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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…

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

Evan Gove - September 17, 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…

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…

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…

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

Evan Gove - September 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 2, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - September 1, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 31, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 28, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - August 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 26, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 26, 2020

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

Not Guilty!
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Not Guilty!

Steve Leland - August 25, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 24, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 21, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 19, 2020

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

Cruising with a Conscience
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Cruising with a Conscience

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 18, 2020

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

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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Cruise Deal of the Week
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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…

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

Evan Gove - August 10, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 7, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 6, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 5, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 5, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 4, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 4, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - August 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - August 3, 2020

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

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…

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…

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Cunard and Seabourn for Sale? Carnival Says No

Evan Gove - July 30, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 29, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 29, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 27, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 24, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 23, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 23, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 21, 2020

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

South Seas Trifecta
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South Seas Trifecta

Steve Leland - July 21, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 20, 2020

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

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

Matt Hochberg - July 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 17, 2020

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

CDC to Cruise Lines: No Cruising Until October
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CDC to Cruise Lines: No Cruising Until October

Evan Gove - July 17, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention struck another blow to anxious cruisers who were hoping to be on board a ship for the end of summer.…

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

Evan Gove - July 16, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - July 16, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 15, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 15, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 14, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 14, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 13, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 10, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 10, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 9, 2020

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

Bar-B-Cruise
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Bar-B-Cruise

Janice Wald Henderson - July 8, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 7, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 6, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - July 6, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 3, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – July 2, 2020
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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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…

Josh Leibowitz Named President of Seabourn
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Cruise News
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Josh Leibowitz Named President of Seabourn

Evan Gove - June 26, 2020

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

Choose Your Cruise – June 26, 2020
Cruise Deal of the Week
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Cruise Deal of the Week
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Choose Your Cruise – June 26, 2020

Evan Gove - June 26, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 25, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - June 25, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 23, 2020

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

Take a Road Trip Along Maine’s Lobster Trail
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Take a Road Trip Along Maine’s Lobster Trail

Evan Gove - June 23, 2020

There’s a reason why cruise ship dining rooms are always packed on lobster tail night. The succulent crustaceans are widely considered a prized delicacy for their rich…

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

Evan Gove - June 22, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - June 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 18, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 17, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 16, 2020

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

Vacationing in Porto Back Yarda
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Vacationing in Porto Back Yarda

Steve Leland - June 16, 2020

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

River Cruising Returning to Australia
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River Cruising Returning to Australia

Evan Gove - June 15, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 12, 2020

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

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

Steve Leland - June 10, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - June 8, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 5, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - June 5, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 4, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 4, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 3, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 2, 2020

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

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

Jason Leppert - June 2, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - June 1, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 29, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 29, 2020

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

48 Hours in Singapore
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48 Hours in Singapore

Evan Gove - May 28, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 27, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 26, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - May 26, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 21, 2020

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

Introducing Silversea <i>Origin</i>
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Introducing Silversea Origin

Judi Cuervo - May 21, 2020

In these days of cancelled sailings, delayed inaugurals and postponed launches, it’s almost unheard of to hear of a new ship…but today we welcome the intimate Silver…

Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date
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Windstar Cruises Announces Return Date

Evan Gove - May 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 20, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - May 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 19, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 18, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - May 18, 2020

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 17, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 15, 2020

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

Back to Basics on <i>Oceania Insignia</i>
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Back to Basics on Oceania Insignia

Judi Cuervo - May 15, 2020

It seems that, almost overnight, the concept of “vacation” changed from one of relaxation, merriment, and luxury to an “experiential” adventure, often characterized by backbreaking physical work…

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

Judi Cuervo - May 14, 2020

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

Bookings Boom
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Bookings Boom

Evan Gove - May 13, 2020

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

<i>MSC Grandiosa</i>: The Name Says It All
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MSC Grandiosa: The Name Says It All

Steve Leland - May 13, 2020

In today’s cruise world, being good simply isn’t good enough. So when you are given a name like “Grandiosa,” expectations run high. MSC Cruises has pulled the…

