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VIDEO: New Imaginative Dining on <I>Disney Wish</i>
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VIDEO: New Imaginative Dining on Disney Wish

Evan Gove - October 15, 2021

  We first heard about Disney Wish more than two years ago when the ship was announced by Disney Parks Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek and we're finally…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 15, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 15, 2021

Evan Gove - October 15, 2021

Be honest, how many pumpkin spice flavored treats have you had so far this Fall? Enjoy it while it lasts because before you know it, the winds…

St. Kitts is the Ultimate Family Vacation Island
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St. Kitts is the Ultimate Family Vacation Island

Evan Gove - October 14, 2021

When’s the last time you took a real family vacation? Now that Caribbean travel is opening up, there is not a better time to take the whole…

Captain Kate McCue Named Captain of the Upcoming <i>Celebrity Beyond</I>
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Captain Kate McCue Named Captain of the Upcoming Celebrity Beyond

Evan Gove - October 14, 2021

President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises Lisa Lutoff-Perlo announced today that when Celebrity Beyond launches in the Spring of 2022, perhaps the most famous cruise ship captain across all…

Celebrity Cruises Announces New 2023 Pacific Coast Cruises
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Celebrity Cruises Announces New 2023 Pacific Coast Cruises

Evan Gove - October 13, 2021

California is once again open for cruising and as a result, we're seeing more and more cruise lines scheduling future cruises along the Pacific coast! Celebrity Cruises…

Saudi Arabia Wants 100 Million Visitors by 2030
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Saudi Arabia Wants 100 Million Visitors by 2030

Evan Gove - October 13, 2021

  In January of 2020, the world first learned of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s tourism initiative that hopes to bring in 100 million visitors by the year…

Cruising, Italian Style
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Cruising, Italian Style

Steve Leland - October 12, 2021

Spending a day at sea is never wasted on me and sailing between Palma de Mallorca and Messina, Sicily on the Costa Smeralda provides the perfect opportunity…

Singapore Opens For Vaccinated Americans, Canadians
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Singapore Opens For Vaccinated Americans, Canadians

Evan Gove - October 11, 2021

Americans with plans on visiting Singapore are in luck! The island city-state in Southeast Asia announced that fully vaccinated travelers from U.S. and Canadian would now be…

Flavor Stars: Chefs Anthony Sasso and Steven Raichlen
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Flavor Stars: Chefs Anthony Sasso and Steven Raichlen

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - October 11, 2021

Two of the world’s greatest chefs are bringing their best to sea in radically different — but delicious — ways for diners sailing aboard three of Windstar’s…

<i>MSC Seashore</i> Naming Ceremony to Take Place at Ocean Cay
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MSC Seashore Naming Ceremony to Take Place at Ocean Cay

Evan Gove - October 8, 2021

The newest ship from MSC Cruises will enjoy an extra-special naming ceremony according to a press release from the cruise line! MSC Seashore, which just entered service…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 8, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 8, 2021

Evan Gove - October 8, 2021

Another week in the books! Wow does it seem like October is flying by. Before long we'll all be getting our costumes ready for a fun Halloween…

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Additional Ship Restarts
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Carnival Cruise Line Announces Additional Ship Restarts

Evan Gove - October 7, 2021

Working towards the goal of its full fleet sailing from U.S. homeports by the spring of 2022, Carnival Cruise Line announced new ship restarts for January and February…

Fall Foliage Outside New England
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Fall Foliage Outside New England

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - October 6, 2021

BABCOCK STATE PARK Clifftop, West Virginia  Let other tourists watch Maine’s Acadia National Forest turn from green to red and gold this autumn. The real fall connoisseur…

The Summer of ‘21 Travel Resumes Tour
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The Summer of ‘21 Travel Resumes Tour

Steve Leland - October 5, 2021

Making up for the travel drought of 2020, a four month summer escape in the midst of pandemic pandemonium was just what the doctor ordered. Flying in…

World Premier: Cruising Back to Alaska with Holland America Line
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World Premier: Cruising Back to Alaska with Holland America Line

Evan Gove - October 4, 2021

  The day Alaska cruises opened up for Summer 2021 was a huge step forward for the cruise industry. Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief…

Aweigh We Go! Three Dream Destinations – St. Maarten, Athens, and Valletta
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Aweigh We Go! Three Dream Destinations – St. Maarten, Athens, and Valletta

Steve Leland - October 4, 2021

After ships sat idle for what seemed like an eternity, cruising has returned with a race to establish homeport advantage. Straight out of the gate, favorites like…

Viking Sets Sail in Joint Venture with China Merchants
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Viking Sets Sail in Joint Venture with China Merchants

Evan Gove - October 4, 2021

Viking has a new joint venture with China Merchants Shekou to offer 8-day China Coastal Cultural Cruises from Shenzhen Shekou Port and the first cruise left over the weekend.…

Cruise Deal of the Week – October 1, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – October 1, 2021

Evan Gove - October 1, 2021

If you were at Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami Beach all week then you probably didn't notice those mornings growing colder and the days growing shorter. The…

American Queen Steamboat Announces Rebrand with Victory Cruise Line
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American Queen Steamboat Announces Rebrand with Victory Cruise Line

Evan Gove - September 30, 2021

One of America's most prominent steamboat river cruise companies used their platform at the Seatrade Cruise Global convention in Miami this week to announce a major rebrand…

Emerald Cruises to Build Second Superyacht <i>Emerald Sakara</i>
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Emerald Cruises to Build Second Superyacht Emerald Sakara

Evan Gove - September 29, 2021

Not only does Emerald Cruises have another brand new superyacht on the horizon, but they've got a brand new place to sail it as well! The cruise…

First Loggerhead Turtles Hatch at Ocean Cay Marine Reserve
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First Loggerhead Turtles Hatch at Ocean Cay Marine Reserve

Evan Gove - September 29, 2021

MSC Cruises' new private island resort Ocean Cay Marine Reserve is popular with cruisers and sea turtles alike according to a press release from the cruise line!…

What Makes the Caribbean the “Fifth C” in Buying Diamonds
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What Makes the Caribbean the “Fifth C” in Buying Diamonds

Elizabeth Martinez - September 28, 2021

They sparkle, glisten, and always capture attention. Yes, the waters of the Caribbean are enough of a reason to visit but the islands that make up some…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 24, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 24, 2021

Evan Gove - September 24, 2021

Summer officially ended this week but instead of feeling down about the upcoming cold weather, why not get into the Halloween spirit! You could carve a few…

Carnival Corporation Aims for 50% Fleet Restart by October
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Carnival Corporation Aims for 50% Fleet Restart by October

Evan Gove - September 23, 2021

The largest cruise conglomerate in the world announced today they hope to have 50% of their fleet back in operation by the end of October and 65%…

Alaska Cruise Countdown
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Alaska Cruise Countdown

Steve Leland - September 22, 2021

What a great (albeit abbreviated) summer it has been for the great state of Alaska. For all the beauty, pristine wilderness and tales of gold that the…

American Cruise Lines CEO Talks <i>American Melody</i>, Return to Cruising
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American Cruise Lines CEO Talks American Melody, Return to Cruising

Evan Gove - September 22, 2021

When American Cruise Lines became the first to resume operation in the U.S.A this past March 13th, it marked an important milestone for not just the cruise…

