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Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 1, 2020

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Virgin Voyages: New Kid on the Dock
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Virgin Voyages: New Kid on the Dock

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 4, 2020

Whatever you do, don’t call it a cruise. Call it a voyage. In fact, Richard Branson, founder of the world-renowned Virgin Group, was so inclined to stress…

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…

Eco Oceans: <i>Scenic Eclipse</i> Offers Fresh Greens on Blue Seas
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Eco Oceans: Scenic Eclipse Offers Fresh Greens on Blue Seas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 17, 2020

According to Executive Chef Tom Goetter, Scenic Eclipse has 2,500 different recipes across its eight restaurants. But when you’re spending multiple days in remote, frozen tundras and…

Floats My Boat: The Boaty Weekender Music Cruise
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Floats My Boat: The Boaty Weekender Music Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 16, 2020

The long-gone dockyards of the River Clyde built some of the world’s most famous ocean liners, including Queen Mary and the QE2, but cruise ships aren’t spotted…

Vitamin Sea: Mother Nature’s Natural Spas
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Vitamin Sea: Mother Nature’s Natural Spas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 12, 2020

Organic, all-natural, wild, and raw are the buzzwords today as we increasingly realize the value of reconnecting with the natural world. Renewal, revitalization, and restoration are key,…

Immersed in Commerce: The Evolution of Onboard Retail
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Immersed in Commerce: The Evolution of Onboard Retail

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 11, 2020

There’s no lack of at-sea thrills these days — from racetracks and roller coasters to water slides — that elicit screeches and screams of joy. But when…

Last Call: Martinis – Shaken or Stirred?
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Last Call: Martinis – Shaken or Stirred?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 10, 2020

The Place — Martinis  Grab A Seat — All Oceania ships Standout Feature — Piano bars are a staple on most cruise ships, but Martinis outdoes them…

48 Hours: Key West
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48 Hours: Key West

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 9, 2020

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

Pandaw’s Pursuit Of Laos
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Pandaw’s Pursuit Of Laos

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 5, 2020

Experiential river cruising provides an opportunity to discover new lands, cultures, and people, deviating from the path well-traveled. Intrepid travelers recognize that going off the radar has…

Adventure into the Ice with <i>MS Roald Admunsen</i>
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Adventure into the Ice with MS Roald Admunsen

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 4, 2020

My journey ends at two red flags, about knee height, emerging from the ground in an “X” shape. I’m supposed to turn around, to meander back to…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 2, 2020

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

First Look: <i>Scenic Eclipse</i>
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First Look: Scenic Eclipse

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 17, 2020

Ever since Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours announced the company would be plunging into ocean cruising following its decades-long history as a premium river cruise line, Scenic…

48 Hours: Marvelous Montreal
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48 Hours: Marvelous Montreal

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 4, 2020

When visitors step into the streets of Old Montreal, they feel like they’ve been transported to the shores of a European city, but when they venture beyond…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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…

Floats My Boat: Saltwater Painter Stephen Card
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Floats My Boat: Saltwater Painter Stephen Card

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 27, 2020

Tucked away in Sandys, Bermuda, you’ll find the home and studio of maritime artist Stephen Card. It’s a yellow house with dark green shutters — “The color…

<i>Silver Shadow</I>: From Sea to Silversea
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Silver Shadow: From Sea to Silversea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 20, 2020

A luxury cruise can sail in one of two divergent styles. The first is a liberating escape, coddled with ultra-luxe amenities and service; the second, an exploration…

Taking a Bow:<i>Norwegian Encore</i>
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Taking a Bow:Norwegian Encore

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 16, 2020

In 2015, Norwegian Cruise Line introduced Norwegian Escape, the first of its Breakaway Plus–class ships, packed with innovative dining, entertainment, and groundbreaking outdoor activities. Norwegian Joy (2017)…

Eco Oceans: Sustainability by the MSC <i>Seashore</i>
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Eco Oceans: Sustainability by the MSC Seashore

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 14, 2020

When it comes to conservation efforts in the cruising industry today, all eyes are on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. And while visits to the eco-friendly paradise…

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…

Gone to Sea: Broadway at Sea
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Gone to Sea: Broadway at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 2, 2020

In 2010, an imposing trio of bald, blue madmen convinced me that onboard entertainment was about to take an extraordinary turn. At the time, I was seated…

Editor-in-Chief Awards 2020
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Editor-in-Chief Awards 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 1, 2020

Welcome to 2020! Where are you cruising next? Here are the picks for the top travel experiences that left an impression on our editor-in-chief in terms of…

Vitamin Sea: Dr. Andrew Weil and Seabourn’s World of Wellness
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Vitamin Sea: Dr. Andrew Weil and Seabourn’s World of Wellness

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 1, 2020

Imagine combining the relaxation and adventure of a luxury cruise vacation with the priceless gift of extending your life and gaining permanent peace of mind. Thanks to…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 17, 2019

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

VIP@Sea: @TheWaytoTravel (with kids!)
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VIP@Sea: @TheWaytoTravel (with kids!)

