Alerts about cruise news, reviews and deals plus general musings from USA TODAY Cruise Log blogger Gene Sloan

Cruise insider: The luxury of a Regent Seven Seas ship

usatoday.com — What's it like sailing on one of the world's most luxurious cruise ships? Now you can see for yourself right here at USA TODAY's Cruise Hub. USA TODAY Travel in recent weeks received special access to luxury line Regent Seven Seas' all-suite Seven Seas Mariner, which recently emerged from a major makeover, and we'll be rolling out a six-part video series on the vessel over the next few days.

Deal watch: Buy one cruise, get another free

usatoday.com — MSC Cruises is out with an unusual offer that brings two cruises for the price of one. The Europe-based line says customers who book an all-inclusive package for a Europe voyage on the 3,502-passenger MSC Divina by the end of October can take a second cruise on the ship while it's in the Caribbean for free.

Worker who may have handled Ebola specimen on cruise

wusa9.com — (USA TODAY) -- A health care worker who may have handled a specimen from the Liberian man who died from Ebola in Dallas is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Industry giant Carnival says the U.S.

Worker who may have handled Ebola specimen goes on cruise

wtsp.com — ( USA TODAY) -- A health care worker who may have handled a specimen from the Liberian man who died from Ebola in Dallas is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Industry giant Carnival says the U.S.

First look: New day cruises from Florida to Bimini

usatoday.com — BIMINI, Bahamas -- Always wanted to visit Bimini in the Bahamas? A new fast ferry service to the destination that started up this week from Fort Lauderdale is making it easier. Click through the carousel above for our first photos from the vessel, the 1,500-passenger Resorts World's Bimini SuperFast, which will be operating day cruises to Bimini on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Construction begins on largest Carnival cruise ship ever

khou.com — The 133,500-ton ship will be the 25th in the Carnival fleet A shipyard in Italy today officially began construction on what will be the largest Carnival cruise vessel ever. Carnival says the Fincantieri shipyard near Trieste, Italy, held an official keel-laying ceremony for the 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista, which is scheduled to debut in the spring of 2016.

Construction begins on largest Carnival cruise ship ever

usatoday.com — A shipyard in Italy today officially began construction on what will be the largest Carnival cruise vessel ever. Carnival says the Fincantieri shipyard near Trieste, Italy held an official keel-laying ceremony for the 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista, which is scheduled to debut in the spring of 2016.

Top luxury ship in Galapagos emerges from makeover

usatoday.com — Luxury line Silversea's expedition ship in the Galapagos has emerged from a major, month-long makeover. The overhaul of the 100-passenger Silver Galapagos brought a complete revamp of cabins and corridors, and new decor for the ship's Explorer Lounge.

Photo tour: The allure of Louis Cruises' Cristal

usatoday.com — Thinking about a cruise around Greece or Turkey? Our latest Cruise Ship Tour, in the carousel above, offers a deck-by-deck look at Louis Cruises' Cristal, which is based in the region. In service since 1980, the 25,000-ton vessel will be familiar to Norwegian Cruise Line fans, as it sailed for the company in the 1990s under the name Leeward.

Top tattoo artists to headline cruise for fans

usatoday.com — Tattoo fans, your ship has come in -- literally. Tattoo magazine Rebel Ink has announced plans for what's billed as North America's first tattoo-themed cruise. Kicking off on April 16, 2015, the four-night sailing out of Fort Lauderdale will feature top tattoo artists who will be available to work on passengers.
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Oct 22, 2014

The Compass Rose dining room on @regentcruises' Seven Seas Mariner. More first shots, video: usat.ly/1nyYFza pic.twitter.com/Pm30efrkJT

Oct 22, 2014

Luxe at sea: A revamped suite on @regentcruises' Seven Seas Mariner. More first shots, video: usat.ly/1nyYFza pic.twitter.com/7bybFwbaXu

Oct 22, 2014

We're enjoying @OrlandoChris' live blogging this week from the @tcm theme cruise on the @DisneyCruise Magic. bit.ly/1sPBf7H

Oct 22, 2014

The redone Observation Lounge on @regentcruises' Seven Seas Mariner. More first shots, video: usat.ly/1nyYFza pic.twitter.com/GTsNeUSpJk

Oct 22, 2014

World's most luxurious ship? See our exclusive video tour, photos of @regentcruises' revamped Seven Seas Mariner. bit.ly/1nz1W1s

Oct 22, 2014

JUST POSTED: An exclusive video tour of @regentcruises' recently revamped Seven Seas Mariner. See what changed! usat.ly/1nyYFza

Oct 21, 2014

Sit back, relax: Lounge chairs on new @RWBimini fast ferry from FLL to Bimini. More shots: usat.ly/ZGBqYT pic.twitter.com/rJzyTYpVMq

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