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Alaska Tourism Recovery Act May Save the Cruise Season
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Alaska Tourism Recovery Act May Save the Cruise Season

Evan Gove - May 14, 2021

Alaskan Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have been vocal over the past few weeks about the urgent need to address Canada's cruise ship ban and we finally…

Choose Your Cruise – May 14, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – May 14, 2021

Evan Gove - May 14, 2021

What a week for cruising! The big news of the week was the reveal of Norwegian Cruise Line's new Prima class ships starting with the upcoming Norwegian…

Expand Your World as a Lifelong Learner
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Expand Your World as a Lifelong Learner

Evan Gove - May 14, 2021

Have you ever thought of the world itself as one giant classroom? Many limit their idea of learning to a lecture and a chalkboard when really the…

Sint Maarten Ready to Welcome Back Cruisers
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Sint Maarten Ready to Welcome Back Cruisers

Evan Gove - May 14, 2021

Every island in the Caribbean has a story, but few are as unique as Sint Maarten.  The island is so unique, in fact, that it has two…

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

Evan Gove - May 13, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 12, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 11, 2021

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

Seabourn “Very Excited” For July Cruise Restart Says President Josh Leibowitz
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Seabourn “Very Excited” For July Cruise Restart Says President Josh Leibowitz

Evan Gove - May 11, 2021

Following the retirement of longtime Seabourn President Rick Meadows last year, Josh Leibowitz was named the new President of the cruise line and his duties now include oversight…

Test Your Cruise Trivia with Gary Bembridge
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Test Your Cruise Trivia with Gary Bembridge

Evan Gove - May 10, 2021

Over the past 25 years, Gary Bembridge has helped countless cruisers and travelers get the most out of their vacations through his website and YouTube Channel "Tips…

Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces <i>Norwegian Prima</i>
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Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces Norwegian Prima

Evan Gove - May 10, 2021

The new Prima Class ships from Norwegian Cruise Line are on the way! In an announcement this morning, the cruise line released some new details about the…

Choose Your Cruise – May 7, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – May 7, 2021

Evan Gove - May 7, 2021

Another week, another CDC update that doesn't really help us at all. Sure, they outlined exactly what needs to happen during a simulated cruise, but the list…

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

Steve Leland - May 6, 2021

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

CDC Releases Technical Instructions for Simulated Voyages
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CDC Releases Technical Instructions for Simulated Voyages

Evan Gove - May 5, 2021

Welcome to Phase 2B of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Conditional Sail Order! What is Phase 2B, you ask? It's a set of technical instructions…

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

Evan Gove - May 5, 2021

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

Fleet-Wide Crew Vaccinations Begin for MSC Cruises
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Fleet-Wide Crew Vaccinations Begin for MSC Cruises

Evan Gove - May 4, 2021

MSC Cruises was one of the first to return to operation last summer when they began sailing in the Mediterranean. The cruises looked a little different due…

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

Evan Gove - May 3, 2021

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

Choose Your Cruise – April 30, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – April 30, 2021

Evan Gove - April 30, 2021

Wow what a week for cruising! We got the opportunity to check out not one, but TWO brand new ships coming in the near future and the…

Did the CDC Just Kick Kids Off Cruise Lines?
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Did the CDC Just Kick Kids Off Cruise Lines?

Evan Gove - April 29, 2021

The cruise industry was buzzing last night and this morning with the news that the CDC sent a letter to cruise lines updating and clarifying some of…

St. Kitts Is the Island of Limitless Possibilities
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St. Kitts Is the Island of Limitless Possibilities

Evan Gove - April 29, 2021

Attitude is everything, just ask the people of St. Kitts. In many respects this laid-back island paradise is your quintessential Caribbean island. It’s a place where beach…

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

Evan Gove - April 29, 2021

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

Amsterdam: Connoisseurs of Cozy
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Amsterdam: Connoisseurs of Cozy

Kate Wickers - April 29, 2021

I’m sitting in Café Papeneiland in Amsterdam, when the feeling of gezelligheid hits me. It’s what this city’s bruin cafés — the Dutch answer to the pub…

Celebrity Cruises Introduces <i>Celebrity Beyond</i>
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Celebrity Cruises Introduces Celebrity Beyond

Evan Gove - April 28, 2021

In a virtual event today featuring CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and hosted by TV host and lifestyle contributor Tommy DiDario, Celebrity Cruises introduced the next ship in their…

Don’t Miss This Taco Food Tour in Cabo San Lucas
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Don’t Miss This Taco Food Tour in Cabo San Lucas

Steve Leland - April 28, 2021

The question of the day; You’re in Mexico and hungry. What’s the one quick bite you think of? It’s a taco of course! As a vicarious foodie…

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Addresses Reopening Borders
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Addresses Reopening Borders

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed his nation this morning and gave an update on the state of travel to Canada. Though he offered no timetable for…

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

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

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

Holland America Line CEO Talks New “Have It All” Package, Visiting <I>Nieuw Statendam</I>
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Holland America Line CEO Talks New “Have It All” Package, Visiting Nieuw Statendam

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

After 148 years of cruising, it's safe to say Holland America Line has it down to a science. The cruise line is one of the most popular…

Carnival Corporation Partners with Bureau Veritas on Cruise Return
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Carnival Corporation Partners with Bureau Veritas on Cruise Return

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

Carnival Corporation today announced they are contracting Bureau Veritas, a worldwide testing, inspection, and certification company, on the safe restart of cruise operation. Carnival, the world's largest travel and…

Choose Your Cruise – April 23, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – April 23, 2021

Evan Gove - April 23, 2021

There was plenty of news this week about cruise lines adding new itineraries to their summer restarts and we couldn't be more excited! Cruising is on the…

ITF Seniors World Championships Coming to Palm Beach County
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ITF Seniors World Championships Coming to Palm Beach County

Evan Gove - April 23, 2021

One of the most underrated aspects of cruising is the pre-and post-cruise stay. Along with cruising, South Florida is home to some of the best outdoor activities…

Check Out Costa Cruises’ New Mediterranean Itineraries
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Check Out Costa Cruises’ New Mediterranean Itineraries

Evan Gove - April 22, 2021

In preparation for their summer cruise season, Costa Cruises has announced new Summer 2021 itineraries in the Mediterranean on four ships with sailings to Italy, France, Spain and Greece, and itineraries accessible from…

Carnival Cruise Line Releases LNG Fuel Technology Video for Earth Day
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Carnival Cruise Line Releases LNG Fuel Technology Video for Earth Day

Evan Gove - April 22, 2021

No offense to Mars, but it will never be Earth. Our planet is by far the most special in our solar system because it's home to a…

Would You Take a Mystery Cruise With Uniworld Boutique River Cruises?
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Would You Take a Mystery Cruise With Uniworld Boutique River Cruises?

Evan Gove - April 21, 2021

Would you take a vacation if you didn't know where you were going beforehand? That's exactly what Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is offering with their very first…

AmaWaterways Announces Record Bookings in March
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AmaWaterways Announces Record Bookings in March

Evan Gove - April 20, 2021

The demand for river cruising has never been higher according to AmaWaterways. The river cruise line announced they've opened up bookings for 2023 Europe river cruise itineraries thanks…

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

Evan Gove - April 20, 2021

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

Hiking Mexico’s Sierra de la Laguna
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Hiking Mexico’s Sierra de la Laguna

Steve Leland - April 19, 2021

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The stories of generously flowing champagne, chic hotels and hedonistic nightlife dominate travel headlines about this jetsetting playground in the sun. Perhaps it’s…

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

Evan Gove - April 16, 2021

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

From Russia With Love: Matryoshka Nesting Dolls
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From Russia With Love: Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

Stephen Grasso - April 15, 2021

Matryoshka dolls are an instantly recognizable symbol of Russia. They can take on many forms, but are always a series of wooden dolls of decreasing sizes that…

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

Evan Gove - April 14, 2021

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

St. Thomas, Sophisticated
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St. Thomas, Sophisticated

Steve Leland - April 13, 2021

St. Thomas had a deep-rooted seafaring heritage long before I plied its waters.As a cruise director for many years, I visited the small, quaint island every Tuesday.…

Cunard’s Captain Christopher Wells Retires After 20 Years
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Cunard’s Captain Christopher Wells Retires After 20 Years

Evan Gove - April 13, 2021

After 20 years with Cunard and 30 in total with Carnival Corporation, Captain Christopher Wells is retiring and being awarded the rank of Commodore for his outstanding service.…

Holland America Line To Celebrate 25 Years at Half Moon Cay
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Holland America Line To Celebrate 25 Years at Half Moon Cay

Evan Gove - April 11, 2021

Private islands are all the rage in cruising lately, but one cruise line has been well ahead of the trend! Holland America Line announced plans to operate…

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Returning in July
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Returning in July

Evan Gove - April 9, 2021

One of Florida's most popular local cruise lines is coming back soon! Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line announced today their plans to resume operation from Port of Palm…

Choose Your Cruise – April 9, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – April 9, 2021

Evan Gove - April 9, 2021

It was a wild week in the cruise industry! First we had a handful of cruise lines announcing new sailing dates from places all over the world.…

<i>Disney Wish</i> is One Step Closer to Completion
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Disney Wish is One Step Closer to Completion

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

The newest Disney Cruise Line ship is another step closer to completion! The cruise line celebrated a major milestone in the life of a cruise ship today with…

CDC Cruise Line Restrictions ‘Borderline Ridiculous’ says NCL CEO
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CDC Cruise Line Restrictions ‘Borderline Ridiculous’ says NCL CEO

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update to their conditional sail order last week, many thought it meant good news for the cruise…

Virgin Voyages Announces Summer Sailings in the UK
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Virgin Voyages Announces Summer Sailings in the UK

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

Just one day after cancelling their summer cruise season from Miami, Virgin Voyages is joining other cruise lines in offering select sailings from the United Kingdom for…

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

Evan Gove - April 7, 2021

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

St. Maarten Travel Restrictions You Need to Know About
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St. Maarten Travel Restrictions You Need to Know About

Evan Gove - April 7, 2021

With the news that cruise lines will begin sailing from St. Maarten in just a few months, cruisers all over America are booking their flight to the…

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Return Date
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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Return Date

Evan Gove - April 6, 2021

It's been a long time since Norwegian Cruise Line carried passengers on a cruise vacation, but we finally have a date for the company's restart. Beginning July…

Bermuda Is Open for Travel – Here’s What You Need to Know
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Bermuda Is Open for Travel – Here’s What You Need to Know

Evan Gove - April 6, 2021

For the first time ever, a major cruise line is going to homeport in Bermuda and it's going to be a major factor in the island's post-COVID…

The CDC’s Technical Guidance for Cruise Ships Explained
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The CDC’s Technical Guidance for Cruise Ships Explained

Evan Gove - April 5, 2021

In a classic Friday afternoon news dump, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update to their conditional sail order with a number of new…

Choose Your Cruise – April 2, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – April 2, 2021

Evan Gove - April 2, 2021

Cruising is back! We promise that's not an April Fool's Day prank, cruises are actually back and we are absolutely thrilled about it! Pretty much every major…

Royal Caribbean Extends Singapore Season to October
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Royal Caribbean Extends Singapore Season to October

Evan Gove - April 1, 2021

Since Royal Caribbean International began cruising from Singapore in December of 2020, more than 50,000 cruisers have sailed safely on board. As a result, Royal Caribbean International…

Windstar Cruises’ New $500 Million Sea Submarine Initiative
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Windstar Cruises’ New $500 Million Sea Submarine Initiative

Evan Gove - April 1, 2021

You've cruised the high seas, now Windstar Cruises is aiming to give guests an exclusive look underneath the waves thanks to a new $500 million submarine initiative.…

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of <i>Odyssey of the Seas</i>
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Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Odyssey of the Seas

Evan Gove - March 31, 2021

The latest ship from Royal Caribbean International is finally here! Odyssey of the Seas was delivered to the cruise line by Meyer Werft Yard in Papenburg, Germany in a ceremony attended…

Windstar Cruises Makes Vaccines Mandatory
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Windstar Cruises Makes Vaccines Mandatory

Evan Gove - March 31, 2021

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

Porthole Cruise Passenger Association Makes Your Vacation More Affordable
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Porthole Cruise Passenger Association Makes Your Vacation More Affordable

Evan Gove - March 30, 2021

Prior to 2020, there wasn’t another travel industry in the world changing as quickly as cruising. Long gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all vacation, instead cruise…

<i>MSC Virtuosa</i> Will Debut in the United Kingdom
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MSC Virtuosa Will Debut in the United Kingdom

Evan Gove - March 29, 2021

Following along with most other cruise lines, MSC Cruises is deploying their new flagship for summer cruises along the British Isles. The ship's maiden voyage will be May…

Cunard Will Sail <i>Queen Elizabeth</i> in the UK This Summer
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Cunard Will Sail Queen Elizabeth in the UK This Summer

Evan Gove - March 29, 2021

Perhaps the most famous of all the United Kingdom's cruise lines, Cunard recently announced they would position their ship Queen Elizabeth in the United Kingdom between July and October…

Disney Cruise Line Offering “Staycations” for UK Residents
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Disney Cruise Line Offering “Staycations” for UK Residents

Evan Gove - March 26, 2021

Cruise lines received some much-needed good news earlier this month when the United Kingdom announced cruise lines would be able to resume operation starting in May. UK-based…

Choose Your Cruise – March 26, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – March 26, 2021

Evan Gove - March 26, 2021

This was a wild week in the cruise industry. CLIA and the CDC went back and forth about the Conditional Sail Order and several more cruise lines…

Costa Cruises Names Mario Zanetti as New President
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Costa Cruises Names Mario Zanetti as New President

Evan Gove - March 25, 2021

When Neil Palomba departed his role with Costa Cruises last summer, he left some pretty big shoes to fill. We now know who will be filling those…

CLIA Tells CDC It’s Time to Cruise
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CLIA Tells CDC It’s Time to Cruise

Evan Gove - March 24, 2021

When it comes to cruising, nobody knows more than CLIA. The Cruise Lines International Association is the world's largest cruise industry trade association which represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity.…

Saint Lucia Prepares for Summer Cruise Tourism
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Saint Lucia Prepares for Summer Cruise Tourism

Evan Gove - March 23, 2021

For the first time in a year, the island of St. Lucia is preparing to welcome back international cruise tourism. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has jumpstarted the return…

Costa Cruises to Resume Operation in May
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Costa Cruises to Resume Operation in May

Evan Gove - March 22, 2021

Costa Cruises announced today they have a new timeline for restarting operation and we couldn't be more excited about it! The cruise line is now planning on…

U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Performs Well Despite Pandemic
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U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Performs Well Despite Pandemic

Evan Gove - March 22, 2021

U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte shared some encouraging tourism numbers about the islands compared to the rest of the Caribbean. While the region as a…

Celebrity Cruises Announces June 5th Return
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Celebrity Cruises Announces June 5th Return

Evan Gove - March 19, 2021

There's some excellent news to report from Celebrity Cruises this morning! Celebrity President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo announced this morning that the cruise line would return to…

Choose Your Cruise – March 19, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – March 19, 2021

Evan Gove - March 19, 2021

The United Kingdom has been in the news lately for a number of reasons. Cruisers may have been following the quarrels of the Royals, but we bet…

<i>Mardi Gras</i> Déjà Vu?
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Mardi Gras Déjà Vu?

Evan Gove - March 18, 2021

Who could have possibly known that when the original Mardi Gras embarked on March 11, 1972, it and its sister-ships would revolutionize the onboard experience, propel an…

Can I Travel to Ireland?
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Can I Travel to Ireland?

