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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 19, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 19, 2019

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 20, 2019

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

Bonjour <I>Luciole</i>, the Bistro Barge!
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Bonjour Luciole, the Bistro Barge!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 11, 2019

Driving through the rolling fields of the French countryside, I was already getting hungry. We were headed south of Paris in the direction of Auxerre, where, beneath…

Soul Strutting At Sea
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Soul Strutting At Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2018

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

Cruise Connection: Web Slingers, Shell Heads, and Thunder Gods On board!
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Cruise Connection: Web Slingers, Shell Heads, and Thunder Gods On board!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 18, 2018

Attention all Marvel fans: Book a Marvel Day at Sea theme voyage aboard Disney Cruise Line immediately! It doesn’t matter if your penchant is for the Marvel…

Spooky Sailing; Cruise with the Monsters from Hotel Transylvania
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Spooky Sailing; Cruise with the Monsters from Hotel Transylvania

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 31, 2018

Dream Cruises is collaborating with Sony Picture Entertainment this summer to offer a theme cruise with a spooky side. Guests aboard two of Dream Cruises ships, Genting Dream…

Cruise Connection: Feel the Latin Beat
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Cruise Connection: Feel the Latin Beat

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 27, 2018

By Fabien DeGuffroy Are you a salsero (a salsa dancer or fan)? Do you enjoy the warm air and soft breezes of ocean cruising? If you answered…

ROCK & ROYAL: Trio of Music Cruises on Royal Caribbean
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ROCK & ROYAL: Trio of Music Cruises on Royal Caribbean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 24, 2018

Rock Music Cruises - Cruise News - Apr. 24, 2018 Classic rock? Prog rock? Heavy metal? Whatever floats your boat, On the Blue is singing your tune…

Grape Destinations: The Willamette Winemakers
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Grape Destinations: The Willamette Winemakers

Porthole Cruise - March 21, 2018

The thick, weathered vines at  Sokol Blosser attest to the decades that have passed since the rootstocks were first planted. It’s almost as if the vines are…

Theme Cruise: Grape Expectations
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Theme Cruise: Grape Expectations

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

By Judi Cuervo It’s 10:30 a.m. and I’m at the 20-acre Mt. Hood Winery, Oregon’s 2016 Winery of the Year. In the glass before me is a…

Perfect Pairings: Windstar Cruises serves sophisticated tastes
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Perfect Pairings: Windstar Cruises serves sophisticated tastes

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

By Janice Wald Henderson Ah, Windstar Cruises. Who doesn’t love a line so passionate about its cuisine? As Windstar Cruises zeros in even further on upping its…

News Briefs – <i>Seven Seas Mariner’</i>s amazing upgrade, and more….
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News Briefs – Seven Seas Mariner’s amazing upgrade, and more….

Porthole Cruise - February 9, 2018

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Feb. 9, 2018 Seven Seas Mariner is undergoing a major upgrade before returning to Alaska. The world’s first all-suite, all-balcony cruise ship…

Celebrate the Best of Bollywood aboard Grand Celebration
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Celebrate the Best of Bollywood aboard Grand Celebration

Porthole Cruise - February 8, 2018

Smaller cruise lines are shifting their focus to a more tailored cruising experience through theme-cruise offerings. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line launched their  first-ever Bollywood cruise experience in…

Miami Dolphins Fan Cruise to Set Sail on the City’s Newest Ship
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Miami Dolphins Fan Cruise to Set Sail on the City’s Newest Ship

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 8, 2018

Cruise News – Feb. 8, 2018 MSC Cruises will bring beloved football legends, the Miami Dolphins alumni, to the sea on a Dolphins Fan Cruise on March 17, 2018, aboard the brand-new MSC…

Total Eclipse: Celebrity Cruises is the perfect backdrop for a music cruise.
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Total Eclipse: Celebrity Cruises is the perfect backdrop for a music cruise.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 6, 2018

The Monthly Mantra I loved the Eclipse! ... I loved the Eclipse! … I loved the Eclipse! And I'm not talking about that thing last August where,…

News Briefs – Cousteau in the Amazon and more….
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News Briefs – Cousteau in the Amazon and more….

Porthole Cruise - February 2, 2018

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 2, 2018 Luxury river operator Aqua Expeditions has announced a series of theme cruises on the Amazon and Mekong rivers for…

How to Get the Most Out of Your European Wine Cruise
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How to Get the Most Out of Your European Wine Cruise

Porthole Cruise - February 1, 2018

For wine lovers, there’s nothing as exciting as a European river cruise combined with wine tasting, wine education, and of course, gourmet food. Tasting wine in the…

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…

Set Sail on the First Cartoon Network Cruise Ship
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Set Sail on the First Cartoon Network Cruise Ship

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 25, 2018

Cruise News - Jan. 25, 2018 Some of the world’s most famous cartoon characters will set sail on their very own cruise ship, Cartoon Network Wave. This fully…

Disney Adds Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea for 2019
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Disney Adds Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea for 2019

Porthole Cruise - January 24, 2018

Cruise News - Jan. 24, 2018 Disney Cruise Line is bringing back two popular special itineraries — Star Wars Day at Sea and Marvel Day at Sea — in 2019.…

5 Fave Theme Cruises for 2018
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5 Fave Theme Cruises for 2018

Porthole Cruise - January 23, 2018

Porthole’s Five Faves Cruise fans are fans, first and foremost — and every fan’s got a theme cruise to make ‘em go “Oh, man!” It doesn’t matter…

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

Porthole Cruise - January 20, 2018

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

Princess Invites Alaska Guests to Play in their Treehouse
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Princess Invites Alaska Guests to Play in their Treehouse

Porthole Cruise - January 15, 2018

Cruise News – Jan. 15, 2018 Princess Cruises has announced something new for visitors to Alaska – a summer program at the line’s custom-designed wilderness treehouse at…

Four New Craft Beers to Debut on <i>Carnival Horizon</i>
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Four New Craft Beers to Debut on Carnival Horizon

Porthole Cruise - January 12, 2018

Cruise News - Jan. 11, 2018 Carnival Cruise Line has announced the names of the four craft beers that will be brewed aboard the new Carnival Horizon, which is…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 5, 2018
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 5, 2018

Porthole Cruise - January 6, 2018

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Jan. 5, 2018 American Cruise Lines has become a national underwriter for the iconic PBS series Washington Week, a roundtable discussion that’s…

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 —…

Ship Review: <i>American Duchess</i>
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American Queen Steamboat Company
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Ship Review: American Duchess

Porthole Cruise - December 29, 2017

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

Star-Studded Line-Up for <i>MSC Seaside</i> Launch Ceremony
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Star-Studded Line-Up for MSC Seaside Launch Ceremony

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 12, 2017

MSC Seaside Launch Ceremony to Feature a Star-Studded Line-Up Cruise News - Dec. 12, 2017 MSC Seaside, which will be held December 21 at PortMiami. As part of the…

Go Small – The big advantages to small-ship cruising with UnCruise Adventures
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Go Small – The big advantages to small-ship cruising with UnCruise Adventures

Judi Cuervo - December 11, 2017

The Monthly Mantra A Whole Lot of Un … A Whole Lot of Un … A Whole Lot of Un … Go Small The big advantages to…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 1, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 1, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 1, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 1, 2017 This week, Puerto Rico welcomed over 7,000 cruise visitors from Freedom of the Seas, Carnival Conquest, and Disney Magic…

Carnival Cruise Line Brings Top Brands to Onboard Shops
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Carnival Cruise Line Brings Top Brands to Onboard Shops

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 21, 2017

Carnival Brings Top Brands to Onboard Shops Cruise News - Nov. 21, 2017 As part of an ongoing effort to provide a wide variety of choices at…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 3, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 3, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 3, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Nov. 3, 2017 Scenic has unveiled more of what awaits cruisers traveling aboard their upcoming Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse. New excursions, covered…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 27, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 27, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 27, 2017 Cunard Line is hosting a Hollywood movie premiere, rolling out the red carpet aboard Queen Mary 2 to show…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2017

