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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2020

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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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Cariloha Bamboo: Comfort, Style and Sustainability

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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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Costa to Pause Until August 15, 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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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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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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…

A Healthy <i>Scarlet Lady</i> Heads Back to Europe
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A Healthy Scarlet Lady Heads Back to Europe

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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…

CRUISE RECIPE: MSC Cruises’ Neapolitan Pizza
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CRUISE RECIPE: MSC Cruises’ Neapolitan Pizza

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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? 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – May 29, 2020

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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.…

More People Searching for Travel Says CEO of Revelex
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More People Searching for Travel Says CEO of Revelex

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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”

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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…

St. Kitts Just Set a New Record!
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St. Kitts Just Set a New Record!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 17, 2019

St. Kitts, a Caribbean island part of the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, set a record this week when four cruise ships docked in the…

Excursion Immersion: Costa Rica is More Than a Surfcation With Travelia
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Excursion Immersion: Costa Rica is More Than a Surfcation With Travelia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 17, 2019

I am from Florida, a state blessed with white sandy beaches although plagued with inconsistent and choppy surf. I was eager to zip on over to Guanacaste,…

A Greek Island Paradise: Discover Corfu
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A Greek Island Paradise: Discover Corfu

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 16, 2019

To the Northwest of the Greek mainland, there sits an island where history and adventure await. The island of Corfu, part of the Ionian Islands, has long…

When in Rome: Where to Stay Before a Cruise
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When in Rome: Where to Stay Before a Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 16, 2019

Located approximately one-hour north-west of Rome, the port of Civitavecchia sees almost two million passengers pass through it annually. This popular port has eight cruise terminals and…

Cruise Deal of the Week – December 13, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – December 13, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 13, 2019

Everyone needs a little magic in their life during the holiday season. One of the best ways to spread the joy of the holidays is to book…

Sneak Peek: Cirque Du Soleil COSMOS, EXENTRICKS on <i>MSC Grandiosa</i>
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Sneak Peek: Cirque Du Soleil COSMOS, EXENTRICKS on MSC Grandiosa

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 11, 2019

Fans of MSC Cruises woke up to a surprise this morning when the cruise line released never before seen images and videos of their newest Cirque Du…

Miami’s Best Holiday Events for Cruisers
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Miami’s Best Holiday Events for Cruisers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 9, 2019

When most think of the holidays, they don’t picture palm trees, perfect beaches and a nice, even tan. If you’re headed to Miami for a cruise vacation…

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve Now Open
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Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve Now Open

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 5, 2019

We've been waiting with patient anticipation and today for the first time, MSC Cruises welcomed passengers on board MSC Divina to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the…

<i>Scarlet Lady</i> Completes Sea Trials
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Scarlet Lady Completes Sea Trials

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 5, 2019

It seems like just yesterday we were getting excited for the first cut of steel for Virgin Voyages’ upcoming ship Scarlet Lady. Now we’re here to celebrate…

CruiSea is Helping People Meet at Sea
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CruiSea is Helping People Meet at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 5, 2019

Have you tried one of the apps out there to meet new people, romantically or otherwise? Now the CruiSea App is proving to be a game changer…

Waves in Cruise Fashion…What is Resort Casual?
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Waves in Cruise Fashion…What is Resort Casual?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 25, 2019

The Monthly Mantra A Clothes Call … A Clothes Call … A Clothes Call … I confess. I was once turned away from a cruise ship dining…

What to Do in Miami Before Cruising: Guide to Unique Miami
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What to Do in Miami Before Cruising: Guide to Unique Miami

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 25, 2019

Miami is home to one of the world’s largest ports and one of America’s best vacation cities. You have probably heard about the famous beaches and 365…

Fort Lauderdale for First-Timers
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Fort Lauderdale for First-Timers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 20, 2019

Life in the Sunshine State is a little different than elsewhere across the country. Florida is where America comes to vacation thanks to beautiful weather, gorgeous beachside…

Silver Cove Sets the Private Island Standard
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Silver Cove Sets the Private Island Standard

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2019

Private islands are all the rage in cruising these days as lines are jockeying to have the most exclusive, luxurious or exciting private island experience in the…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2019

Soon Scarlet Lady will have a twin sister cruising the Mediterreanean. Virgin Voyages announced in a press release this morning that their second ship will be named…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 15, 2019

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

Pack These Vitamins for a Healthy Cruise Vacation
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Pack These Vitamins for a Healthy Cruise Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 14, 2019

Your bags are all packed, your embarkation documents are all ready to go, you've arranged accommodations for your pets, yet you might be forgetting one crucial element…

The Best Place to Get Breakfast in Seattle Before You Cruise
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The Best Place to Get Breakfast in Seattle Before You Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 11, 2019

A cruise is a fantastic way to see the sights of Puget Sound or extend a vacation on the water to more distant locales. While you've packed…

Tips for Tipping on a Cruise
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Tips for Tipping on a Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 6, 2019

A necessary (but often confusing) part of planning for a cruise is budgeting to tip the hard-working service staff. Failing to plan for gratuities can lead to…

Saga Reveals New Spirit of the Rhine
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Saga Reveals New Spirit of the Rhine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 4, 2019

When Saga launched their new river cruise ship Spirit of Discovery earlier this year, we already knew the cruise line had her sister ship planned for 2020.…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 1, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 1, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2019

Before you run out and buy way too many bags of discount Halloween candy, you might want to check out the cruise deal of the week on…

Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Award Winners
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Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Award Winners

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2019

"Our readers are the real experts when it comes to judging the best of the best in the cruise industry! Here's what they had to say for…

Disney Helps Crew Keep in Touch
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Disney Helps Crew Keep in Touch

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

While some may fantasize about spending a year or more on a cruise ship, for those who work on board, being away from their home, their friends…

What is a ‘Soft Adventure’ Cruise?
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What is a ‘Soft Adventure’ Cruise?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

Adventuring cruising is a popular vacation genre these days, but many think that an expedition cruise means giving up the comforts and amenities found on modern cruise…

The Perfect Port: Spending the Day in Aruba
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The Perfect Port: Spending the Day in Aruba

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

Everyone has a favorite port when they cruise. Maybe it’s one with a great beach to visit, or a port with lots of world class shopping and…

Piraeus: Your Gateway to Athens
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Piraeus: Your Gateway to Athens

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

From high atop the famous Acropolis of Athens, it’s easy to feel like the whole city is at your fingertips. The UNESCO World Heritage site is the…

BREAKING NEWS: Brightline Announces Approval on PortMiami Expansion
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BREAKING NEWS: Brightline Announces Approval on PortMiami Expansion

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 29, 2019

A proposed station at PortMiami is now a reality for Virgin Trains. The Miami-Dade County Commission approved the new station at PortMiami to be built by the…

$100 Million in Renovations for <i>Norwegian Spirit</i>
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$100 Million in Renovations for Norwegian Spirit

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 28, 2019

In early January 2020, Norwegian Spirit will sail to Marseille, France not for a cruise vacation, but rather an expensive facelift. The ship, part of Norwegian Cruise…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 25, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 25, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 25, 2019

The best part about Fall isn't the changing leaves or apple pies, it's repositioning cruises! If you want to read more about what a repositioning cruise is,…

<i>Viking Orion</i> Cruise Ship Review
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Viking Orion Cruise Ship Review

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2019

Viking Orion Viking Orion features spacious public areas, stylish Scandinavian-cool designs, and a full array of included amenities and features, thus matching the line’s other luxury ocean…

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Arrives in Nassau
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Arrives in Nassau

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2019

One of South Florida’s most popular cruise lines celebrated their inaugural sailing to Nassua, Bahamas last week with a lunch event on board Grand Classica for more…

Sky Princess Getting Rave Reviews
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Sky Princess Getting Rave Reviews

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 23, 2019

The newest member of Princess Cruises’ royal fleet took its first round of guests for a cruise earlier this week and the reviews coming in have been…

A Cruiser’s Guide to Fort Lauderdale’s Best Shopping 
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A Cruiser’s Guide to Fort Lauderdale’s Best Shopping 

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 22, 2019

Cruisers have a lot of choices to make and they start long before embarkation day. Do you want to cruise for 7 or 14 days? Should we…

Oceania Announces Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center (Video)
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Oceania Announces Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center (Video)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 22, 2019

As interest in luxury cruise vacations grow, many small ship luxury lines are making changes to meet high demands from passengers. Oceania Cruises is one of the…

Virgin Trains Eyes New Station at PortMiami
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Virgin Trains Eyes New Station at PortMiami

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 18, 2019

When Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, opened up shop in South Florida, it changed the way people traveled within the state. Home to millions of people and…

Blue World Voyages: The Healthy Choice in Cruising … AND Living!
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Blue World Voyages: The Healthy Choice in Cruising … AND Living!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 17, 2019

The Monthly Mantra Move it! ... Move it! ... Move it! Blue World Voyages is betting that it can get my fat butt out of a deck…

Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu Coming in 2022
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Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu Coming in 2022

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2019

When Royal Caribbean revamped their private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, earlier this year, it followed a trend seen across the cruise industry. More and more cruise…

Spend a Spooktacular Halloween in New Orleans Before You Cruise
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Spend a Spooktacular Halloween in New Orleans Before You Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2019

What’s the scariest city in America? Some might say Salem, Massachusetts or Sleepy Hollow, New York thanks to their place in history and pop culture, but we’re…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 11, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 11, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 11, 2019

Don't you just love that new car smell? Well, imagine that but instead of a car, it's a 171,00 ton cruise ship! MSC Meraviglia, which entered service in…

Perks of Staying at Fort Lauderdale Hotels Not Close to Port
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Perks of Staying at Fort Lauderdale Hotels Not Close to Port

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 10, 2019

Are you an anxious traveler? You know, the kind that's packed a week in advance, shows up to the airport three hours too early and generally stresses…

Thirsty? Virgin Sailors Can Shake for Champagne (VIDEO)
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Thirsty? Virgin Sailors Can Shake for Champagne (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 9, 2019

Did you know that there are around 49 million bubbles in a single bottle of champagne? Virgin Voyages wants their sailors to experience each and every one…

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, 2019

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…

Regent Seven Seas Upgrades Spas Fleetwide
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Regent Seven Seas Upgrades Spas Fleetwide

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 4, 2019

A luxury cruise is one of the best vacations you can take. Living like royalty is something everyone should get to experience at least once in their…

Andy Stuart Leaving Norwegian Cruise Line After 30 Years
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Andy Stuart Leaving Norwegian Cruise Line After 30 Years