Porthole Cruise - December 3, 2019

At first glance of their Instagram, @thewaytotravel is all about arid and sea-swept landscapes with a few quintessential candids of an enviable couple living out everyone’s dream.…

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…

For Shore: Two Sides to Hispaniola
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For Shore: Two Sides to Hispaniola

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 21, 2019

As a name, "Hispaniola" seems better suited for history books. But as an island, straddling the line between Caribbean and Atlantic, it is more likely to enter…

Cruise Ship Review: <i>Spectrum of the Seas</i> Introduces the Royal Range
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Cruise Ship Review: Spectrum of the Seas Introduces the Royal Range

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 18, 2019

Typically, sister ships within a class are built in close succession, making it difficult to impose significant changes throughout the class. This is the reality Royal Caribbean…

48 Hours In Orlando
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48 Hours In Orlando

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2019

It’s easy to think of Orlando solely in terms of its world-famous theme parks. After all, they attract millions of visitors each year. But their reputation tends…

Last Call: Make Mine a Vera Lynn — Aboard P&O Cruises.
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Last Call: Make Mine a Vera Lynn — Aboard P&O Cruises.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 8, 2019

The Place — The Crow’s Nest Grab A Seat — Britannia Standout Feature — P&O Cruises is a very British cruise line, and Britannia is a very…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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.…

The Heart of Vietnam
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The Heart of Vietnam

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 5, 2019

I first visited Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in 1995; Vietnam tourism was evolving and beginning to take root as an integral part of daily life in…

Theme Cruise: Sailing the Haunted Caribbean
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Theme Cruise: Sailing the Haunted Caribbean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 28, 2019

You expect spirits on a cruise — but in a glass, with a little paper umbrella, right? You don’t expect the kind of spirits you talk to…

Last Call:  Cunard’s Commander of Cocktails
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Last Call: Cunard’s Commander of Cocktails

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2019

Last Call celebrates the best bars at sea and the people who can't get enough of them. Today we pay our respects to the captain with a…

Shore Excursions: Forts in Ports
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Shore Excursions: Forts in Ports

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 14, 2019

Today, the battlements provide beautiful backdrops to our snapshots, and their towers reach reassuringly into clear skies – but as in centuries past, they allow us to…

Let’s Talk Turkey
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Let’s Talk Turkey

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 14, 2019

I love to cook up spirited itineraries for my nomadic travels and Turkey provides delectable key ingredients: ancient history, intriguing culture, and fabulous food. Together, they create…

Green Seas: Norway’s Wave of Environmental Innovation
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Green Seas: Norway’s Wave of Environmental Innovation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 10, 2019

Norway is often thought of as a land of Fjords, pickled herring, and minimalist design, but thanks to overwhelming support from the Norwegian government, you can add…

Life on the <i>Edge</i>
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Life on the Edge

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 9, 2019

“There is no Terminal 25,” my taxi driver huffed as we neared Port Everglades. “Trust me, I’ve been driving here for 15 years. It’s not there.” We…

VIP@Sea: Bright Smiles and Air Miles with Bubbly Moments
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VIP@Sea: Bright Smiles and Air Miles with Bubbly Moments

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 3, 2019

Emilia Taneva lives something of a double life. During the week, she’s a board-certified orthodontist who maintains a practice in Chicagoland. On weekends, she jets around the…

Let <i>Coral Adventurer</i> Take You <i>Way</i> Down Under
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Let Coral Adventurer Take You Way Down Under

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 1, 2019

The expedition cruise market is set to grow by nearly three-dozen ships by 2024. Small but increasingly sophisticated ships are destined for polar regions and well beyond,…

Vitamin Sea: Health-focused fun in the Pacific Northwest
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Vitamin Sea: Health-focused fun in the Pacific Northwest

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 30, 2019

The river of many cruisers’ dreams is traditionally tranquil and slow-paced. On UnCruise Adventures’ “Rivers of Adventure” itinerary — traversing Washington, Idaho, and Oregon on the Columbia…

