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Cruise Deal of the Week – May 17, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – May 17, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 17, 2019

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The Belly Flop Competition: Keys to Victory!
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The Belly Flop Competition: Keys to Victory!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 1, 2019

Royal Caribbean is one of the world’s most popular cruise lines and there’s something special for everyone to enjoy while on board.  Passengers can go ice skating,…

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…

Trick or Treat … or Travel
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Trick or Treat … or Travel

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 29, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Halloween, Ahoy! ... Halloween, Ahoy! ... Halloween, Ahoy! I just finished the final Twix in the massive bag of assorted Halloween candy I bought…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 21, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 21, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 21, 2018

When Royal Caribbean has extra cabins to fill, they offer some of the best deals on cruises all over the world. Their latest deal, the Thrill-A-Thon Sale,…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 29, 2018

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

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 10, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 10, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2018

Are you singing the back to school blues? Royal Caribbean International has a new Back to Cruise Sale that will save you big bucks on a cruise…

SoundSeeker Turns your Vacation Photos into Videos
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SoundSeeker Turns your Vacation Photos into Videos

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 8, 2018

Is there anything better than a great vacation? Royal Caribbean is one cruise line that knows how to keep guests happy while on board, but they also…

<i>Harmony of the Seas</i> Makes Hollywood Debut
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Harmony of the Seas Makes Hollywood Debut

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 3, 2018

Cruise ships are supposed to make average Joe’s feel like celebrities, but for the cruise ship Harmony of the Seas, Hollywood called for real! The cruise ship,…

A Week On Board Harmony of the Seas
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A Week On Board Harmony of the Seas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 26, 2018

Everyone wants to live in perfect harmony right? For one whole week that was pretty much what we did. To date we have remained "loyal to Royal" for…

Millennial Vacations Shifting Towards Cruising
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Millennial Vacations Shifting Towards Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 30, 2018

When millennials put down their avocados long enough to plan a vacation, a growing number of them are skipping the music festivals and backpacking tours for something…

Cruise Deal of the Week – May 4, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – May 4, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 4, 2018

Travelers can save big this week thanks to Royal Caribbean International’s latest cruise deal; the WOW Sale. Book a trip with Royal Caribbean today and get 50%…

Bionic Bartenders Are Mixing Up a Good Time for Royal Caribbean (VIDEO)
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Bionic Bartenders Are Mixing Up a Good Time for Royal Caribbean (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 1, 2018

With speed, accuracy, and precision, the bartenders at Bionic Bar mix up unique cocktails for thirsty guests. How they got so good at their job aboard Royal…

Spectrum of the Seas Is Coming Together One Block At A Time (VIDEO)
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Spectrum of the Seas Is Coming Together One Block At A Time (VIDEO)

Christina Hunting - March 20, 2018

Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas hits a milestone today in its unique construction process. Spectrum’s Floating Engine Room Unit mega-block set sail on its 3-day, 296…

Royal Caribbean Plans Major CocoCay Upgrade Plus Ship Enhancements for Weekend Cruises
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Royal Caribbean Plans Major CocoCay Upgrade Plus Ship Enhancements for Weekend Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 15, 2018

Royal Caribbean International has announced a multi-BILLION-dollar investment in its destinations, ships, and experiences. From amazing new features at its private island of CocoCay to a major investment…

Cruise Control | Cruising the High-tech Seas (Video)
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Cruise Control | Cruising the High-tech Seas (Video)

Porthole Cruise - February 22, 2018

Is a virtual-reality vacation in your future? Travel-tech innovation is a hot topic… and we’ve got the latest on where it’s headed. Virtual reality, video mapping, and…

Royal Caribbean Amps Up <i>Mariner of the Seas</i> with High-Tech Features
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Royal Caribbean Amps Up Mariner of the Seas with High-Tech Features

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 13, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 13, 2018 Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas is undergoing an extensive $90 million makeover before kicking off quick Bahamas getaways from PortMiami…

Royal Caribbean Bartender Wins Bacardi Cruise Competition
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Royal Caribbean Bartender Wins Bacardi Cruise Competition

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 7, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 7, 2018 The North American Finals of the 2018 USBG Legacy Cocktail Competition, sponsored by Bacardi, was held in Miami last night to…

Cruise Control: Which Beach in Aruba? Baby Beach! (Video)
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Cruise Control: Which Beach in Aruba? Baby Beach! (Video)

Porthole Cruise - January 30, 2018

[embed]https://youtu.be/GrXT6pVuvXE[/embed] You finally made it to nearly all the islands the Beach Boys sing about… but there’s just one left. You’re crossing Aruba off your list! Imagine…

Royal Caribbean Helps You Discover Your Adventure Personality
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Royal Caribbean Helps You Discover Your Adventure Personality

Porthole Cruise - January 18, 2018

Cruise News – Jan. 17, 2018 Royal Caribbean International is teaming up with CPP–The Myers-Briggs Company, an international authority on personality research, to create a way for travelers…

Sustainability & the IMPACT of Cruise Tourism with Experiential Travel in Victoria, B.C., Canada
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Sustainability & the IMPACT of Cruise Tourism with Experiential Travel in Victoria, B.C., Canada

Christina Hunting - January 16, 2018

Experiential Travel' community involvement is no "yolk". Our support for Woodwynn Farms in Victoria has reached new heights and since we are all about travel, we just…

5 Big New Cruise Ships On the Horizon
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5 Big New Cruise Ships On the Horizon

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 5, 2018

Here are 5 new cruise ships to look out for! Cruise News - Jan. 5, 2018 With a new year comes new goals, new dreams, and —…

The 2017 Judi’s Choice Awards
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The 2017 Judi’s Choice Awards

Porthole Cruise - January 4, 2018

Monthly Mantra Judi’s Choice Awards…Judi’s Choice Awards…Judi’s Choice Awards… And the Winners Are! Cruising has plenty of biggest, first, and most wonderful accomplishments. The Judi’s Choice Awards…

Cruise Deals of the Week – Nov. 24, 2017 (Black Friday/Cyber Monday Edition!)
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Cruise Deals of the Week – Nov. 24, 2017 (Black Friday/Cyber Monday Edition!)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 24, 2017

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Cruise Deals of the Week - Nov. 24, 2017 Deal One: From November 20–29, 2017, book a balcony stateroom at an ocean view rate on…

Royal Caribbean’s Wave of Innovations
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Royal Caribbean’s Wave of Innovations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to Roll Out a Wave of Digital Innovations Cruise News - Nov. 13, 2017 During a “Sea Beyond” event last week in Brooklyn,…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 20, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 20, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 20, 2017

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

Royal Caribbean Reveals Features for Symphony of the Seas
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Royal Caribbean Reveals Features for Symphony of the Seas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 11, 2017

Royal Caribbean Reveals Features for Symphony of the Seas Cruise News - Oct. 11, 2017 Royal Caribbean International has announced onboard features for its upcoming Symphony of…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Sept. 22, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Sept. 22, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 22, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Sept. 22, 2017 Princess Cruises presented its first donation from the Princess Animal Welfare Sponsor (PAWS) to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center…

News Briefs
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News Briefs

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 15, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Sept. 15, 2017 Light artist Michael Batz launched Cruise Week in Hamburg with an installation called “Blue Port Hamburg.” A number of…

Cruise Industry Comes Together to Offer Hurricane Relief
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Cruise Industry Comes Together to Offer Hurricane Relief

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 15, 2017

Cruise News - Sept. 15, 2017 After Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean, Florida, and other states in the Southeast United States this week, there was no…

Cruising Characters
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Cruising Characters

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

Cruising Characters 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…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 18, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 18, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 18, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 18, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line is adding five more 5- to 8-day cruises to Havana in 2018. All the Carnival Paradise…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 17, 2017

Simple Approach, Amazing Results 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…

Royal Caribbean Begins Construction, Names New Ship Spectrum of the Seas
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Royal Caribbean Begins Construction, Names New Ship Spectrum of the Seas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 16, 2017

Royal Caribbean Begins Construction, Names New Ship Spectrum of the Seas Cruise News - Aug. 16, 2017 Royal Caribbean International marked the official start of construction at…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jul. 14, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jul. 14, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 14, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Jul. 14, 2017 On August 21, 2017, musical performers DNCE will headline Royal Caribbean International’s solar eclipse viewing party with a surprise…

Honduras Ports Attract More Cruise Lines
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Honduras Ports Attract More Cruise Lines

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 13, 2017

Honduras is Heating Up Cruise News - Jul. 13, 2017 Honduras has reported a sharp increase in the number of cruise passengers and cruise ships in 2016…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

It’s Showtime! 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…

Design Time Web Extra: Suite Features
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Design Time Web Extra: Suite Features

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2017

Dig These Digs Our favorite features in cruising’s most amazing suites at sea. As if it’s not enough to have suites the size of apartments, today’s cruise…

Royal Caribbean Mask Brings Underwater Adventures to Snapchat
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Royal Caribbean Mask Brings Underwater Adventures to Snapchat

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 19, 2017

Royal Caribbean Mask Brings Underwater Adventures to Snapchat Cruise News - Jun. 19, 2017 Royal Caribbean invites the world to experience a first-of-its-kind underwater adventure through the…

A Record-Breaking Year for Abu Dhabi Cruise Visits
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A Record-Breaking Year for Abu Dhabi Cruise Visits

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 15, 2017

A Record-Breaking Year for Abu Dhabi Cruise News - June 15, 2017 Abu Dhabi Ports has celebrated the successful close of its best-ever cruise season at Abu…

Port Everglades Plans $100 Million Makeover
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Port Everglades Plans $100 Million Makeover

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 9, 2017

Port Everglades Plans $100 Million Makeover Cruise News - June 9, 2017 A $100 million renovation of Terminal 25 at Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades will be part…

Royal Caribbean to Offer Total Solar Eclipse Cruise
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Royal Caribbean to Offer Total Solar Eclipse Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 1, 2017

Royal Caribbean to Offer Total Solar Eclipse Cruise Cruise News - Jun. 1, 2017 Royal Caribbean International has announced its perfect solution for thrill seekers to experience the…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 5, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 5, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 5, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 5, 2017 Three inspirational figures are joining O, the Oprah Magazine and Holland America Line for a July 15 cruise to…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 28, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 28, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 28, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 28, 2017 The newly revitalized Empress of the Seas has become the first Royal Caribbean International ship to call on Cuba.…