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 3, 2019

One of Norwegian Cruise Line's longest tenured employees is departing after more than 30 years of employment. Andy Stuart, who started with Norwegian way back in 1988…

Cruising to Martinique? Don’t Forget Your Passport
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Cruising to Martinique? Don’t Forget Your Passport

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 1, 2019

For most islands in the Caribbean, cruisers don’t need to bring their passports ashore when they leave the ship to go exploring. However, the island of Martinique…

Your Miami Vacation Means Eating and Drinking Well
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Your Miami Vacation Means Eating and Drinking Well

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 30, 2019

A great vacation certainly starts with a lounge chair on Miami Beach, but it ends with a sampling of some of the best local food and drink…

A Cruiser’s Guide to Quebec City
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A Cruiser’s Guide to Quebec City

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 25, 2019

Québec City is increasingly positioning itself on the international cruise scene as a destination and port of embarkation of choice. Located at the point where the St.…

48 Hours: Shimmering South Korea
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48 Hours: Shimmering South Korea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 24, 2019

Dubbed the “Hawaii of Korea,” this volcanic island has been named a World Natural Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The scenery is beyond…

5 Reasons to Spend the Day at Seattle’s Alki Beach
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5 Reasons to Spend the Day at Seattle’s Alki Beach

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 24, 2019

Alki Beach is an iconic strip of surf and sand with one of the best views in Seattle. Located only minutes from the waterfront piers of downtown, Alki…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 20, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 20, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2019

Sometimes you just need a getaway. Vacations are great and everyone wants to spend a week or more away from the hustle and bustle of daily life,…

Emirates Evolution
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Emirates Evolution

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2019

The tiny Arabian peninsula of the United Arab Emirates is best known for the ambitious reputations of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. But let’s be honest: you would…

Do You Call It a Ship or a Boat?
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Do You Call It a Ship or a Boat?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 18, 2019

It was supposed to be a regular week in the “Cruising With Carnival” Facebook group with over 31,000 members, but Dana, a regular in the forum, didn’t…

Cruiser’s Guide to Port New Orleans
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Cruiser’s Guide to Port New Orleans

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 17, 2019

Not all ports are created equal. Avid cruisers know that choosing the right embarkation port can make all the difference for your cruise vacation and that’s why…

Why You Need to Be Cruising from Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point)
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Why You Need to Be Cruising from Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 16, 2019

The Caribbean may be one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world, but that doesn’t mean you have to cruise like everyone else. In fact,…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 13, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 13, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 13, 2019

We've got a supernatural deal of the week in honor of Friday the 13th and the full moon! Even if you're turning into a werewolf and howling…

Kelly Clarkson Named Godmother to Norwegian Encore
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Kelly Clarkson Named Godmother to Norwegian Encore

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 11, 2019

What’s better than music and cruise ships? Norwegian Cruise Line announced that Grammy Award winning recording artist and television show host Kelly Clarkson has been named the…

Fall Repositioning Cruises You Need to Book
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Fall Repositioning Cruises You Need to Book

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 8, 2019

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing and cruise ships are going from one side of the world to the other on what’s known as repositioning…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 6, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 6, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 6, 2019

As America dives head first into another football season, take advantage of the distractions by scoring your own deal on an awesome cruise vacation. While your friends,…

Why Does Bill W. Have so Many Friends on a Cruise?
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Why Does Bill W. Have so Many Friends on a Cruise?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 3, 2019

The first day on a cruise ship is nothing but pure, unadulterated bliss. All you need is a deck chair, a great book and a pair of…

Cruise Line Helping Floridians Escape Hurricane Dorian
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Cruise Line Helping Floridians Escape Hurricane Dorian

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 30, 2019

Most cruisers and everyone in Florida spent this week glued to the news because a hurricane is headed this way. The folks over at Bahamas Paradise Cruise…

Hurricane Dorian Is Here to Ruin Your Labor Day Weekend
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Hurricane Dorian Is Here to Ruin Your Labor Day Weekend

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 29, 2019

Well, we knew we’d get one eventually.  Officially starting on June 1, hurricane season is something all cruisers keep a watchful eye on. Here we are a…

MSC Grandiosa Will Feature All New Fine Art Experiences (VIDEO)
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MSC Grandiosa Will Feature All New Fine Art Experiences (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 27, 2019

We’re just months away from the launch of MSC Cruises’ newest ship MSC Grandiosa and that means new details about the highly anticipated ship are coming fast…

O-slo Nice! (VIDEO)
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O-slo Nice! (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 27, 2019

Oslo is without question the cosmopolitan hub of Norwegian activity and likewise synonymous with Viking heritage, Nordic skiing, cod and salmon. Packed to the brim with museums…

Introducing Disney <i>Wish</i> (VIDEO)
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Introducing Disney Wish (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 26, 2019

When you wish upon a star, you could end up on board the newest ship from Disney Cruise Line! Disney Wish was announced over the weekend at the…

The Best Place to Buy Art? On a Cruise Ship!
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The Best Place to Buy Art? On a Cruise Ship!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 26, 2019

First time cruisers are often surprised to find that along with swimming pools, casinos, and 5-star restaurants, cruise ships are also a hotbed for art buyers and…

Highlights of Vietnam – Hoi An, Hanoi and Halong Bay
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Highlights of Vietnam – Hoi An, Hanoi and Halong Bay

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 22, 2019

Filled with vibrant cities, small hill villages and 2000 miles of coastline, Vietnam is compelling and exotic. Influenced over centuries by the Chinese, Portuguese, Khmer, Japanese, British-Indian,…

Cruisers Are Finding These EVERYWHERE!
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Cruisers Are Finding These EVERYWHERE!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 19, 2019

They can be found sitting on deck chairs, hiding inside plants and underneath furniture. You might see them floating in the pool or inside the safe of…

A Reason to Cruise In or Out of Montreal
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A Reason to Cruise In or Out of Montreal

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 14, 2019

The Port of Montreal is conveniently located in Old Montreal. As your ship sails into port you will get your first glimpse of the city’s beautiful skyline.…

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 9, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 9, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 9, 2019

Last minute cruise deals are one of the best ways to save money on your next cruise vacation, but it's not always easy to book one. You…

The Best Time to Visit Aruba? Carnival Season
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The Best Time to Visit Aruba? Carnival Season

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2019

There’s never a wrong time to visit a tropical island, but when you’re planning your next vacation to Aruba, there’s definitely a right time to go! The…

What Would You Name Virgin Voyages’ New Craft Beer?
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What Would You Name Virgin Voyages’ New Craft Beer?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 1, 2019

What happens when you mix one of Miami’s most popular brewing companies with one of cruising's newest brands? Magic in a bottle. In collaboration with Wynwood Brewing…

Red Sox Cruise Above the Clouds with Crystal Skye
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Red Sox Cruise Above the Clouds with Crystal Skye

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2019

Crystal Cruises is known for its luxurious cruise ships and fabulous itineraries, but what most don’t realize is their travel services don’t end there. In fact, Crystal…

Hurtigruten Unveils New Electric Explorer Catamarans
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Hurtigruten Unveils New Electric Explorer Catamarans

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 14, 2019

For some, the future of cruising is floating cities with everything you could ever need to have a good time. For others, the future of cruising is…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 1, 2019

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

5 Fun Things to Do in Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 Fun Things to Do in Montevideo, Uruguay

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 29, 2019

Though Uruguay is often overshadowed by its cultural and geographical counterpart, Argentina, the small South American country actually has a lot to offer. More than a third…

Deal of the Day – April 26, 2019
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Deal of the Day – April 26, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 26, 2019

Here's a fun challenge; hop on your favorite airline booking site and see if you can snag some free tickets to Antarctica. No dice? Well thankfully Hurtigruten…

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Cruise
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The Ultimate Game of Thrones Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 25, 2019

Do you think they take vacations in Westeros? Seems like after the last few years in the Seven Kingdoms, everyone could use a little rest and recuperation.…

Martha Stewart Celebrates Discovery with MSC Cruises (VIDEO)
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Martha Stewart Celebrates Discovery with MSC Cruises (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 24, 2019

From magazines to television and everything in between, Martha Stewart is as well known in the home, cooking and gardening industries as anyone. Now the famed decorating…

Making it Safer to Fly with Pets
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Making it Safer to Fly with Pets

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 23, 2019

You can’t bring your pet with you on every vacation, but a new service from VistaJet is making it safer and easier to fly with your furry…

Scenes from the Porthole Cruise Party 2019!
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Scenes from the Porthole Cruise Party 2019!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2019

The Porthole Cruise Party, Porthole Cruise Magazine's afterparty event at Seatrade Cruise Global, was a huge success again this year with cruise line executives and industry partners…

Cruise Deal of the Week – April 19, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – April 19, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2019

Have you ever gone all in? No, not at a card table, but on a much-deserved cruise vacation! MSC Cruises, one of the biggest names in the…

Vatican VIP – Miracles Do Happen
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Vatican VIP – Miracles Do Happen

Judi Cuervo - April 18, 2019

Monday Mantra It's a Miracle ... It's a Miracle ... It's a Miracle Vatican VIP Room to breathe, a papal address — this is a trip with…

Behind the Cruise Line: Arnold Donald At The Wheel
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Behind the Cruise Line: Arnold Donald At The Wheel

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 17, 2019

Five years ago, cruise lines were reeling from several highly publicized cruise ship incidents around the globe. [Ed. Note: — Porthole may or may not have neglected…

Mighty Fine River Rhine Aboard <i>AmaPrima</i>
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Mighty Fine River Rhine Aboard AmaPrima

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 15, 2019

The dominant narrative of river cruising consistently touches on the all-inclusive nature of the experience. The intimate camaraderie, complimentary excursions, fascinating villages, and delicious cuisine all make…

Cruise Deal of the Week – April 12, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – April 12, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 12, 2019

What fun is cruising without the people you care about most? Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has a new deal available on their website offering big savings when…

Aruba Is Your Next Great Vacation
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Aruba Is Your Next Great Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 12, 2019

Surely this place can’t be real. That’s along the lines of what most people think when they first lay eyes on the pristine beaches of Aruba. Water…

Something for Everyone at Tortola Pier Park
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Something for Everyone at Tortola Pier Park

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 12, 2019

When it comes to the islands which dot the Caribbean Sea, few come close to the stunning history, unique culture and vibrant atmosphere found on the British…

Cruise Ship Friendship
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Cruise Ship Friendship

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 11, 2019

  Monthly Mantra Waves of Kindness … Waves of Kindness … Waves of Kindness … “Wait! Wait! I want to give this to you!” That was the…

