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5 of Boston’s Must-See Revolutionary War Sites
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5 of Boston’s Must-See Revolutionary War Sites

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 19, 2019

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 17, 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…

Last Call: Flute of Fancy
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Last Call: Flute of Fancy

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 7, 2019

The Place — Pink: Wine and Champagne Bar Grab A Seat — Disney Dream Standout Feature — Amid glass bubble lighting and gold- and pink-hued décor, grabbing…

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…

Bonjour <I>Luciole</i>, the Bistro Barge!
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Bonjour Luciole, the Bistro Barge!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 11, 2019

Driving through the rolling fields of the French countryside, I was already getting hungry. We were headed south of Paris in the direction of Auxerre, where, beneath…

French Country Waterways Celebrates 35 Years of Cruising
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French Country Waterways Celebrates 35 Years of Cruising

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 31, 2019

Congratulations to French Country Waterways! What did you do for your 35th birthday? Imagine sipping a lovely glass of Bordeaux while actually in the famed wine region…

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…

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…

Princess Cruises Debuts New Wine List
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Princess Cruises Debuts New Wine List

Porthole Cruise Magazine - January 3, 2019

One of the most important factors people consider when booking their cruise vacation is the food and drink offerings on board the ship. From a main dining…

Grape Destinations: The Wines of Nova Scotia
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Grape Destinations: The Wines of Nova Scotia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2018

This year my husband and I had the pleasure of traveling to the Northern Atlantic coast to visit the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia.  One thing…

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…

Grape Destinations: What is Port Wine?
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Grape Destinations: What is Port Wine?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 30, 2018

Port, when used in the context of a cruise ship, usually refers to the left side of the vessel. However, when in the dining room of that…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 27, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 23, 2018

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

Grape Destinations: Have You Heard of Anderson Valley?
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Grape Destinations: Have You Heard of Anderson Valley?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 16, 2018

Napa Valley is easily the most famous wine-making region in California and probably the United States as a whole. The region’s fame and considerable fortune in the…

Grape Destinations: What Does a Wine Decanter Do?
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Grape Destinations: What Does a Wine Decanter Do?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 9, 2018

It’s probably hidden in a box somewhere in the attic or basement collecting dust with all your other wedding gifts, but a wine decanter is one of…

Expedition Cruise Eats
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Expedition Cruise Eats

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 6, 2018

People always ask me, “What is the food like on a seventeen day expeditionary cruise?”.  Well, to be honest no one has actually asked me that, yet,…

Grape Destinations: Wine and Your Health
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Grape Destinations: Wine and Your Health

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 2, 2018

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but so too can a glass of Argentinian Pinot Noir, bold and fruity to the nose and complex on…

Grape Destinations: A Snootful of Art and Wine
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Grape Destinations: A Snootful of Art and Wine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 26, 2018

Dreaming..... How often do thoughts of childhood wash over us? How often have these thoughts transported us to a time when everything was a lot easier and…

Grape Destinations: Getting Lost in Florence
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Grape Destinations: Getting Lost in Florence

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 19, 2018

Bubbles come in handy when you are fashionably late. That was a great lesson learned on a trip I recently took to Tuscany. You and your travel…

Grape Destinations: A View From The Top (Of a Fermentation Tank)
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Grape Destinations
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Grape Destinations: A View From The Top (Of a Fermentation Tank)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 12, 2018

Being in the wine business certainly has its perks. One such perk, “Harvest intern” for a week in beautiful Napa Valley, California. In late September 2016, for…

The Enchantment of Puerto Rico
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The Enchantment of Puerto Rico

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 10, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 5, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 28, 2018

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

Grape Destinations: Here’s to Your Health!
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Grape Destinations: Here’s to Your Health!

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 21, 2018

Pouring a glass of wine for enjoyment or opening a nice bottle with dinner also appears to have some health benefits beyond strictly the pleasure. Moderate consumption…

Grape Destinations: The Best of Tasmanian Wine Culture
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Grape Destinations: The Best of Tasmanian Wine Culture

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 14, 2018

What started as a novelty experience 10 years ago has morphed into an annual wine tasting event I cannot miss.  And nor should any serious wine lover.…

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 14, 2018

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

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

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 8, 2018

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

Grape Destinations: Scent, Memory and Great Wine
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Grape Destinations: Scent, Memory and Great Wine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - June 7, 2018

Now I know why. Opening the large, heavy wooden door to the cellar always holds something deeply comforting for me. I will be engulfed in this wonderfully…

Grape Destinations: Impressing a Date on a Wine Cruise
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Grape Destinations: Impressing a Date on a Wine Cruise

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 31, 2018

There is nothing quite as exciting as a European river cruise where passengers get to see beautiful vineyards and  taste a range of gorgeous wines but for men who…

Grape Destinations: A Sherry Love Affair
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Grape Destinations: A Sherry Love Affair

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 24, 2018

It all started after parking the car under one of the orange trees in the historical city center of Jerez de la Frontera, in southwestern Spain. I’ve…

Grape Destinations: a Taste of Oregon’s Vino History
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Grape Destinations: a Taste of Oregon’s Vino History

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 17, 2018

Driving through Dundee, you have to look somewhat carefully to see the history.  Many of the oldest structures have been replaced by newer ones. But if you’re…

Into the Heart of Cascadia: Cruising the Pacific Northwest
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Into the Heart of Cascadia: Cruising the Pacific Northwest

