Talking Star Plus-Class Yachts with Chris Prelog of Windstar Cruises
Have you ever seen the shows where the CEO of a major company goes undercover and spends the day working like one of the regular employees to see what it’s like? The new President of Windstar Cruises won’t have to participate in a show like that because he already knows what it’s l
Interview with Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz
He’s been Carnival Corporation’s chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Cunard North America. He’s been a partner at a global business management company and has degrees from the University of Chicago and Harvard Business School. Now, Josh Leibowitz finds himself
Introducing Silversea Origin
In these days of cancelled sailings, delayed inaugurals and postponed launches, it’s almost unheard of to hear of a new ship…but today we welcome the intimate Silver Origin, the latest addition to Silversea Cruises’ luxury fleet and, with just 100 passengers and remote and uncrowded destinatio
Eco Oceans: Scenic Eclipse Offers Fresh Greens on Blue Seas
According to Executive Chef Tom Goetter, Scenic Eclipse has 2,500 different recipes across its eight restaurants. But when you’re spending multiple days in remote, frozen tundras and rugged fjords, how do you keep ingredients fresh? Thanks to the ship’s Urban Cultivator, guests can enjoy fresh p
Emerald Azzurra … What a Gem!
The Monthly Mantra Worth the Wait! … Worth the Wait! … Worth the Wait! There are lots and lots of big things coming our way this year — Virgin’s Scarlet Lady, Celebrity Apex, Carnival Mardi Gras, P&O’s Iona, Princess’ Enchanted Princess, Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Sea
Let Coral Adventurer Take You Way Down Under
The expedition cruise market is set to grow by nearly three-dozen ships by 2024. Small but increasingly sophisticated ships are destined for polar regions and well beyond, catering to well-heeled baby boomers looking for new experiences — whether natural or cultural. Enter the Aussies, specificall
American Cruise Line’s American Constellation
I’ve always been an equal-opportunity cruiser. From the world’s largest ocean-going ships to the smallest hotel river barge, I’ve never met a ship I didn’t like. Each has its own character and its own draw. And while the biggies are great for nonstop onboard action, small ships boast their o
Small-Ship Cruising: So Civilized, So Celestyal!
Although brought up in San Francisco, I never forget that I was born in Greece. Like many Greek-Americans, I was raised to be “Greek first.” I have fond memories of my earliest pilgrimages as a young teen backpacking around Greece with wide-eyed wanderlust. I’ve traversed the cultu
Ultimate Adventure: Traveling to Alaska
Aboard big ships, you’ll see Alaska. With UnCruise Adventures, you’ll experience it. That’s what makes traveling to Alaska an experience in and of itself. Get up close and personal with nature – kayak in hidden coves, hike around glaciers, distinguish the flora and fauna R
All Ships Great AND SMALL!
If you follow my cruise escapades, it’s obvious that size doesn’t matter to me. It’s not that I’m not impressed by a ship with a bowling alley, ice skating rink, elaborate shows, or robot bartenders — I am. But I don’t need those types of accoutrements to make my cruise fantasies come
In Brief: Costa’s New Look, Ritz-Carlton itineraries, and more….
Cruise News – Apr. 13, 2018 To mark the line’s 70th anniversary, Costa Cruises is introducing new livery – in the form of a stylized Italian flag curving underneath the ship’s name in larger, more decorative lettering. The new look has already debuted on Costa Mediterranea, and will soon be
Is Yachting the New Cruising?
Last week, Porthole Cruise Magazine attended Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise industry’s largest event complete with information, networking, and news from the cruise lines themselves where we saw more than one yacht cruise on display. Sailing to remote, underdeveloped, stunning regions of the w
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
Cruise Deal of the Week – Jan. 12, 2018
UnCruise Adventures is offering discounts of $225 per person or $450 per couple – and $100 in shipboard credit – on 7-night Alaska cruises on SS Legacy or Safari Endeavour. Book by February 28. Contact UnCruise Adventures or your travel agent for more.
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 5, 2018
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jan. 5, 2018 American Cruise Lines has become a national underwriter for the iconic PBS series Washington Week, a roundtable discussion that’s been dissecting national news story once a week since 1967. “There is a certain synergy between our cruise itinerarie
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 17, 2017
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Nov. 17, 2017 American Cruise Lines has announced the name for the first ship in its Modern Riverboat Series: American Song. The unique ship will be wider, faster, quieter, and more environmentally friendly than any other ship in the industry. American Song is slated
Cruise Deals of the Week – Nov. 17, 2017
Cruise Deals of the Week – Nov. 17, 2017 Deal One: Princess Cruises is opening the holiday season with its annual Cyber Sale. Between November 17 and 29, take advantage of either the Sail Soon offer, saving up to $1,000 per stateroom on winter 2017-spring 2018 cruises, or the Sail Later offer, wit
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 13, 2017
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 13, 2017 Guy Fieri, whose burger joints are already big hits on 19 Carnival Cruise Line ships, is opening something different on Carnival Horizon – Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse, offering smoked-on-board barbecue and craft beers br
Cruise Deal of the Week – Oct. 13, 2017
Cruise Deal of the Week – Oct. 13, 2017 Small-ship operator American Cruise Lines is offering Complimentary Pre-Cruise Packages on popular 2018 itineraries: the Mississippi River from New Orleans, St. Louis, St. Paul, Pittsburg, and Memphis; Columbia and Snake Rivers from Portland or Clarkson; or
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 23, 2017
Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Jun. 23, 2017 Viking Cruises’ third ocean ship, Viking Sky, was officially christened during a public celebration in Tromsø, Norway. The 930-guest, 47,800-ton Viking Sky navigated into the Tromsø harbor on June 22, where she received a warm welcome from flag-w