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

Evan Gove - April 21, 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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Choose Your Cruise – March 5, 2021
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Choose Your Cruise – March 5, 2021

Evan Gove - March 5, 2021

With the announcement earlier this week that America would have enough COVID-19 vaccines for the entire country by May, cruisers flocked online to check out the cruise…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Choose Your Cruise – February 5, 2021
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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…

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…

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…

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…

Cutting The Muster
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Cutting The Muster

Grant Balfour - January 21, 2021

Cruise fans have been eager for good news. And there’s a lot of hope hanging on the brand-new way many major megaships are managing the muster. The…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Choose Your Cruise – October 23, 2020
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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…

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…

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Announces December Return
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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Announces December Return

Evan Gove - October 16, 2020

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line today announced a voluntary extension of its sailing operations until December 18, 2020. The news comes after the Centers for Disease Control and…

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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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…

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…

Choose Your Cruise – October 9, 2020
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Is Travel Now Frowned Upon? Hospitality Expert Sarah Dandashy Weighs In
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Is Travel Now Frowned Upon? Hospitality Expert Sarah Dandashy Weighs In

Evan Gove - September 8, 2020

Before she was an award-winning concierge for one of Los Angeles' top luxury hotels, Sarah Dandashy spent her time traveling all over the world. Her experience led…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 27, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – July 24, 2020
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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…

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,…

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

Matt Hochberg - July 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 17, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 14, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 9, 2020

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

Bar-B-Cruise
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Bar-B-Cruise

Janice Wald Henderson - July 8, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 6, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 2, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 30, 2020

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

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A Healthy Scarlet Lady Heads Back to Europe

Evan Gove - June 25, 2020

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

Campfire Desserts You Can Make Anywhere
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Campfire Desserts You Can Make Anywhere

Evan Gove - June 24, 2020

There's nothing like enjoying a delicious dessert cooked over a campfire. The only problem is that between work, worldwide pandemics, and the daily grind our days spent…

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

Evan Gove - June 23, 2020

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

MSC Cruises Announces New Homeport For Two Ships
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MSC Cruises Announces New Homeport For Two Ships

Evan Gove - June 22, 2020

Fort Lauderdale-based MSC Cruises has announced that Port Canaveral will be the new homeport for two of their ships this upcoming winter. MSC Seaside will begin sailing…

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

Judi Cuervo - June 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 18, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 15, 2020

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

River Cruising Returning to Australia
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River Cruising Returning to Australia

Evan Gove - June 15, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - June 10, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 2, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 1, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 29, 2020

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

48 Hours in Singapore
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48 Hours in Singapore

Evan Gove - May 28, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

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

Cruise Ship Entertainers Pivot in the Wake of COVID-19
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Cruise Ship Entertainers Pivot in the Wake of COVID-19

Evan Gove - May 25, 2020

Alan Chamo feels most at home on stage entertaining cruise audiences with his brilliant mentalism, hilarious comedy sets and edge-of-your-seat magic routines. However, without ships setting sail,…

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

Evan Gove - May 19, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 8, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 4, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - May 4, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 1, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 1, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - April 30, 2020

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

Mother’s Day 2020: Gifts Inspired by the Traveling Woman
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Mother’s Day 2020: Gifts Inspired by the Traveling Woman

Evan Gove - April 27, 2020

She helped you with your homework and tucked you in at night. Her kindness brought you soup when you were sick and cheered you on from the…

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

Evan Gove - April 23, 2020

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

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More People Searching for Travel Says CEO of Revelex

Evan Gove - April 22, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - April 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 21, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 20, 2020

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

CRUISE RECIPE:  Onion Tarte from French Country Waterways
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CRUISE RECIPE: Onion Tarte from French Country Waterways

Judi Cuervo - April 16, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again What I simply adore about cruising is its variety.  We can sail massive ships, mid-size ships, small ships, river boats, yachts, expedition ships….and,…

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

Evan Gove - April 15, 2020

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

Carnival Extends Pause on Operations Once More
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Carnival Extends Pause on Operations Once More

Evan Gove - April 13, 2020

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a 100 day extension on the no-sail order from earlier in March. The order did leave some…

Growing Up Cruising
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Growing Up Cruising

Jason Leppert - April 13, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 10, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 10, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 8, 2020

Some things really make you think of cruising, like Tortuga Rum Cake Company. The Caribbean brand of cakes, sauces, coffee and more was founded by Robert Hamaty…

Talking FOOD & Carnival Mardi Gras with Master Chef Rudi Sodamin
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Talking FOOD & Carnival Mardi Gras with Master Chef Rudi Sodamin

Evan Gove - April 7, 2020

Whether he’s sprinkling parsley on flaky filets of dover sole at Rudi’s Sel de Mer or cutting the ribbon at Carnival Kitchen on board the new Carnival…

