Gene Sloan, USA TODAY

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Recent articles by Gene:

Viking Ocean Cruises unveils plans for another epic world sailing

The soon-to-debut Viking Sun will visit 44 ports in 21 countries on a globe-spanning, 128-day voyage. → Read More

New cruise ship Carnival Horizon to have Guy Fieri eatery with working brewery

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Horizon will sail out of New York next summer. → Read More

FEMA charters another cruise ship to house relief workers

The 2,056-passenger Carnival Fascination will be used as a floating hotel in St. Croix. → Read More

FEMA charters another cruise ship to house relief workers

The 2,056-passenger Carnival Fascination will be used as a floating hotel in St. Croix. → Read More

Symphony of the Seas to feature two-deck family suite with slide between floors

To be called the Ultimate Family Suite, the complex will be on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship. → Read More

New Orleans to get its largest cruise ship ever

The 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway will begin sailing from the city in late 2018. → Read More

Carnival to resume sailings from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday

The line canceled voyages from the city in the wake of Hurricane Maria → Read More

Another Carnival cruise ship emerges from major makeover

The 2,130-passenger Carnival vessel is based year-round in Jacksonville, Fla. → Read More

Caribbean cruises: What you need to know in the wake of Irma, Maria

The storms devastated several islands in the Caribbean, but others are unaffected. → Read More

Cruise lines extend aid to hard-hit Caribbean islands

Royal Caribbean and other lines are using ships to deliver relief supplies and evacuate people from Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and elsewhere. → Read More

Cruise ships could be back in St. Thomas by end of October

Despite widespread damage from hurricanes Irma and Maria, officials are pushing to have the island ready for cruise visitors within a month. → Read More

Inside an icon of ocean cruising: Cunard's Queen Mary 2

The Cunard flagship recently underwent a massive makeover. → Read More

Famed Queen Mary 2 to get a new sister as Cunard announces expansion

The historic line will grow to four ships by 2022 with the addition of the as-yet-unnamed, 3,000-passenger vessel. → Read More

Cruises out of San Juan, Puerto Rico in flux in wake of Maria

Royal Caribbean, Carnival and other lines use the city's port as a hub for sailings to the Southern Caribbean. → Read More

Is your Caribbean cruise destination still open? A port-by-port look after Irma, Maria

Which destinations in the Caribbean and The Bahamas are closed to ships for the coming weeks and months? Which remain open? Here's a port-by-port look at the status of significant stops in the region in the wake of Irma and Maria. → Read More

Cruise ships to return to Key West earlier than expected

Royal Caribbean said one of its ships would dock in Key West on Sunday as the destination bounces back faster than expected → Read More

Is your Caribbean cruise destination still open? A port-by-port look after Irma, Maria

It's been a tough few weeks for cruise lines operating in the Caribbean. The one-two punch of hurricanes Irma and Maria already has forced Royal Caribbean, Carnival and several other big players in the region to re-route dozens of sailings, with more itinerary changes in the works. The storms knocked two of the region's busiest cruise ports — Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and Philipsburg, St.… → Read More

Is your Caribbean cruise destination still open? A port-by-port look after Irma, Maria

Which destinations in the Caribbean and The Bahamas are closed to ships for the coming weeks and months? Which remain open? Here's a port-by-port look at the status of significant stops in the region in the wake of Irma and Maria. → Read More

Nearly half of Carnival's fleet now displaced by Irma, Maria

The Caribbean-focused line has announced changes to 13 more voyages on 10 ships scheduled to begin over the next 11 days. → Read More

Is your Caribbean cruise destination still open? A port-by-port look after Irma, Maria

Hurricanes Irma and Maria knocked several major Caribbean ports off cruise line schedules, but there still are plenty of places for ships to go → Read More