbean International got the go-ahead from the government of Singapore to resume cruise operations from the city on December 1! The…

5 Reasons to Book a Charter Yacht Instead of a Cruise
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5 Reasons to Book a Charter Yacht Instead of a Cruise

Evan Gove - October 8, 2020

Have you been dreaming about relaxing on a tropical beach with the sun shining overhead and your toes in the sand? Then this column is for you.…

This Cruise to Nowhere Leaves November 6th
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This Cruise to Nowhere Leaves November 6th

Evan Gove - October 8, 2020

One of Asia's most popular cruise lines is preparing to sail again on November 6th, but it will look a little different than the cruises we're used…

Six Ways to Spend Two Days in Dubrovnik
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Six Ways to Spend Two Days in Dubrovnik

John and Sandra Nowlan - October 5, 2020

When George Bernard Shaw first saw the ancient walled city on the Adriatic, he was smitten. “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik,” declared…

No Cruises Until December, Says Norwegian Cruise Line
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No Cruises Until December, Says Norwegian Cruise Line

Evan Gove - October 5, 2020

In a statement on their website this morning, Norwegian Cruise Line has cancelled all cruises embarking in November as well as all sailings on Norwegian Star, Norwegian Spirit,…

White House Meeting Postponed Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests
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White House Meeting Postponed Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests

Evan Gove - October 2, 2020

Earlier this week, the cruise industry had it's first piece of good news in a long time when news came down that the Centers for Disease Control…

No-Sail Order Officially Pushed to Halloween
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No-Sail Order Officially Pushed to Halloween

Evan Gove - October 1, 2020

CruiAs we reported yesterday, the rumor flying around the cruise world was that the Trump Administration, Vice President Mike Pence specifically, was planning on overruling the Centers…

Royal Caribbean Margaritas: Sabor the Taste
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Royal Caribbean Margaritas: Sabor the Taste

Evan Gove - September 30, 2020

Summer may be coming to an end, but that’s all the more reason to dust off your bartending skills and make your favorite tropical cocktail at home!…

REPORT: No-Sail Order to End October 31
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REPORT: No-Sail Order to End October 31

Evan Gove - September 30, 2020

Last night, American news website Axios reported on a meeting held in the White House Situation Room and it could be good news for cruisers. According to…

SeaDream Booking Assurance Takes Away the Uncertainty
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SeaDream Booking Assurance Takes Away the Uncertainty

Evan Gove - September 28, 2020

What’s the difference between a cruise ship and a yacht? For family-owned SeaDream Yacht Club, just about everything. Their slogan - It’s Yachting, Not Cruising - is…

A Weekend on Monhegan Island
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A Weekend on Monhegan Island

Evan Gove - September 24, 2020

When the first members of the Algonquin nation settled along the jagged coastline of Maine long ago, they spotted a lonely island sitting in the fog off…

Crystal Clean
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Crystal Clean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 23, 2020

Already renowned for luxurious accommodations and signature butler service (voted best onboard enrichment and service in our 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards), Crystal River Cruises can trumpet that…

Travel Jeopardy
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Travel Jeopardy

Steve Leland - September 22, 2020

“I’ll take 2020 Travel Potpourri for $200 Alex” Answer: In 2020 ‘’It’ brought the travel industry to a standstill. Question: What is COVID-19? “2020 Travel Potpourri for…

Healthy Sail Panel Releases 74-Point Plan
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Healthy Sail Panel Releases 74-Point Plan

Evan Gove - September 21, 2020

Happy Monday, everyone! It's a particularly special Monday for those who love reading 65-page documents outlining on board health and safety protocol upgrades. That's right! Norwegian Cruise…

Choose Your Cruise – September 18, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – September 18, 2020

Evan Gove - September 18, 2020

We've been busy for the past few weeks interviewing some of the top names in the cruise industry and travel media. Nobody is entirely sure when cruising…

The Idyllic Hawaiian Islands
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The Idyllic Hawaiian Islands

John Roberts - September 17, 2020

Hawaii is the most exotic, raw, and naturally beautiful destination in the United States.Certainly, many hot spots on the islands are routinely bustling with tourists — think…

