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Polar Prep: How to Get Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime
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Polar Prep: How to Get Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime

Theresa Christine - October 21, 2021

Is the untouched nature of the polar regions calling you? If a polar expedition piques your interest, packing the right gear is the easy part — it’s the…

The Summer of ‘21 Travel Resumes Tour
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The Summer of ‘21 Travel Resumes Tour

Steve Leland - October 5, 2021

Making up for the travel drought of 2020, a four month summer escape in the midst of pandemic pandemonium was just what the doctor ordered. Flying in…

Viking Sets Sail in Joint Venture with China Merchants
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Viking Sets Sail in Joint Venture with China Merchants

Evan Gove - October 4, 2021

Viking has a new joint venture with China Merchants Shekou to offer 8-day China Coastal Cultural Cruises from Shenzhen Shekou Port and the first cruise left over the weekend.…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 24, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 24, 2021

Evan Gove - September 24, 2021

Summer officially ended this week but instead of feeling down about the upcoming cold weather, why not get into the Halloween spirit! You could carve a few…

United Kingdom Overhauls Their Travel Rules
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United Kingdom Overhauls Their Travel Rules

Evan Gove - September 20, 2021

The old system for air arrivals to the United Kingdom is no longer in effect as the government announced an overhaul of the entire system to improve…

Pfizer Vaccine Safe for Kids Age 5 to 11
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Pfizer Vaccine Safe for Kids Age 5 to 11

Evan Gove - September 20, 2021

Just as schools all around the country are getting back into the swing of things, drugmaker Pfizer has announced their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for…

Cruising Returns to New Orleans
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Cruising Returns to New Orleans

Evan Gove - September 20, 2021

When Carnival Glory sets sail on a seven-day cruise from the Port of New Orleans this afternoon, it will mark the very first ship to sail from the port since…

Ecoventura to Offer Photography-Themed Galapagos Cruises This Fall
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Ecoventura to Offer Photography-Themed Galapagos Cruises This Fall

Evan Gove - September 17, 2021

Expedition cruise company Ecoventura has great news for photographers of all ability levels!  The cruise line is embarking on photography-themed cruises this October and November and they're…

France Bars Unvaccinated Americans from Visiting
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France Bars Unvaccinated Americans from Visiting

Evan Gove - September 10, 2021

A major tourist destination for Americans is now closed to those unvaccinated against COVID-19. Yesterday, France became the latest European country, and by far the most significant,…

FDA Officially Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
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FDA Officially Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Evan Gove - August 23, 2021

One of the most common criticisms from those hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19 now rings hollow. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was fully approved by the U.S. Food…

Bahamas Bans Cruise Ships Without 100% Vaccinated Passengers
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Bahamas Bans Cruise Ships Without 100% Vaccinated Passengers

Evan Gove - August 19, 2021

In documents posted to Twitter by Eyewitness News, the Bahamas has banned cruise ships unless all passengers over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.…

Port of Tampa Bay Announces Cruises Will Sail in October
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Port of Tampa Bay Announces Cruises Will Sail in October

Evan Gove - August 19, 2021

One of Florida's most popular ports announced that cruise ships will resume sailing in October. Port of Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson released a statement…

<i>Norwegian Gem</i> Sets Sail from New Terminal at PortMiami
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Norwegian Gem Sets Sail from New Terminal at PortMiami

Evan Gove - August 16, 2021

When Norwegian Gem began making its way down the main channel at PortMiami, it marked not only the first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to sail from PortMiami…

Shop Around: Unique Hotel Boutiques
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Shop Around: Unique Hotel Boutiques

Porthole Cruise - August 4, 2021

THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL SIGNATURE SHOP - Los Angeles, California The Beverly Hills Hotel has a storied history as a magnet for movie stars and moguls. It’s also…

England Opens Doors to Vaccinated US and EU Travelers
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England Opens Doors to Vaccinated US and EU Travelers

Evan Gove - July 29, 2021

As part of their overall plan to relax travel restrictions, the United Kingdom is allowing fully vaccinated visitors from the United States and the European Union to…

Canada Will Reverse Cruise Ship Ban Starting November 1st
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Canada Will Reverse Cruise Ship Ban Starting November 1st

Evan Gove - July 15, 2021

Ready for the best news you'll hear all day? Canadian Minister of Transport the Honourable Omar Alghabra announced this morning that as of November 1, 2021, cruise ships…

<i>MSC Virtuosa</i> Naming Ceremony To Take Place in Dubai
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MSC Virtuosa Naming Ceremony To Take Place in Dubai