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

Carnival Horizon Atrium Sculpture to Feature Artwork by St. Jude Patients
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Carnival Horizon Atrium Sculpture to Feature Artwork by St. Jude Patients

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 25, 2017

Carnival Horizon Atrium Sculpture to Feature Artwork by St. Jude Patients Cruise News - Oct. 25, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the massive LED “Dreamscape”…

Carnival Cruise Line Coaches Kids in Kindness, Compassion with Dr. Seuss
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Carnival Cruise Line Coaches Kids in Kindness, Compassion with Dr. Seuss

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 10, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line Coaches Kids in Kindness, Compassion with Dr. Seuss Cruise News - Oct. 10, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line and Dr. Seuss Enterprises have teamed up to offer a…

Silversea to Debut Show Scored by Royal Philharmonic
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Silversea to Debut Show Scored by Royal Philharmonic

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 1, 2017

Silversea to Debut Show Scored by Royal Philharmonic Cruise News - Sept. 1, 2017 A brand-new signature production show, Grande Amore, will soon premiere on the stages of Silversea…

Carnival Horizon to Feature Line’s First Teppanyaki Venue
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Carnival Horizon to Feature Line’s First Teppanyaki Venue

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 28, 2017

Carnival Horizon to Feature Line’s First Teppanyaki Venue Cruise News - Aug. 28, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line will introduce its first-ever teppanyaki dining venue when the new…

Vitamin Sea: Wellness Cruises
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Vitamin Sea: Wellness Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

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

Cruising Characters
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Cruising Characters

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

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

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Exciting Features for <i>Norwegian Bliss</i>
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Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Exciting Features for Norwegian Bliss

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 13, 2017

Cruise News, Aug. 13, 2017 Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed features and amenities for the 4,000-guest Norwegian Bliss, the line’s 16th ship, which will sail to Alaska…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 11, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 11, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 11, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 11, 2017 River cruise line AmaWaterways has announced the godmother for its upcoming ship, AmaLea. Travel industry leader Filomena Andre will…

Carnival Fantasy Continues Cruising from Mobile Through 2018
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Carnival Fantasy Continues Cruising from Mobile Through 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2017

Carnival Fantasy Continues Cruising from Mobile Through 2018 Cruise News – Aug. 10, 2017 Visit Mobile has announced that Carnival Cruise Line has extended its contract with…

Carnival Updates Cruise-Ship Exhibit at Miami Children’s Museum
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Carnival Updates Cruise-Ship Exhibit at Miami Children’s Museum

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 18, 2017

Carnival Updates Cruise Ship Exhibit at Miami Children's Museum Cruise News - Jul. 18, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line and the Miami Children’s Museum unveiled a newly renovated…

5 Faves: Independence Days. Free for All!
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5 Faves: Independence Days. Free for All!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2017

Five Ways to Celebrate Independence Days Around the World It’s the United States’ Independence Day on July 4, and that means blue, red, and white everything combined…

Vitamin Sea: Cruising Solo
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Vitamin Sea: Cruising Solo

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

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

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 16, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 16, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 16, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Jun. 16, 2017 Sixthman’s third annual Walker Stalker Cruise is setting sail January 26–30, 2018, aboard Norwegian Pearl sailing roundtrip from New…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – June 9, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – June 9, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 9, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - June 9, 2017 For the very first time in its history, Norwegian Cruise Line is positioning a cruise ship, Norwegian Jade, in…

Cruise Deals of the Week – June 9, 2017
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Cruise Deals of the Week – June 9, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 9, 2017

Cruise Deals of the Week - June 9, 2017 DEAL ONE: American Queen Steamboat Company is discounting holiday-themed cruises this Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Book before September…

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 12, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 12, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 12, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - May 12, 2017 Disney Cruise Line has scheduled two first-time visits for fall 2018, calling on both Bermuda and Quebec City for…

Disney Wonder First Passenger Ship to Transit New Panama Locks
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Disney Wonder First Passenger Ship to Transit New Panama Locks

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 1, 2017

Disney Wonder Becomes First Passenger Ship to Transit New Panama Canal Locks Cruise News - May 1, 2017 On April 29, 2017, Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder…

5 Faves: Beyond the Kids’ Club
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5 Faves: Beyond the Kids’ Club

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 26, 2017

Porthole's 5 Faves Bored on Board? Not a Chance! Five Fun-Ship Activities Beyond the Kids' Club They say the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.…

Windstar and James Beard Foundation Announce Culinary Cruise Collection Lineup
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Windstar and James Beard Foundation Announce Culinary Cruise Collection Lineup

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 25, 2017

Windstar and James Beard Foundation Announce Culinary Cruise Collection Lineup Cruise News - Apr. 25, 2017 Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation have unveiled the full lineup for their James…

Carnival Horizon to Feature Dr. Seuss–Themed Water Park
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Carnival Horizon to Feature Dr. Seuss–Themed Water Park

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 20, 2017

Carnival Horizon to Feature Dr. Seuss–Themed Water Park Cruise News – Apr. 20, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line has announced that its newest ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon,…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 7, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 7, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 7, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 7, 2017 UnCruise Adventures has added a seventh ship, 88-guest replica coastal steamer S.S. Legacy, to its Alaska fleet, which will…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 31, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 31, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 31, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 31, 2017 The renovated Carnival Glory celebrated its new WaterWorks aqua park on Deck 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week.…

Chinese Cruise Market Gets Two Brand-New Megaships
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Chinese Cruise Market Gets Two Brand-New Megaships

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 31, 2017

Chinese Cruise Market Gets Two Brand-New Megaships Cruise News – Mar. 31, 2017 This week, two major cruise lines celebrated milestones with their dedicated debuts into the…

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…

10 Special Event Cruises Aboard Cunard Line
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10 Special Event Cruises Aboard Cunard Line

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 16, 2017

10 Special Event Cruises aboard Cunard Line Cruise News - Mar. 16, 2017 Cunard Line, already known for its award-winning Insights enrichment program in which expert and celebrity speakers join voyages to inform…

Guy Harvey to Host Conservation Cruise on Norwegian
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Guy Harvey to Host Conservation Cruise on Norwegian

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 21, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line is partnering with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) and Nova Southeastern University’s Research Institute to host an ocean conservation-themed cruise on Norwegian Escape this fall. The weeklong cruise…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

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

Design Time: Disney Cruise Line
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Design Time: Disney Cruise Line

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

Designing Disney Creative Imagineers use immersive experiences to tell a story. By Fran Golden Call it a coming of age for Disney Cruise Line. Not only does…

5 Fave Media-Themed Cruises
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5 Fave Media-Themed Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 15, 2017

Porthole's 5 Faves #WAKENEWS As the leading media authority on cruises and numbered lists, Porthole knows exactly how much the following media outlets 1) work tirelessly on…

Windstar Cruises Expands Culinary Partnership with James Beard Foundation
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Windstar Cruises Expands Culinary Partnership with James Beard Foundation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 7, 2017

Windstar Cruises Expands Culinary Partnership with James Beard Foundation Cruise News – Feb. 7, 2017 Windstar Cruises has announced an expansion on its exclusive travel-culinary partnership with the…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 27, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 27, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 27, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 27, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, will debut in April 2018 with a series of European voyages, followed…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 13, 2017
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 13, 2017

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 13, 2017

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 13, 2017 Six different Carnival Cruise Line ships have added private destination Princess Cays to their itineraries beginning in May 2017.…

Princess Cruises Offers More to Younger Cruisers
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Princess Cruises Offers More to Younger Cruisers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 12, 2017

Princess Cruises Offers More to Younger Cruisers Cruise News – Jan. 12, 2017 Princess Cruises is expanding its Discovery at Sea program with new youth center designs…

“Game-Changing Guest Experience” to Launch on Princess Cruises This Year
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“Game-Changing Guest Experience” to Launch on Princess Cruises This Year

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 4, 2017

“Game-Changing Guest Experience” to Launch on Princess Cruises This Year Cruise News - Jan. 4, 2017 Carnival Corporation has announced that it has developed the world’s first…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 23, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 23, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 23, 2016

 Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 23, 2016 Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has given a sneak peek at the construction of their first newbuild, National Geographic Quest,…

The Third Annual Judi’s Choice Awards – And the Winners Are!
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The Third Annual Judi’s Choice Awards – And the Winners Are!

