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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2019

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 17, 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…

<i>Viking Helgrim</i>‘s Rivers of Gold
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Viking Helgrim‘s Rivers of Gold

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 20, 2019

The Monthly Mantra The Dazzling Douro … The Dazzling Douro … The Dazzling Douro [caption id="attachment_48927" align="alignleft" width="225"] Viking Helgrim's captain welcomes cruisers to the Douro River.…

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…

Ship Review: Celestial Sailing on <i>Viking Orion</i>
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Ship Review: Celestial Sailing on Viking Orion

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 2, 2019

It's a special feeling to rise from a sound sleep, slide open the door and breathe the fresh morning air from your cruise ship balcony. Gazing out…

Fort Lauderdale Knows Brunch
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Fort Lauderdale Knows Brunch

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 28, 2019

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

Pre-/Post-Cruise: 48 Hours in Anchorage
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Pre-/Post-Cruise: 48 Hours in Anchorage

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 20, 2019

I never realized how truly unique my home city was until I began to travel. Growing up, it was normal to reroute my way to school due…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 18, 2019

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

The Best Street Eats in Kolkata
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The Best Street Eats in Kolkata

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 12, 2019

The gritty metropolis of Kolkata, India, displays a raucous, kinetic image framed by the Ganges River, a navigational artery directly connected to the country’s heart and soul. …

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…

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…

Your Guide to the Best Hawker Center Food in Singapore
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Your Guide to the Best Hawker Center Food in Singapore

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 7, 2019

When you’re in Singapore, it’s almost impossible to get by without eating at a hawker. Right now you’re probably asking yourself: what is a hawker? A hawker, sometimes…

Island Shore Excursions For Your Tastebuds
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Island Shore Excursions For Your Tastebuds

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 24, 2019

If you’ve cruised with Holland America Line, you may be familiar with their FOOD & WINE shore excursions. Teaming up with the famed magazine of the same…

The Weight After
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The Weight After

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 10, 2019

The Monthly Mantra A Holiday Miracle! ... A Holiday Miracle! ... A Holiday Miracle! Dover sole: delicate and moist in a sauce of butter, garlic and wine.…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 9, 2019

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

Princess Cruises Debuts New Wine List
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Princess Cruises Debuts New Wine List

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 3, 2019

One of the most important factors people consider when booking their cruise vacation is the food and drink offerings on board the ship. From a main dining…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 1, 2019

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

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…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 19, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 26, 2018

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

Dish It Up: Season’s Eatings
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Dish It Up: Season’s Eatings

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 22, 2018

Stroll from deck to deck aboard any cruise ship during the holidays, and the wafting aromas are enough to knock your blinking-lights Santa socks off. Fresh-baked Christmas…

Food To Thai Me Over
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Food To Thai Me Over

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 15, 2018

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

Best Cruise Foods for an Energy Boost
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Best Cruise Foods for an Energy Boost

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2018

Food. It fuels our bodies to perform daily activities. Since cruise vacations are fun-packed with activities, both onboard and in destinations, you may need an energy boost…

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…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2018

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

5 Foods You Have to Try in the Bahamas
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5 Foods You Have to Try in the Bahamas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 19, 2018

Going to the Bahamas has more benefits than you can count. Everyone loves the culture, non-stop sunlight, beautiful beaches, excursions, and food. This destination is known for…

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…

Packing is Such Sweet Sorrow
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Packing is Such Sweet Sorrow

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 12, 2018

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

Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Bliss
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Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Bliss

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 10, 2018

Bliss it is! Majestic Alaska! A land of infinite beauty, magnificent wildlife, fascinating history … and weather so changeable that the smart traveler will pack everything from…

Feel the Mojo: a Guide to Cuban Food
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Feel the Mojo: a Guide to Cuban Food

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 6, 2018

Any cultural anthropologist worth their salt knows that to truly immerse yourself in another society, you have to break bread. For Miami's Cuban community, a meal is…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 29, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 27, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2018

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

Expedition Cruise Eats
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Expedition Cruise Eats

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 6, 2018

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

Grape Destinations: Wine and Your Health
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Grape Destinations: Wine and Your Health

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 2, 2018

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but so too can a glass of Argentinian Pinot Noir, bold and fruity to the nose and complex on…

Reliving the Nevis Mango & Food Festival
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Reliving the Nevis Mango & Food Festival

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 1, 2018

When Spanish explorers first brought mangoes to the island of Nevis in the West Indies, the fruit took to the temperate climate and rich soil like a…

