Editor-in-Chief Awards 2019
2019 Editor-in-Chief Awards As editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine, Bill Panoff travels a lot. So each year, he reports back on his favorite travel experiences around the world. Here are this year’s picks of those who left amazing impressions in terms of service, quality, and memorable mom
You Picked the Best: 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards!
We’re proud to present the very best in the world of cruising as selected by you, the world’s greatest collection of cruise aficionados, cruise experts, and cruise tastemakers. We at Porthole have been doing this for 20 years, so in honor of our platinum anniversary we decided to shake things up
Cruise Deal of the Week Apr. 27, 2018
Book Windstar Cruises by May 31, 2018 and earn a generous shipboard credit bonus based on cabin category and cruise duration. $150 Shipboard Credit per guest on 6-10 day voyages in an Ocean View Stateroom or Balcony Suite $250 Shipboard Credit per guest on 6-10 day voyages in a Classic, Bridge or Ow
Cruise Deal of the Week
Book a Holland America Line cruise by June 14, 2018 and you can get pre-paid gratuities, reduced deposits, savings on fares, and up to $300 in onboard spending money per stateroom – all part of the “Ready Set Sail” promotion. Contact Holland America Line or your travel agent for more.
Why Cruise? A Guide for the First-Time Cruiser
There’s something exciting about a cruise. The movies of the 1930s, showing Henry Fonda dressing up for dinner in a fancy tuxedo and being formally seated at a table with starched tablecloths, are mercifully a thing of the past. Today’s cruise is a glorious, fun-filled trip to anywhere: Bermud
The Great Wall: Made In China
“Build the wall!” One of the first times a politician ever issued those controversial words was when the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang decreed the creation of the Great Wall of China. The initial construction of his Wan Li Chang Cheng, or “10,000-Li-Long Wall,” began in 220 B.C.E. and the fu
Cruise Deal of the Week
Italian line Costa Cruises is making it easier for families save on Mediterranean cruises with “Kids Sail Free” and “Senior Fare” specials. Seniors have $100 deducted from Comfort Classic, Comfort Premium, or Deluxe fares on Costa Pacifica, Costa neoRomantica, Costa neoRiviera and Costa Vict
Home Ship Home: Come aboard with a couple of regular world cruisers
By Fran Golden For Linda Weissman, 70, and her retired orthopedic surgeon husband, Martin, 76, home away from home is on the ocean liners of Cunard Line. The Michigan couple resides on a Cunard ship for a third of each year, sailing world cruises, sometimes with added days. Since 2007, they’ve
Cruising with – and without – kids.
I JUST WANT TO BE ALONE! For parents everywhere, Greta Garbo said it best. A cruise would seem to be just the ticket (and well deserved) to garner precious moments of solitude, but how do you escape the munchkins of others? Several cruise lines have answered the call with innovative ways to claim yo
Cruise Deals of the Week
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 sailing by February 14 (using the promo code VALENTINES18) – sweet treats upon arrival, a bottle of bubbly, and a complimentary one-hour massage (per person/
Miami Dolphins Fan Cruise to Set Sail on the City’s Newest Ship
Cruise News – Feb. 8, 2018 MSC Cruises will bring beloved football legends, the Miami Dolphins alumni, to the sea on a Dolphins Fan Cruise on March 17, 2018, aboard the brand-new MSC Seaside. The Miami Dolphins Fan Cruise is the result of a three-year partnership between MSC Cruises and t
News Briefs – Cousteau in the Amazon and more….
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Feb. 2, 2018 Luxury river operator Aqua Expeditions has announced a series of theme cruises on the Amazon and Mekong rivers for 2018, including 3-, 4-, and 7-night departures hosted by conservationist and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau (February 9 to 16 and October 5-
Cruise Deal of the Week – Jan. 19. 2018
Expedition-cruise firm AdventureSmith Explorations is offering a two-for-one deal on bookings in the Amazon Basin aboard the eight-passenger Delfin I, 28-passenger Delfin II, and 43-passenger Delfin III. Book by January 31, 2018 for cruises running now through April. Contact AdventureSmith Explorati
Royal Caribbean Helps You Discover Your Adventure Personality
Cruise News – Jan. 17, 2018 Royal Caribbean International is teaming up with CPP–The Myers-Briggs Company, an international authority on personality research, to create a way for travelers to navigate the possibilities for their next adventure from start to finish. Adventure seekers can visit