Judi Cuervo - December 19, 2016

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

Five New Foodie Experiences aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam
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Five New Foodie Experiences aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 23, 2016

Dig In! Five New Foodie Experiences aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam When it comes to Holland America Line’s new ship, ms Koningsdam, there’s been a lot of…

Five Fave Disney Wonder Reimagined Results As Explained By Frozen Lyrics
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Five Fave Disney Wonder Reimagined Results As Explained By Frozen Lyrics

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 21, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves Five Fave Disney Wonder Reimagined Results … … As Explained By Frozen Lyrics   No one would have ever classified Disney Wonder as a…

Carnival Feast – A sneak peek at Carnival Vista is more than mouthwatering.
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Carnival Feast – A sneak peek at Carnival Vista is more than mouthwatering.

Judi Cuervo - November 7, 2016

Monday Mantra Hooked … Hooked … Hooked … A sneak peek at Carnival Vista is more than mouthwatering. If you have a serious cruise addiction, particularly if…

Five Faves: Hangin’ Tough at Sea
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Five Faves: Hangin’ Tough at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 3, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Five favorite moments of this year’s NKOTB cruise! Yes, they still got the Right Stuff —and eight sold-out cruises to prove it. If you…

Readers’ Choice Awards 2016
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Readers’ Choice Awards 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 27, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine announces the winners of our 18th Annual Readers' Choice Awards! Whether your votes came to us online, by mail, or by fax, one thing…

Five Faves: Puh-LAY BALL!
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Five Faves: Puh-LAY BALL!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 26, 2016

Porthole’s Five Faves Five Fave Baseball Parks To Cruise To Take me out to the ballgame, or take you on a sea cruise? Why not both! With the…

Ship Review: Seven Seas Explorer
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Ship Review: Seven Seas Explorer

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2016

Grand Entrance See why Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer is a ship of superlatives By Fran Golden As a journalist, you’re not supposed to believe such marketing speak…

Florida’s Best Local Craft Breweries
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Florida’s Best Local Craft Breweries

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2016

Say cheers to Florida’s Best Local Craft Breweries By Evan S. Benn In case you haven’t noticed, craft beer is on many savvy cruisers’ radar. From onboard…

Music Themed Cruises: Rock the Ship
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Music Themed Cruises: Rock the Ship

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2016

What the artists, fans, and organizers say about music-themed cruises. By Bill Kopp While retirees and young professionals might not always share the same taste in music,…

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Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2016

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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…

Marvel Day at Sea: Marvel’s Mightiest Save the Day on Disney Cruise Line
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Marvel Day at Sea: Marvel’s Mightiest Save the Day on Disney Cruise Line

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 21, 2016

Marvel's Mightiest Save the Day on Disney Cruise Line Cruise News - October 21, 2016 Disney Cruise Line is assembling the heroes and villains of the Marvel…

The Show Must Go Onboard – Cruise entertainment has really grown up.
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The Show Must Go Onboard – Cruise entertainment has really grown up.

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 17, 2016

Monday Mantra That’s Entertainment! ... THAT’S Entertainment?? ... That’s Entertainment! ... THAT’S Entertainment?? ... Cruise entertainment has really grown up I endured lousy comedians and jugglers. I…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – October 14, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – October 14, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 14, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - October 14, 2016 Adventures by Disney is expanding its river cruise offerings with AwaWaterways in 2017. Among the new Rhine River sailings…

MSC Cruises Launches Kids’ Web Series, Kelly & Kloe On Board
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MSC Cruises Launches Kids’ Web Series, Kelly & Kloe On Board

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 4, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-7bxAqr7zk MSC Cruises Launches Kids' Web Series, Kelly & Kloe On Board Cruise News - October 4, 2016 MSC Cruises has announced the newest addition to its…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 30, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 30, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 30, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - September 30, 2016 Boutique river operator Uniworld has announced its first Jewish Heritage themed cruises aboard River Ambassador on all of the…

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 16, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 16, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 16, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - September 16, 2016 The Strand Cruise, Myanmar’s luxury river operator, is welcoming music lovers aboard a 4-night cruise over Valentine’s Day 2017,…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 9, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 9, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 9, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – September 9, 2016 New York Fashion Week was graced by a royal visit, as Queen Mary 2 joined the festivities bearing some…

Theme Cruise: Star Wars at Sea
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Theme Cruise: Star Wars at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2016

May the Force Cruise with You Experience Star Wars at Sea aboard Disney Cruise Line By Jason Leppert What happens when you combine Disney Cruise Line with…

River Ships: Kid-Friendly, Cruiser Approved
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River Ships: Kid-Friendly, Cruiser Approved

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2016

Kid-Friendly, Cruiser-Approved Family fun awaits on today’s river ships. By Michelle Baran Who says river cruises aren’t for kids? While there may be a long-held stereotype that…

Cruise Ship Review: Carnival Vista
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Cruise Ship Review: Carnival Vista

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2016

Carnival Vista takes cruisers to new horizons By Lynn and Cele Seldon Carnival Vista might be described as a blushing bride, in that she brings something old,…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2016

Five favorite upcoming theme cruises Fans unite! Whether you’re nutty for science fiction, kooky over craft beers, or a global policy wonk, there’s a ship full of…

Carnival:  “Official Seagoing Headquarters” for Cat in the Hat 2016 Campaign | Cruise News – Aug.  8, 2016
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Carnival: “Official Seagoing Headquarters” for Cat in the Hat 2016 Campaign | Cruise News – Aug. 8, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 8, 2016

Carnival to Serve As “Official Seagoing Headquarters” for Cat in the Hat’s Presidential Campaign Cruise News - Aug. 8, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line announced it will serve…

Carnival Cruise Line Brings Build-a-Bear Workshop to Sea | Cruise News – July 26, 2016
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Carnival Cruise Line Brings Build-a-Bear Workshop to Sea | Cruise News – July 26, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 26, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line Brings Build-a-Bear Workshop to Sea Cruise News - July 26, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line and Build-A-Bear Workshop have entered into an exclusive partnership that…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – July 12, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – July 12, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 12, 2016

Disney Cruise Line Announces Upcoming Holiday Cruises   This fall and winter, cruisers can experience specially themed Halloween and holiday sailings across the Disney Cruise Line fleet.   Halloween on…

Ciao, Costa – A cruise director returns on board
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Ciao, Costa – A cruise director returns on board

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2016

Ciao, Costa After 25 years, a former cruise director returns to his roots. By Steve Leland After living under the yellow and blue funnels of Costa Cruises…

Design Time: Chandeliers
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Design Time: Chandeliers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2016

Art Illuminated Massive cruise ship chandeliers do more than just light the way. By Fran Golden As you wander your way around a cruise ship, sometimes it…

Cruise Connection: Holistic Holiday at Sea theme cruise
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Cruise Connection: Holistic Holiday at Sea theme cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2016

Cruise Well Holistic Holiday at Sea offers a healthy way to cruise the Caribbean. By Margot Bigg I’ve always wanted to take a cruise. But because I’ve…

Ship Review: ms Koningsdam
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Ship Review: ms Koningsdam

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2016

Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam hits all the right notes. By Anita Dunham-Potter [caption id="attachment_37316" align="alignright" width="200"] Koningsdam[/caption] Stepping aboard ms Koningsdam it quickly becomes apparent that…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 17, 2016
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 17, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 17, 2016 * The American Queen Steamboat Company has announced a series of 9-day holiday sailings on the Lower Mississippi, which…

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…

Five Faves: World Oceans Day
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Five Faves: World Oceans Day

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 8, 2016

Love Thy Ocean Five Fave Programs to Support the Sea Today is World Oceans Day, a day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 20, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 20, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 20, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - May 20, 2016 * Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced a 2018 world voyage showcasing destinations across the Southern Hemisphere. The 137-night…

Costa Cruises and Aperol Break World Record aboard Costa Favolosa | Cruise News – May 19, 2016
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Costa Cruises and Aperol Break World Record aboard Costa Favolosa | Cruise News – May 19, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 19, 2016

Costa Cruises and Aperol Break World Record aboard Costa Favolosa Cruise News - May 19, 2016 Costa Cruises, in partnership with Aperol, achieved a Guinness World Record aboard…

Working at Sea – Is It for Me?
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Working at Sea – Is It for Me?

