2023 unfolded as a year of exploration, unveiling new ships, uncharted destinations, and brand-new flavors around the world. Each destination was a chapter in our travel story, leaving us with memories that will last a lifetime. From meeting locals with heartwarming stories to adrenaline-pumping adv
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
After booking your cruise and making all of the necessary travel arrangements, it’s easy to think that your job is done and that all you have to do is try not to get so distracted by fantasies of sitting next to the pool with a margarita in hand that you forget to pack your underwear. [&hell
As a South African with six years of experience as a cruise ship crew member, I thought I knew what to expect when I was invited to be a guest of Norwegian Cruise Line during its first season cruising in Southern Africa. The 12-day voyage aboard the Norwegian Jade began in Cape Town and included [&h
Join travel expert Bill Panoff as he sets sail on a remarkable journey through the Rhone River aboard the beautiful Riverside Ravel. This unforgettable adventure takes you through some of the most picturesque regions in all of France, as you explore remarkable cities, charming villages, and stunning
In this episode, get a first-hand look at the 20 ways to dine on the all new Icon of the Seas! After countless research and 100-plus tastings, explore how the ingredients used in each dish with create the perfect variety for your vacation!
Holland America Line is elevating their dining experience by unveiling a new Fresh Fish Program that extends beyond the plate! This groundbreaking project sources 80 varieties of fresh fish from a global network of 60 ports, ensuring that guests at all of their restaurants can enjoy seafood that was
Were it not for the 18th-century baroque-period bastions within view, we might think we were in Hollywood instead of Malta. A lively, open-air cocktail reception and decadent dinner kicks off an evening filled with lavish entertainment and gala celebration. Even big names are in attendance: Emmy Awa
Whether you’re cruising by yourself, with your family, or in a large group, making friends at sea is one of the best ways to get the most out of your vacation. Cruising allows you to meet different types of people from all over the world! Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, this guide w
Stepping into the Peninsula Istanbul Hotel transports you to a realm of opulence and refinement. Nestled along the Bosphorus Strait, the hotel provides stunning vistas of glistening waters and the vibrant cityscape. The Peninsula Istanbul is more than just a visual delight – it presents except
Learning a new language is often considered to be an impossible challenge for the average person. Memorizing thousands of new vocabulary words, practicing foreign pronunciation sounds, and engaging in an unfamiliar culture can be intimidating. However, if there’s one thing I’ve discovered during
Welcome to Cruise and Travel with Bill Panoff! Join me in this captivating episode, as we delve into the world of luxury travel and destination management. Discover the vision, passion, and expertise of Gunnar Rafn as he shares his insights and experiences in crafting unforgettable travel experience
Today, Explora Journeys revealed the latest design of the Owner’s Residence, the largest living space aboard the brand’s newest ship, EXPLORA I! “Every aspect of the design of our Owner’s Residence reflects the meticulous curation of all details,” said Jason Gelineau
Join Bill Panoff CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Porthole Cruise and Travel and Miguel Reyna Chief of the Asset Design & Development for Cruise Saudi to learn the recent happenings of Cruise Saudi. Cruise Saudi acts as a one-stop-shop by providing all the information, support, and coordination with l
Join Bill Panoff, CEO of Porthole Cruise and Travel, and Bob Dickinson, Former President of Carnival Cruise Line, to reminisce on Dickinsons’s 51 years of cruising. Come learn some historical facts on cruising and witness how the industry has changed over the years.
Carnival Cruise Line announced today that the company is teaming up with Costa Cruises for a sister brand collaboration. Beginning Spring 2023, guests can set sail with COSTA by CARNIVAL, a collaboration between the two cruise brands where Carnival Cruise Line will operate two Costa Cruises’ s