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

Evan Gove - May 12, 2020

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

5 Ways to Spend the Day in Ibiza
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5 Ways to Spend the Day in Ibiza

Evan Gove - May 12, 2020

The Belearic island of Ibiza, Spain also referred to as the White Isle, is a little slice of heaven situated on the Mediterranean Sea. The illustrious superclubs…

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

Evan Gove - May 12, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 11, 2020

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

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 Corp CEO Talks COVID-19 Response with Porthole Cruise
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Carnival Corp CEO Talks COVID-19 Response with Porthole Cruise

Evan Gove - May 8, 2020

How important is Carnival Corporation to the cruise industry? The conglomerate holds nine of cruising’s most recognizable brands and employs hundreds of thousands of people both here…

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

Evan Gove - May 7, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 7, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - May 6, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 6, 2020

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

7 Sea-Inspired Items For Around Your Home
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7 Sea-Inspired Items For Around Your Home

Evan Gove - May 5, 2020

We’re all spending a lot more time around the house these days so we decided to put together a list of some awesome stuff you can get…

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

Judi Cuervo - May 4, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 1, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - May 1, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 30, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - April 30, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 29, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - April 28, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 24, 2020

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

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.…

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

Evan Gove - April 22, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - April 22, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 21, 2020

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

Happy Anniversary, HAL!
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Happy Anniversary, HAL!

Evan Gove - April 21, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 20, 2020

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

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

Judi Cuervo - April 20, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 15, 2020

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

The Last Man Cruising
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The Last Man Cruising

Steve Leland - April 14, 2020

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

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…

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

Judi Cuervo - April 11, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 9, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 8, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 7, 2020

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

CRUISE RECIPE: Lobster Pad Thai by Oceania Cruises
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CRUISE RECIPE: Lobster Pad Thai by Oceania Cruises

Judi Cuervo - April 7, 2020

Hungry to Sail Again  We all love Norma and Dave, the Australian couple who were content to re-create their cancelled cruise by donning bathrobes, toasting each other…

Tourism Outlook: US Virgin Islands Check In
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Tourism Outlook: US Virgin Islands Check In

Evan Gove - April 6, 2020

Continuing our series of interviews around the Caribbean, today we interviewed Joseph Boschulte Commissioner of Tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands about COVID 19 and what life…

Cruise Memories From Porthole Readers
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Cruise Memories From Porthole Readers

Evan Gove - April 6, 2020

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

Cruise Passengers Barred From Commercial Flights
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Cruise Passengers Barred From Commercial Flights

Evan Gove - April 6, 2020

New protocols instituted by the Trump Administration and the Centers for Disease Control restrict cruise ship passengers from flying commercial airlines. Passengers or crew getting off cruise…

Cruise Lines Curate Virtual Cruise Experiences
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Cruise Lines Curate Virtual Cruise Experiences

Evan Gove - April 5, 2020

Along with getting bigger and more luxurious, many new cruise ships are experimenting with virtual reality to enhance the passenger experience. Innovations like Royal Caribbean’s Sky Pad…

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

Evan Gove - April 3, 2020

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

St Kitts & Nevis Minister of Tourism Talks Cruise Comeback
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St Kitts & Nevis Minister of Tourism Talks Cruise Comeback

Evan Gove - April 3, 2020

We’ve been covering a lot of news from cruise lines and their employees lately, but one thing getting neglected is how the numerous island nations across the…

Choose Your Cruise – April 3, 2020
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Choose Your Cruise – April 3, 2020

Evan Gove - April 3, 2020

Last week, we debuted a new column called Choose Your Cruise, where cruisers are faced with three different itineraries all over the world and asked to choose…

Carnival Cancels All Cruises From San Francisco Through 2020
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Carnival Cancels All Cruises From San Francisco Through 2020

Evan Gove - April 1, 2020

Unfortunately these days, cruises are getting cancelled no matter where you’re headed or which line you’re cruising with. Those booked with Carnival Cruise Line were dealt with…