Tips for Making Your Cruising Day a Breeze
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Tips for Making Your Cruising Day a Breeze

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 31, 2018

It’s finally here! The day you leave on a cruise is full of fun and excitement, but if you’ve never cruised before, there are a few things…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 31, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 19, 2018

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

48 Hours In: One Dam Fine Town
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48 Hours In: One Dam Fine Town

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 18, 2018

Amsterdam has always been a seafaring town. It started a thousand years ago as a fishing village on a narrow dammed strip of land surrounded by water…

Get in the Spirit With Celebrity Cruises’ Norway-Themed Cocktail
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Get in the Spirit With Celebrity Cruises’ Norway-Themed Cocktail

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 17, 2018

Cruisers sail for a number of different reasons. Some want to get away from the stresses of daily life during what little vacation they get every year.…

Nice Rice: The Many Flavors of Indonesian Cuisine
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Nice Rice: The Many Flavors of Indonesian Cuisine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 14, 2018

Indonesian cuisine has always been one of my favorites since my first exposure to it on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.  Why Curaçao you ask....(You did ask…

Cruise Connection: Peruvian Perfection
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Cruise Connection: Peruvian Perfection

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 13, 2018

Under normal circumstances, one would be hard pressed to find any commonality between intrepid exploration of the Amazon, luxury cruising, and culinary creativity. Then again, cruising with…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2018

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

The Enchantment of Puerto Rico
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The Enchantment of Puerto Rico

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2018

Puerto Rico is a one of a kind destination, the ideal place to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Characterized by its epic mountains, serene beaches, majestic…

Grape Destinations: Rosé Wine by the Pool
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Grape Destinations: Rosé Wine by the Pool

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 5, 2018

The perfect weekend came just in time for a break. Sounds familiar? Of course it does, specially when you have a place near the sea in mind.…

Mmm Mmm <i>Marina</i>!
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Mmm Mmm Marina!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 5, 2018

As a first-time visitor to French Polynesia aboard the 1,258-passenger Oceania Marina, I must admit that culinary pursuits were the last thing on my mind. I’d found…

TRAVEL TIPS: Shanghai – Explore the Unique History of Asia’s Busiest Port
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TRAVEL TIPS: Shanghai – Explore the Unique History of Asia’s Busiest Port

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2018

In 2016 Shanghai’s international port saw nearly 3 million passengers. Not only is it China’s largest city, it is an amazing travel destination, boasting impressive architecture, delicious…

Grape Destinations: Seize the Wine!
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Grape Destinations: Seize the Wine!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2018

There is a quaint wine bar and restaurant called Carpe Diem in downtown Napa Valley. It serves ostrich burgers and house made burrata that makes me salivate…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 14, 2018

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

Anthony Bourdain: Great Minds Don’t Go Down So Easy
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Anthony Bourdain: Great Minds Don’t Go Down So Easy

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 8, 2018

See you Captain Crunch! I wrote that down as a comment on social media today. I feel sad, but relief for Anthony Bourdain, a man with a…

Exploring <i>Carnival Horizon</i>
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Exploring Carnival Horizon

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 7, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Just a Tease … Just a Tease … Just a Tease … It’s not possible to do everything there is to do aboard Carnival…

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…

Dish It Up: The Sky’s the Limit on Viking Ocean
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Dish It Up: The Sky’s the Limit on Viking Ocean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 25, 2018

Viking Ocean Cruises hit a culinary home run in the 930-passenger Viking Sky, which, like her sisters, matches the gastronomic finesse of higher-priced luxury cruise competitors. The…

Made In China Part Three: Real Chinese Takeaway
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Made In China Part Three: Real Chinese Takeaway

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 22, 2018

The popular fall back response to the ‘what’s for dinner’ query is the ubiquitous “How about some Chinese?”.  How can such a non-American food staple become so…

48 Hours: French Fix
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48 Hours: French Fix

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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,…

TRAVEL TIPS: Don’t Take a Vacation From Exercise
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TRAVEL TIPS: Don’t Take a Vacation From Exercise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 9, 2018

Everyone who works out enjoys a cheat day every now and then, but when you’re on a cruise ship vacation, cheat day tends to turn into cheat…

A New Menu Headlines Costa’s 70th Anniversary Celebration
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A New Menu Headlines Costa’s 70th Anniversary Celebration

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 4, 2018

Eat well. That’s the goal for future passengers aboard Costa Cruises. In honor of their 70th year cruising the world, Costa Cruises announced a new, fleetwide menu…