SeaDream Yacht Club Webinar Offers Answers and Updates
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SeaDream Yacht Club Webinar Offers Answers and Updates

Judi Cuervo - September 16, 2020

Throughout my entire corporate career, nothing was more important to me than providing answers or, when definitive answers were elusive, regular updates that informed and enlightened my…

Day @ Sea: Regent’s <i>Seven Seas Splendor</i>
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Day @ Sea: Regent’s Seven Seas Splendor

Janice Wald Henderson - September 15, 2020

I lean over the teak railing, my plush robe cosseting me from the brisk and salty morning air. Cobalt water, the color of my daughter’s newborn eyes,…

Colombia to Reopen Borders on Sept 21
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Colombia to Reopen Borders on Sept 21

Evan Gove - September 15, 2020

One of the countries hardest hit by the Coronavirus is looking to reopen their borders by next week. According to Colombian Minister of Transport Angela Maria Orozco,…

Choose Your Cruise – September 11, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – September 11, 2020

Evan Gove - September 11, 2020

Today isn't a normal Friday. It's September 11.  Nearly two decades ago, America was attacked by those who see freedom and democracy as the enemy. Since that…

Expedition Cruise Cuisine: Rations Most Exquisite
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Expedition Cruise Cuisine: Rations Most Exquisite

Janice Wald Henderson - September 11, 2020

Nibble the finest caviar, then tuck into 24K gold-flecked consommé, fresh lobster in pea puree, and a towering Grand Marnier soufflé. What makes this repast so extraordinary…

Bahamas To Enter Phase 3 of Tourism Plan in October
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Bahamas To Enter Phase 3 of Tourism Plan in October

Evan Gove - September 9, 2020

Speaking to the Bahamian people in a national address on Monday, Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio D'Aguilar announced additional details of the forward-looking recovery and reopening…

Cruise Recipe: AmaWaterways’ Black Forest Cake
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Cruise Recipe: AmaWaterways’ Black Forest Cake

Evan Gove - September 9, 2020

One can hardly visit Germany without being tempted by its smorgasbord of iconic delicacies—many of which have been brought over and are now enjoyed throughout the United…

Cruising to Australia? Not Until Christmastime
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Cruising to Australia? Not Until Christmastime

Evan Gove - September 3, 2020

Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt announced today that cruise ships will continue to be barred from entering the country's waters until December 17, 2020. The ban comes…

River Cruise Bookings Are Up, Says AmaWaterways
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River Cruise Bookings Are Up, Says AmaWaterways

Evan Gove - September 2, 2020

Yesterday morning, AmaWaterways made the difficult decision to suspend operation until November for all but one ship. The river cruise company pioneered the industry return to cruising…

AmaWaterways Pauses Most River Cruises Until November
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AmaWaterways Pauses Most River Cruises Until November

Evan Gove - September 1, 2020

UPDATE: A representative from AmaWaterways has confirmed that the pause until October does NOT apply to the newly restarted AmaKristina in Europe. It DOES however, apply to…

<i>Aqua Nera</I> Introduced by Aqua Expeditions
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Aqua Nera Introduced by Aqua Expeditions

Evan Gove - August 31, 2020

How much do you really know about South America’s famed Amazon river? More than 4,000 miles long and home to an abundance of life, the river isn’t…

Silversea <i>Silver Moon</i> Completes Successful Sea Trials
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Silversea Silver Moon Completes Successful Sea Trials

Judi Cuervo - August 27, 2020

Cruise news to cheer!  Sailing suspensions.  Cancelled cruises.  Refund delays.  Scrapped ships.  Nasty comments from journalists who consider themselves qualified to slam the entire industry despite never…

Will Expedition Yachts Be the Future of Cruising?
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Will Expedition Yachts Be the Future of Cruising?

