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.

New 22-Day Carnival Cruise Will Take Passengers from Seattle to Sydney

Carnival Cruise Line has announced a new transpacific cruise that will take guests on a 22-day voyage from Seattle to Sydney.

Unlikely Florida Port Enjoys Surge of Cruise Traffic

The Port of Palm Beach saw its cruise passenger traffic skyrocket 183% in 2023 from 2022's level as overall revenue grows.

Celebrity Cruises Upgrades its Wave Season Savings

Celebrity Cruises announces its biggest offer of the year for Wave Season, including weekend itineraries in the Caribbean.

MSC Cruises to Sail Mini-Cruises from Spanish Port

MSC Cruises' MSC Splendida will host guests for three new "mini cruises" this spring, sailing from Barcelona to longtime favorite spots in the Mediterranean.

Bahamas Responds to Recent Travel Warning Issued by the US

Bahamas government official pledge proactive approach after US travel advisories urge "increased caution" when visiting the islands.

Port of Galveston Posts Highest Profits in Its History

The Port of Galveston reports net operating income rocketed to $24.5 million in 2023, making it the most profitable in the port's history.

Virgin Voyages Ship Makes Another Milestone Visit in the Caribbean

Valiant Lady, the second vessel in the Virgin Voyages fleet, makes a first call to St. Kitts as she introduces herself to the Caribbean market.

Strong Demand Drives Viking Cruises to Open Season Early

Viking Cruises has opened bookings for its 2026 ocean voyages early after strong demand for 2024 and 2025 sailings.

Cruise Ship to Set Sail on Historic 106-Night World Cruise

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line's Bolette will make her first world voyage in 2025, traveling the Southern Hemisphere during the 106-night sailing.
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