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Norwegian Cruise Line Ready to Restart from Greece
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Norwegian Cruise Line Ready to Restart from Greece

Evan Gove - July 22, 2021

After well over a year, Norwegian Cruise Line is all set to return to service on board their ship Norwegian Jade! The ship is scheduled to set…

Eating It Up In Athens
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Eating It Up In Athens

Steve Leland - July 6, 2021

You all know my MO by now.  I’m in a foreign city, hungry and have a hankering for some local food. This time it’s in Athens, Greece.…

Med in the U.S.A.
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Med in the U.S.A.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2021

Western civilization found its footing in Athens, Greece, and it is in that trailblazing spirit that Philadelphia was originally nicknamed the Athens of America as it set…

AmaWaterways Partners with Ancestry on Family History Cruises
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AmaWaterways Partners with Ancestry on Family History Cruises

Evan Gove - June 25, 2021

One of the most popular river cruise lines has a new partnership which could help guests learn more about Europe, but also their family history as well!…

MSC Cruises Introduces New Luxury Brand Explora Journeys
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MSC Cruises Introduces New Luxury Brand Explora Journeys

Evan Gove - June 10, 2021

One of the fastest growing cruise lines is expanding their reaching into the luxury cruise sector and we couldn't be more excited. Explora Journeys is billed by…

AIDA Cruises To Restart <i>AIDAstella</i> in July
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AIDA Cruises To Restart AIDAstella in July

Evan Gove - June 10, 2021

AIDA Cruises has taken another step in their gradual restart of cruise operations with the announcement that their ship AIDAstella will resume sailing on July 29, 2021 from Palma de Mallorca with…

European Waterways Set to Resume Operation
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European Waterways Set to Resume Operation

Evan Gove - June 8, 2021

Luxury hotel barge cruising operator European Waterways is ready to resume operation on Europe's most famous rivers thanks to the region beginning to reopen to tourists. The…

European Union Begins Issuing Digital COVID Certificates
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European Union Begins Issuing Digital COVID Certificates

Evan Gove - June 2, 2021

Back in April, the European Union announced plans to issue Digital COVID Certificates for vaccinated travelers. The certificates, which seven EU nations began issuing today, allow for unrestricted…

Riviera River Cruises Will Sail Douro River Cruises in July
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Riviera River Cruises Will Sail Douro River Cruises in July

Evan Gove - May 26, 2021

A popular European river cruise line is getting ready to resume operation on Portugal's Douro River! Riviera River Cruises is planning to restart their ship MS Douro Elegance on…

Turkey Will Welcome Back Americans This Summer
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Turkey Will Welcome Back Americans This Summer

Evan Gove - May 25, 2021

The country of Turkey is ready for visitors to return in 2021 and they've developed a new system for keeping tourists and citizens safe. The Safe Tourism…

Lovely Le Lavandou in the French Riviera
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Lovely Le Lavandou in the French Riviera

Diane Bair Pamela Wright - May 20, 2021

Renowned American author Willa Cather was 28 years old in 1902 when she left her Midwest prairie home to travel to England and France. On this trip,…

Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces <i>Norwegian Prima</i>
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Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces Norwegian Prima

Evan Gove - May 10, 2021

The new Prima Class ships from Norwegian Cruise Line are on the way! In an announcement this morning, the cruise line released some new details about the…

Amsterdam: Connoisseurs of Cozy
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Amsterdam: Connoisseurs of Cozy

Kate Wickers - April 29, 2021

I’m sitting in Café Papeneiland in Amsterdam, when the feeling of gezelligheid hits me. It’s what this city’s bruin cafés — the Dutch answer to the pub…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Europe’s Best Christmas Markets
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Europe’s Best Christmas Markets

Evan Gove - December 23, 2020

Is there anything better than wandering through the warm glow of a European Christmas market while the smell of candied nuts and chimney cakes waft under your…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Choose Your Cruise – August 28, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – August 28, 2020

Evan Gove - August 28, 2020

Earlier this week, we profiled Holly Johnson, the President of Wings Airways & Taku Lodge in Juneau, Alaska. Holly and her staff are struggling to get by…

MSC Cruises Sets Mediterranean Start Dates
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MSC Cruises Sets Mediterranean Start Dates

Evan Gove - August 10, 2020

Just a week after announcing protocols for health and safety on board their cruise ships, MSC Cruises has a concrete start date for sailings in the Mediterranean. MSC Grandiosa and MSC…

Royal, Carnival Cancel Cruises Through October
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Royal, Carnival Cancel Cruises Through October