United Kingdom Overhauls Their Travel Rules
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United Kingdom Overhauls Their Travel Rules

Evan Gove - September 20, 2021

The old system for air arrivals to the United Kingdom is no longer in effect as the government announced an overhaul of the entire system to improve…

Pfizer Vaccine Safe for Kids Age 5 to 11
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Pfizer Vaccine Safe for Kids Age 5 to 11

Evan Gove - September 20, 2021

Just as schools all around the country are getting back into the swing of things, drugmaker Pfizer has announced their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for…

Cruising Returns to New Orleans
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Cruising Returns to New Orleans

Evan Gove - September 20, 2021

When Carnival Glory sets sail on a seven-day cruise from the Port of New Orleans this afternoon, it will mark the very first ship to sail from the port since…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 17, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 17, 2021

Evan Gove - September 17, 2021

Happy Friday! As the days grow shorter and the weather a bit cooler, people tend to start planning their holiday travel season. Trepidation surrounding holiday travel these…

Ecoventura to Offer Photography-Themed Galapagos Cruises This Fall
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Ecoventura to Offer Photography-Themed Galapagos Cruises This Fall

Evan Gove - September 17, 2021

Expedition cruise company Ecoventura has great news for photographers of all ability levels!  The cruise line is embarking on photography-themed cruises this October and November and they're…

CDC Setting Up Halt on Holiday Travel
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CDC Setting Up Halt on Holiday Travel

Evan Gove - September 16, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, the United States hasn't done much to update their aggressive travel restriction policies and thanks to the Delta variant, it doesn't…

How to Kick Back and Relax in St. Kitts
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How to Kick Back and Relax in St. Kitts

Evan Gove - September 15, 2021

There's nothing quite like the Caribbean. Most say the region is special for its pristine beaches, crystal clear water and lush, tropical landscapes, but there's another reason…

This Hotel in Asheville, NC is Built Inside an Old Steel Factory
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This Hotel in Asheville, NC is Built Inside an Old Steel Factory

Evan Gove - September 15, 2021

Have you ever visited the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina? The region surrounding Asheville, NC is known for its spectacular scenery, a trendy music and arts…

Check Out this Caribbean Golf Cruise from Atlas Ocean Voyages
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Check Out this Caribbean Golf Cruise from Atlas Ocean Voyages

Evan Gove - September 14, 2021

As the summer golf season starts to wind down, Atlas Ocean Voyages is inviting golfers of all ability levels to take the Caribbean golf cruise vacation of…

Your Guide to the New <i>Star Wars</i>: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel
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Your Guide to the New Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel

Evan Gove - September 14, 2021

Since Disney opened up their new Star Wars-themed Galaxy's Edge area inside their parks in California and Florida, the buzz hasn't stopped and it doesn't appear the popularity…

Future Cruising Aboard the Sustainable Catamarans of Sunreef Yachts
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Future Cruising Aboard the Sustainable Catamarans of Sunreef Yachts

Grant Balfour - September 14, 2021

We’ve all learned a little about different ways of doing things lately. Individual attention. Bespoke experiences. Fresh air with a small group of friends. That’s what the…

Cruising Returned to Port of Baltimore Over the Weekend
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Cruising Returned to Port of Baltimore Over the Weekend

Evan Gove - September 13, 2021

Over the weekend, Carnival Cruise Line became the first line to set sail from Port of Baltimore since the COVID-19 pandemic first began in March 2020. Carnival…

AmaWaterways <i>AmaDahlia</i> Sets Sail on Inaugural Cruise
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AmaWaterways AmaDahlia Sets Sail on Inaugural Cruise

Evan Gove - September 10, 2021

The newest ship from AmaWaterways began sailing the famous Nile River in Egypt this week and guests had a surprise prior to embarkation! Cruise line co-founders Rudi…

France Bars Unvaccinated Americans from Visiting
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France Bars Unvaccinated Americans from Visiting

Evan Gove - September 10, 2021

A major tourist destination for Americans is now closed to those unvaccinated against COVID-19. Yesterday, France became the latest European country, and by far the most significant,…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 10, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 10, 2021

Evan Gove - September 10, 2021

Did you see Windstar Cruises' treasure hunt going on this month? Unfortunately only one lucky winner will get to crack the code and set sail on their…

Falling into Paradise; Grenada’s Spectacular Waterfalls
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Falling into Paradise; Grenada’s Spectacular Waterfalls

Richard Varr - September 10, 2021

Torrents tumble down rocky outposts sheltered by a leafy rainforest canopy, cascading with a sparkling white sheen into a cooling pool below — no doubt a picturesque…

CDC Upgrades Jamaica to “Level 4: Very High” Travel Risk
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CDC Upgrades Jamaica to “Level 4: Very High” Travel Risk

Evan Gove - September 8, 2021

Another popular Caribbean island has found itself on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list of places to avoid due to rising COVID-19 cases. Jamaica was…

Windstar Creates Treasure Hunt for a Free Cruise
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Windstar Creates Treasure Hunt for a Free Cruise

Evan Gove - September 7, 2021

Windstar Cruises is in the process of returning their full fleet to service and in honor of cruising's return, they've announced a month-long treasure hunt with the…

Alaska Like New with UnCruise Adventures
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Alaska Like New with UnCruise Adventures

John Roberts - September 7, 2021

For centuries, Alaska has represented a challenge to be conquered by resilient people seeking a new path to blaze forward. Thus, this beautiful and highly sought-after destination…

<i>American Melody</i> Debuts with 22-Day Mississippi River Cruise
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American Melody Debuts with 22-Day Mississippi River Cruise

Evan Gove - September 3, 2021

The newest ship from American Cruise Lines departs on its inaugural cruise today and we couldn't be more excited! American Melody is set to celebrate Labor Day Weekend…

Cruise Deal of the Week – September 3, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 3, 2021

Evan Gove - September 3, 2021

The first day of Fall isn't officially for another few weeks, but once September rolls around, it definitely starts to feel like Autumn is here! Labor Day…

10 Pumpkin Spice Treats to Kick Off Your Fall Vibes
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10 Pumpkin Spice Treats to Kick Off Your Fall Vibes

Evan Gove - September 2, 2021

Walk by any coffee shop in America for the next three months and your nose will be filled with the rich aroma of pumpkin spice. The seasonal…

48 Hours In Malta
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48 Hours In Malta

Steve Leland - September 2, 2021

Malta has always been a popular port of call but with it becoming a new staging ground for cruising as a home port, I embarked on a…

Pioneering Women in Cruise Design: Interview with Dee Cooper of Virgin Voyages
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Pioneering Women in Cruise Design: Interview with Dee Cooper of Virgin Voyages

Evan Gove - September 2, 2021

Brand new cruise ships are incredible feats of engineering, but they're also incredible feats of design and creativity. From the color schemes to the furniture and decoration,…

Amber Cove Denies Debarkation for Unvaccinated Passengers
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Amber Cove Denies Debarkation for Unvaccinated Passengers

Evan Gove - September 1, 2021

Social media users on board Carnival Magic took to their preferred social platforms this afternoon to update their followers on a disappointing turn of events for their…

AmaWaterways Welcomes <i>AmaSiena</i> to River Cruise Fleet
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AmaWaterways Welcomes AmaSiena to River Cruise Fleet

