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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Technology

Dream Vacations Talks New Tech on Tap for 2019

At the Inspire Conference onboard the Norwegian Bliss, Sandi Szalay, vice president of information technology for CruiseOne, Cruises Inc. and Dream Vacations, shared what's next for the brands' tech offerings. Take a look.

Tolkin Tells Cruise Sellers He's Bullish on 2019

Expect a bullish economy and more cruise industry capacity in 2019, but "own the customer" via proactive customer service, Brad Tolkin told CruiseOne, Dream Vacations and Cruises Inc. agents at the group's annual conference Friday. Find out more.
Ritz-Cartlon Yacht Collection Grand Suite

On Site Preview: Suites of the New Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, which floated out its first cruise yacht in Vigo, Spain, this week, is actively negotiating with Spain's Barreras Shipyard on its existing options for the line's second and third ships. Meanwhile, check out our firsthand impressions of the mock-ups for the first ship's Grand and Terrace suites.