Evan Gove - August 27, 2020

One thing we’ve heard a lot of lately is that small ship cruise lines will have an easier time returning to full operation following the COVID-19 pandemic. Aqua…

Breaking: Matt Mitcham Retires from Carnival Cruise Line
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Breaking: Matt Mitcham Retires from Carnival Cruise Line

Evan Gove - August 26, 2020

In a Facebook Live video this morning, popular Carnival Cruise Director Matt Mitcham stunned the cruise world by announcing his retirement. He was set to be the…

Alaska’s Lost Cruise Season
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Alaska’s Lost Cruise Season

Evan Gove - August 25, 2020

It was gearing up to be the biggest season ever.  For years, cruise passengers have disembarked their ship in Juneau, Alaska only to hop on board one…

Not Guilty!
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Not Guilty!

Steve Leland - August 25, 2020

I’m pretty sure that we all glossed over the chapter on the rules for pandemic survival in the master plan of life. Regardless of our innocence and…

USVI Unscathed by Tropical Storm Laura
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USVI Unscathed by Tropical Storm Laura

Evan Gove - August 24, 2020

It seems like it's been forever since we had good news to report in the Caribbean, but thankfully today is the day! The U.S. Virgin Islands are…

St. Kitts and Nevis to Reopen in October, Including Cruises
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St. Kitts and Nevis to Reopen in October, Including Cruises

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

Another Caribbean nation is gearing up for a return to normalcy and it's especially good news for cruisers! The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis announced in…

Cruising with a Conscience
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Cruising with a Conscience

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 18, 2020

Silversea Cruises’ first-ever destination specific ship, Silver Origin, is one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships ever built. But while its voyages prioritize the protection of…

India Is Giving Cruise Lines a Big Discount
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India Is Giving Cruise Lines a Big Discount

Evan Gove - August 18, 2020

Earlier this month, the nation of India announced that cruise ships would once again be permitted to sail to the country beginning on October 1st. Realizing that…

Distress Without Cruise Ships, Says Jamaica’s Tourism Minister
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Distress Without Cruise Ships, Says Jamaica’s Tourism Minister

Evan Gove - August 17, 2020

Cruising has been through a lot in the past six months, but so too have the many nations who rely on tourism to keep their economies moving.…

A Positive COVID-19 Test Derailed an Alaska Cruise, But Did It Have To?
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A Positive COVID-19 Test Derailed an Alaska Cruise, But Did It Have To?

Evan Gove - August 14, 2020

The sky was falling if you listened to media outlets from all over the country.  UnCruise Adventures had only been back in action for less than a…

Choose Your Cruise – August 14, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – August 14, 2020

Evan Gove - August 14, 2020

Does it feel like summer is flying by? Pretty soon we'll start to wake up with a crisp September chill in the air and you'll know it's…

UnCruise CEO Discusses Recent COVID-19 Case and Where the Cruise Line Is Headed
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UnCruise CEO Discusses Recent COVID-19 Case and Where the Cruise Line Is Headed

Evan Gove - August 11, 2020

It’s safe to say that Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of UnCruise Adventures, loves the sea. In fact, he was just 18 years old when he received his…

AIDA Cruises to Return September 6th
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AIDA Cruises to Return September 6th

Evan Gove - August 10, 2020

The news is all positive AIDA Cruises, owned by Carnival Corporation, which hasn't sailed since March. The cruise line has announced its cruise operations will return on…

The (Mostly) Wild Allure of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
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The (Mostly) Wild Allure of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 6, 2020

With 17 cruise ships and more on the way, MSC Cruises continues to surprise and delight guests with the “European feel” on their ships, the lush spreads…

goop Deck: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Wellness Brand Sets Sail
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goop Deck: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Wellness Brand Sets Sail

Evan Gove - August 4, 2020

No one needs an actual excuse to push the reset button on personal well-being. Lifestyle brand goop, the brainchild program of celebrity Mediterranean , is joining Celebrity…

The Northern Sights of Norway
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The Northern Sights of Norway

Steve Leland - August 3, 2020

Savvy cruisers with a penchant for upscale travel will find a treasure trove of destinations to choose from in Seabourn Cruise Line’s catalogue of globetrotting itineraries. Few,…

Choose Your Cruise – July 31, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – July 31, 2020

Evan Gove - July 31, 2020

Wow did July fly by or what! Tomorrow is August 1st and we're smack dab in the middle of summertime. Today we have cruises on three brand…

Holland America Renames Their Upcoming Ship
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Holland America Renames Their Upcoming Ship

