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Past articles by Gene:

Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sex

Norwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday denied that a crew member used a British couple's cabin for sex during a recent voyage. → Read More

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line lets furloughed federal workers aboard for free

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line is the latest company to offer freebies for furloughed federal workers. → Read More

Eight ways to save as theme park ticket prices soar

The cost of tickets to Disney World, Universal Orlando and other theme park meccas is soaring. But don't panic. There are plenty of ways to save. → Read More

Three passengers sue Carnival claiming ship tilt left them injured

Cruise giant Carnival is facing a lawsuit from three passengers who claim they were injured when a Carnival ship they were on listed to one side. → Read More

Man leaps from Royal Caribbean ship in video stunt; banned for life

A 27-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash., is finding Internet fame this week with a video of himself jumping from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. → Read More

New Richard Branson-backed cruise line Virgin Voyages to have 'massive' suites

Virgin Voyages, the new cruise line backed by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, will have some of the biggest suites at sea. → Read More

The world's most luxurious cruise ship? This new Regent vessel could be a contender

Luxury line Regent Seven Seas Cruises on Tuesday revealed plans for another super-swanky ship to debut in 2023. → Read More

Royal Caribbean cruise ship to return home early after stomach bug outbreak

One of the world's largest cruise ships is returning to its home port a day ahead of schedule after an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness. → Read More

Upscale line Oceania Cruises orders two new ships for delivery in 2022, 2025

Upscale line Oceania Cruises on Tuesday announced plans for two new ships that will carry roughly 1,200 passengers at double occupancy. → Read More

Carnival Cruise Line delays plan to charge for more room service after backlash

Cruise giant Carnival has pushed back a plan to add charges for more room service items on its ships. → Read More

Outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness on cruise ships near multi-year low

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded just 10 outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness on cruise ships in 2018 – a low level. → Read More

Captain Marvel to appear on select Disney Cruise Line voyages starting Sunday

A live version of the Marvel character Captain Marvel will appear on Disney Magic in coming months as part of the line's Marvel Day at Sea cruises. → Read More

More room service items to come with a charge on Carnival Cruise Line ships

Cruise giant Carnival this week said it would begin charging for nearly all items on its room service menu starting in mid-January. → Read More

USA TODAY preview: The hottest new cruise ships of 2019

With the peak period for cruise bookings – aka Wave Season – just getting underway, USA TODAY Cruises offers a guide to the year's hottest new ships. → Read More

New cruise ships for 2019: Viking Cruises' Viking Jupiter

Viking Cruises in 2019 will unveil its sixth ocean ship, Viking Jupiter. → Read More

New cruise ships for 2019: MSC Cruises' MSC Bellissima

MSC Cruises in 2019 will unveil another giant new vessel, MSC Bellissima. At 171,598 tons, it'll be among the world's six biggest cruise ships. → Read More

New ships for 2019: Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Cruise Line in 2019 will unveil another giant new vessel, Norwegian Encore. At 167,800 tons, it'll be among the world's biggest cruise ships. → Read More

New cruise ships for 2019: Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Panorama

Cruise giant Carnival in 2019 will unveil another large new vessel, the 3,960-passenger Carnival Panorama. It'll be based in Long Beach, California. → Read More

New cruise ships for 2019: Princess Cruises' Sky Princess

Princess Cruises will unveil a new ship in October 2019. To be called Sky Princess, it'll be a sister to the line's three most recent vessels. → Read More

New cruise ships for 2019: MSC Cruises' MSC Grandiosa

MSC Cruises in late 2019 will unveil its biggest ship ever, MSC Grandiosa. → Read More