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

On Site Tips From AmaStella for 2019's Holiday Cruise

While the holidays are over, they'll be here again in just 11 months. Now is a good time to begin positioning a Christmas Markets cruise or holiday river sailing with clients. Travel Agent sailed on AmaStella last month and here are our gleanings and tips.
Carnival Paradise docked in Havana Cuba

Carnival Puts Room Service Fees "On Hold" -- For Now

After confirming last week that it would begin charging for room service (except continental breakfast), Carnival Cruise Line has put the brakes on that immediate change, saying it's taking more time to review and make adjustments. Here's the latest.

Opinion: Rocking at Sea at on Nieuw Statendam

Our cruise editor, Susan J. Young, sailed on Holland America's Nieuw Statendam earlier this month in Europe. Check out our original photos and first impressions about the onboard experience, including the Rolling Stone Rock Room.
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Social Media Stars: Who Innovates at Major Cruise Lines?

Travel Agent's December cover story profiles "The Most Innovative People in Cruise Travel." As part of that portfolio of excellence, here's a trio of innovative social media stars from Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International.