Monday Mantra Something’s Missing … Something’s Missing … Something’s Missing … It’s strange what you miss while having the time of your life. By this time, you’ve probably figured out that I love to cruise — aboard big ships, small ships, yachts, riverboats, and expedition ships.
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 21, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to expand the cruise terminal in Long Beach, California, nearly tripling its size from 66,000 to 142,000 square feet. The new agreement with landlord Urban Commons and the City of Long Beach gives Carnival 100
Cruise Deal of the Week – Oct. 21, 2016 Blount Small Ship Adventures is returning to Belize and Guatemala for the first time since 2014 – so to mark the occasion, they’ve lowered prices to match their 2014 rates for the adventure. Prices start at $3,999 per person for 12-day cruises depart
Marvel’s Mightiest Save the Day on Disney Cruise Line Cruise News – October 21, 2016 Disney Cruise Line is assembling the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe for a day-long celebration on upcoming voyages: Marvel Day at Sea. In addition to screenings of fan-favorite Marvel films a
Cruise Control The November/December 2016 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine features a “Day in the Life” of Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. So PortholeTV decided to get a behind-the-scenes look at this cruise exec in action. Have a look:
Virgin Cruises Sets Sail Under New Name: Virgin Voyages Cruise News – October 18, 2016 At a press conference today in Miami Beach, Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson, revealed a change in name from Virgin Cruises to Virgin Voyages as the new identity for the company’s new cruise line.
Monday Mantra That’s Entertainment! … THAT’S Entertainment?? … That’s Entertainment! … THAT’S Entertainment?? … Cruise entertainment has really grown up I endured lousy comedians and jugglers. I attended an hour-long zither concert. I put up with marginally talented s
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – October 14, 2016 Adventures by Disney is expanding its river cruise offerings with AwaWaterways in 2017. Among the new Rhine River sailings are a food-and-wine themed sailing with Disney Culinary Director John State and Master Sommelier Brian Koziol that includes
Cruise Deal of the Week – October 14, 2016 Travel site Expedia has thrown its hat into the ring for Plan-a-Cruise-Month with a deal for up to $250 in onboard credit per cabin for cruises booked by October 31, 2016, departing between November 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017. The redemption form has
Norwegian Bliss to be Custom Built for Alaska Cruising Cruise News – October 13, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that its next new ship, Norwegian Bliss, will be the first cruise ship custom-built with features and amenities for the ultimate Alaska cruise experience. The new ship will
Porthole’s Five Faves Saluting the First Nations We kicked off the week with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the annual recognition of the accomplishments and heritage of the first Americans. Some of their music, food, art forms, and history will seem familiar to seasoned cruisers, thanks to eye-openin
Royal Caribbean’s new Icon-Class Ships Will Use Clean-Power Technologies at Sea Cruise News – October 12, 2016 The newest class of ships to join Royal Caribbean International’s fleet will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and introduce the use of fuel-cell technology, ushering in a
Top Cruise Execs Join American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” Campaign Cruise News – October 11, 2016 Holland America Group CEO, Stein Kruse; Holland America Line president, Orlando Ashford; and Seabourn president, Richard D. Meadows, are joining a distinguished group of Seattle c
Monday Mantra Any port in a storm…Any port in a storm…Any port in a storm… Time and Tide and Major Hurricanes…. How do cruises cope with stormy weather? My heart goes out to everyone whose cruise was cancelled, rerouted, or adjusted because of the devastating power of Hurricane Matthew.
Miss USA, Deshauna Barber, to Serve as Godmother of Carnival Vista Cruise News – October 5, 2016 Miss USA, Deshauna Barber, has been named godmother of Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship, Carnival Vista. Barber made history earlier this year when she became the first woman servi
Bountiful Barbados Five things you MUST eat and drink when your cruise calls on Bridgetown. We believe that the best way to appreciate the true local flavor of a new destination is to actually … well … taste it. From patties in Jamaica to ceviche on Cozumel, we’re big fans of Caribbean cuisine
MSC Cruises Launches Kids’ Web Series, Kelly & Kloe On Board Cruise News – October 4, 2016 MSC Cruises has announced the newest addition to its family-focused offerings with a new range of kids’ activities and supporting web series, Kelly & Kloe On Board. After a landmark year
Monday Mantra I forgot! … I forgot! … I forgot! … Don’t Remind Me I’m on vacation. What else do I really need to know? The first thing I do when I arrive at my cruise port is buy a toothbrush to replace the one I left on the sink at home after brushing my […]