Evan Gove - March 17, 2021

Unfortunately, St. James Gate at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin will remain closed this St. Patrick's Day, but what about the rest of the country? The Emerald…

Norwegian Cruise Line Suspends Cruises Until July
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Norwegian Cruise Line Suspends Cruises Until July

Evan Gove - March 16, 2021

In a statement issued this morning, Norwegian Cruise Line announced they would be extending the suspension of operation through June 2021. They also temporarily halted bookings for…

Virgin Voyages Will Require COVID-19 Vaccinations
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Virgin Voyages Will Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Evan Gove - March 16, 2021

It's been a busy morning for Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin. In a statement released to USA Today, McAlpin announced COVID-19 vaccinations would be mandatory for…

Cruising Returned to America This Weekend
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Cruising Returned to America This Weekend

Evan Gove - March 15, 2021

For the first time in over a year, a cruise ship departed from an American port with passengers onboard. American Cruise Lines resumed service over the weekend…

Choose Your Cruise – March 12, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – March 12, 2021

Evan Gove - March 12, 2021

It was exactly one year ago today that Princess Cruises and Viking Cruises announced they'd be pausing operation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's truly unbelievable but…

Alcatraz Cruises to Resume Prison Tour Operations
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Alcatraz Cruises to Resume Prison Tour Operations

Evan Gove - March 11, 2021

For the first time in over a year, Alcatraz Cruises will resume ferry service operations to Alcatraz Island beginning March 15, 2021. Alcatraz, an island in San Francisco…

Traditional Tlingit Tastes
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Traditional Tlingit Tastes

Cele & Lynn Seldon - March 11, 2021

The Last Frontier, otherwise known as Alaska, has always maintained a certain mystique to those in the Lower 48. One of the least populated and visited states…

WATCH:<i>MSC Lirica</i> Damaged by Fire
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WATCH:MSC Lirica Damaged by Fire

Evan Gove - March 10, 2021

Anyone in and around the port of Corfu, Greece today saw something very unsettling, a cruise ship on fire. Black smoke and flames could be seen billowing…

This is the World’s Longest River Cruise
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This is the World’s Longest River Cruise

Evan Gove - March 9, 2021

It's never too early to start planning for the future so if you're looking for the ultimate return to cruising, do we have a European river cruise…

Virgin Voyages Names 3rd Ship <i>Resilient Lady</i>
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Virgin Voyages Names 3rd Ship Resilient Lady

Evan Gove - March 8, 2021

Resilient is certainly a great way to describe the cruise industry and according to Virgin Voyages, it's also a great name for a ship! The new cruise…

Two Brand New Restaurants Coming to <i>MSC Virtuosa</i>
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Two Brand New Restaurants Coming to MSC Virtuosa

Evan Gove - March 4, 2021

Specialty dining is all the rage in cruising these days and MSC Cruises has announced two new specialty dining concepts featured on board their new flagship MSC Virtuosa.…

Australia Extends International Travel Ban Until June
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Australia Extends International Travel Ban Until June

Evan Gove - March 4, 2021

Those hoping to visit the Land Down Under as their first post-pandemic vacation will have to wait a little longer. This week Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the…

Jamaica Travel Restrictions Get Tighter for Visitors
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Jamaica Travel Restrictions Get Tighter for Visitors

Evan Gove - March 3, 2021

The Caribbean island of Jamaica tightened up their COVID-19 travel restrictions for visitors, reducing the time frame in which travelers need to get tested for the virus.…

MSC Cruises Will Deploy <i>MSC Seaside</i> in the Mediterranean
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MSC Cruises Will Deploy MSC Seaside in the Mediterranean

Evan Gove - March 2, 2021

Since August 2020, MSC Grandiosa has carried more than 40,000 passengers on cruises from Italy and the cruise line announced they'll be adding another ship to the region. Beginning…

Port Canaveral is Now Ready to Fuel the Cruise Ships of the Future
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Port Canaveral is Now Ready to Fuel the Cruise Ships of the Future

Evan Gove - March 1, 2021

Something very special just arrived at Port Canaveral and it's ushering in a new era of cruising! The Q-LNG 4000, a ship-to-ship articulated tug and bunker barge (ATB), made…

25 Years of Cruising with <i>Porthole Cruise Magazine</i>
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25 Years of Cruising with Porthole Cruise Magazine

Evan Gove - March 1, 2021

Time flies when you're having fun! And trust us, there's nowhere better to have fun than onboard a cruise ship. Porthole Cruise Magazine is proud to celebrate…

Choose Your Cruise – February 26, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – February 26, 2021

Evan Gove - February 26, 2021

It's Friday! And it's also the last weekend in February. That's a big deal because it means the 1 year anniversary of the cruise stoppage is only…

American Queen Steamboat Company CEO Explains Mandatory Vaccine Decision
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American Queen Steamboat Company CEO Explains Mandatory Vaccine Decision

Evan Gove - February 25, 2021

As talk in America turns from preventing COVID-19 infection to administering the COVID-19 vaccine, all eyes are on cruise lines to see what their policy will be…

Holland America Cancels Cruises That Depart or Conclude in Canadian for 2021
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Holland America Cancels Cruises That Depart or Conclude in Canadian for 2021

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

When Canada banned cruise ships from visiting their ports until 2022, it created a whole host of headaches for cruise lines. We're now starting to see the…

Carnival Cruise Line Pauses Operation Through May 31, 2021
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Carnival Cruise Line Pauses Operation Through May 31, 2021

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

Some more not-so-great news for cruisers. Carnival Cruise Line has announced a pause in operations until June 2021. The full press release from the company including a quote…

Antigua Completes Construction on Fifth Cruise Pier
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Antigua Completes Construction on Fifth Cruise Pier

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

Just because it's been nearly a full year since cruise ships last called on the island of Antigua doesn't mean the people there haven't been preparing for…

Dominican Republic Travel Restrictions You Need to Know
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Dominican Republic Travel Restrictions You Need to Know

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

As we count down the days until cruise ships can sail from the United States once more, cruisers are turning to other getaways to satisfy their wanderlust…

These River Cruise Ships are Available for Private Charter
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These River Cruise Ships are Available for Private Charter

Evan Gove - February 22, 2021

In the age of social distancing, cruisers are turning to private yacht charters as a way to fulfill their wanderlust and still adhere to the social distancing…

Crystal Cruises to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Guests
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Crystal Cruises to Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Guests

Evan Gove - February 19, 2021

One of the most common questions we get asked these days is will passengers need a COVID-19 vaccination to sail when cruise lines resume operation. There wasn't…

Choose Your Cruise – February 19, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – February 19, 2021

Evan Gove - February 19, 2021

Another week, another slew of cruise line's pushing back their start date. Most are numb to the thought now when just a year ago cancelled cruises sent…

Shore Power Coming to PortMiami
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Shore Power Coming to PortMiami

Evan Gove - February 17, 2021

Newly-elected Mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava has made clear she cares deeply about the well-being of her county and perhaps it's most important industry; cruising. Today,…

Royal Caribbean Group’s “Pay it Forward” Program Now Open
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Royal Caribbean Group’s “Pay it Forward” Program Now Open

Evan Gove - February 17, 2021

The past year (year!) has been difficult for everyone involved in the cruise and travel space. Empty planes, empty cruise ships and for travel agents, empty bookings…

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

Evan Gove - February 16, 2021

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

AIDA Cruises To Resume Operation March 20th
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AIDA Cruises To Resume Operation March 20th

Evan Gove - February 16, 2021

German cruise line AIDA announced today that they plan to resume cruise operations beginning March 20, 2021 on board their ship AIDAperla. The first sailing will visit Spain's Canary…

New Azamara Chairman Orlando Ashford Bullish on the Industry
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New Azamara Chairman Orlando Ashford Bullish on the Industry

Evan Gove - February 15, 2021

There's been plenty of cruise news lately, but one of the most significant news breaks came in January when Royal Caribbean Group announced they'd sold their small…

Choose Your Cruise – February 12, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – February 12, 2021

Evan Gove - February 12, 2021

Due to restrictions on cruise ships by size that are popping up around the world, this edition of choose your cruise is going to focus on small…

Virgin Voyages Gifts Cruises with Shipload of Love Campaign
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Virgin Voyages Gifts Cruises with Shipload of Love Campaign

Evan Gove - February 11, 2021

Is there someone special in your life who deserves a free cruise? After the disaster of a year that was 2020, Virgin Voyages has decided to gift…

Meet Rob, MSC Cruises’ New Robot Bartender
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Meet Rob, MSC Cruises’ New Robot Bartender

Evan Gove - February 11, 2021

When MSC Virtuosa was delivered to MSC Cruises earlier this month, company chairman  Pierfrancesco Vago hailed the ship's technological advancements, including the world’s first humanoid bartender at…

Royal Caribbean Extends Singapore Season for <i>Quantum of the Seas</I>
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Royal Caribbean Extends Singapore Season for Quantum of the Seas

Evan Gove - February 10, 2021

Ladies and gentlemen, we have good news! Royal Caribbean International today announced they will be extending Singapore season for their ship Quantum of the Seas following a successful restart…

Holland America Names <i>Rotterdam</i> Senior Staff Officers
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Holland America Names Rotterdam Senior Staff Officers

Evan Gove - February 9, 2021

We'll have to wait a few more months before Holland America Line's newest ship is delivered, but the cruise line announced the senior staff officers who will…

Suites for your Sweet This Valentine’s Day
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Suites for your Sweet This Valentine’s Day

Evan Gove - February 9, 2021

Just because you won't be able to cruise with your Valentine this February 14th doesn't mean you can't start planning for an epic experience next year! Norwegian…

Choose Your Cruise – February 5, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – February 5, 2021

Evan Gove - February 5, 2021

Oh, Canada.  By now you've probably heard that our neighbors to the North have taken extreme measures against the cruise industry, banning all cruise ships over 100…

Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until February 2022
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Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until February 2022

Evan Gove - February 4, 2021

In an effort to "monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on the marine and tourism sectors," Canada has issued two new Interim Orders…

Significant Cruise Operations Doubtful This Year Says Florida Ports Council
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Significant Cruise Operations Doubtful This Year Says Florida Ports Council

Evan Gove - February 4, 2021

As cruisers wait patiently for their chance to sail once again, a spokesperson for the Florida Ports Council has expressed doubts that the industry will see significant…

Brief Encounters in the Andes
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Brief Encounters in the Andes

Mark Orwoll - February 3, 2021

The ancient Incan warrior-priest, unmoving and in the shadows, remains unnoticed until he brandishes his long-handled battle-ax at us. My companions and I are in a cozy…

It’s Time To Go Now
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It’s Time To Go Now

Steve Leland - February 3, 2021

Would I be alone in sharing that over the past ten months of travel isolation, I’m tired of the ritualistic trip to the supermarket, the daily perusal…

Princess Cruises Bets on Growing Popularity of Sports Gambling
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Princess Cruises Bets on Growing Popularity of Sports Gambling

Evan Gove - February 2, 2021

The big game is just a week away and for NFL fans, the championship match is one of biggest gambling days of the year. In fact, the…

Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO Harry Sommer Teases New Dining Concepts
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Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO Harry Sommer Teases New Dining Concepts

Evan Gove - February 2, 2021

There's a lot to love about a cruise vacation, but at the top of the list for most people is the fabulous dining options found on today's…

New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Don’t Apply to USVI
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New COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Don’t Apply to USVI

Evan Gove - February 1, 2021

Yes, we're still America. That's the message from U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte to travelers worried about the new COVID-19 restrictions put in place…

MSC Cruises Welcomes <i>Virtuosa</i> to their Fleet
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MSC Cruises Welcomes Virtuosa to their Fleet

Evan Gove - February 1, 2021

MSC Cruises' prolific run of new ships continued today as the cruise line welcomed an 18th ship to their fleet. MSC Virtuosa is billed as one of the most environmentally-conscious…

Intention is to Vaccinate Crew Says NCL’s Harry Sommer
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Intention is to Vaccinate Crew Says NCL’s Harry Sommer

Evan Gove - February 1, 2021

2020 was a long year for the cruise and travel industry, but the fact that the United States is currently administering more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines…

Carnival Cruise Line Breaks Ground on New Terminal F
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Carnival Cruise Line Breaks Ground on New Terminal F

Evan Gove - January 29, 2021

On a sunny, cool morning in Miami, cruise industry leaders, port officials and a host of local and national media joined Carnival Cruise Line for a groundbreaking…

Choose Your Cruise – January 29, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – January 29, 2021

Evan Gove - January 29, 2021

Happy Friday everyone! It's been a wild week in terms of cruise news with former Holland America President Orlando Ashford announcing his employment with the recently sold…

Cruise Ship Entertainers Collaborate on “Scandalous Nights Variety Show”
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Cruise Ship Entertainers Collaborate on “Scandalous Nights Variety Show”

Evan Gove - January 28, 2021

One of the best parts about a cruise vacation is the incredible entertainment found on board. From musicians and singers to dancers and even magicians, there's always…

Orlando Ashford Named Executive Chairman of Azamara
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Cruise News
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Orlando Ashford Named Executive Chairman of Azamara

Evan Gove - January 27, 2021

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

Exploring Windstar Cruises’ New Voyage Planner
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Exploring Windstar Cruises’ New Voyage Planner

Evan Gove - January 27, 2021

Raise your hand if you've had a cruise cancelled in the past 10 months. Since March 2020, excited cruises have been booking months in advance only to…

10 Places You Can Visit Right Now
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10 Places You Can Visit Right Now

Evan Gove - January 26, 2021

IMPORTANT: As of January 26, 2021, the CDC requires all air travelers to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of boarding all airlines RETURNING TO THE…

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

Evan Gove - January 25, 2021

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

Carnival Cruise Line Releases Plans for Additional Ship Deployments
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Carnival Cruise Line Releases Plans for Additional Ship Deployments

Evan Gove - January 25, 2021

Cruise lines have made it clear throughout the pandemic that when they restart operation, it will be a phased approach. Today, Carnival Cruise Line released new details…

Choose Your Cruise – January 22, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – January 22, 2021

Evan Gove - January 22, 2021

Happy Friday! We're cruising into the weekend with a few awesome trips you can book for 2021 and beyond. Next week, MSC Cruises is restarting operation in…

U.S. Virgin Islands Remind Travelers to Get Tested
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U.S. Virgin Islands Remind Travelers to Get Tested

Evan Gove - January 20, 2021

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism reminded visitors from the mainland United States that they must to use the Travel Screening Portal at usvitravelportal.com to submit the…

Royal Caribbean Group Sells Luxury Brand Azamara
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Royal Caribbean Group Sells Luxury Brand Azamara

Evan Gove - January 19, 2021

In a surprising move this morning, Royal Caribbean Group announced it had reached an agreement to sell luxury cruise brand Azamara to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm…

Norwegian Cruise Line Will Restart Operation in May
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Norwegian Cruise Line Will Restart Operation in May

Evan Gove - January 19, 2021

In a statement this morning, Norwegian Cruise Line announced they've made the difficult decision to further suspend their cruise operations through April 2021. Following in the footsteps…

Suite Secrets of the Riviera Maya
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Suite Secrets of the Riviera Maya

Steve Leland - January 18, 2021

It’s inconceivable how the vibe of two neighboring regions could be more disparate than the tequila-induced debauchery of Cancún and the upscale chic of the Riviera Maya.…

Choose Your Cruise – January 15, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – January 15, 2021

Evan Gove - January 15, 2021

It was a tough week for cruisers as more cruise lines pushed their start dates back until the Spring, but there's plenty of positivity surrounding the industry…

Oceania Cruises Announces 180-Day World Voyage
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Oceania Cruises Announces 180-Day World Voyage

Evan Gove - January 14, 2021

In Jules Verne's epic adventure story, it takes protagonist Phileas Fogg 80 days to circumnavigate the globe. Oceania Cruises wants to take cruisers on a similarly epic…

Construction Begins on <i>Carnival Celebration</i>
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Construction Begins on Carnival Celebration

Evan Gove - January 13, 2021

One of the most important milestones in shipbuilding took place at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland today. Construction on Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Celebration is now underway for the…

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

Evan Gove - January 13, 2021

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

‘Pent-up Demand’ for Cruising Says CEO Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
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‘Pent-up Demand’ for Cruising Says CEO Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Evan Gove - January 12, 2021

After more than 30 years at the helm of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, it's safe to say chairman and chief executive officer Richard D. Fain is one of…

Mexico Reports a Holiday Travel Boom
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Mexico Reports a Holiday Travel Boom

Evan Gove - January 11, 2021

Most cruisers are familiar with Quintana Roo. Mexico's Eastern-most state is home to some of the most popular cruise and travel destinations in all the Caribbean, including Cozumel…