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 14, 2018

Home to slumbering volcanoes, lush forests, and rolling rivers, the Pacific Northwest is an intrepid soul’s paradise. Those looking to explore one of America’s most unique regions…

48 Hours: French Fix
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48 Hours: French Fix

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 11, 2018

Ah, the French. They know how to live. So, when I had the opportunity to experience the Parisian life for two days after my recent river cruise,…

Grape Destinations: From Burgundy to California;  My Adventure with Wine
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Grape Destinations: From Burgundy to California; My Adventure with Wine

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 4, 2018

When I was a kid, my father began an interest in wine, particularly French Bordeaux, Burgundy and California cabernets.  I can remember coming home from school and…

Grape Destinations: The Human Touch at Mendocino´s Anderson Valley
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Grape Destinations: The Human Touch at Mendocino´s Anderson Valley

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 2, 2018

My way to Mendocino´s Anderson Valley was full of surprises. It took an almost-3-hour drive from American Canyon to get to the valley through a beautiful country…

Grape Destinations: Growing Your Own Home Vegetable Garden & Pairing Your Meals with Great Napa Valley Wines
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Grape Destinations: Growing Your Own Home Vegetable Garden & Pairing Your Meals with Great Napa Valley Wines

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 19, 2018

Living in the Napa Valley, we’re blessed with a very moderate, almost Mediterranean climate, from average winter highs of 60 degrees to lows of 40, and in…

Grape Destinations: Healdsburg to Cafayate, with Malbec and Torrontes
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Grape Destinations: Healdsburg to Cafayate, with Malbec and Torrontes

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 11, 2018

It just takes one grape to magically transport you from one place to another, at least in your mind. That happens when you taste a wine that…

MSC Cruises Introduces Vinotherapy Spa Treatments
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MSC Cruises Introduces Vinotherapy Spa Treatments

Porthole Cruise Magazine - April 4, 2018

MSC Cruises has launched a signature collection of vinotherapy spa treatments, created with LAJATICA vinotherapy products from Bocelli Wines. Exclusive to the MSC Aurea Spa, the treatments have debuted…

In Brief: <i>Horizon</i> Delivered, Baseball Team-Up, and more…
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In Brief: Horizon Delivered, Baseball Team-Up, and more…

Porthole Cruise - March 30, 2018

Mar. 30, 2018 In a traditional maritime ceremony at Fincantieri shipyard, Carnival Cruise Line officially took delivery of Carnival Horizon this week. The 3,954-passenger vessel is the…

Grape Destinations: Napa’s Renaissance after the California Fires
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Grape Destinations: Napa’s Renaissance after the California Fires

Porthole Cruise - March 28, 2018

As soon as I boarded the airplane to Newark on my way to San Francisco, I was wondering: How was the Valley after last year’s fires? Some…

Grape Destinations: The Willamette Winemakers
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Grape Destinations: The Willamette Winemakers

Porthole Cruise - March 21, 2018

The thick, weathered vines at  Sokol Blosser attest to the decades that have passed since the rootstocks were first planted. It’s almost as if the vines are…

Grape Destinations: Walking around La Guardia
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Grape Destinations: Walking around La Guardia

Porthole Cruise - March 6, 2018

There are places that, frankly, you have to go back to. That happened to me in La Guardia – known in the local dialect, gallego, as “A…

Teen Scene | How 14-year-old twin boys fared on a river cruise with the ’rents
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Teen Scene | How 14-year-old twin boys fared on a river cruise with the ’rents

Porthole Cruise - February 27, 2018

By Heidi Sarna Let’s face it. Most teenagers aren’t dying to go on a river cruise. But this mom of teen sons likes small-ship cruising and I’m…

News Briefs: Holland America’s new culinary shore excursions, and more …
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News Briefs: Holland America’s new culinary shore excursions, and more …

Porthole Cruise Magazine - February 16, 2018

Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 16, 2018   Holland America Line is introducing a collection of new culinary-themed shore excursions developed in partnership with FOOD &…

Cruise Deals of the Week
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Cruise Deals of the Week

Porthole Cruise - February 9, 2018

Cruise Deals of the Week – Feb. 9, 2018 DEAL 1: Tall-ship line Star Clippers is offering a sweet deal for couples booking and 2018 or 2019…

How to Get the Most Out of Your European Wine Cruise
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How to Get the Most Out of Your European Wine Cruise

Porthole Cruise - February 1, 2018

For wine lovers, there’s nothing as exciting as a European river cruise combined with wine tasting, wine education, and of course, gourmet food. Tasting wine in the…

5 Fave Theme Cruises for 2018
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5 Fave Theme Cruises for 2018

Porthole Cruise - January 23, 2018

Porthole’s Five Faves Cruise fans are fans, first and foremost — and every fan’s got a theme cruise to make ‘em go “Oh, man!” It doesn’t matter…

For Shore: The Grape Escape
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For Shore: The Grape Escape

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 29, 2017

Exploring France’s wine country with Uniworld By Steve Leland The memory of the first time never fades away: first date, car, job, or virtually first anything. My…

Design Time:  S.S. Joie de Vivre
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Design Time: S.S. Joie de Vivre

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 21, 2017

Bonjour S.S. Joie de Vivre Uniworld’s newest river ship design reflects the French joy of living. By Fran Golden When Toni Tollman set out to design the…

Just Add Land: Ultimate Italy
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Just Add Land: Ultimate Italy

Porthole Cruise Magazine - December 28, 2016

Explore more on Italian shores during a luxury land tour By Judi Cuervo It is morning and I am in the Tuscan countryside, gazing through the French…