Evan Gove - August 31, 2021

River cruise operator AmaWaterways celebrated the christening of its newest ship, AmaSiena, with a ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany on Sunday. The ceremony was attended by AmaWaterways’ Co-Founders, President Rudi Schreiner and…

Port St. Maarten Group Appoints Alexander Gumbs as CEO
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Port St. Maarten Group Appoints Alexander Gumbs as CEO

Evan Gove - August 31, 2021

One of the most popular ports in the Caribbean has a new CEO! Longtime cruise and travel industry professional Alexander Gumbs, who previously worked with the Harbor…

CDC Recommends Avoiding These Two Popular Caribbean Islands
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CDC Recommends Avoiding These Two Popular Caribbean Islands

Evan Gove - August 31, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated a travel advisory list of the world's countries letting Americans know which are the safest…

European Union Removes America from “Safe” Countries List
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European Union Removes America from “Safe” Countries List

Evan Gove - August 30, 2021

After recommending their member states reopen leisure travel to Europe for Americans in June, the EU has reversed course due to rising COVID-19 cases in the United…

Crystal Cruises Returns to European River Cruising
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Crystal Cruises Returns to European River Cruising

Evan Gove - August 30, 2021

One of the top names in river cruising made their return to the waterways of European yesterday with another ship scheduled to sail today. Crystal Cruises set…

Don’t Miss This Pre and Post-Cruise Hotel in Seattle
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Don’t Miss This Pre and Post-Cruise Hotel in Seattle

Evan Gove - August 27, 2021

Cruisers all over the world are dusting off their suitcases, printing their boarding passes and setting their email away messages in preparation for a much-needed cruise vacation.…

TikTok User Shows Just How Empty <i>Disney Dream</i> is: Now May Be the PERFECT Time to Cruise
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TikTok User Shows Just How Empty Disney Dream is: Now May Be the PERFECT Time to Cruise

Evan Gove - August 26, 2021

Those looking for a quiet, relaxing cruise vacation that makes you feel like royalty may have a new cruise line to check out in the short term.…

Services like Port Valet Make Seattle a Top US Cruise Port
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Services like Port Valet Make Seattle a Top US Cruise Port

Evan Gove - August 26, 2021

If you're cruising to Alaska this summer, the city of Seattle is probably where you're embarking from. The Port of Seattle has a been a flurry of…

NCL CEO Talks Cruising Restart and the Future of the Cruise Line
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NCL CEO Talks Cruising Restart and the Future of the Cruise Line

Evan Gove - August 25, 2021

It must have been quite the sight for the people of Icy Strait Point to see a cruise ship finally call on their brand new pier. The…

Cartagena, Colombia Welcomes Back Their First Cruise Ship Call
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Cartagena, Colombia Welcomes Back Their First Cruise Ship Call

Evan Gove - August 25, 2021

The sight of Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze docked in Cartagena, Colombia was a welcome sight yesterday as the ship became the first to call on the country…

FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine – Will Your Cruise Line Now Require It?
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FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine – Will Your Cruise Line Now Require It?

Evan Gove - August 24, 2021

The news this week that the Food and Drug Administration has officially approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was important for all industries, but cruising in particular. Just last…

FDA Officially Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
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FDA Officially Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Evan Gove - August 23, 2021

One of the most common criticisms from those hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19 now rings hollow. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was fully approved by the U.S. Food…

New York City Will Reopen Cruise Terminals in September
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New York City Will Reopen Cruise Terminals in September

Evan Gove - August 23, 2021

According to a report from news outlet amNewYork Metro, New York City will reopen their cruise terminals starting in late September. The news comes as other popular…

How European Citizens are Getting Around the US Travel Ban
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How European Citizens are Getting Around the US Travel Ban

Evan Gove - August 20, 2021

When the European Union decided to open up travel for American citizens, it looked like tourism was finally on its way back. However, as of now, it's…

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 20, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 20, 2021

Evan Gove - August 20, 2021

What a week for cruising! First, we had Norwegian Cruise Line set sail from their hub at PortMiami for the first time since the pandemic began all…

NCL CEO Confident Ruling Allowing Cruise Line to Require Proof of Vaccination Will Remain
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NCL CEO Confident Ruling Allowing Cruise Line to Require Proof of Vaccination Will Remain

Evan Gove - August 20, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line hit an important milestone in their return from the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this week when Norwegian Gem set sail from PortMiami. The ship was the…

Bahamas Bans Cruise Ships Without 100% Vaccinated Passengers
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Bahamas Bans Cruise Ships Without 100% Vaccinated Passengers

Evan Gove - August 19, 2021

In documents posted to Twitter by Eyewitness News, the Bahamas has banned cruise ships unless all passengers over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.…

Port of Tampa Bay Announces Cruises Will Sail in October
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Port of Tampa Bay Announces Cruises Will Sail in October

Evan Gove - August 19, 2021

One of Florida's most popular ports announced that cruise ships will resume sailing in October. Port of Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson released a statement…

I Went to the Most Instagrammable Place on Earth – Expectations Vs. Reality?
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I Went to the Most Instagrammable Place on Earth – Expectations Vs. Reality?

Evan Gove - August 18, 2021

Despite being outside and with a blustery North wind dancing across my face, I put on my mask.  For the first time in my week-long trip through…

St. Kitts Makes for the Perfect Destination Wedding
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St. Kitts Makes for the Perfect Destination Wedding

Evan Gove - August 17, 2021

The opportunity to say “I Do” is a major milestone in life no matter where you are, but saying it while at a destination wedding on St.…

The Other Italy, Abruzzo Revisited
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The Other Italy, Abruzzo Revisited

Steve Leland - August 17, 2021

Have you ever visited a destination time and time again, never getting enough? I’ve been fortunate to travel to some of the most awe inspiring locations of…

<i>Norwegian Gem</i> Sets Sail from New Terminal at PortMiami
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Norwegian Gem Sets Sail from New Terminal at PortMiami

Evan Gove - August 16, 2021

When Norwegian Gem began making its way down the main channel at PortMiami, it marked not only the first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to sail from PortMiami…

South Florida Brightline Train Scheduled to Return in November
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South Florida Brightline Train Scheduled to Return in November

Evan Gove - August 13, 2021

South Florida's high-speed rail system has a date for their return to operation! Brightline and President Patrick Goddard announced its plans to resume service in South Florida starting…

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 13, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 13, 2021

Evan Gove - August 13, 2021

It's easy to forget about river cruises amidst all the news about large ocean liners getting back into service. Small ships are a large part of the…

The Joy of St. Croix
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The Joy of St. Croix

Steve Leland - August 12, 2021

If you were asked to name the three U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas would immediately roll off the tip of your tongue, with St. John coming a…

ADA Accommodation Horizon Stateroom Review: Atlas Ocean Voyages <i>World Navigator</i>
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ADA Accommodation Horizon Stateroom Review: Atlas Ocean Voyages World Navigator

Evan Gove - August 11, 2021

Here at Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine, we feel very strongly that cruising (and travel in general) should be accessible for everyone of all ability levels. Cruise lines…

Making Up for Lost Time: a Post-Pandemic World Cruise
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Making Up for Lost Time: a Post-Pandemic World Cruise

Judi Cuervo - August 10, 2021

They say that we make plans and God laughs.  Well, God must have been doubled over in knee-slapping hysterics when last year’s lockdown coincided exactly with my…