Choose Your Cruise – January 8, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – January 8, 2021

Evan Gove - January 8, 2021

Welcome to 2021! We are going to be able to cruise this year, but the vaccine rollout is going to be a major part of when that…

Florida Legislature Looks to Void Key West Cruise Ship Ban
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Florida Legislature Looks to Void Key West Cruise Ship Ban

Evan Gove - January 6, 2021

On election day in November, the citizens of Key West passed a ballot initiative that would limit cruise ships over a certain size from calling on Mallory…

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause Until April
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Carnival Cruise Line Extends Pause Until April

Evan Gove - January 6, 2021

UPDATE 1:51pm: Carnival Corporation sub-brands Holland America Line and Princess Cruises have also pushed back their restart date. HAL will now resume operation in April of 2021…

Atlas Ocean Voyages Teams with L’OCCITANE en Provence
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Atlas Ocean Voyages Teams with L’OCCITANE en Provence

Evan Gove - January 5, 2021

One of the world's most recognizable skin care brands is teaming with Atlas Ocean Voyages to establish Luxury SeaSpa by L'OCCITANE on board their ship World Navigator when…

AmaWaterways Announces New Wine Hosts for 2021
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AmaWaterways Announces New Wine Hosts for 2021

Evan Gove - January 5, 2021

It won't be long now until we're sipping wine on board a luxurious river cruise and to help with the anticipation, AmaWaterways has released a new list…

Pandaw Unveils New Double-Size Suites
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Pandaw Unveils New Double-Size Suites

Evan Gove - January 4, 2021

The popular Asian river cruise line Pandaw has something for guests to look forward to in 2021; brand new double-size suites on board their P Class ships…

Choose Your Cruise – December 30, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – December 30, 2020

Evan Gove - December 30, 2020

When the ball drops in Times Square this New Year's Eve, make sure you're tuned in to watch. It's going to be a little bit different this…

Deep In The Art Of Mexico
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Deep In The Art Of Mexico

Steve Leland - December 29, 2020

Once a sprawling textile factory before converting into a hybrid museum gallery, shopping, and cafe complex, Fabrica La Aurora is one of the most popular attractions in…

Chukka Caribbean Adventures Gears Up for Tourism
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Chukka Caribbean Adventures Gears Up for Tourism

Evan Gove - December 29, 2020

Something is happening in the Caribbean. Across the islands, people are getting ready for tourists to once again flock to the pristine beaches, lush jungles and scenic…

Bankrupt Jalesh Cruises Leaves Employees High and Dry
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Bankrupt Jalesh Cruises Leaves Employees High and Dry

Evan Gove - December 28, 2020

April 17, 2019 was an important date for India’s Jalesh Cruises. It was the first time passengers set foot onboard the recently purchased Karnika for a cruise…

Choose Your Cruise – December 23, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – December 23, 2020

Evan Gove - December 23, 2020

For those of you counting down the days, we're just a week away from 2021! From all of us here at the Porthole Cruise network, we hope…

New <i>Costa Firenze</i> Delivered By Fincantieri
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New Costa Firenze Delivered By Fincantieri

Evan Gove - December 22, 2020

When cruise does come back, at least we'll have some brand new ships to enjoy! Costa Cruises officially took delivery of their newest ship Costa Firenze from Fincantieri's Marghera…

Steve Leland’s 2020 Travel Recap
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Steve Leland’s 2020 Travel Recap

Steve Leland - December 21, 2020

After nine months of travel lockdown, 2020 hindsight takes on new relevance as we grapple with how things could have been done differently, but then again who…

Attend Your Favorite Cruise Ship Art Auction From Home
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Attend Your Favorite Cruise Ship Art Auction From Home

Evan Gove - December 19, 2020

There’s a lot people miss about cruising. From exploring new ports of call to the impeccable service that makes you feel like royalty, cruising is an experience…

<i>Mardi Gras</i> Delivered to Carnival Cruise Line
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Mardi Gras Delivered to Carnival Cruise Line

Evan Gove - December 18, 2020

We've been hearing about this ship for a long time, now we're another step closer to getting on board! Mardi Gras, the highly anticipated new ship from Carnival Cruise…

Choose Your Cruise – December 18, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – December 18, 2020

Evan Gove - December 18, 2020

We're smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and if you're still looking for a last-minute gift for that special someone in your life, do…

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

Evan Gove - December 17, 2020

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

Rich and Famous Eye Barbuda for Development
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Rich and Famous Eye Barbuda for Development

Evan Gove - December 16, 2020

Barbuda may very well be the most untouched island in the whole Caribbean, but if Robert De Niro and other wealthy investors have their way, the island…

Santa Takes a Ride on <i>Mardi Gras</i>‘ Roller Coaster
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Santa Takes a Ride on Mardi Gras‘ Roller Coaster

Evan Gove - December 15, 2020

Mardi Gras, the newest ship from Carnival Cruise Line, had a special guest this week as the ship prepares for delivery at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Jolly…

The <strike>Cruise</strike> Show Must Go On!
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The Cruise Show Must Go On!

Judi Cuervo - December 15, 2020

Heavy metal fans aren’t going to let a worldwide pandemic stand in the way of their fun.  With cruising at a virtual standstill, Monsters of Rock, which…

Eating It Up in St. Thomas
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Eating It Up in St. Thomas

Steve Leland - December 14, 2020

In my 10 years of weekly visits to St. Thomas by cruise ship, it had never entered my mind that a food tour would be an excursion…

Choose Your Cruise – December 11, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – December 11, 2020

Evan Gove - December 11, 2020

The cruise industry took a step back this week with the news that more cruise lines are pushing back their start date well into the spring. But…

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

Evan Gove - December 11, 2020

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

<i>Let Them All Talk</i> Premieres on HBO Max
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Let Them All Talk Premieres on HBO Max

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 9, 2020

Cruise aficionados, film lovers, and Meryl Streep–worshippers alike all got a pleasant 2020 surprise today with the release of Let Them All Talk, HBO Max’s new film starring Streep, Candice Bergen,…

Virgin Voyages Has a New Start Date
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Virgin Voyages Has a New Start Date

Evan Gove - December 9, 2020

“Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.” The Rime of the Ancient…

The Best Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Cruisers
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The Best Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Cruisers

Evan Gove - December 9, 2020

December 25th is rapidly approaching and if you’ve been procrastinating your holiday gift shopping, it’s time to get up and get going. From stocking-stuffers to gifts that…

VIDEO:<i>Emerald Azzurra</i> Float Out Ceremony
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VIDEO:Emerald Azzurra Float Out Ceremony

Evan Gove - December 8, 2020

  Is it January 2022 yet? That's how long cruisers will have to wait before they can sail on board the newest yacht from Emerald Cruises. We…

Choose Your Cruise – December 4, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – December 4, 2020

Evan Gove - December 4, 2020

Did you miss out on the awesome Black Friday cruise deals last week? Never fear! We're back with a new edition of Choose Your Cruise and there…

OceanMedallion to be Used on All Princess Cruises Ships
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OceanMedallion to be Used on All Princess Cruises Ships

Evan Gove - December 3, 2020

As cruise lines prep for a return to service, new details continue to emerge about what life on board will be like for cruisers. Princess Cruises, who's…

Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy on <i>Mardi Gras</i>, Dealing with Rule Breakers
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Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy on Mardi Gras, Dealing with Rule Breakers

Evan Gove - December 3, 2020

When she was first hired as Carnival Cruise Line President back in 2014, Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald called Christine Duffy “one of the most respected and…

Cruise Home to America
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Cruise Home to America

Evan Gove - December 3, 2020

There’s something beautifully consistent about a river. A living embodiment of water’s never ending journey through our ecosystems, rivers provide life in ways no other body of…

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Until March 2021
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Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Until March 2021

Evan Gove - December 2, 2020

Citing passenger safety and the current global environment as the reason, Norwegian Cruise Line announced this morning that they had cancelled all cruises through February 2021. They…

Leadership Changes at Carnival Corporation 
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Leadership Changes at Carnival Corporation 

Evan Gove - December 1, 2020

Carnival Corporation announced today that several prominent members of their leadership team would be moving to new roles within the company.  Stein Kruse, the former CEO of…

Cruising Returns to Singapore Today 
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Cruising Returns to Singapore Today 

Evan Gove - December 1, 2020

‘Twas the night before cruising and all through the ship, the team at Royal Caribbean was stirring to make it a great trip! The masks were all…

Best Face Forward
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Best Face Forward

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon - December 1, 2020

The not-so-good news is that we’ll likely be wearing facemasks for the foreseeable future. The good news: Face coverings can be fashionable! Months after we considered ourselves…

A Tale of Two Transatlantic Cruises
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A Tale of Two Transatlantic Cruises

Steve Leland - November 27, 2020

Cruising has always fueled the imagination with dreams of far-flung destinations, and 2020’s unimaginable pause in cruising has amplified those dreams tenfold. It is very likely that…

PONANT Announces Solar Eclipse Cruise
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PONANT Announces Solar Eclipse Cruise

Evan Gove - November 26, 2020

Need something to look forward to? 2021 is almost here and it's bringing with it a total solar eclipse! On December 4, 2021, the moon will fully…

Disney Cruise Line Will Now Return in February
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Disney Cruise Line Will Now Return in February

Evan Gove - November 23, 2020

Cruise lines continue pushing back their restart date as they work their way through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new framework for conditional sailing. The…

CDC Upgrades Cruising Risk to Level 4, the Highest Possible
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CDC Upgrades Cruising Risk to Level 4, the Highest Possible

Evan Gove - November 23, 2020

On Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their travel advisory for cruise ships to level 4, meaning that there was a “very high”…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 20, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 20, 2020

Evan Gove - November 20, 2020

It's almost Thanksgiving! While some people look forward to a heaping pile of mashed potatoes and gravy, those of us savvy shoppers are looking ahead to the…

Princess Cruises Cancels All Cruises Until April
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Princess Cruises Cancels All Cruises Until April

Evan Gove - November 20, 2020

On the heels of Carnival Cruise Line cancelling all cruises until February 2021, their sister line Princess Cruises has decided to push back their restart as well.…

Windstar Hosts Virtual Sail Away for <i>Star Breeze</I>
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Windstar Hosts Virtual Sail Away for Star Breeze

Evan Gove - November 19, 2020

When the first few notes of “Conquest of Paradise" from Greek composer Vangelis began playing, it was almost (almost!) like being on board the newly renovated Star…

Carnival Cruise Line Targets February for Restart
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Carnival Cruise Line Targets February for Restart

Evan Gove - November 18, 2020

It's been an up and down week for the cruise industry. News of effective vaccines had people excited, but cruise lines aren't even close to taking on…

Buoy Band Cruising
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Buoy Band Cruising

Rebecca Wallwork - November 17, 2020

In October 2019, when the New Kids on the Block announced their 11th annual cruise —on the chartered Carnival Conquest from Miami to Half Moon Cay —…

Windstar Wants to Take You to Tahiti
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Windstar Wants to Take You to Tahiti

Evan Gove - November 17, 2020

Windstar Cruises is making the most exclusive cruise destination in the entire world more available than ever before! When the cruise line resumes operation in March 2021,…

First Look at Silversea’s <i>Silver Moon</I> Interiors
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First Look at Silversea’s Silver Moon Interiors

Evan Gove - November 16, 2020

Silversea Cruises took delivery of their brand new ship Silver Moon just a few weeks ago and to celebrate, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer Barbara Muckermann hosted a…

Looking Covid-19 In The Eye…Hey, I’m A Traveling Man
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Looking Covid-19 In The Eye…Hey, I’m A Traveling Man

Steve Leland - November 16, 2020

As friends cried out to me “are you crazy?”, I briefly contemplated that they might be onto something. With a pandemic raging throughout the world, why would…

Choose Your Cruise – November 13, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – November 13, 2020

Evan Gove - November 13, 2020

Here's a fun fact: Friday the 13th will happen in any month that starts on a Sunday. Whether you're superstitious or not, watch out for black cats, mirrors…

NCL Announces EMBARK – The Series
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NCL Announces EMBARK – The Series

Evan Gove - November 12, 2020

In preparation for a return to cruising, Norwegian Cruise Line announced a docu-series which offers a closer look at the brand and it's long-awaited cruise comeback. The…

Here’s How to Sign Up for a Test Cruise
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Cruise News
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Here’s How to Sign Up for a Test Cruise

Evan Gove - November 12, 2020

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the no-sail order last month, you could probably hear the collective cheer from the cruise industry from outer…

3 Reasons Why You Need to Start Caring About Face Masks in Your Wardrobe
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3 Reasons Why You Need to Start Caring About Face Masks in Your Wardrobe

Evan Gove - November 11, 2020

Face masks are going to be a part of our lives for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide your personality along with…

Cruise Line Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make at Home
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Cruise Line Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make at Home

Evan Gove - November 11, 2020

In normal years, cruise lines would be preparing for a Thanksgiving Day on board full of fantastic cuisine and festive cheer! From the first appetizer to the…

A Deep Dive into Oceania Eats
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Cruise Magazine
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A Deep Dive into Oceania Eats

Janice Wald Henderson - November 10, 2020

Lobster pad Thai. Raw vegetable juice spiked with immune-boosting spices. Lavish dinners paired with France’s most famous bubbly. Few cruise lines hit such high, diverse culinary notes…

Binging in Baja: The Luxury Resorts of Cabo San Lucas
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Binging in Baja: The Luxury Resorts of Cabo San Lucas

Steve Leland - November 10, 2020

Depending on your personal perspective or inclinations, the trendy playground of Los Cabos, Mexico can either be party time central or ultra luxury paradise. It’s swank and…

Pfizer Appears Close to Effective COVID-19 Vaccine
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Pfizer Appears Close to Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

Evan Gove - November 9, 2020

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech SE is showing some promising results and that's great news for the prospect of cruising again! In a study,…

Choose Your Cruise – November 6, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – November 6, 2020

Evan Gove - November 6, 2020

It's Friday! That means it's time for what we assume is the most important decision you had to make this week - choose your cruise! Now that…

A Taste Of San Miguel: Tacos and Tequila
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A Taste Of San Miguel: Tacos and Tequila

Steve Leland - November 5, 2020

I’m always hungry. Hungry for travel, knowledge, friendship and it goes without saying, food! If presented with an à la carte menu of excursions or adventures, a…

Questions Cruisers Want to Know with Seatrade’s Anne Kalosh
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Cruise News
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Questions Cruisers Want to Know with Seatrade’s Anne Kalosh

Evan Gove - November 4, 2020

Back in October, the cruise industry came together for an event called Seatrade Cruise Virtual. The event provided a forum for cruise lines, executives, journalists and travel…

Key West Votes to Limit Cruise Passengers, Large Ships
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Key West Votes to Limit Cruise Passengers, Large Ships

Evan Gove - November 4, 2020

This election was important for any number of reasons, but for Key West, cruise ships were at the forefront of the voting. Residents of the popular vacation…

Top 5 Best Cruise Lines for Families
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Top 5 Best Cruise Lines for Families

Evan Gove - November 4, 2020

The best family vacations are the ones that bring everyone together to share new experiences and of course, have a ton of fun! Cruise lines may have…

Travel Gear & Good Stuff
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Travel Gear & Good Stuff

Evan Gove - November 3, 2020

What better way to embark upon 2021 than by preparing for actually getting out into the world? (Particularly with something that’ll help you toast to 2020’s departure.)…

Norwegian Cruise Brands Cancel Sailings Through December
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Norwegian Cruise Brands Cancel Sailings Through December

Evan Gove - November 2, 2020

Cruisers were thrilled last Friday when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chose not to renew their no-sail order that had been in effect since March.…

Top 5 Best Ocean Ships
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Top 5 Best Ocean Ships

Evan Gove - November 2, 2020

What's the difference between a cruise ship and an amusement park these days?  One floats.  Modern cruise ships are nothing short of engineering marvels complete with water…

Top 3 Most Romantic Cruise Lines
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Top 3 Most Romantic Cruise Lines

Evan Gove - November 2, 2020

Love is a beautiful thing. Sharing a vacation experience with someone special is wonderful for any relationship. Cruise lines understand that romance is alive and well on…