<i>Zaandam</i>, <i>Rotterdam</i> Finally Dock in Florida
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Zaandam, Rotterdam Finally Dock in Florida

Evan Gove - April 3, 2020

The weeks long ordeal for passengers and crew on board Holland America Line Zaandam and Rotterdam is finally over. The ship docked in Fort Lauderdale, FL today…

Whales Come Together to Save the Humans, for a Change
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Whales Come Together to Save the Humans, for a Change

Evan Gove - April 1, 2020

For years, cruisers have donated to environmental causes that support the health and safety of whales in our oceans, but now in a bizarre twist of fate,…

Hawaiian Shirt Owners More Often Win Lido Deck Limbo, Study Suggests
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Hawaiian Shirt Owners More Often Win Lido Deck Limbo, Study Suggests

Evan Gove - April 1, 2020

In a research study conducted on board cruise ships in 2019, researchers found that those owning Hawaiian shirts were far more likely to take first prize in…

Cruise Memories: Just What We Needed
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Cruise Memories: Just What We Needed

Evan Gove - March 26, 2020

While we wait for cruising to come back into our lives, we've been asking cruising from all over the world to share their cruise stories from over…

#MyNextVacation: Share Your Stories & Spread Positivity
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#MyNextVacation: Share Your Stories & Spread Positivity

Evan Gove - March 24, 2020

“What’s your next vacation?” It’s only four words, but it’s a question that truly has it all. Curiosity. Instant aspiration. The promise of hope, the opportunity for…

<i>Celebrity Edge</i> Crew Gets the Chance to Cruise like Guests
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Celebrity Edge Crew Gets the Chance to Cruise like Guests

Evan Gove - March 17, 2020

The news that thousands of cruisers would have their vacations cancelled over the next 30 to 60 days sent shockwaves around the travel industry and rightfully so.…

Get Creative Recreating Your Cruise Vacation
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Get Creative Recreating Your Cruise Vacation

Evan Gove - March 16, 2020

This weekend, a video of a retired Australian couple made the rounds on social media and cruisers from all over could relate! Norma and Dave from Australia…

Cruise Update: Port Tampa Bay Responds To Coronavirus Concerns
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Cruise Update: Port Tampa Bay Responds To Coronavirus Concerns

Evan Gove - March 2, 2020

UPDDATE :Editor’s Note: This article was published on March 2, 2020. Click here for the latest Coronavirus news and cruise updates. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed over the…

Monaco is FOR YOU
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Monaco is FOR YOU

Evan Gove - March 2, 2020

Monaco is not just a destination, it’s the experience of a lifetime. For more than a century, it has been an aspirational symbol of luxury and glamour.…

New Ship Embarks on Lan Ha Bay Cruises
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New Ship Embarks on Lan Ha Bay Cruises

Evan Gove - February 20, 2020

Everyone who cruises the coast of Vietnam comes home with stunning pictures of the many towering rock karsts which dot the coastline. The most famous are in…

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

Evan Gove - February 19, 2020

With a population of nearly 9,000 year-round residents, Sitka is the Last Frontier's fourth biggest town. There are fewer people cruising to Sitka than other Inside Passage…

<i>Scarlet Lady</i> Finally Ready to Set Sail
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Scarlet Lady Finally Ready to Set Sail

Evan Gove - February 14, 2020

After three years, 100,000 tons of materials and lots of hard work from the shipbuilders at Fincantieri, Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady is ready to begin her career…

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 14, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 14, 2020

Evan Gove - February 14, 2020

Few place on Earth are more romantic than the Mediterranean. Whether you're sampling the gelato in Naples, shopping for flowers at the Central Market in Cadiz, or…

Cruise to Portofino: An Onshore Guide
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Cruise to Portofino: An Onshore Guide

Evan Gove - February 12, 2020

If any port encapsulates the heart and soul of Italy, it’s the lively and picturesque fishing village of Portofino. Like an Italian Renaissance painting springing to life…

Top 5 Most Romantic Resorts for Your Valentine
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Top 5 Most Romantic Resorts for Your Valentine

Evan Gove - February 10, 2020

Chocolates again this year? Trust us, nobody wants that, or flowers or another necklace for that matter. What they want for Valentine's Day is the vacation of…

Miami’s Best Spots for Instagram Ahead of the Big Game
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Miami’s Best Spots for Instagram Ahead of the Big Game

Evan Gove - January 30, 2020

For the next few days, die-hard football fans and casual rooters alike will descend on Miami Beach for a little fun, sun and of course, the biggest…

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10 Things You Can’t Cruise Without

Evan Gove - January 28, 2020

Heading out on a cruise and wondering what you need to pack? Practically every ship has shops onboard that carry essentials you may need or forgot to bring,…

Sailing into a New Year!
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Sailing into a New Year!