Florida Judge Sides with Norwegian Cruise Line in Vaccine Fight
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Florida Judge Sides with Norwegian Cruise Line in Vaccine Fight

Evan Gove - August 9, 2021

In a big win for not just Norwegian Cruise Line, but the industry in general, U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams ruled that the state of Florida “fails to…

12 Hours in Mykonos
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12 Hours in Mykonos

Evan Gove - August 8, 2021

When you’re named after the heir of a god, you better meet expectations.  Mykonos, one of Greece’s most famous islands, is named for a descendant of the…

Specialty Restaurant Review: 7Aft by Atlas Ocean Voyages
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Specialty Restaurant Review: 7Aft by Atlas Ocean Voyages

Evan Gove - August 7, 2021

If you've been out of the cruise-loop lately, one of the most significant changes to cruise ship dining in recent years is the rise of specialty restaurants…

Going Ashore in Patmos: An Underated Gem of the Aegean
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Going Ashore in Patmos: An Underated Gem of the Aegean

Evan Gove - August 6, 2021

They may not have known it at the time, but the inhabitants of Patmos, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, were witness to a monumental moment…

Cruise Deal of the Week – August 6, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – August 6, 2021

Evan Gove - August 6, 2021

Are you ready to cruise? Ships are sailing from ports all over the country and passengers are raving about getting back on board their favorite cruise lines…

Embarkation Day: <i>World Navigator</i> by Atlas Ocean Voyages
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Embarkation Day: World Navigator by Atlas Ocean Voyages

Evan Gove - August 5, 2021

For the first time in my almost 32 years of flight, I clapped when the plane landed. After a year and a half of cold-turkey travel deprivation,…

Shop Around: Unique Hotel Boutiques
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Shop Around: Unique Hotel Boutiques

Porthole Cruise - August 4, 2021

THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL SIGNATURE SHOP - Los Angeles, California The Beverly Hills Hotel has a storied history as a magnet for movie stars and moguls. It’s also…

A Culinary Adventure in Emilia Romagna, Italy
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A Culinary Adventure in Emilia Romagna, Italy

Steve Leland - August 3, 2021

I’ll admit it. I have a problem. I’ve been involved in a love affair with Italian food for most of my adult life. With the gastronomic trinity…

Princess Cruises Successfully Completes First Voyage Back
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Princess Cruises Successfully Completes First Voyage Back

Evan Gove - August 2, 2021

When  Majestic Princess arrived back in Seattle yesterday after completing a 7-day cruise to Alaska, it marked an important milestone for Princess Cruises. Arguably one of the hardest-hit cruise…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 30, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 30, 2021

Evan Gove - July 30, 2021

We're just days away from the month of August and it's gearing up to be a big month for cruisers! Especially cruisers who are headed to Alaska…

MSC Cruises, Cruise Saudi Sign 5-Year Deal with Port of Jeddah
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MSC Cruises, Cruise Saudi Sign 5-Year Deal with Port of Jeddah

Evan Gove - July 29, 2021

MSC Cruises is one of the world's fastest growing cruise lines and they just signed a deal to bring one of their newest ships to the Red…

England Opens Doors to Vaccinated US and EU Travelers
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England Opens Doors to Vaccinated US and EU Travelers

Evan Gove - July 29, 2021

As part of their overall plan to relax travel restrictions, the United Kingdom is allowing fully vaccinated visitors from the United States and the European Union to…

Cruise Vaccination Exemptions – Will You Get Denied?
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Cruise Vaccination Exemptions – Will You Get Denied?

Evan Gove - July 28, 2021

Your bags are packed, your flights are booked and you're already dreaming about the all-you-can-eat crab leg buffet. Just one problem... you still haven't heard back from…

Silversea Reveals New 2023/2024 Itinerary Collection
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Silversea Reveals New 2023/2024 Itinerary Collection

Evan Gove - July 27, 2021

Citing a strong demand for cruises, luxury line Silversea today released a host of new itineraries for their 2023/2024 calendar. The unveiling is the cruise line's largest-ever destination…

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Returns to Operation
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Returns to Operation

Evan Gove - July 26, 2021

Over the weekend, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line became the latest cruise operator to return to service when their ship Grand Classica set sail from the Port of Palm Beach…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 23, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 23, 2021

Evan Gove - July 23, 2021

We are just two days away from the very first sailing on board a Norwegian Cruise Line ship in 500 days! Norwegian Jade will set sail on a…

Norwegian Cruise Line Ready to Restart from Greece
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Norwegian Cruise Line Ready to Restart from Greece

Evan Gove - July 22, 2021

After well over a year, Norwegian Cruise Line is all set to return to service on board their ship Norwegian Jade! The ship is scheduled to set…

Three Luxury Hotels and Resorts For Your St. Kitts Vacation 
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Three Luxury Hotels and Resorts For Your St. Kitts Vacation 

Evan Gove - July 21, 2021

Visitors to the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis have no shortage of options when it comes to those who like to indulge in the finer things,…

Cruising Returns to Scotland
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Cruising Returns to Scotland

Evan Gove - July 20, 2021

The very first cruise ship returned to the shores of Scotland yesterday, the first call on the country since the start of the pandemic. With 66 passengers…

Carnival Cruise Line Announces New September and October Sailings
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Carnival Cruise Line Announces New September and October Sailings

Evan Gove - July 19, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line is in the midst of the their operation restart and today they announced that three more ships will resume guest operations in September, and another…

Cruisers React to “Cruise Karen” Who Threw Fit After Testing Positive Onboard
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Cruisers React to “Cruise Karen” Who Threw Fit After Testing Positive Onboard

Evan Gove - July 19, 2021

If you were tuned into the cruise industry last week, you no doubt saw the 20-minute video shot by Bronx resident Lauren Angelo as she was being…

Virgin Hotels is Giving Guests a Preview of the Beach Club at Bimini
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Virgin Hotels is Giving Guests a Preview of the Beach Club at Bimini

Evan Gove - July 19, 2021

The Virgin brand has come a long way since their days selling records on Notting Hill Gate in London. Today, the multinational organization has its hand in…

<i>Crystal Endeavor</i> Embarks from Reykjavík on Maiden Voyage
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Crystal Endeavor Embarks from Reykjavík on Maiden Voyage

Evan Gove - July 19, 2021

One of the most anticipated expedition cruise ships in recent memory embarked on her maiden voyage over the weekend. Crystal Endeavor, the new ship from Crystal Cruises set…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 16, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 16, 2021

Evan Gove - July 16, 2021

Grab your finest flannel and make a quick stop at Tim Horton's....cruising to Canada is back! Well, almost. The Canadian Government announced yesterday that they would lift…

Canada Will Reverse Cruise Ship Ban Starting November 1st
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Canada Will Reverse Cruise Ship Ban Starting November 1st

Evan Gove - July 15, 2021

Ready for the best news you'll hear all day? Canadian Minister of Transport the Honourable Omar Alghabra announced this morning that as of November 1, 2021, cruise ships…

Atlas Ocean Voyages Reveals New Dining Details
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Atlas Ocean Voyages Reveals New Dining Details

Evan Gove - July 15, 2021

When World Navigator from Atlas Ocean Voyages sets sail from Athens, Greece for the first time in August, guests on board will be in for a real…

3rd Episode of NCL’s ‘Embark- The Series’ Will Air July 29
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3rd Episode of NCL’s ‘Embark- The Series’ Will Air July 29