Amore on the Amalfi Coast
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Amore on the Amalfi Coast

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 26, 2019

Traffic moves at a painstaking crawl as it snakes along Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, heading from Sorrento, on the Bay of Naples, onto the world-famous Amalfi Coast, framing…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 24, 2019

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

Emirates Evolution
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Emirates Evolution

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2019

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

Last Call: Heaven on Earth on <i>Celebrity Edge</i>
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Last Call: Heaven on Earth on Celebrity Edge

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 12, 2019

The Place — Eden Bar Grab A Seat — Celebrity Edge Standout Feature — Once the sweeping panoramic ocean views take your breath away, come back to…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 8, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 6, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 1, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 31, 2019

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

SeaDream’s Hidden Caribbean
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SeaDream’s Hidden Caribbean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 30, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 25, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 23, 2019

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

VIP@Sea: Jetset Christina is Livin’ La Vida Luxury
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VIP@Sea: Jetset Christina is Livin’ La Vida Luxury

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 18, 2019

Christina Vidal is living her best life. From being named one of Travel & Leisure’s top luxury travel Instagrams to making it onto our own list of…

Shore Excursion: Nude Beaches
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Shore Excursion: Nude Beaches

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 17, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 16, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2019

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

48 Hours: Five Ways to Spend Two Days in Istanbul
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48 Hours: Five Ways to Spend Two Days in Istanbul

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 5, 2019

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Istanbul is one of the world's most mesmerizing cities. Founded by the Greeks around 700 B.C., ruled by the Romans,…

The World’s Most Fabulous LGBTQ-Friendly Cruise Ports
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The World’s Most Fabulous LGBTQ-Friendly Cruise Ports

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 20, 2019

The world’s most faaaaabulous LGBTQ-friendly Cruise Ports By Paul J. Heney Once predominantly relegated to specialty or theme cruises, out gay and lesbian travelers have since had…

Caribbean Destination Weddings: A Walk Down the Isle
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Caribbean Destination Weddings: A Walk Down the Isle

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 19, 2019

Couples have long known that the Caribbean is a destination where love blooms and flourishes. The pulse of life beats strongly here, and stress is artfully soothed…

Cruise Packing: In All Kinds of Weather
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Cruise Packing: In All Kinds of Weather

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 13, 2019

Not too long ago, it seemed cruising was synonymous with sun-drenched islands, sweltering heat and turquoise seas.Nobody worried about what to pack for a cruise vacation. A few…

Cruise Ship Review: <i>MSC Seaview</i> Celebrates the Good Life at Sea
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Cruise Ship Review: MSC Seaview Celebrates the Good Life at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 12, 2019

Last June, as we approached Genoa, it looked like a fancy new building had been plunked alongside the historic Stazione Marittima, the onetime departure point for legendary…

Last Call: Flute of Fancy
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Last Call: Flute of Fancy

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 7, 2019

The Place — Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar Grab A Seat — Disney Dream Standout Feature — Amid glass bubble lighting and gold- and pink-hued décor, grabbing…

Vitamin Sea: Muddy Waters
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Vitamin Sea: Muddy Waters

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 5, 2019

While children often can’t resist the temptation to get down and dirty with any mud puddle they find in their path, adults may also find themselves tempted…

Best Cruise Ports for Surfing
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Best Cruise Ports for Surfing

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 4, 2019

As the immortal Beach Boys taught us way back in 1961, “Surfing is the only life, the only way for me.” It’s nearly impossible to explain why…

Theme Cruise: Bare Boat Couples Retreat
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Theme Cruise: Bare Boat Couples Retreat

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 3, 2019

First things first — yes, the cruise my husband and I went on was a nude cruise. This was the Bare Boat, organized by Bare Necessities Tour…

Cruise Ship Review: Avalon Waterways <i>Avalon Saigon</i>
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Cruise Ship Review: Avalon Waterways Avalon Saigon

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 31, 2019

Pulling in to Siem Reap, we pass by markets, restaurants, and a church —establishments that would seem commonplace in any village. Except this one is floating. During…

Green Seas: MS Roald Amundsen, The Future is Fish
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Green Seas: MS Roald Amundsen, The Future is Fish

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 29, 2019

Since its inception in 1893, Hurtigruten has paved the way for expedition cruising with an ever-expanding roster of destinations. After 125 years, the company is entering new…

The True Colors of Greenland
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The True Colors of Greenland