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

Evan Gove - April 1, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - April 1, 2020

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

45 Years at Sea! An Interview with Cruise Director Gary Hunter
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45 Years at Sea! An Interview with Cruise Director Gary Hunter

Evan Gove - March 31, 2020

For the past month, we’ve been sharing some of our favorite cruise memories from our readers and from the Porthole team. When Porthole Cruise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Bill…

<i>Viking Mississippi</i> River Cruise Ship Coming in 2022
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Viking Mississippi River Cruise Ship Coming in 2022

Evan Gove - March 31, 2020

Soon you won’t have to go far to experience the wonders of a Viking river cruise. The popular cruise line announced new itineraries for the Mississippi River…

Barbados Takes Humanitarian Approach to Cruise Ships
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Barbados Takes Humanitarian Approach to Cruise Ships

Evan Gove - March 30, 2020

As more and more ports turn their backs on incoming cruise ships, even those with a clean bill of health, the Caribbean island nation of Barbados is…

Way Out West in Australia
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Way Out West in Australia

Steve Leland - March 30, 2020

As an intrepid traveler I’m always on the lookout for off the radar, next big thing destinations.  Finding myself half the way around the world In the…

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

Evan Gove - March 26, 2020

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

<i>Zuiderdam</i> Crew Jam Out To Their Own Radio Station
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Zuiderdam Crew Jam Out To Their Own Radio Station

Evan Gove - March 25, 2020

Anyone looking west from the beaches of Great Harbour Cay today might see something unusual; a gathering of cruise ships. In fact, eight ships from three different…

Royal Caribbean Ships Will Return May 12
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Royal Caribbean Ships Will Return May 12

Evan Gove - March 25, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., one of the world’s foremost cruise operators, released a statement last night extending the suspension of their fleet until May 12, 2020. While…

Interview: How P&O Britannia Pulled Off Last Minute Transatlantic
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Interview: How P&O Britannia Pulled Off Last Minute Transatlantic

Evan Gove - March 24, 2020

For well over a decade, Jason Bridge has travelled the world via cruise ship fulfilling one of the most important roles on board: Port Shopping Consultant. When…

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

Evan Gove - March 24, 2020

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

Cruise Director Christine LaVonna Shares an Update from <i>MS Koningsdam</i>
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Cruise Director Christine LaVonna Shares an Update from MS Koningsdam

Evan Gove - March 23, 2020

While cruise ships prepare for the next crop of happy cruisers to come aboard, one of the most common questions we’re getting is about what the crew…

Cruise Memories with Bill Panoff: Carnival <i>Mardi Gras</i>
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Cruise Memories with Bill Panoff: Carnival Mardi Gras

Evan Gove - March 23, 2020

It's day three of Cruise Memories with Bill Panoff! Many of you have heard of the upcoming Carnival Mardi Gras, but did you know that this will…

Cruise Memories with Bill Panoff: The Tom Jones Years
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Cruise Memories with Bill Panoff: The Tom Jones Years

Evan Gove - March 20, 2020

Welcome to the second installment of cruise memories with Bill Panoff! Yesterday, we asked Bill about his first memories of cruising on board TSS Carnivale where he worked…

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

Evan Gove - March 20, 2020

Okay, we can all agree that 2020 is the WORST. But don't let your pure, unadulterated hatred for this year prevent you from scoring a great deal…

Cruise Memories with Porthole Cruise Founder Bill Panoff
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Cruise Memories with Porthole Cruise Founder Bill Panoff

Evan Gove - March 19, 2020

Since we're all taking a break from cruising for the time being, we decided the best thing to do was to share some of our favorite cruise…

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

Evan Gove - March 17, 2020

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

Cruise Industry Executives Offer Encouraging Words
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Cruise Industry Executives Offer Encouraging Words

Evan Gove - March 17, 2020

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the cruise industry, but it’s safe to say that the current outbreak of Covid-19 is the most difficult challenge cruise…