Judi Cuervo - May 9, 2016

Monday Mantra Unqualified … Unqualified … Unqualified … Working at Sea – Is It for Me? Could you be cut out for cruising career? Could I? It…

Abercrombie & Kent – Along the Nile
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Abercrombie & Kent – Along the Nile

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 21, 2016

Along the Nile: Exploring the Egypt of Today By Chris Owen Determined to see the great pyramids of Egypt with my own eyes in this lifetime, I…

Theme Cruise: All aboard American Queen
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Theme Cruise: All aboard American Queen

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 21, 2016

Big Wheel, Big Band All aboard American Queen for a swinging good time By Jodi Ornstein A week before I was to set sail on American Queen…

So Many Ways to Cruise. – To find the perfect trip, you have to explore.
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So Many Ways to Cruise. – To find the perfect trip, you have to explore.

Judi Cuervo - April 11, 2016

Monday Mantra Decisions…Decisions…Decisions… So Many Ways to Cruise To find the perfect trip, you have to explore. When I was about 12 years old and just learning…

Star Clippers Announces Culinary Theme Cruises | Cruise News – Apr. 5, 2016
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Star Clippers Announces Culinary Theme Cruises | Cruise News – Apr. 5, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 5, 2016

Star Clippers Announces Culinary Theme Cruises Cruise News - Apr. 5, 2016 Tall-ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has announced a series of culinary-themed voyages for 2016 that feature…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – April 1, 2016
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – April 1, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 1, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – April 1, 2016   Holland America Line has taken delivery of ms Koningsdam, officially making it the first Pinnacle-Class ship in the fleet. Koningsdam’s official…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 11, 2016

Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Mar. 11, 2016 * Art lovers will be flocking to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ luxury ship Europa2 this September and in 2017 for “art2sea”…

MSC Cruises Introduces New Wellness Experience | Cruise News – March 3, 2016
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MSC Cruises Introduces New Wellness Experience | Cruise News – March 3, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 3, 2016

MSC Cruises Introduces New Wellness Experience Cruise News - March 3, 2016 In response to a strong, growing demand for wellness travel, MSC Cruises is introducing an…

Five Faves: Upcoming Theme Cruises
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Five Faves: Upcoming Theme Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 24, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Fans, Ahoy! Whatever you totally geek out about, there’s a theme cruise for it. What could be better than a few carefree days eating…

Carnival Magic Gets New Restaurants and Bars | Cruise News – Feb. 23, 2016
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Carnival Magic Gets New Restaurants and Bars | Cruise News – Feb. 23, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 23, 2016

Carnival Magic Gets New Restaurants and Bars Cruise News – Feb. 23, 2016 As part of a multimillion-dollar renovation, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic will be adding new…

Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Escape
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Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Escape

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 18, 2016

Meet Norwegian Escape, the cruise line’s newest and largest ship. By Theresa Russell A godfather you say? How many ships have a godfather? But there we were…

Carnival Cruise Line Kicks Off Yearlong Wheel of Fortune Celebration | Cruise News – Feb. 16, 2016
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Carnival Cruise Line Kicks Off Yearlong Wheel of Fortune Celebration | Cruise News – Feb. 16, 2016

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line Kicks Off Yearlong Wheel of Fortune Celebration Cruise News - Feb. 16, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line and International Game Technology (IGT) have partnered to…

Five Faves: Reasons You Can’t Refuse to Cruise
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Five Faves: Reasons You Can’t Refuse to Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 3, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves Book It! Five Reasons You Can’t Refuse to Cruise In our opinion, we never need a reason to cruise. But in case you need…

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

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…

Five Faves: May the Force Cruise with You
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Five Faves: May the Force Cruise with You

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 20, 2016

Porthole's Five Faves May the Force Cruise with You Five Things to Geek Out Over During a Star Wars Day at Sea Disney Cruise Line has just…

Design Time: Adam Tihany
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Design Time: Adam Tihany

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 6, 2016

Getting His Sea Legs Tihany design debuts aboard two of this year’s newest ships. By Karen Egly-Thompson Adam D. Tihany is renowned for creating innovative and luxurious…

This Year’s New Ships
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This Year’s New Ships

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 5, 2016

Hats off to this 2016's newest cruise ships. By Fran Golden This year is an active one for ship debuts. In fact, the class of 2016 includes…

The Judi’s Choice Awards 2015
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The Judi’s Choice Awards 2015

Judi Cuervo - December 28, 2015

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…

Carnival’s “Merry Grinchmas” Celebrations Bring Holiday Cheer to Hospitalized Kids | Cruise News – Dec. 14, 2015
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Carnival’s “Merry Grinchmas” Celebrations Bring Holiday Cheer to Hospitalized Kids | Cruise News – Dec. 14, 2015

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Carnival’s “Merry Grinchmas” Celebrations Bring Holiday Cheer to Hospitalized Kids Cruise News - Dec. 14, 2015 Carnival Cruise Line, in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, brought some…

Lindblad to Build Two New U.S.-Flagged Ships | Cruise News – Dec. 10, 2015
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Lindblad to Build Two New U.S.-Flagged Ships | Cruise News – Dec. 10, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2015

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic to Build Two New U.S.-Flagged Coastal Vessels Cruise News - Dec. 10, 2015 Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced that it has signed definitive agreements…

Can’t Help Falling in Love with an Elvis Theme Cruise | Cruise News – Dec. 9, 2015
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Can’t Help Falling in Love with an Elvis Theme Cruise | Cruise News – Dec. 9, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2015

Can’t Help Falling in Love with an Elvis Theme Cruise Cruise News - Dec. 9, 2015 Elvis will be “Rockin’ the Mekong” in September 2016 with one…

Star Clippers to Offer Free Yoga and Meditation Classes| Cruise News – Dec. 8, 2015
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Star Clippers to Offer Free Yoga and Meditation Classes| Cruise News – Dec. 8, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 8, 2015

Star Clippers to Offer Free Yoga and Meditation Classes Cruise News - Dec. 8, 2015 Star Clippers has announced it will offer complimentary yoga and meditation classes…

Five Faves: New Ships for the New Year
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Five Faves: New Ships for the New Year

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…

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.…

Jimmy Buffett Welcomes Guests to Margaritaville Resort
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Jimmy Buffett Welcomes Guests to Margaritaville Resort

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2015

Cruise News - Nov. 19, 2015 If your upcoming cruise embarks or disembarks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you have a cool, new option when it comes to…

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…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 6, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 6, 2015

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’s Five Faves Theme Cruises
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Porthole’s Five Faves Theme Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 5, 2015

Upcoming Theme Cruises Not that you ever need an excuse to book a cruise, but these theme cruises provide a pretty convincing reason to set sail soon.…

Disney Dream Emerges with New Enhancements | Cruise News – Nov. 3, 2015
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Disney Dream Emerges with New Enhancements | Cruise News – Nov. 3, 2015

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Disney Dream Emerges with New Enhancements Cruise News - Nov. 3, 2015 Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream has returned from a three-week drydock with several new enhancements,…

Cruise Ship Review: Viking Star
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Cruise Ship Review: Viking Star

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 30, 2015

A Star Is Born Viking Ocean Cruises debuts with a flagship like no other: Viking Star By Fran Golden Standing in your swimsuit in the first-at-sea snow…

Holland America Line Announces Three New Brand Partnerships | Cruise News – Oct. 29, 2015
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Holland America Line Announces Three New Brand Partnerships | Cruise News – Oct. 29, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 29, 2015

