As Porthole Cruise and Travel’s CEO, I am thrilled to share that our journey on EXPLORA I has exceeded all expectations. The ship’s extraordinary design and meticulous attention to detail have genuinely astounded us. EXPLORA I embodies a captivating blend of sophistication and elegance t
In May 2024, Cunard begins an exciting new era with the launch of Queen Anne, the line’s first new ship in 13 years. This 113,000 grt ton, 3000-guest newbuild celebrates Cunard’s legendary ocean liner traditions and elegance while, at the same time, introduces dazzling new features that as
Act my age? Not a chance! At 72, acting my age isn’t one of my more admirable personality traits, and there’s everything to assist me in avoiding it by sailing on Virgin Voyages’ new Resilient Lady. I’ve sailed on dozens of cruises geared for my demographic, and while I’
In many ways, it looked like a brand-new ship. We had just boarded Crystal Serenity in Quebec City for its first North American cruise after the bankruptcy of its parent company, Genting Hong Kong, many legal challenges, and eventual purchase in 2022 by the Abercrombie & Kent Travel Group. Seren
Stay at the Opal Grand Resort and Spa in Delray Beach, Florida, both pre and post cruise for an ultimate vacation experience. With stunning ocean views and top-of-the-line amenities, this resort is the ideal location for those seeking a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. And the best part? The hotel
Celebrity Cruises has announced Port Canaveral as the homeport for Celebrity Equinox from December 2024 through April 2025! The cruise line is the seventh to choose Port Canaveral as its homeport. “We are thrilled to welcome Celebrity Cruises as our new partner and honored to be part of t
Today, join Bill Panoff CEO and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise and Travel and Frank Del Rio Jr President of Oceania Cruises as they discuss Oceania Cruises’ latest ship Vista. Learn more about the new dining experiences, guest to crew ratio, and more.
Are you ready to take your pre-cruise experience to the next level? Look no further, and stay at the JW Marriott Miami. This luxurious hotel offers a range of amenities that will make your stay in Miami unforgettable. Get a taste of the heart of Miami’s vibrant nightlife and diverse culture wi
Join Bill Panoff CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Porthole Cruise and Travel and Gianni Onorato CEO of MSC Cruises as they discuss the new and exciting amenities aboard MSC Cruises MSC Euribia. Come learn more about the new dining options and shows on MSC Cruises newest ship!
Join Bill Panoff, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Porthole Cruise and Travel, and Chris Austin, Chief Sales Officer for Explora Journeys, as they dive deeper into the onboard experience with Explora Journeys. Learn more about the wellness offers, ‘Homes at Sea’ concept, and booking benefits w
Congratulations are in order for Norwegian Cruise Line! Today the brand announced its latest award recognitions for its food and beverage program and onboard culinary talent at the 2023 Vibe Vista Awards! Both awards make Norwegian Cruise Line the most awarded company in Vibe Conference History! MOR
In 2015, Norwegian Cruise Line introduced Norwegian Escape, the first of its Breakaway Plus–class ships, packed with innovative dining, entertainment, and groundbreaking outdoor activities. Norwegian Joy (2017) and Norwegian Bliss (2018) added a go-kart race track, outdoor laser tag, expanded dini
Welcome to 2020! Where are you cruising next? Here are the picks for the top travel experiences that left an impression on our editor-in-chief in terms of service, quality and memorable moments. Bill Panoff Editor-In-Chief The Best On Board Time spent aboard a cruise ship is time well spent. Here ar
When millennials put down their avocados long enough to plan a vacation, a growing number of them are skipping the music festivals and backpacking tours for something completely different; cruising. On average, millennial vacations are few and far between, but when then do decide to take a trip, cru