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Recent articles by Gene:

The sexiest ship at sea? Top designer goes curvy with Seabourn Encore

Noted designer Adam Tihany brought a new, yacht-like feel to Seabourn's latest ship → Read More

The Force returns to sea: More 'Star Wars' cruises coming in 2018

Disney Cruise Line will operate 15 sailings with Star Wars-themed days during the year → Read More

Biggest Carnival ship ever to call Texas home

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista debuted in May and currently sails out of Miami. → Read More

Seabourn boss: More ships means more diverse itineraries

The line this month is celebrating the arrival of its fourth vessel → Read More

Giant new Norwegian ship to sail from Miami

The 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss will spend winters in the Caribbean → Read More

First look: Inside luxury line Seabourn's swanky new ship

The 600-passenger Seabourn Encore was christened Saturday in Singapore → Read More

An Encore performance: Soprano Sarah Brightman names new luxury ship

The 600-passenger Seabourn Encore is luxury line Seabourn's biggest vessel ever → Read More

Bite into this: Another 'MasterChef' cruise in the works

Winners of three of the Fox show's seven seasons will be aboard the seven-night sailing → Read More

The giant is on the move: World's largest cruise ship begins new itinerary

San Juan is the latest destination for Royal Caribbean's 226,963-ton Harmony of the Seas. → Read More

Preview: The hottest new cruise ships of 2017

It'll be relatively thin year for new ocean vessels, but there are several of note. → Read More

New cruise ships for 2017: MSC Meraviglia

The 4,500-passenger vessel will be the biggest ever from MSC Cruises → Read More

New cruise ships for 2017: MSC Seaside

The 4,140-passenger MSC Cruises vessel is being custom-built for the Caribbean. → Read More

New cruise ships for 2017: Viking Sky and Viking Sun

The 930-passenger vessels are the third and fourth for fast-growing Viking Ocean Cruises → Read More

New cruise ships for 2017: Silver Muse

The 596-passenger vessel will be luxury line Silversea's largest ever → Read More

New cruise ships for 2017: National Geographic Quest

The 100-passenger vessel from Lindblad Expeditions will sail in Alaska and Central America → Read More

Giant ships, new destinations: The biggest cruise stories of 2016

From the launch of the world's largest ship to new Cuba trips, it was a year of milestones → Read More

Could Harvest Caye be the Caribbean's new cruising hot spot?

Unveiled in November, the resort-like island hub serves as a gateway to Belize → Read More

Deal watch: Small-ship line Azamara rolls out promotion

The small-ship line's Wave Season offer will be available through March → Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line begins taking bookings for Cuba voyages

Norwegian Cruise Line's first cruises to Cuba are now open for bookings. The Miami-based line on Tuesday began taking reservations for the recently announced, four-day sailings from Miami to the island nation, which will kick off on May 1. The trips will take place on the 2,004-passenger Norwegian Sky, which will become the biggest vessel traveling between the USA and Cuba. Five of the voyages… → Read More

First look: The Caribbean's newest cruise destination, Harvest Caye

The newly developed, 78-acre island playground will serve as a gateway to Belize → Read More