Judi Cuervo - January 23, 2020

The Monthly Mantra Cruise Year Resolutions…Cruise Year Resolutions…Cruise Year Resolutions…. It seems everyone’s making resolutions this month:  Lose weight, stop smoking, stop drinking and rev up the…

What to Do in Amsterdam
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What to Do in Amsterdam

Evan Gove - January 15, 2020

Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, is an enormously popular place with cruise ship passengers and there are a lot of us. Amsterdam is the third biggest cruise…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 10, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 10, 2020

Evan Gove - January 10, 2020

Today we have a cruise deal from one of the top names in cruising, Royal Caribbean! Mariner of the Seas recently underwent millions of dollars in renovations, upgrading just…

Soft Adventures for Your Fort Lauderdale Vacation
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Soft Adventures for Your Fort Lauderdale Vacation

Evan Gove - January 8, 2020

Have you booked your first vacation of 2020 yet? You can bet most cruisers have. And of those cruisers, the vast majority are going to be cruising…

Cruise to Alaska Tops List of Vacation Bookings in 2019
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Cruise to Alaska Tops List of Vacation Bookings in 2019

Evan Gove - January 7, 2020

How popular are cruises to Alaska? In a survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group, one of North America’s largest travel agent companies, 38% of respondents booked a…

Carnival Steps up to Fight Australian Bushfires
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Carnival Steps up to Fight Australian Bushfires

Evan Gove - January 6, 2020

The end of the year 2019 saw massive bushfires across New South Wales, Australia and a major cruise line is stepping up to help fight these fires…

Port Day: St. Barthelemy, French West Indies
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Port Day: St. Barthelemy, French West Indies

Evan Gove - January 6, 2020

Tiny St. Barthelemy has an outsized reputation for an island that is all of 9 square miles. It is very French, very chic and can be very…

Cruising in 2019, It’s A Wrap!
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Cruising in 2019, It’s A Wrap!

Steve Leland - December 30, 2019

Just when you think the world of cruising can’t get any better, along comes a new ship with novel ideas, incredible amenities and destinations that are virtually…

Cruise Deal of the Week – December 27, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – December 27, 2019

Evan Gove - December 27, 2019

It's not too late to give the gift of cruising this holiday season! If you're dreaded heading back to the office in January, why not give yourself…

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

Dana Freeman - December 16, 2019

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

MSC Cruises <i>MSC Seaview</i> Cruise Ship Review
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MSC Cruises MSC Seaview Cruise Ship Review

Evan Gove - December 10, 2019

MSC Seaview MSC Seaview offers an unprecedented combination of luxury cruising while having everything you need to enjoy a fun family vacation.  Feet Decks Launched Guests Overview The…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 22, 2019

Greetings from on board the newest ship from Norwegian Cruise Lines, Norwegian Encore! Porthole Cruise Magazine has been onboard for a couple of days now and we'll…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 14, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - November 6, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - October 31, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - October 29, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - October 28, 2019

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

Sky Princess Getting Rave Reviews
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Cruise News
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Sky Princess Getting Rave Reviews

Evan Gove - October 23, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - October 22, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - October 9, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - October 1, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 19, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 9, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - June 27, 2019

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

Things to Do When You Skip a Shore Excursion
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Things to Do When You Skip a Shore Excursion

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 2, 2019

Just like all cruises, Carnival cruise ships are like hotels on the ocean when you are sailing to your vacation destination. The excursions may be delightful and…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 29, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - April 19, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 8, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 28, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - February 18, 2019

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

For a Healthier Trip, Avoid This Common Mistake
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For a Healthier Trip, Avoid This Common Mistake

Evan Gove - December 18, 2018

Drinking enough water throughout the day is something we could all improve at. Water plays a crucial role in how our body functions both mentally and physically,…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 18, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 25, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 4, 2018

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

Design Time: Suites at Sea
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Design Time: Suites at Sea

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 29, 2017

Dig These Digs Feast your eyes on these amazing suites at sea. By Sherri Eisenberg For more details on the finest suites at sea, check out our…

Cruise Exec: John Delaney, Windstar Cruises
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Cruise Exec: John Delaney, Windstar Cruises

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2017

A Day in the Life of John Delaney, President of Windstar Cruises By Fran Golden You can always count on John Delaney, president of Windstar Cruises, to…

New Ships on Horizon for Holland America and Princess
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New Ships on Horizon for Holland America and Princess

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 19, 2017

New Ships on Horizon for Carnival Corporation Cruise News - Jan. 19, 2017 Carnival Corporation has announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian…