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5 Travel Tips for your Bali Getaway
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5 Travel Tips for your Bali Getaway

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 21, 2019

Tag: Steve Leland travels

Shanghai, On The Side
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Shanghai, On The Side

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 16, 2018

I’m not particularly fond of the motor coach, follow the guide’s umbrella brand of sightseeing and I have an affinity to off the grid type of travel…

Gaga for the Galápagos
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Gaga for the Galápagos

Christina Hunting - May 15, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you likely spent leisure time of adolescent years perusing iconic National Geographic magazines in search of natural phenomena, half-naked jungle tribes, and…

Chills and Thrills with Hurtigruten
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Chills and Thrills with Hurtigruten

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 8, 2018

Living outside the borders of any discernible cruise demographic, I am well aware that I have an insatiable appetite for anything divergent or off the beaten path.…

All things great AND SMALL!
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All things great AND SMALL!

Porthole Cruise - April 28, 2018

If you follow  my cruise escapades, it’s obvious that size doesn’t matter to me. It’s not that I’m not impressed by a ship with a bowling alley,…

Adventure Cruises You Have to Try
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Adventure Cruises You Have to Try

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2018

As a general rule, Caribbean cruises conjure up images of white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters, while Europe destinations offer up iconic cathedrals, castles and assorted antiquities…

Made in China Part 2: The Terra-cotta Warriors
China
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Made in China Part 2: The Terra-cotta Warriors

Porthole Cruise - April 13, 2018

China’s initial capital, Xian, with a population of over 8 million today, was for centuries a bustling yet virtually unknown metropolis. Then in 1974, it burst onto…

The Great Wall: Made In China
China
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The Great Wall: Made In China

Porthole Cruise - April 3, 2018

“Build the wall!” One of the first times a politician ever issued those controversial words was when the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang decreed the creation of…

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

Porthole Cruise - February 28, 2018

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

An Introduction to Abruzzo
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An Introduction to Abruzzo

Porthole Cruise - February 19, 2018

Abruzzo, Italy The inevitable question is "where is that?" Followed by the predictable "is it near Tuscany ?" Once the Google Map imagery is set into the brain,…

Cruising with – and without – kids.
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Cruising with – and without – kids.

Porthole Cruise - February 12, 2018

I JUST WANT TO BE ALONE! For parents everywhere, Greta Garbo said it best. A cruise would seem to be just the ticket (and well deserved) to…

On The Right Track….
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On The Right Track….

Christina Hunting - January 20, 2018

I’m of the belief that you can never get enough of a good thing. So, when a fantastic 7-day cruise just isn’t enough to fill those precious…

Exploring Cambodia: Touring the temples of Angkor Wat, and searching the secrets of Siem Reap.
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Exploring Cambodia: Touring the temples of Angkor Wat, and searching the secrets of Siem Reap.

Porthole Cruise - January 17, 2018

Cruising in faraway destinations such as Southeast Asia encourages consideration to pre- and post-cruise options. These opening acts and encores to the main event range from basic…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 29, 2017

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

The Barge Bonus
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Cruise Magazine
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The Barge Bonus

Porthole Cruise - December 27, 2017

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

5 Faves: Hanoi Highlights
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5 Faves: Hanoi Highlights

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 25, 2017

Porthole’s 5 Faves Hanoi Highlights 5 Faves of Vietnam’s Capital City For cruisers looking for that next exotic itinerary, today’s major cruise lines and river cruise operators…

5 Faves: St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 Faves: St. Petersburg, Russia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 2, 2017

Porthole's 5 Faves Treasure Trove Five Must-Do Moments in St. Petersburg, Russia One of the highlights of any Baltic cruise is the ever-popular St. Petersburg, Russia. Envisioned…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

The Difference Down Under Azamara’s Destination Immersion brings cruisers closer to the culture. By Steve Leland Any journey that requires traveling halfway around the world demands some…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2017

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

5 Faves: Must-Try Cambodian Street Foods
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5 Faves: Must-Try Cambodian Street Foods

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 8, 2017

Porthole's 5 Faves Dig In! Five Must-Try Cambodian Street Foods I profess to being a moderate foodie, backed up by my appreciation of food and the discovery…

Design Time: Oceania Cruises
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Design Time: Oceania Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 27, 2017

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

Exploring on American Empress
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Exploring on American Empress

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

The Wheel Deal Modern-day exploration aboard American Empress By Steve Leland I'd had Tina Turner belting out “Proud Mary” in my head since first planning this cruise…

Three Ways to Experience a Viking Cruise
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Three Ways to Experience a Viking Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

From the Rivers to the Oceans Three ways to experience a Viking cruise Is there anywhere this cruise line doesn’t sail? When Viking River Cruises, an industry…

Five Faves: Sea Days on Oceania Cruises’ Riviera
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Five Faves: Sea Days on Oceania Cruises’ Riviera

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 7, 2016

Savor Your Sea Days Five Favorite Things to do During a Trans-Atlantic Cruise I never thought I would enjoy a trans-Atlantic cruise. I envisioned a version where…