Next Stop Flavortown: Guy Fieri Teams With Carnival Cruise Line
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Next Stop Flavortown: Guy Fieri Teams With Carnival Cruise Line

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 2, 2018

There’s a new port of call aboard Carnival Horizon and it has everyone’s mouth watering. Okay, fine. Flavortown isn’t a real place, but that’s no matter for…

5 Dining Options to Try on Your Next Cruise
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5 Dining Options to Try on Your Next Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 2, 2018

A great vacation captivates all the senses; touch, sight, sound, smell, and of course, taste. After a fun-filled day enjoying activities aboard the ship or exploring a…

Grape Destinations: Growing Your Own Home Vegetable Garden & Pairing Your Meals with Great Napa Valley Wines
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Grape Destinations: Growing Your Own Home Vegetable Garden & Pairing Your Meals with Great Napa Valley Wines

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2018

Living in the Napa Valley, we’re blessed with a very moderate, almost Mediterranean climate, from average winter highs of 60 degrees to lows of 40, and in…

In Brief: Costa’s New Look, Ritz-Carlton itineraries, and more….
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In Brief: Costa’s New Look, Ritz-Carlton itineraries, and more….

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 13, 2018

Cruise News – Apr. 13, 2018 To mark the line’s 70th anniversary, Costa Cruises is introducing new livery – in the form of a stylized Italian flag…

Why Cruise? A Guide for the First-Time Cruiser
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Why Cruise? A Guide for the First-Time Cruiser

Porthole Cruise - April 9, 2018

There’s something exciting about a cruise. The  movies of the 1930s, showing Henry Fonda dressing up for dinner in a fancy tuxedo and being formally seated at…

In Brief: <i>Horizon</i> Delivered, Baseball Team-Up, and more…
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In Brief: Horizon Delivered, Baseball Team-Up, and more…

Porthole Cruise - March 30, 2018

Mar. 30, 2018 In a traditional maritime ceremony at Fincantieri shipyard, Carnival Cruise Line officially took delivery of Carnival Horizon this week. The 3,954-passenger vessel is the…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 26, 2018

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

In Brief: Michelin-starred meals on MSC, and more….
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In Brief: Michelin-starred meals on MSC, and more….

Porthole Cruise - March 23, 2018

Mar. 23, 2018 MSC Cruises has partnered with Michelin-starred Spanish chef Ramón Freixa. From this April, Chef Freixa will introduce exceptional main dishes and tapas across the…

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,…

Sushi Master Welcomed to Holland America Line’s Culinary Council
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Sushi Master Welcomed to Holland America Line’s Culinary Council

Porthole Cruise - March 5, 2018

Cruise News - Mar. 5, 2018 Andy Matsuda, who brought Osaka’s sushi tradition to Los Angeles, has been invited to join Holland America Line’s esteemed Culinary Council,…

In Brief: Ultra-modern riverboats, Disney destinations, and more….
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In Brief: Ultra-modern riverboats, Disney destinations, and more….

Porthole Cruise - March 2, 2018

News Briefs - Mar. 2, 2018 American Cruise Lines has begun construction on the sister ship to their “modern riverboat” American Song, which will make its inaugural…

Cruise Control  | Top 10 Cruise Tips For First-Time Cruisers (Video)
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Cruise Control | Top 10 Cruise Tips For First-Time Cruisers (Video)

Porthole Cruise - March 2, 2018

We asked our network of half-a-million cruise enthusiasts what they wish they knew before taking their first cruise, and the polls are in! Here are the top…

Perfect Pairings: Windstar Cruises serves sophisticated tastes
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Perfect Pairings: Windstar Cruises serves sophisticated tastes

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

By Janice Wald Henderson Ah, Windstar Cruises. Who doesn’t love a line so passionate about its cuisine? As Windstar Cruises zeros in even further on upping its…

An Introduction to Abruzzo
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An Introduction to Abruzzo

Porthole Cruise - February 19, 2018

Abruzzo, Italy Travel Guide The inevitable question is "where is that?" Followed by the predictable "is it near Tuscany ?" Once the Google Map imagery is set into…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2018

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

News Briefs – <i>Seven Seas Mariner’</i>s amazing upgrade, and more….
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News Briefs – Seven Seas Mariner’s amazing upgrade, and more….

Porthole Cruise - February 9, 2018

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Feb. 9, 2018 Seven Seas Mariner is undergoing a major upgrade before returning to Alaska. The world’s first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship…

News Briefs – Cousteau in the Amazon and more….
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News Briefs – Cousteau in the Amazon and more….