Holland America Line Announces Three New Brand Partnerships Cruise News - Oct. 29, 2015 At a press event today in New York City, Holland America Line’s president,…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs | Oct. 23, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs | Oct. 23, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 23, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs Oct. 23, 2015 * This morning, NPR’s The Takeaway news magazine show took an in-depth look at the efforts to bring the S.S.…

Cruise Deal of the Week | Oct. 23, 2015
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Cruise Deal of the Week | Oct. 23, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 23, 2015

[sf_iconbox image="ss-star" character="" type="left-icon-alt" title="Porthole’s Featured Cruise Deal of the Week!" animation="fade-in" animation_delay="100"] DEAL: MSC Divina is decking the halls and lighting the lamps for three holiday…

Five Faves: The Best Things About a Music Theme Cruise
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Five Faves: The Best Things About a Music Theme Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 14, 2015

Porthole's Five Faves Rock This Ship Five Reasons You'll Love a Music Theme Cruise I recently had the pure joy of spending four days on a cruise with six…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 2, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 2, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs Oct. 2, 2015 Three lines will be showing a new face to passengers in the near future. Queen Mary 2, in May and…

Five Faves: Best Senior Perks
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Five Faves: Best Senior Perks

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 1, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Best Senior Perks If wisdom comes with age, then perhaps no one needs this article less than the older cruisers we celebrate today Today…

Carnival Fantasy Plans Year of Mobile-Mexico Cruises | Cruise News – Sept. 23, 2015
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Carnival Fantasy Plans Year of Mobile-Mexico Cruises | Cruise News – Sept. 23, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 23, 2015

Carnival Fantasy Plans Year of Mobile-Mexico Cruises Cruise News – Sept. 23, 2015 Carnival Cruise Line and the City of Mobile, Alabama, have announced a year-long schedule…

Carnival Raises $5 Million for St. Jude | Cruise News – Sept. 17, 2015
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Carnival Raises $5 Million for St. Jude | Cruise News – Sept. 17, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 17, 2015

Carnival Reaches $5 Million Fundraising Goal for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Cruise News - Sept. 17, 2015 After reaching its $5 million fundraising goal for St.…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 28, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 28, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs Aug. 28, 2015 Regent Seven Seas Cruises recently revealed mockups of the new suites aboard Seven Seas Explorer (summer 2016). With an intricate…

Cruise Connection: The Mellow Yellow Cruise
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Cruise Connection: The Mellow Yellow Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 20, 2015

Flower Power Peace out with Mellow Yellow’s psychedelic onboard shows. By Josie Gulliksen Even though I was a first-timer on a theme cruise, I had a pretty…

Five Faves: How to Preserve and Share Your Cruise Memories
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Five Faves: How to Preserve and Share Your Cruise Memories

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 19, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Moments in Time Five Fave Ways to Preserve and Share Your Cruise Memories If you agree with the saying that “a picture is worth…

A Virgin Wish List – Mr. Branson … Richard … we’re ready to be shaken up.
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A Virgin Wish List – Mr. Branson … Richard … we’re ready to be shaken up.

Judi Cuervo - August 17, 2015

Porthole’s Monday Mantra Virgin thoughts…Virgin thoughts…Virgin thoughts… A Virgin Wish List Mr. Branson … Richard … we’re ready to be shaken up. It’s an amazing time for…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Aug. 7, 2015
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Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs Aug. 7, 2015 American Cruise Lines announced that Queen of the Mississippi is going to be joining Queen of the West in the…

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 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 grand…

Norwegian Cruise Line ends agreement with Nickelodeon | Cruise News – July 1, 2015
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Norwegian Cruise Line ends agreement with Nickelodeon | Cruise News – July 1, 2015

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Norwegian Cruise Line ends agreement with Nickelodeon Cruise News - July 1, 2015  Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that its agreement with Nickelodeon, which provides Nick-themed entertainment…

Cruise Ship Review: Costa Diadema
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Cruise Ship Review: Costa Diadema

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 26, 2015

Discover why Costa Diadema is nicknamed “the Queen of the Mediterranean.” By Clark Norton Costa Cruises’ mammoth new flagship, Costa Diadema, dubbed Regina del Mediterraneo — the…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – June 19, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – June 19, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 19, 2015

Porthole Cruise News Briefs June 19, 2015   P&O Cruises’ Pacific Jewel has made the first-ever cruise ship visit to Dili, the capital of the island nation…

It’s Shark Week All Year at Princess Cruises | Cruise News – June 19, 2015
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It’s Shark Week All Year at Princess Cruises | Cruise News – June 19, 2015

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It's Shark Week All Year at Princess Cruises Cruise News - June 19, 2015 Thanks to a "Discovery at Sea" partnership, Princess Cruises is bringing guests closer…

Five Faves: Father’s Day Gift Upgrades
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Five Faves: Father’s Day Gift Upgrades

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 17, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Father’s Day Gift Upgrades Just as Father knows best, he also deserves the best. Rather than going with the same ol’ standbys, allow the…

Man the Baby Stations! – We’ve got a ship-load of kids ahead!
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Man the Baby Stations! – We’ve got a ship-load of kids ahead!

Judi Cuervo - June 15, 2015

Monday Mantra Kids on Board!... Kids on Board!... Kids on Board! Man the Baby Stations! We’ve got a ship-load of kids ahead! Sometimes — not often, but…

Five Faves: Theme Cruises
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Five Faves: Theme Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 27, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Five Favorite Theme Cruises Whether you’re into progressive rock or proper punctuation, there’s bound to be an upcoming cruise that’ll float your boat Cruisers…

Carnival Vista to debut with first-of-its-kind family features | Cruise News – May 26, 2015
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Carnival Vista to debut with first-of-its-kind family features | Cruise News – May 26, 2015

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Carnival Vista to debut with first-of-its-kind family features Cruise News - May 26, 2015 When Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista debuts in May 2016, it’ll offer families…

Five Faves: Sea-centric Songs
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Five Faves: Sea-centric Songs

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 20, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Sea-centric Songs Enya may have created the sounds most synonymous with sailing away, but it’s not the only song in the key of cruising.…

Cruise Wisdom: Cruise Lingo
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Cruise Wisdom: Cruise Lingo

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 15, 2015

Learn the Lingo A handy cheatsheet for first-time cruisers By Cindy O'Neil Q: Several of our friends are avid cruisers, and when they talk about their recent…

Mrs. Brady to Dance on Holland America Line | Cruise News – May 1, 2015
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Mrs. Brady to Dance on Holland America Line | Cruise News – May 1, 2015

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Mrs. Brady to Dance on Holland America Line May 1, 2015 TV's favorite mom, Florence Henderson, best known for her role as Carol Brady on The Brady…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 1, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – May 1, 2015

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Porthole Cruise News Briefs May 1, 2015 Regent Seven Seas Cruises revealed artist renderings for the opulent pool area of the 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer. Around the…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 24, 2015
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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…

Disney Leaps into River Cruising | Cruise News – Apr. 17, 2015
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Disney Leaps into River Cruising | Cruise News – Apr. 17, 2015

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Disney leaps into river cruising Apr. 17, 2015 Disney's tour company arm, Adventures by Disney, will launch a series of one-week river cruises on the Danube next…

Sing “Do-Re-Mi” on Princess Cruises | Cruise News – Apr. 3, 2015
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Sing “Do-Re-Mi” on Princess Cruises | Cruise News – Apr. 3, 2015

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Sing “Do-Re-Mi” on Princess Cruises Cruise News – Apr. 3, 2015 The Sound of Music is coming to all 18 Princess Cruises ships beginning in mid-April –…

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Readers’ Choice Awards 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 3, 2015

Porthole Cruise Magazine announces the winners of our 17th Annual Readers' Choice Awards! Whether your votes came to us online, by mail, or by fax, one thing…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Apr. 3, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs - Apr. 3, 2015 MSC Sinfonia is the latest MSC Cruises ship to be cut in half and enlarged as part of the…

Five Faves – Absolutely True Cruise News
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Five Faves – Absolutely True Cruise News

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 1, 2015

Cruise Port Reno? New Line Breaks Ground on Post-Climate-Change Megaship Hub Absolutely True Cruise News – Apr. 1, 2015 Citizens of the Lake Tahoe area are bracing…

Rock the Ship – Theme cruises keep the good times rolling.
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Rock the Ship – Theme cruises keep the good times rolling.