Royal Caribbean to Award Adventure Travelers with Cruises Around the World
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Royal Caribbean to Award Adventure Travelers with Cruises Around the World

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 27, 2017

Royal Caribbean to Award Adventure Travelers with Cruises Around the World Cruise News - March 27, 2017 Royal Caribbean International is seeking the “World’s Most Adventurous Squad” in a new…

Cruise Deals of the Week – Mar. 10, 2017
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Cruise Deals of the Week – Mar. 10, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 10, 2017

Cruise Deals of the Week – Mar. 10, 2017 DEAL 1: French-flagged luxury expedition line Ponant is offering 30 percent off select fall 2017 voyages, plus savings…

Royal Caribbean Announces Two Oasis-Class Ships for Miami, Plus Enhancements to CocoCay
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Royal Caribbean Announces Two Oasis-Class Ships for Miami, Plus Enhancements to CocoCay

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 8, 2017

Royal Caribbean Announces Two Oasis-Class Ships for Miami, Plus Enhancements to CocoCay Cruise News - Mar. 8, 2017 Royal Caribbean International has broken ground on the dramatic…

Cruise Along at Home
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Cruise Along at Home

Judi Cuervo - February 20, 2017

Monday Mantra View from the Bridge … View from the Bridge … View from the Bridge … Cruise Along at Home Let’s hear it for webcams! Aren’t…

Cruise Deal of the Week – Feb. 10, 2017
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Cruise Deal of the Week – Feb. 10, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 10, 2017

Cruise Deal of the Week – Feb. 10, 2017 Book a cruise on Royal Caribbean International through February 28, 2017, and get 60 percent off the second…

5 Faves: Cruiser Friendly, Kid Approved!
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5 Faves: Cruiser Friendly, Kid Approved!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 8, 2017

Porthole's 5 Faves Cruiser Friendly, Kid Approved! Five favorite onboard activities for children Today is Take Your Child to Work Day and mom is insisting it is…

Royal Caribbean Offers PADI Scuba Centers on Board
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Royal Caribbean Offers PADI Scuba Centers on Board

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 24, 2017

Cruise News - Jan. 24, 2017 Royal Caribbean International now features onboard PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Five Star Dive Centers, which allows guests to become certified scuba divers as part…

2016 Cruise in Review
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2016 Cruise in Review

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 30, 2016

2016 Cruise in Review Cruise News - Dec. 30, 2016 From new ships to new destinations to new trends in cruising, 2016 saw some industry outcomes worthy…

Lines Granted Approval to Cruise to Cuba
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Lines Granted Approval to Cruise to Cuba

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 7, 2016

Lines Granted Cuba Cruise Approval Cruise News - Dec. 7, 2016 In a landmark day for cruising, several major cruise companies have announced approval to cruise to…

Royal Caribbean’s North Star Breaks World Record
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Royal Caribbean’s North Star Breaks World Record

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 1, 2016

Royal Caribbean’s North Star Breaks World Record Cruise News - Dec. 1, 2016 Royal Caribbean International has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with its…

Cruise Deals of the Week – Nov. 23, 2016
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Cruise Deals of the Week – Nov. 23, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 23, 2016

Cruise Deals of the Week - Nov. 23, 2016 BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY SPECIALS Porthole Cruise Magazine is giving readers a special discount for subscriptions, plus access to…

Five Faves: Curtain Call
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Five Faves: Curtain Call

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 16, 2016

Curtain Call Five Favorite Shows to See aboard Harmony of the Seas “We want to impress, we want to show off, but in the end, we really…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 11, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 11, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 11, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Nov. 11, 2017 Carnival Fantasy was welcomed to its new homeport of Mobile, Alabama, with a formal exchange of plaques and a…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 4, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 4, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 4, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Nov. 4, 2016 Executives from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Meyer Werft gathered in Papenburg, Germany, to celebrate the first steel-cutting for…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 21, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 21, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 21, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Oct. 21, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to expand the cruise terminal in Long Beach, California, nearly tripling its size…

Royal Caribbean’s new Icon-Class Ships Will Use Clean Power at Sea
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Royal Caribbean’s new Icon-Class Ships Will Use Clean Power at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 12, 2016

Royal Caribbean’s new Icon-Class Ships Will Use Clean-Power Technologies at Sea Cruise News - October 12, 2016 The newest class of ships to join Royal Caribbean International’s…

Celebrate Your #CruiseSmile to Win Cruises
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Celebrate Your #CruiseSmile to Win Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 30, 2016

Celebrate Your #CruiseSmile for a Chance to Win a Cruise Each Week in October Cruise News - September 30, 2016 Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 23, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 23, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 23, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - September 23, 2016 R&B superstar Patti LaBelle made an exclusive performance aboard Royal Caribbean’s first-ever President’s Cruise, thrilling loyalty club members –…

Royal Caribbean Seeks Hometown Hero for Harmony Godmother
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Royal Caribbean Seeks Hometown Hero for Harmony Godmother

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 8, 2016

Royal Caribbean Seeks Hometown Hero for Godmother of Harmony of the Seas Cruise News - September 9, 2016 Royal Caribbean International has launched a contest to honor…

All Aboard the SS Christener! – There’s got to be a better way to name a new vessel.
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All Aboard the SS Christener! – There’s got to be a better way to name a new vessel.