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

Evan Gove - March 16, 2020

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

Cruiser’s Guide to Glacier Bay National Park
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Cruiser’s Guide to Glacier Bay National Park

Evan Gove - March 16, 2020

You won't have to use your imagination to understand why the Huna Tlingit consider Glacier Bay to be their spiritual homeland. Advancing glaciers drove them out for…

Seatrade Cruise Global Takes Decisive Action, Postpones Event
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Seatrade Cruise Global Takes Decisive Action, Postpones Event

Evan Gove - March 13, 2020

In response to the current global health situation, the biggest event in the cruise and shipping industry is being postponed. Seatrade Cruise Global officially announced their decision…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 13, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 13, 2020

Evan Gove - March 13, 2020

Have you ever heard the expression "once in a blue moon"? It means something that doesn't come along very often, if at all. Today we've got the…

Princess, Viking Cruises Halt Operation for 60 Days
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Princess, Viking Cruises Halt Operation for 60 Days

Evan Gove - March 12, 2020

Two of the world’s most recognizable cruise brands took major steps to help curb the spread of Coronavirus today. Princess Cruises and Viking Cruises have both announced…

Port Guide: Cruising to Capri
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Port Guide: Cruising to Capri

Evan Gove - March 11, 2020

A shining aquatic star of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, the island of Capri has long been the haunt of literati, glitterati and heads of state ranging from regal…

A Guide to Cruise Ship Art Auctions
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A Guide to Cruise Ship Art Auctions

Evan Gove - March 10, 2020

Hidden amongst the water slides, rows of sun-drenched deck chairs and surf and turf dinners is one aspect of a cruise vacation too many people are overlooking;…

48 Hours: Key West
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48 Hours: Key West

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 9, 2020

This southernmost city in the United States has a way of achieving notoriety. Take the time it “seceded” to become the Conch Republic. Or José Martí’s historic…

Cruise Deal of the Week – March 6, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – March 6, 2020

Evan Gove - March 6, 2020

The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise -Mark Twain  The Mississippi River may not have the…

Pandaw’s Pursuit Of Laos
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Pandaw’s Pursuit Of Laos

Steve Leland - March 5, 2020

Experiential river cruising provides an opportunity to discover new lands, cultures, and people, deviating from the path well-traveled. Intrepid travelers recognize that going off the radar has…

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

Evan Gove - March 2, 2020

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

Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Photographer
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Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Photographer

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 2, 2020

Inducted into the Florida Hall of Fame in 1998, photographer Clyde Butcher is best known as the “Ansel Adams of Florida.” Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in…

Monaco is FOR YOU
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Monaco is FOR YOU

Evan Gove - March 2, 2020

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

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 28, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 28, 2020

Evan Gove - February 28, 2020

We're just weeks away from the arrival of Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady and the hype surrounding the newest ship at sea is only growing. Since the first people began…

Captain Wendy Williams Quietly Leaves Virgin Voyages
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Captain Wendy Williams Quietly Leaves Virgin Voyages

Evan Gove - February 27, 2020

Last June, Virgin Voyages made headlines all over the world when they announced Captain Wendy Williams would be at the helm of Scarlet Lady when she entered…

Port Guide: Nassau and New Providence Island
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Port Guide: Nassau and New Providence Island

Evan Gove - February 26, 2020

One of the most popular ports of call in the world is Nassau, which is located on the island of New Providence, the most populated of the…

A Cruiser’s Guide to Bergen, Norway
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A Cruiser’s Guide to Bergen, Norway

Evan Gove - February 25, 2020

As a UNESCO World Heritage City, Bergen, Norway offers attractions both ancient and modern. With colorful architecture, ancient cobblestone streets, and a medieval fortress, this charming city…

Cruise Deal of the Week – February 21, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – February 21, 2020

Evan Gove - February 21, 2020

When most people thing about getting on a cruise ship, its in some tropical port like Miami or Fort Lauderdale, but there's actually a lot of great…