Evan Gove - July 30, 2020

Holland America Line announced today that it is changing the name of its newbuild from Ryndam to Rotterdam and designating it the new flagship of the fleet. The ship will be…

Fear of Flying Hurting Cruising, Says Mystic Cruises President
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Fear of Flying Hurting Cruising, Says Mystic Cruises President

Evan Gove - July 30, 2020

What started as a single cruise ship on the Douro Rivers has evolved into Mystic Invest, one of Portugal’s premier tourism brands thanks to company founder and…

Cunard and Seabourn for Sale? Carnival Says No
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Cunard and Seabourn for Sale? Carnival Says No

Evan Gove - July 30, 2020

Welcome to the Thursday rumor mill! Today we have some juicy rumors about Carnival Corporation brands and a spokesperson for the company calling them false. Let’s dive…

Recapping Carnival Corporation’s COVID-19 Summit
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Recapping Carnival Corporation’s COVID-19 Summit

Evan Gove - July 29, 2020

Carnival Corporation, in conjunction with the World Travel & Tourism Council, hosted a virtual summit yesterday which included a series of panels focusing on critical areas of…

WATCH: Disney Cruise Line’s <i>Tangled: The Musical</i> 
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WATCH: Disney Cruise Line’s Tangled: The Musical 

Evan Gove - July 27, 2020

Just because you can’t be on board a Disney Cruise Line ship at the moment doesn’t mean you and the whole family can’t enjoy the stellar entertainment.…

Choose Your Cruise – July 24, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – July 24, 2020

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

Cruising is back in some parts of the world, but the rest of us will have to wait a little longer until we can cruise again. Cruise…

Royal Caribbean Implements New Safety Drill 
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Royal Caribbean Implements New Safety Drill 

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

It’s the least exciting, but most necessary part of any cruise vacation; the muster drill. We’ve heard a lot about safety-first cruising lately, and it appears Royal…

Hon. Moses Kirkconnell Sees Opportunity for Cayman Islands
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Hon. Moses Kirkconnell Sees Opportunity for Cayman Islands

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

After a record-breaking number of visitors to the Cayman Islands in 2019, the islands seemed poised for a bright future. But after the COVID-19 outbreak, those working…

Norwegian Directorate of Health Unveils Guide for Safe Cruising 
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Norwegian Directorate of Health Unveils Guide for Safe Cruising 

Evan Gove - July 21, 2020

One of the first places to see a return to cruising was the coast of Norway and now we have the full details as to how it’s…

South Seas Trifecta
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South Seas Trifecta

Steve Leland - July 21, 2020

In a land far, far away — from Porthole HQ, at least — lies the down under continent of Australia, flanked on the southeast by New Zealand…

Itching to Cruise? Try a Private Yacht Charter Instead
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Itching to Cruise? Try a Private Yacht Charter Instead

Evan Gove - July 20, 2020

It could be a while before cruisers are back on board their favorite ships, so one cruise booking service decided to do something about it.  Cruise.com, a…

Royal Caribbean’s Healthy Cruise Panel, Cruise with Confidence Programs
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Royal Caribbean’s Healthy Cruise Panel, Cruise with Confidence Programs

Matt Hochberg - July 20, 2020

With most cruises on hold around the world, you might be wondering what is happening with Royal Caribbean cruises today, and what to expect going forward. Despite…

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Buying Two HAL Ships
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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Buying Two HAL Ships

Evan Gove - July 16, 2020

Like most businesses across the world, cruise lines are in an all out effort to reduce their operating costs as their usual income is no longer rolling…

It Must Be Something In The Water
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It Must Be Something In The Water

Steve Leland - July 16, 2020

CruisinSit down with anyone who has worked on a cruise ship and you will inevitably hear stories about 7 day work weeks and long hours. On the…

Meet the Man Who Calls a Cruise Ship Home
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Meet the Man Who Calls a Cruise Ship Home

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 15, 2020

Imagine waking each morning to the incandescent glow of the vibrant sun, the tranquil sound of the sea, and the fresh scent of the ocean air wafting…

Interview with Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz
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Interview with Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz

Evan Gove - July 14, 2020

He's been Carnival Corporation's chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Cunard North America. He's been a partner at a global business management company and has degrees…

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

Evan Gove - July 10, 2020

We're another step closer to sailing on board the newest ship from Princess Cruises! Enchanted Princess successfully completed her sea trials off the coast of Italy. The ship…

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

Evan Gove - July 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 7, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 6, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – July 2, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – July 2, 2020

Evan Gove - July 2, 2020

Happy Independence Day! This July 4th is going to be a little different than most years but that doesn't mean we can't have fun, celebrate our freedom,…

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

Evan Gove - June 30, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 29, 2020

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

Josh Leibowitz Named President of Seabourn
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Josh Leibowitz Named President of Seabourn

Evan Gove - June 26, 2020

Seabourn Cruise Line made a major announcement yesterday when they named Josh Leibowitz the new president of the company. Leibowitz joined Carnival Corporation in 2013 as chief strategy officer and…

Choose Your Cruise – June 26, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – June 26, 2020

Evan Gove - June 26, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 situation, we've been adamant that there's never been a better time to book a future cruise. With talk of a vaccine coming later this…

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A Healthy Scarlet Lady Heads Back to Europe

Evan Gove - June 25, 2020

It was a beautiful March morning in Miami when Virgin Voyages’ first ship Scarlet Lady slid gracefully into her berth at PortMiami. The excitement was palpable as…

“Cruising” California By Land
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“Cruising” California By Land

Steve Leland - June 25, 2020

What appeared to be a brief pause in cruising at the onset of the COVID-19 lockdown has turned into a wanderlust nightmare. For three months we’ve had…

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

Evan Gove - June 23, 2020

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

Take a Road Trip Along Maine’s Lobster Trail
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Take a Road Trip Along Maine’s Lobster Trail

Evan Gove - June 23, 2020

There’s a reason why cruise ship dining rooms are always packed on lobster tail night. The succulent crustaceans are widely considered a prized delicacy for their rich…

MSC Cruises Announces New Homeport For Two Ships
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MSC Cruises Announces New Homeport For Two Ships

Evan Gove - June 22, 2020

Fort Lauderdale-based MSC Cruises has announced that Port Canaveral will be the new homeport for two of their ships this upcoming winter. MSC Seaside will begin sailing…

American Queen Steamboat Company Partners with Uniworld
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American Queen Steamboat Company Partners with Uniworld

Evan Gove - June 22, 2020

When Uniworld Boutique River Cruises cancelled their summer itineraries due to COVID-19, many passengers were left frustrated that their upcoming cruise was no longer. Many had the…

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

Judi Cuervo - June 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 18, 2020

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

Bali Resort Looks to Entice Guests with Extended Stays
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Bali Resort Looks to Entice Guests with Extended Stays

Evan Gove - June 16, 2020

The Indonesian island of Bali takes up a spot on most bucket lists and one resort on the island is offering extended stay options for people looking…

Vacationing in Porto Back Yarda
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Vacationing in Porto Back Yarda

Steve Leland - June 16, 2020

As the return of cruising seems to be within reach, it’s time to mitigate lockdown loneliness.  My brother Nick Leland sets it up perfectly in the song…

Caribbean Icon Robert Hamaty Passes Away
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Caribbean Icon Robert Hamaty Passes Away

Evan Gove - June 15, 2020

The cruise and travel industry lost a familiar face over the weekend as Robert Hamaty, founder of the Tortuga Rum Company, passed away at the age of…

River Cruising Returning to Australia
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River Cruising Returning to Australia

Evan Gove - June 15, 2020

Australian cruise operator Captain Cook Cruises is returning their river cruise operations back to normal starting June 23rd on Australia’s Murray River. The 7-night ‘Welcome Back’ cruise…

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

Steve Leland - June 10, 2020

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

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CRUISE RECIPE: MSC Cruises’ Neapolitan Pizza

Judi Cuervo - June 8, 2020

I’m Hungry to Sail Again… When it comes to MSC’s pizza, I’m something of an expert since that’s pretty much all I consumed during the 2013 and…