Evan Gove - July 14, 2021

In recent years, Dubai has launched to the top of travel bucket lists for cruisers and MSC Cruises is banking on that popularity continuing well into the…

Hurtigruten Expeditions To Study and Protect Whales in Antarctica
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Hurtigruten Expeditions To Study and Protect Whales in Antarctica

Evan Gove - July 13, 2021

One of the best parts about a cruise vacation is getting up close and personal with one of the most important resources on Earth; our oceans. Cruise…

A Slice of Americana on the New <i>American Countess</i>
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A Slice of Americana on the New American Countess

John Roberts - July 8, 2021

The Mighty Mississippi has carved an indelible place in the history of the United States, giving life and character to the cities and towns that popped up…

<i>Celebrity Flora</i> Returns to the Galapagos
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Celebrity Flora Returns to the Galapagos

Evan Gove - July 6, 2021

It's been more than 15 months since Celebrity Cruises brought guests to the serene shores of the Galapagos Islands, but thankfully we won't have to wait any…

Cruise Deal of the Week – June 18, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – June 18, 2021

Evan Gove - June 18, 2021

Happy Friday! The cruise industry restart is in full swing with not just concrete sail dates across most cruise lines, but ships are already sailing in some…

Michael Scheiner Named CMO of Celebrity Cruises
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Michael Scheiner Named CMO of Celebrity Cruises

Evan Gove - June 17, 2021

Celebrity Cruises announced today that they've hired Michael Scheiner to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the cruise line. Scheiner will officially join the…

European Union Nations to Begin Easing Travel Restrictions for Americans
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European Union Nations to Begin Easing Travel Restrictions for Americans

Evan Gove - June 16, 2021

Your European summer vacation plans just got the green light from the EU! European Union Ambassadors met in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday and recommended that their 27…

Hawaii Drops COVID-19 Restrictions for Inter-Island Travel
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Hawaii Drops COVID-19 Restrictions for Inter-Island Travel

Evan Gove - June 15, 2021

Today the state of Hawaii officially ended all COVID-19 testing or proof of vaccination for those traveling between the Hawaiian islands. Those arriving in the state from…

<i>MSC Splendida</i> Becomes the 5th MSC Ship to Resume Cruising
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MSC Splendida Becomes the 5th MSC Ship to Resume Cruising

Evan Gove - June 14, 2021

Slowly but steadily, cruise ships are returning to operation all around the world with the latest being MSC Splendida. The ship embarked on a 7-night Eastern Mediterranean itinerary…

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

Evan Gove - June 10, 2021

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

U.S. Virgin Islands In Talks with Jamaica on Tourism “Coopetition”
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U.S. Virgin Islands In Talks with Jamaica on Tourism “Coopetition”

Evan Gove - June 9, 2021

One of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean is looking to help bolster their economic recovery by collaborating with other islands in the Caribbean. The…

MSC Cruises Will Return to U.S. Ports in August
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MSC Cruises Will Return to U.S. Ports in August

Evan Gove - June 8, 2021

One of the fastest-growing cruise lines has an official date for their first simulation cruise as well as a plan to return to normal operation from U.S.…

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

Evan Gove - June 8, 2021

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

Disney Cruise Line Approved for Test Sailings
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Disney Cruise Line Approved for Test Sailings

Evan Gove - June 2, 2021

Another day, another cruise line approved to begin operating test cruises by the CDC! Disney Cruise Line announced they are good to begin operating test cruises from…

Carnival Corporation Port Agreements Approved By the CDC
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Carnival Corporation Port Agreements Approved By the CDC

Evan Gove - June 1, 2021

Over the weekend, Carnival Corporation received approval on their port agreements from the CDC to sail from Miami, Galveston and Port Canaveral as they begin the road to…

Go Behind-the-Scenes of Windstar Cruises’ Latest Cruise Ship Enhancements
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Go Behind-the-Scenes of Windstar Cruises’ Latest Cruise Ship Enhancements

Jason Leppert - May 27, 2021

There’s nothing quite as fascinating as witnessing the stretching of a cruise ship, and Windstar Cruises’ Star Plus Initiative has been a remarkable process to see firsthand…

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Unveils 2023 Mediterranean Itineraries
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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Unveils 2023 Mediterranean Itineraries

Evan Gove - May 27, 2021

When it comes to luxury brands, Ritz-Carlton is about as name-brand as it gets. The international hotel chain announced in 2018 that they would be entering the…

CDC Gives Royal Caribbean the Okay For Test Cruises in June
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CDC Gives Royal Caribbean the Okay For Test Cruises in June

