And as the captain of this Porthole ship for a quarter of a century now, it has been my mission to row, row, row this boat gently down every cruise-able stream so we could experience it all together.
As you’ll see in this Special Issue celebration, we’ve charted a pretty incredible course.
For 25 years, we’ve pulled up alongside and boarded every megaship, luxury ship, river ship, expedition ship, and any other type of cruise ship this industry continues to create and revolutionize.
For 25 years, we’ve shared champagne toasts, buffet smorgasbords, poolside refreshments, evening cocktails, celebrity chef ’s specials, decadent desserts, and midnight cravings … all while dreaming of and planning around the next day’s indulgences.
For 25 years, we’ve gone backstage at the best shows; showcased the hottest fashions; highlighted our favorite gadgets, souvenirs, and shopping treasures; met celebrities, Godmothers, and the most interesting people in the world; and confirmed time and time again that the best travel memories are cruise travel memories.
And oh the places we’ve gone! For 25 years, we’ve traveled to Caribbean paradises, Alaskan wildernesses, Mediterranean landmarks, Pacific utopias, Antarctic outposts, and everywhere in-between, veering off-the-beaten path just as often as we’ve set sights on the latest hotspots. And there’s no stopping now! While we couldn’t cram 25 years of cruising into just one issue, we will continue to celebrate this endeavor you love, make even more memories moving forward together, and share it all in a publication you’ll be proud to call your own.
And we will do it merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, because cruise life is but a dream.
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Sipping on the Sand
The unique beach bars near South Florida’s cruise ports are a perfect reflection of the shorelines they represent.
St. Thomas, Sophisticated
A former cruise director revisits the tiny, charming paradise he adored...only to find even more to love.
Traditional Tlingit Tastes
In Hoonah, Alaska, food is about much more than just what's on the plate.
Mardi Gras Déjà Vu?
The ships couldn’t be more different, but the return of the Mardi Gras name to Carnival’s fleet may just bring revolution and renaissance to the line and industry all the same.
A Rising Star in the Art World
Let's Get Physical
Having long marveled at the technology of the high-end workout equipment on the high seas, Porthole goes all in on putting together a home fitness center.
From Russia With Love
Seen throughout Alaska, the matryoshka nesting dolls are as poignantly meaningful as they are increasingly adorable.
CONNOISSEURS OF COZY
Amsterdam has launched a lifestyle based on the convivial concept of gezelligheid: lively, comfortable contentment.
25 Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Cruising
A Milestone, but far from Mission Accomplished...
RIDING THE STORM
THE BEST TIME FOR BIRDERS TO SEE THE FASCINATING STORM PETREL IS DURING A STORM. IN FACT, SOME LEGENDS CLAIM THE SEABIRD CAUSED THE STORM.