TikTok & Its Travel Influencers: Where to Start Your Virtual Escape
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TikTok & Its Travel Influencers: Where to Start Your Virtual Escape

Evan Gove - June 2, 2020

If you’re over 25, maybe you first heard about TikTok about the 400th time you heard “Old Town Road.” I’m not sure I had. But then we…

Cruising: The Ultimate Thrill Ride
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Cruising: The Ultimate Thrill Ride

Jason Leppert - June 2, 2020

The amusement industry, much like the travel industry, is evolving by leaps and bounds. Cinephiles, for instance, can now enter and interact with the world of Star…

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

Evan Gove - June 1, 2020

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

CRUISE RECIPE:  P&O Cruises’ Chorizo al Vino
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CRUISE RECIPE: P&O Cruises’ Chorizo al Vino

Judi Cuervo - June 1, 2020

I’m Hungry to Sail Again… P&O Cruises, the popular Carnival-owned U.K.-based line, has delayed the launch of its massive, 5,200-passenger ship Iona and the star-studded Ionafest naming…

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

Evan Gove - May 29, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 29, 2020

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

48 Hours in Singapore
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48 Hours in Singapore

Evan Gove - May 28, 2020

Singapore is famously known as clean, green, and safe, not to mention rule-obsessed. Located just above the equator, it’s a modern and super-efficient city-state of gleaming skyscrapers,…

Hawaii Tourism: No Cruise Visitors Until Mid-2021
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Hawaii Tourism: No Cruise Visitors Until Mid-2021

Evan Gove - May 27, 2020

UPDATE May 27 1pm:  Eugene Tian, Ph.D, Economic Research Administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism responded to our inquiry regarding the…

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

Evan Gove - May 27, 2020

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

Christmas in July: Bahamas Paradise Announces Return Date
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Christmas in July: Bahamas Paradise Announces Return Date

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

People often refer to July 25th as Christmas in July and this year, cruisers can expect a pretty awesome present. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line announced in a…

Australia, Spain Extend Cruise Ship Ban 
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Australia, Spain Extend Cruise Ship Ban 

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

While American’s spent Friday warming up the grill and preparing to pay their respects to our fallen military service members for Memorial Day, Australia took an aggressive…

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

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

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

Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date
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Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date

Evan Gove - May 20, 2020

One of the foremost small ship cruise lines in the industry announced their date for return following the pause in operation due to COVID-19. Windstar Cruises will…

River Cruising to Basel, Switzerland
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River Cruising to Basel, Switzerland

Evan Gove - May 20, 2020

Basel, Switzerland, is a friendly and fascinating city located near where the borders of France, Germany and Switzerland meet. With the Rhine River flowing through the oldest part…

CRUISE RECIPE: Cunard Line Scones
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CRUISE RECIPE: Cunard Line Scones

Judi Cuervo - May 20, 2020

I’m Hungry to Sail Again! Let’s give midday lockdown a decidedly British accent with Afternoon Tea, that serene and elegant shipboard ritual that so many of us…

Best Isolation Vacations For Summer 2020
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Best Isolation Vacations For Summer 2020

Evan Gove - May 19, 2020

My husband is a germaphobe. A normal trip to a theme park requires flu shots at least two weeks in advance, a prophylactic course of Emergen-C and…

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

Evan Gove - May 18, 2020

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

CRUISE RECIPE:  Disney Cruises’ Best Cocktails!
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CRUISE RECIPE: Disney Cruises’ Best Cocktails!

Judi Cuervo - May 18, 2020

I’m Hungry THIRSTY for a Cruise! At first, I was baffled.  How on earth could Disney Cruise Line have some of the coolest cocktails at sea? And…

Floats My Boat: Love in the Wind
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Floats My Boat: Love in the Wind

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 17, 2020

Just like a couple of eager kids, we grabbed each other’s hands and carefully stepped barefoot from the soft netting of our catamaran to the smooth metal…

Choose Your Cruise – May 15, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – May 15, 2020

Evan Gove - May 15, 2020

Happy Friday! Today on choose your cruise, we've got three options from around the world and YOU get to pick your favorite! Let us know which cruise…