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 22, 2019

The chartered plane had left Copenhagen in the twilight of a Baltic summer night, but four hours and four time zones later, the brilliance of Greenland’s endless…

Ultimate Adventure: Traveling to Alaska
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Ultimate Adventure: Traveling to Alaska

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 2, 2019

Aboard big ships, you'll see Alaska. With UnCruise Adventures, you'll experience it. That's what makes traveling to Alaska an experience in and of itself. Get up close…

Last Call: Cool Encounters at SKYY Vodka Ice Bar
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Last Call: Cool Encounters at SKYY Vodka Ice Bar

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 24, 2019

The Place — SKYY Vodka Ice Bar Grab A Seat — Norwegian Epic, Escape, and Getaway. Standout Feature — Inspired by the original Scandinavian ice hotels, everything…

For Shore: Animal Encounter Shore Excursions
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For Shore: Animal Encounter Shore Excursions

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 22, 2019

There's nothing like a shore excursion to really make your cruise memories magical: Taking in the scenery, enjoying the regional cuisine, and, of course, meeting the locals…

Vitamin Sea: Scents at Sea
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Vitamin Sea: Scents at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2019

If you’re among the millions who use essential oils on a daily basis and you enjoy taking sanity-saving cruise vacations, odds are you’ve often found yourself in…

Behind the Cruise Line: Arnold Donald At The Wheel
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Behind the Cruise Line: Arnold Donald At The Wheel

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 17, 2019

Five years ago, cruise lines were reeling from several highly publicized cruise ship incidents around the globe. [Ed. Note: — Porthole may or may not have neglected…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 15, 2019

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

Side Trip to Cinque Terre
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Side Trip to Cinque Terre

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 12, 2019

Known as the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre (pronounced Ching-kwe Ter-ray) is a cluster of five picturesque villages in Northwest Italy that adorn the shoreline with colorful buildings,…

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…

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…

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…

Last Call: Espresso Yourself
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Last Call: Espresso Yourself

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 18, 2019

The Place for Espresso — Café al Bacio and Gelateria Grab A Seat — All Celebrity Cruise Ships (excluding Celebrity’s expedition ships) Standout Feature ­— The European…

Vitamin Sea: Can You Lose Five Pounds and Get Fit on a Cruise?
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Vitamin Sea: Can You Lose Five Pounds and Get Fit on a Cruise?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 15, 2019

Does going on a cruise always have to be an indulgent vacation? Can you go on a cruise and not gain a few pounds? How about going…

Green Seas: An Epic Feat of Endurance
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Green Seas: An Epic Feat of Endurance

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 13, 2019

In 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton attempted to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent on his vessel, the aptly named, Endurance. The journey was…

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…

Sailing Indonesia With Star Clippers
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Sailing Indonesia With Star Clippers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 8, 2019

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

Island Style: Handmade Modernism
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Island Style: Handmade Modernism

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 7, 2019

You can’t help but be enchanted by Jamaican ceramicist Victoria Silvera’s sea urchin collection. Delicate yet eye-catching and seamlessly combining function and form, the handmade tableware and…

Last Call: L’eau de Vie at Connoisseur Club
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Last Call: L’eau de Vie at Connoisseur Club

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 3, 2019

The Place — Connoisseur Club on board Regent Seven Seas  Grab A Seat — Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Splendor, and Seven Seas Voyager …

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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…

Shore Ex: Adventure Time!
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Shore Ex: Adventure Time!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 29, 2019

I had spent four days surrounded by water. On it. In it. Gazing out at it as I lay sprawled on a beach. Why should I be…

VIP@Sea: #Wanderlust with @LiterallyAnika
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VIP@Sea: #Wanderlust with @LiterallyAnika

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 25, 2019

A quick scroll through Literally Anika’s Instagram feed will transport you to places as exotic as Phuket, Thailand, and as iconic as the Brooklyn Bridge. Raised in…

Ship Review: Outstanding Seabourn <i>Ovation</i>
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Ship Review: Outstanding Seabourn Ovation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 22, 2019

“Does the word sexy mean anything to you?” Noted hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany can’t contain himself. The word “sexy” clearly means something to him, and he’s…

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.…

48 Hours In: Happy Havana
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48 Hours In: Happy Havana

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 15, 2019

For many visitors to Havana, the city may seem frozen in time, but if you look beyond the fading facades of its elegant past, the Cuban capital…

A New Way to Enjoy Porthole Cruise Magazine
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A New Way to Enjoy Porthole Cruise Magazine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 11, 2019

Do you want the world’s best cruise magazine in the palm of your hand where you roam? Due to all of your love and support, we've made…

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…

For Shore: Your Daily Tot on Tortola
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For Shore: Your Daily Tot on Tortola

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 24, 2018

If you’re going ashore in Tortola, why not go rum hunting? The Caribbean has the perfect climate to grow sugar cane, and during the colonial period plantations…

A Classic, Reborn
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A Classic, Reborn

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 20, 2018

The largest passenger ship to ever homeport in West Palm Beach, Bahamas Paradise Cruises’ Grand Classica joined the smaller Grand Celebration this past March in providing a…

Ship Shape on <i>Norwegian Bliss</i>
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Ship Shape on Norwegian Bliss

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 14, 2018

Take a calorie-burning indoor cycling class, work on your abs, or find your Zen in a yoga session on the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss and your instructor just…

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…

Leiding Lady
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Leiding Lady

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 12, 2018

Browsing Grenadian fashion designer Raquel Leid’s Mt. Sealey Garden collection is like taking a Caribbean vacation. The sunshine yellows, turquoise blues, and emerald greens of her fruit-…

Soul Strutting At Sea
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Soul Strutting At Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2018

Ready to boogie, get funky, and feel the groove with soul music royalty? Then take “the hippest trip at sea” via the Soul Train Cruise. The 7-day…

48 Hours: Vancouver – Have a Gas in the City of Glass.
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48 Hours: Vancouver – Have a Gas in the City of Glass.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 7, 2018

The enchanting city of Vancouver is located on the west coast of Canada and takes her rightful place as the largest city in British Columbia. She sits…

Cruise Ship Review: AIDAperla
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Cruise Ship Review: AIDAperla

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 5, 2018

Total Immersion on AIDAperla Those smiling red lips and exotic Cleopatra eyes on the bow make AIDA’s cruise ships the most strikingly dramatic-looking ships in any cruise…

Dalmatian Coast
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Dalmatian Coast

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 29, 2018

Tauck, the New England based touring company, has had more than 90 years experience organizing escorted trips to more than 70 countries. So it was no surprise…

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…

Maximum Middle East
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Maximum Middle East

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 21, 2018

The scene was a cruise ship sailing in the Middle East, but it felt more like a James Bond movie. While guests on the ultra-luxurious 600-passenger Seabourn…

St. Thomas Shopping Guide
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St. Thomas Shopping Guide

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

Island Finds By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon When you pull into port in St. Thomas, no doubt you’ll be tempted by all the duty-free shopping on offer. After all,…

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

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

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

Alaskan Vacations Are Wet and Wild
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Alaskan Vacations Are Wet and Wild

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

By Marc Cappelletti “Sweet break out there today!” You’d expect to hear such excitement from a sun-tanned surfer toweling off on Hawaii’s north shore. But this time,…

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…

Have Stuff, Will Travel
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Have Stuff, Will Travel

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

By Marcia Raffel Levin Bottle Babies Water bottles for little ones have come a long way, baby. Reusable, collapsible, portable, and adaptable for travel, the 12-oz. Hydaway…

Bring on the Baltics: Oceania Cruises mixes popular ports with undiscovered gems
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Bring on the Baltics: Oceania Cruises mixes popular ports with undiscovered gems

Porthole Cruise - February 28, 2018

By Steve Leland Location, location, location is a well-known incantation in reference to real estate potential, but in the world of cruising that mantra is more appropriately,…

Suite Land: Manhattan Superlative
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Suite Land: Manhattan Superlative

Porthole Cruise - February 27, 2018

Step out of the hubbub of Midtown Manhattan’s 5th Avenue, pass between the twin Chinese guardian lions and you enter a place of timeless elegance. The historic…

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…

Easy, Breezy: Extend your South Florida cruise vacation at Margaritaville Beach Resort
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Easy, Breezy: Extend your South Florida cruise vacation at Margaritaville Beach Resort

Porthole Cruise - January 20, 2018

You definitely won’t be wasting away if you choose to spend some pre- or post-cruise time at the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Less than…

Fashion Forward: Is your vacation wardrobe cruise-worthy?
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Fashion Forward: Is your vacation wardrobe cruise-worthy?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 16, 2018

Is your vacation wardrobe cruise-worthy? By Natalie DiScala You’ve scoured the brochures, chosen your itinerary, booked your tickets, and you’re ready for the vacation of a lifetime.…

Vitamin Sea: Feng Shui Your Stateroom
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Vitamin Sea: Feng Shui Your Stateroom