Judi Cuervo - August 29, 2016

Monday Mantra A Ship by Any Other Name … A Ship by Any Other Name … A Ship by Any Other Name … All Aboard the SS…

Five Faves: Caribbean Cruise Debuts
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Five Faves: Caribbean Cruise Debuts

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 25, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Caribbean Cruise Debuts Five new ships repositioning to the U.S. this fall In case you missed it, there have been some amazing new cruise…

Five Faves: The Cruise For YOU
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Five Faves: The Cruise For YOU

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves The Cruise For YOU Five favorite upcoming theme cruises Fans unite! Whether you’re nutty for science fiction, kooky over craft beers, or a global…

Five Faves: Chill Out
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Five Faves: Chill Out

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 27, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Chill Out Hallucinating in this heat? Envision yourself cooling off on a cruise ship with these cold treats. As my beloved Jiji was fond…

Royal Caribbean Builds New PortMiami Terminal to Homeport Oasis-Class Ship |Cruise News – Jun. 29, 2016
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Royal Caribbean Builds New PortMiami Terminal to Homeport Oasis-Class Ship |Cruise News – Jun. 29, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2016

Royal Caribbean Builds New PortMiami Terminal to Homeport Oasis-Class Ship Cruise News - Jun. 29, 2016 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has announced plans to construct and operate…

Five Faves: “Calculated Risks” for Ovation of the Seas Cruising in China
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Five Faves: “Calculated Risks” for Ovation of the Seas Cruising in China

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 15, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves Cruiser Abroad Five “Calculated Risks” for Ovation of the Seas Cruising in China Pushing the envelope appears to be a core business strategy for…

Legend of the Seas to Depart Royal Caribbean Fleet | Cruise News – June 2, 2016
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Legend of the Seas to Depart Royal Caribbean Fleet | Cruise News – June 2, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 2, 2016

Legend of the Seas to Depart Royal Caribbean Fleet Cruise News - Jun. 2, 2016 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced that it has entered into an agreement…

This Ship Will Rock – Let’s meet 60 head-on: with the best music of the 1970s.
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This Ship Will Rock – Let’s meet 60 head-on: with the best music of the 1970s.

Judi Cuervo - May 31, 2016

Monday Tuesday Mantra Cruise to the Edge? YES! … Cruise to the Edge? YES … Cruise to the Edge? YES! This Ship Will Rock Let’s meet 60…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 13, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 13, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 13, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 13, 2016 This week, Carnival Valor left dry dock with a host of new dining and drinking spaces, including Guy’s Burger…

Harmony of the Seas, the Newest “World’s Largest Cruise Ship,” Is Delivered | Cruise News – May 12, 2016
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Harmony of the Seas, the Newest “World’s Largest Cruise Ship,” Is Delivered | Cruise News – May 12, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 12, 2016

Harmony of the Seas, the Newest “World’s Largest Cruise Ship,” Is Delivered Cruise News - May 12, 2016 Royal Caribbean International today honored the crew and project team…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 6, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 6, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 6, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 6, 2016   * Viking Ocean Cruises has welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, at a christening on the Thames River…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 22, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 22, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 22, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Apr. 22, 2016 * Carnival Corporation has announced that its social impact brand Fathom will be sailing as planned to Cuba, thanks…

Royal Caribbean Announces Ovation of the Seas’ Godmother, Art Collection | Cruise News – Apr. 13, 2016
China
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Royal Caribbean Announces Ovation of the Seas’ Godmother, Art Collection | Cruise News – Apr. 13, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 13, 2016

Royal Caribbean Announces Ovation of the Seas’ Godmother, Plus An 11,000-Piece Art Collection Cruise News - Apr. 13, 2016 Royal Caribbean International has announced that internationally acclaimed…

Royal Caribbean Unveils Overnight Adventures | Cruise News – Apr. 7, 2015
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Royal Caribbean Unveils Overnight Adventures | Cruise News – Apr. 7, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 7, 2016

Royal Caribbean Unveils Overnight Adventures in Various Destinations Cruise News - Apr. 7, 2016 Royal Caribbean International has uncovered new adventurous experiences in some of the world’s most…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 25, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 25, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 25, 2016

Viking Orders New Ships, Celebrates Legacy Cruise News - Mar. 25, 2016 It’s been a busy week for Viking Cruises. Its third ocean-going ship, Viking Sky, celebrated…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 9, 2016

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

Five Faves: Women Cruise-Line Presidents
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Five Faves: Women Cruise-Line Presidents

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 8, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves At the Helm For International Women’s Day, We’re Celebrating 5 Women Cruise Line Presidents! Today is International Women’s Day — a day to “celebrate…

