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Recent articles by Gene:

Norwegian Cruise Line welcomes ship custom-built for China

The 3,883-passenger Norwegian Joy will sail year-round out of Shanghai and Tianjin. → Read More

First look: Inside Norwegian Cruise Line's giant new ship

The 3,850-passenger Norwegian Joy is the first Norwegian ship built for the Chinese market → Read More

Photo tour: The allure of an Avalon Waterways river ship

USA TODAY Cruise goes inside one of Avalon Waterways' 16 vessels in Europe → Read More

Oceania Cruises ship to circle Australia

The 684-passenger Regatta will visit more than a dozen Australian destinations. → Read More

Next Carnival ship to feature Dr. Seuss-themed water park

The 3,934-passenger Carnival Horizon will debut in early 2018 → Read More

Queen Elizabeth II's 91 years, in a cruise lover's eye

The British monarch has launched or named 23 ships, including Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 → Read More

The year's most luxurious new cruise ship christened in Monaco

Silver Muse is luxury line Silversea Cruises' first newly built vessel in seven years → Read More

River line Avalon Waterways plans more Christmas cruises

The voyages offer cruisers the chance to experience Christmas markets in Europe → Read More

Makeover brings bigger cabins to Tauck river ships

The tour company has revamped two of its vessels sailing in France → Read More

Fast-growing Viking Ocean Cruises orders two more ships

The two-year-old line could have eight vessels by 2022 → Read More

First look: Viking River Cruises' new ship in Europe

The 190-passenger Viking Herja is one of two new Viking river vessels → Read More

Latest gee-whiz cruise ship attraction: A Ferrari-themed race track

The two-level course will debut this summer on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Joy → Read More

Cruise crazy: Couple sets record with 200th Carnival sailing

Bernard and Janice Caffary have 30 more voyages booked with the line → Read More

Cruise crazy: Couple sets record with 200th Carnival sailing

Bernard and Janice Caffary have 30 more voyages booked with the line → Read More

Traveling solo? River line Avalon has a deal for you

The line is waiving the 'single supplement' for 2018 on most departures → Read More

'Outlander' author Diana Gabaldon to cruise with fans

The best-selling author will host an Avalon Waterways river cruise on the Danube → Read More

River line Avalon to expand on Mekong with second ship

The 36-passenger Avalon Saigon will debut on the river in September 2018. → Read More

River line Avalon Waterways to add more active cruises

River cruise line Avalon Waterways is expanding its new Active Discovery series of voyages to the Rhine → Read More

UnCruise Adventures adds ship in Alaska

The 88-passenger S.S. Legacy will sail in the state starting in 2018 → Read More

Inside the Carnival ships that made cruising history

USA TODAY takes a nostalgic look back at cruise giant Carnival's now-legendary early ships. → Read More