Gene Sloan, The Points Guy

Gene Sloan

The Points Guy

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Gene:

Despite the industry's successful restart, the pandemic has claimed another cruise line

Add riverboat operator Pandaw to the list of cruise companies that are shutting down for good due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Royal Caribbean just announced the most epic around-the-world cruise ever

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean is known for doing things big. So, it perhaps should come as no surprise that its first around-the-world cruise would be → Read More

How fast is the internet on the new Virgin Voyages cruise ship Scarlet Lady? We put it to the test

Looking for a cruise ship with internet service fast enough to let you do video calls with your friends back home and maybe watch a Netflix movie or two? → Read More

Virgin Voyages says it's too cool for buffets. But guess what I just found on its first ship

Clearly, I am on the wrong ship. → Read More

You can order a 'secret' steak at the vegetarian restaurant on the new Virgin Voyages ship — but don't

I leaned over to my waiter at Razzle Dazzle, one of the hot new restaurants on the new Virgin Voyages ship Scarlet Lady, and whispered in a conspiratorial tone. → Read More

Virgin Voyages finally is starting up cruises out of Miami after more than a year of delays

The much-awaited start to Virgin Voyages sailings out of Florida finally is at hand. → Read More

Why you've got it all wrong if you think new cruise line Virgin Voyages is just for millennials

Bad news, millennials: Virgin Voyages, the hip new cruise line backed by Richard Branson, isn't just for you. → Read More

Windstar Cruises targets luxury travelers with more all-inclusive fares

Small-ship specialist Windstar Cruises is rolling out a new fare option for cruisers who hate paying for lots of little extras while on ships. → Read More

Luxury cruise lines eye customers who want to travel in a 'more purposeful way'

Get ready for even more luxury cruises that are as much about getting access to unique and transformational experiences as they are about pampering. → Read More

2 of the biggest cruise companies specializing in US sailings are merging

Two of the five biggest cruise companies specializing in small-ship voyages in U.S. waters are merging. → Read More

Cruise line CEOs: Challenges for industry remain, but 'future is bright' for cruising

The cruise industry already is well on its way to recovery after a year that saw almost no cruising, and the next few months will bring even more of a rebound. → Read More

Why I'm only using miles right now to fly to Europe

A few weeks ago, my wife and I almost had to cancel flights to Portugal with just a few hours' notice. And these weren't "cheap" flights. We were flying → Read More

Why I feel safer now on a cruise ship than in my home town

Maybe I should just move onto a cruise ship full time. → Read More

I’ve sailed on 7 cruises in North America and Europe in the last few months; here are 8 things I’ve learned

Cruise ships may finally be operating again in much of the world. But not everything about cruising is back to normal. → Read More

How fast is the internet on a Crystal Cruises ship? We put it to the test

Looking for an expedition cruise ship with internet service fast enough to let you do video calls with your office back home? → Read More

The world’s newest cruise ship doesn’t need motors to get around (though it has them just in case)

This might just be the most eco-friendly new cruise ship of the year. → Read More

First look: Crystal Endeavor, the stylish new expedition cruise ship from luxury line Crystal Cruises

Editor's note: TPG's Gene Sloan is sailing on Crystal Cruises' Crystal Endeavor as a guest of the line. The opinions expressed below are entirely his and → Read More

5 amazing adventures you can take on Crystal Cruises’ swanky new expedition ship

Editor's note: TPG's Gene Sloan is sailing on Crystal Cruises' Crystal Endeavor as a guest of the line. The opinions expressed below are entirely his and → Read More

A Disney cruise without little kids? The lengths the line is going to so it can keep sailing

Have you always wanted to sail on a Disney Cruise Line ship that wasn't overrun with kids? Now's your chance. → Read More

Exclusive: You could get a free voyage with this Windstar Cruises 'treasure hunt'

Windstar Cruises has cooked up something fun to celebrate the comeback of cruising -- a "treasure hunt" that has a free cruise as a prize. → Read More