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Porthole Cruise News Briefs - March 4, 2016 The new, 400-foot floating dock at Icy Strait Point, the Alaska Native–owned and –operated cruise ship destination along the…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 26, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 26, 2016 Actor, singer, and cruiser Carlos PenaVega is celebrating the opening of the hit Broadway musical Grease on Harmony of…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 29, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 29, 2016 Royal Caribbean International is making its newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, more family friendly than ever, with offerings…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 22, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Jan. 22, 2016 Un-Cruise Adventures is celebrating 20 years of small ship adventure cruising in 2016 with new trips to the Galápagos…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 13, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Name That Ship! Our cruising quiz will put your ship knowledge to the test. Cruisers know what they love - ships! But how well…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 6, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves Classic Cruise Commercials It’s easier to pardon the show interruptions when they’re this aspirational. With its latest brand campaign called “Feel Free,” Norwegian Cruise…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 30, 2015

Porthole's Five Faves News You Can Use Top Five Cruise Stories of 2015 There’s no doubt that 2015 saw some incredible happenings in the cruise industry. Like…

And the Winners Are! – It’s easy to overlook some of the things that make cruising wonderful. The Judi’s Choice Awards recognize the best of the rest.
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Monday Mantra The Judi’s Choice Awards! ... The Judi’s Choice Awards! ... The Judi’s Choice Awards! And the Winners Are! It’s easy to overlook some of the…

Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas Heads to Miami | Cruise News – Dec. 21, 2015
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Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas Heads to Miami | Cruise News – Dec. 21, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 21, 2015

Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas Heads to Miami for Short Caribbean Cruises Cruise News - Dec. 21, 2015 The newly enhanced Empress of the Seas is returning to the…

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

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

Five Faves: New Ships for the New Year
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 2, 2015

Porthole's Five Faves Cruise into 2016 Five new ships to look forward to in the new year. Year after year, there never seems to be a shortage…

Grease to Headline on Two Royal Caribbean Ships | Cruise News – Dec. 1, 2015
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Grease to Headline on Two Royal Caribbean Ships | Cruise News – Dec. 1, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 1, 2015

Grease to Headline on Harmony of the Seas and Independence of the Seas Cruise News - Dec. 1, 2015 Royal Caribbean International has announced that Broadway’s hit musical Grease will…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 20, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 20, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Nov. 20, 2015 As part of their extensive expansion, Crystal Cruises is taking to the skies under the name Crystal Luxury Air.…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 13, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Nov. 13, 2015 Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its craft beer selections with two brews from Baltimore-based Heavy Seas Beer. The pirate-themed…

Cruise Deal of the Week – Nov. 13, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2015

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 11, 2015

A Cruise Ship Review of Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean’s newest addition to the fleet is a sight to behold. Anthem of the Seas can…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 6, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 6, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs Nov. 6, 2015 Hurtigruten has announced a major renovation initiative for 2016. All four of their mid-1990s–built ships are being upgraded with new interiors and furnishings…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 30, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 30, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs Oct. 30, 2015 Seven Seas Explorer has floated out from Fincantieri in Genoa, ready for the next phase of construction, which will see…

Empress of the Seas to Return to Royal Caribbean | Cruise News – Oct. 27, 2015
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Empress of the Seas to Return to Royal Caribbean | Cruise News – Oct. 27, 2015

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Empress of the Seas to Return to Royal Caribbean Cruise News - Oct. 27, 2015 Royal Caribbean International has confirmed that its former Empress of the Seas…

Royal Caribbean Invites Adventures to “Come Seek” New Experiences | Cruise News – Oct. 15, 2015
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Royal Caribbean Invites Adventures to “Come Seek” New Experiences Cruise News - Oct. 15, 2015 Royal Caribbean International is launching a new campaign that invites adventure-seekers to…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 25, 2015

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Harmony of the Seas to Debut Aquatic Adventure Park | Cruise News – Aug. 18, 2015
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Harmony of the Seas to Debut Aquatic Adventure Park | Cruise News – Aug. 18, 2015

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Harmony of the Seas to Debut Aquatic Adventure Park Cruise News - Aug. 18, 2015 When Royal Caribbean International introduces Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest…

Royal Caribbean Introduces Royal Suite Class | Cruise News – Aug. 11, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 11, 2015

Royal Caribbean Introduces Royal Suite Class Cruise News - Aug. 11, 2015 Royal Caribbean International has announced a new Royal Suite Class, which will allow guests to…

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

Majesty of the Seas to Stay with Royal Caribbean, sail from Port Canaveral in 2016 | Cruise News – July 6, 2015
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Majesty of the Seas to Stay with Royal Caribbean, sail from Port Canaveral in 2016 | Cruise News – July 6, 2015

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Majesty of the Seas to Stay with Royal Caribbean, sail from Port Canaveral in 2016 Cruise News - July 6, 2015 Royal Caribbean International has reversed course…

Cruise Deals of the Week – July 2, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – June 26, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 26, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs June 26, 2015 Cunard Line has announced that Grammy® Award-winning vocalist Natalie Cole will headline the first Blue Note Jazz at Sea trans-Atlantic…

Cruise Deals of the Week – June 5, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – June 5, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 4, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs June 5, 2015 Luxury line Seabourn has revealed the new look for The Club, the lounge for the upcoming Seabourn Encore, as designed…