Evan Gove - July 15, 2021

Back in November 2020, Norwegian Cruise Line announced a new documentary series offering a closer look at the brand and it’s long-awaited cruise comeback. We've had two episodes…

<i>MSC Virtuosa</i> Naming Ceremony To Take Place in Dubai
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MSC Virtuosa Naming Ceremony To Take Place in Dubai

Evan Gove - July 14, 2021

In recent years, Dubai has launched to the top of travel bucket lists for cruisers and MSC Cruises is banking on that popularity continuing well into the…

Your Perfect Maui Vacation Just Got More Expensive
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Your Perfect Maui Vacation Just Got More Expensive

Evan Gove - July 14, 2021

The idyllic Hawaiian Islands have long been a bucket list destination for travelers, but a new hotel tax passed by the legislature means your perfect Hawaiian vacation…

Crystal Cruises Announces New Bermuda Sailings
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Crystal Cruises Announces New Bermuda Sailings

Evan Gove - July 13, 2021

There's no shortage of fabulous islands in and around the Caribbean, but one that often gets overlooked sits a little bit North of your favorite Caribbean hot…

Hurtigruten Expeditions To Study and Protect Whales in Antarctica
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Hurtigruten Expeditions To Study and Protect Whales in Antarctica

Evan Gove - July 13, 2021

One of the best parts about a cruise vacation is getting up close and personal with one of the most important resources on Earth; our oceans. Cruise…

Galapagos of the East: Australia’s Kangaroo Island
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Galapagos of the East: Australia’s Kangaroo Island

Katie Jackson - July 13, 2021

It’s easy to visit Bali, the Island of the Gods, without encountering any gods. It’s impossible to visit Kangaroo Island without encountering a kangaroo or two, however.…

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Winners of ‘Giving Joy’ Contest
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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Winners of ‘Giving Joy’ Contest

Evan Gove - July 12, 2021

There are 100 lucky teachers waking up across America this morning! Norwegian Cruise Line announced the winners of their Norwegian's Giving Joy contest where the top prize…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 9, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 9, 2021

Evan Gove - July 9, 2021

It was a big week in the cruise industry as major cruise lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean embarked ships from U.S. ports for the first time…

MSC Cruises, Fincantieri Announce New PortMiami Cruise Terminal
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MSC Cruises, Fincantieri Announce New PortMiami Cruise Terminal

Evan Gove - July 8, 2021

When you're one of the fastest growing cruise lines in the industry, one of the problems you'll run into is having enough terminals to accomodate new additions…

A Slice of Americana on the New <i>American Countess</i>
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A Slice of Americana on the New American Countess

John Roberts - July 8, 2021

The Mighty Mississippi has carved an indelible place in the history of the United States, giving life and character to the cities and towns that popped up…

Regent Seven Seas Announces 132-Night World Cruise
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Regent Seven Seas Announces 132-Night World Cruise

Evan Gove - July 7, 2021

The world is opening up to travel once again and what better way to put a dent in your travel bucket list than with a world cruise…

Egypt Travel Restrictions You Need to Know Before Your Nile River Cruise
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Egypt Travel Restrictions You Need to Know Before Your Nile River Cruise

Evan Gove - July 7, 2021

It's a staple on pretty much all of our bucket lists thanks to iconic tourist locations like the Pyramids at Giza and the immeasurable allure of the…

<i>Celebrity Flora</i> Returns to the Galapagos
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Celebrity Flora Returns to the Galapagos

Evan Gove - July 6, 2021

It's been more than 15 months since Celebrity Cruises brought guests to the serene shores of the Galapagos Islands, but thankfully we won't have to wait any…

Crystal Cruises Resumes Ocean Operation from Nassau
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Crystal Cruises Resumes Ocean Operation from Nassau

Evan Gove - July 6, 2021

Over the weekend, Crystal Cruises became the latest cruise line to resume operation when their ocean vessel Crystal Serenity set sail from the Port of Nassau in…

Eating It Up In Athens
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Eating It Up In Athens

Steve Leland - July 6, 2021

You all know my MO by now.  I’m in a foreign city, hungry and have a hankering for some local food. This time it’s in Athens, Greece.…

Cruise Deal of the Week – July 2, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – July 2, 2021

Evan Gove - July 2, 2021

The following excerpt appeared in a letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams dated July 3, 1776 regarding the newly minted United States of America's day of independence. …

Florida Governor Nullifies Key West Cruise Ship Limits
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Florida Governor Nullifies Key West Cruise Ship Limits

Evan Gove - June 30, 2021

In last November's election, Key West voters overwhelmingly chose to limit cruise ship calls to the city, including capping the number of people who disembark to 1,500 per…

Thailand Begins Tourism Revival with Phuket Sandbox Program
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Thailand Begins Tourism Revival with Phuket Sandbox Program

Evan Gove - June 30, 2021

In 2019, nearly 40 million people traveled to the country of Thailand in Southeast Asia, a new record for tourism. 2020, on the other hand, was not…

Keep the Best Memories at Your Fingertips with Capturelife
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Keep the Best Memories at Your Fingertips with Capturelife

Evan Gove - June 30, 2021

Our increasingly digital world is changing the way we live in almost every facet. One of the most obvious changes is how we share and engage with…

Life Onboard the First Cruise from the U.S. in 15 Months
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Life Onboard the First Cruise from the U.S. in 15 Months

Don and Heidi Bucolo - June 29, 2021

Looking over the lounge chairs on Celebrity Edge’s Resort Deck, it feels just like any other sea day. After three days onboard this first cruise from the…

Med in the U.S.A.
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Med in the U.S.A.

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - June 29, 2021

Western civilization found its footing in Athens, Greece, and it is in that trailblazing spirit that Philadelphia was originally nicknamed the Athens of America as it set…

The Secrets of St. John, USVI
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The Secrets of St. John, USVI

Steve Leland - June 28, 2021

You won’t find St. John, USVI on any cruise itinerary and that’s both good and bad. It’s good because you’ll never have to share the island with…

AmaWaterways Partners with Ancestry on Family History Cruises
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AmaWaterways Partners with Ancestry on Family History Cruises

Evan Gove - June 25, 2021

One of the most popular river cruise lines has a new partnership which could help guests learn more about Europe, but also their family history as well!…

MSC Cruises Names Second Seaside EVO ship, <i>MSC Seascape</i>
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MSC Cruises Names Second Seaside EVO ship, MSC Seascape

Evan Gove - June 24, 2021

Stop us if you've heard this before, but MSC Cruises has another new ship on the horizon! The cruise line held a traditional coin ceremony today for its…

Recapping the FCCA-PortMiami Return to Sail Summit
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Recapping the FCCA-PortMiami Return to Sail Summit

Evan Gove - June 24, 2021

Some of the biggest names in cruising gathered at PortMiami on Tuesday for a Return to Sail Summit with the goal of getting ready to cruise once…

Carnival Cruise Line Will Add Two More Ships By 2023
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Carnival Cruise Line Will Add Two More Ships By 2023

Evan Gove - June 23, 2021

One of the unexpected consequences of the pandemic on the cruise industry was the scrapping of older ships. Carnival Cruise Line sent a handful of their older…

Hurtigruten Announces Galapagos Expedition Cruises
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Hurtigruten Announces Galapagos Expedition Cruises