Porthole Cruise - February 2, 2018

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 2, 2018 Luxury river operator Aqua Expeditions has announced a series of theme cruises on the Amazon and Mekong rivers for…

News Briefs – P&O Cruises builds largest British ship, SuperStar Gemini becomes floating hotel….
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News Briefs – P&O Cruises builds largest British ship, SuperStar Gemini becomes floating hotel….

Porthole Cruise - January 26, 2018

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Jan. 26, 2018 P&O Cruises has contracted for a new “green-cruising” ship which, on completion, will be the largest cruise ship built…

Porto Highlights
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Porto Highlights

Porthole Cruise - 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…

Cruise Control: Top 4 Reasons to Honeymoon on a Cruise
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Cruise Control: Top 4 Reasons to Honeymoon on a Cruise

Porthole Cruise - January 24, 2018

Picking the perfect vacation to follow the perfect wedding can become just as stressful as picking where to seat your rambunctious second cousin at the reception, but…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 19, 2018
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 19, 2018

Porthole Cruise - January 19, 2018

Holland America Line has added Seattle-based master chef Ethan Stowell to its award-winning Culinary Council, working with five other world-renowned chefs to enhance menus and bring a…

Food Meets Art: Holland America’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin Releases Photo Book
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Food Meets Art: Holland America’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin Releases Photo Book

Porthole Cruise - January 12, 2018

Cruise News - Jan. 12, 2018 Already the author of several cookbooks, Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin has released Food Faces, a visual tour de…

Four New Craft Beers to Debut on <i>Carnival Horizon</i>
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Four New Craft Beers to Debut on Carnival Horizon

Porthole Cruise - January 12, 2018

Cruise News - Jan. 11, 2018 Carnival Cruise Line has announced the names of the four craft beers that will be brewed aboard the new Carnival Horizon, which is…

<i>Seabourn Sojourn</i> Adds Signature Restaurant and Mindful Living Program
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Seabourn Sojourn Adds Signature Restaurant and Mindful Living Program

Porthole Cruise - January 12, 2018

Cruise News - Jan. 12, 2018 Luxury cruise line Seabourn has announced major enhancements aboard Seabourn Sojourn, including the addition of the line's new signature restaurant, The Grill…

Dish It Up: Crystal Esprit
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Dish It Up: Crystal Esprit

Porthole Cruise - December 29, 2017

Delicious dining at Crystal Esprit’s Yacht Club Restaurant By Janice Wald Henderson Have you ever dreamed of a chef cooking exclusively for you on a private yacht?…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 8, 2017
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 8, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Dec. 8, 2017 Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam celebrated her coin ceremony this week. President’s Club member Anne Marie Bartels, the ship’s…

Carnival Revamps Menus, Reintroduces Baked Alaska
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Carnival Revamps Menus, Reintroduces Baked Alaska

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 30, 2017

Carnival Revamps Specialty Dining and Breakfast Menus Plus Reintroduces Baked Alaska Cruise News - Nov. 30, 2017 As part of its ongoing effort to keep its culinary…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 24, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 24, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 24, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 24, 2017 Tall-ship operator Star Clippers is offering round-trip sailings to Monaco for the other famous race, the Historic Grand Prix,…

Dish It Up: Thomas Keller, Seabourn
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Dish It Up: Thomas Keller, Seabourn

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

Thomas Keller Dishes It Up for Seabourn By Janice Wald Henderson When I met Thomas Keller back in 1991, he was a New York transplant and the…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 20, 2017
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 20, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Oct. 20, 2017 Foodies are flocking to Princess Cruises for the line’s third annual Culinary Cruise Series, featuring Miami-based chefs Brad Kilgore…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 13, 2017
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 13, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Oct. 13, 2017 Guy Fieri, whose burger joints are already big hits on 19 Carnival Cruise Line ships, is opening something different…

Carnival Elation Gets Extensive Makeover
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Carnival Elation Gets Extensive Makeover

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 5, 2017

Carnival Elation Gets Extensive Makeover Cruise News - Oct. 5, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Elation is in the final stages of a multimillion-dollar makeover that includes the addition…

Carnival Horizon to Feature Line’s First Teppanyaki Venue
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Carnival Horizon to Feature Line’s First Teppanyaki Venue

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 28, 2017

Carnival Horizon to Feature Line’s First Teppanyaki Venue Cruise News - Aug. 28, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line will introduce its first-ever teppanyaki dining venue when the new…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 25, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 25, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 25, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 25, 2017 Holland America Line is showing their hometown pride by sponsoring Seattle golfer Landon Jackson at the Boeing Classic. Jackson,…