Allure Of The Seas Debuts in Europe | Cruise News – May 22, 2015
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Allure Of The Seas Debuts in Europe | Cruise News – May 22, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 22, 2015

Allure Of The Seas debuts in Europe Cruise News – May 22, 2015 Having just emerged from an 18-day drydock revitalization, Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the…

LGBT Cruises: Out and About
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 15, 2015

Out and About Options abound for today’s gay cruisers. By Randall Shirley   “Where’s the craziest place the two of you have ever made whoopee?” It’s a…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 15, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs May 15, 2015   Book a mystery cruise on Hapag-Lloyd's Europa 2 and go with the flow. On the 10-day "surprise cruise" sailing…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 8, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs May 8, 2015   Clear Lounge, a new attraction Puerta Maya in Cozumel, is being billed as the world's first underwater oxygen bar.…

Royal Caribbean Launches Anthem with Song | Cruise News – Apr. 24, 2015
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Royal Caribbean Launches Anthem with Song | Cruise News – Apr. 24, 2015

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Royal Caribbean Launches Anthem with Song Cruise News - Apr. 24, 2015 In a lively event featuring Welsh boys choir Only Boys Aloud, rock guitars, a DJ,…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 24, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs Apr. 24, 2015 When Disney Dream heads to a 20-day dry dock in the Bahamas in October, the ship will get updates including…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs | Apr. 17, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs Apr. 17, 2015 Carnival Cruise Line announced The Band Perry, Boston, Lionel Richie, Rascal Flatts, and Heart will be among the next acts…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs  – Apr. 10, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs Apr. 10, 2015   Princess Cruises will return to Japan again next year with Diamond Princess on 4- to 20-day sailings embarking from…

Rock the Ship – Theme cruises keep the good times rolling.
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Judi Cuervo - March 30, 2015

Monday Mantra Theme Cruise… Dream Cruise… Theme Cruise… Dream Cruise… Theme Cruise… Dream Cruise… Rock the Ship Theme cruises keep the good times rolling.   “Woooooooooooohoooooooooooooo!” That’s…

Royal Caribbean’s Latest Production: A Massive Studio | Cruise News – Mar. 27, 2015
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Royal Caribbean’s Latest Production: A Massive Studio | Cruise News – Mar. 27, 2015

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Royal Caribbean’s Latest Production: A Massive Studio Cruise News – Mar. 27, 2015 Cruise lines are serious about entertainment, the latest evidence being a 137,300-square-foot production facility…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs | Mar. 27, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs Mar. 27, 2015 Royal Caribbean International says it is sending its third Quantum-class ship, Ovation of the Seas, to China, strengthening its commitment…

Five Faves: Gracious Godmothers
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 25, 2015

Gracious Godmothers Not all ship christeners are royals and big-screen celebs. In the cruise industry, the role of godmother comes with a few responsibilities beyond overseeing the…

Cuba, China, and the Super Bowl | Cruise News – Mar. 20, 2015
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Cuba, China, and the Super Bowl | Cruise News – Mar. 20, 2015

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Cuba, China, and the Super Bowl Cruise News - Mar. 20, 2015 [[Here’s what we learned this week at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, the cruise industry's largest…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 13, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 13, 2015 Her Majesty, the Queen, wore a peach suit and matching hat for the naming ceremony of P&O Cruises’ newest…

Splendour of the Seas to Leave Royal Caribbean Fleet in 2016  – Cruise News – Mar. 6, 2015
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Splendour of the Seas to Leave Royal Caribbean Fleet in 2016 Cruise News - Mar. 6, 2015 North American fans of Splendour of the Seas might want…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 6, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 6, 2015 The new 604-passenger Seabourn Encore, to be delivered in December 2016, sold out its debut voyage in two days.…

Meet the New World’s Largest Cruise Ship – Cruise News – Feb. 27, 2015
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Meet the New World’s Largest Cruise Ship Cruise News – Feb. 27, 2015 The largest cruise ship in the world will debut in April 2016 as Harmony…

Royal Caribbean announces entertainment lineup for Anthem of the Seas – Cruise News — Feb. 20, 2015
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Royal Caribbean announces entertainment lineup for Anthem of the Seas – Cruise News — Feb. 20, 2015

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Royal Caribbean announces entertainment lineup for Anthem of the Seas Cruise News — Feb. 20, 2015 Passengers on Royal Caribbean International’s second Quantum-class ship, Anthem of the…

Royal Caribbean’s fourth Oasis-class ship under way – Cruise News – Feb. 6, 2015
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Royal Caribbean’s fourth Oasis-class ship under way – Cruise News – Feb. 6, 2015

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Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis-class ship under way Cruise News – Feb. 6, 2015 A steel cutting marked the official start of building for the fourth of Royal…

Top cruise cocktail competition heats up – Cruise News – Feb. 6, 2015
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Top cruise cocktail competition heats up – Cruise News – Feb. 6, 2015

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Top cruise cocktail competition heats up Cruise News – Feb. 6, 2015 With more than 2,500 entries received, it’s a great achievement in itself to be selected…

Five Faves: Idyllic Escapes. Cruise lines’ private islands offer perfect beach days — and so much more.
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 28, 2015

Porthole's Five Faves Idyllic Escapes Cruise lines’ private islands offer perfect beach days — and so much more.   The Caribbean has always been, and probably always…

Catch the Wave… It’s time for great cruise deals — and difficult cruise choices!
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Catch the Wave… It’s time for great cruise deals — and difficult cruise choices!

