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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…

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…

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

Evan Gove - August 10, 2020

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

TUI Cruises Sets Sail with 1,200 Passengers
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TUI Cruises Sets Sail with 1,200 Passengers

Evan Gove - July 27, 2020

Congratulations to the 1,200 people who set sail for the Norwegian fjords on board TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 2, you’ve reached a major milestone in cruising’s return…

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

Evan Gove - July 9, 2020

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

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…

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

Steve Leland - May 13, 2020

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

Cruising to Rudesheim: A Gem on the Rhine
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Cruising to Rudesheim: A Gem on the Rhine

Evan Gove - March 3, 2020

Rudesheim, Germany, is an enchanting town with narrow streets that burst with energy and whimsy found along the banks of the famous Rhine River. With a year-round…

Cruising to Cologne: How to Spend the Day
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Cruising to Cologne: How to Spend the Day

Evan Gove - January 27, 2020

For a city that combines the best of ancient Europe with a modern, vibrant metropolis, you can’t do much better than Cologne, Germany. As the largest city…

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

Steve Leland - December 30, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - December 19, 2019

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…

MSC Hosts the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Annual Photoshoot Cruise
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MSC Hosts the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Annual Photoshoot Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 2, 2019

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders have officially wrapped up their 2019 annual photo shoot sailing aboard MSC Cruises’ innovative smart ships, MSC Seaside in the Caribbean and MSC…

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…

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…

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.…

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

This Cruise Ship Needs a Name
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This Cruise Ship Needs a Name

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 10, 2018

Although it won’t be until 2020 until she actually floats out, Dream Cruises latest ship is the talk of the town thanks to a new contest to…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 5, 2018

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

German Chancellor Speaks at Crystal Endeavor Keel-Laying Ceremony
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German Chancellor Speaks at Crystal Endeavor Keel-Laying Ceremony

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2018

At MV Werften, maritime tradition is taken very seriously. Those at the shipyard celebrating the keel-laying ceremony for Crystal Endeavor were lucky enough to hear German Chancellor…

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…

Breakdancers and Flying Acrobats Take to the Seas
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Breakdancers and Flying Acrobats Take to the Seas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 6, 2018

Cruise ships are constantly pushing the boundaries when it comes to entertainment at sea. For Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, innovative entertainment starts with offering shows to cruise guests which…

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…

New Ships On the Horizon for Costa Cruises
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New Ships On the Horizon for Costa Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 29, 2018

  Italy’s legacy of oceanic exploration is famous the world over. From Christopher Columbus to Marco Polo, Italian navigators have a long and storied history at sea.…

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,…

In Brief: Viking Sun in Shanghai, new river ships, and more….
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In Brief: Viking Sun in Shanghai, new river ships, and more….

Porthole Cruise - March 9, 2018

News Briefs - Mar. 9, 2018 Viking Ocean Cruises christened its fourth ship, Viking Sun, at a ceremony on The Bund in the heart of Shanghai. The…

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…

Cutting Steel Commences for <i>Crystal Endeavor</i> – Shipbuilders Begin New Luxury Expedition Yacht
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Cutting Steel Commences for Crystal Endeavor – Shipbuilders Begin New Luxury Expedition Yacht

Porthole Cruise - January 19, 2018

Cruise News – Jan. 19, 2018 The newest member of Crystal Cruises’ fleet is officially on its way after the shipwrights at MV Werften in Stralsund began…