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 She also writes about travel insurance for Travel Agent, contributes to Luxury Travel Advisor and edits two consumer publications, and 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, 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

Cruising Germany

A cruise through Germany is less about the Rhine and the Mosel and more about the fascinating cultural hot spots, Rudesheim and Bernkastel-Kues.

Queen Elizabeth Arrives

The latest entrant to Cunard’s fleet is the 2,068-passenger Queen Elizabeth with nine different types of staterooms and suites.

Cruising Mexico

A cruise along Mexico’s Pacific coast has surprises in store for even those luxury travelers who claim to have "been there, done that."

Cruising Italy

Looking for a Mediterranean cruise for your clients? You can’t go wrong on these historical and cultural showpieces along the Italian coast.

Greening the Oceans

While there is still room for improvement, today’s cruise ships are energy-efficient and more environmentally friendly than their counterparts of the past.