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 16, 2018

How to feng shui your stateroom and make the most of your cruise By Valerie Sands Cruising. Why is it that once you’ve traveled this way, any…

Caribbean Fashion – Five Hot Designers
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Caribbean Fashion – Five Hot Designers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 15, 2018

The Caribbean isn’t only about sea and sand. Local designers are adding style to the equation with island-inspired clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Check out five of the…

Viking’s Norway: a Photographic Journey
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Viking’s Norway: a Photographic Journey

Porthole Cruise - January 10, 2018

Come along on a photographic journey with Viking Cruises through this country's amazing landscape, which is enhanced by cultural tie-ins on board. By J.D. Andrews Sailing on…

48 Hours in Monte-Carlo
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48 Hours in Monte-Carlo

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 29, 2017

Five ways to spend two days before or after your cruise from Monte-Carlo By Louise Simpson This miniature principality on the French Riviera coastline is a fantastical…

Home is Where the Ship is: John Heald
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Home is Where the Ship is: John Heald

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 29, 2017

Come aboard with Carnival brand ambassador John Heald By Fran Golden A cruise director is the public face of a ship, and the voice heard from above…

Millennial Luxury Cruising
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Millennial Luxury Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 29, 2017

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

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours offer Special Services
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours offer Special Services

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 29, 2017

Special services from Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours go above and beyond. By John and Sandra Nowlan It was an unexpected welcome. We knew that a river…

For Shore: The Grape Escape
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For Shore: The Grape Escape

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 29, 2017

Exploring France’s wine country with Uniworld By Steve Leland The memory of the first time never fades away: first date, car, job, or virtually first anything. My…

Editor-in-Chief Awards 2018
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Editor-in-Chief Awards 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 29, 2017

2018 Porthole Cruise Magazine 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…

Island Finds: Spice artist Jessie-Ann Jessamy
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Island Finds: Spice artist Jessie-Ann Jessamy

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 29, 2017

Grenada artist Jessie-Ann Jessamy creates spice-inspired crafts. By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon If you’ve ever been to Grenada, the eastern Caribbean country also known as the Isle of Spice,…

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?…

A Standing O: Sailing with Oprah Winfrey
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A Standing O: Sailing with Oprah Winfrey

Porthole Cruise - December 29, 2017

A Standing O Setting sail with Oprah is the ultimate fan experience. By Michel Verdure “Each moment in time we have it all, even when we don’t.”…

Floating Galleries
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Floating Galleries

Porthole Cruise - December 29, 2017

Floating Galleries 10 Great Cruise Ships for Art Lovers By Sherri Eisenberg Sure, you can sail to the best destinations in the world for art lovers, from…

Ship Review: <i>American Duchess</i>
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Ship Review: American Duchess

Porthole Cruise - December 29, 2017

Cruising the Mississippi River on its first all-suite paddlewheeler. By Suzanne Carmel On August 14, 2017, in New Orleans, American Queen Steamboat Company christened its newest ship,…

The Barge Bonus
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The Barge Bonus

Porthole Cruise - December 27, 2017

Float your own boat aboard a private, small ship cruise. By Steve Leland The explicit benefits of river cruising are well documented: all inclusive, complimentary excursions and,…

Cruising the British Isles
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Cruising the British Isles

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

Cruising the British Isles reveals a host of storied sites to explore By Terri Colby About 90 miles outside of London, slowing traffic on the A303 is…

Cruise Exec: Tom McAlpin, Virgin Voyages
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Cruise Exec: Tom McAlpin, Virgin Voyages

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

A Day in the Life of Tom McAlpin, president and CEO of Virgin Voyages By Fran Golden Tom McAlpin, a 30-year cruise industry veteran, is now overseeing…

Just Add Land: Australia & New Zealand
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Just Add Land: Australia & New Zealand

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

A plethora of experiences are waiting for you before and after your cruise from Australia or New Zealand By Natalie Kessell The idyllic lands down under are…

Cruise Ship Review: <i>MSC Meraviglia</i>
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Cruise Ship Review: MSC Meraviglia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

MSC Meraviglia shows off its Mediterranean style By Dana McMahan Though it's one of the leading cruise lines in Europe (not to mention South America and South…

Star Clippers in Thailand: Girls just want to have fun
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Star Clippers in Thailand: Girls just want to have fun

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

Girls just want to have fun — on and off the islands of the Andaman Sea  By Heidi Sarna My last girls’ cruise was nearly a decade…

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…

Martinique’s Mélange
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Martinique’s Mélange