The 5 Best Port Cities on the Gold Coast
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The 5 Best Port Cities on the Gold Coast

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 8, 2019

To begin, it must be said that there are two different ways to talk about the Gold Coast. Gold Coast is a city on the Eastern coast…

Cruise Deal of the Week – April 5, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – April 5, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 5, 2019

It's never too early to start thinking about your summer vacation. The cruise pros over at Carnival Cruise Line know that summer is about having fun with…

Virgin Voyages Warehouse Party Reveals New Cabin Designs
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Virgin Voyages Warehouse Party Reveals New Cabin Designs

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 3, 2019

Very on brand. That was the vibe of Virgin Voyages warehouse party last night in South Florida for curious cruisers eager to check out the interior of…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 2, 2019

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

Cruise Deal of the Week  – March 29, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 29, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 29, 2019

What's sweeter than getting a great deal on a cruise vacation? Getting a sweet deal on a SUITE for your cruise vacation! Seriously, this new cruise deal…

Fort Lauderdale Knows Brunch
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Fort Lauderdale Knows Brunch

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 28, 2019

The sunny beachside city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is known for being a premier vacation destination thanks to its tropical climate and one of the world’s busiest…

1 Million Votes for Norwegian’s Giving Joy Campaign
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1 Million Votes for Norwegian’s Giving Joy Campaign

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 26, 2019

It was just two weeks ago that Norwegian Cruise Line announced their Giving Joy Campaign aimed at rewarding educators in the United States and Canada with free…

TRAVEL TIPS: Your Own Adventure in San Juan
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TRAVEL TIPS: Your Own Adventure in San Juan

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 26, 2019

Let’s face it, taking a cruise is a luxury many Americans have to save up for, especially when, on top of the cruise fare, you add the daily gratuities,…

“Slow Cruise Therapy” on the Indian Pacific Railway
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“Slow Cruise Therapy” on the Indian Pacific Railway

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 25, 2019

Australia’s famous Indian Pacific Railway makes a transcontinental train trip from Sydney to Perth. The IPR takes you through Australia’s lush mountains, gold fields, rocky valleys, arid…

11 Sights To See in Sydney, Australia
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11 Sights To See in Sydney, Australia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 25, 2019

Sydney, Australia, starting and ending point of many cruises and a popular port of call on world cruises and other extended voyages, always makes the lists of…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 22, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 22, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 22, 2019

Have you ever heard the expression "the early bird gets the worm"? The same logic applies to the latest cruise deal of the week from Holland America…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 21, 2019

There’s no denying that Bali is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It has a little something for everybody — bustling cities, exotic wildlife,…

New River Cruise Bike Tours Starting in Asia
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New River Cruise Bike Tours Starting in Asia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 19, 2019

River cruising through Asian countries like Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand is an adventure most have never experienced. Grasshopper Adventures is launching three unique bike tours and cruise…

Great Cruise Ports for Scuba Diving and Swimming
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Great Cruise Ports for Scuba Diving and Swimming

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 19, 2019

If you are planning a cruise and are looking for fun off-boat adventure in the beautiful waters of your cruise ports and destinations, these are some of…

River Cruising in Kerala: India’s Southern Charm
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River Cruising in Kerala: India’s Southern Charm

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 18, 2019

India.  It wasn’t a place that I had my heart set on visiting and like many Americans, I knew very little about the country.  I was acutely…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 15, 2019

The week we spring forward' is a tough one. Not only do we lose an hour of sleep, but we all have to readjust our internal clocks…

New Ocean Ship Caters to Solo Cruisers
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New Ocean Ship Caters to Solo Cruisers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 14, 2019

Fans of Vantage Deluxe World Travel and their award-winning river cruise itineraries have something to smile about today. Vantage Cruise Line is advancing past cruising the world’s…

One Day in Berlin
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One Day in Berlin

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 13, 2019

Berlin is a large city, so it is impossible to see everything in one day. In order to get the most information about Berlin's important landmarks, taking…

The Best Street Eats in Kolkata
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The Best Street Eats in Kolkata

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 12, 2019

The gritty metropolis of Kolkata, India, displays a raucous, kinetic image framed by the Ganges River, a navigational artery directly connected to the country’s heart and soul. …

5 Reasons to Vacation in Auckland, New Zealand
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5 Reasons to Vacation in Auckland, New Zealand

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 11, 2019

Also called “the City of Sails,” a sprawling metropolis between two harbors (Waitemata and Manukau Harbors), Auckland is located in New Zealand’s North Island. It is a…

Protected: Railway to the Rockies: The Most Romantic Way to Travel
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Protected: Railway to the Rockies: The Most Romantic Way to Travel

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 10, 2019

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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 8th, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 8th, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 8, 2019

Everyone likes a bonus. Whether it's at work or when you book yourself an awesome cruise, getting more is always a good thing. If you're all about…

Bora Bora: Your Dream Vacation
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Bora Bora: Your Dream Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 6, 2019

This article is the 3rd of a three part series by Porthole Cruise Magazine contributor Georgina Cruz chronicling her voyage aboard a Holland America Line world cruise. The…

5 Fun Things to Do on your Key West Cruise
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5 Fun Things to Do on your Key West Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 4, 2019

Key West is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the Florida Keys. Dubbed as “the Southernmost City in the United States,” Key West has…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 1, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 1, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 1, 2019

Sometimes you just have to cruise. But that doesn't mean you have to cruise at full price. Savvy cruisers know that a great deal on a cruise…

Getting Around Europe on a Budget
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Getting Around Europe on a Budget

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 28, 2019

Taking a European river cruise is a great way to see a lot of beautiful foreign cities in a short time, while enjoying the comfort of a…

Your Ultimate Moorea Vacation Guide
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Your Ultimate Moorea Vacation Guide

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 28, 2019

This article is the second part of a three-part series by Porthole Cruise Magazine contributor Georgina Cruz chronicling her voyage aboard a Holland America Line world cruise. The…

Are There Cruises for Hikers?
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Are There Cruises for Hikers?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 27, 2019

Do you love to hike? Are you also looking for a cruise vacation? Well, do we have good news for you! Even though over 20 million people were set…

Tips for Easing Your First-Time Cruise Anxiety
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Tips for Easing Your First-Time Cruise Anxiety

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 26, 2019

Are you about to schedule your first cruise vacation but can’t seem to ease your cruise anxiety? You are not alone. AllianzGlobal conducted a survey and found 53…

TRAVEL TIPS: Explore the Big Blue with Sea Trek in Sint Maarten
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TRAVEL TIPS: Explore the Big Blue with Sea Trek in Sint Maarten

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 26, 2019

Sint Maarten is surely an interesting place to visit. The small island is divided into two with Sint Maarten (Dutch) occupying the southern half, while Saint Martin…

Are Luxury Cruises Worth the Price?
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Are Luxury Cruises Worth the Price?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 25, 2019

If you are planning a cruise vacation getaway on one of the many incredible ships operating today, you have one big decision to make right from the…

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 22, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 22, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 22, 2019

Some people just don't like the beach. The sand gets everywhere, you come back sunburned and you have to carry a million bags back and forth from…

5 Overlooked Cruise Destinations
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5 Overlooked Cruise Destinations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 21, 2019

Cruises to places like the Bahamas and the Caribbean are a dime a dozen. To get the most for your money, consider a cruise destination that isn't…

Make the Most of Your Tahiti Cruise Vacation
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Make the Most of Your Tahiti Cruise Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2019

The beauty of French Polynesia, a South Pacific archipelago made up of 118 islands and atolls, has beckoned artists and writers including Paul Gauguin, Robert Louis Stevenson…

Touring Taiwan: 7 Must-Sees
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Touring Taiwan: 7 Must-Sees

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2019

There is a reason that Portuguese explorers called Taiwan the ilha formosa, or “beautiful island.” Sitting over a hundred miles off the coast of mainland China, Taiwan is…

Dish It Up: Health-Conscious Cruise Cuisine
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Dish It Up: Health-Conscious Cruise Cuisine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 19, 2019

Forget the Christmas cookies you gobbled with abandon. It’s so last month. Actually, it’s so last year. We begin 2019 in gratitude, for we can now dine…

Last Call: Espresso Yourself
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Last Call: Espresso Yourself

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 18, 2019

The Place for Espresso — Café al Bacio and Gelateria Grab A Seat — All Celebrity Cruise Ships (excluding Celebrity’s expedition ships) Standout Feature ­— The European…

Benefits of Using AirBnB in a Foreign Country
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Benefits of Using AirBnB in a Foreign Country

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 18, 2019

Traveling is fun and exciting. Besides the choice of what country to visit and what to do when you get there, one of the most important things…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 15, 2019

Love is in the air, so why not book a cruise with a line whose name literally means love! Ama (or amor) means love in Spanish and…

6 Tips for Booking a Last-Minute Winter Cruise
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6 Tips for Booking a Last-Minute Winter Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 14, 2019

Everyone looks forward to the end of the year. The early winter months represent holidays, celebrations, and quality time with family and friends. However, the winter weather,…

9 Reasons to Cruise to Easter Island
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9 Reasons to Cruise to Easter Island

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 13, 2019

A Holy Grail among seasoned travelers, mysterious and mystical Easter Island is a speck of land of 63 square miles in the middle of the Pacific Ocean…

Cruise Your Way to the Perfect Honeymoon Vacation
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Cruise Your Way to the Perfect Honeymoon Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 12, 2019

Newlyweds are some of the most adorable people you will see. As they head out to start their new lives together, many new couples celebrate their wedding…

Sailing Indonesia With Star Clippers
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Sailing Indonesia With Star Clippers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 8, 2019

Cruising on a cruise ship holds the inherent promise of a dream come true, but sailing on a sailing vessel is an experience of sheer fantasy. Sailing…

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 8, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 8, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 8, 2019

There's plenty of good cruise deals floating around the web, but not many of them actually make you say wow! Royal Caribbean is running a flash sale…

Emeralds of Cartagena: Colombia’s Prized Gemstone
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Emeralds of Cartagena: Colombia’s Prized Gemstone

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 7, 2019

Here in Cartagena, a bustling port city on Colombia’s Northern coast, tourists flock from cruise ships to experience one of South America’s most distinct regions. Many are…

1 Millionth Passenger Cruises Through Port of New Orleans
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1 Millionth Passenger Cruises Through Port of New Orleans

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 6, 2019

More than a million cruise passengers grabbed their feather masks and loaded up on beignets for a cruise out of New Orleans in 2018, up 2.3% from…

