Sherry Laskin

Sherry is editor and creator of CruiseMaven.com. With a focus on cruises and trains, she's an avid proponent of solo and slow travel. Her mission is to entertain, inspire and encourage readers to experience the joys of ocean cruises, river cruises and train travel.

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7 Tips If You Plan to Book Your Own Shore Excursions

7 Tips If You Plan to Book Your Own Shore Excursions

Reserving your own shore excursions can be daunting… especially if it’s your first time. Whether it’s your first visit to a new … View Post
Seven Stateroom Locations You Want to Avoid

Seven Stateroom Locations You Want to Avoid

Someone’s gotta get a stateroom location near the disco, but why you? A quick read through cruise lines’ glossy brochures and flashy websites … View Post
Oceania Cruises Enhances Pre-Cruise Guest Experiences

Oceania Cruises Enhances Pre-Cruise Guest Experiences

Want to use your shipboard credits before your cruise? No problem! Oceania Cruises enhancement and refurbishment project, OceaniaNEXT, just completed the next step; an … View Post
First Time! Disney Cruises from New Orleans in 2020

First Time! Disney Cruises from New Orleans in 2020

For the first time ever, Disney cruises from New Orleans are planned for early 2020 when Disney Wonder calls New Orleans its new, seasonal homeport.&… View Post
Crystal Cruises Slashes Single Supplement Cost in 2018 – 2019

Crystal Cruises Slashes Single Supplement Cost in 2018 – 2019

Great news for solo travelers in search of a luxury cruise.  You won’t have to pay 200% (double) cruise fare for the single supplement … View Post
Carnival Vista Arrives at New Home in Galveston

Carnival Vista Arrives at New Home in Galveston

When Carnival Vista arrived at its new homeport in Galveston, Texas on Sunday, the ship became the largest ship to have its homeport in … View Post
Celebrity Xpedition Makeover is Completed

Celebrity Xpedition Makeover is Completed

Cruise the Galapagos in style and comfort The bow-to-stern Celebrity Xpedition makeover took only seven days to complete in Panama and the upgrades on … View Post
Holland America Wins Top Industry Awards

Holland America Wins Top Industry Awards

  Holland America Line has been awarded 17 gold and seven silver 2018 Magellan Awards from the industry publication, Travel Weekly.  The cruise line’s 17 gold&… View Post
Alaskan Dream Cruises – Chichagof Dream Review

Alaskan Dream Cruises – Chichagof Dream Review

Chichagof Dream Review – Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage I’m not a stranger to small ship cruising, but this was my very first time … View Post
Two Holland America Ships Receive Perfect Sanitation Scores

Two Holland America Ships Receive Perfect Sanitation Scores

Following surprise health inspections by the CDC, two Holland America ships, the Amsterdam and Noordam received a score of 100 on their recent health inspections.&… View Post
Amtrak Cancels Trains Due to Hurricane Florence

Amtrak Cancels Trains Due to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence impacts Amtrak train service Any surface travel, including Amtrak train travel, is affected by weather calamities.  After last year’s Hurricane Irma, … View Post
Welcome Aboard My 14-Day Holland America Koningsdam Transatlantic Crossing

Welcome Aboard My 14-Day Holland America Koningsdam Transatlantic Crossing

A transatlantic crossing is not your ordinary cruise.  Try to imagine a cork bobbing around in an triple-sized olympic swimming pool.  That’s kind … View Post
Carnival’s Newest and Largest Ship to Homeport at Port Canaveral

Carnival’s Newest and Largest Ship to Homeport at Port Canaveral

Great news for Florida’s Space Coast (and my backyard)!  Carnival Cruise Line has reached an agreement with the Canaveral Port Authority to construct … View Post
First Cruise?  Here’s 10 Ways to Avoid First-Time Cruise Jitters

First Cruise? Here’s 10 Ways to Avoid First-Time Cruise Jitters

Advice for your first cruise. Or even the fiftieth. You’ve paid for your first cruise in full, bought a new swim suit and … View Post
Lonely Planet New Cruise Port Guides Offer a Wealth of Info

Lonely Planet New Cruise Port Guides Offer a Wealth of Info

Whether you’ve cruised a few dozen times or it’s your first cruise, figuring out what to do in cruise ports can be … View Post
New Princess Beverage Menu to Feature Globally Inspired Cocktails

New Princess Beverage Menu to Feature Globally Inspired Cocktails

Princess Cruises announced their most significant beverage changes in the line’s history.  The new Princess beverage menu will feature globally inspired signature cocktails … View Post
Five Good Reasons to Take Your Cruise Line’s Shore Excursion

Five Good Reasons to Take Your Cruise Line’s Shore Excursion

I’m not one to always follow the crowd. Many times in port, I forego the cruise line shore excursion and explore the downtown … View Post
Holland America Nieuw Statendam Deck Plan Details

Holland America Nieuw Statendam Deck Plan Details

When Holland America Line welcomes Nieuw Statendam to the fleet in December 2018, the ship will mirror the design that was introduced with Koningsdam, the&… View Post
Carnival Triumph Becomes Carnival Sunrise After $200 Million Makeover

Carnival Triumph Becomes Carnival Sunrise After $200 Million Makeover

Carnival Cruise Line just announced a $200 million dollar stem-to-stern Carnival Triumph refurbishment in 2019. Once complete, there’ll be a renaming ceremony when Carnival Triumph … View Post
Why I’m Back Aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Why I’m Back Aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise

When I first started cruising as an adult (or quasi-adult), first it was NCL, now officially renamed Norwegian Cruise Line.  Then I was all … View Post

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