Judi Cuervo - January 5, 2015

Monday Mantra It’s Wave Season!...It’s Wave Season!...It’s Wave Season! Catch the Wave It’s time for great deals — and difficult choices! In the travel industry, January marks…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 2, 2015
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Fran Golden - January 2, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs Cruise News - Jan. 2, 2015   Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced plans to use new pollution-reducing scrubbers to "meet or exceed" upcoming…

Five Faves: New Ships, New Trips – Cruise Year’s Resolutions
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Five Faves: New Ships, New Trips – Cruise Year’s Resolutions

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 31, 2014

Five Faves New Ships, New Trips Five Cruises to Consider in 2015 A new year brings a sense of excitement. New opportunities on the horizon. New hopes…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 24, 2014

Ride the Rails If a weeklong cruise just isn’t enough, combine it with a train adventure for a trip of a lifetime. By Sherry Laskin It’s not…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week – Dec. 12, 2014
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week Cruise News – Dec. 12, 2014 French cruise line Ponant acquired some of the business assets of New York City-based…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2014

Five Faves Cruise Enthused Five Favorite Onboard Thrills             Modern-day cruisers might not realize that there actually was a time when shuffleboard and bingo were it for…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 3, 2014

Five Faves Cruise Ship Superlatives We’ve lined up five of cruising’s top … most … best … to the extreme!!! Cruising is an experience that always asks…

Five Faves: Unique Stores At Sea
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 25, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   Unique Stores At Sea Not all ship shops are stocked with brand-stamped hats and duty-free booze. In honor of Black Friday, we highlight…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week – Cruise News – Nov. 21, 2014
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week – Cruise News – Nov. 21, 2014

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Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week Cruise News - Nov. 21, 2014 Majesty of the Seas will transfer from Royal Caribbean International to Pullmantur Cruises, another…

Five Faves: Selfies at Sea… aboard Quantum of the Seas
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   Selfies at Sea Quantum of the Seas is the perfect backdrop to show off your favorite cruise-ship moments. Perhaps you’ve heard. Royal Caribbean…

Quantum arrives in Bayonne – Cruise News – Nov. 14, 2014
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Quantum arrives in Bayonne – Cruise News – Nov. 14, 2014

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Quantum arrives in Bayonne Cruise News - Nov. 7, 2014 Porthole will be on board this weekend for the two-night naming cruise of Royal Caribbean's much-anticipated Quantum…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week – Cruise News – Oct. 31, 2014
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week – Cruise News – Oct. 31, 2014

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Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week Cruise News - Oct. 31, 2014 Costa Diadema, the brand-new flagship of Costa Cruises, left Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Venice and will reach…

Oasis of the Seas Gets Dynamic Dining – Cruise News, Oct. 17, 2014
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Oasis of the Seas Gets Dynamic Dining – Cruise News, Oct. 17, 2014

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Cruise News - Oct. 17, 2014 Oasis of the Seas Gets Dynamic Dining The world's largest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, has emerged from a two-week…

Tats at Sea, Featured Deal… and more – Cruise News – Oct. 10, 2014
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Tats at Sea, Featured Deal… and more – Cruise News – Oct. 10, 2014

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Tats at Sea, Featured Deals... and more Cruise News, Oct. 10, 2014 You knew it was coming. America's first-ever tattoo-themed cruise will take place on Royal Caribbean…

Deals of the Week: CLIA Cruise Week Brings Savings…and more – Cruise News, Oct. 3, 2014
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Deals of the Week: CLIA Cruise Week Brings Savings…and more – Cruise News, Oct. 3, 2014

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Deals of the Week: CLIA Cruise Week Brings Savings Cruise News – Oct. 3, 2014     [sf_iconbox image="ss-star" character="" type="left-icon-alt" title="Porthole’s Featured Cruise Deals of the…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 1, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves Five Cruise Line Apps You Can’t Do Without. Unlock your ship’s secrets with this smart software.   Some cruisers like to enjoy their vacation…

What’s showing aboard Costa Diadema?… and more – Cruise News – Sept. 26, 2014.
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What’s showing aboard Costa Diadema?… and more – Cruise News – Sept. 26, 2014.