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

Evan Gove - February 20, 2020

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

Please Leave Starfish in the Water
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Please Leave Starfish in the Water

Evan Gove - February 18, 2020

Going on vacation is about experiencing new things and of course, having a lot of fun. NFL legend Randy Moss appeared to be doing both in a…

Cruise Booking Website Predicts Sold Out Itineraries, Cruise Lines
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Cruise Booking Website Predicts Sold Out Itineraries, Cruise Lines

Evan Gove - February 18, 2020

What if you could know before you book whether or not a cruise line is going to sell out of staterooms? What if you could narrow it…

Will Coronavirus Cancel My Cruise?
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Will Coronavirus Cancel My Cruise?

Evan Gove - February 17, 2020

  Editor's Note: This article was published on February 17, 2020. Click here for the latest Coronavirus news and cruise updates. For the most part, cruisers like…

Can’t Miss Presidents Day Cruise Deals
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Can’t Miss Presidents Day Cruise Deals

Evan Gove - February 17, 2020

Happy birthday, George Washington! On this day way back in 1732, you came into this world and nothing would ever be the same. As Americans enjoy their…

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

Evan Gove - February 14, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - February 14, 2020

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

Silversea Announces Grand Voyage Arctic 2021
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Silversea Announces Grand Voyage Arctic 2021

Evan Gove - February 11, 2020

Sailing is among the most rewarding experiences a person can have. There’s no better way to see new places and enrich your knowledge of the world in…

<i>Disney Wonder</i> Sails from NOLA for the First Time
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Disney Wonder Sails from NOLA for the First Time

Evan Gove - February 10, 2020

In September of 2018, Disney Cruise Line announced a new homeport for Disney Wonder: Port New Orleans. It's been a long wait, but the ship finally set…

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

Evan Gove - February 10, 2020

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

The Band to Replace Room Keys on Virgin Voyages
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The Band to Replace Room Keys on Virgin Voyages

Evan Gove - February 6, 2020

When you ask most cruisers if they’ve heard of the “The Band”, you’ll probably get a response about “pulling in to Nazareth” and the Canadian musical group…

BACARDÍ Legacy Cruise Competition has a Winner
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BACARDÍ Legacy Cruise Competition has a Winner

Evan Gove - February 6, 2020

Each year, BACARDÍ hosts a cocktail making competition which pits the best mixologists against one another to see who can create the best new drink. Competitors are…

<i>World Spa by Windstar</i> to Feature Regional Treatments
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World Spa by Windstar to Feature Regional Treatments

Evan Gove - February 6, 2020

It’s fairly common for luxury cruise lines to incorporate bits of the places they sail into the cuisine on board, but Windstar Cruises is taking things further…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 31, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 31, 2020

Evan Gove - January 31, 2020

While many cruisers are packing their bags for a Caribbean cruise vacation this winter, others are looking ahead to their summer vacation. Alaska cruises are some of…

Discovering the Canadian Rockies by Rail
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Discovering the Canadian Rockies by Rail

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 31, 2020

It’s been 30 years since luxury train company Rocky Mountaineer embarked on its first journey through the Canadian Rockies, but as you gaze out through the oversized…

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

Evan Gove - January 30, 2020

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

Bahamas Paradise, Port of Palm Beach Host Local Athletes
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Bahamas Paradise, Port of Palm Beach Host Local Athletes

Evan Gove - January 29, 2020

Each team stepped aboard Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Classica with their own style. The young men of Palm Beach Lakes had on crimson and white letterman…

Virgin’s Beach Club at Bimini announces Resident On Deck DJ Schedule
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Virgin’s Beach Club at Bimini announces Resident On Deck DJ Schedule

Evan Gove - January 28, 2020

We’re just weeks away from the start of Virgin Voyages’ ship Scarlet Lady’s life at sea and news is breaking daily about the ship, the cruise line…

Cruise Line Recognized by US Customs and Border Protection
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Cruise Line Recognized by US Customs and Border Protection