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 the…

Five Faves: Spring Has Sprung! What better time to check out these amazing gardens around the world?
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Five Faves: Spring Has Sprung! What better time to check out these amazing gardens around the world?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 18, 2015

Porthole’s Five Faves Spring Has Sprung! What better time to check out these amazing gardens around the world? As much of the world begins to thaw out…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Mar. 6, 2015
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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.…

Cruise Connection: Turner Classic Movies
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Cruise Connection: Turner Classic Movies

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 27, 2015

That’s a Wrap! Turner Classic Movies cruise brings together film stars and fans. By Chris Owen Odds are increasing that if you have a special interest, there…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 13, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 13, 2015

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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 13, 2015 Disney Cruise Line guests can celebrate the Star Wars saga during a brand-new, day-long celebration aboard eight special sailings…

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…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs — Jan. 30, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs — Jan. 30, 2015

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Porthole Cruise News Briefs — Jan. 30, 2015 Ornithology, wine, marine biology, and beer are among topics for theme cruises on Un-Cruise Adventures’ small ships this year.…

Celebrity’s new suite-class restaurant revealed – Cruise News – Jan. 23, 2015
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Celebrity’s new suite-class restaurant revealed – Cruise News – Jan. 23, 2015

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Celebrity's new suite-class restaurant revealed Cruise News – Jan. 23, 2015 Celebrity Cruises has revealed the name, menu, and a first look at the new exclusive dining…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 23, 2015
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 23, 2015

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[embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/FzzX59uK6D0[/embed] Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 23, 2015 Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Explorer reached a construction milestone this week. The keel was laid at…

Holland America Crowns Second Dancing Champion – Cruise News – Jan. 2, 2015
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Holland America Crowns Second Dancing Champion – Cruise News – Jan. 2, 2015

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Holland America Crowns Second Dancing Champion Cruise News - Jan. 2, 2015 Cruise passenger/"hobbyist" ballroom dancer Brenton Mitchell of Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been crowned Holland America…

Princess Makes a Splash at Rose Bowl – Cruise News – Jan. 2, 2015
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Princess Makes a Splash at Rose Bowl – Cruise News – Jan. 2, 2015

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Princess Makes a Splash at Rose Bowl Cruise News - Jan. 2, 2015 If you weren't one of the 80 million or so people watching the Rose…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 2, 2015
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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…

Cruise Ship Review: Tauck Inspire
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Cruise Ship Review: Tauck Inspire

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 24, 2014

Tauck Inspire, the newest class of ships from Tauck, raises the bar in river cruising. By John and Sandra Nowlan As ocean cruise ships get bigger and…

Join the Club: Top Chef at Sea
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Join the Club: Top Chef at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 24, 2014

Get Cookin’ Celebrity Cruises’ Top Chef at Sea cruises get participants fired up. By Fran Golden Chef Angelo Sosa tried to pull my white chef's hat over…

Huge Water Park, Ninja Turtles Coming to Norwegian Escape – Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014
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Huge Water Park, Ninja Turtles Coming to Norwegian Escape – Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014

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Huge Waterpark, Ninja Turtles coming to Norwegian Escape Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014 In an announcement that may cause an adrenaline rush for active adults and…

Beer Lovers Cruise Crystal – Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014
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Beer Lovers Cruise Crystal – Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014

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Beer Lovers Cruise Crystal Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014 Fans of microbrews will find a lot to like on Crystal Cruises' latest craft beer-themed cruise aboard…

Amber Cove Welcomes Carnival Next Fall – Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014
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Amber Cove Welcomes Carnival Next Fall – Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014

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Amber Cove Welcomes Carnival Next Fall Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014 Cruisers will be able to visit the new destination of Amber Cove in the Dominican…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Dec. 19, 2014
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs Cruise News – Dec. 19, 2014   Now that there are plans to restore diplomatic relations, will Cuba be the next hot cruise…

MSC Cruises details 2015 MSC Divina theme cruises – Cruise News – Dec. 12, 2014
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MSC Cruises details 2015 MSC Divina theme cruises – Cruise News – Dec. 12, 2014

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MSC Cruises details 2015 MSC Divina theme cruises Cruise News – Dec. 12, 2014   MSC Divina will once again host baseball fans on a series of…

New cruises, new ports  – Cruise News – Dec. 12, 2014
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New cruises, new ports – Cruise News – Dec. 12, 2014

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New cruises, new ports Several cruise lines announce upcoming itinerary offerings Cruise News – Dec. 12, 2014 Celebrity to call Abu Dhabi home As part of its…

Home, sweet Gem- Even after a few changes, it’s good to be aboard a friend.
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Home, sweet Gem- Even after a few changes, it’s good to be aboard a friend.

Judi Cuervo - November 24, 2014

Monday Mantra I'm at home on Norwegian Gem...I'm at home on Norwegian Gem...I'm at home on Norwegian Gem... Home, sweet Gem Even after a few changes, it’s…

Five Faves: Selfies at Sea… aboard Quantum of the Seas
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Five Faves: Selfies at Sea… aboard Quantum of the Seas

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…

Carnival Shows off Pride in Tampa – Cruise News – Nov. 14, 2014
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Carnival Shows off Pride in Tampa – Cruise News – Nov. 14, 2014

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Carnival Shows off Pride in Tampa Cruise News - Nov. 14, 2014 Fresh from a $75 million redo, Carnival Pride has started its winter schedule from Tampa,…

Love Boat Crazy – Cruise News – Nov. 7, 2014
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Love Boat Crazy – Cruise News – Nov. 7, 2014

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Love Boat Crazy Cruise News - Nov. 7, 2014 Walking around the 3,560-passenger Regal Princess, docked in Port Everglades for its christening ceremonies this week, was like…

Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week – Cruise News – Nov. 7, 2014
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week – Cruise News – Nov. 7, 2014

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Porthole Cruise News Briefs of the Week Cruise News - Nov. 7, 2014 American Eagle will make an early debut on the Mississippi River. American Cruise Lines…

Five Faves: Rums of the Caribbean
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Five Faves: Rums of the Caribbean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 5, 2014

Five Faves Rums of the Caribbean A guided tour through the finest spirits of the islands. If I say the words “cruise vacation” to you, chances are…

Join the Club: Calling All Cat Lovers
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Join the Club: Calling All Cat Lovers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 3, 2014

Calling All Cat Lovers Board a Meow Meow Cruise and share your feline fervor. By Clark Norton Anna Conway, a Sarasota, Florida–based travel agent, loves cats —…

MSC Goes LEGO Crazy – Cruise News – Oct. 31, 2014
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MSC Goes LEGO Crazy – Cruise News – Oct. 31, 2014

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MSC Goes LEGO Crazy Cruise News - Oct. 31, 2014   MSC Cruises has a new partnership with LEGO that includes special playrooms on select ships in…

Holland America Line Keeps on Dancing – Cruise News – Oct. 31, 2014
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Holland America Line Keeps on Dancing – Cruise News – Oct. 31, 2014

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Holland America Line Keeps on Dancing Cruise News - Oct. 31, 2014   Holland America Line has renewed its successful partnership with the hit ABC TV series…

Five Faves: Baseball Parks To Cruise To
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Five Faves: Baseball Parks To Cruise To

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 22, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves Baseball Parks To Cruise To Take me out to the ballgame, or take you on a sea cruise? Why not both! With the World…

Norwegian Jewel Debuts in Houston… and more – Cruise News, Oct. 17, 2014
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Norwegian Jewel Debuts in Houston… and more – Cruise News, Oct. 17, 2014

