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.

Bookings Booming at Cruise Line as Fleet Expands

TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff fleet is off to a strong start in 2024, and more expansion is forecast in 2025 to meet demand.

Record Traffic at Popular Repositioning Cruise Port

The Spanish port of Cádiz saw cruise ship calls soar 15%, and passenger counts rose an astonishing 72% in 2023.

Cruise Line Announces New Exclusive Sailings in China

Viking Cruise's ocean ship Viking Yi Dun will sail on three first-of-their-kind journeys through China from September to November 2024.

Spanish Port Sailing Toward Record Cruise Traffic in 2024

Spain's Alicante Cruise Port anticipates more than 100 cruise ships and 230,000 passengers in 2024, which would set a new record for the Mediterranean port.

Cruise Ship Sailing World Cruise With Special Cargo

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Borealis 103-night world cruise with a cask of single malt whisky on the journey for its final year of maturation.

Another Record Year for Popular Portugal Port

Lisbon Cruise Port reports its passenger traffic grew 33% from 2019 to 2023, with a record 758,000 guests visiting the Portuguese destination.

Viking Rides Wave Season With New Sale for North America

Viking is launching its new "Discover More" sale as it rides Wave Season to increase bookings for North American travelers.

Cunard Line Reviving Its Le Gavroche at Sea With Michelin-Starred Chef

Cunard Line is reviving its Gavroche at Sea partnership with two Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux.

Cruise Ship Set to Resume Service as Dry Dock Repairs Near End

Ambassador Cruise Line's Ambience is scheduled to resume service after spending much of December in dry dock for unexpected repairs.
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