Steve Spears

Steve is a travel and entertainment writer with more than 30 years of cruising experience. He is formerly an editor at the Tampa Bay Times, Florida Travel & Life and Islands magazines and enjoys discovering new theme cruises.

First International Cruise Ship to Homeport at Indonesian Port

Resorts World One will be the first international cruise ship to homeport a ship in Jakarta for a series of summer cruises in 2024.

Another Cruise Line Rethinks Red Sea Voyages

Crystal Cruises has announced changes to two cruises that were set to cruise through the Red Sea region in the coming months.

Canadian Cruise Port Expecting 170,000 Passengers in 2024

More than 170,000 cruise guests and 75 ships are expected to call on Port Saint John in 2024, according to officials at the Canadian port.

Cruise Giant Named Among America’s Best Employers for 2024

Forbes' 2024 ranking of the best large employers in the US has tapped Carnival among its list of 600 honored companies.

Canadian Ports Foresee Record Cruise Traffic in 2024

Canadian port officials are forecasting record cruise calls in Halifax and Sydney when the 2024 cruise season weighs anchor in Nova Scotia. 

Captain Minnie Takes a Bow on Disney’s Newest Cruise Ship

The face of "Captain Minnie Mouse" now smiles from the bow of Disney Treasure as construction of Disney Cruise Line's new ship continues in Germany.

Royal Caribbean Tweaks Itinerary on South Pacific Sailing

Royal Caribbean International's Ovation of the Seas will shorten a March 2024 stop in Noumea, New Caledonia, and instead overnight in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Texas Port Completes Deal to Build New Terminal for MSC Cruises

Galveston Wharves and MSC Cruises completed a deal to build the port's fourth cruise terminal, which will serve as the homeport for MSC Seascape.

Cruise Line Enhances Heroes Sail Free Program

Margaritaville at Sea's "Heroes Sail Free, Heroes Sail First" program is enhanced with new benefits and for the new ship, Islander.
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