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Recent articles by Gene:

Even David Hasselhoff now has his own cruise

The actor will sail with fans on a Costa ship in November → Read More

Holland America drops calls in Acapulco over security concerns

The Mexican resort destination has been plagued by gang-related violence → Read More

Cunard's Queen Victoria to get a makeover

The $40 million overhaul of the Queen Victoria will include a new category of cabins. → Read More

Cunard to offer first Alaska cruise in years

The 27-night sailing will include stops in Japan as well as Alaska. → Read More

Photo tour: The elegance of a Celebrity Cruises ship

USA TODAY offers a deck-by-deck tour of the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice. → Read More

Norwegian Cruise Line to hike service charge

The increase comes in the wake of higher fees at Holland America, Carnival and Princess → Read More

Cruise ship tours: Disney Dream, Fantasy compared

While sharing many features, Disney's two newest vessels have a range of differences → Read More

Construction of giant new Carnival ship hits milestone

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Horizon will debut in 2018 → Read More

5 things to love about the new Viking Sky

Viking Ocean Cruises' third ship will sail in Europe and the Caribbean → Read More

Here's where you'll be able to cruise on world's biggest ship Symphony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's record-size Symphony of the Seas debuts in April 2018 → Read More

Overhaul of Disney Fantasy to bring new kiddie areas, more

The 2,500-passenger Disney Cruise Line ship will enter a dry dock in May for upgrades. → Read More

New Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas cruise ship will be the world's largest

Debuting in 2018, Symphony of the Seas will have room for more than 6,700 passengers → Read More

Disney to offer new British Isles itinerary

The seven-night sailing will be shorter than Disney's past Britain trips → Read More

Peek inside the last of the great ocean liners

USA TODAY profiles four legendary ships that still can be found around the globe → Read More

New French menu on Viking ship is showcase for top chef

The Anthony's French Bistro tasting menu debuts this month on Viking Sky. → Read More

First look: Inside Viking's new ocean ship, Viking Sky

The 930-passenger vessel will be christened in June in Norway. → Read More

A third ship for Viking Ocean Cruises debuts in Italy

The 930-passenger Viking Sky is a sister to the fast-growing line's first two vessels. → Read More

100 days until arrival of giant MSC Cruises ship

At 167,600-tons, MSC Meraviglia will be the fast-growing line's largest ship ever. → Read More

Third Carnival ship in a month emerges from makeover

The 2,052-passenger Carnival Sensation sails year-round out of Miami. → Read More

Holland America plans hefty hike to service charges

The daily fee added to passenger bills will jump by 8% to 10% starting in May. → Read More