Evan Gove - August 5, 2020

In a move that was not unexpected, but certainly disappointing, Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International joined Norwegian Cruise Line in cancelling all cruises through the…

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…

Royal Caribbean Extends Pause Until Oct 1
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Royal Caribbean Extends Pause Until Oct 1

Evan Gove - July 17, 2020

Cruisers woke up to some not-so-great news this morning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their no-sail order, pushing the date back to October 2020.…

CDC to Cruise Lines: No Cruising Until October
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CDC to Cruise Lines: No Cruising Until October

Evan Gove - July 17, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention struck another blow to anxious cruisers who were hoping to be on board a ship for the end of summer.…

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

Evan Gove - June 3, 2020

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

The Mysterious Magic of the Venice Art Biennale
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The Mysterious Magic of the Venice Art Biennale

Evan Gove - May 12, 2020

The Venice Art Biennale is the most important contemporary art show in the world. For six months every other year, it takes over the entire city of…

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…

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…

#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…

Taking the Moscow Train with Seabourn
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Taking the Moscow Train with Seabourn

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 18, 2020

Taking the fast train to Moscow sounds like something out of a 1950s spy movie, and in many ways it felt like that too. The stops on…

The New <i>AmaMagna</i> : Embrace the Bigger and Better
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The New AmaMagna : Embrace the Bigger and Better

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 18, 2020

The lounge on AmaWaterways’ new AmaMagna comprises a large spacious area with incredibly comfortable seating areas. Each side of the lounge connects to a library, doubling a…

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.…

The Beauties and Basics of a Baltics Cruise
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The Beauties and Basics of a Baltics Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 30, 2020

Vikings, Teutonic Knights, and murderous czars ruled its capitals. Its dramatic buildings embody the finest elements of Neoclassical, Jugendstil, and Baroque styles. Few lines know the storied…

England, by Barge Lady Cruises
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England, by Barge Lady Cruises

Steve Leland - January 29, 2020

Spring and summer in the United Kingdom usher in the emergence of colorful landscapes — flush with bluebells, daffodils, tulips, and wisteria — depicting an artist’s canvas…

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…

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…

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…

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

Evan Gove - January 7, 2020

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

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…

River Cruising: <i>Crystal Mahler</i> and Me
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River Cruising: Crystal Mahler and Me

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 22, 2019

Most people would be content sitting on their king-sized bed in their 253-square-foot Deluxe Suite, watching the Danube flow by their balcony window while their personal butler…

Millennial River Cruise Simplicity of U by Uniworld
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Millennial River Cruise Simplicity of U by Uniworld

Steve Leland - November 7, 2019

Although their names — The A and The B — couldn’t be more generic, these brainchild river cruise vessels of U by Uniworld couldn’t be more robust.…

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…

8 Popular Cruises You Shouldn’t Be Booking (And 8 You Should)
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8 Popular Cruises You Shouldn’t Be Booking (And 8 You Should)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2019

Cruising is infectious. Once people get a taste of what a true cruise vacation can be like, they're always looking for the next great destination to explore.…

Cruise Deal of the Week – May 10, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – May 10, 2019

Evan Gove - May 10, 2019

What does Mom really want for Mother's Day? You could go with the traditional route of flowers and the like, or you could step it up with…

Cruise Deal of the Week – May 3, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – May 3, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 3, 2019

Who doesn't love going all in? Whether you're at the poker table or about to book yourself the cruise vacation of a lifetime, Windstar Cruises has a…

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 Ship Friendship
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Cruise Ship Friendship

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 11, 2019

  Monthly Mantra Waves of Kindness … Waves of Kindness … Waves of Kindness … “Wait! Wait! I want to give this to you!” That was the…

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…

Getting Around Europe on a Budget
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Getting Around Europe on a Budget

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 28, 2019

Taking a European river cruise is a great way to see a lot of beautiful foreign cities in a short time, while enjoying the comfort of a…

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…

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

Evan Gove - February 15, 2019

Love is in the air, so why not book a cruise with a line whose name literally means love! Ama (or amor) means love in Spanish and…

Bonjour <I>Luciole</i>, the Bistro Barge!
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Bonjour Luciole, the Bistro Barge!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 11, 2019

Driving through the rolling fields of the French countryside, I was already getting hungry. We were headed south of Paris in the direction of Auxerre, where, beneath…

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…

Luxury and Tradition on <i>Sea Cloud II</i>
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Luxury and Tradition on Sea Cloud II

