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.

Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas Voted Best Cruise Ship of 2023

Royal Caribbean International's Wonder of the Seas has been named the best overall cruise ship in the 2023 Cruise Hive Awards.

Port Canaveral Voted Best US Cruise Homeport of 2023

Florida's Port Canaveral has been named the Best US Cruise Homeport for 2023 in the annual Cruise Hive Awards, marking its fourth straight win.

Royal Caribbean’s Private Island Voted Best of 2023

Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas voted as best cruise line private island destination in the 2023 Cruise Hive Awards.

Carnival Cruise Line Details Retail on Its Newest Ship

Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled several Texas-themed touches for its extensive retail collection onboard Carnival Jubilee.

Carnival Cruise Line’s New Enhancements for Passengers

Carnival Cruise Line heads into 2024 with several enhancements for guests, including new digital debark and dining programs.

Royal Caribbean’s Second Icon Class Ship Hits Construction Milestone

The construction of Royal Caribbean's Star of the Seas has reached a milestone with a keel-laying ceremony.

Huge MSC Cruise Ship Makes First Connection in the Mediterranean

MSC Cruises has successfully connected MSC World Europa to shore power in Malta, the first operational shore power port in the Mediterranean.

High Guest Satisfaction as Cruise Line Completes Internet Installation

Holland America Line has completed installing Starlink's internet service on its fleet of cruise ships, boosting passenger satisfaction.

Cunard Announces 50 Exclusive Shore Experiences for New Ship

Carnival-owned Cunard Line announces 50 exclusive shore experiences in 2024 for its new ship, Queen Anne.
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