CDC Lifts No-Sail Order, Outlines Cruise Return
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CDC Lifts No-Sail Order, Outlines Cruise Return

Evan Gove - October 30, 2020

The CDC announced this afternoon they would let the no-sail order expire, but in it's place they've instituted a conditional sail order with plenty of hoops cruise…

Choose Your Cruise – October 30, 2020
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – October 30, 2020

Evan Gove - October 30, 2020

There's nothing scary about tomorrow for cruisers! Sure, the streets of America will be filled with ghosts, goblins and probably a ton of people riding skateboards and…

France, Germany Announce New COVID Lockdowns
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France, Germany Announce New COVID Lockdowns

Evan Gove - October 29, 2020

Earlier this summer, the cruise industry saw a return to cruising in Europe as an overwhelming positive. Now, four months later, both France and Germany have announced…

<I>Costa Toscana</i> to Spend Inaugural Season in South America
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Costa Toscana to Spend Inaugural Season in South America

Evan Gove - October 28, 2020

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises has announced they will deploy Costa Favolosa and their new flagship Costa Toscana in South America for the 2021-2022 cruise season. Embarkation…

Florida Governor Wants to See Cruise Ships Sail Again
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Florida Governor Wants to See Cruise Ships Sail Again

Evan Gove - October 28, 2020

Another ally has emerged in the fight to get cruise ships sailing again, but how much impact he'll have is yet to be seen.as we enter the…

Tom McAlpin of Virgin Voyages Talks <i>Scarlet Lady</i>, Ship Eats & More
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Cruise News
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Tom McAlpin of Virgin Voyages Talks Scarlet Lady, Ship Eats & More

Evan Gove - October 27, 2020

One of the newest cruise lines to join the industry, with a ship design unlike any other, Virgin Voyages was scheduled to sail from Miami for the…

Cure Your Wanderlust in Guanajuato
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Cure Your Wanderlust in Guanajuato

Steve Leland - October 27, 2020

Perched on the central plateau of the Guanajuato Mountain Range, there are very few destinations that can compete with the color, culture and character of San Miguel…

CDC Reaffirms Warning Against Nonessential Travel, Including Cruises
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CDC Reaffirms Warning Against Nonessential Travel, Including Cruises

Evan Gove - October 26, 2020

The CDC has updated a level 3 warning to avoid nonessential travel, citing cruises in particular as a known spreader of COVID-19.  The update on the CDC…

Choose Your Cruise – October 23, 2020
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – October 23, 2020

Evan Gove - October 23, 2020

Halloween is right around the corner and the scariest thing cruisers can think of is spending a full nine months on land. Knock on wood, we're at…

Porthole Cruise Exclusive: Port Everglades Prepares for Cruising’s Return
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Porthole Cruise Exclusive: Port Everglades Prepares for Cruising’s Return

Evan Gove - October 22, 2020

It’s difficult to overstate how important Port Everglades is to not just Broward County, but South Florida as a whole. Along with being South Florida’s primary seaport…

Crystal Cruises Expands Booking Confidence Program
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Crystal Cruises Expands Booking Confidence Program

Evan Gove - October 21, 2020

One of the world's foremost luxury cruise lines is giving their guests the confidence to book a cruise vacation with an updated booking confidence program. Crystal Cruises…

Holland America Sets Sights on Alaska Cruises in 2021
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Holland America Sets Sights on Alaska Cruises in 2021

Evan Gove - October 20, 2020

As cruise lines continue beefing up their offerings for 2021, Holland America Line announced a renewed focus on Alaska with a full lineup of cruises and land excursions…

African Dreams
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African Dreams

Diane Bair Pamela Wright - October 20, 2020

Lake Kariba, a watery wilderness sandwiched between Zambia and Zimbabwe, stretches nearly 140 miles long, and expands 25 miles at its widest point. Dubbed Africa’s Inland Sea,…

The Art and Soul of San Miguel de Allende
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The Art and Soul of San Miguel de Allende

Steve Leland - October 19, 2020

Although the ‘no sail’ mandate may be loosening its suffocating grip, cruising’s self imposed extension lingers with ships motionless at anchor or tightly tethered to their docks.…

The Royal Promise
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Cruise News
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The Royal Promise

Evan Gove - October 19, 2020

After receiving approval from the Singapore Government to restart cruising operations, Royal Caribbean International unveiled a new comprehensive prevention protocols designed to keep guests safe. They're calling…

Enjoy the Squeeze at These Healthy Juice Hotspots
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Cruise Magazine
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Enjoy the Squeeze at These Healthy Juice Hotspots

Elizabeth Martinez - October 16, 2020

Perhaps the most well-known feature of cruising is the extravagant and abundant food options available all day, every day. Recently, cruise lines have been adding even more…

Choose Your Cruise – October 16, 2020
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – October 16, 2020

Evan Gove - October 16, 2020

In honor of Halloween, here's the most terrifying story you can tell in four sentences.  The door slowly creaks open. Blue light from the computer screen illuminates…

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New 2022 Cruise Itineraries
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Disney Cruise Line Unveils New 2022 Cruise Itineraries

Evan Gove - October 15, 2020

It feels like everyday we're inching closer and closer to a return to cruising. While some are focused on booking for the next couple of months, Disney…

President Trump in Miami, Will He Talk Cruising?
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Cruise News
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President Trump in Miami, Will He Talk Cruising?

Evan Gove - October 15, 2020

He might be the most important man in cruising. Who could that be, you ask? Why, the President of the United States, of course.  The one thing stopping…

Costa Cruises Releases New Sustainability Report
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Costa Cruises Releases New Sustainability Report

Evan Gove - October 14, 2020

How often have you heard the phrase "Going Green" or something similar? From reducing plastic waste to fuel-efficient and hybrid vehicles, everywhere you look people are trying…

November Cruises Are No More
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November Cruises Are No More

Evan Gove - October 12, 2020

The writing was on the wall, we just didn't want to read it.  Carnival Cruise Line, the last holdout for cruising in November, has officially cancelled all…

P&O Cruises Welcomes <i>Iona</i> to Their Fleet
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P&O Cruises Welcomes Iona to Their Fleet

Evan Gove - October 12, 2020

Meyer Werft shipyard played host to a special moment on Friday when P&O Cruises officially took ownership of Iona, their newest ship. P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow was on hand for…

VP to Host Conference Call with Cruise Lines Today
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Cruise News
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VP to Host Conference Call with Cruise Lines Today

Evan Gove - October 9, 2020

According to Vice President Mike Pence's Daily Guidance and Press Schedule, today is a big day for cruisers. At 2pm this afternoon, the Vice President will lead…

Carnival Cruise Line Gives Us Something to Celebrate
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Carnival Cruise Line Gives Us Something to Celebrate

Evan Gove - October 9, 2020

If you're itching to cruise like the rest of us, Carnival Cruise Line did you a favor and opened up booking for their upcoming ship Carnival Celebration!…

Choose Your Cruise – October 9, 2020
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – October 9, 2020

Evan Gove - October 9, 2020

Did you hear the news? Royal Caribbean International got the go-ahead from the government of Singapore to resume cruise operations from the city on December 1! The…

Royal Caribbean <i>Symphony of the Seas</i> Ship Review
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Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Ship Review

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 8, 2020

Symphony of the Seas For those booking a cruise on the brand new Symphony of the Seas, operated by Royal Caribbean, you’re about to sail on the…

5 Reasons to Book a Charter Yacht Instead of a Cruise
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5 Reasons to Book a Charter Yacht Instead of a Cruise

Evan Gove - October 8, 2020

Have you been dreaming about relaxing on a tropical beach with the sun shining overhead and your toes in the sand? Then this column is for you.…

This Cruise to Nowhere Leaves November 6th
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This Cruise to Nowhere Leaves November 6th

Evan Gove - October 8, 2020

One of Asia's most popular cruise lines is preparing to sail again on November 6th, but it will look a little different than the cruises we're used…

Cultural Getaways in the U.S.
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Cultural Getaways in the U.S.

Natasha Furness - October 7, 2020

One of the joys of traveling is the ability to immerse oneself in different cultures. From food to architecture and everything in between, cultures provide an array…

Six Ways to Spend Two Days in Dubrovnik
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Six Ways to Spend Two Days in Dubrovnik

John and Sandra Nowlan - October 5, 2020

When George Bernard Shaw first saw the ancient walled city on the Adriatic, he was smitten. “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik,” declared…

No Cruises Until December, Says Norwegian Cruise Line
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No Cruises Until December, Says Norwegian Cruise Line

Evan Gove - October 5, 2020

In a statement on their website this morning, Norwegian Cruise Line has cancelled all cruises embarking in November as well as all sailings on Norwegian Star, Norwegian Spirit,…

Mexico’s Cenotes: Exploring Chaak Tun
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Mexico’s Cenotes: Exploring Chaak Tun

Steve Leland - October 5, 2020

With the provocative civilization of the Maya on eminent display at the ancient ruins of Coba, Tulum and legendary Chichen Itza, Mexico’s Riviera Maya is awash with…

White House Meeting Postponed Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests
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White House Meeting Postponed Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests

Evan Gove - October 2, 2020

Earlier this week, the cruise industry had it's first piece of good news in a long time when news came down that the Centers for Disease Control…

Choose Your Cruise – October 2, 2020
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – October 2, 2020

Evan Gove - October 2, 2020

Cruisers, we have an announcement. At some point today, representatives from the cruise industry will meet with members of the Trump Administration's Coronavirus task force, including Vice…

Your 2020 Fall Road Trip To-Do List
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Your 2020 Fall Road Trip To-Do List

Natasha Furness - October 2, 2020

As the warm, sunny days of summertime come to a close, many are looking to tailor their trip destinations to something a bit more Fall-focused. Just like…

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

Evan Gove - October 1, 2020

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

Royal Caribbean Margaritas: Sabor the Taste
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Royal Caribbean Margaritas: Sabor the Taste

Evan Gove - September 30, 2020

Summer may be coming to an end, but that’s all the more reason to dust off your bartending skills and make your favorite tropical cocktail at home!…

Windstar Cruises Appoints New President
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Windstar Cruises Appoints New President

Evan Gove - September 28, 2020

One of our reader's favorite small ship cruise lines has a new President. Christopher Prelog will be tasked with leading Windstar Cruises forward in a post-COVID world. Prelog…

SeaDream Booking Assurance Takes Away the Uncertainty
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SeaDream Booking Assurance Takes Away the Uncertainty

Evan Gove - September 28, 2020

What’s the difference between a cruise ship and a yacht? For family-owned SeaDream Yacht Club, just about everything. Their slogan - It’s Yachting, Not Cruising - is…

CDC to Lift No-Sail Order? Seatrade Cruise Virtual May Provide Answers
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CDC to Lift No-Sail Order? Seatrade Cruise Virtual May Provide Answers

Evan Gove - September 25, 2020

When Seatrade Cruise Global 2020 in Miami Beach was cancelled, it disrupted the plans of thousands of attendees just weeks before the show. There's a great saying about…

Choose Your Cruise – September 25, 2020
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – September 25, 2020

Evan Gove - September 25, 2020

Cruise lines are starting to realize that when they are allowed to sail again in America, people aren't going to be as keen to hop on an…

A Weekend on Monhegan Island
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A Weekend on Monhegan Island

Evan Gove - September 24, 2020

When the first members of the Algonquin nation settled along the jagged coastline of Maine long ago, they spotted a lonely island sitting in the fog off…

New Details About <i>About Mardi Gras</i>‘ Grand Central Atrium
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New Details About About Mardi Gras‘ Grand Central Atrium

Evan Gove - September 23, 2020

Cruise ship atriums have long been used as a way to make a first impression on passengers. From the Swarovski crystal staircases found on MSC Cruises ships to…

Crystal Clean
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Crystal Clean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 23, 2020

Already renowned for luxurious accommodations and signature butler service (voted best onboard enrichment and service in our 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards), Crystal River Cruises can trumpet that…

Travel Jeopardy
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Travel Jeopardy

Steve Leland - September 22, 2020

“I’ll take 2020 Travel Potpourri for $200 Alex” Answer: In 2020 ‘’It’ brought the travel industry to a standstill. Question: What is COVID-19? “2020 Travel Potpourri for…

Healthy Sail Panel Releases 74-Point Plan
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Healthy Sail Panel Releases 74-Point Plan

Evan Gove - September 21, 2020

Happy Monday, everyone! It's a particularly special Monday for those who love reading 65-page documents outlining on board health and safety protocol upgrades. That's right! Norwegian Cruise…

Choose Your Cruise – September 18, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – September 18, 2020

Evan Gove - September 18, 2020

We've been busy for the past few weeks interviewing some of the top names in the cruise industry and travel media. Nobody is entirely sure when cruising…

CDC to Review Health Protocols Starting Next Week, Says Princess Cruises’ President
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CDC to Review Health Protocols Starting Next Week, Says Princess Cruises’ President

Evan Gove - September 18, 2020

Considering she's been with Princess Cruises for nearly two decades, it's safe to say there's nobody better to give us the latest cruise news than President Jan…

The Idyllic Hawaiian Islands
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The Idyllic Hawaiian Islands

John Roberts - September 17, 2020

Hawaii is the most exotic, raw, and naturally beautiful destination in the United States.Certainly, many hot spots on the islands are routinely bustling with tourists — think…

Matt Mitcham Signs on as RingMaster for Live Online Circus
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Matt Mitcham Signs on as RingMaster for Live Online Circus

Evan Gove - September 16, 2020

When former Carnival cruise director Matt Mitcham stepped down from his position at the end of August, it took many by surprise. We asked readers what they…

SeaDream Yacht Club Webinar Offers Answers and Updates
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SeaDream Yacht Club Webinar Offers Answers and Updates

Judi Cuervo - September 16, 2020

Throughout my entire corporate career, nothing was more important to me than providing answers or, when definitive answers were elusive, regular updates that informed and enlightened my…

Day @ Sea: Regent’s <i>Seven Seas Splendor</i>
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Day @ Sea: Regent’s Seven Seas Splendor

Janice Wald Henderson - September 15, 2020

I lean over the teak railing, my plush robe cosseting me from the brisk and salty morning air. Cobalt water, the color of my daughter’s newborn eyes,…

Colombia to Reopen Borders on Sept 21
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Colombia to Reopen Borders on Sept 21

Evan Gove - September 15, 2020

One of the countries hardest hit by the Coronavirus is looking to reopen their borders by next week. According to Colombian Minister of Transport Angela Maria Orozco,…

Choose Your Cruise – September 11, 2020
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – September 11, 2020

Evan Gove - September 11, 2020

Today isn't a normal Friday. It's September 11.  Nearly two decades ago, America was attacked by those who see freedom and democracy as the enemy. Since that…

Expedition Cruise Cuisine: Rations Most Exquisite
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Expedition Cruise Cuisine: Rations Most Exquisite

Janice Wald Henderson - September 11, 2020

Nibble the finest caviar, then tuck into 24K gold-flecked consommé, fresh lobster in pea puree, and a towering Grand Marnier soufflé. What makes this repast so extraordinary…

Will CDC Extend Pause On Cruising & Is A Vaccine Actually the Answer?
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Will CDC Extend Pause On Cruising & Is A Vaccine Actually the Answer?

Evan Gove - September 10, 2020

When it comes to travel, few come close to the knowledge and experience of Emmy award winning investigative reporter and travel editor for CBS News, Peter Greenberg. …

Bahamas To Enter Phase 3 of Tourism Plan in October
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Bahamas To Enter Phase 3 of Tourism Plan in October

Evan Gove - September 9, 2020

Speaking to the Bahamian people in a national address on Monday, Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio D'Aguilar announced additional details of the forward-looking recovery and reopening…

Cruise Recipe: AmaWaterways’ Black Forest Cake
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Cruise Recipe: AmaWaterways’ Black Forest Cake

Evan Gove - September 9, 2020

One can hardly visit Germany without being tempted by its smorgasbord of iconic delicacies—many of which have been brought over and are now enjoyed throughout the United…

Choose Your Cruise – September 4, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – September 4, 2020

Evan Gove - September 4, 2020

Say do you remember, dancing in September? Earth, Wind & Fire's most famous tunes is a staple at weddings, galas and more and now is the best…

Cruising to Australia? Not Until Christmastime
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Cruising to Australia? Not Until Christmastime

Evan Gove - September 3, 2020

Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt announced today that cruise ships will continue to be barred from entering the country's waters until December 17, 2020. The ban comes…

Are Caribbean Yacht Charters the Perfect Vacation?
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Are Caribbean Yacht Charters the Perfect Vacation?

