Font size: A A A A
Home > TAC Author

Susan Young

Senior Contributing Editor

Susan Young

A veteran of 100-plus cruises, Susan J. Young, is senior contributing editor for cruises – covering ocean, river and niche cruises for Travel Agent 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.

Contact Susan:


Recent Articles By: Susan Young

Princess Cruises is running a “Great Escapes Sale” with up to $1,000 in savings. Seen here is the Regal Princess. How to Sell Cruises as a Holiday Gift Idea
October 26, 2016

Looking to entice clients to buy a cruise as a holiday gift? Here’s everything you need to know.

cruise ships Plan a Cruise Month Is a Springboard to Wave Season
October 24, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association's annual "Plan a Cruise" Month is heading into its final week, as agents piggyback on the industry's support with their own events and promotions. Now it's full steam ahead to Wave Season. We talk to Lorri Christou, CLIA's senior VP of strategic marketing and...more >>

virgin voyages press event First Impressions: Virgin Voyages Positions Itself for Sea Change
October 19, 2016

Travel Agent got a chance to attend a press event with the latest on Virgin’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages. Here are our firsthand impressions.

hurricane Stormy Weather: How Agents Sell Cruises During Hurricane Season
October 17, 2016

Hurricane Matthew blew northward along the Atlantic Coast last week, creating shifts in cruise itineraries. But agents say they successfully sell cruises this time of year through careful explanation of the risks and benefits. Here, three agents who do just that offer their tips and insights.

The Library and Internet Lounge onboard Mekong Pandaw ensures that the guests are well connected. Europe River Cruises Beyond the Rhine
October 10, 2016

France, Portugal and Asia provide alternatives to the traditional Europe river cruises on the Rhine river. Here's everything you need to know.

cruise ship Cruise Lines Re-Route 10 Ships to Avoid Hurricane Matthew
October 3, 2016

Cruise departures from Florida and other East Coast ports are being impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Line have adjusted schedules for 10 ships. Here's the latest.

Cruisers on National Geographic Explorer’s circumnavigation tour will visit such historic sites as Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Cruise Guide: Full-Circle Sailings
September 27, 2016

Whether it’s circling the globe, a region or a continent, here is a good sampling of circumnavigation cruises for travelers to consider.

carnival corp Carnival Corp. Reports Record Quarterly Earnings, Positive Advance Bookings
September 26, 2016

Carnival Corporation reported record third quarter 2016 earnings this morning. Also, cumulative advance bookings for the first half of next year are ahead of the prior year and at considerably higher prices. Here's the latest from the company.

caribbean cruises Caribbean Cruise Season Preview: New Ships, New Port Services
September 26, 2016

The 2016-2017 winter Caribbean cruise season is just a month or so away, so what's new and different? Here's a sampling of developments.

america Holland America Unveils New PBS Partnership With America's Test Kitchen
September 20, 2016

Holland America has unveiled a new culinary partnership with the popular PBS program, America's Test Kitchen. All Culinary Arts Centers will be updated as ATK facilities with a new line-up of ATK classes and workshops. Here's a look at what's planned.

This comprehensive guide begins at Alfava Metraxis and ends at Doctor Who Magazine wins the ACE Press Award 0 Following its record breaking ABC figure earlier this year, Doctor Who Magazine had cause for further celebration at the 2014 ACE Press Awards held viagra bedeutung online apotheke at the Museum of London. This may take a second or two.