Dish It Up: Michael Schwartz, Royal Caribbean
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Dish It Up: Michael Schwartz, Royal Caribbean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 17, 2017

Michael Schwartz Dishes It Up for Royal Caribbean By Janice Wald Henderson On Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis-class ships, foodies flock to 150 Central Park, the much-admired restaurant…

Holland America Line Introduces a Chocolate Surprise Parade
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Holland America Line Introduces a Chocolate Surprise Parade

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 2, 2017

Holland America Line Introduces a Chocolate Surprise Parade Cruise News - Aug. 2, 2017 Holland America Line is reinventing the traditional dessert buffet by introducing a Chocolate…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jul. 21, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jul. 21, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 21, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Jul. 21, 2017 Seabourn announced their exclusive line of bath and body products from Molton Brown will be made available in Molton…

Carnival Thanks the Troops with Social Media–Powered Barbecue
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Carnival Thanks the Troops with Social Media–Powered Barbecue

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 7, 2017

Carnival Thanks the Troops with Social Media–Powered Barbecue Cruise News - July 7, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line joined forces with Operation Homefront this week to extend the…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 30, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 30, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 30, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Jun. 30, 2017 Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, was christened this week in a…

Celebrity Cruises Reveals Dramatic New Venue: Eden
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Celebrity Cruises Reveals Dramatic New Venue: Eden

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2017

Celebrity Cruises Reveals Dramatic New Venue: Eden Cruise News - Jun. 28, 2017 Amid the lush Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Tuesday evening, Celebrity Cruises’ revealed a dramatic…

5 Faves: Must-Try Cambodian Street Foods
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5 Faves: Must-Try Cambodian Street Foods

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 8, 2017

Five Must-Try Cambodian Street Foods I profess to being a moderate foodie, backed up by my appreciation of food and the discovery of new tastes. And despite…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 26, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 26, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 26, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 26, 2017 In celebration of National Hamburger Day this weekend, Carnival Cruise Line unveiled a massive 300-pound, 3-and-1/2-foot-wide hamburger aboard Carnival…

Dish It Up: Curtis Stone
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Dish It Up: Curtis Stone

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 27, 2017

Curtis Stone dishes it up for Princess Cruises. By Janice Wald Henderson When Princess Cruises scored celebrity chef Curtis Stone as a culinary partner, fans swooned and…

5 Faves: Beyond the Kids’ Club
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5 Faves: Beyond the Kids’ Club

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 26, 2017

Porthole's 5 Faves Bored on Board? Not a Chance! Five Fun-Ship Activities Beyond the Kids' Club They say the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.…

Windstar and James Beard Foundation Announce Culinary Cruise Collection Lineup
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Windstar and James Beard Foundation Announce Culinary Cruise Collection Lineup

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 25, 2017

Windstar and James Beard Foundation Announce Culinary Cruise Collection Lineup Cruise News - Apr. 25, 2017 Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation have unveiled the full lineup for their James…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 14, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 14, 2017 Regent Seven Seas Cruises has become the first North American luxury line to visit Cuba. Seven Seas Mariner docked…

Oceania Cruises Rolls Out Vegan Menus and Raw Juice and Smoothie Bars
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Oceania Cruises Rolls Out Vegan Menus and Raw Juice and Smoothie Bars

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 12, 2017

Oceania Cruises Rolls Out Vegan Menus and Raw Juice and Smoothie Bars Cruise News - Apr. 12, 2017 Looking for vegan cruise ship menus? Oceania Cruises announced the…

Caribbean Princess Gets Unprecedented Seven New Dining Options
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Caribbean Princess Gets Unprecedented Seven New Dining Options

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 29, 2017

Caribbean Princess Gets Unprecedented Seven New Dining Options Cruise News – Mar. 29, 2017 When Caribbean Princess debuts from a two-week, multimillion-dollar renovation on April 6, Princess Cruises will have completed its…

MSC Cruises Introduces Enhanced, Flexible Dining Options
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MSC Cruises Introduces Enhanced, Flexible Dining Options

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 23, 2017

MSC Cruises Introduces Enhanced, Flexible Dining Options Cruise News - Mar. 23, 2017 MSC Cruises has revealed new dining concepts that will initially be available to guests…

Holland America Introduces Sel de Mer Pop-Up Restaurant to Six Ships
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Holland America Introduces Sel de Mer Pop-Up Restaurant to Six Ships

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 13, 2017

Holland America Introduces Sel de Mer Pop-Up Restaurant to Six Ships Cruise News - Mar. 13, 2017 Holland America Line is honoring its Master Chef and culinary…