Evan Gove - September 3, 2020

The last thing a vacation should be is a lot of work. People decide to take a cruise because there’s no work involved. You’re waited on hand…

Cruise Recipe: Barbados Corn Soup
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Cruise Recipe: Barbados Corn Soup

Evan Gove - September 3, 2020

Like countless other Caribbean islands, the economy of Barbados is centered around visitors from all over the world. When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, Barbados lost both visitors…

River Cruise Bookings Are Up, Says AmaWaterways
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River Cruise Bookings Are Up, Says AmaWaterways

Evan Gove - September 2, 2020

Yesterday morning, AmaWaterways made the difficult decision to suspend operation until November for all but one ship. The river cruise company pioneered the industry return to cruising…

AmaWaterways Pauses Most River Cruises Until November
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AmaWaterways Pauses Most River Cruises Until November

Evan Gove - September 1, 2020

UPDATE: A representative from AmaWaterways has confirmed that the pause until October does NOT apply to the newly restarted AmaKristina in Europe. It DOES however, apply to…

<i>Aqua Nera</I> Introduced by Aqua Expeditions
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Aqua Nera Introduced by Aqua Expeditions

Evan Gove - August 31, 2020

How much do you really know about South America’s famed Amazon river? More than 4,000 miles long and home to an abundance of life, the river isn’t…

Choose Your Cruise – August 28, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – August 28, 2020

Evan Gove - August 28, 2020

Earlier this week, we profiled Holly Johnson, the President of Wings Airways & Taku Lodge in Juneau, Alaska. Holly and her staff are struggling to get by…

Silversea <i>Silver Moon</i> Completes Successful Sea Trials
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Silversea Silver Moon Completes Successful Sea Trials

Judi Cuervo - August 27, 2020

Cruise news to cheer!  Sailing suspensions.  Cancelled cruises.  Refund delays.  Scrapped ships.  Nasty comments from journalists who consider themselves qualified to slam the entire industry despite never…

Will Expedition Yachts Be the Future of Cruising?
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Will Expedition Yachts Be the Future of Cruising?

Evan Gove - August 27, 2020

One thing we’ve heard a lot of lately is that small ship cruise lines will have an easier time returning to full operation following the COVID-19 pandemic. Aqua…

Breaking: Matt Mitcham Retires from Carnival Cruise Line
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Breaking: Matt Mitcham Retires from Carnival Cruise Line

Evan Gove - August 26, 2020

In a Facebook Live video this morning, popular Carnival Cruise Director Matt Mitcham stunned the cruise world by announcing his retirement. He was set to be the…

Costa Cruises Is One Step Closer to Return
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Costa Cruises Is One Step Closer to Return

Evan Gove - August 26, 2020

After considering the opinion of experts from the fields of health and science, Costa Cruises has implemented a COVID-19 testing protocol for all passengers embarking on Costa…

Alaska’s Lost Cruise Season
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Alaska’s Lost Cruise Season

Evan Gove - August 25, 2020

It was gearing up to be the biggest season ever.  For years, cruise passengers have disembarked their ship in Juneau, Alaska only to hop on board one…

Not Guilty!
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Not Guilty!

Steve Leland - August 25, 2020

I’m pretty sure that we all glossed over the chapter on the rules for pandemic survival in the master plan of life. Regardless of our innocence and…

USVI Unscathed by Tropical Storm Laura
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USVI Unscathed by Tropical Storm Laura

Evan Gove - August 24, 2020

It seems like it's been forever since we had good news to report in the Caribbean, but thankfully today is the day! The U.S. Virgin Islands are…

MSC Grandiosa Sailing Proves Successful, US Cruises May See November Return Date
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MSC Grandiosa Sailing Proves Successful, US Cruises May See November Return Date

Evan Gove - August 21, 2020

It’s been a busy few weeks for MSC Cruises. First, they released a comprehensive health and safety plan for all ships and crew. Then they announced their…

<i>MSC Seashore</i> Floats Out for the First Time 
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MSC Seashore Floats Out for the First Time 

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

It was a big day for MSC Cruises at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The cruise line watched their latest megaship float out for the first…

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

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

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

St. Kitts and Nevis to Reopen in October, Including Cruises
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St. Kitts and Nevis to Reopen in October, Including Cruises

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

Another Caribbean nation is gearing up for a return to normalcy and it's especially good news for cruisers! The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis announced in…

The Best Tacky Tourism for Your Next Road Trip
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The Best Tacky Tourism for Your Next Road Trip

Evan Gove - August 19, 2020

Road trips are a national pastime of America - pairing a network of open highways with a cultural love affair of cars breeds plenty of notable stops…

Cruising with a Conscience
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Cruising with a Conscience

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 18, 2020

Silversea Cruises’ first-ever destination specific ship, Silver Origin, is one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships ever built. But while its voyages prioritize the protection of…

India Is Giving Cruise Lines a Big Discount
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India Is Giving Cruise Lines a Big Discount

Evan Gove - August 18, 2020

Earlier this month, the nation of India announced that cruise ships would once again be permitted to sail to the country beginning on October 1st. Realizing that…

Distress Without Cruise Ships, Says Jamaica’s Tourism Minister
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Distress Without Cruise Ships, Says Jamaica’s Tourism Minister

Evan Gove - August 17, 2020

Cruising has been through a lot in the past six months, but so too have the many nations who rely on tourism to keep their economies moving.…

Would You Take a “Workation”? 
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Would You Take a “Workation”? 

Evan Gove - August 17, 2020

‘Pivot’ might just be the word of the year for 2020. Countless small businesses and retailers pivoted to online sales. Grocery stores pivoted to home delivery services.…

A Positive COVID-19 Test Derailed an Alaska Cruise, But Did It Have To?
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A Positive COVID-19 Test Derailed an Alaska Cruise, But Did It Have To?

Evan Gove - August 14, 2020

The sky was falling if you listened to media outlets from all over the country.  UnCruise Adventures had only been back in action for less than a…

Choose Your Cruise – August 14, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – August 14, 2020

Evan Gove - August 14, 2020

Does it feel like summer is flying by? Pretty soon we'll start to wake up with a crisp September chill in the air and you'll know it's…

Cruising’s Hottest New Clubs
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Cruising’s Hottest New Clubs

Judi Cuervo - August 12, 2020

Everybody dance now!  Not too long ago, a get-down, get-funky night of dancing to popular music was nearly unheard of linaboard a cruise ship. A disco, if…

UnCruise CEO Discusses Recent COVID-19 Case and Where the Cruise Line Is Headed
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UnCruise CEO Discusses Recent COVID-19 Case and Where the Cruise Line Is Headed

Evan Gove - August 11, 2020

It’s safe to say that Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO of UnCruise Adventures, loves the sea. In fact, he was just 18 years old when he received his…

AIDA Cruises to Return September 6th
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AIDA Cruises to Return September 6th

Evan Gove - August 10, 2020

The news is all positive AIDA Cruises, owned by Carnival Corporation, which hasn't sailed since March. The cruise line has announced its cruise operations will return on…

MSC Cruises Sets Mediterranean Start Dates
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MSC Cruises Sets Mediterranean Start Dates

Evan Gove - August 10, 2020

Just a week after announcing protocols for health and safety on board their cruise ships, MSC Cruises has a concrete start date for sailings in the Mediterranean. MSC Grandiosa and MSC…

Choose Your Cruise – August 7, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – August 7, 2020

Evan Gove - August 7, 2020

It's not easy to get by for a lot of people these days and when it comes to sacrificing to make ends meet, usually vacations are the…

The (Mostly) Wild Allure of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
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The (Mostly) Wild Allure of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 6, 2020

With 17 cruise ships and more on the way, MSC Cruises continues to surprise and delight guests with the “European feel” on their ships, the lush spreads…

Royal, Carnival Cancel Cruises Through October
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Royal, Carnival Cancel Cruises Through October

Evan Gove - August 5, 2020

In a move that was not unexpected, but certainly disappointing, Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International joined Norwegian Cruise Line in cancelling all cruises through the…

When Will Norwegian Cruise Line Sail Again?
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When Will Norwegian Cruise Line Sail Again?

Evan Gove - August 5, 2020

We've been waiting for a few months now as the Centers for Disease Control continue to push back their no-sail order for cruises from US ports. Even…

Norwegian on Electronic Muster Drills: Still Looking at Other Options
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Norwegian on Electronic Muster Drills: Still Looking at Other Options

Evan Gove - August 4, 2020

When Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean Group entered into a collaboration they called the Healthy Sail Panel, their goal was to make cruising safer for…

goop Deck: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Wellness Brand Sets Sail
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goop Deck: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Wellness Brand Sets Sail

Evan Gove - August 4, 2020

No one needs an actual excuse to push the reset button on personal well-being. Lifestyle brand goop, the brainchild program of celebrity Mediterranean , is joining Celebrity…

Testing the Waters:  a 3-Day Getaway to St. Thomas
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Testing the Waters: a 3-Day Getaway to St. Thomas

Judi Cuervo - August 3, 2020

Sometimes—even during a pandemic—a girl needs to immerse herself in a turquoise sea, feel powder-soft sand between her toes and have some crispy, deep-fried conch fritters for…

MSC Cruises Releases Extensive Health Plan Details
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MSC Cruises Releases Extensive Health Plan Details

Evan Gove - August 3, 2020

While most of us here in America were still asleep, MSC Cruises’ CEO Gianni Onorato took the podium at a press conference in Italy to reveal the details…

The Northern Sights of Norway
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The Northern Sights of Norway

Steve Leland - August 3, 2020

Savvy cruisers with a penchant for upscale travel will find a treasure trove of destinations to choose from in Seabourn Cruise Line’s catalogue of globetrotting itineraries. Few,…

Cruising Will Be Safe Says NCL’s Harry Sommer
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Cruising Will Be Safe Says NCL’s Harry Sommer

Evan Gove - August 2, 2020

When Norwegian Cruise Line President Harry Sommer took over for departing president Andy Stuart in December of 2019, everything was looking up for the cruise line and…

Choose Your Cruise – July 31, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – July 31, 2020

Evan Gove - July 31, 2020

Wow did July fly by or what! Tomorrow is August 1st and we're smack dab in the middle of summertime. Today we have cruises on three brand…

Holland America Renames Their Upcoming Ship
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Holland America Renames Their Upcoming Ship

Evan Gove - July 30, 2020

Holland America Line announced today that it is changing the name of its newbuild from Ryndam to Rotterdam and designating it the new flagship of the fleet. The ship will be…

Fear of Flying Hurting Cruising, Says Mystic Cruises President
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Fear of Flying Hurting Cruising, Says Mystic Cruises President

Evan Gove - July 30, 2020

What started as a single cruise ship on the Douro Rivers has evolved into Mystic Invest, one of Portugal’s premier tourism brands thanks to company founder and…

Cunard and Seabourn for Sale? Carnival Says No
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Cunard and Seabourn for Sale? Carnival Says No

Evan Gove - July 30, 2020

Welcome to the Thursday rumor mill! Today we have some juicy rumors about Carnival Corporation brands and a spokesperson for the company calling them false. Let’s dive…

Norwegian Cruise Line Suspends Until November
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Norwegian Cruise Line Suspends Until November

Evan Gove - July 29, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line has updated the cancelled sailings page on their website and unfortunately it's more bad news. The cruise line has suspended sailings through the month…

Recapping Carnival Corporation’s COVID-19 Summit
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Recapping Carnival Corporation’s COVID-19 Summit

Evan Gove - July 29, 2020

Carnival Corporation, in conjunction with the World Travel & Tourism Council, hosted a virtual summit yesterday which included a series of panels focusing on critical areas of…

WATCH: Disney Cruise Line’s <i>Tangled: The Musical</i> 
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WATCH: Disney Cruise Line’s Tangled: The Musical 

Evan Gove - July 27, 2020

Just because you can’t be on board a Disney Cruise Line ship at the moment doesn’t mean you and the whole family can’t enjoy the stellar entertainment.…

Cruising Without Kids on a Disney Ship?
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Cruising Without Kids on a Disney Ship?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 27, 2020

“Their kids must be sleeping in.” Another couple is having breakfast next to us. It’s eerily quiet. Lian disagrees. “Kids don’t sleep in.” His South African accent…

TUI Cruises Sets Sail with 1,200 Passengers
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TUI Cruises Sets Sail with 1,200 Passengers

Evan Gove - July 27, 2020

Congratulations to the 1,200 people who set sail for the Norwegian fjords on board TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 2, you’ve reached a major milestone in cruising’s return…

Choose Your Cruise – July 24, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – July 24, 2020

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

Cruising is back in some parts of the world, but the rest of us will have to wait a little longer until we can cruise again. Cruise…

Royal Caribbean Implements New Safety Drill 
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Royal Caribbean Implements New Safety Drill 

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

It’s the least exciting, but most necessary part of any cruise vacation; the muster drill. We’ve heard a lot about safety-first cruising lately, and it appears Royal…

Hon. Moses Kirkconnell Sees Opportunity for Cayman Islands
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Hon. Moses Kirkconnell Sees Opportunity for Cayman Islands

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

After a record-breaking number of visitors to the Cayman Islands in 2019, the islands seemed poised for a bright future. But after the COVID-19 outbreak, those working…

Carnival Offers Update on Fleet, Itinerary Changes 
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Carnival Offers Update on Fleet, Itinerary Changes 

Evan Gove - July 23, 2020

In a press release this morning, Carnival Cruise Line released news about their fleet and itinerary changes, plans for an upcoming ship and a homeport shake up…

Princess Cruises Cancels Most Voyages Until December 15
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Princess Cruises Cancels Most Voyages Until December 15

Evan Gove - July 23, 2020

Citing the continued COVID-19 virus pandemic, Princess Cruises made the difficult decision to extend their pause in cruising operations for voyages in Asia, Caribbean, California Coast, Hawaii,…

Tropical Storm Gonzalo Develops in the Atlantic Ocean 
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Tropical Storm Gonzalo Develops in the Atlantic Ocean 

Evan Gove - July 22, 2020

As if we didn’t have enough problems right now, Tropical Storm Gonzalo is knocking at the door. The tropical storm officially formed in the Atlantic Ocean this…

Star Trek Theme Cruise Delayed Until 2022
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Star Trek Theme Cruise Delayed Until 2022

Evan Gove - July 22, 2020

Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on. — Captain Kirk The organizers of Star Trek: The Cruise V had to make a difficult,…

Norwegian Directorate of Health Unveils Guide for Safe Cruising 
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Norwegian Directorate of Health Unveils Guide for Safe Cruising 

Evan Gove - July 21, 2020

One of the first places to see a return to cruising was the coast of Norway and now we have the full details as to how it’s…

South Seas Trifecta
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South Seas Trifecta

Steve Leland - July 21, 2020

In a land far, far away — from Porthole HQ, at least — lies the down under continent of Australia, flanked on the southeast by New Zealand…

Itching to Cruise? Try a Private Yacht Charter Instead
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Itching to Cruise? Try a Private Yacht Charter Instead

Evan Gove - July 20, 2020

It could be a while before cruisers are back on board their favorite ships, so one cruise booking service decided to do something about it.  Cruise.com, a…

Royal Caribbean’s Healthy Cruise Panel, Cruise with Confidence Programs
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Royal Caribbean’s Healthy Cruise Panel, Cruise with Confidence Programs

Matt Hochberg - July 20, 2020

With most cruises on hold around the world, you might be wondering what is happening with Royal Caribbean cruises today, and what to expect going forward. Despite…

If You’re American, The Bahamas are Closed 
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If You’re American, The Bahamas are Closed 

Evan Gove - July 20, 2020

In an address to his nation yesterday, Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced that the islands would be closed to American tourists beginning Wednesday due to surging…

Royal Caribbean Extends Pause Until Oct 1
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Royal Caribbean Extends Pause Until Oct 1

Evan Gove - July 17, 2020

Cruisers woke up to some not-so-great news this morning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their no-sail order, pushing the date back to October 2020.…

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Buying Two HAL Ships
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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Buying Two HAL Ships

Evan Gove - July 16, 2020

Like most businesses across the world, cruise lines are in an all out effort to reduce their operating costs as their usual income is no longer rolling…

It Must Be Something In The Water
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It Must Be Something In The Water

Steve Leland - July 16, 2020

CruisinSit down with anyone who has worked on a cruise ship and you will inevitably hear stories about 7 day work weeks and long hours. On the…

Meet the Man Who Calls a Cruise Ship Home
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Meet the Man Who Calls a Cruise Ship Home

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 15, 2020

Imagine waking each morning to the incandescent glow of the vibrant sun, the tranquil sound of the sea, and the fresh scent of the ocean air wafting…

Which Cruise Ship Would You Buy? 
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Which Cruise Ship Would You Buy? 

