Susan J. Young

Susan J. Young
Senior Contributing Editor

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 TravelAgentCentral.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 J. Young

Aerial view of Philipsburg in Saint Maarten

Cruise Execs Talk Caribbean Recovery, One Year Later

FCCA's Chairman Adam Goldstein, CLIA's Global Chairman Arnold Donald and FCCA President Michele Paige spoke to journalists on a conference call Thursday to discuss the status of the eastern Caribbean's recovery from Hurricane Irma damage last year. Get a cruise update, plus island-by-island details, here.

AQSC Will Launch American Countess

American Queen Steamboat Company has purchased the hull of a former gaming boat, soon to be rebuilt by Gulf Marine into an essentially new vessel, American Countess. Learn what's planned as well as tips from trade sources on how to tap into the American river cruise marketplace.
Pacific Princess

Pacific Princess Rescues Three

Guests on Princess Cruises’ Pacific Princess who were coming to the conclusion of a week-long cruise around the British Isles on Saturday had a bit more in the way of excitement than anticipated. Here's what happened.