Evan Gove - January 27, 2020

In a ceremony at Port of Palm Beach last week, representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection honored a local cruise line for their “quick and innovative…

Cruising to Cologne: How to Spend the Day
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Cruising to Cologne: How to Spend the Day

Evan Gove - January 27, 2020

For a city that combines the best of ancient Europe with a modern, vibrant metropolis, you can’t do much better than Cologne, Germany. As the largest city…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 24, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 24, 2020

Evan Gove - January 24, 2020

The island of Puerto Rico has been in the news lately after a series of earthquakes shook residents and caused significant damage across the island. Cruisers from…

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

Judi Cuervo - January 23, 2020

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

Adventures By Disney Announces New European River Cruises
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Adventures By Disney Announces New European River Cruises

Evan Gove - January 23, 2020

One of the biggest names in cruising and entertainment is expanding their river cruise options in the coming years and that's great news for those interested in…

Come Sail Away on the Royal Clipper
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Come Sail Away on the Royal Clipper

Dana Freeman - January 22, 2020

If you have ever said, “cruising isn’t for me,” you might reserve judgment until you have sailed on the Royal Clipper. She is the perfect alternative to…

A Cruiser’s Guide to Key West
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A Cruiser’s Guide to Key West

Evan Gove - January 20, 2020

One of the most popular ports for cruisers is the beautiful island of Key West. If you’re fortunate to be taking a cruise that makes a stop…

Cruise Deal of the Week – January 17, 2020
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Cruise Deal of the Week – January 17, 2020

Evan Gove - January 17, 2020

You don't have to go far for a great vacation if you live in South Florida. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line announced a flash sale on its ‘Roaring Twenties’…

What to Do in Amsterdam
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What to Do in Amsterdam

Evan Gove - January 15, 2020

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

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

Evan Gove - January 10, 2020

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

Learn What’s to Love in Bilbao and Spain’s  Basque Country
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Learn What’s to Love in Bilbao and Spain’s Basque Country

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 8, 2020

It’s been said that Frank Gehry’s dazzlingly designed Guggenheim Museum is what really put Bilbao on travelers’ radar, and there is some truth to that. But bringing…

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

Evan Gove - January 8, 2020

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

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…

Yum Yum at Crystal Cruises’ Umi Uma
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Yum Yum at Crystal Cruises’ Umi Uma

Evan Gove - December 26, 2019

This month, the quest for the best onboard restaurants takes us on Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony.  You must book a reservation at Umi Uma.  Famed restaurateur and…

Australia, Hawaii Top List of Desired Destinations
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Australia, Hawaii Top List of Desired Destinations

Evan Gove - December 24, 2019

Everyone has a bucket list, but according to Travel Leader's Group, a lot of you are dreaming the same. One of North America's largest travel agencies conducted…

What to Do in San Juan for the Day
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What to Do in San Juan for the Day

Evan Gove - December 23, 2019

Welcome to San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico, USA. It’s one of the Caribbean’s favorite destinations welcoming cruise ship passengers from around the world. There’s much to…

Spending the Day at Atlantis in the Bahamas
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Spending the Day at Atlantis in the Bahamas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 18, 2019

When cruising to Nassau in the Bahamas, spending the day at Atlantis is one of the most popular cruise excursions for guests – and with good reason!…

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Fort Lauderdale
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Celebrate the Holiday Season in Fort Lauderdale

Evan Gove - December 17, 2019

Fort Lauderdale is a long way from the North Pole, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find plenty of holiday cheer in one of South Florida’s premier…

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

Evan Gove - December 17, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 17, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 16, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - December 13, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - December 11, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 9, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 5, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 5, 2019

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

Planning a Family Reunion? Take a Cruise!
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Planning a Family Reunion? Take a Cruise!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 28, 2019

If you are thinking of planning a family reunion, there is truly no better place to have it than on a cruise! Not only is having your…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 25, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 20, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 15, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 14, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 11, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 6, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 4, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 29, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 28, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2019