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  What’s showing aboard Costa Diadema? Cruise News - Sept. 26, 2014 Costa Cruises teased out details of entertainment options aboard Costa Diadema, the line's new 3,734-passenger…

What’s in the Blue Lagoon? … and more – Cruise News, Sept. 19, 2014
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What’s in the Blue Lagoon? … and more – Cruise News, Sept. 19, 2014

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What’s in the Blue Lagoon? Cruise News – Sept. 19, 2014 Porthole is in Reykjavik this week, attending the Society of American Travel Writers annual conference. So…

Cruise News — August 29, 2014 – Quantum of the Seas to be smartest ship ever
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Cruise News — August 29, 2014 – Quantum of the Seas to be smartest ship ever

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Cruise News — August 29, 2014 Quantum of the Seas to be smartest ship ever We don't know yet whether she will be beautiful, but the soon-to-debut…

Cruise News – August 15, 2014
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Cruise News – August 15, 2014 Quantum of the Seas Floats Out with Giant Pink Bear Royal Caribbean International used the shipyard float-out of Quantum of the…

A Week Aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 14, 2014

Ashley Castle's week on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas I ventured on board Royal Caribbean's recently refurbished Navigator of the Seas, now sailing from Galveston, Texas,…

Five Faves: Theme Cruises for 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 16, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   Five Theme Cruises Stargazing, yoga, and rock and roll - some of our favorite theme cruises for 2015 From country music cruises to…

Cruise News – July 11, 2014
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Cruise News - July 11, 2014 Windstar Adds Private Events to all 2015 Sailings Beginning in 2015, all Windstar Cruises itineraries will feature a complimentary Private Events…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2014

Island Time The story of South Pacific cruising By Chris Frame   If you’re like many travelers, the South Pacific conjures visions of a tropical paradise: sunny…

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Go Green

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2014

Go Green How some cruise ships are literally bringing the land to the sea By Gina Tarnacki   When Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice-class debuted in 2008 with Celebrity…

Cruise News – June 13, 2014
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Cruise News – June 13, 2014

Fran Golden - June 13, 2014

Cruise News - June 13, 2014 Royal Caribbean's Quantum Entertainment Royal Caribbean International is going for the gold in terms of Quantum of the Seas' entertainment –…

Five Faves: Enjoy the Show – Five Favorite Performances at Sea
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Five Faves: Enjoy the Show – Five Favorite Performances at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 11, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   Enjoy the Show Five Favorite Performances at Sea There’s something about that moment when the lights go dim, the audience hushes, and the…

Cruise News – May 30, 2014
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Cruise News – May 30, 2014

Fran Golden - May 30, 2014

Weekly Cruise News – May 30, 2014 The Debut of Regal Princess Princess Cruises' new Regal Princess quietly debuted in Europe this month. The fanfare will come…

Cruise News – May 16, 2014
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Cruise News – May 16, 2014

Fran Golden - May 16, 2014

Cruise News - May 16, 2014 New Viking Ocean Ships Viking Ocean Cruises hasn't even launched its first ship yet, but is already tripling its fleet. The…

Weekly Cruise News – May 9, 2014
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Weekly Cruise News – May 9, 2014

Fran Golden - May 9, 2014

Weekly Cruise News – May 9, 2014 A Regal Birthday in Southampton Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 was welcomed by her sisters to a 10th-birthday celebration in…

Five Faves: Belly Up!
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Five Faves: Belly Up!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 7, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves   Belly Up! Cheers to these five favorite onboard spots to grab a drink. There’s no denying that the themed bars, chic lounges, and…

Royal plays its China hand.
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Royal plays its China hand.

Fran Golden - April 18, 2014

In a move that came as a shock to many, Royal Caribbean announced this week that after an initial season in the New York market the line…

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

Fran Golden - March 28, 2014

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

Trend Alert: Kids Cruise Free
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Trend Alert: Kids Cruise Free

Fran Golden - March 5, 2014

Just in time for spring break, you’ll find cruise lines going after the family market big time. The major enticement? Kids cruise free!   Bring the kids…

Royal Caribbean Goes Even-Higher-Tech with Virtual Balconies
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Royal Caribbean Goes Even-Higher-Tech with Virtual Balconies

Fran Golden - February 10, 2014

Passengers in inside staterooms aboard Navigator of the Seas cruising from Galveston, Texas, have something new to crow about – virtual balcony views courtesy of high-tech wizardry. On the…

Norwegian Epic Heading to Europe Full-Time
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Norwegian Epic Heading to Europe Full-Time

Fran Golden - January 13, 2014

  With a bunch of innovative features including a complex of cabins for solo travelers and Blue Man Group performing on board, Norwegian Epic made a big splash when it debuted in…

Look for a Wave of Deals
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Look for a Wave of Deals

Fran Golden - January 3, 2014

As cruise lines look to kick-start the new year by getting plenty of reservations on the books, the “Wave Season” deals are rolling in. Look for opportunities…

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…

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

Fran Golden - December 30, 2013

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

Dinner and a Show: Cruising to Chicago (with prosciutto antipasto!)
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Dinner and a Show: Cruising to Chicago (with prosciutto antipasto!)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2013

  Cruising to Chicago (with prosciutto antipasto!) Royal Caribbean’s “Ship of Entertainment” boasts a world of restaurants and a city’s worth of shows.   By Christine Koubek…

Should smoking be banned on all cabin balconies?
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Should smoking be banned on all cabin balconies?

Fran Golden - September 19, 2013

Should smoking be banned on all cabin balconies? Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises are the latest cruise lines to announce enhanced smoking bans. It seems non-smokers are…

Another Cruise Ship Bans Smoking.
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Another Cruise Ship Bans Smoking.

Fran Golden - April 23, 2013

    Remember the days when you had to push smoke aside to walk into a cruise ship casino or lounge?  Fortunately, many if today’s ships have…