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

Martinique’s Mélange Paris meets Pompeii on this storied Caribbean island. By James Lida You feel it in the boutiques of Trois-Îlets, in the ruins of Saint-Pierre, in…

Like a Local: Los Cabos
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Like a Local: Los Cabos

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

Close the guidebooks and let a local lead the way By Chris Sands Los Cabos has a way of casting a spell that is not easily broken.…

Savvy Shopper: Holiday Gift Guide
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Savvy Shopper: Holiday Gift Guide

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

A holiday gift guide from your favorite island locales By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And it’s also the best time of…

Design Time: Hull Art
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Design Time: Hull Art

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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…

Vitamin Sea: Seasickness
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Vitamin Sea: Seasickness

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

Physician tips for preventing and treating seasickness By Dr. Gisela Schlosser Your cruise has been booked for months and the date of departure is now approaching. Whether…

Cruise Connection: There’s a themed sailing just for you
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Cruise Connection: There’s a themed sailing just for you

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

No matter your interest, there’s a themed sailing just for you. By Fran Golden People with particular passions like to share their interests with other like-minded folks.…

Unforgettable Journeys – A Star-Studded African Safari
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Unforgettable Journeys – A Star-Studded African Safari

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

The following is a safari excerpt from Porthole Cruise Magazine:  My life is a cruise-related juggernaut. I've lived, slept, and breathed cruises for more than 35 years.…

Vitamin Sea: Wellness Cruises
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Vitamin Sea: Wellness Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

Get on board for a healthier lifestyle with today’s wellness options at sea By Heather Mikesell With today’s overly connected society, it has never been more difficult…

Try Me a River – On Avalon Visionary
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Try Me a River – On Avalon Visionary

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

A first-timer set sails for Europe aboard Avalon Waterways By Elizabeth Martinez If you’re like me, you have a slight fear of the unknown. It really doesn’t…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

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

Cruise Control: Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises
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Cruise Control: Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

A Day in the Life of Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises By Fran Golden Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, is impatient because he's sitting on…

Like a Local: Baltimore
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Like a Local: Baltimore

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

Baltimore Travel Guide Close the guidebooks and let a local lead the way By Joe Sugarman There’s a reason why Baltimore’s nickname is Charm City. Oh, sure,…

Just Add Land: Caribbean Pre-/Post-Cruise
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Just Add Land: Caribbean Pre-/Post-Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

A Feast of Caribbean Cultures: Stretch your stay and double your discoveries By Janet Groene When it comes to the delicious bouillabaisse that is Caribbean culture, three…

Fathom – The Difference a Year Makes
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Fathom – The Difference a Year Makes

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

A look at Fathom’s impact ashore in the Dominican Republic By Craig Zabransky Her smile never faded even as she started to wipe a tear from her…

Cruising Characters
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Cruising Characters

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

From Mickey to Shrek, who will you meet on deck? By Carrie McLaren Every cruise is filled with characters of all kinds. From the stars behind the…

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…

Savvy Shopper: Grand Cayman
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Savvy Shopper: Grand Cayman

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 16, 2017

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

Ship Review: <i>Silver Muse</i>
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Ship Review: Silver Muse

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 15, 2017

The elegant Silver Muse whispers luxury By Fran Golden Aboard the brand-new Silver Muse, my tuxedo-clad butler was concerned about a rubbed-out spot on my black suede…

Best Cruise Ship Wine Lists
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Best Cruise Ship Wine Lists

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

A toast to cruise lines raising the bar on wine offerings By Lynn and Cele Seldon When it comes to enjoying wine at sea, cruise lines are…

Vitamin Sea: Cruising Solo
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Vitamin Sea: Cruising Solo

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

Tips for turning cruising solo into a healthy vacation retreat By Sherry Laskin Kennedy Ahhhhh, a solo getaway: the cure for the overworked and overstressed to decompress.…

Savvy Shopper: In the British Virgin Islands
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Savvy Shopper: In the British Virgin Islands

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

How to be a savvy shopper when your ship calls on the British Virgin Islands By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon A string of roughly 60 pieces of paradise afloat…

Royal Caribbean Productions – It’s Showtime!
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Royal Caribbean Productions – It’s Showtime!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

From Broadway shows to aerial artistry, it all begins at the Royal Caribbean Productions entertainment studio. By Susan J. Young Mix and match any of 91,400 costume…

Like a Local: Stockholm
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Like a Local: Stockholm

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

Your ultimate Stockholm Travel Guide By Sandra Carpenter Despite living in Stockholm for 12 years, I still can’t get enough of the long days of summer. Since…