Judi Cuervo - January 30, 2019

It’s nearing 10:00 p.m. and Sea Cloud II is about to depart St. Malo under a ceiling of puffy, silver clouds. Most of the ship’s 94 guests…

Into the Forest on Crystal Cruises
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Into the Forest on Crystal Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 17, 2019

I am sailing on the 106-passenger, high-design Crystal Bach on the upper Rhine River, enjoying all the luxuries you would expect of top-end line Crystal River Cruises.…

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:…

Editor-in-Chief Awards 2019
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Editor-in-Chief Awards 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 31, 2018

2019 Editor-in-Chief Awards As editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine, Bill Panoff travels a lot. So each year, he reports back on his favorite travel experiences around the…

When is the Best Time to Cruise?
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When is the Best Time to Cruise?

Evan Gove - December 26, 2018

If you’ve never thought about taking a cruise before, one of the first questions that comes to mind is usually: when is the best time to cruise?…

Cruise Ship Review: AmaWaterways <i>AmaLea</i>
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Cruise Ship Review: AmaWaterways AmaLea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 13, 2018

The charms of the cities and villages of the Danube are a joy to discover. Aboard the new AmaWaterways AmaLea, this pleasure is multiplied. This is the…

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…

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…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 16, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 16, 2018

Evan Gove - November 16, 2018

It's almost upon us. No, not a soul-crushingly cold winter with endless hours of shoveling and shivering. We're talking about Cunard's famous Black Friday and Cyber Monday…

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…

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…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 19, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 19, 2018

Evan Gove - October 19, 2018

You know if it's coming from Emerald Waterways, it's a suite deal! The famous river cruise experts have a deal running through Halloween if you're looking to…

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,…

Packing is Such Sweet Sorrow
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Packing is Such Sweet Sorrow

Judi Cuervo - September 12, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 31, 2018

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

Grape Destinations: What is Port Wine?
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Grape Destinations: What is Port Wine?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 30, 2018

Port, when used in the context of a cruise ship, usually refers to the left side of the vessel. However, when in the dining room of that…

Travel Icon Samantha Brown Named AmaMagna Godmother
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Travel Icon Samantha Brown Named AmaMagna Godmother

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2018

It may be easier to list the places famed travel icon Samantha Brown HASN’T been. The former Travel Channel personality and current host of the PBS show…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 20, 2018

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

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 17, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 17, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 17, 2018

It’s never too early to start planning for the holidays according to the river cruise experts at AmaWaterways. That’s why they’re getting in the spirit with big…

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

Evan Gove - August 7, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 2, 2018

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

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

Evan Gove - July 25, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 11, 2018

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

5 Reasons You Need to Cruise Off-Season
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5 Reasons You Need to Cruise Off-Season

Evan Gove - June 13, 2018

Off-season cruising. Some consider it an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp. Who wants to see the Caribbean in August or the Baltic Sea in October? Savvy travelers, that’s…

Weird Wednesday: In Europe, Ask for Ice
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Weird Wednesday: In Europe, Ask for Ice

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 6, 2018

Americans who hopped across the pond to celebrate the Royal Wedding a few weeks ago were in for a few days of revelry, great food and of…

Ship Review: <i>Crystal Bach</i>
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Ship Review: Crystal Bach

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 29, 2018

Gray skies hang over Germany’s Black Forest and there’s a hint of rain in the air, but I’ve stepped off the gangway of Crystal Bach into a world…

Cruise Deal of the Week – May 25, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – May 25, 2018

Evan Gove - May 25, 2018

Memorial Day savings are all around us and that means it’s a great time to find the best deals on a cruise. The Memorial Day sale from…

48 Hours: French Fix
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48 Hours: French Fix

Elizabeth Martinez - May 11, 2018

Ah, the French. They know how to live. So, when I had the opportunity to experience the Parisian life for two days after my recent river cruise,…

MSC Cruises Kicks off European Season with New Ships and Itineraries
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MSC Cruises Kicks off European Season with New Ships and Itineraries

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 1, 2018

Though the German city of Hamburg traces its roots back more than a millenium, visitors to the city in recent days saw something quite contemporary docked along…

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

Porthole Cruise - April 4, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 28, 2018

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

Before Your River Cruise, Explore Budapest
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Before Your River Cruise, Explore Budapest

Porthole Cruise - March 7, 2018

Ranked by Forbes as Europe’s seventh-most idyllic place to live, Budapest is easily one of Eastern Europe’s most interesting cities. As Hungary’s capital and most populous city,…

Five Ways to Discover Hidden Hamburg
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Five Ways to Discover Hidden Hamburg

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

48 Hours By James Lida As Germany’s second largest city, the Hanseatic crown jewel of Hamburg never takes itself too seriously, but displays its passion with more…

Teen Scene | How 14-year-old twin boys fared on a river cruise with the ’rents
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Teen Scene | How 14-year-old twin boys fared on a river cruise with the ’rents

Porthole Cruise - February 27, 2018

By Heidi Sarna Let’s face it. Most teenagers aren’t dying to go on a river cruise. But this mom of teen sons likes small-ship cruising and I’m…

How to Get the Most Out of Your European Wine Cruise
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How to Get the Most Out of Your European Wine Cruise

Porthole Cruise - February 1, 2018

For wine lovers, there’s nothing as exciting as a European river cruise combined with wine tasting, wine education, and of course, gourmet food. Tasting wine in the…

Porto Highlights
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Porto Highlights

Dana Freeman - January 24, 2018

Porthole's 5 Faves It’s hard to believe I almost missed visiting Porto the first time. During a recent Windstar cruise, I sailed from Dublin to Lisbon on…

5 Fave Theme Cruises for 2018
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5 Fave Theme Cruises for 2018

Porthole Cruise - January 23, 2018

Porthole’s Five Faves Cruise fans are fans, first and foremost — and every fan’s got a theme cruise to make ‘em go “Oh, man!” It doesn’t matter…

The Best Trains for Cruisers
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The Best Trains for Cruisers

Steve Leland - January 20, 2018

I’m of the belief that you can never get enough of a good thing. So, when a fantastic 7-day cruise just isn’t enough to fill those precious…

Design Time: Hull Art
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Design Time: Hull Art

Jason Leppert - October 27, 2017

Massive cruise ship hull art provides character and recognizability when pulling into port By Jason Leppert A simple whitewashed hull has long been a classic choice for…

Cruise Deals of the Week – Feb. 17, 2017
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Cruise Deals of the Week – Feb. 17, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 17, 2017

Cruise Deals of the Week – Feb. 17, 2017 DEAL 1: Expedition line Hurtigruten is offering deals on their coastal itineraries, including $250 off per person plus…

Cruise Deals of the Week – Jan. 13, 2017
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Cruise Deals of the Week – Jan. 13, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 13, 2017

DEAL 1: Asian river operator Pandaw Expeditions is offering discounts from 10 to 25 percent – as well as no single-cabin supplements – on voyages exploring Burma,…

Five Faves: Cruises That Give Back
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Five Faves: Cruises That Give Back

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 23, 2016

Five Favorite Cruises That Give Back Making the world a better place, one vacation at a time This holiday season, the most heartwarming gift for a cruise…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 28, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 28, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 28, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Oct. 28, 2016 This week, AIDA Cruises’ AIDAluna served as a floating fashion runway in New York City. Supermodel Jessican Minh Anh…

Like a Local: Budapest
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Like a Local: Budapest

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2016

Bring on Budapest Close the guidebooks and let a local lead the way. By Jennifer Walker When I was 8, my Hungarian mother decided to move us…

Carnival Cruise Line to Set Sail for China in 2017 | Cruise News – Oct. 13, 2015
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Carnival Cruise Line to Set Sail for China in 2017 | Cruise News – Oct. 13, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 13, 2015

Carnival Cruise Line to Set Sail for China in 2017 Cruise News - Oct. 13, 2015 Carnival Cruise Line is the latest cruise line to announce that…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – July 31, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – July 31, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 31, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs July 31, 2015   Marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey will be debuting his artwork on one of his largest canvases to date, Norwegian…

Four New Ships on the Horizon for Carnival Corporation | Cruise News – June 15, 2015
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Cruise News
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Four New Ships on the Horizon for Carnival Corporation | Cruise News – June 15, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 15, 2015

Four New Ships on the Horizon for Carnival Corporation Cruise News - June 15, 2015 Carnival Corporation has signed a multibillion-dollar contract with Meyer Werft to build four…

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

Fran Golden - April 16, 2014

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

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Norwegian Epic Heading to Europe Full-Time

Fran Golden - January 13, 2014

With a bunch of innovative features including a complex of cabins for solo travelers and Blue Man Group performing on board, Norwegian Epic made a big splash when it debuted in 2010.…

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Downton Abbey Is Back. Book River Cruises Now.

Fran Golden - January 8, 2014

Vidéo de découverte "Bordeaux River Cruise" from Antoine Favre on Vimeo. The most successful river cruise promotion by far has been Viking Cruises’ national sponsorship of PBS' Masterpiece, featuring Downton…