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Cruise News - Oct. 17, 2014 Norwegian Jewel Debuts in Houston Houston, we've got a new ship. The recently updated Norwegian Jewel began sailing this week from…

Love Boat Fun in 2015 – Cruise News, Oct. 10, 2014
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Love Boat Fun in 2015 – Cruise News, Oct. 10, 2014

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Love Boat Fun in 2015 Cruise News, Oct. 10, 2014 Princess Cruises has been heavily promoting its 50th anniversary next year and now comes word the yearlong…

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…

Five Faves: Unique Museums of the Western Med
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Five Faves: Unique Museums of the Western Med

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 7, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves Unique Museums of the Western Med Cruise through culture with these memorable - and often overlooked - collections. While these are extraordinary museums, they may…

Familiar Faces and New Places on Norwegian Escape – Cruise News – Oct. 3, 2014
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Familiar Faces and New Places on Norwegian Escape – Cruise News – Oct. 3, 2014

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Familiar Faces and New Places on Norwegian Escape Cruise News – Oct. 3, 2014 Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Escape, the Breakaway-Plus ship scheduled to debut next fall,…

Princess to Float a Rose Bowl Love Boat – Cruise News – Sept. 26, 2014.
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Princess to Float a Rose Bowl Love Boat – Cruise News – Sept. 26, 2014.

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Princess to Float a Rose Bowl Love Boat Cruise News - Sept. 26, 2014 Watch the Rose Parade on January 1 and you'll see a floating floral…

Till Death Do We Debark
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Till Death Do We Debark

Judi Cuervo - September 22, 2014

Monday Mantra I DO love cruising…I DO love cruising…I DO love cruising… Till Death Do We Debark Cruise with me, my love… on the sea, the sea…

Join the Club: Golf Theme Cruises
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Join the Club: Golf Theme Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 4, 2014

Sky of Blue, Sea of Green On a golf theme cruise, passengers don’t just join the club — they swing it. By Clark Norton They’d love to…

Extreme Makeover: Cruise Edition – Star Pride
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Extreme Makeover: Cruise Edition – Star Pride

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 4, 2014

Extreme Makeover: Cruise Edition When it comes to ship renovations, sometimes it’s not just the carpet and paint color, it’s a whole new identity. A Star is…

Cruise News — August 29, 2014 – Celebrity Cruises debuts new package tours… and more
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Cruise News — August 29, 2014 – Celebrity Cruises debuts new package tours… and more

Fran Golden - August 29, 2014

Cruise News — August 29, 2014 Celebrity Cruises debuts new package tours Celebrity Cruises is debuting more than 20 new cruisetours with a twist — the Celebrity…

Cruise News – August 22, 2014
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Cruise News – August 22, 2014

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  Cruise News – August 22, 2014 Carnival  Cruise Lines beefs up Baltimore options Carnival Cruise Lines will, for the first time, operate a one-of-a-kind series of…

Cruise News – August 15, 2014
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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…

Remembering the Black Dress – Worn – and worn out – on the best of cruises
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Remembering the Black Dress – Worn – and worn out – on the best of cruises

Judi Cuervo - August 11, 2014

Monday Mantra Ode to The Black Dress Worn – and worn out – on the best of cruises. I need a new dress…I need a new dress…I need…

Cruise News – August 8, 2014
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Cruise News - August 8, 2014 Celebrity Eclipse to Get Makeover Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice-class Celebrity Eclipse is heading into dry dock in the spring – right before…

Cruise News – August 1, 2014
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Cruise News - August 1, 2014 Princess Cruises Orders New Royal-Class Ship Princess Cruises signed a deal with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for a new Royal-class ship to…

Cruise News – July 25, 2014
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Cruise News - July 25, 2014 Norwegian Updates Cuisine With cruise passengers increasingly moving into the "foodie" category, Norwegian Cruise Line is updating its culinary offerings—part of…

Five Faves: Favorite Beers to Cheers – cruising’s best suds at sea!
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Five Faves: Favorite Beers to Cheers – cruising’s best suds at sea!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 23, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves Favorite Beers to Cheers Lift a glass (or more) to the best suds at sea! There's the bubbly you tip back with one hand…

Five Faves: Theme Cruises for 2015
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Five Faves: Theme Cruises for 2015

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 chocolate…

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…

Cruise News – July 4, 2014
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Cruise News - July 4, 2014 See the World with Silversea Silversea Cruises' World Cruise 2016 will be a 115-day sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Venice, aboard…

Five Faves: Cruise, American Style!
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Five Faves: Cruise, American Style!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 2, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves Cruise, American Style! We crown the good… from sea to shining sea! One of the joys of cruising is getting to visit exotic places in…

Join the Club: Born to Rum
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Join the Club: Born to Rum

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2014

Join the Club: Born to Rum Get a taste of island life aboard a rum cruise in the Caribbean. By Clark Norton As a young man, Dave…

Cruise News – June 27, 2014
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Cruise News – June 27, 2014

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2014

Cruise News - June 27, 2014   Viking Star Floats Out in Italy Viking, known for its river cruises, celebrated the float-out this week of its first…

Cruise News – June 20, 2014
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Cruise News - June 20, 2014   Seabourn Signs UNESCO Pact Luxury line Seabourn signed an agreement with UNESCO that includes raising $1 million to protect the…

Cruise News – June 13, 2014
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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 –…

Cruise News – June 6, 2014
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Cruise News – June 6, 2014

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Cruise News - June 6, 2014   Avalon Waterways Launches New River Ship If can imagine waking up and opening your wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling glass doors for an…

Five Faves: Theme Cruises
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Five Faves: Theme Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 4, 2014

Porthole’s Five Faves Five Theme Cruises … From gourmands to ghost hunters, there's something for every cruiser to love. Who doesn’t love a good theme cruise? Board…

Cruise News – May 23, 2014
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Cruise News – May 23, 2014

Fran Golden - May 23, 2014

Cruise News – May 23, 2014   ‘NEXT’ for Norwegian: $250 Million Upgrades Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it will spend $250 million through 2015 for…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 7, 2014

Cheers to these five favorite onboard spots to grab a drink. There’s no denying that the themed bars, chic lounges, and bustling nightclubs found on today’s cruise…

Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Breakaway
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Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Breakaway

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 25, 2014

Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Breakaway Start spreading the news… this floating mini-Manhattan is a New York dream come true! By Fran Golden When Norwegian Cruise Line recently…

You Should Be Dancing!
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You Should Be Dancing!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 23, 2014

Dancing with the Stars — at Sea! Holland America Line gives its guests their own time to shine. By Jason Leppert With a beaming smile spread widely…

Carnival Brings the Sea to New Kid’s Program
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Carnival Brings the Sea to New Kid’s Program

Fran Golden - April 21, 2014

Kids on Carnival ships will soon be making penguins out of Oreos, playing marine animal trivia, crafting their own sailboats, and designing their own aquariums in Camp…

MSC Preziosa: Cosmopolitan Cruising
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MSC Preziosa: Cosmopolitan Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 15, 2014

Cruise Ship Review: MSC Preziosa Gear up and then unwind through memorable moments aboard MSC Preziosa. By Jonathan Beaumont See some of the exciting moments from the…

Uniworld Launches S.S. Catherine in Lyon
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Uniworld Launches S.S. Catherine in Lyon

Fran Golden - March 31, 2014

Another day, another river ship christening. Seriously, it's beginning to feel like that as the market, especially in Europe, keeps booming with no signs of slowing down…

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…

Cruise Ship News of the Week
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Cruise Ship News of the Week

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 14, 2014

The 30th Cruise Shipping Miami conference, the premier event for the global cruise industry and its largest annual gathering, produced a lot of news this week, with several…

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! Cruise Deals Where Kids…

Theme Cruise Celebrates Women Who Rock
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Theme Cruise Celebrates Women Who Rock

Fran Golden - February 28, 2014

Cruisers may soon be going "Crazy on You," or at least will have the opportunity to rock out to the music of Heart – and other top…

Put a Banana on Your Cruise Map
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Put a Banana on Your Cruise Map