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

Sky Princess Getting Rave Reviews
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Sky Princess Getting Rave Reviews

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 23, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 22, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 22, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 18, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 18, 2019

Last week we sent out what was easily the best deal in cruising. A week on board the spectacular MSC Meraviglia in a balcony stateroom for just…

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

Judi Cuervo - October 17, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 11, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 10, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 9, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 8, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 4, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 3, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 1, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 30, 2019

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

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

Dana Freeman - September 25, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 24, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 24, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2019

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

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Do You Call It a Ship or a Boat?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 18, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 16, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 13, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 11, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 8, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 29, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 27, 2019

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

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

Steve Leland - August 27, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 26, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 26, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 22, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 19, 2019

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

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

Dana Freeman - August 14, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 7, 2019

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

Cruising with a Group: The Do’s and Don’ts
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Cruising with a Group: The Do’s and Don’ts

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 29, 2019

Does “more the merrier” apply to cruise vacations? While cruising with a group may sound like a great idea in theory, without proper planning you may find…

Where Can I Smoke on a Cruise Ship?
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Where Can I Smoke on a Cruise Ship?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 17, 2019

Everyone has vices. Whether it’s a piece of chocolate cake, a glass of fine Scotch or lighting up a cigarette or a cigar, how you treat yourself…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 27, 2019

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

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…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 1, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 29, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 26, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 25, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 24, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 23, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2019

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

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

Judi Cuervo - April 18, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 17, 2019

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

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

Steve Leland - April 15, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 12, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 12, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 12, 2019

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

Cruise Ship Friendship
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Cruise Ship Friendship

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 11, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 8, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 5, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 3, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 2, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 29, 2019

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

Fort Lauderdale Knows Brunch
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Fort Lauderdale Knows Brunch

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 28, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 26, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 26, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 25, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 25, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 22, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 21, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 19, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 19, 2019

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

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

Steve Leland - March 18, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 15, 2019

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

Grape Destinations: Why Blend Wine?
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Grape Destinations: Why Blend Wine?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 14, 2019

On a very special edition of Grape Destinations, we learn the ins and outs of wine blending from an industry professional.  It really is an art. Using…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 14, 2019

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

One Day in Berlin
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One Day in Berlin

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 13, 2019

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

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

Steve Leland - March 12, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 11, 2019

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

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

Evan Gove - March 10, 2019

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 8, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 6, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 4, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 1, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 28, 2019

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

Your Ultimate Moorea Vacation Guide
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Your Ultimate Moorea Vacation Guide

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 28, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 27, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 26, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 26, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 25, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 22, 2019

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

5 Overlooked Cruise Destinations
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5 Overlooked Cruise Destinations

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 21, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 20, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 19, 2019

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

Last Call: Espresso Yourself
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Last Call: Espresso Yourself

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 18, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 18, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 15, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 14, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 13, 2019

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

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

Steve Leland - February 12, 2019

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

Why You Should Try a Windjammer Cruise
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Why You Should Try a Windjammer Cruise

Dana Freeman - February 11, 2019

Do you like to cruise but not with the masses? Do you enjoy good food and great conversation? Are you looking to travel differently this year? If…

Sailing Indonesia With Star Clippers
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Sailing Indonesia With Star Clippers

Steve Leland - February 8, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 8, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 7, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 6, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 5, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 5, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 4, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 1, 2019

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

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

Judi Cuervo - January 30, 2019

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

Quark’s New Ship Will Have 2 Helidecks
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Quark’s New Ship Will Have 2 Helidecks

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 29, 2019

If spending a week in a deck chair doesn’t sound like a fun vacation, Quark Expeditions may have something for you! Steel-cutting began on their newest adventure…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 28, 2019

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

5 Ways To Have A Blast In San Blas
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5 Ways To Have A Blast In San Blas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 28, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 25, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 24, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 21, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 21, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 18, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 16, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 15, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 14, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 11, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 9, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 8, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 7, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 4, 2019