Evan Gove - June 23, 2021

One of the most popular names in expedition cruising has announced new itineraries to one of the world's most sought-after places; The Galapagos Islands. Norwegian expedition cruise…

Taste of Italy: The Best Italian Restaurants at Sea
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Taste of Italy: The Best Italian Restaurants at Sea

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - June 22, 2021

Every year, Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine asks its most-trusted sources — you, the readers — to vote for the best cruise offerings in our Readers’ Choice…

MSC Cruises Will Sail to Tunisia in 2022
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MSC Cruises Will Sail to Tunisia in 2022

Evan Gove - June 22, 2021

There's a new option for those looking for a unique summer cruise experience! Popular cruise line MSC Cruises today announced that it will add the North African…

Cruisers Can Now Get Their Favorite Guy Fieri Burger Delivered at Home
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Cruisers Can Now Get Their Favorite Guy Fieri Burger Delivered at Home

Evan Gove - June 21, 2021

His tips are frosted and his burgers are juicy, and that makes Guy Fieri one of the most popular celebrity chefs on board cruise ships. Carnival Cruise…

Florida Cruise Lawsuit Victory Won’t Affect Alaska Sailings
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Florida Cruise Lawsuit Victory Won’t Affect Alaska Sailings

Evan Gove - June 21, 2021

In a ruling late Friday, US District Judge Steven Merryday rejected the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's restrictions for cruise lines and granted the State of Florida’s motion…

Cruise Deal of the Week – June 18, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – June 18, 2021

Evan Gove - June 18, 2021

Happy Friday! The cruise industry restart is in full swing with not just concrete sail dates across most cruise lines, but ships are already sailing in some…

Michael Scheiner Named CMO of Celebrity Cruises
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Michael Scheiner Named CMO of Celebrity Cruises

Evan Gove - June 17, 2021

Celebrity Cruises announced today that they've hired Michael Scheiner to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the cruise line. Scheiner will officially join the…

AIDA Cruises Announces New 117-Day World Cruise
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AIDA Cruises Announces New 117-Day World Cruise

Evan Gove - June 17, 2021

German cruise line AIDA Cruises has announced a new 117-day world cruise onboard their ship AIDAsol. Embarking on October 26, 2022 from Hamburg, Germany, AIDAsol will call at…

Atlas Ocean Voyages Announces Summer Cruises From Egypt and Greece
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Atlas Ocean Voyages Announces Summer Cruises From Egypt and Greece

Evan Gove - June 16, 2021

One of the newest luxury adventure cruise lines has announced a shake up of their inaugural summer season itineraries. Atlas Ocean Voyages will sail their brand new…

European Union Nations to Begin Easing Travel Restrictions for Americans
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European Union Nations to Begin Easing Travel Restrictions for Americans

Evan Gove - June 16, 2021

Your European summer vacation plans just got the green light from the EU! European Union Ambassadors met in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday and recommended that their 27…

Hawaii Drops COVID-19 Restrictions for Inter-Island Travel
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Hawaii Drops COVID-19 Restrictions for Inter-Island Travel

Evan Gove - June 15, 2021

Today the state of Hawaii officially ended all COVID-19 testing or proof of vaccination for those traveling between the Hawaiian islands. Those arriving in the state from…

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Will Return in 2022
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The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Will Return in 2022

Steve Leland - June 15, 2021

Starting with a mere 12 vessels participating in the inaugural race in 1980, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has quickly grown in stature, with a record 284…

Virgin Voyages Reveals New Itineraries for <i>Resilient Lady</i>
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Virgin Voyages Reveals New Itineraries for Resilient Lady

Evan Gove - June 14, 2021

The third ship from Virgin Voyages is scheduled to sail in 2022 and the cruise line has released new itineraries to follow the ship's inaugural season in…

<i>MSC Splendida</i> Becomes the 5th MSC Ship to Resume Cruising
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MSC Splendida Becomes the 5th MSC Ship to Resume Cruising

Evan Gove - June 14, 2021

Slowly but steadily, cruise ships are returning to operation all around the world with the latest being MSC Splendida. The ship embarked on a 7-night Eastern Mediterranean itinerary…

Cruise Deal of the Week – June 11, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – June 11, 2021

Evan Gove - June 11, 2021

It's been another week of waiting, but we're just a few weeks away from every major cruise line sailing from the United States again! Some cruise lines…

Port Everglades CEO “Excited” for First Revenue Cruise in June
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Port Everglades CEO “Excited” for First Revenue Cruise in June

Evan Gove - June 11, 2021

It's been a quiet year for one of the world's busiest cruise ports, but those who work at Port Everglades have been hard at work in anticipation of…

MSC Cruises Introduces New Luxury Brand Explora Journeys
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MSC Cruises Introduces New Luxury Brand Explora Journeys

Evan Gove - June 10, 2021

One of the fastest growing cruise lines is expanding their reaching into the luxury cruise sector and we couldn't be more excited. Explora Journeys is billed by…

AIDA Cruises To Restart <i>AIDAstella</i> in July
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AIDA Cruises To Restart AIDAstella in July

Evan Gove - June 10, 2021

AIDA Cruises has taken another step in their gradual restart of cruise operations with the announcement that their ship AIDAstella will resume sailing on July 29, 2021 from Palma de Mallorca with…

U.S. Virgin Islands In Talks with Jamaica on Tourism “Coopetition”
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U.S. Virgin Islands In Talks with Jamaica on Tourism “Coopetition”

Evan Gove - June 9, 2021

One of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean is looking to help bolster their economic recovery by collaborating with other islands in the Caribbean. The…

A Quest on Variety Cruises’ <i>Galileo</I>
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A Quest on Variety Cruises’ Galileo

Carol Loven - June 9, 2021

Was it a quest calling my name? Was it yearning to do, well, anything in the midst of a pandemic? Was it nostalgia? It’s hard to pinpoint…

European Waterways Set to Resume Operation
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European Waterways Set to Resume Operation

Evan Gove - June 8, 2021

Luxury hotel barge cruising operator European Waterways is ready to resume operation on Europe's most famous rivers thanks to the region beginning to reopen to tourists. The…

Cruise Deal of the Week – June 4, 2021
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Cruise Deal of the Week – June 4, 2021

Evan Gove - June 4, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen, we made it! For the past year, we've been writing Choose Your Cruise because the future of cruising was so murky. But, thankfully, we're…

Carnival Cruise Line Preparing for New Orleans Cruises
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Carnival Cruise Line Preparing for New Orleans Cruises

Evan Gove - June 3, 2021

The Big Easy is one of the most popular destination cities in the United States and pre-pandemic, Port Nola saw more than 1 million passengers flow through…

European Union Begins Issuing Digital COVID Certificates
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European Union Begins Issuing Digital COVID Certificates

Evan Gove - June 2, 2021

Back in April, the European Union announced plans to issue Digital COVID Certificates for vaccinated travelers. The certificates, which seven EU nations began issuing today, allow for unrestricted…

Disney Cruise Line Approved for Test Sailings
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Disney Cruise Line Approved for Test Sailings

Evan Gove - June 2, 2021

Another day, another cruise line approved to begin operating test cruises by the CDC! Disney Cruise Line announced they are good to begin operating test cruises from…

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

Evan Gove - June 2, 2021

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

Silversea Will Cruise to Alaska and Iceland in July
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Silversea Will Cruise to Alaska and Iceland in July