What’s the Best Hotel in the World?
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What’s the Best Hotel in the World?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 5, 2019

We all know a bad hotel when we see one, but what makes a great hotel? The team over at U.S. News & World Report put together…

TRAVEL TIPS: South Korea’s Secret Island
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TRAVEL TIPS: South Korea’s Secret Island

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 5, 2019

Located off the southern coast of South Korea is an island paradise that South Korean and Japanese visitors have enjoyed for years and that is only now…

Recapping Oprah’s Girls’ Getaway Cruise
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Recapping Oprah’s Girls’ Getaway Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 4, 2019

Every cruise is special in its own way, but the Girls’ Getaway cruise hosted by media icon Oprah and news personality Gayle King was one passengers on…

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 1, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 1, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 1, 2019

One of the biggest weekends in America is finally here and in honor of Super Bowl Sunday, Celebrity Cruises has a winning deal no matter who you're…

Luxury and Tradition on <i>Sea Cloud II</i>
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Luxury and Tradition on Sea Cloud II

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 30, 2019

It’s nearing 10:00 p.m. and Sea Cloud II is about to depart St. Malo under a ceiling of puffy, silver clouds. Most of the ship’s 94 guests…

<i>Symphony</i> of the Seas Cruise Ship Review
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Symphony of the Seas Cruise Ship Review

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 28, 2019

Bigger is better, right? 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 Ways To Have A Blast In San Blas
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5 Ways To Have A Blast In San Blas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 28, 2019

Panama’s San Blas Islands are exotic, friendly, and relatively nearby; often a port of call on Panama Canal itineraries, including those featuring partial transits of the Canal.…

First Look: Carnival Mardi Gras Roller Coaster
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First Look: Carnival Mardi Gras Roller Coaster

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 25, 2019

One of the most anticipated ships in production today is Carnival Mardi Gras, a top of the line vessel slated to be the first in North America…

Island Shore Excursions For Your Tastebuds
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Island Shore Excursions For Your Tastebuds

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 24, 2019

If you’ve cruised with Holland America Line, you may be familiar with their FOOD & WINE shore excursions. Teaming up with the famed magazine of the same…

Life-Size Monopoly New on Dream Cruises
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Life-Size Monopoly New on Dream Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 21, 2019

One of the original metal Monopoly game pieces was a ship, but the founders of the classic board game probably never expected their invention to make it…

Food and Dom Perignon Pairings on Oceania Cruises (VIDEO)
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Food and Dom Perignon Pairings on Oceania Cruises (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 21, 2019

Oceania Cruises made headlines just last week with the announcement of two new additions to their already stellar fleet. While usually that’s enough of an announcement for…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 18, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 18, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 18, 2019

Happy Friday Cruisers! It's peak season for warm weather cruising in the Caribbean and elsewhere South of the Equator, but some of you are still stuck at…

MSC Reveals More About Highly Anticipated Ocean Cay
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MSC Reveals More About Highly Anticipated Ocean Cay

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 16, 2019

For what feels like years now, cruise and vacation enthusiasts have been hearing about Ocean Cay, a private island resort in the works from MSC Cruises. Delays…

HAL Adds New America’s Test Kitchen Programs
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HAL Adds New America’s Test Kitchen Programs

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 15, 2019

Where do you fall on the master chef spectrum? Some of us can whip up 3 course meals in our sleep, others end up burning cereal. One…

6 Must-Sees In Cadiz, Spain
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6 Must-Sees In Cadiz, Spain

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 14, 2019

Most cruise passengers whose ships call at Cadiz, a White City in the Costa de la Luz (the Coast of Light) in the Andalusia region of Spain, immediately head…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 11, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 11, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 11, 2019

There's nothing better than being in the club. In this case, we're talking about Azamara Club Cruises and their latest back to back cruising on board credit…

Viking Announces 2020-2021 World Cruise
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Viking Announces 2020-2021 World Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 9, 2019

Are you ready to relive the most fascinating wager in fiction? When Jules Verne wrote Around the World in 80 Days, the fiction trip he imagined was…

TRAVEL TIPS: Ajaccio, Corsica – a Hidden Gem in the Mediterranean
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TRAVEL TIPS: Ajaccio, Corsica – a Hidden Gem in the Mediterranean

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 8, 2019

Perhaps you remember hearing the name “Corsica” in your high school history class, since the island is the birthplace of one of Europe’s most well-known historical figures:…

Windstar and Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Caribbean Celebration (VIDEO)
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Windstar and Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Caribbean Celebration (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 7, 2019

Have you heard about the Caribbean Celebration Cruise? Windstar Cruises is partnering with Porthole Cruise Magazine, the definitive authority on all things cruise, to reveal the indulgent Caribbean in a…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 4, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 4, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 4, 2019

Calling all Miami Dolphin fans! MSC Cruises has long partnered with the NFL's southernmost franchise to offer theme cruises with personnel from the team, former players and…

Steve Abroad: Recapping a WILD 2018
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Steve Abroad: Recapping a WILD 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 2, 2019

As a feature writer for Porthole Cruise Magazine, I spent a great deal of 2018 at sea.  While mainstream cruising is covered in great detail by writers…

The Best Hangover Cure? A Cruise Ship!
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The Best Hangover Cure? A Cruise Ship!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 1, 2019

Hello and welcome to 2019! That pounding headache and queasy feeling you’re experiencing, that’s called a New Year’s Day hangover and it’s no fun at all! Like…

5 Reasons to Pre-Cruise at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower
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5 Reasons to Pre-Cruise at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 31, 2018

Through the years when our family has sailed from Port Canaveral on such lines as Carnival, Disney, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean, we have always spent some time…

Cruise Deal of the Week – December 28, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – December 28, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 28, 2018

What better way to ring in the New Year than a week spent living like royalty? Princess Cruises is ready to make the dream a reality with…

Flying with Pets: What Do YOU Think?
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Flying with Pets: What Do YOU Think?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 27, 2018

Everyone’s family is different, especially for those with family members who bark or meow! Pets are undeniably part of the family and if you did any traveling…

When is the Best Time to Cruise?
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When is the Best Time to Cruise?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 26, 2018

If you’ve never thought about taking a cruise before, one of the first questions that comes to mind is usually: when is the best time to cruise?…

Coming up Roses: Carnival Poised for HUGE 2019
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Coming up Roses: Carnival Poised for HUGE 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 17, 2018

You already know Carnival Cruise Line as one of the most popular names in vacationing, but did you know that Carnival is set to make 2019 a…

Cruise Deal of the Week – December 14, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – December 14, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 14, 2018

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Either way, you deserve a vacation. Cruising is easily the best gift you can give a person and Bahamas…

State of the Cruising: What’s to Come in 2019
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State of the Cruising: What’s to Come in 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 13, 2018

It's that time of the year again! Cruise Lines International Association (also called CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade organization, released their annual 2019 State of the…

Cartagena’s Best: Exploring the Caribe Emerald Museum
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Cartagena’s Best: Exploring the Caribe Emerald Museum

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 12, 2018

One of the most interesting trends in cruising is the rise in popularity of South American cruise ports. Cartagena, on Colombia’s northern coast, is one such city…

TRAVEL TIPS: Doha, Beyond Skyscrapers & Shopping Malls
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TRAVEL TIPS: Doha, Beyond Skyscrapers & Shopping Malls

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 11, 2018

In recent years, the Middle Eastern country of Qatar has become a major world power, and its capital Doha is a metropolis, complete with massive geometric skyscrapers…

Heading Ashore: 9 Things to See in Rome
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Heading Ashore: 9 Things to See in Rome

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2018

For most cruise passengers sailing in the Med, a call at Civitavecchia, Italy, the port of the Eternal City, means that, as the saying goes, “All roads…

Use Your Pre-Cruise Stay to Stock Up on Savings
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Use Your Pre-Cruise Stay to Stock Up on Savings

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2018

Smart cruisers know the benefits of heading to your South Florida cruise port a day or two early. Not only do you avoid travel delays and other…

Cruise Deal of the Week – December 7th, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – December 7th, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 7, 2018

Princess Cruises is honoring their long history at sea (Love Boat, anyone?) and the fun and adventure they’ve shared with their valued passengers throughout the years. With…

Introducing <i>Carnival Mardi Gras</i>
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Introducing Carnival Mardi Gras

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 6, 2018

If you’re an avid watcher of Wheel of Fortune, the popular evening game show hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White, you were lucky enough to see…

Five Fave Adventure Tours in Southeast Asia
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Five Fave Adventure Tours in Southeast Asia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 4, 2018

As if travel to Southeast Asia isn’t exciting enough, there have been enormous strides to develop shore excursions that appeal to the adventurous spirit of both young…

Create Your Own Whisky Blend Aboard Carnival
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Create Your Own Whisky Blend Aboard Carnival

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 3, 2018

Hundreds of years ago in a peat bog somewhere in Scotland, Friar John Cor distilled the first batch of scotch whisky. It probably wasn’t the best-tasting spirit,…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 30, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 30, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 30, 2018

December is finally here and that means holiday cheer is all around. Holiday cruise deals are a popular option for cruise lines looking to fill up their…

TRAVEL TIPS: Going to Goa
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TRAVEL TIPS: Going to Goa

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 27, 2018

Goa is probably best known as India’s place to party, but this small state is packed with beauty and history.  Goa has been through many changes, and each phase…

Can I Use Credit Card Points to Book a Cruise Vacation?
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Can I Use Credit Card Points to Book a Cruise Vacation?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 26, 2018

Sailing the high seas can be a fun family adventure, but it can also be an expensive one, too. That’s why savvy travelers know that they should…

Wilderness Found: Discovering Cunard’s Alaska
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Wilderness Found: Discovering Cunard’s Alaska

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 26, 2018

Few places in this world are truly wild thanks to man’s continual reach, yet the wilderness of Alaska remains pristine and ripe for exploration. From towering glaciers…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 23, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 23, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 23, 2018

It's every deal-hunter's favorite time of the year! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the best days to book a cruise thanks to outrageous deals…

10 Things About A World Cruise That Keep Guests Coming Back
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10 Things About A World Cruise That Keep Guests Coming Back

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 21, 2018

Ever since before the time of Ferdinand Magellan, people have been dreaming of, and trying to, circumnavigate the planet. And no wonder! Doing a circle around the…

A Grand Entrance for Celebrity Edge
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A Grand Entrance for Celebrity Edge