Evan Gove - May 26, 2021

After more than a year of waiting, it finally looks like the cruise industry is about to be back to normal. Royal Caribbean International became the first…

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

Evan Gove - May 26, 2021

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

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Return to Alaska
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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Return to Alaska

Evan Gove - May 24, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced this morning that they're planning to return to operation in Alaska starting on August 7, 2021. Norwegian Bliss will sail weeklong voyages from…

Choose Your Cruise – May 21, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – May 21, 2021

Evan Gove - May 21, 2021

Yesterday was a great day for cruising! First we had Royal Caribbean International hinting that recent conversations have them under the impression that cruising is coming back…

CDC: Vaccinated Passengers Don’t Need Disembarkation Testing for Voyages Less than 4 Days
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CDC: Vaccinated Passengers Don’t Need Disembarkation Testing for Voyages Less than 4 Days

Evan Gove - May 19, 2021

For the past few weeks, we've been reading and re-reading a document put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called the "COVID-19 Operations Manual…

Carnival Cruise Line “Working Towards” July Restart Says President Christine Duffy
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Carnival Cruise Line “Working Towards” July Restart Says President Christine Duffy

Evan Gove - May 18, 2021

Appearing on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt last night, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy confirmed that the cruise line is working with the CDC on…

Carnival Names Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jiménez <I>Mardi Gras</I> Godmother
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Carnival Names Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jiménez Mardi Gras Godmother

Evan Gove - May 17, 2021

Those who tuned into last night's MISS UNIVERSE contest got to see a very special moment as Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy presented Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jiménez with…

CDC Relaxes Some Rules for Vaccinated Cruise Passengers
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CDC Relaxes Some Rules for Vaccinated Cruise Passengers

Evan Gove - May 13, 2021

There's great news this morning for cruisers who are fully vaccinated! In last weeks Technical Instructions for Simulated Voyages by Cruise Ship Operators under CDC’s Framework for…

First Look at <i>Norwegian Prima</i> Cruise Ship Bound for Port Canaveral
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First Look at Norwegian Prima Cruise Ship Bound for Port Canaveral

Evan Gove - May 12, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line has a big announcement this morning! The cruise line is introducing a brand new class of cruise ships for the first time in a…

US State Department Relaxes Travel Advisory for Israel and the UK
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US State Department Relaxes Travel Advisory for Israel and the UK

Evan Gove - May 11, 2021

Those looking to enjoy a vacation overseas this summer are waking up to some good news this morning. The US State Department has lowered their travel advisory…

Seabourn to Set Sail in July
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Seabourn to Set Sail in July

Steve Leland - May 6, 2021

They say that good things come to those who wait and after a year of pandemic patience GREAT things are happening for lovers of ultra-luxury cruising. Starting in July, Seabourn…

Holland America to Resume Cruising in August
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Holland America to Resume Cruising in August

Evan Gove - May 5, 2021

In a press conference yesterday attended by the biggest names in cruise news, Holland America Line announced they finally have a date for their restart of operations!…

Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week
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Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Evan Gove - May 3, 2021

It's been a challenging year for everyone, but for teachers, the shift from in-person learning to virtual class had to have been one of the most difficult…

MSC Cruises CEO ‘Confident’ Full Fleet Will Be Back by Winter 2022
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MSC Cruises CEO ‘Confident’ Full Fleet Will Be Back by Winter 2022

Evan Gove - April 29, 2021

While most cruise lines have been sitting idle for the past 13 months, MSC Cruises has proven time and again that cruising can be safe during a…

British Virgin Islands’ New Plan to Relax Travel Restrictions
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British Virgin Islands’ New Plan to Relax Travel Restrictions

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

Travel is no longer as risky as it once was, particularly for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. As a result, countries all over the world…

Travelers Should Avoid the Bahamas Says CDC
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Travelers Should Avoid the Bahamas Says CDC

Evan Gove - April 20, 2021

Cruises are set to return to the Bahamas in a matter of weeks, so of course the CDC issued an upgraded warning for travel to the islands.…

Choose Your Cruise – April 16, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – April 16, 2021

Evan Gove - April 16, 2021

Spring is in the air! As the snow melts and the white and yellow daffodils start popping up, we find ourselves very close to a return to…

St. Thomas Prepares For Travel Boom as Cruising Returns
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St. Thomas Prepares For Travel Boom as Cruising Returns

Evan Gove - April 14, 2021

As more and more cruise lines lay out their plans for a return to operation, it means that popular island destinations across the Caribbean are gearing up…

