Susan Young

Susan Young

A veteran of 100-plus cruises, Susan J. Young, is senior contributing editor for cruises – covering ocean, river and niche cruises for Luxury Travel Advisor and LuxuryTravelAdvisor.com. She also writes about travel insurance for Travel Agent, contributes to Luxury Travel Advisor and edits two consumer publications, SouthernCruising.com and SouthernTravelNews.com. From 1998 to 2006, she served as Cruise Bureau Chief and Florida Bureau Chief on staff at Travel Agent magazine, based in Florida. Over the years, Susan’s articles have been published in AAA Carolinas, Caribbean Travel & Life, several inflight magazines, Florida Living, Porthole, the Ledger (Lakeland, FL) and Onboard.com, among other publications. Previously, she served as director of public relations-marketing for US Airways; an aviation freelance writer for a McGraw-Hill Aviation Week Group publication ; and a newspaper reporter for the Lancaster Sunday News and Lebanon Daily News, both in PA. In 1998, Susan won the B. F. Goodrich Award as journalist of the year in the aviation maintenance category, as determined by judges from the Royal Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. A former member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), Susan graduated from Millersville University, Millersville, PA.

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Stories by Susan Young

Maiden Calls

World cruise guests can head ashore in 2017-18 to new places. Here are the buzziest to bear in mind.

Sailing in Asia

Looking for authenticity? Voyages in India and Myanmar certainly deliver that, but travelers also will sail in pampered comfort on upscale river ships. Find out how to entice your clients.

Inside Crystal's St. Petersburg Awards Gala

Crystal Cruises treated its top producing agents to a special evening musical concert and private tour at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia last week. We spoke with Edie Rodriguez, Crystal's president, and luxury travel advisors about the grand event and onboard trade gala.

Crystal Plans Major Expansion

Crystal Cruises -- fresh from new ownership by Genting Hong Kong -- said it will order three new luxury ships, as well as introduce new yacht, river and expedition cruising and a luxury jet product. Here's a look at what's planned.

After Sale, New Ship for Crystal Cruises

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki (NYK), Crystal Cruises' parent company since its 1988 inception, has entered into an agreement with Genting Hong Kong (GHK) under which Crystal Cruises will be acquired by GHK for $550 million. GHK also plans a new ship for the luxury line. Get the details here.

Wine Magnets

Quaint destinations in France, Germany, Austria and Portugal await river cruisers.