Gene Sloan, The Points Guy

Gene Sloan

The Points Guy

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Gene:

You'll never guess where you can find the cheapest Carnival and Princess cruises right now

Two of North America's biggest cruise lines are offering notably low rates for sailings in a far-off land. → Read More

Aman Resorts to join Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons in getting into luxury cruising

The luxury resort company plans a 50-suite vessel that will debut by 2026. → Read More

The 5 best destinations you can visit on a Seabourn cruise ship

Despite having just six ships, the small luxury line operates voyages to more than 100 countries on all seven continents, from North America and Europe to Australia and Antarctica. → Read More

Cruise deal alert: This new Amex offer will let you double dip on savings

A new targeted cruise promotion for American Express cardholders can bring significant savings. → Read More

Another cruise line gets on board with boozy ice cream

On Thursday, Margaritaville at Sea became the third cruise brand in the last two years to begin touting the availability of spiked ice cream concoctions on its vessels, joining Virgin Voyages and Royal Caribbean. → Read More

Deal alert: Get free tours worth thousands of dollars with this extended cruise line offer

River cruise line AmaWaterways is extending an offer that can get you a two- to four-night land tour completely free. → Read More

Deal alert: 7-night cruises with Celebrity starting at $239

As part of an aggressive new promotion, Celebrity Cruises is offering fares for seven-night sailings at extraordinarily low rates — as little as $239 per person. → Read More

Deal alert: Save up to 35% on a cruise with this new Amex offer

A new targeted promotion for American Express cardholders can bring significant savings for cruisers. → Read More

Silversea Cruises Venetian Society loyalty program: Everything you need to know

The Silversea Cruises Venetian Society loyalty program offers some amazing perks to cruising regulars, including discounted and free cruises. → Read More

Regent's Seven Seas Society cruise loyalty program: Everything you need to know

The Seven Seas Society loyalty program offers some great perks to cruising regulars, including discounted cruises. → Read More

Deal watch: Norwegian Cruise Line drops rates as low as $37 a day for close-in departures

Rates for a few of the Miami-based line's close-in departures are lower on a per-day basis than anything available from rivals Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean. → Read More

Shifting focus: This cruise line is betting bigger on long cruises and unusual itineraries

Fans of longer sailings and out-of-the-box itineraries are about to get a lot more options from Holland America in 2023 and beyond. → Read More

Cruise giant Carnival joins Princess, Norwegian in sharply hiking service fees

Carnival Cruise Line is joining Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Holland America in hiking the service fees it add to customer bills. → Read More

Inside Passage to Arctic Circle: Cruise Alaska for a month with this epic new itinerary

Holland America is out with an epic Alaska itinerary that includes stops all across the state. → Read More

The 3 types of Oceania Cruises ships, explained

The Oceania Cruises fleet can be broken down into three distinct classes of ships. Here's a guide to each of the classes so you can choose the best ship for your style. → Read More

Parent company of Carnival, Princess, Holland America is dialing back new cruise ship orders

Carnival Corporation CEO Josh Weinstein says the company could go an entire year without unveiling a single new cruise vessel. → Read More

New twist on cruise deals: This line will knock 20% off your fare if you pay in full now

In a limited-time offer, Silversea Cruises is lowering prices for customers who choose a nonrefundable fare and pay in full. → Read More

One of the world's biggest cruise lines is finally restarting sailings from Texas

Princess Cruises is joining Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line and Disney Cruise Line in sailing from Galveston, Texas. → Read More

Yet another major cruise line to hike service charges in the new year

Holland America is joining Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line in raising gratuity fees for 2023. → Read More

Cruise deal alert: Virgin Voyages just unveiled its 'most inclusive offer' ever

The startup cruise line backed by Richard Branson is out early with a Wave Season promotion that brings a lot of value. → Read More