Bookings Boom
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Bookings Boom

Evan Gove - May 13, 2020

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

<i>MSC Grandiosa</i>: The Name Says It All
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MSC Grandiosa: The Name Says It All

Steve Leland - May 13, 2020

In today’s cruise world, being good simply isn’t good enough. So when you are given a name like “Grandiosa,” expectations run high. MSC Cruises has pulled the…

Orlando Ashford Stepping Down as President of Holland America Line 
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Orlando Ashford Stepping Down as President of Holland America Line 

Evan Gove - May 12, 2020

After six years as the President of Holland America Line, Orlando Ashford is saying goodbye to the cruise line. Ashford announced his decision in a press release…

5 Ways to Spend the Day in Ibiza
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5 Ways to Spend the Day in Ibiza

Evan Gove - May 12, 2020

The Belearic island of Ibiza, Spain also referred to as the White Isle, is a little slice of heaven situated on the Mediterranean Sea. The illustrious superclubs…

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

Evan Gove - May 11, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – May 8, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – May 8, 2020

Evan Gove - May 8, 2020

What's better than getting a great deal on something? For today's choose your cruise, we've got three of the best possible deals we could find on sailings…

Cruising to Genoa: Your Guide to a Day in Port
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Cruising to Genoa: Your Guide to a Day in Port

Evan Gove - May 7, 2020

Cruise passengers arriving into Port Genoa are gliding through waters steeped in history and mystery. Some of the world’s most notorious explorers hail from this hearty seaport…

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

Evan Gove - May 7, 2020

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

CRUISE RECIPE:  Holland America’s Bread & Butter Pudding
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CRUISE RECIPE:  Holland America’s Bread & Butter Pudding

Judi Cuervo - May 4, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again Culinarily speaking, there are a few cruise favorites that, over the years, have become classics: Norwegian’s baked potato soup, Carnival’s Melting Chocolate Cake,…

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

Evan Gove - April 30, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 29, 2020

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

CRUISE RECIPE: <i>Scenic Eclipse’s</i> Korean Braised Short Ribs
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CRUISE RECIPE: Scenic Eclipse’s Korean Braised Short Ribs

Judi Cuervo - April 28, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again In September of last year, the six-star Scenic Eclipse stopped traffic when she arrived in New York for her christening—the ceremonial bottle of…

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

Evan Gove - April 23, 2020

Citing "the continued impact of COVID 19," Cunard Line made the decision to pause their voyages further past the initial date of May 15, 2020 previously announced.…

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More People Searching for Travel Says CEO of Revelex

Evan Gove - April 22, 2020

For more than 20 years, Revelex has provided a powerful booking engine for dozens of major cruise lines. Company CEO David Goodis has his pulse on not…

CRUISE RECIPE:  Carnival’s Fruit Loops French Toast
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CRUISE RECIPE:  Carnival’s Fruit Loops French Toast

Judi Cuervo - April 22, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again No question.  We adults are going a little stir crazy during this global pandemic…but at least we have booze. Think of the little…

Happy Anniversary, HAL!
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Happy Anniversary, HAL!

Evan Gove - April 21, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 20, 2020

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

CRUISE RECIPE:  Norwegian Cruise Line Pretzel Rolls
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CRUISE RECIPE:  Norwegian Cruise Line Pretzel Rolls

Judi Cuervo - April 20, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again After this pandemic, I know I’ll never take the following things for granted:  Restaurants, movie theaters, bookstores, concerts, medical professionals, bars, hairstylists, eyebrow…

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

Evan Gove - April 15, 2020

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

The Last Man Cruising
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The Last Man Cruising

Steve Leland - April 14, 2020

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

CRUISE RECIPE:  Crystal Cruises’ Cream of Forest Mushroom Soup
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CRUISE RECIPE:  Crystal Cruises’ Cream of Forest Mushroom Soup

Judi Cuervo - April 14, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again Face it.  During this pandemic, there’s certainly not much to splurge on.  Nobody’s really thinking about redecorating, buying an expensive pair of designer…

Growing Up Cruising
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Growing Up Cruising

Jason Leppert - April 13, 2020

We’ve been asking cruising from all over the world to share their cruise stories and our readers have emailed, tweeted, commented and videotaped themselves sharing their favorite…