Evan Gove - July 15, 2020

What a vacation it would be. No lines at the water slides, no waiting to tender and certainly no mad scramble to secure the last open deck…

Windstar Cruises’ New Initiative: <i>Beyond Ordinary Care</i>
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Windstar Cruises’ New Initiative: Beyond Ordinary Care

Evan Gove - July 14, 2020

The latest cruise line to go above and beyond when it comes to the health and safety of their guests is not only improving their air filtration…

Interview with Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz
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Interview with Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz

Evan Gove - July 14, 2020

He's been Carnival Corporation's chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Cunard North America. He's been a partner at a global business management company and has degrees…

Key West Debating Cruise Ship Ban
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Key West Debating Cruise Ship Ban

Evan Gove - July 13, 2020

The year was 1969. Thanks to the development of the overseas highway, Key West was no longer an isolated little island cluster in the Caribbean, but a…

<i>Enchanted Princess</i> Completes Sea Trials
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Enchanted Princess Completes Sea Trials

Evan Gove - July 10, 2020

We're another step closer to sailing on board the newest ship from Princess Cruises! Enchanted Princess successfully completed her sea trials off the coast of Italy. The ship…

Florida’s Favorite Micro-cation: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
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Florida’s Favorite Micro-cation: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Evan Gove - July 10, 2020

Freedom to explore isn’t something we’re taking for granted anymore. After a long few months, travel is finally possible again and cruisers couldn’t be happier. Cruise operators…

Cariloha Bamboo: Comfort, Style and Sustainability
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Cruise Shopping
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Cariloha Bamboo: Comfort, Style and Sustainability

Evan Gove - July 10, 2020

When it comes to being cool and comfortable, the fabrics in your life matter. There are countless fabric-makers who tout their sweat-wicking, antibacterial materials, but did you…

Bar Harbor Bans Cruise Ships Until 2021
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Bar Harbor Bans Cruise Ships Until 2021

Evan Gove - July 9, 2020

Mid-July in Bar Harbor, Maine is usually peak season for cruise ships, but not this year. Tuesday night struck another blow to an already beleaguered industry when…

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Unveils Ten-Point Health Plan
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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Unveils Ten-Point Health Plan

Evan Gove - July 9, 2020

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises released their ten-point hygiene and preventative plan for a return to cruising at the end of July 2020. The plan is to restart cruises from…

Bar-B-Cruise
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Bar-B-Cruise

Janice Wald Henderson - July 8, 2020

A lazy summer day, and the tantalizing aroma of barbecue drifts through the air. Maybe it’s the citrusy scent of fresh-caught salmon squeezed with lemon, or the…

Hurtigruten to Restart 14 of 16 Ships by September
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Hurtigruten to Restart 14 of 16 Ships by September

Evan Gove - July 7, 2020

Following up on a successful return to cruising in June, Norwegian expedition cruise line Hurtigruten has announced plans to ramp-up operation through August and September to bring…

Royal, Norwegian Enter Historic Collaboration
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Royal, Norwegian Enter Historic Collaboration

Evan Gove - July 6, 2020

Two of the biggest names in cruise are collaborating for the first time ever on new health and safety standards for the cruise industry. Royal Caribbean Group…

Costa to Pause Until August 15, 2020
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Cruise News
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Costa to Pause Until August 15, 2020

Evan Gove - July 6, 2020

Popular Italian line Costa Cruises has made the difficult decision to pause operation until August 15, 2020. The cruise line also announced the cancellation of all cruises…

First Impressions of <i>Scarlet Lady</i>
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Cruise Magazine
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First Impressions of Scarlet Lady

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2020

Who's that Lady? For months, Virgin Voyages had been flooding social media channels with carrot-dangling teasers about its mold-breaking Scarlet Lady, the first of four ships being…

Choose Your Cruise – July 2, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – July 2, 2020

Evan Gove - July 2, 2020

Happy Independence Day! This July 4th is going to be a little different than most years but that doesn't mean we can't have fun, celebrate our freedom,…

Celestyal Cruises to Pause Until 2021
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Celestyal Cruises to Pause Until 2021

Evan Gove - June 30, 2020

A popular Mediterranean small ship cruise line is pressing pause until 2021. In their announcement this morning, Celestyal Cruises made the difficult decision to pause operation until…

SeaDream Yacht Club Completes First Cruise Back
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SeaDream Yacht Club Completes First Cruise Back

Evan Gove - June 29, 2020

SeaDream Yacht Club has resumed sailing on SeaDream I, embarking this week on the first of a schedule of 7-day and 12-day Norwegian sailings with itineraries selected…

Josh Leibowitz Named President of Seabourn
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Josh Leibowitz Named President of Seabourn

Evan Gove - June 26, 2020

Seabourn Cruise Line made a major announcement yesterday when they named Josh Leibowitz the new president of the company. Leibowitz joined Carnival Corporation in 2013 as chief strategy officer and…

Choose Your Cruise – June 26, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – June 26, 2020

Evan Gove - June 26, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 situation, we've been adamant that there's never been a better time to book a future cruise. With talk of a vaccine coming later this…

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A Healthy Scarlet Lady Heads Back to Europe

Evan Gove - June 25, 2020

It was a beautiful March morning in Miami when Virgin Voyages’ first ship Scarlet Lady slid gracefully into her berth at PortMiami. The excitement was palpable as…

“Cruising” California By Land
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“Cruising” California By Land

Steve Leland - June 25, 2020

What appeared to be a brief pause in cruising at the onset of the COVID-19 lockdown has turned into a wanderlust nightmare. For three months we’ve had…

REPORT: Europe to Reopen, But Not For Americans
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REPORT: Europe to Reopen, But Not For Americans

Evan Gove - June 23, 2020

According to a breaking news report from the New York Times this afternoon, Americans could be barred from entering European Union countries as they begin to reopen…

American Queen Steamboat Company Partners with Uniworld
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American Queen Steamboat Company Partners with Uniworld

Evan Gove - June 22, 2020

When Uniworld Boutique River Cruises cancelled their summer itineraries due to COVID-19, many passengers were left frustrated that their upcoming cruise was no longer. Many had the…

ANTI-SOCIAL DISTANCING? Solo Cruising in the Covid-19 Era
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ANTI-SOCIAL DISTANCING? Solo Cruising in the Covid-19 Era

Judi Cuervo - June 22, 2020

When I think of cruising in the Covid-19 era, the chorus of Eric Carmen’s 1975 pop hit “All By Myself” wafts through my mind because, more often…

Virgin Voyages Releases ‘Voyage Well’ Plan
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Virgin Voyages Releases ‘Voyage Well’ Plan

Evan Gove - June 18, 2020

We’re inching closer and closer to cruising again and another well-known cruise line has released a health and wellness program designed to give guests and crew confidence…

Take a Summertime Road Trip to Find Utah’s Best Milkshakes
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Take a Summertime Road Trip to Find Utah’s Best Milkshakes

Evan Gove - June 17, 2020

Utah may be known for having some of the best skiing in the country, but it has a little secret. The state transforms into hiking, rock climbing, and…

Bali Resort Looks to Entice Guests with Extended Stays
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Bali Resort Looks to Entice Guests with Extended Stays

Evan Gove - June 16, 2020

The Indonesian island of Bali takes up a spot on most bucket lists and one resort on the island is offering extended stay options for people looking…

Vacationing in Porto Back Yarda
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Vacationing in Porto Back Yarda

Steve Leland - June 16, 2020

As the return of cruising seems to be within reach, it’s time to mitigate lockdown loneliness.  My brother Nick Leland sets it up perfectly in the song…

Caribbean Icon Robert Hamaty Passes Away
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Caribbean Icon Robert Hamaty Passes Away

Evan Gove - June 15, 2020

The cruise and travel industry lost a familiar face over the weekend as Robert Hamaty, founder of the Tortuga Rum Company, passed away at the age of…

River Cruising Returning to Australia
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River Cruising Returning to Australia

Evan Gove - June 15, 2020

Australian cruise operator Captain Cook Cruises is returning their river cruise operations back to normal starting June 23rd on Australia’s Murray River. The 7-night ‘Welcome Back’ cruise…

Choose Your Cruise – June 12, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – June 12, 2020

Evan Gove - June 12, 2020

One of the most amazing things about cruising these days is what the ships look like compared to just a decade or two ago. Cruising has grown…

Cruising Will Return…But When is the Question
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Cruising Will Return…But When is the Question

Steve Leland - June 10, 2020

I’m not one to moan about inconveniences, but take away my life’s passion and I’m likely to go off the deep end. Take away the ability to…

10 Boutique Oregon Wineries That Need Exploring
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10 Boutique Oregon Wineries That Need Exploring

Evan Gove - June 9, 2020

Oregon wine industry has evolved in recent decades from an agricultural afterthought to a major player on the worldwide viticulture stage. The state now has 18 American…

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CRUISE RECIPE: MSC Cruises’ Neapolitan Pizza

Judi Cuervo - June 8, 2020

I’m Hungry to Sail Again… When it comes to MSC’s pizza, I’m something of an expert since that’s pretty much all I consumed during the 2013 and…

Choose Your Cruise – June 5, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – June 5, 2020

Evan Gove - June 5, 2020

Thanks for checking out the most popular hypothetical vacation guessing game on the internet! We're all about river cruises in today's installment of 'Choose Your Cruise'. It's looking…

CRUISE RECIPE: Disney Cruise Lines’ Chocolate Fudge Brownie Milkshake
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CRUISE RECIPE: Disney Cruise Lines’ Chocolate Fudge Brownie Milkshake

Judi Cuervo - June 5, 2020

When you cruise with Disney, you can expect there will be some sweet treats along the way. In honor of National Donut Day, we've got a recipe…

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

Evan Gove - June 4, 2020

After being cooped up since March, everyone is dreaming about summer vacation. We quite literally want to get away from it all. But with COVID-19 still out…

Eco Oceans: Getting to Zero Emissions
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Eco Oceans: Getting to Zero Emissions

Evan Gove - June 4, 2020

Climate change is a hot-button topic these days and for good reason: 2020 will likely rank among the five warmest years on record, according to the National…

This European River Cruise Sails June 17th
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This European River Cruise Sails June 17th

Evan Gove - June 3, 2020

River cruise lovers are in luck, they could be on a ship in a matter of weeks. A-ROSA River Cruises announced today that their river cruise ship…

TikTok & Its Travel Influencers: Where to Start Your Virtual Escape
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TikTok & Its Travel Influencers: Where to Start Your Virtual Escape

Evan Gove - June 2, 2020

If you’re over 25, maybe you first heard about TikTok about the 400th time you heard “Old Town Road.” I’m not sure I had. But then we…

Cruising: The Ultimate Thrill Ride
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Cruising: The Ultimate Thrill Ride

Jason Leppert - June 2, 2020

The amusement industry, much like the travel industry, is evolving by leaps and bounds. Cinephiles, for instance, can now enter and interact with the world of Star…

Turks and Caicos Plan to Reopen July 22
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Turks and Caicos Plan to Reopen July 22

Evan Gove - June 1, 2020

Last week, we reported several popular cruising destinations in the Caribbean were in the process of reopening to tourism. Over the weekend, the Turks and Caicos announced…

Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until October 31
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Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until October 31

Evan Gove - May 29, 2020

In a press release issued this morning, the Canadian Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced that cruise ships with overnight accommodations allowed to carry more than 100 persons are prohibited…

Choose Your Cruise – May 29, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – May 29, 2020

Evan Gove - May 29, 2020

We know, cruise gang, the waiting isn't fun. But! We've had plenty of good news this week with several popular cruise destinations announcing timelines to open up…

48 Hours in Singapore
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48 Hours in Singapore

Evan Gove - May 28, 2020

Singapore is famously known as clean, green, and safe, not to mention rule-obsessed. Located just above the equator, it’s a modern and super-efficient city-state of gleaming skyscrapers,…

Hawaii Tourism: No Cruise Visitors Until Mid-2021
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Hawaii Tourism: No Cruise Visitors Until Mid-2021

Evan Gove - May 27, 2020

UPDATE May 27 1pm:  Eugene Tian, Ph.D, Economic Research Administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism responded to our inquiry regarding the…

Welcome Back! U.S. Virgin Islands to Reopen June 1 
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Welcome Back! U.S. Virgin Islands to Reopen June 1 

Evan Gove - May 27, 2020

There’s good news from one of America’s most popular tourist destinations! The U.S. Virgin Islands will reopen its doors to leisure travelers on Monday, June 1, 2020.…

5 Ways To Sail Safely When Cruising Returns 
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5 Ways To Sail Safely When Cruising Returns 

Evan Gove - May 27, 2020

Some cruise lines are preparing their ships and crews for a return to normal, but that doesn’t mean cruising will be exactly the same when we get…

Christmas in July: Bahamas Paradise Announces Return Date
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Christmas in July: Bahamas Paradise Announces Return Date

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

People often refer to July 25th as Christmas in July and this year, cruisers can expect a pretty awesome present. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line announced in a…

Australia, Spain Extend Cruise Ship Ban 
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Australia, Spain Extend Cruise Ship Ban 

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

While American’s spent Friday warming up the grill and preparing to pay their respects to our fallen military service members for Memorial Day, Australia took an aggressive…

CEO Carnival Corp Talks Future Of Cruising with Porthole Cruise
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CEO Carnival Corp Talks Future Of Cruising with Porthole Cruise

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

Earlier this month, Arnold Donald joined editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine, Bill Panoff, to discuss the latest in cruise news and Carnival Corporation’s response to COVID-19. Here…

CRUISE RECIPE: Seabourn Cruise Line’s Simple Roasted Salmon with Lentil Stew
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CRUISE RECIPE: Seabourn Cruise Line’s Simple Roasted Salmon with Lentil Stew

Judi Cuervo - May 26, 2020

I’m Hungry to Sail Again.. Stop what you’re doing right now (and if you’re like me, that pretty much means switching off the Law & Order reruns…

Choose Your Cruise – May 21, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – May 21, 2020

Evan Gove - May 22, 2020

It was a big week in the cruise industry as two prominent cruise lines announced a return to the high seas this upcoming fall. Windstar Cruises will return…

Virgin Voyages Announces New Return Date
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Virgin Voyages Announces New Return Date

Evan Gove - May 21, 2020

Virgin Voyages announced today in a press release that they will begin sailing again on October 16, 2020 after pushing back their initial return date of late July. …

Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date
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Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date

Evan Gove - May 20, 2020

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

River Cruising to Basel, Switzerland
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River Cruising to Basel, Switzerland

Evan Gove - May 20, 2020

Basel, Switzerland, is a friendly and fascinating city located near where the borders of France, Germany and Switzerland meet. With the Rhine River flowing through the oldest part…

CRUISE RECIPE: Cunard Line Scones
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CRUISE RECIPE: Cunard Line Scones

Judi Cuervo - May 20, 2020

I’m Hungry to Sail Again! Let’s give midday lockdown a decidedly British accent with Afternoon Tea, that serene and elegant shipboard ritual that so many of us…

Best Isolation Vacations For Summer 2020
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Best Isolation Vacations For Summer 2020

Evan Gove - May 19, 2020

My husband is a germaphobe. A normal trip to a theme park requires flu shots at least two weeks in advance, a prophylactic course of Emergen-C and…

Puerto Vallarta Takes First Step Towards Economic Recovery 
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Puerto Vallarta Takes First Step Towards Economic Recovery 

Evan Gove - May 18, 2020

The beautiful and popular cruise destination of Puerto Vallarta is taking the first steps towards reopening today after months of shutdowns and social distancing. May 18th marks…

CRUISE RECIPE:  Disney Cruises’ Best Cocktails!
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CRUISE RECIPE: Disney Cruises’ Best Cocktails!