Evan Gove - June 1, 2021

With the passage of the U.S. Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, luxury cruise line Silversea will position their ship Silver Muse for round-trip sailings from Seattle to Alaska starting July 29. The…

Carnival Corporation Port Agreements Approved By the CDC
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Carnival Corporation Port Agreements Approved By the CDC

Evan Gove - June 1, 2021

Over the weekend, Carnival Corporation received approval on their port agreements from the CDC to sail from Miami, Galveston and Port Canaveral as they begin the road to…

<i>MSC World Europa</i> Will Have the Longest Dry Slide at Sea
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MSC World Europa Will Have the Longest Dry Slide at Sea

Evan Gove - June 1, 2021

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but MSC Cruises is working on building another brand new ship! The cruise line has officially opened up bookings…

Desperately Seeking Serenissmia
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Desperately Seeking Serenissmia

Kate Wickers - May 31, 2021

Pictures of wildlife returning to Venice’s canals, posted on social media during last year’s Covid-19 lockdown, were widely shared around the world. Images of chilled out ducks…

This Cruise Leaves from St. Maarten Next Weekend
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This Cruise Leaves from St. Maarten Next Weekend

Steve Leland - May 28, 2021

For what seems like an eternity, pandemic related restrictions have reined in the flourishing popularity of cruising and worldwide travel. Regulations may have challenged the possibility of…

Choose Your Cruise – May 28, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – May 28, 2021

Evan Gove - May 28, 2021

Alaska is back! News came in all week of cruise lines gearing up to start sailing to Alaska this summer with calls on all your favorite ports!…

Go Behind-the-Scenes of Windstar Cruises’ Latest Cruise Ship Enhancements
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Go Behind-the-Scenes of Windstar Cruises’ Latest Cruise Ship Enhancements

Jason Leppert - May 27, 2021

There’s nothing quite as fascinating as witnessing the stretching of a cruise ship, and Windstar Cruises’ Star Plus Initiative has been a remarkable process to see firsthand…

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Unveils 2023 Mediterranean Itineraries
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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Unveils 2023 Mediterranean Itineraries

Evan Gove - May 27, 2021

When it comes to luxury brands, Ritz-Carlton is about as name-brand as it gets. The international hotel chain announced in 2018 that they would be entering the…

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Announces Additional Cruise Ship Restarts and Deployments
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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Announces Additional Cruise Ship Restarts and Deployments

Evan Gove - May 26, 2021

One of the biggest names in cruising has announced a host of new ship restarts and deployments across their multiple cruise brands. Norwegian Cruise Line and sister…

Riviera River Cruises Will Sail Douro River Cruises in July
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Riviera River Cruises Will Sail Douro River Cruises in July

Evan Gove - May 26, 2021

A popular European river cruise line is getting ready to resume operation on Portugal's Douro River! Riviera River Cruises is planning to restart their ship MS Douro Elegance on…

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

Evan Gove - May 26, 2021

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

Turkey Will Welcome Back Americans This Summer
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Turkey Will Welcome Back Americans This Summer

Evan Gove - May 25, 2021

The country of Turkey is ready for visitors to return in 2021 and they've developed a new system for keeping tourists and citizens safe. The Safe Tourism…

5 Ways to Spend the Day in St. Kitts
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5 Ways to Spend the Day in St. Kitts

Evan Gove - May 25, 2021

If you look up the word “paradise” in the dictionary, a photo of St. Kitts would not be out of place. This spectacular Caribbean island offers a…

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Return to Alaska
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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Return to Alaska

Evan Gove - May 24, 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced this morning that they're planning to return to operation in Alaska starting on August 7, 2021. Norwegian Bliss will sail weeklong voyages from…

Choose Your Cruise – May 21, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – May 21, 2021

Evan Gove - May 21, 2021

Yesterday was a great day for cruising! First we had Royal Caribbean International hinting that recent conversations have them under the impression that cruising is coming back…

NOAA Predicts an Above Average Atlantic Hurricane Season
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NOAA Predicts an Above Average Atlantic Hurricane Season

Evan Gove - May 21, 2021

With all the news and surrounding the cruise industry, you may have forgotten that it's about to be hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's Climate…

Royal Caribbean Changes Plans for Bermuda Cruises
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Royal Caribbean Changes Plans for Bermuda Cruises

Evan Gove - May 20, 2021

Porthole Cruise and Travel readers are no strangers to cruise cancellations these days. For the past year, you've read countless articles about cancelled, delayed and rescheduled cruises…

Lovely Le Lavandou in the French Riviera
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Lovely Le Lavandou in the French Riviera

Diane Bair Pamela Wright - May 20, 2021

Renowned American author Willa Cather was 28 years old in 1902 when she left her Midwest prairie home to travel to England and France. On this trip,…

CDC: Vaccinated Passengers Don’t Need Disembarkation Testing for Voyages Less than 4 Days
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CDC: Vaccinated Passengers Don’t Need Disembarkation Testing for Voyages Less than 4 Days

Evan Gove - May 19, 2021

For the past few weeks, we've been reading and re-reading a document put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called the "COVID-19 Operations Manual…

Italy Reopens Borders for International Tourists
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Italy Reopens Borders for International Tourists

Evan Gove - May 18, 2021

If you've been dreaming about touring the Colosseum or snacking on gelato on the Spanish Steps, you're in luck! In a Facebook post on May 14, Italy's…

Check out this Epic 46-Day Cruise from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
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Check out this Epic 46-Day Cruise from Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Evan Gove - May 18, 2021

How would you like to spend 46 days cruising the world? Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is giving cruisers the chance to do just that with their new Rivers…

Carnival Cruise Line “Working Towards” July Restart Says President Christine Duffy
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Carnival Cruise Line “Working Towards” July Restart Says President Christine Duffy

Evan Gove - May 18, 2021

Appearing on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt last night, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy confirmed that the cruise line is working with the CDC on…

Royal Caribbean Cancels <i>Odyssey of the Seas</i> Cruises from Israel
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Royal Caribbean Cancels Odyssey of the Seas Cruises from Israel

Evan Gove - May 17, 2021

Unrest in Israel has forced Royal Caribbean International to cancel summer cruises in the region on board their ship Odyssey of the Seas. The brand new cruise ship…

<i>Costa Luminosa</i> Restarts from Trieste, Italy
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Costa Luminosa Restarts from Trieste, Italy

Evan Gove - May 17, 2021

Another cruise ship in the Costa Cruises fleet resumed operation from the port of Trieste, Italy! Costa Luminosa became the second Costa ship to restart and the first to resume cruises…

Carnival Names Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jiménez <I>Mardi Gras</I> Godmother
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Carnival Names Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jiménez Mardi Gras Godmother

Evan Gove - May 17, 2021

Those who tuned into last night's MISS UNIVERSE contest got to see a very special moment as Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy presented Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jiménez with…

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

Evan Gove - May 14, 2021

UPDATE May 20, 2021: The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1318: The Alaska Tourism Recovery Act. The bill will now head to the desk of President Joe…

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

Evan Gove - May 14, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 13, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 12, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 11, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 11, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 10, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 10, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 7, 2021

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

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

Steve Leland - May 6, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 5, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 5, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 4, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - May 3, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 30, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 29, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 29, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 29, 2021

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

Amsterdam: Connoisseurs of Cozy
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Amsterdam: Connoisseurs of Cozy