CRUISE RECIPE: Viking’s Pastel de Nata
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CRUISE RECIPE: Viking’s Pastel de Nata

Judi Cuervo - April 11, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again Today, I’m whipping up a sweet reminder of my glorious Viking Helgrim cruise down Portugal’s Douro River last summer.  And I have all…

Choose Your Cruise – April 10, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – April 10, 2020

Evan Gove - April 10, 2020

It's choose your cruise time! Last week we posted some of our favorite expedition cruises from companies who are really pushing the boundaries between luxury and adventure.…

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

Evan Gove - April 10, 2020

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

Hurtigruten Team Share Their Favorite Cruise Memories
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Hurtigruten Team Share Their Favorite Cruise Memories

Evan Gove - April 9, 2020

When we asked cruisers to share their favorite vacation memories and stories while we wait to cruise again, we thought we’d get a few responses. We were…

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

Evan Gove - April 8, 2020

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

Talking FOOD & Carnival Mardi Gras with Master Chef Rudi Sodamin
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Talking FOOD & Carnival Mardi Gras with Master Chef Rudi Sodamin

Evan Gove - April 7, 2020

Whether he’s sprinkling parsley on flaky filets of dover sole at Rudi’s Sel de Mer or cutting the ribbon at Carnival Kitchen on board the new Carnival…

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

Judi Cuervo - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Steve Leland - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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!

Judi Cuervo - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Dana Freeman - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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)

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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!

Steve Leland - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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!

Evan Gove - 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?

Judi Cuervo - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 15, 2019

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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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Cruise News
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$100 Million in Renovations for Norwegian Spirit

Evan Gove - 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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Cruise News
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Sky Princess Getting Rave Reviews

Evan Gove - 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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Cruise News
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Oceania Announces Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center (Video)

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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!

Judi Cuervo - 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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Cruise News
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Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu Coming in 2022

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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)

Evan Gove - 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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Cruise News
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Regent Seven Seas Upgrades Spas Fleetwide

Evan Gove - 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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Cruise News
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Andy Stuart Leaving Norwegian Cruise Line After 30 Years

Evan Gove - 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

Dana Freeman - 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
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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

Steve Leland - 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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Cruise Tips
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Why You Need to Be Cruising from Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point)

Evan Gove - 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
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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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Cruise Tips
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Fall Repositioning Cruises You Need to Book

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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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Cruise News
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Hurricane Dorian Is Here to Ruin Your Labor Day Weekend

Evan Gove - 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
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MSC Grandiosa Will Feature All New Fine Art Experiences

Evan Gove - 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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Cruise News
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O-slo Nice! (VIDEO)

Steve Leland - 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…

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What Would You Name Virgin Voyages’ New Craft Beer?

Evan Gove - 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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Cruise Magazine
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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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Cruise Magazine
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SeaDream’s Hidden Caribbean

Judi Cuervo - 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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Cruise Tips
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Where Can I Smoke on a Cruise Ship?

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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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Cruise Tips
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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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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Deal of the Day – April 26, 2019

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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)

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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
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Cruise Deal of the Week – April 19, 2019

Evan Gove - 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…

Don’t Forget This One Thing on Your Caribbean Vacation
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Don’t Forget This One Thing on Your Caribbean Vacation

Evan Gove - April 16, 2019

Mountainous islands burst forth from crystal clear water. Tropical birds whistle and caw from palm to palm. Fish dart among coral reefs teeming with life. Happy vacationers…

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

Steve Leland - 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
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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

Evan Gove - 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
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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

Evan Gove - 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
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 22, 2019

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Steve Leland - 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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Cruise News
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New Ocean Ship Caters to Solo Cruisers

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - March 10, 2019

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

Evan Gove - 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

Steve Leland - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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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Cruise Tips
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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

Evan Gove - 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

Steve Leland - 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

Steve Leland - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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)

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Steve Leland - 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!

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Steve Leland - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Steve Leland - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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?

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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

Judi Cuervo - 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

Evan Gove - 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!

Evan Gove - 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?

Evan Gove - 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

Evan Gove - 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…