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Recent articles by Gene:

Avalon Waterways fleet to be all 'suite ships' by 2019

All of the line's vessels soon will be of the same 'suite ship' design. → Read More

Luxury line Silversea touts first world cruise to all seven continents

The 140-day trip will include stops at 62 ports in 32 countries. → Read More

Royal Caribbean plans massive overhaul of private island CocoCay

The 125-acre beach hideaway will be completely transformed with the addition of a massive water park, new eateries, pool areas and more. → Read More

Viking has plans for at least 24 more river cruise ships

Viking chairman Torstein Hagen revealed plans for rapid growth during a presentation in Shanghai. → Read More

Photo tour: The elegance of a Holland America cruise ship

USA TODAY offers a deck-by-deck look at the 1,848-passenger Oosterdam, one of four Vista Class ships. → Read More

Reader poll: Are these cruise ships ugly or awesome?

Passenger ships in recent years have been getting bigger and boxier. Does that make them less appealing to the eye? → Read More

River cruise giant Viking soon could dominate upscale ocean cruising, too

Since debuting in 2015, Viking's ocean cruise division has grown rapidly and now operates four ships. It plans 12 more by 2027. → Read More

Fast-growing Viking names fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, in Shanghai

The 930-passenger vessel is a sister the line's first three ships. → Read More

March route roundup: Where cruise lines are adding sailings

Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America and Carnival are among the cruise lines that have announced new deployments in recent weeks. → Read More

New Windstar Cruises route offers in-depth look at Thailand, Malaysia

The 11-night itinerary will include an in-depth look at Malaysia with four stops in the country. → Read More

Viking Ocean Cruises reveals plans for six more ships

The fast-growing line has unveiled four ships since debuting in 2015 and now has agreements for 12 more. → Read More

MSC Seaside: Inside the giant new MSC Cruises ship that is turning heads

Based year-round in Miami, the latest vessel from Europe-based MSC Cruises has been specifically designed to appeal to American cruisers. → Read More

Disney Cruise Line to offer first voyage to Northern Ireland

Disney Cruise Line to offer first voyage to Northern Ireland → Read More

Disney Cruise Line to offer first voyage to Northern Ireland

Belfast is one of seven new European ports on the schedule at Disney for 2019. → Read More

Cruise insider: The wide range of excursions available on a Crystal Cruises voyage

USA TODAY Cruises offers a peek at the wide range of shore tours available on a Crystal Cruises sailing. → Read More

Queen Latifah to christen giant new Carnival cruise ship

The Grammy Award-winning musical artist and actress will preside over a ceremony scheduled for May in New York. → Read More

Cruise insider: A taste of the epic 'overland adventures' available on Crystal ships

USA TODAY offers an insider's look at one of Crystal Cruises' multi-day 'overland adventures' in South Africa. → Read More

Carnival Cruise Line deploys a second ship to Cuba runs

The line's 2,052-passenger Carnival Sensation will begin sailing to Cuba from Miami. → Read More

Cruise Insider: The allure of a world voyage on a Crystal Cruises ship

USA TODAY offers an exclusive peek inside the epic, 114-day world voyage that Crystal Cruises is operating this year on the Crystal Symphony. → Read More

Cruise insider: A taste of luxury living on a Crystal Cruises ship

The 848-passenger Crystal Symphony recently emerged from a massive makeover that brought expansive new suites and new eateries. → Read More