Dish it Up: Guy Fieri’s Rojo Onion Rings Recipe
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Dish it Up: Guy Fieri’s Rojo Onion Rings Recipe

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

Guy Fieri dishes it up for Carnival Cruise Line By Janice Wald Henderson The first burger I demolished from platinum blonde, spiky-haired Food Network star Guy Fieri…

Windstar Cruises Expands Culinary Partnership with James Beard Foundation
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Windstar Cruises Expands Culinary Partnership with James Beard Foundation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 7, 2017

Windstar Cruises Expands Culinary Partnership with James Beard Foundation Cruise News – Feb. 7, 2017 Windstar Cruises has announced an expansion on its exclusive travel-culinary partnership with the…

MasterChef Cruise Returns in November
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MasterChef Cruise Returns in November

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 6, 2017

MasterChef Cruise Returns in November Cruise News - Jan. 6, 2017 Foodie cruisers, take note! The third annual MasterChef Cruise sets sail November 12–19, 2017, from Fort Lauderdale to…

Five New Foodie Experiences aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam
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Five New Foodie Experiences aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 23, 2016

Dig In! Five New Foodie Experiences aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam When it comes to Holland America Line’s new ship, ms Koningsdam, there’s been a lot of…

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

Judi Cuervo - November 7, 2016

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

Chef Emmanuel Renaut to Launch French Bistro Aboard Majestic Princess
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Chef Emmanuel Renaut to Launch French Bistro Aboard Majestic Princess

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 2, 2016

Chef Emmanuel Renaut to Launch French Bistro Aboard Majestic Princess Cruise News - Nov. 2, 2016 Princess Cruises announced a partnership with three-Michelin-star Chef Emmanuel Renaut to develop the cruise line’s next specialty restaurant concept. La Mer – A French Bistro by Emmanuel Renaut will debut in…

Five Faves: Bountiful Barbados
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Five Faves: Bountiful Barbados

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 5, 2016

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

Holland America Line Brings America’s Test Kitchen on Board
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Holland America Line Brings America’s Test Kitchen on Board

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2016

Holland America Line Brings America’s Test Kitchen on Board Cruise News - September 20, 2016 As part of its culinary programming, Holland America Line has partnered with…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 9, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 9, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 9, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 9, 2016 New York Fashion Week was graced by a royal visit, as Queen Mary 2 joined the festivities bearing some…

Margaritaville Coming to Getaway and Breakaway | Cruise News – August 3, 2016
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Margaritaville Coming to Getaway and Breakaway | Cruise News – August 3, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 3, 2016

Margaritaville at Sea Coming to Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway Cruise News - August 3, 2016 It was five o’clock somewhere today at — where else? —…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – July 29, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – July 29, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 29, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - July 29, 2016 Crystal Cruises has unveiled a patriotic 14-day fall voyage aboard Crystal Serenity that visits more than a dozen iconic…

Five Faves: Chill Out
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Five Faves: Chill Out

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 27, 2016

Hallucinating in this heat? Envision yourself cooling off on a cruise ship with these cold treats. As my beloved Jiji was fond of saying, “it’s hotter than…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – July 22, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – July 22, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 22, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - July 22, 2016 MSC Cruises has announced additions to its onboard family programs that include a kids-dedicated interactive cooking class designed with…

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

Judi Cuervo - June 6, 2016

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

Carnival Shares Famous Guy Fieri Burger Recipe | Cruise News – National Hamburger Day, May 28, 2016
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Carnival Shares Famous Guy Fieri Burger Recipe | Cruise News – National Hamburger Day, May 28, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 28, 2016

Carnival Shares Famous Guy Fieri Burger Recipe Cruise News - National Hamburger Day, May 28, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line is celebrating National Hamburger Day by providing hungry…

Star Clippers Announces Culinary Theme Cruises | Cruise News – Apr. 5, 2016
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Star Clippers Announces Culinary Theme Cruises | Cruise News – Apr. 5, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 5, 2016

Star Clippers Announces Culinary Theme Cruises Cruise News - Apr. 5, 2016 Tall-ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has announced a series of culinary-themed voyages for 2016 that feature…

Five Faves: Cities of Chocolate
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Five Faves: Cities of Chocolate

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 23, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Cocoa Cruising Five favorite destinations for chocolate lovers For those of us who’ve been bitten by the chocolate bug, this is serious business —…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 18, 2016
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 18, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Mar. 18, 2016 Japan’s largest cruise organization, Peace Boat, introduced the world’s most sustainable cruise ship, Ecoship, at the Seatrade Cruise Global…

