Gene Sloan, The Points Guy

Gene Sloan

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Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Gene:

Everything you want to know about cabins and suites on Princess Cruises ships

Is a balcony cabin a must for you when you cruise? Princess Cruises could be your line. → Read More

Princess Cruises extends cancellations for nearly two more months

Princess Cruises is the latest line to reign in plans for a summer restart. → Read More

Breaking: CDC eases mask-wearing rules on cruises — but not for everybody

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is easing up on its stringent mask-wearing rules for cruisers. But just by a little bit. → Read More

The 8 classes of Norwegian Cruise Line ships, explained

Some cruise lines -- Viking, for instance -- have fleets where many of the ships have the same basic design. Norwegian Cruise Line is not one of them. → Read More

This cruise line is betting big on luxury with over-the-top suites and amenities on its new ships

Norwegian Cruise Line is about to up the ante when it comes to the suite life on megaships. → Read More

Cruise giant Carnival extends cancellations for most ships by another month

Cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line is throwing in the towel on a July restart for most of its ships. → Read More

The gas shortage may ruin my trip this week

It's road trip time in the Sloan household. Or, at least, it was until yesterday. → Read More

Norwegian's first ship in nearly 3 years will sail from New York and Florida

Norwegian Cruise Line's next new ship initially will sail in Northern Europe before moving to North America for voyages out of New York City, the line → Read More

Cruise hack: 6 ways to turn a voyage on a mass-market ship into a luxury experience

Luxury lovers have a lot of choices when it comes to cruise ships. → Read More

The 3 classes of Princess Cruises ships, explained

Of the seven big cruise lines that account for the majority of cruises taken by North Americans, Princess Cruises has the simplest fleet. → Read More

‘Preposterous’ new rules from CDC put summer restart in jeopardy, says top cruise executive

The comeback of big-ship cruising out of U.S. ports could be delayed. Again. → Read More

Breaking: Norwegian Cruise Line could pull ships from Florida if rule on vaccine mandates sticks

The world's third largest cruise company is prepared to pull its ships from Florida in the coming months if it has to comply with the state's new law against → Read More

These are all the cruises Americans can do this summer

With just a few exceptions, Americans have been unable to cruise anywhere in the world over the past 13 months, even in places where a limited amount of → Read More

The CDC might require cruisers to wear masks even when sunning by the pool

Planning to be on one of the first cruise ships to resume departures out of a U.S. port? You might have to wear a mask even when you're lounging outside → Read More

'We're back!' Another major cruise line announces restart plans

Add Holland America to the list of cruise lines planning to restart at least some operations by late summer. → Read More

Why you're seeing more all-inclusive fares for Holland America cruises

If you've priced a Holland America cruise in recent weeks, you might have noticed something different. The storied line has added new fares to its reservation → Read More

2 more giant cruise ships just restarted operations in Europe — but there’s a catch

Two more giant cruise ships restarted operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend. But, for now, the trips only are open to local residents. → Read More

Why kids might be banned from cruise ships when cruising restarts

You may have heard that the odds are growing for a summer restart of big-ship cruising out of U.S. ports. But if that's got you thinking about booking a → Read More

Cruise executives are hopeful that sailings from US ports could restart by mid-July

The odds are improving that at least a few big cruise ships could be sailing out of U.S. ports by mid-summer. → Read More

Next Celebrity Cruises ship will be its biggest ever

Celebrity Cruises is going bigger with its next vessel. → Read More