Gene Sloan, The Points Guy

Gene Sloan

The Points Guy

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Gene:

26 cruise secrets from a cruising expert that will blow your mind

Psst! Don't tell anyone, but I have a secret for you: If you want to avoid the breakfasttime crowds at the buffet on Celebrity Cruises' new Edge-class ships, → Read More

Great Lakes cruise guide: Best itineraries, planning tips and things to do

The Great Lakes probably isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think of cruising. But in recent years, the region has grown enormously as a cruise → Read More

Worried about getting stuck overseas on your next trip? This cruise line thinks it has the answer

Are you looking for a way to travel overseas without risking a COVID-19 quarantine at the end of your trip? Holland America thinks it has the answer. → Read More

So long, solitude: The world's biggest cruise ships are getting more crowded by the week

The world's biggest cruise ships are back to sailing mostly full. → Read More

The biggest cruise ship ever built is about to sail its first voyages in Europe

It's Europe's turn to welcome the new world's largest cruise ship. → Read More

5 things to love about Azamara Onward, the new cruise ship from upscale line Azamara

Editor’s note: TPG’s Gene Sloan accepted a free trip from Azamara to attend a preview event over the weekend for its new cruise ship, Azamara Onward. The → Read More

Why the addition of a new ship is a big deal for upscale cruise line Azamara

Editor’s note: TPG’s Gene Sloan accepted a free trip from Azamara to attend a preview event over the weekend for the line's new ship, Azamara Onward. The → Read More

Viking's cruise loyalty program: Everything you need to know about the Viking Explorer Society

Does Viking Cruises have a loyalty program? Yes, but it's not like most other cruise line loyalty programs. → Read More

Could cruise ships eventually run off nuclear power? This company is working on it

Nuclear-powered ships could be coming to the world of cruising — but with a twist. → Read More

Romance alert: A new upscale cruise ship soon will be operating in French Polynesia

There's some big news for travelers looking for a romantic getaway in French Polynesia: Small-ship specialist Windstar Cruises soon will deploy one of its → Read More

Planning a Baltic cruise for 2023? Cruise lines have begun to cancel sailings more than a year out

It looks like the cruise industry's recent pullback from the Baltics will continue into 2023. → Read More

Is the Asia cruise season in jeopardy? At least one line is pulling out

One of the world's biggest cruise lines has canceled all its Asia cruises for the rest of the year and the first half of 2023, citing the continued → Read More

Canada on Saturday will see something it hasn't seen in more than 900 days — a cruise ship

Add Canada to the list of countries that are finally back on the map for cruisers. → Read More

Brace yourself, Carnival Cruise Line fans: You're about to pay more for everything from drinks to dining

Bad news, Carnival Cruise Line fans: You're about to pay more for everything from drinks to Wi-Fi when sailing on the brand's ships. → Read More

The ultimate guide to Viking cruise ships and itineraries

There are some cruise lines that try to be all things to all people. Viking isn't one of them. → Read More

Viking cruise cabins and suites: A guide to everything you want to know

Is a balcony something you can't live without when staying in a cabin on a cruise ship? Viking could be your line. → Read More

The 3 types of Viking cruise ships, explained

Viking is unusual among major cruise lines in that it operates both ocean ships and river ships. But despite this, it has one of the easiest-to-understand → Read More

Uh-oh, cruisers: The dreaded fuel surcharge is back

Bad news, cruisers: The dreaded fuel surcharge is officially back. → Read More

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

Fast-growing Viking has one of the most diverse arrays of itineraries of any cruise line. → Read More

Deal watch: Royal Caribbean launches kids cruise free promotion

It's deal time for cruisers traveling with kids. But you've got to act fast. → Read More