Just Add Land: New England
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Just Add Land: New England

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

Explore more of these great states before or after your cruise from New England By Felicity Long Because I’ve lived in New England for more than 20…

Cruise Exec: Uniworld’s Ellen Bettridge
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Cruise Exec: Uniworld’s Ellen Bettridge

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

A Day in the Life of Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld By Fran Golden Ellen Bettridge, named president and CEO of luxury river line Uniworld…

Design Time: Suites at Sea
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Design Time: Suites at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

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

Dish It Up: Jacques Pépin
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Dish It Up: Jacques Pépin

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

Jacques Pépin Dishes It Up for Oceania Cruises By Janice Wald Henderson I remember the first time I met Jacques Pépin. I was a newbie food writer…

Azamara  Australia: The Difference Down Under
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Azamara Australia: The Difference Down Under

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

Azamara’s Destination Immersion brings cruisers closer to the culture By Steve Leland Any journey that requires traveling halfway around the world demands some sort of enticement. A…

Ship Review: <i>Scenic Spirit</i>, <i>Aqua Mekong</i>, and <i>Angkor Pandaw</i>
Aqua Expeditions
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Aqua Expeditions
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Ship Review: Scenic Spirit, Aqua Mekong, and Angkor Pandaw

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2017

Magic on the Mekong Luxury awaits for travelers ready to cruise Asia. For been-there-done-that cruisers, an Asia itinerary is often next on the list. And lucky for…

South America’s Best Beaches
Cruise Magazine
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South America’s Best Beaches

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2017

Exploring South America’s best beaches By Richard Varr When one thinks of South America’s beaches, the image is often as sexy and sultry as Rio de Janeiro’s…

Design Time Web Extra: Best Cruise Ship Suites
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Design Time Web Extra: Best Cruise Ship Suites

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2017

Our favorite features in the Best Cruise Ship Suites at sea. As if it’s not enough to have suites the size of apartments, today’s cruise ship suites go…

Awards

Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 28, 2017

[spb_single_image image="31680" image_size="full" frame="noframe" intro_animation="none" full_width="no" lightbox="yes" link_target="_self" width="1/3" el_position="first"] [fullwidth_text alt_background="none" width="2/3" el_position="last"] VOTING HAS CLOSED Wait till you see who wins! Thanks to all the…

Design Time: Oceania Cruises
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Design Time: Oceania Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 27, 2017

Visually Classic, Stunningly Chic. Discover the grand style aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. By Steve Leland I don't pretend to be a design aficionado. I wouldn't know the…

Cruise Exec: Cindy D’Aoust
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Exec: Cindy D’Aoust

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 27, 2017

A Day in the Life of Cindy D'Aoust, President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association  By Fran Golden There is no such thing as a typical…

Like a Local: Key West
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Like a Local: Key West

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 27, 2017

Close the guidebooks and let a Key West local lead the way. What’s not to love about an island city known for its fabulous sunsets, tropical breezes,…

Just Add Land: Alaska & the Pacific Northwest
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Just Add Land: Alaska & the Pacific Northwest

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 27, 2017

Explore more of the breathtaking Pacific Northwest By Matt Hannafin In their heart of hearts, nobody really wants to go home from vacation. Their world has been…

Savvy Shopper: Jamaica
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Cruise Magazine
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Savvy Shopper: Jamaica

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 27, 2017

Your Jamaica Shopping Guide By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon The word “Jamaica” means “land of wood and water,” but you’ll find much more than carvings and coconut water in…

Dish It Up: Curtis Stone
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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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…

Moments in Montreal
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Moments in Montreal

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 27, 2017

Summertime celebrations in Montreal will be highlights for cruise passengers.  By Fran Golden This summer, when Montreal celebrates its 375th anniversary of its founding with free events…

Don’t Let a Dietary Restriction Prevent You from Cruising
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Don’t Let a Dietary Restriction Prevent You from Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 26, 2017

Why you shouldn’t let a dietary restriction prevent you from cruising By Sharon Kenny Whether you’re gluten-free or lactose intolerant, diabetic or have an allergy to peanuts,…

Asia Extravaganza
Cruise Magazine
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Asia Extravaganza

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 26, 2017

Asia Extravaganza Three cruises through three countries bring a showcase of wonder. Story and Photography by Douglas Peebles “Three cruises in three weeks? Why would you want…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2017

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

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

Alaska Family Adventures
Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Magazine
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Alaska Family Adventures

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

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