All posts by Donna Tunney

Donna Tunney is a veteran travel journalist specializing in cruise vacations and European destinations. She is the former cruise editor, Europe editor, and executive editor of trade publication Travel Weekly and is publisher and editor of CruiseMarketUpdate.com. She reviews ocean-going and river cruise ships across the globe, from budget to luxury level, and has explored dozens of cruise ports and tour destinations around the world. Tunney, who is based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, loves to help consumers find the best value for their vacation dollar.
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Stargazing at Sea, part of Princess Cruises' Discovery at Sea program
Stargazing at Sea/Princess Cruises

These days, cruisers are getting more to share on social media than selfies from the pool deck. In a delightful mix of intellectual stimulation and plain old fun, more cruise lines are developing programs on and off the ship that are part-enrichment and part-entertainment, geared toward passengers who want... Read More

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royal caribbean international harmony of the seas - new water park slides
Royal Caribbean International

Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. A 10-story water slide with a 100-foot plunge is... Read More

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official star trek cruise on norwegian cruise line
Norwegian Cruise Line/startrekcruise.com

Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea.  Calling all Trekkies! Get ready to beam aboard the... Read More

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Danube River -- along Melk, Austra
Flickr/joiseyshowaa

Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. Is the Danube Europe’s hottest river right now? AmaWaterways... Read More

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costa cruises new liquefied natural gas "green ships"
Costa Cruises

Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. The mega-cruise ships just keep getting bigger. Italian line... Read More

Norway, Hurtigruten
Hurtigruten

Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. We promise you’ll see the Northern Lights. Norwegian expedition... Read More

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Crystal Cruises

Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea.  A major, major expansion. Consider this one of the... Read More

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kate mccue first female captain on celebrity cruises
Celebrity Cruises/pixabay.com

Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. Introducing the cruise industry’s first American female captain. When... Read More

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Old Havana, Cuba
Flickr/Gareth Williams

Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. Major cruises will be calling in Cuba. In May... Read More

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    Silver Shadow
    Silversea Cruises

    Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every week for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. ... Read More

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    miami-skyline-reflected-istock
    iStock

    Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every week for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. Launch update for Virgin Cruises. Months after Richard Branson... Read More

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    water bottles
    pixabay.com

    Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. A crackdown on sneaking alcohol onboard. Starting July 9... Read More

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    Fathom, Carnival's new social impact cruise
    Carnival Corp.

    Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. A whole new cruise brand is coming soon. And... Read More

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    Mantis - facebook.com_ZambeziQueen
    Mantis / Facebook.com/ZambeziQueen

    Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. Ooh-la-la! A dreamy French replica is hitting the seas. Tall ship... Read More

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    Disney Magic - Flickr_Bob Owen
    Flickr/Bob Owen

    Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea. Disney Cruise Line is taking its magic back... Read More