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Is 2020 the Year of the Log Cabin Vacation? 
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Is 2020 the Year of the Log Cabin Vacation? 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 4, 2020

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Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date
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Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 20, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 12, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 7, 2020

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

Port Guide: Cruising to Capri
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Port Guide: Cruising to Capri

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 11, 2020

A shining aquatic star of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, the island of Capri has long been the haunt of literati, glitterati and heads of state ranging from regal…

Cruises Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Concerns
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Cruises Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 26, 2020

UPDDATE :Editor’s Note: This article was published on February 26, 2020. Click here for the latest Coronavirus news and cruise updates. Everyone is discussing the issue of Coronavirus…

Cruise to Portofino: An Onshore Guide
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Cruise to Portofino: An Onshore Guide

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 12, 2020

If any port encapsulates the heart and soul of Italy, it’s the lively and picturesque fishing village of Portofino. Like an Italian Renaissance painting springing to life…

Australia, Hawaii Top List of Desired Destinations
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Australia, Hawaii Top List of Desired Destinations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 24, 2019

Everyone has a bucket list, but according to Travel Leader's Group, a lot of you are dreaming the same. One of North America's largest travel agencies conducted…

When in Rome: Where to Stay Before a Cruise
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When in Rome: Where to Stay Before a Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 16, 2019

Located approximately one-hour north-west of Rome, the port of Civitavecchia sees almost two million passengers pass through it annually. This popular port has eight cruise terminals and…

‘Valiant Lady’ Announced by Virgin Voyages
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‘Valiant Lady’ Announced by Virgin Voyages

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2019

Soon Scarlet Lady will have a twin sister cruising the Mediterreanean. Virgin Voyages announced in a press release this morning that their second ship will be named…

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…

Venice Reroutes Cruise Ships Away from Historic City Center
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Venice Reroutes Cruise Ships Away from Historic City Center

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 8, 2019

A decades long fight for Venice’s historic city center is over, and it's the residents who are claiming victory. Amidst concerns of the impact of ships docking…

Vatican VIP – Miracles Do Happen
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Vatican VIP – Miracles Do Happen

Judi Cuervo - April 18, 2019

Monday Mantra It's a Miracle ... It's a Miracle ... It's a Miracle Vatican VIP Room to breathe, a papal address — this is a trip with…

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,…

Cruise Your Way to the Perfect Honeymoon Vacation
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Cruise Your Way to the Perfect Honeymoon Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 12, 2019

Newlyweds are some of the most adorable people you will see. As they head out to start their new lives together, many new couples celebrate their wedding…

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…

4 New Ultra-Luxury Ships Ordered by MSC Cruises
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4 New Ultra-Luxury Ships Ordered by MSC Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 19, 2018

The ultra-luxury cruise market has a new player thanks to a renewed partnership between MSC Cruises and famed Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The duo announced the signing of…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 20, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 25, 2018

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

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…

From Sky to Sea, Viking Orion Named by NASA Astronaut
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From Sky to Sea, Viking Orion Named by NASA Astronaut

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 15, 2018

For NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher, exploration is just part of the job. As a veteran of NASA’s Discovery space programs and the first mother to ever…

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…

Sophia Loren Highlights Glitzy Christening for <i>MSC Seaview</i>
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Sophia Loren Highlights Glitzy Christening for MSC Seaview

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 12, 2018

When MSC Cruises needs to bring the style, they only have one call to make. Over the weekend, they celebrated the christening of their newest ship, MSC…

6 Delights Of The Amalfi Coast Drive
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6 Delights Of The Amalfi Coast Drive

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 11, 2018

Whenever I visit Sorrento, Italy, I am, well, driven. I always take the Amalfi Coast Drive, 30 miles of narrow, curving roads that are strung up on cliffs with waves…

La Dolce Vita Cruising: An Italian Vacation
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La Dolce Vita Cruising: An Italian Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 31, 2018

Italy. The land of pizza, Pisa and pasta.  I’m about to start my annual pilgrimage to my adopted, de facto homeland and can’t help but wonder why…

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. Costa…

Viking Jupiter Float Out Honors Maritime Tradition
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Viking Jupiter Float Out Honors Maritime Tradition

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 11, 2018

Viking Cruises strives to establish an intimate cruise experience for each and every guest. Their newest ship, Viking Jupiter, personifies that commitment in every way possible. [caption…

Seabourn Ovation Maiden Voyage – What a Sight!  (Video)
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Seabourn Ovation Maiden Voyage – What a Sight! (Video)

Christina Hunting - April 30, 2018

Few moments are as special as the maiden voyage of a new vessel, particularly for one as spectacular as Seabourn Ovation. The cruise line’s fifth ship and sister…

Silversea’s <i>Silver Spirit</i> Gets Cut in Two and Lengthened
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Silversea’s Silver Spirit Gets Cut in Two and Lengthened

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 13, 2018

A great spectacle of naval engineering, Silversea’s Silver Spirit has been cut in two at Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy, as part of her planned lengthening. A prebuilt 15-meter…

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…

Just Add Land: Ultimate Italy
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Just Add Land: Ultimate Italy

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 28, 2016

Explore more on Italian shores during a luxury land tour By Judi Cuervo It is morning and I am in the Tuscan countryside, gazing through the French…

Five Faves: Passage to Paradise
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Five Faves: Passage to Paradise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 1, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Passage to Paradise The ever-popular 7-night Western Mediterranean cruise itinerary typically includes ports in Spain, France, and Italy, treating visitors to ancient cities, diverse…