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

Variety Cruises Looks to Oman, Tahiti and More Ships

Variety Cruises is looking to the Gulf and Tahiti as new sailing regions, plus the small-ship boutique line would like to add a 50-passenger and a 100-passenger ship to its fleet, which could allow it to sail to the Baltic, Japan and beyond. Here's more on what's planned.

Female Cruise Execs Talk Leadership at Seatrade Panel

Immediately following the “State of the Industry” discussion, three top female cruise line presidents took the stage for the first “Rise of Female Leadership in the Cruise Industry” keynote roundtable session. Here's a look at the discussion.

CLIA CEO: Cruise Travel Up 6.7 Percent

At this year's Seatrade Cruise Global, Kelly Craighead, the new president and CEO, Cruise Lines International Association, gave an update on the continued growth of the cruise industry. More here.

Your Guide to U.S. River and Great Lakes Cruises

North Americans not eager to hop on an international flight and risk delays and flight woes, or simply feeling more comfortable staying closer to home, are re-discovering American rivers and the Great Lakes. Here's what's new for this year and beyond.