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 20, 2018

For the first time, Port Everglades Terminal 25 has a tenant: Celebrity Edge. The newest ship in Celebrity Cruises fleet sailed into Fort Lauderdale, FL, yesterday, her…

Top 7 Things People Always Forget to Pack
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Top 7 Things People Always Forget to Pack

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 20, 2018

The excited feeling of getting to go on vacation is something to be looked forward to; the day is finally here. All of the suitcases are packed,…

5 Essential Tips for Planning a Holiday Cruise
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5 Essential Tips for Planning a Holiday Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2018

The holidays are a wonderful time to set sail. Many cruise lines offer special events and activities while onboard. You may feel a bit of the "holiday…

Windstar Announces $250 Million in Fleet Improvements
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Windstar Announces $250 Million in Fleet Improvements

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 16, 2018

Have you ever wanted to be a little longer? If you're a Windstar Cruise ship, you're in luck! The luxury cruise giant announced a new $250 million…

Food To Thai Me Over
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Food To Thai Me Over

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 15, 2018

Thai food has long held a special place in my professed obsession with searching for ultimate culinary bliss.  It is definitely my ‘go to’ ethnic food. Who…

Seeing Seattle On a Budget
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Seeing Seattle On a Budget

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 14, 2018

Looking for a way to see the Emerald City on a budget? We have you covered! Seattle may seem like an expensive town, but they have a…

3 Unusual Ways to Break a Sweat on a Cruise
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3 Unusual Ways to Break a Sweat on a Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2018

Hitting the gym used to be the only way to break a good sweat on a cruise vacation, but those days are over. As the health and…

Cozumel’s Best: Fun in the Sun at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park
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Cozumel’s Best: Fun in the Sun at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2018

Does your vision of the perfect vacation include catching a nice tan, sipping a cold drink from a coconut and not a single email or Monday meeting…

Shaq Brings Great Food and Fun to Carnival
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Shaq Brings Great Food and Fun to Carnival

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2018

UPDATE: Carnival recently announced Big Chicken will be one of the dining options on board the new Carnival Mardi Gras! He spent well over a decade dominating…

Keepin’ It Cool at Martini Bar & Crush
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Keepin’ It Cool at Martini Bar & Crush

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 12, 2018

How often do you get to feel cool? At Celebrity Cruise Line’s famed Martini Bar & Crush, keeping things cool (literally) is always a top priority. At…

Adventure Unbridled: A Galapagos Expedition
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Adventure Unbridled: A Galapagos Expedition

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 12, 2018

As she glides through the brilliant turquoise waters of Gardner Bay, there’s already a crowd forming along the top deck of Celebrity Xpedition. They’ve gathered for the…

Dining with Virgin Voyages: It’s SeaLicious!
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Dining with Virgin Voyages: It’s SeaLicious!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 8, 2018

Oh yeah. Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady is about to blow your notion of a traditional cruise right out of the water. Last night, at an event at…

Ocean Cay Enters Final Phase of Construction
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Ocean Cay Enters Final Phase of Construction

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 8, 2018

MSC Cruises’ private island is another step closer to completion. The first trees were planted on Ocean Cay this week, what was a sand extraction site, in…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 7, 2018

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

Cruising with Teens; Here’s the Scoop
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Cruising with Teens; Here’s the Scoop

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 7, 2018

Little kids may appear to have the advantage on cruising with dedicated children's programs, but tween and teens also have spectacular programs that are geared for their…

11 Reasons To Set Sail On Crystal Symphony
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11 Reasons To Set Sail On Crystal Symphony

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 6, 2018

An icon of the ultra-luxury category in cruising, the Crystal Symphony is a 51,044-ton vessel with 848 berths, reduced from 922 during a redesign in 2017. The…

A Smooth Delivery for Celebrity Edge
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A Smooth Delivery for Celebrity Edge

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 6, 2018

After more than four years of planning and an additional two years of construction, Celebrity Edge was finally delivered to the team at Celebrity Cruises to begin…

Look Past the Tourist Trap: Miami
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Look Past the Tourist Trap: Miami

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 5, 2018

The city of Miami is home to a picture-perfect beach and raucous South Beach nightlife, but there’s a whole lot more to this place than meets the…

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 2, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 2, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 2, 2018

It's time to put away the bubbling cauldrons and spooky skeletons because the Holiday season is officially upon us. One of the best ways to get the…

Richard Branson Reveals First Virgin Voyages Destination
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Richard Branson Reveals First Virgin Voyages Destination

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2018

Appearing as his usual casual self on the Virgin Voyages social media channels yesterday, Richard Branson made a much anticipated announcement; Virgin Voyages is headed to Cuba.…

Best Cruise Foods for an Energy Boost
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Best Cruise Foods for an Energy Boost

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2018

Food. It fuels our bodies to perform daily activities. Since cruise vacations are fun-packed with activities, both onboard and in destinations, you may need an energy boost…

5 Spots in the Florida Keys You Can’t Miss
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5 Spots in the Florida Keys You Can’t Miss

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2018

The Florida Keys are a diverse group of islands. Each town is home to unique experiences and adventures. A drive down on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway…

5 Tips for Cruising out of Baltimore with Children
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5 Tips for Cruising out of Baltimore with Children

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 30, 2018

Cruising with your children can be a fun time of making memories, or it can be a nightmare. The difference is some careful planning and knowing how…

3 Onboard Spa Treatments to Try on Your Next Cruise
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3 Onboard Spa Treatments to Try on Your Next Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 30, 2018

Aboard cruise ships, spa treatments are anything but ordinary. Dim lights, soothing sounds and pleasant smells are all expected in a spa experience. However, laying comfortably on…

Yes, You Can Still Enjoy A Cruise While Dieting
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Yes, You Can Still Enjoy A Cruise While Dieting

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 29, 2018

Embracing healthier diet and exercise lifestyle choices requires long-term commitment to see results. If you eat junk food every time you attend a party or go on…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 26, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 26, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 26, 2018

October may be the scariest month, but there's nothing to fear when you book a cruise at a great deal from our cruise-loving friends over at Royal…

5 Spooky Places to Visit in New Orleans
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5 Spooky Places to Visit in New Orleans

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 25, 2018

Black cats and voodoo magic. New Orleans is the hot spot for the supernatural. The mix of Spanish, French, and Creole influences all adds a mysterious flavor…

TRAVEL TIPS: Choose a Historical Detour and Meet Jamaica’s ‘White Witch’
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TRAVEL TIPS: Choose a Historical Detour and Meet Jamaica’s ‘White Witch’

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2018

While on a Caribbean cruise, you’re likely to see an endless number of beaches. But what if you find yourself getting tired of being a beach bum?…

The Ultimate Self-Guided Tour: Boston
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The Ultimate Self-Guided Tour: Boston

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2018

Fall is here – the weather is just right, pumpkin spice is in the air, and people are planning their holiday travels. While making a list of…

Hurricane Willa Threatens Mexican Cruise Port
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Hurricane Willa Threatens Mexican Cruise Port

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 23, 2018

For most days out of the year, the Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful and lively cruise port full of happy passengers and endless sunshine. However, a major…

4 Reasons Why Grand Turk Will Be Your Favorite Caribbean Cruise Port
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4 Reasons Why Grand Turk Will Be Your Favorite Caribbean Cruise Port

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 23, 2018

Could it be that an island less than seven miles long could be your favorite stop in the Caribbean? This little strip of land known as Grand…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 19, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 19, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 19, 2018

You know if it's coming from Emerald Waterways, it's a suite deal! The famous river cruise experts have a deal running through Halloween if you're looking to…

Would You Get a Tattoo at Sea?
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Would You Get a Tattoo at Sea?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 19, 2018

As one of the most anticipated ship launches in recent memory inches closer to fruition, Virgin Voyages is giving future passengers previews of what to expect from…

4 New Ultra-Luxury Ships Ordered by MSC Cruises
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4 New Ultra-Luxury Ships Ordered by MSC Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 19, 2018

The ultra-luxury cruise market has a new player thanks to a renewed partnership between MSC Cruises and famed Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The duo announced the signing of…

Can Traveling Improve Your Health?
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Can Traveling Improve Your Health?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 18, 2018

AARP, the most trusted name in retirement, released the results of a new survey they conducted which found that those who travel reported better emotional and physical…

$2 Billion in Fleet Enhancements for Carnival
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$2 Billion in Fleet Enhancements for Carnival

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 17, 2018

You know them by their slogan as the World’s Most Popular Cruise Line, but after a proposed $2 billion in fleet enhancements they’ll be known as one…

5 Things to Consider Before Boarding Your Cruise
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5 Things to Consider Before Boarding Your Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2018

You arrive at the cruise terminal, required documents in hand. You've already sweat the small stuff and are about to embark on a magnificent journey to both…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 12, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 12, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 12, 2018

October is National Cruise Month and there’s never been a better time to get a great deal on a cruise for you and the whole family. Star…

8 Must-Sees During Pre-Cruise Stay In Boston
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8 Must-Sees During Pre-Cruise Stay In Boston

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 11, 2018

The three times my husband Humberto and I sailed on New England/Canada cruises out of Boston. Most times we opted for pre-cruise and/or post-cruise stays in this…

Fort Lauderdale: Off the Beaten Path
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Fort Lauderdale: Off the Beaten Path

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 11, 2018

Whether you’re a college student looking to shake off the stresses of the semester, a retiree looking for some peace and quiet or a family looking to…

Avoid the Pitfalls of Sailing Day
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Avoid the Pitfalls of Sailing Day

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 9, 2018

Cruising is the greatest vacation experience anyone can have. Every cruise line provides a unique on board atmosphere, ranging from dining, to entertainment, to shore excursions, and…

Set Sail with this Grammy Award Winner
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Set Sail with this Grammy Award Winner

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 5, 2018

For those living on a prayer until their next cruise, do we have some great news for you. Cruising giant Norwegian Cruise Line announced it will host…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 5, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 5, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 5, 2018

Celebrity Cruise Lines is moving, so now is the best time to save on a cruise for you and the family! Well, the website is moving anyway,…

3 Ways to Spend the Day in Gangneung, Korea
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3 Ways to Spend the Day in Gangneung, Korea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 4, 2018

Gangneung, the site of several indoor 2018 Winter Olympics events, is an idyllic city on the Eastern coast of South Korea filled with picturesque beaches, vibrant parks,…

Fall Foliage Off to a Slow Start
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Fall Foliage Off to a Slow Start

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 3, 2018

One of the best parts of fall is touring northern states like Maine, Vermont, and New York while the leaves make their autumnal change from rich green…

2 Days in Bogota
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2 Days in Bogota

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 3, 2018

Two days is not enough to truly experience the incredible capital city of Colombia but for most people traveling to the country, Bogota is just the starting…

October Means It’s Time to #ChooseCruise
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October Means It’s Time to #ChooseCruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 2, 2018

The air is crisp, the leaves pop with color and the aroma of pumpkin spice wafts just about everywhere you go. There’s plenty of reasons to love…

5 Ways to Stay Safe When You’re Traveling Solo
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5 Ways to Stay Safe When You’re Traveling Solo

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 2, 2018

Traveling solo, whether for work or a vacation getaway, can be stressful. There’s much to remember and to do. From planning, packing, traveling, and enjoying the trip.…

China’s River Run
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China’s River Run

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 1, 2018

Given that travel to China involves more than the short hop and skip to domestic cruise ports in the U.S., it makes sense to plan a detailed…

Disney To Call New Orleans Home
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Disney To Call New Orleans Home

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 28, 2018

New Orleans has always been a popular vacation destination, but The Big Easy has even more to offer thanks to Disney Cruise Lines. The cruising giant announced…

Week-Long Vacation? More Americans Saying No Thanks
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Week-Long Vacation? More Americans Saying No Thanks

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 26, 2018

When is the last time you packed your bags and hit the road for a week long vacation? If you’re an American, there’s a 51% chance you…

Is This the Best Travel Content on TV?
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Is This the Best Travel Content on TV?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 25, 2018

Where will the world's largest leisure travel company take you next? How about Tanzania? Cambodia? Mumbai? There's no shortage of incredible places to explore thanks to new…

4 People You Meet When Traveling Alone
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4 People You Meet When Traveling Alone

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 25, 2018

Solo travel is always a grand adventure due in large part to the people you will meet along the way. I have found there are a few…

The Best Shore Excursions For Your Next Caribbean Cruise
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The Best Shore Excursions For Your Next Caribbean Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 24, 2018

A Caribbean cruise is the perfect destination to try new excursions and get a taste of how islanders live. Cruise lines offer excursions that you may not be able…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 21, 2018

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

Cruise & Stay: The Bahamas
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Cruise & Stay: The Bahamas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 21, 2018

Do you know the difference between an ocean liner and a cruise ship? Before air travel became the preferred method of spanning the globe, getting from say…

5 Tips for Backpacking the British Isles
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5 Tips for Backpacking the British Isles

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 18, 2018

Despite the name, the cultures, politics, and histories of Ireland, Scotland, and England are distinctly different from one another. Each having its own beauty, foods, drinks, people, arts,…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 14, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 14, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 14, 2018

Sometimes in life you need to put aside all your distractions and obligations and just set sail. That’s what Seabourn Cruise Lines hopes you do with their…

The Best Part of an All-Inclusive Cruise? Free Drinks
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The Best Part of an All-Inclusive Cruise? Free Drinks

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 14, 2018

The modern cruiser expects a lot from their cruise line. The accommodations have to be superb, the food excellent and the entertainment...well, entertaining. Another thing cruisers expect…

Entertainment Giant Expands Adventure Travel Offerings
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Entertainment Giant Expands Adventure Travel Offerings

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 13, 2018

The hottest trend in cruising these days is adventure ships sailing to some of the world’s most unique locales. Adventures by Disney, a leader in guided group…

Packing is Such Sweet Sorrow
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Packing is Such Sweet Sorrow

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 12, 2018

The Monthly Mantra Packin’ it in … Packin’ it in … Packin’ it in … It’s late afternoon the day before disembarkation and I’m on my balcony…

First Look: <i>Norwegian Encore</i> Hull Art Reveal
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First Look: Norwegian Encore Hull Art Reveal

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 12, 2018

While ships are getting bigger and more technologically advanced, there’s another trend in the cruise industry that’s making ships stand out even more. Hull art is popular…

Understanding Alaska With Cunard
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Understanding Alaska With Cunard

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 12, 2018

For luxury cruise line Cunard, the guest experience matters most. That’s why they place such an emphasis on fun and comfort, but also education as passengers want…

5 Musts in Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 Musts in Bar Harbor, Maine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 11, 2018

Bar Harbor, Maine, on lovely Mount Desert Island, a pretty-as-a-picture quintessential New England harbor town, is one of the most popular ports on New England/Canada itineraries –…

48 Hours: Shipping Up To Boston
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48 Hours: Shipping Up To Boston

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 11, 2018

A vibrant port for over 400 years, Boston is a marriage of the past and future, a place where you can trace America’s history through its cobblestone…

This Cruise Ship Needs a Name
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This Cruise Ship Needs a Name

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 10, 2018

Although it won’t be until 2020 until she actually floats out, Dream Cruises latest ship is the talk of the town thanks to a new contest to…

Luxury Cruise Line Heads to Asia in 2019
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Luxury Cruise Line Heads to Asia in 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 7, 2018

Seabourn, a top name in luxury cruising, has grand plans in store for its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The cruise line is sending Seabourn Ovation to Asia…

In Old San Juan, Time is on Your Side
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In Old San Juan, Time is on Your Side

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 6, 2018

Make the most of your San Juan port of call and engage in enchanting experiences, each less than an hour from your cruise ship terminal. Every year,…

Feel the Mojo: a Guide to Cuban Food
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Feel the Mojo: a Guide to Cuban Food

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 6, 2018

Any cultural anthropologist worth their salt knows that to truly immerse yourself in another society, you have to break bread. For Miami's Cuban community, a meal is…

Never Lose a Bag Again
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Never Lose a Bag Again

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 5, 2018

It's too easy to have your luggage lost while on the way to your beautiful cruise port! The more flight connections, taxi rides, and buses you take,…

6 Highlights of Halifax
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6 Highlights of Halifax

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 5, 2018

Halifax, a top destination on New England/Canada cruises, offers a mix of historic and modern attractions and strong maritime traditions – it was here that Samuel Cunard…

All-Electric Vessel Named Ship of the Year
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All-Electric Vessel Named Ship of the Year

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 4, 2018

While some cruise lines are taking steps to curb the use of single-use plastic straws and upgrading their fleet to state of the art liquid natural gas…

Is Antarctica the Hottest New Cruise Destination?
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Is Antarctica the Hottest New Cruise Destination?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 31, 2018

The places on Earth where humans haven’t explored grows smaller and smaller with each passing year. However, there’s one place which still remains widely unexplored that’s more…

Deal of the Week – August 31, 2018
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Deal of the Week – August 31, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 31, 2018

Celebrity Cruises is kicking off Labor Day weekend with a sale you aren’t going to want to miss. Through Wednesday, book your next quality luxury vacation—more than…

Conquering the Markets of Hong Kong
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Conquering the Markets of Hong Kong

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 30, 2018

This summer I had the unbelievable opportunity to visit the city of Hong Kong, China. What made the experience even more memorable was being able to take…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 29, 2018

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

Ride in Style with Brightline Select Service
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Ride in Style with Brightline Select Service

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 29, 2018

The Brightline high speed rail service already made it easy to travel between South Florida’s major cities, but a new focus on high end service means riders…

7 Musts In Quebec City
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7 Musts In Quebec City

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 28, 2018

Shopkeepers who greet you with a “bonjour!” A hotel that reminds you of chateaux from the Loire Valley in France. Old-World style cafes and narrow cobblestone streets…

9 Delicious Ways To Launch A Cruise From Florida This Fall
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9 Delicious Ways To Launch A Cruise From Florida This Fall

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 27, 2018

Fall is for foodies in Florida. The whole state is like a big table set with bountiful feasts to tempt every palate this time of year: everything…

Grape Destinations: A Wine Glass Tutorial
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Grape Destinations: A Wine Glass Tutorial

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2018

The best (or maybe worst) part about living in our modern age is the sheer number of choices we have. For wine drinkers, not only are there…

Travel Icon Samantha Brown Named AmaMagna Godmother
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Travel Icon Samantha Brown Named AmaMagna Godmother

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2018

It may be easier to list the places famed travel icon Samantha Brown HASN’T been. The former Travel Channel personality and current host of the PBS show…

Cruising with an Infant: Baby Travel Gear for Super Mom
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Cruising with an Infant: Baby Travel Gear for Super Mom

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2018

The time has come – after months of learning the ins-and-outs of parenthood, you are finally ready to take your first vacation, a cruise vacation. BUT there…

Do YOU download CRUISE APPS? Disney Navigator App Review
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Do YOU download CRUISE APPS? Disney Navigator App Review

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 22, 2018

Where do you get the best WIFI? Not at sea… or is that now becoming a myth? As cruise lines get more digital savvy, they are making…

Cruise Giant Plans New Terminal at Port Canaveral
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Cruise Giant Plans New Terminal at Port Canaveral

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 22, 2018

As the world’s largest cruise line, Carnival is always looking for a way to make a splash in the industry. As one of the world’s busiest cruise…

Travel Tips: Currency Exchange Tips To Save You Money
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Travel Tips: Currency Exchange Tips To Save You Money

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2018

There are plenty of travel tips when it comes to money: how to budget it, how to keep it safe, what to do if you don’t have…

Exceptional Adventures Await With Crystal Cruises
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Exceptional Adventures Await With Crystal Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2018

It seems like all cruise lines tout their luxury these days, but the extravagance and splendor afforded by one particular source of adventure stands out among the…

Meet the Newest Princess at Sea (VIDEO)
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Meet the Newest Princess at Sea (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 20, 2018

Fleet expansion is all part of the plan for Princess Cruises, who announced the name of their latest build scheduled to launch in 2020. Enchanted Princess, as…

Sampling Sydney’s Cocktail Culture in the CBD
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Sampling Sydney’s Cocktail Culture in the CBD

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 20, 2018

Next time your cruise ship docks in Sydney Harbour and you’d like to visit some of the city’s most unique cocktail lounges, here are three in the…

Find Wellness at Sea; Adventure of Your Life Cruise
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Find Wellness at Sea; Adventure of Your Life Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 15, 2018

Guests aboard Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam for the Adventure of Your Life Cruise are in for, you guessed it, the adventure of their life! Leaving Fort…

<i>Celebrity Edge</i> Adds Technology to the Stage
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Celebrity Edge Adds Technology to the Stage

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 15, 2018

What’s the number one thing cruisers want to see on board future ships? While the answer does vary, improved technology is certainly a common response. Ships built…

At the Helm: Cruising into St. Thomas (VIDEO)
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At the Helm: Cruising into St. Thomas (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 14, 2018