Fran Golden - February 17, 2014

The cruise industry is going bananas. The new Banana Coast cruise port in Honduras is now officially on the cruise ship map. The 130-passenger ship Yorktown, operated by Travel Dynamics International,…

The Cruise Experience of the Future
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The Cruise Experience of the Future

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 15, 2014

  The Cruise Experience of the Future Floating islands, indoor snow and starlight voyages: cruising into tomorrow By Clare Emmett Cruise ships have come a long way…

Miami’s Wynwood Walls
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Miami’s Wynwood Walls

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 15, 2014

  Miami’s Wynwood Walls Where street art climbs to a whole new level By Richard Varr If these walls could talk… but they do. In this winding…

Tere Moana: Small in Size — Big on Luxury
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Tere Moana: Small in Size — Big on Luxury

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 15, 2014

Cruise Ship Review Tere Moana: Small in Size — Big on Luxury With its incredible upgrades and more intimate itineraries, this newest Paul Gauguin star is sure…

Top Chef at Sea
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Top Chef at Sea

Fran Golden - February 5, 2014

I am an unabashed fan of Bravo TV's Top Chef – so much so that I once more or less stalked show judge (and noted chef) Tom Colicchio at a casino…

Carnival Launches Name-Brand Concerts – For a Fee
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Carnival Launches Name-Brand Concerts – For a Fee

Fran Golden - January 25, 2014

Jennifer Hudson, Lady Antebellum, Daughtry, and even such classic rock groups as Foreigner and Chicago, will soon be performing live on Carnival Cruise Lines ships, as part of a first-of-its-kind shipboard concert…

That’s Entertainment! Aboard MSC Divina
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That’s Entertainment! Aboard MSC Divina

Fran Golden - January 24, 2014

Entertainment Aboard MSC Divina from MSC CRUISES on Vimeo. This week I'm cruising aboard MSC Divina, the newest ship to sail year-round cruises out of Miami. The big attraction…

Star Pride to Debut with ‘Stem-to-Stern’ Design Changes
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Star Pride to Debut with ‘Stem-to-Stern’ Design Changes

Fran Golden - January 20, 2014

One of the most anticipated ship redos this year is the transformation of Seabourn Pride into Windstar Cruises' Star Pride. Operator of three upscale sailing ships, Windstar bought the 212-passenger motorized…

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…

Cruise Ship Review: Royal Princess
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Cruise Ship Review: Royal Princess

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 15, 2013

Cruise Ship Review: Royal Princess Veterans and first-time cruisers will find Royal Princess is truly majestic. By Lynn & Cele Seldon Christened by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge,…

Join the Club: Paranormal Cruises – Now You Sea It
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Join the Club: Paranormal Cruises – Now You Sea It

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2013

Join the Club: Now You Sea It… The Ports of Apparitions Cruise is sure to draw ghost-hunters and those fascinated with all things (beings?) paranormal By Clark…

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 My…

MSC Divina Cruise Ship Review
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MSC Divina Cruise Ship Review

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 15, 2013

Making Its Move With MSC Divina about to relocate to its new Caribbean home, it’s time to revisit this spectacular ship. By Lynn & Cele Seldon A…

Meditations on Moorea
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Meditations on Moorea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 15, 2013

MEDITATIONS ON MOOREA One traveler rediscovers the beauty and culture of the South Pacific. By Amy Roe “I shut my eyes in order to see.” ― Paul…

Join the Club: Vampire Cruises
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Join the Club: Vampire Cruises

Porthole Cruise - December 15, 2012

  Cruises You Can Sink Your Teeth Into Vampire genre cruises draw fans looking for a “fangtastic” time. By Clark Norton Vampires — those sharp-fanged mythological creatures…

Gourmet Buffets
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Gourmet Buffets

Porthole Cruise - December 15, 2012

GOURMET BUFFETS Step aside, midnight pizza! There are plenty of new favorites to choose from at today’s buffets at sea. By Lynn & Cele Seldon Buffets at…

Art Sails
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Art Sails

Porthole Cruise - December 15, 2012

  ART SAILS Dramatic pieces aboard today’s ships do more than merely decorate the walls. By Matt Hannafin When you take a cruise, the idea — the…

American Queen: A Royal Ship Returns
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American Queen: A Royal Ship Returns

Porthole Cruise - December 15, 2012

The American Queen steamboat brings back the golden age of river cruising By Shawn J. Dake It begins with a hiss that builds into a melodic whoosh,…

Join the Club: Ship-Deck Soccer
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Join the Club: Ship-Deck Soccer

Porthole Cruise - October 15, 2012

SHIP-DECK SOCCER Having a Ball at Sea. By Clark Norton In the spring of 2011, a girls’ soccer club in southern New Jersey called the Cape Express…

Food for Thought : Cooking Classes
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Food for Thought : Cooking Classes

Porthole Cruise - October 15, 2012

FOOD FOR THOUGHT DIG IN Learning is full of flavor aboard today’s cruise ships. By Lynn and Cele Seldon Whether it’s for a hot new restaurant, a…

Sister, Sister
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Sister, Sister

Porthole Cruise - October 15, 2012

Sister, Sister Jan and Cindy Brady might disagree, but it’s not always the oldest sister who gets all the attention. In cruising, though there’s undeniable hoopla when…

Join the Club: Astronomy
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Join the Club: Astronomy

Porthole Cruise - August 28, 2012

JOIN THE CLUB ASTRONOMY Sea-ing Stars A cruise ship is a perfect vantage point to study the sky. By Clark Norton During a 1998 cruise to Alaska,…

Jewish-Themed Cruises
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Jewish-Themed Cruises

Porthole Cruise - April 15, 2012

JEWISH-THEMED CRUISES Mazel Tov! Everything you ever wanted to know about Jewish-themed cruises but were afraid to ask your rabbi. By Alison Lowenstein A Seder at sea?…

Join the Club: Can You Sea PTV?
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Join the Club: Can You Sea PTV?

Porthole Cruise - April 15, 2012

Can You Sea PTV? From airwaves to ocean waves, it’s smooth sailing for fans of public broadcasting shows. By Clark Norton Martha Danker, a self-confessed “public broadcasting…

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Beam Me Up, Scotty!

Porthole Cruise - December 16, 2011

Beam Me Up, Scotty! A Star Trek theme cruise is a voyage like no other. By Clark Norton Do you dare to boldly go where no cruise-goers…

Carnival Magic: Magic Spell!
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Carnival Magic: Magic Spell!

Porthole Cruise - December 15, 2011

Cruise Ship Review: Carnival Magic Spell! Get drawn into the newest member of Carnival’s fleet. By Lynn and Cele Seldon When the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic sailed out…

Join The Club: Ukulele Cruises
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Join The Club: Ukulele Cruises

Porthole Cruise - October 16, 2011

UKULELE CRUISES The Key of the Sea--On a ukulele cruise, everybody comes out to play.. By Clark Norton Susan McCormick, a music teacher from Cypress, California, remembers…

Disney Dream
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Disney Dream

Porthole Cruise - August 15, 2011

Ship Review: DISNEY DREAM Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship grants all cruising wishes. By Jodi Ornstein If you’ve never seen a cruise ship christening, this is pretty…

QUEEN ELIZABETH – Royal Redux
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QUEEN ELIZABETH – Royal Redux

Porthole Cruise - June 15, 2011

Ship Review QUEEN ELIZABETH - Royal Redux Cunard unveils yet another Elizabeth, and this one is a real queen By Vivian Holley Call it a new Elizabethan…

It’s About Time (15 Years of Cruising)
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It’s About Time (15 Years of Cruising)

Porthole Cruise - April 15, 2011

It’s About Time See how cruise ships have changed and evolved since you first started reading Porthole.  By Fran Golden If you’ve been a cruiser for the…

Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Epic
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Cruise Magazine
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Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Epic

Porthole Cruise - February 25, 2011

Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Epic Big Ship. Epic Achievement Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest and greatest is in a class all by itself. By Jodi Ornstein Epic, as…