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

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

Steve Leland - January 2, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 1, 2019

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 31, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 28, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 27, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 26, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 21, 2018

Have you finished all your last-minute shopping? You've still got a few days left to get that special someone on your list the best holiday gift possible,…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - 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,…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 17, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 14, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 13, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 12, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 11, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 10, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 7, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 6, 2018

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

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

Steve Leland - December 4, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 3, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 30, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 27, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 26, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 26, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 23, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 20, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 20, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 19, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 16, 2018

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

Food To Thai Me Over
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Food To Thai Me Over

Steve Leland - November 15, 2018

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

Seeing Seattle On a Budget
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Seeing Seattle On a Budget

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 14, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 13, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 12, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 12, 2018

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

Cruise Deal of the Week – November 9, 2018
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Cruise Deal of the Week – November 9, 2018

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 9, 2018

Those looking for a great cruise vacation can treat themselves to a room with a view for a lot less than usual thanks to the Double Upgrade…

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

Judi Cuervo - November 8, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 8, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 7, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 6, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 6, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 5, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 2, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - November 1, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 31, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 30, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 30, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 29, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 26, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 25, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 24, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 23, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 23, 2018

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

10 Tips to Keep Your Weight in Check While on Vacation
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10 Tips to Keep Your Weight in Check While on Vacation

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 22, 2018

Many people come back from a cruise vacation packing a couple of extra pounds. Those mouthwatering, all-you-can-eat buffets are often the culprit. However, cruising provides many opportunities…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 19, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 19, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 19, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 18, 2018

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

Cruise Etiquette: First Impressions Matter
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Cruise Etiquette: First Impressions Matter

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 17, 2018

Cruising can’t be a more rewarding way to escape the raw winter weather. Everyone has gone on a cruise at some time. Whether cruising from the New…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 17, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 15, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 12, 2018

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

SCARED of Sharks?! MUST HAVE Travel Gear
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SCARED of Sharks?! MUST HAVE Travel Gear

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 11, 2018

Thanks to the movie Jaws, the summer of 1975 will always be remembered for America's fear of sharks. These nautical nightmares are the terrors of the deep…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 11, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 9, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 5, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 5, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 4, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 3, 2018

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

2 Days in Bogota
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2 Days in Bogota

Judi Cuervo - October 3, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 2, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - October 2, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 28, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 26, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 25, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 25, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 24, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 21, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 21, 2018

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

5 Foods You Have to Try in the Bahamas
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5 Foods You Have to Try in the Bahamas

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 19, 2018

Going to the Bahamas has more benefits than you can count. Everyone loves the culture, non-stop sunlight, beautiful beaches, excursions, and food. This destination is known for…

This Mobile App is Made for Travel Content
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This Mobile App is Made for Travel Content

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 18, 2018

Carnival Corporation is one of the top names in cruising. Their ships sail all over their world and  a loyal following of cruise enthusiasts are soaking up…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 18, 2018

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

Super Typhoon Mangkhut Rattles South China
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut Rattles South China

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 17, 2018

While the Eastern United States spent the weekend bracing for Hurricane Florence to bring heavy rains and high winds to the Mid-Atlantic region, it was another storm…

Dish It Up: Holland America’s Food Frontiers
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Dish It Up: Holland America’s Food Frontiers

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 17, 2018

Holland America Line, once known more for staying the course rather than progressive pursuits, has quietly and impressively transformed its brand image into a far more compelling…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 14, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 14, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 13, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 12, 2018

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

Understanding Alaska With Cunard
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Understanding Alaska With Cunard

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 12, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 11, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 11, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 10, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 7, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 6, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 6, 2018

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

Never Lose a Bag Again
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Never Lose a Bag Again

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 5, 2018

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

6 Highlights of Halifax
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6 Highlights of Halifax

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 5, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 4, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 31, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 31, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 30, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 29, 2018

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

Ride in Style with Brightline Select Service