Per Kristoffersen may not remember the first time he parallel parked a car, but he’ll never forget having to park one of the world’s largest cruise ships…

NOAA Predicts a Quiet End to Hurricane Season
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NOAA Predicts a Quiet End to Hurricane Season

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 14, 2018

Residents of Florida can breathe a sigh of relief after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted minimal storm activity for the rest of Atlantic hurricane season.…

Travel Tips: Is This the Most Stressful Place in the World?
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Travel Tips: Is This the Most Stressful Place in the World?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 14, 2018

Of course there’s a delay in Omaha.  Overhead bin space sparked a brawl in economy so they couldn’t take off, the man waiting next to you at…

$100 Million in Fleet Upgrades for Oceania Cruises
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$100 Million in Fleet Upgrades for Oceania Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 13, 2018

When the slogan is “Your World. Your Way.”, it’s easy to see why Oceania Cruises places such an emphasis on a personalized luxury cruise experience. A recently…

Tall Ship Sailing in the San Juan Islands
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Tall Ship Sailing in the San Juan Islands

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 13, 2018

An inspiration for the senses, Washington State’s pristine Salish Sea and its intriguing San Juan Islands are spectacular from the deck of the historic Schooner Zodiac. A…

Castle from Downton Abbey Extends Partnership with Viking
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Castle from Downton Abbey Extends Partnership with Viking

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 11, 2018

Fans of the show Downton Abbey are no strangers to Highclere Castle. Just 60 miles west of London, Highclere has served as the show’s setting since it…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2018

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

Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line Sets Sights on Cuba
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Ultra-Luxury Cruise Line Sets Sights on Cuba

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 10, 2018

Seabourn Cruise Line isn’t the first cruise brand operated by Carnival Cruise Line to sail to Cuba, but it very well be the most luxurious. The ultra-luxury…

America’s Least Hardworking States
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America’s Least Hardworking States

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 9, 2018

When it comes to taking days off, nobody does it better than Colorado, Virginia and Arizona. A new study conducted by Project: Time Off found that residents…

Tips for Choosing the Best Cruise Vacation
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Tips for Choosing the Best Cruise Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 8, 2018

Choosing your dream cruise involves some planning, knowledge and soul searching. What exactly do you expect from your experience? Are you looking to set a course for…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 8, 2018

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

Do I Need Travel Insurance?
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Do I Need Travel Insurance?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 8, 2018

Whenever you book a cruise, hotel or make any kind of vacation plans, it’s common to get asked whether or not you want to purchase travel insurance.…

Special Needs Group: Making Vacation Possible
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Special Needs Group: Making Vacation Possible

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2018

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a great vacation no matter what. Accessibility has never been easier thanks to the Special Needs Group and their commitment to…

This Cruise Line is Offering Deals for Solo Cruisers
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This Cruise Line is Offering Deals for Solo Cruisers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2018

You may need two to tango, but you only need one to cruise when you take advantage of Riviera River Cruises new focus on solo cruisers. The…

Travel Tips: My Smartphone Ruined My Vacation
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Travel Tips: My Smartphone Ruined My Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2018

Connectivity is what the world revolves around these days. Everyone is widely accessible at any point thanks to our devices like phones and tablets, but these incredible…

Advantages of Flying Into Port Miami a Day Early
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Advantages of Flying Into Port Miami a Day Early

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2018

Miami is one of the world’s most popular cruise ports, but did you know the city has a lot more to offer those who fly in for…

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 3, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 3, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 3, 2018

Are you ready to get out and explore? Holland America Line is encouraging everyone to set their sights on a great cruise vacation thanks to their latest…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 3, 2018

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

New Survey Says Adventure Travel Popular with All Ages
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New Survey Says Adventure Travel Popular with All Ages

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 2, 2018

The latest study in the cruise and travel realm points to an interesting shift in who is looking to experience adventure-themed vacations. The Travel Leaders Group, a…

Why Your Next Cruise Should Include the United Kingdom
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Why Your Next Cruise Should Include the United Kingdom

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 1, 2018

A regular in the top 10 of international tourism destinations and with a tourist industry predicted to be worth over £275 billion by 2025 – there’s obviously something…

Tips for Making Your Cruising Day a Breeze
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Tips for Making Your Cruising Day a Breeze

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 31, 2018

It’s finally here! The day you leave on a cruise is full of fun and excitement, but if you’ve never cruised before, there are a few things…

Travel Tips: For a Better Vacation, Befriend the Cruise Ship Crew
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Travel Tips: For a Better Vacation, Befriend the Cruise Ship Crew

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 31, 2018

There are tons of tricks and tips for those going on a cruise for the first time to get the most out of their cruise vacation. For…

Celebrity Apex Underway with Steel-Cutting Ceremony
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Celebrity Apex Underway with Steel-Cutting Ceremony

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 27, 2018

Newer, more lavish, better amenities. It’s clear where the future of cruising is headed and one cruise line is keeping up with the trend in fine fashion.…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 27, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 27, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 27, 2018

Have you ever wanted to uncover the mysteries of the Orient? Thanks to a new Summer Special from Victoria Cruises, cruising the Yangtze River in China has…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 26, 2018

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

Mystery Aboard <i>Saga Sapphire</i>
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Mystery Aboard Saga Sapphire

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 25, 2018

It’s no mystery that a cruise is a great vacation, but for those aboard Saga Sapphire operated by Saga Cruises, the destination is something to be discovered!…

Off Season Cruising, Is It Worth It?
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Off Season Cruising, Is It Worth It?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 25, 2018

We often get asked, when is the best time to cruise? Most are shocked when I tell them that cruising off-season is one of the best vacations…

A Food Lover’s Guide to Seattle’s Pike Place Market
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A Food Lover’s Guide to Seattle’s Pike Place Market

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 23, 2018

A visit to Seattle, aka The Emerald City, isn’t complete without wandering through the foodie friendly Pike Place Market. You’ll find some excellent eateries here and highly…

Virgin Voyages’ Ship Finally Has a Name
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Virgin Voyages’ Ship Finally Has a Name

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 20, 2018

Many speculated the first ship in the fleet for Virgin Voyages would harken back to some aspect of Sir Richard Branson’s empire, and they would be be…

Lindblad Expeditions Announces New Polar Vessel
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Lindblad Expeditions Announces New Polar Vessel

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 20, 2018

The push to explore the unexplored is all the rage in cruising these days and one of the biggest names in expedition cruising has a new polar…

Weird Wednesday: Is That Beach Glowing?
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Weird Wednesday: Is That Beach Glowing?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 18, 2018

Does anything beat a day at the beach? The sun, the waves, the particles of sand you find wedged in strange places months later, what’s not to…

Travel Tips: How to Get Adjoining Rooms without Paying Extra
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Travel Tips: How to Get Adjoining Rooms without Paying Extra

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 17, 2018

Cruise ships are wonderful vacations for the whole family. However, just like a hotel, it’s often impossible to fit everyone in a single room. Many hotels offer…

Get in the Spirit With Celebrity Cruises’ Norway-Themed Cocktail
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Get in the Spirit With Celebrity Cruises’ Norway-Themed Cocktail

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 17, 2018

Cruisers sail for a number of different reasons. Some want to get away from the stresses of daily life during what little vacation they get every year.…

Making The Most Of Your Cruise Vacation
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Making The Most Of Your Cruise Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 16, 2018

Around 27.2 million people are expected to take a cruise vacation in 2018, with the industry showing a consistent rise in passenger numbers since 2009 (a year…

Nice Rice: The Many Flavors of Indonesian Cuisine
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Nice Rice: The Many Flavors of Indonesian Cuisine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 14, 2018

Indonesian cuisine has always been one of my favorites since my first exposure to it on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.  Why Curaçao you ask....(You did ask…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 12, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 12, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 13, 2018

Enjoy sunrise over a vista of a thousand pagodas, explore remote temples with expert guides, glide along the majestic waterways of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River, and take advantage…

What is a Repositioning Cruise?
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What is a Repositioning Cruise?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 13, 2018

You could spend all day on a cruise ship and have a ton of fun without even leaving a port. Ships are designed to keep guests happy…

Port Valet Takes the Hassle out of Cruising From Seattle
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Port Valet Takes the Hassle out of Cruising From Seattle

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 12, 2018

What’s the worst part about going on a cruise vacation to the Pacific Northwest? When it ends! However, thanks to Port Valet, a new service from Port…

MSC Cruises Announces New Terminal at PortMiami
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MSC Cruises Announces New Terminal at PortMiami

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 12, 2018

South Florida has long been a hotbed for cruise ships and a new terminal announcement from MSC Cruises looks to continue that legacy in the future. An…

Travel Tips: How to Choose a Good Restaurant on Vacation
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Travel Tips: How to Choose a Good Restaurant on Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2018

Traveling the world is a wonderful way to expand your mind, cultivate lasting memories and experience things you never could at home. One of the most important…

The Enchantment of Puerto Rico
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The Enchantment of Puerto Rico

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2018

Puerto Rico is a one of a kind destination, the ideal place to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Characterized by its epic mountains, serene beaches, majestic…

7 Can-Do’s In The Canary Islands
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7 Can-Do’s In The Canary Islands

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 9, 2018

The Canary Islands – gorgeous Spanish isles that sit in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa – are sometimes associated with the myths of the…

Breakdancers and Flying Acrobats Take to the Seas
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Breakdancers and Flying Acrobats Take to the Seas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 6, 2018

Cruise ships are constantly pushing the boundaries when it comes to entertainment at sea. For Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, innovative entertainment starts with offering shows to cruise guests which…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 6, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 6, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 6, 2018

The best part about cruising is the all-inclusive nature offered by many cruise lines. When food and drink is included in the price of the cabin, everyone's…

Grape Destinations: Rosé Wine by the Pool
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Grape Destinations: Rosé Wine by the Pool

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 5, 2018

The perfect weekend came just in time for a break. Sounds familiar? Of course it does, specially when you have a place near the sea in mind.…

Cruising, Is it Right for Me?
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Cruising, Is it Right for Me?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 4, 2018

Cruising, what is all the hype about? My parents are in their 60’s and have cruised for many years, I’m talking donkeys’ years, whatever that is, but…

The Best Cruises and Travel Tips For Pet Lovers
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The Best Cruises and Travel Tips For Pet Lovers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2018

We all wish we could take our dogs and cats to school or work with us, but did you know you can actually bring your pets on…

TRAVEL TIPS: Shanghai – Explore the Unique History of Asia’s Busiest Port
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TRAVEL TIPS: Shanghai – Explore the Unique History of Asia’s Busiest Port

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2018

In 2016 Shanghai’s international port saw nearly 3 million passengers. Not only is it China’s largest city, it is an amazing travel destination, boasting impressive architecture, delicious…

Find True Paradise with a Bonaire Vacation
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Find True Paradise with a Bonaire Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2018

The best kept secret of the ABC Islands may very well be Bonaire. Many have heard of its sister islands, Aruba and Curaçao, but there’s so much…

A New Focus on Adventure Expeditions for Seabourn Cruise Line
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A New Focus on Adventure Expeditions for Seabourn Cruise Line

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 2, 2018

Cruising isn’t just for those looking to relax. There is a new push in the industry for guided expeditions to some of the most unique and untouched…

Millennial Vacations Shifting Towards Cruising
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Millennial Vacations Shifting Towards Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 30, 2018

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

Carnival’s Newest West Coast Cruise Itineraries
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Carnival’s Newest West Coast Cruise Itineraries

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2018

When people think about the West Coast, it’s usually movie stars, great weather and all the fish tacos you can eat. Carnival Cruise Lines is hoping to…

Beaches, History and Adventure: Experience a Puerto Rico Vacation
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Beaches, History and Adventure: Experience a Puerto Rico Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2018

The city of San Juan, Puerto Rico is the largest and one of the most popular cruise ports in the Caribbean for good reason. Its variety and…

Grape Destinations: Seize the Wine!
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Grape Destinations: Seize the Wine!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2018

There is a quaint wine bar and restaurant called Carpe Diem in downtown Napa Valley. It serves ostrich burgers and house made burrata that makes me salivate…

Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale: BREW Urban Cafe
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Hidden Gems of Fort Lauderdale: BREW Urban Cafe

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 26, 2018

A great cup of coffee should be an experience, that’s the philosophy at this hidden gem in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s FATVillage Arts District. Visitors to…

Travel Tips: Which SPF Sunscreen Do I Need?
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Travel Tips: Which SPF Sunscreen Do I Need?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 26, 2018

Cruisers to the Caribbean in the throws of a northern winter are probably ready for some fun in the the sun, but be warned, it’s hotter than…

P&O Britannia Premieres Newest Show: Astonishing
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P&O Britannia Premieres Newest Show: Astonishing

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 25, 2018

I was kindly invited to the Celebrity Premiere of Stephen Mulhern and Jonathan Wilkes’  Astonishing by the gracious and thoughtful PR team at P&O Cruises. Staring down at the invitation that…

Is a Cruise Ship Onboard Spa Pass Worth It?
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Is a Cruise Ship Onboard Spa Pass Worth It?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 25, 2018

To buy the spa pass or not to buy the spa pass? For smart cruisers, that's an easy question to answer! When my wife and I took…

Ooo La La, On The Move To France
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Ooo La La, On The Move To France

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 23, 2018

I’m onto the France vacation segment of this summer’s epic cruise and travel adventure, so it’s Arrivederci, Roma and after a two hour flight, it’s Bienvenue, France.…

Cruise Terminal Upgraded in Anticipation of <i>Celebrity Edge</I>
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Cruise Terminal Upgraded in Anticipation of Celebrity Edge

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 22, 2018

Celebrity Cruises is always trying to amaze their guests on board their cruise ships, but thanks to a newly designed Port Everglades Terminal 25, they’re doing it…

Cruise Deal of the Week – June 22, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – June 22, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 22, 2018

With the official start of summer comes the official start of the best cruise deals. For those looking to explore a tropical paradise, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines…

Handheld Travel Steamer Fights Wrinkles Fast (VIDEO)
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Handheld Travel Steamer Fights Wrinkles Fast (VIDEO)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 22, 2018

Whether they’re in your plans, on your face or in your clothes, nobody likes wrinkles. One of the most difficult things for travelers is packing for a…

An Epic Farewell for <i>Saga Sapphire</i>
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An Epic Farewell for Saga Sapphire

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 21, 2018

It’s not easy to say goodbye, but as part of Saga Cruises’ fleet renewal program, it’s all part of the plan. Saga Sapphire, which has been sailing…

A Star of Stage and Screen Crossing with Cunard Line
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A Star of Stage and Screen Crossing with Cunard Line

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 20, 2018

Set sail on Cunard Line’s famous Queen Mary 2 next January and you may see more than just stars in the sky. Famed actor of the stage…

What Do Travel Agents Do?
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What Do Travel Agents Do?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 20, 2018

In the time before high speed internet and the Travel Channel, planning a vacation required a master of all things travel, aka travel agents. Today, it’s easy…

WiFi Hotspot Vending Machine Helps Keep Miami Connected
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WiFi Hotspot Vending Machine Helps Keep Miami Connected

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 19, 2018

Staying connected is hugely important these days. A strong wifi connection is right up there with food, water and shelter in terms of things that are necessary…

5 Must-Have Travel Apps
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5 Must-Have Travel Apps

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 19, 2018

How did we ever do anything before cell phones?! There are so many great apps for travelers. Life abroad is easier than ever before. Here are the…

Travel Tips:  Help! My Passport was Lost or Stolen
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Travel Tips: Help! My Passport was Lost or Stolen

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 19, 2018

The best thing you can bring on vacation out of the country is a healthy sense of adventure, right? Well, yes, but there’s something else that you…

9 Reasons to Set Sail on Silver Whisper
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9 Reasons to Set Sail on Silver Whisper

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 18, 2018

This past fall my husband Humberto and I took the Silver Whisper from Silversea Cruises on what we called a “leaves, lobsters and lighthouses” cruise in New…

From Sky to Sea, Viking Orion Named by NASA Astronaut
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From Sky to Sea, Viking Orion Named by NASA Astronaut

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 15, 2018

For NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher, exploration is just part of the job. As a veteran of NASA’s Discovery space programs and the first mother to ever…

Travel and Comfort Go Together with Brave Era
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Travel and Comfort Go Together with Brave Era

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 15, 2018

Comfort is everything, especially when you travel. People have long been looking for a way to take the comforts of home with them when they travel and…

Megastar Oprah to Christen Holland America’s Newest Ship
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Megastar Oprah to Christen Holland America’s Newest Ship

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 15, 2018

It’s pretty common for cruise ship lines to ask big name stars to christen their ships, but for Holland America Line, anything less than the best was…

Royal Caribbean Improves Luxury With Silversea Cruises Purchase
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Royal Caribbean Improves Luxury With Silversea Cruises Purchase

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 14, 2018

What does $1 billion buy you these days? How about an entire cruise line with nine luxury ships operating all around the world. That’s exactly what Royal…

Enticed by the Flavors of Abruzzo
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Enticed by the Flavors of Abruzzo

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 14, 2018

To my throngs of ardent Porthole Cruise followers (both of you!), you know I love to expound on regional foods.  Well, it’s been two days since I…

5 Reasons You Need to Cruise Off-Season
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5 Reasons You Need to Cruise Off-Season

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 13, 2018

Off-season cruising. Some consider it an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp. Who wants to see the Caribbean in August or the Baltic Sea in October? Savvy travelers, that’s…

Cruise Line Offers Free High Speed Internet to Crew
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Cruise Line Offers Free High Speed Internet to Crew

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 12, 2018

Crew members on board Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line can now stay connected to their friends and family at home thanks to complimentary high speed internet and cruise…

Sophia Loren Highlights Glitzy Christening for <i>MSC Seaview</i>
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Sophia Loren Highlights Glitzy Christening for MSC Seaview

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 12, 2018

When MSC Cruises needs to bring the style, they only have one call to make. Over the weekend, they celebrated the christening of their newest ship, MSC…

Gettin’ Wet And Wild at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park, Cozumel
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Gettin’ Wet And Wild at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park, Cozumel

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 12, 2018

Soft white sand between your toes. Brilliant turquoise water lapping at the the shoreline. A cold drink in your hand. Your dream vacation has finally begun. Visitors to…

Remembering an Iconic Cruise Ship Image
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Remembering an Iconic Cruise Ship Image

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 11, 2018

For Captain Kevin Oprey, sailing is life. From his boyhood in Southampton to his first job at 17 with the Pacific Steam Navigation Company, Captain Oprey has…

Anthony Bourdain: Great Minds Don’t Go Down So Easy
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Anthony Bourdain: Great Minds Don’t Go Down So Easy

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 8, 2018

See you Captain Crunch! I wrote that down as a comment on social media today. I feel sad, but relief for Anthony Bourdain, a man with a…

7 Items on Every San Diego Bucket List
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7 Items on Every San Diego Bucket List

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 8, 2018

The defense for San Diego’s official “America’s Finest City” moniker is found in ever Pacific sunset, every climatically ideal afternoon, and every accommodation boasting fine coastal quality.…

Jools Holland Brings the Music, Good Eats to Saga Cruises
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Jools Holland Brings the Music, Good Eats to Saga Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 6, 2018

When it comes to tickling the ivory, few come close to legendary pianist Jools Holland. Saga Cruises, a luxury British cruise line, is bringing Mr. Holland and…

Weird Wednesday: In Europe, Ask for Ice
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Weird Wednesday: In Europe, Ask for Ice

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 6, 2018

Americans who hopped across the pond to celebrate the Royal Wedding a few weeks ago were in for a few days of revelry, great food and of…

5 Bucket List Cruises to Experience
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5 Bucket List Cruises to Experience

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 5, 2018

“I’m going to do that,” you’ve probably said at some point in your life after coming across a great vacation. When it comes to the best bucket…

Travel Tips: Skip the Lines with Cruise Ship Priority Check In
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Travel Tips: Skip the Lines with Cruise Ship Priority Check In

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 5, 2018

Waiting in line is the worst, especially when you’re so close to starting your vacation. Embarkment day aboard a cruise ship is a fun and exciting experience,…

Windstar Cruises Expands Late-Night Fun for Passengers
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Windstar Cruises Expands Late-Night Fun for Passengers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 4, 2018

Staying out late was fun when you were a teenager, but thanks to the team at Windstar Cruises, you can stay out later on your shore excursions,…

5 Faves: Montreal Highlights
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5 Faves: Montreal Highlights

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 4, 2018

Set on an Island in the Saint Lawrence River, Montreal is an ideal destination to start or end a cruise. The cruise terminal located in the heart…

La Dolce Vita Cruising: An Italian Vacation
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La Dolce Vita Cruising: An Italian Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 31, 2018

Italy. The land of pizza, Pisa and pasta.  I’m about to start my annual pilgrimage to my adopted, de facto homeland and can’t help but wonder why…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 31, 2018

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