Five Faves: Carnival Fantasy Flavor Faves
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Five Faves: Carnival Fantasy Flavor Faves

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 16, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves Carnival Fantasy Flavor Faves Five great new tastes (and familiar ones too) When the recently refurbished Carnival Fantasy came out of dry dock, a…

Royal Caribbean Unveils Private Journeys on Shore| Cruise News – Mar. 9, 2016
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Royal Caribbean Unveils Private Journeys on Shore| Cruise News – Mar. 9, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 9, 2016

Royal Caribbean Unveils Private Journeys on Shore Cruise News - Mar. 9, 2016 Adding to Royal Caribbean International’s close to 3,000 shore excursions worldwide, guests can now…

Disney Introduces New Dishes to Its Palo Menu | Cruise News – Feb. 25, 2016
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Disney Introduces New Dishes to Its Palo Menu | Cruise News – Feb. 25, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 25, 2016

Disney Introduces New Dishes to Palo Menu Cruise News - Feb. 25, 2016 Disney Cruise Line’s signature adults-only restaurant, Palo, will soon feature new menu items that…

Carnival Magic Gets New Restaurants and Bars | Cruise News – Feb. 23, 2016
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Carnival Magic Gets New Restaurants and Bars | Cruise News – Feb. 23, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 23, 2016

Carnival Magic Gets New Restaurants and Bars Cruise News – Feb. 23, 2016 As part of a multimillion-dollar renovation, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic will be adding new…

Princess “Cooks Your Catch” on Alaska Cruises | Cruise News – Feb. 18, 2016
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Princess “Cooks Your Catch” on Alaska Cruises | Cruise News – Feb. 18, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 18, 2016

Princess “Cooks Your Catch” on Alaska Cruises Cruise News - Feb. 18, 2016 Princess Cruises has launched “Cook My Catch,” an exclusive culinary experience offering guests the ability to…

Five Faves:  Chocolate Indulgences
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Five Faves: Chocolate Indulgences

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 12, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves Chocolate Indulgences If your Valentine deserves something sweet this year, consider these at-sea options for showing your love in a big way. Your average…

Regent Unveils Exclusive Gourmet Explorer Tours | Cruise News – Jan. 6, 2015
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Regent Unveils Exclusive Gourmet Explorer Tours | Cruise News – Jan. 6, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 6, 2016

Regent Unveils Gourmet Explorer Tours Exclusively for Seven Seas Explorer Cruise News - Jan. 6, 2015 Regent Seven Seas Cruises unveiled a collection of exclusive culinary-inspired shore excursions…

Epicurious: Australia & New Zealand
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Epicurious: Australia & New Zealand

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 6, 2016

Get to know the cuisine of Australia and New Zealand. By Janice Wald Henderson Ask for jelly at breakfast and the server brings Jell-O. Order chips with…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 11, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs Dec. 11, 2015 Jimmy Buffett has opened his first Margaritaville restaurant in the Bahamas. The open-air, waterfront-concept environment has been established on Paradise…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 4, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 4, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Dec. 4, 2015 As part of the refit of Queen Mary 2, Cunard Line has announced a major redesign of Kings Court,…

Chocolate Journeys with Princess Cruises | Cruise News – Dec. 3, 2015
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Chocolate Journeys with Princess Cruises | Cruise News – Dec. 3, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 3, 2015

Chocolate Journeys with Princess Cruises Cruise News - Dec. 3, 2015 Princess Cruises, along with its partner, chocolatier Norman Love, is now offering a new series of…

Princess Cruises Debuts The Salty Dog Gastropub | Cruise News – Oct. 28, 2015
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Princess Cruises Debuts The Salty Dog Gastropub | Cruise News – Oct. 28, 2015

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Princess Cruises Debuts The Salty Dog Gastropub Cruise News - Oct. 28, 2015 Princess Cruises is pairing gourmet small dishes inspired by pub favorites with craft beers, cocktails,…

Kung Fu Panda Noodle Shop Opens on Quantum of the Seas | Cruise News – July 30, 2015
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Kung Fu Panda Noodle Shop Opens on Quantum of the Seas | Cruise News – July 30, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 30, 2015

Kung Fu Panda Noodle Shop Debuts on Quantum of the Seas Cruise News - July 30, 2015 Royal Caribbean International and DreamWorks Animation recently celebrated the grand…

Carnival Enhances Shore Excursions | Cruise News – July 13, 2015
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Carnival Enhances Shore Excursions | Cruise News – July 13, 2015

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Carnival Enhances Shore Excursions Cruise News – July 13, 2015 Carnival Cruise Line has dramatically expanded its shore excursion offerings, adding exclusive new experiences and customized private…

Epicurious: Lido Deck Dining
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Epicurious: Lido Deck Dining

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 26, 2015

On Deck Delights When cravings call, head for the Lido Deck for these al fresco favorites. By Janice Wald Henderson Fancy restaurants can float my boat, but…

Norwegian Introduces Customizable Specialty Dining Packages | Cruise News – June 11, 2015
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Norwegian Introduces Customizable Specialty Dining Packages | Cruise News – June 11, 2015

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Norwegian Introduces Customizable Specialty Dining Packages Cruise News - June 11, 2015 Norwegian Cruise Line announced today the introduction of new customizable Specialty Dining Packages that allow…

Cruise Connection: Seabourn Food & Wine Cruise
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Cruise Connection: Seabourn Food & Wine Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 15, 2015

A Sailing to Savor Mouthwatering moments aboard Seabourn’s first-ever Food & Wine cruise By Chris Owen Those who take on cruise lines’ culinary efforts know there is…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 1, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 1, 2015

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Porthole Cruise News Briefs May 1, 2015 Regent Seven Seas Cruises revealed artist renderings for the opulent pool area of the 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer. Around the…

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

Judi Cuervo - December 22, 2014

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

Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week  – Cruise News, Oct. 24, 2014
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week Cruise News, Oct. 24, 2014 Food Network's Guy Fieri and country music stars Rascal Flatts helped Carnival Cruise Lines show…

Five Faves: Breakfast Buffet Items
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Five Faves: Breakfast Buffet Items

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 18, 2014

  Porthole’s Five Faves Start the Day Off Right! 5 Favorite Items at the Breakfast Buffet   Who doesn’t love a good buffet? What about a gourmet breakfast?…

All Things Grape and Small
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All Things Grape and Small

Judi Cuervo - June 9, 2014

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

Five Faves: Theme Cruises
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Five Faves: Theme Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 4, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves Five Theme Cruises … From gourmands to ghost hunters, there's something for every cruiser to love. Who doesn’t love a good theme cruise? Board…

Five Faves: Cruise Indulgences
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Five Faves: Cruise Indulgences

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 28, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves Five Cruise Indulgences … And the Science Behind Why You Shouldn’t Say No Inhibitions are like lighthouses — those things are best left on…

Those Freestyle Pretzel Rolls
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Those Freestyle Pretzel Rolls

Judi Cuervo - May 19, 2014

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

Five Faves: The Old Cruiser and the Sea
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Five Faves: The Old Cruiser and the Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 14, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   The Old Cruiser and the Sea Five favorite ways to enjoy reading Hemingway on board There’s something absolutely satisfying about a warm deck…

Culinary Adventures aboard Oceania Cruises
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Culinary Adventures aboard Oceania Cruises

Fran Golden - April 28, 2014

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

Just Desserts and Cocktail Culture
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Just Desserts and Cocktail Culture

Fran Golden - April 25, 2014

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

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

Fran Golden - April 23, 2014

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

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

Fran Golden - March 28, 2014

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

A Taste of Nassau
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A Taste of Nassau

Fran Golden - February 19, 2014

When cruisers arrive at a port, it's best to have a plan. Some may prefer organized shore excursions. Some may want to explore on their own. In…

“Chopped” and Delicious on Norwegian Getaway
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“Chopped” and Delicious on Norwegian Getaway

Fran Golden - February 12, 2014

Fans of Food Network's Chopped know New York chef/restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian as the smart judge with white hair who opines on creations by the show's competing professional chefs. Some lucky cruisers…

Top Chef at Sea
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Top Chef at Sea

Fran Golden - February 5, 2014

I am an unabashed fan of Bravo TV's Top Chef – so much so that I once more or less stalked show judge (and noted chef) Tom Colicchio at a casino…

Cruising 2013: A Year in Review
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Cruising 2013: A Year in Review

Fran Golden - December 30, 2013

Just as in years past, 2013 brought some great innovations and unique enhancements to the cruise experience. Here’s a look at some of the highlights. The 4,000-passenger, New…

Sister, Sister
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Cruise Magazine
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Sister, Sister

Porthole Cruise - October 15, 2012

Sister, Sister Jan and Cindy Brady might disagree, but it’s not always the oldest sister who gets all the attention. In cruising, though there’s undeniable hoopla when…