Buddy On Board – We’ve been friends for 40 years. Our first cruise together should be just fine … right?
Monday Mantra A New Shipmate!…A New Shipmate!…A New Shipmate! Buddy On Board We’ve been friends for 40 years. Our first cruise together should be just fine … right? “Will there be fat people on the ship?” “Are you bringing pantyhose?” “Is there somewhere I can go and read a
Porthole Cruise News Briefs Oct. 2, 2015 Three lines will be showing a new face to passengers in the near future. Queen Mary 2, in May and June 2016, will be updating Queens Grill and Princess Grill suites and restaurants to maximize living space and offer more intimate dining spaces. The “Reimagi
Porthole’s Five Faves Best Senior Perks If wisdom comes with age, then perhaps no one needs this article less than the older cruisers we celebrate today Today is International Day of Older Persons, so let us be the first to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all elders who have contributed posit
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Sept. 25, 2015 Puerto Vallarta is ready to host the 21st International Gourmet Festival, welcoming more than 30 renowned chefs and more than 400,000 food fans for seven days of a-la-carte dining, gourmet safaris, wine tasting, and chef’s tables from November 16
So You Wanna Be A Cruise Writer? – If there’s one thing those muster drills teach us, it’s to always be ready.
Monday Mantra The Write Stuff…The Write Stuff…The Write Stuff… So You Wanna Be A Cruise Writer? If there’s one thing those muster drills teach us, it’s to always be ready. A lot of people ask me how I got into freelance cruise writing. In my case, I simply answered the phone. And it was a
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Sept. 18, 2015 A&K has announced a new Arctic cruise, Iceland & Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings, for 2016. The 12-day cruise aboard Le Boreal will sail round-trip from Reykjavik, Iceland, to the the Westman Islands, The Denmark Strait, Skjoldungen
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A First Look at Norwegian Escape Cruise News – Sept. 18, 2015 During a hardhat tour of Norwegian Escape at the Meyer Werft shipyard in a cool and partly cloudy Papenburg, Germany, Norwegian Cruise Line president, Andy Stuart, was thinking sunny Caribbean. Asked what he likes best about Norwegi
Myanmar’s Strand Hotel to Launch Its First Cruise on the Ayeyarwady River | Cruise News – Sept. 17, 2015
Myanmar’s Strand Hotel to Launch Its First Cruise on the Ayeyarwady River Cruise News – Sept. 17, 2015 The Strand Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, will launch its first cruise this winter on the Ayeyarwady River. The Strand Cruise will feature 27 cabins and suites and boast all the features guests
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Porthole Cruise News Briefs Sept. 11, 2015 Princess Cruises has teamed up with Amazon’s Kindle Love Stories to bring you a series of stories each inspired by the authors’ own experience sailing to the Caribbean with Princess. Aboard the 5-day November 3, 2015, cruise on Regal Princess, the new p
Crystal Cruises Unveils Culinary Concept for Crystal Esprit Cruise News – Sept. 8, 2015 Crystal Yacht Cruises, the luxury yachting experience that is part of Crystal Cruises’ major expansion plans, has unveiled the culinary offerings aboard its upcoming 62-guest Crystal Esprit. The concept w
Monday Mantra Prepare for Takeoff…Prepare for Takeoff…Prepare for Takeoff… Full Uptight Position The worst thing about a luxury cruise? The flight to get there. Countdown! A week from tomorrow, I’m off to Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2, rated the world’s best cruise ship by Berlitz. And already,
Porthole’s Monday Mantra BYOB…BYOB…BYOB! Top Shelf Cover to cover and stem to stern, there’s no better friend on board. I’m bringing my own. And I don’t care how heavy it is and I don’t care if I don’t finish it, I refuse to board a ship to find a limited or lackluster selection. Wai
Porthole Cruise News Briefs Aug. 28, 2015 Regent Seven Seas Cruises recently revealed mockups of the new suites aboard Seven Seas Explorer (summer 2016). With an intricate design inspired by sapphire jewelry, 55 Penthouse Suites feature brilliant blue accents; handcrafted, custom-made furnishings;
The World Is My Oyster! – Flights of fancy are fine, and trains of thought will get you there eventually … but what can beat a cruise around the world?
Porthole’s Monday Mantra Let’s Pretend … Let’s Pretend … Let’s Pretend … The World Is My Oyster! Flights of fancy are fine, and trains of thought will get you there eventually … but what can beat a cruise around the world? I’m going on a World Cruise! Actually, I’m not, but I wan
Porthole Cruise News Briefs Aug. 21, 2015 MSC Cruises has revealed plans to make its first sailing to China. The newly renovated, 65,000 grt MSC Lirica will call on Shanghai, China’s largest megalopolis, on May 1, 2016. The visit will wind up a 60-day round-the-world Grand Voyage departing on Ma
Porthole Cruise News Briefs Aug. 14, 2015 Carnival Cruise Line is upping its online game, increasing Internet access on board by widening access to its social media package fleetwide. They’re also spreading Carnival Breeze’s popular onboard app to five additional ships by the end of the year, th
Porthole‘s Five Faves Good Things Come in Small Packages Discovering five joys of river cruising aboard S.S. Catherine Despite the good fortune of having experienced 500-plus ocean cruises spanning 15 years as a cruise director, I was eager to embrace the relatively new trend of river cruising
Royal Caribbean Introduces Royal Suite Class Cruise News – Aug. 11, 2015 Royal Caribbean International has announced a new Royal Suite Class, which will allow guests to experience a range of innovative accommodations and a variety of luxury benefits and amenities based on three tiered service