Kate Wickers - April 29, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 28, 2021

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

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

Steve Leland - April 28, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 27, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 23, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 23, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 22, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 22, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 21, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 20, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 20, 2021

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

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

Steve Leland - April 19, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 16, 2021

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

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

Stephen Grasso - April 15, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 14, 2021

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

St. Thomas, Sophisticated
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St. Thomas, Sophisticated

Steve Leland - April 13, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 13, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 11, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 9, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 9, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 8, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 7, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 7, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 6, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 6, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 5, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 2, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 1, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - April 1, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 31, 2021

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

Windstar Cruises Makes Vaccines Mandatory
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Windstar Cruises Makes Vaccines Mandatory

Evan Gove - March 31, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 30, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 29, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 29, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 26, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 26, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 25, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 24, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 23, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 22, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 22, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 19, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 19, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 18, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 17, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 16, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 16, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 15, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 12, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 11, 2021

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

Traditional Tlingit Tastes
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Traditional Tlingit Tastes

Cele & Lynn Seldon - March 11, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 10, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 9, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 8, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 4, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 4, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 3, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 2, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 1, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - March 1, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 26, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 25, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 24, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 22, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 19, 2021

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

Choose Your Cruise – February 19, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – February 19, 2021

Evan Gove - February 19, 2021

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

Shore Power Coming to PortMiami
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Shore Power Coming to PortMiami

Evan Gove - February 17, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 17, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 16, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 16, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 15, 2021

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

Choose Your Cruise – February 12, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – February 12, 2021

Evan Gove - February 12, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 11, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 11, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 10, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 9, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 9, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 5, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 4, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 4, 2021

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

Brief Encounters in the Andes
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Brief Encounters in the Andes

Mark Orwoll - February 3, 2021

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

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

Steve Leland - February 3, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 2, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 2, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 1, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 1, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - February 1, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 29, 2021

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

Choose Your Cruise – January 29, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – January 29, 2021

Evan Gove - January 29, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 28, 2021

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

Orlando Ashford Named Executive Chairman of Azamara
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Orlando Ashford Named Executive Chairman of Azamara

Evan Gove - January 27, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 27, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 26, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 25, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 25, 2021

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

Choose Your Cruise – January 22, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – January 22, 2021

Evan Gove - January 22, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 20, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 19, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 19, 2021

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

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

Steve Leland - January 18, 2021

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

Choose Your Cruise – January 15, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – January 15, 2021

Evan Gove - January 15, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 14, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 13, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 13, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 12, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 11, 2021

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

Choose Your Cruise – January 8, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – January 8, 2021

Evan Gove - January 8, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 6, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 6, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 5, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 5, 2021

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

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

Evan Gove - January 4, 2021

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

Choose Your Cruise – December 30, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – December 30, 2020

Evan Gove - December 30, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - December 29, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 29, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 28, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – December 23, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – December 23, 2020

Evan Gove - December 23, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 22, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - December 21, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 19, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 18, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – December 18, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – December 18, 2020

Evan Gove - December 18, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 17, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 16, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 15, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - December 15, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - December 14, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 11, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 11, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - December 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 8, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 4, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 3, 2020

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

Cruise Home to America
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Cruise Home to America

Evan Gove - December 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - December 2, 2020

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

Leadership Changes at Carnival Corporation 
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Leadership Changes at Carnival Corporation 

Evan Gove - December 1, 2020

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

Cruising Returns to Singapore Today 
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Cruising Returns to Singapore Today 

Evan Gove - December 1, 2020

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

Best Face Forward
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Best Face Forward

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon - December 1, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - November 27, 2020

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

PONANT Announces Solar Eclipse Cruise
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PONANT Announces Solar Eclipse Cruise

Evan Gove - November 26, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 23, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 23, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 19, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 18, 2020

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

Buoy Band Cruising
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Buoy Band Cruising

Rebecca Wallwork - November 17, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 17, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 16, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - November 16, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 13, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 12, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 12, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 11, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 11, 2020

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

A Deep Dive into Oceania Eats
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A Deep Dive into Oceania Eats

Janice Wald Henderson - November 10, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - November 10, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 6, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - November 5, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 4, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 4, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 4, 2020

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

Travel Gear & Good Stuff
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Travel Gear & Good Stuff

Evan Gove - November 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 2, 2020

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

Top 5 Best Ocean Ships
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Top 5 Best Ocean Ships

Evan Gove - November 2, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - November 2, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 30, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 30, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 29, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 28, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 28, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 27, 2020

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

Cure Your Wanderlust in Guanajuato
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Cure Your Wanderlust in Guanajuato

Steve Leland - October 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 26, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 23, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 21, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 20, 2020

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

African Dreams
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African Dreams

Diane Bair Pamela Wright - October 20, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - October 19, 2020

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

The Royal Promise
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The Royal Promise

Evan Gove - October 19, 2020

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

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

Elizabeth Martinez - October 16, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 16, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 15, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 15, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 14, 2020

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

November Cruises Are No More
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November Cruises Are No More

Evan Gove - October 12, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 12, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 9, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - October 8, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 8, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 8, 2020

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

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

Natasha Furness - October 7, 2020

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

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

John and Sandra Nowlan - October 5, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 5, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - October 5, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 2, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 2, 2020

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

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

Natasha Furness - October 2, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - October 1, 2020

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

Royal Caribbean Margaritas: Sabor the Taste
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Cruise Magazine
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Royal Caribbean Margaritas: Sabor the Taste

Evan Gove - September 30, 2020

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

Windstar Cruises Appoints New President
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Windstar Cruises Appoints New President

Evan Gove - September 28, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 28, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 25, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – September 25, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – September 25, 2020

Evan Gove - September 25, 2020

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

A Weekend on Monhegan Island
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A Weekend on Monhegan Island

Evan Gove - September 24, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 23, 2020

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

Crystal Clean
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Crystal Clean

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - September 23, 2020

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

Travel Jeopardy
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Travel Jeopardy

Steve Leland - September 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 21, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 18, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 18, 2020

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

The Idyllic Hawaiian Islands
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The Idyllic Hawaiian Islands

John Roberts - September 17, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 16, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - September 16, 2020

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

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

Janice Wald Henderson - September 15, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 15, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – September 11, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – September 11, 2020

Evan Gove - September 11, 2020

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

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

Janice Wald Henderson - September 11, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 10, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 4, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 2, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 1, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 31, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – August 28, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – August 28, 2020

Evan Gove - August 28, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - August 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 26, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 26, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 25, 2020

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

Not Guilty!
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Not Guilty!

Steve Leland - August 25, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 24, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 21, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 19, 2020

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

Cruising with a Conscience
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Cruising with a Conscience

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - August 18, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 18, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 17, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 17, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 14, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 14, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - August 12, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 11, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 10, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 10, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 7, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - August 6, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 5, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 5, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 4, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 4, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - August 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 3, 2020

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

The Northern Sights of Norway
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The Northern Sights of Norway

Steve Leland - August 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 2, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – July 31, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – July 31, 2020

Evan Gove - July 31, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 30, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 30, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 30, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 29, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 29, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 27, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - July 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 27, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – July 24, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – July 24, 2020

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 23, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 23, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 21, 2020

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

South Seas Trifecta
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South Seas Trifecta

Steve Leland - July 21, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 20, 2020

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