Judi Cuervo - May 18, 2020

I’m Hungry THIRSTY for a Cruise! At first, I was baffled.  How on earth could Disney Cruise Line have some of the coolest cocktails at sea? And…

Floats My Boat: Love in the Wind
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Floats My Boat: Love in the Wind

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 17, 2020

Just like a couple of eager kids, we grabbed each other’s hands and carefully stepped barefoot from the soft netting of our catamaran to the smooth metal…

Choose Your Cruise – May 15, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – May 15, 2020

Evan Gove - May 15, 2020

Happy Friday! Today on choose your cruise, we've got three options from around the world and YOU get to pick your favorite! Let us know which cruise…

CRUISE RECIPE:  Star Clippers’ Crème Brûlée
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CRUISE RECIPE:  Star Clippers’ Crème Brûlée

Judi Cuervo - May 14, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again There I was, thinking home-made crème brûlée would be an ambitious undertaking. I was a tad intimidated by all those accent marks and…

Bookings Boom
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Bookings Boom

Evan Gove - May 13, 2020

We’ve been saying it since cruise lines began their pause in operation in March: there’s never been a better time to book a cruise. Well, apparently cruisers…

Orlando Ashford Stepping Down as President of Holland America Line 
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Orlando Ashford Stepping Down as President of Holland America Line 

Evan Gove - May 12, 2020

After six years as the President of Holland America Line, Orlando Ashford is saying goodbye to the cruise line. Ashford announced his decision in a press release…

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

Evan Gove - May 12, 2020

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

Nevis Announces They’re COVID-Free
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Nevis Announces They’re COVID-Free

Evan Gove - May 11, 2020

When COVID-19 first began spreading globally, the island of Nevis in the Caribbean took an aggressive approach to fighting the virus and it appears those measures have…

Blue Angels Salute COVID-19 Responders Over Miami 
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Blue Angels Salute COVID-19 Responders Over Miami 

Evan Gove - May 8, 2020

The sunny skies of South Florida were in for a treat today as the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron buzzed the skyline in a salute to COVID-19…

Choose Your Cruise – May 8, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – May 8, 2020

Evan Gove - May 8, 2020

What's better than getting a great deal on something? For today's choose your cruise, we've got three of the best possible deals we could find on sailings…

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

Evan Gove - May 7, 2020

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

Hotels May Provide Blueprint for Cruise Cleanliness 
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Hotels May Provide Blueprint for Cruise Cleanliness 

Evan Gove - May 7, 2020

We’ve all seen articles about what cruising is going to look like in the aftermath of COVID 19. Precautions like doing away with self-service buffets, not filling…

CRUISE RECIPE:  SeaDream Yacht Club’s Cream of Pumpkin Soup
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CRUISE RECIPE:  SeaDream Yacht Club’s Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Judi Cuervo - May 6, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again Like everyone else, I’m just about up to HERE with lockdown.  I want to whip off my mask, plan my next cruise, meet…

Vitamin Sea: The Suite Life
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Vitamin Sea: The Suite Life

Evan Gove - May 6, 2020

As wellness continues to take center stage in everyday life, cruise ships are giving healthy-minded passengers a boost with wellness-themed rooms and suites featuring a variety of…

Carnival Cruise Line Releases Plan To “Phase-In” Service
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Carnival Cruise Line Releases Plan To “Phase-In” Service

Evan Gove - May 4, 2020

In a press release this morning, Carnival Cruise Line released their plan to phase-in cruising operations beginning on August 1, 2020. This is the first concrete plan…

CRUISE RECIPE:  Holland America’s Bread & Butter Pudding
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CRUISE RECIPE:  Holland America’s Bread & Butter Pudding

Judi Cuervo - May 4, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again Culinarily speaking, there are a few cruise favorites that, over the years, have become classics: Norwegian’s baked potato soup, Carnival’s Melting Chocolate Cake,…

Cruise Stoppage Costs Alaska $800 Million
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Cruise Stoppage Costs Alaska $800 Million

Evan Gove - May 1, 2020

The economic toll of COVID 19 on the cruise industry is devastating, but the people of Alaska may be the biggest losers in the whole ordeal. Mike…

Choose Your Cruise – May 1, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – May 1, 2020

Evan Gove - May 1, 2020

Most of the time, mayday on a cruise ship is a bad thing, but not on May 1st! Today, we've got some pretty cool cruises from three…

St. Thomas Eyes June 1st Return for Tourists
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St. Thomas Eyes June 1st Return for Tourists

Evan Gove - April 30, 2020

In an address to the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands yesterday, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. outlined a five-tier plan to reopen the islands for tourism by…

CRUISE RECIPE: Princess Cruises’ Linguini Al Pesto Alla Moda Ligure
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CRUISE RECIPE: Princess Cruises’ Linguini Al Pesto Alla Moda Ligure

Judi Cuervo - April 30, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again Admit it.  After a few nights of filet of beef Wellington, butter-dipped lobster tail, foie gras and maybe even caviar, we start to…

Could Cruise Lines Make Passengers Wear Masks?
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Could Cruise Lines Make Passengers Wear Masks?

Evan Gove - April 29, 2020

We’re starting to see what travel in a post-Coronavirus world will look like and for JetBlue passengers, that means masks are mandatory for all passengers beginning May…

CRUISE RECIPE: <i>Scenic Eclipse’s</i> Korean Braised Short Ribs
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CRUISE RECIPE: Scenic Eclipse’s Korean Braised Short Ribs

Judi Cuervo - April 28, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again In September of last year, the six-star Scenic Eclipse stopped traffic when she arrived in New York for her christening—the ceremonial bottle of…

NKOTB’s Annual Cruise Goes Virtual
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NKOTB’s Annual Cruise Goes Virtual

Evan Gove - April 24, 2020

Thousands of New Kids on the Block fans—and the five New Kids themselves—were meant to be aboard the Carnival Conquest right now, sailing towards Half Moon Cay…

Choose Your Cruise – April 24, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – April 24, 2020

Evan Gove - April 24, 2020

Fridays don't quite mean the same things anymore, but we're still here with an end of the week option for those dreaming about their next cruise vacation.…

Cunard Line Extends Pause in Operations
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Cunard Line Extends Pause in Operations

Evan Gove - April 23, 2020

Citing "the continued impact of COVID 19," Cunard Line made the decision to pause their voyages further past the initial date of May 15, 2020 previously announced.…

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More People Searching for Travel Says CEO of Revelex

Evan Gove - April 22, 2020

For more than 20 years, Revelex has provided a powerful booking engine for dozens of major cruise lines. Company CEO David Goodis has his pulse on not…

CRUISE RECIPE:  Carnival’s Fruit Loops French Toast
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CRUISE RECIPE:  Carnival’s Fruit Loops French Toast

Judi Cuervo - April 22, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again No question.  We adults are going a little stir crazy during this global pandemic…but at least we have booze. Think of the little…

No Holding Back Cruise Industry Built on Exceeding Expectations
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No Holding Back Cruise Industry Built on Exceeding Expectations

Evan Gove - April 21, 2020

While the dark cloud of the health pandemic hovers above each of us, the cruise industry looks optimistically into the future. In spite of a doom and…

Happy Anniversary, HAL!
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Happy Anniversary, HAL!

Evan Gove - April 21, 2020

Social distancing is making celebrating a little different these days, but we wanted to give a big Happy Birthday shout out to Holland America Line, who turned…

Bahamian Prime Minister “We Will Not Open Our Beach”
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Bahamian Prime Minister “We Will Not Open Our Beach”

Evan Gove - April 20, 2020

In a nationally broadcast press conference on Sunday, Bahamian Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke to his people about ongoing lockdown protocols to help prevent the spread…

CRUISE RECIPE:  Norwegian Cruise Line Pretzel Rolls
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CRUISE RECIPE:  Norwegian Cruise Line Pretzel Rolls

Judi Cuervo - April 20, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again After this pandemic, I know I’ll never take the following things for granted:  Restaurants, movie theaters, bookstores, concerts, medical professionals, bars, hairstylists, eyebrow…

Holland America Line Extends Temporary Pause
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Holland America Line Extends Temporary Pause

Evan Gove - April 15, 2020

Holland America Line followed suit with sister line Carnival in extending their pause on cruise operations until mid-summer. In a statement yesterday, company President Orlando Ashford explained…

The Last Man Cruising
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The Last Man Cruising

Steve Leland - April 14, 2020

Not one to cancel plans, travel guru Steve Leland decided to press on with his plans to explore the coast of Australia with True North Adventure Cruises…

CRUISE RECIPE:  Crystal Cruises’ Cream of Forest Mushroom Soup
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CRUISE RECIPE:  Crystal Cruises’ Cream of Forest Mushroom Soup

Judi Cuervo - April 14, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again Face it.  During this pandemic, there’s certainly not much to splurge on.  Nobody’s really thinking about redecorating, buying an expensive pair of designer…

Growing Up Cruising
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Growing Up Cruising

Jason Leppert - April 13, 2020

We’ve been asking cruising from all over the world to share their cruise stories and our readers have emailed, tweeted, commented and videotaped themselves sharing their favorite…

CRUISE RECIPE: Viking’s Pastel de Nata
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CRUISE RECIPE: Viking’s Pastel de Nata

Judi Cuervo - April 11, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again Today, I’m whipping up a sweet reminder of my glorious Viking Helgrim cruise down Portugal’s Douro River last summer.  And I have all…

Choose Your Cruise – April 10, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – April 10, 2020

Evan Gove - April 10, 2020

It's choose your cruise time! Last week we posted some of our favorite expedition cruises from companies who are really pushing the boundaries between luxury and adventure.…

CDC Issues Extension On No-Sail Order
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CDC Issues Extension On No-Sail Order

Evan Gove - April 10, 2020

In an order filed to the Federal Registry yesterday, the CDC shut down any hope that the cruise industry would return soon, extending the no-sail order for…

Hurtigruten Team Share Their Favorite Cruise Memories
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Hurtigruten Team Share Their Favorite Cruise Memories

Evan Gove - April 9, 2020

When we asked cruisers to share their favorite vacation memories and stories while we wait to cruise again, we thought we’d get a few responses. We were…

Tortuga Rum Cakes Founder Talks History and Recovery
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Tortuga Rum Cakes Founder Talks History and Recovery

Evan Gove - April 8, 2020

Some things really make you think of cruising, like Tortuga Rum Cake Company. The Caribbean brand of cakes, sauces, coffee and more was founded by Robert Hamaty…

Talking FOOD & Carnival Mardi Gras with Master Chef Rudi Sodamin
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Talking FOOD & Carnival Mardi Gras with Master Chef Rudi Sodamin

Evan Gove - April 7, 2020

Whether he’s sprinkling parsley on flaky filets of dover sole at Rudi’s Sel de Mer or cutting the ribbon at Carnival Kitchen on board the new Carnival…

CRUISE RECIPE: Lobster Pad Thai by Oceania Cruises
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CRUISE RECIPE: Lobster Pad Thai by Oceania Cruises

Judi Cuervo - April 7, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again  We all love Norma and Dave, the Australian couple who were content to re-create their cancelled cruise by donning bathrobes, toasting each other…

Tourism Outlook: US Virgin Islands Check In
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Tourism Outlook: US Virgin Islands Check In

Evan Gove - April 6, 2020

Continuing our series of interviews around the Caribbean, today we interviewed Joseph Boschulte Commissioner of Tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands about COVID 19 and what life…

Cruise Memories From Porthole Readers
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Cruise Memories From Porthole Readers

Evan Gove - April 6, 2020

While we wait for cruising to come back into our lives, we’ve been asking cruising from all over the world to share their cruise stories from over…

Cruise Passengers Barred From Commercial Flights
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Cruise Passengers Barred From Commercial Flights

Evan Gove - April 6, 2020

New protocols instituted by the Trump Administration and the Centers for Disease Control restrict cruise ship passengers from flying commercial airlines. Passengers or crew getting off cruise…

Cruise Lines Curate Virtual Cruise Experiences
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Cruise Lines Curate Virtual Cruise Experiences

Evan Gove - April 5, 2020

Along with getting bigger and more luxurious, many new cruise ships are experimenting with virtual reality to enhance the passenger experience. Innovations like Royal Caribbean’s Sky Pad…

<i>Zaandam</i>, <i>Rotterdam</i> Finally Dock in Florida
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Zaandam, Rotterdam Finally Dock in Florida

Evan Gove - April 3, 2020

The weeks long ordeal for passengers and crew on board Holland America Line Zaandam and Rotterdam is finally over. The ship docked in Fort Lauderdale, FL today…

St Kitts & Nevis Minister of Tourism Talks Cruise Comeback
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St Kitts & Nevis Minister of Tourism Talks Cruise Comeback

Evan Gove - April 3, 2020

We’ve been covering a lot of news from cruise lines and their employees lately, but one thing getting neglected is how the numerous island nations across the…

Choose Your Cruise – April 3, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – April 3, 2020

Evan Gove - April 3, 2020

Last week, we debuted a new column called Choose Your Cruise, where cruisers are faced with three different itineraries all over the world and asked to choose…

Coast Guard Tells Cruise Lines to Arrange Private MEDEVAC
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Coast Guard Tells Cruise Lines to Arrange Private MEDEVAC

Evan Gove - April 2, 2020

In a Marine Safety Bulletin sent by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday, Rear Admiral E.C. Jones of the 7th District told cruise ships contacting Miami for…

Carnival Cancels All Cruises From San Francisco Through 2020
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Carnival Cancels All Cruises From San Francisco Through 2020

Evan Gove - April 1, 2020

Unfortunately these days, cruises are getting cancelled no matter where you’re headed or which line you’re cruising with. Those booked with Carnival Cruise Line were dealt with…

Whales Come Together to Save the Humans, for a Change
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Whales Come Together to Save the Humans, for a Change

Evan Gove - April 1, 2020

For years, cruisers have donated to environmental causes that support the health and safety of whales in our oceans, but now in a bizarre twist of fate,…

Hawaiian Shirt Owners More Often Win Lido Deck Limbo, Study Suggests
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Hawaiian Shirt Owners More Often Win Lido Deck Limbo, Study Suggests

Evan Gove - April 1, 2020

In a research study conducted on board cruise ships in 2019, researchers found that those owning Hawaiian shirts were far more likely to take first prize in…

45 Years at Sea! An Interview with Cruise Director Gary Hunter
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45 Years at Sea! An Interview with Cruise Director Gary Hunter

Evan Gove - March 31, 2020

For the past month, we’ve been sharing some of our favorite cruise memories from our readers and from the Porthole team. When Porthole Cruise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Bill…

<i>Viking Mississippi</i> River Cruise Ship Coming in 2022
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Viking Mississippi River Cruise Ship Coming in 2022

Evan Gove - March 31, 2020

Soon you won’t have to go far to experience the wonders of a Viking river cruise. The popular cruise line announced new itineraries for the Mississippi River…

Barbados Takes Humanitarian Approach to Cruise Ships
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Barbados Takes Humanitarian Approach to Cruise Ships

Evan Gove - March 30, 2020

As more and more ports turn their backs on incoming cruise ships, even those with a clean bill of health, the Caribbean island nation of Barbados is…

Way Out West in Australia
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Way Out West in Australia

Steve Leland - March 30, 2020

As an intrepid traveler I’m always on the lookout for off the radar, next big thing destinations.  Finding myself half the way around the world In the…