Virgin Voyages Cancels All Summer Sailings
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Virgin Voyages Cancels All Summer Sailings

Evan Gove - April 7, 2021

Eventually we'll write a story about Virgin Voyages that includes details about our time on board the ship, but unfortunately we're going to have to wait a…

Windstar Cruises Makes Vaccines Mandatory
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Windstar Cruises Makes Vaccines Mandatory

Evan Gove - March 31, 2021

Another cruise line has made the decision to require a COVID-19 vaccine for passengers when they resume operation. Windstar Cruises made the decision based on the best health…

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Until June
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Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Until June

Evan Gove - February 16, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that they've suspended all cruises until June 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent global travel climate. The news also applies to…

Orlando Ashford Named Executive Chairman of Azamara
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Orlando Ashford Named Executive Chairman of Azamara

Evan Gove - January 27, 2021

It wasn't a long hiatus from the cruise industry for Orlando Ashford. The former President of Holland America Line stepped down from the company in May of…

MSC Cruises Resumes Service in the Western Mediterranean
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MSC Cruises Resumes Service in the Western Mediterranean

Evan Gove - January 25, 2021

Need something positive to help you break free from the doldrums of January? MSC Cruises has resumed operation in the Mediterranean on board their flagship MSC Grandiosa after a…

Terminal V by Virgin Voyages Coming to PortMiami
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Terminal V by Virgin Voyages Coming to PortMiami

Evan Gove - January 13, 2021

On a cool, overcast day at PortMiami, a row of bright red shovels waited diligently, their blades stuck in white limestone gravel, for the ceremony to start.…

Gus Antorcha of Holland America Talks <i>Rotterdam</i>, New Excursions
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Gus Antorcha of Holland America Talks Rotterdam, New Excursions

Evan Gove - December 17, 2020

When former Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford stepped down earlier this year, Carnival Corporation decided to promote from within, naming Carnival Cruise Line COO Gus Antorcha…

Talking Star Plus-Class Yachts with Chris Prelog of Windstar Cruises
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Talking Star Plus-Class Yachts with Chris Prelog of Windstar Cruises

Evan Gove - December 11, 2020

Have you ever seen the shows where the CEO of a major company goes undercover and spends the day working like one of the regular employees to…

No-Sail Order Officially Pushed to Halloween
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No-Sail Order Officially Pushed to Halloween

Evan Gove - October 1, 2020

CruiAs we reported yesterday, the rumor flying around the cruise world was that the Trump Administration, Vice President Mike Pence specifically, was planning on overruling the Centers…

Carnival Teases Name of New Ship with a Series of Videos
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Carnival Teases Name of New Ship with a Series of Videos

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

UPDATE:  We have our name! Carnival Celebration is set to sail in 2022 and we can't wait to get on board! The video reveal was a lot…

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

Evan Gove - 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…

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

Evan Gove - November 15, 2019

In just 6 days, Porthole Cruise Magazine will be on board the new Norwegian Encore sailing on her christening cruise with Godmother Kelly Clarkson. We'll be doing…

Watch Porthole CEO on Lifetime’s <i>The Balancing Act</i> (VIDEO)
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Watch Porthole CEO on Lifetime’s The Balancing Act (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - April 2, 2019

The cruise industry has EXPLODED in recent years as more and more people are discovering the joys of a cruise vacation. For more than 20 years, Porthole…

Ahoy! Let’s Hunt Some Treasure
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Ahoy! Let’s Hunt Some Treasure

Evan Gove - November 7, 2018

From shore, Polly-L looks more like an oil rig than a ship. Her black stanchions rise high above the water, dwarfing even the flag pole which sits…

In Brief: Rapunzel’s Royal Table debuts on Disney Magic and more!
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In Brief: Rapunzel’s Royal Table debuts on Disney Magic and more!

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - March 16, 2018

Among the many recent enhancements that guests began experiencing aboard Disney Magic last week was the debut of Rapunzel’s Royal Table, a Tangled-themed family restaurant featuring beloved…

Florida’s Brightline Starting Train Service to Ft. Lauderdale
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Florida’s Brightline Starting Train Service to Ft. Lauderdale

Christina Hunting - January 11, 2018

Florida residents are buzzing about Florida's Brightline train starting service to Ft. Lauderdale this weekend. The site experienced so much traffic today, that online booking has been…

2014 Cruise Trends
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2014 Cruise Trends

Fran Golden - January 2, 2014

As cruise executives let their creative juices flow in terms of finding ways to enhance their product, it brings impressive new cruise ships and a number of…