Cruise Memories: Just What We Needed
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Cruise Memories: Just What We Needed

Evan Gove - March 26, 2020

While we wait for cruising to come back into our lives, we've been asking cruising from all over the world to share their cruise stories from over…

<i>Zuiderdam</i> Crew Jam Out To Their Own Radio Station
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Zuiderdam Crew Jam Out To Their Own Radio Station

Evan Gove - March 25, 2020

Anyone looking west from the beaches of Great Harbour Cay today might see something unusual; a gathering of cruise ships. In fact, eight ships from three different…

Interview: How P&O Britannia Pulled Off Last Minute Transatlantic
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Interview: How P&O Britannia Pulled Off Last Minute Transatlantic

Evan Gove - March 24, 2020

For well over a decade, Jason Bridge has travelled the world via cruise ship fulfilling one of the most important roles on board: Port Shopping Consultant. When…

#MyNextVacation: Share Your Stories & Spread Positivity
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#MyNextVacation: Share Your Stories & Spread Positivity

Evan Gove - March 24, 2020

“What’s your next vacation?” It’s only four words, but it’s a question that truly has it all. Curiosity. Instant aspiration. The promise of hope, the opportunity for…

Cruise Memories with Bill Panoff: Carnival <i>Mardi Gras</i>
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Cruise Memories with Bill Panoff: Carnival Mardi Gras

Evan Gove - March 23, 2020

It's day three of Cruise Memories with Bill Panoff! Many of you have heard of the upcoming Carnival Mardi Gras, but did you know that this will…

Cruise Memories with Bill Panoff: The Tom Jones Years
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Cruise Memories with Bill Panoff: The Tom Jones Years

Evan Gove - March 20, 2020

Welcome to the second installment of cruise memories with Bill Panoff! Yesterday, we asked Bill about his first memories of cruising on board TSS Carnivale where he worked…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 20, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 20, 2020

Evan Gove - March 20, 2020

Okay, we can all agree that 2020 is the WORST. But don't let your pure, unadulterated hatred for this year prevent you from scoring a great deal…

Cruise Memories with Porthole Cruise Founder Bill Panoff
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Cruise Memories with Porthole Cruise Founder Bill Panoff

Evan Gove - March 19, 2020

Since we're all taking a break from cruising for the time being, we decided the best thing to do was to share some of our favorite cruise…

<i>Celebrity Edge</i> Crew Gets the Chance to Cruise like Guests
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Celebrity Edge Crew Gets the Chance to Cruise like Guests

Evan Gove - March 17, 2020

The news that thousands of cruisers would have their vacations cancelled over the next 30 to 60 days sent shockwaves around the travel industry and rightfully so.…

Cruise Industry Executives Offer Encouraging Words
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Cruise Industry Executives Offer Encouraging Words

Evan Gove - March 17, 2020

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the cruise industry, but it’s safe to say that the current outbreak of Covid-19 is the most difficult challenge cruise…

Get Creative Recreating Your Cruise Vacation
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Get Creative Recreating Your Cruise Vacation

Evan Gove - March 16, 2020

This weekend, a video of a retired Australian couple made the rounds on social media and cruisers from all over could relate! Norma and Dave from Australia…

Cruiser’s Guide to Glacier Bay National Park
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Cruiser’s Guide to Glacier Bay National Park

Evan Gove - March 16, 2020

You won't have to use your imagination to understand why the Huna Tlingit consider Glacier Bay to be their spiritual homeland. Advancing glaciers drove them out for…

Seatrade Cruise Global Takes Decisive Action, Postpones Event
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Seatrade Cruise Global Takes Decisive Action, Postpones Event

Evan Gove - March 13, 2020

In response to the current global health situation, the biggest event in the cruise and shipping industry is being postponed. Seatrade Cruise Global officially announced their decision…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 13, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 13, 2020

Evan Gove - March 13, 2020

Have you ever heard the expression "once in a blue moon"? It means something that doesn't come along very often, if at all. Today we've got the…

Princess, Viking Cruises Halt Operation for 60 Days
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Princess, Viking Cruises Halt Operation for 60 Days

Evan Gove - March 12, 2020

Two of the world’s most recognizable cruise brands took major steps to help curb the spread of Coronavirus today. Princess Cruises and Viking Cruises have both announced…

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

Evan Gove - March 11, 2020

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

A Guide to Cruise Ship Art Auctions
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A Guide to Cruise Ship Art Auctions

Evan Gove - March 10, 2020

Hidden amongst the water slides, rows of sun-drenched deck chairs and surf and turf dinners is one aspect of a cruise vacation too many people are overlooking;…

48 Hours: Key West
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48 Hours: Key West

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 9, 2020

This southernmost city in the United States has a way of achieving notoriety. Take the time it “seceded” to become the Conch Republic. Or José Martí’s historic…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 6, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 6, 2020

Evan Gove - March 6, 2020

The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise -Mark Twain  The Mississippi River may not have the…

Cruise Update: Port Tampa Bay Responds To Coronavirus Concerns
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Cruise Update: Port Tampa Bay Responds To Coronavirus Concerns

Evan Gove - March 2, 2020

UPDDATE :Editor’s Note: This article was published on March 2, 2020. Click here for the latest Coronavirus news and cruise updates. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed over the…

Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Photographer
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Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Photographer

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 2, 2020

Inducted into the Florida Hall of Fame in 1998, photographer Clyde Butcher is best known as the “Ansel Adams of Florida.” Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in…

Monaco is FOR YOU
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Monaco is FOR YOU

Evan Gove - March 2, 2020

Monaco is not just a destination, it’s the experience of a lifetime. For more than a century, it has been an aspirational symbol of luxury and glamour.…

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 28, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 28, 2020

Evan Gove - February 28, 2020

We're just weeks away from the arrival of Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady and the hype surrounding the newest ship at sea is only growing. Since the first people began…

Captain Wendy Williams Quietly Leaves Virgin Voyages
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Captain Wendy Williams Quietly Leaves Virgin Voyages

Evan Gove - February 27, 2020

Last June, Virgin Voyages made headlines all over the world when they announced Captain Wendy Williams would be at the helm of Scarlet Lady when she entered…

Port Guide: Nassau and New Providence Island
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Port Guide: Nassau and New Providence Island

Evan Gove - February 26, 2020

One of the most popular ports of call in the world is Nassau, which is located on the island of New Providence, the most populated of the…

A Cruiser’s Guide to Bergen, Norway
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A Cruiser’s Guide to Bergen, Norway

Evan Gove - February 25, 2020

As a UNESCO World Heritage City, Bergen, Norway offers attractions both ancient and modern. With colorful architecture, ancient cobblestone streets, and a medieval fortress, this charming city…

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 21, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 21, 2020

Evan Gove - February 21, 2020

When most people thing about getting on a cruise ship, its in some tropical port like Miami or Fort Lauderdale, but there's actually a lot of great…

New Ship Embarks on Lan Ha Bay Cruises
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New Ship Embarks on Lan Ha Bay Cruises

Evan Gove - February 20, 2020

Everyone who cruises the coast of Vietnam comes home with stunning pictures of the many towering rock karsts which dot the coastline. The most famous are in…

Cruise Booking Website Predicts Sold Out Itineraries, Cruise Lines
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Cruise Booking Website Predicts Sold Out Itineraries, Cruise Lines

Evan Gove - February 18, 2020

What if you could know before you book whether or not a cruise line is going to sell out of staterooms? What if you could narrow it…

Will Coronavirus Cancel My Cruise?
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Will Coronavirus Cancel My Cruise?

Evan Gove - February 17, 2020

  Editor's Note: This article was published on February 17, 2020. Click here for the latest Coronavirus news and cruise updates. For the most part, cruisers like…

Can’t Miss Presidents Day Cruise Deals
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Can’t Miss Presidents Day Cruise Deals

Evan Gove - February 17, 2020

Happy birthday, George Washington! On this day way back in 1732, you came into this world and nothing would ever be the same. As Americans enjoy their…

<i>Scarlet Lady</i> Finally Ready to Set Sail
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Scarlet Lady Finally Ready to Set Sail

Evan Gove - February 14, 2020

After three years, 100,000 tons of materials and lots of hard work from the shipbuilders at Fincantieri, Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady is ready to begin her career…

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 14, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 14, 2020

Evan Gove - February 14, 2020

Few place on Earth are more romantic than the Mediterranean. Whether you're sampling the gelato in Naples, shopping for flowers at the Central Market in Cadiz, or…

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

Evan Gove - February 12, 2020

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

Silversea Announces Grand Voyage Arctic 2021
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Silversea Announces Grand Voyage Arctic 2021

Evan Gove - February 11, 2020

Sailing is among the most rewarding experiences a person can have. There’s no better way to see new places and enrich your knowledge of the world in…

<i>Disney Wonder</i> Sails from NOLA for the First Time
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Disney Wonder Sails from NOLA for the First Time

Evan Gove - February 10, 2020

In September of 2018, Disney Cruise Line announced a new homeport for Disney Wonder: Port New Orleans. It's been a long wait, but the ship finally set…

Top 5 Most Romantic Resorts for Your Valentine
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Top 5 Most Romantic Resorts for Your Valentine

Evan Gove - February 10, 2020

Chocolates again this year? Trust us, nobody wants that, or flowers or another necklace for that matter. What they want for Valentine's Day is the vacation of…

The Band to Replace Room Keys on Virgin Voyages
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The Band to Replace Room Keys on Virgin Voyages

Evan Gove - February 6, 2020

When you ask most cruisers if they’ve heard of the “The Band”, you’ll probably get a response about “pulling in to Nazareth” and the Canadian musical group…

BACARDÍ Legacy Cruise Competition has a Winner
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BACARDÍ Legacy Cruise Competition has a Winner

Evan Gove - February 6, 2020

Each year, BACARDÍ hosts a cocktail making competition which pits the best mixologists against one another to see who can create the best new drink. Competitors are…

<i>World Spa by Windstar</i> to Feature Regional Treatments
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World Spa by Windstar to Feature Regional Treatments

Evan Gove - February 6, 2020

It’s fairly common for luxury cruise lines to incorporate bits of the places they sail into the cuisine on board, but Windstar Cruises is taking things further…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 31, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 31, 2020

Evan Gove - January 31, 2020

While many cruisers are packing their bags for a Caribbean cruise vacation this winter, others are looking ahead to their summer vacation. Alaska cruises are some of…

Discovering the Canadian Rockies by Rail
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Discovering the Canadian Rockies by Rail

Evan Gove - January 31, 2020

It’s been 30 years since luxury train company Rocky Mountaineer embarked on its first journey through the Canadian Rockies, but as you gaze out through the oversized…

Miami’s Best Spots for Instagram Ahead of the Big Game
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Miami’s Best Spots for Instagram Ahead of the Big Game

Evan Gove - January 30, 2020

For the next few days, die-hard football fans and casual rooters alike will descend on Miami Beach for a little fun, sun and of course, the biggest…

Bahamas Paradise, Port of Palm Beach Host Local Athletes
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Bahamas Paradise, Port of Palm Beach Host Local Athletes

Evan Gove - January 29, 2020

Each team stepped aboard Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Classica with their own style. The young men of Palm Beach Lakes had on crimson and white letterman…

Virgin’s Beach Club at Bimini announces Resident On Deck DJ Schedule
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Virgin’s Beach Club at Bimini announces Resident On Deck DJ Schedule

Evan Gove - January 28, 2020

We’re just weeks away from the start of Virgin Voyages’ ship Scarlet Lady’s life at sea and news is breaking daily about the ship, the cruise line…

Cruise Line Recognized by US Customs and Border Protection
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Cruise Line Recognized by US Customs and Border Protection

Evan Gove - January 27, 2020

In a ceremony at Port of Palm Beach last week, representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection honored a local cruise line for their “quick and innovative…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 24, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 24, 2020

Evan Gove - January 24, 2020

The island of Puerto Rico has been in the news lately after a series of earthquakes shook residents and caused significant damage across the island. Cruisers from…

Sailing into a New Year!
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Sailing into a New Year!

Judi Cuervo - January 23, 2020

The Monthly Mantra Cruise Year Resolutions…Cruise Year Resolutions…Cruise Year Resolutions…. It seems everyone’s making resolutions this month:  Lose weight, stop smoking, stop drinking and rev up the…

Adventures By Disney Announces New European River Cruises
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Adventures By Disney Announces New European River Cruises

Evan Gove - January 23, 2020

One of the biggest names in cruising and entertainment is expanding their river cruise options in the coming years and that's great news for those interested in…

Come Sail Away on the Royal Clipper
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Come Sail Away on the Royal Clipper

Dana Freeman - January 22, 2020

If you have ever said, “cruising isn’t for me,” you might reserve judgment until you have sailed on the Royal Clipper. She is the perfect alternative to…

A Cruiser’s Guide to Key West
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A Cruiser’s Guide to Key West

Evan Gove - January 20, 2020

One of the most popular ports for cruisers is the beautiful island of Key West. If you’re fortunate to be taking a cruise that makes a stop…

What to Do in Amsterdam
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What to Do in Amsterdam

Evan Gove - January 15, 2020

Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, is an enormously popular place with cruise ship passengers and there are a lot of us. Amsterdam is the third biggest cruise…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 10, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 10, 2020

Evan Gove - January 10, 2020

Today we have a cruise deal from one of the top names in cruising, Royal Caribbean! Mariner of the Seas recently underwent millions of dollars in renovations, upgrading just…

Learn What’s to Love in Bilbao and Spain’s  Basque Country
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Learn What’s to Love in Bilbao and Spain’s Basque Country

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 8, 2020

It’s been said that Frank Gehry’s dazzlingly designed Guggenheim Museum is what really put Bilbao on travelers’ radar, and there is some truth to that. But bringing…

Soft Adventures for Your Fort Lauderdale Vacation
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Soft Adventures for Your Fort Lauderdale Vacation

Evan Gove - January 8, 2020

Have you booked your first vacation of 2020 yet? You can bet most cruisers have. And of those cruisers, the vast majority are going to be cruising…

Carnival Steps up to Fight Australian Bushfires
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Carnival Steps up to Fight Australian Bushfires

Evan Gove - January 6, 2020

The end of the year 2019 saw massive bushfires across New South Wales, Australia and a major cruise line is stepping up to help fight these fires…

Port Day: St. Barthelemy, French West Indies
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Port Day: St. Barthelemy, French West Indies

Evan Gove - January 6, 2020

Tiny St. Barthelemy has an outsized reputation for an island that is all of 9 square miles. It is very French, very chic and can be very…

Cruising in 2019, It’s A Wrap!
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Cruising in 2019, It’s A Wrap!

Steve Leland - December 30, 2019

Just when you think the world of cruising can’t get any better, along comes a new ship with novel ideas, incredible amenities and destinations that are virtually…

Yum Yum at Crystal Cruises’ Umi Uma
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Yum Yum at Crystal Cruises’ Umi Uma

Evan Gove - December 26, 2019

This month, the quest for the best onboard restaurants takes us on Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony.  You must book a reservation at Umi Uma.  Famed restaurateur and…

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

Evan Gove - December 24, 2019

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

What to Do in San Juan for the Day
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What to Do in San Juan for the Day

Evan Gove - December 23, 2019

Welcome to San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico, USA. It’s one of the Caribbean’s favorite destinations welcoming cruise ship passengers from around the world. There’s much to…

Virgin Voyages Cruise Deal of the Week – December 19, 2019
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Virgin Voyages Cruise Deal of the Week – December 19, 2019

Evan Gove - December 19, 2019

Back in the days of swashbuckling pirates, they sailed the seven seas in search of their favorite thing (no, not rum)...LOOT! We've got a very special cruise…

Spending the Day at Atlantis in the Bahamas
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Spending the Day at Atlantis in the Bahamas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 18, 2019

When cruising to Nassau in the Bahamas, spending the day at Atlantis is one of the most popular cruise excursions for guests – and with good reason!…

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Fort Lauderdale
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Celebrate the Holiday Season in Fort Lauderdale

Evan Gove - December 17, 2019

Fort Lauderdale is a long way from the North Pole, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find plenty of holiday cheer in one of South Florida’s premier…