Our Team

Steve Bloss

Co-Founder, President 

Steve Bloss is Co-Founder and President of Worldwide Cruise Associates. Having started his career in the cruise industry in 1983 where he developed a marine facility that acted as a homeport and support for the then infant mini cruise ship industry. He was a liaison for the Virgin Islands Government in attracting cruise ship to visit the island before it became the busy tourist destination it is today. In 1989 he started, with Diana, what would become WW Cruise Associates in the South of France, which was later moved to Fort Lauderdale. Steve is also the President of Charter and Incentive Sales for the company. With over 30 years in the industry Steve is knowledgeable about the most intricate details involved with the cruise business.

E: sbloss@cruiseco.com
T: 1 954 452 8800 ext 226
T: 1 954 663 8806

Diana Bloss

Co-Founder, Vice President

Diana Bloss is the Co-Founder, Vice President, and CFO of Worldwide Cruise Associates. She began her career in the travel industry in 1976 in England working for the company that would become Flying Tigers. In 1983 she opened a retail travel agency in St. Thomas dealing primarily with cruise ship passengers and crew. In 1989 she started, with Steve, what would become WW Cruise Associates which was later moved to Fort Lauderdale. She has been the Director or Operations for the company since 1992 where she handles the organization of all onboard events for client groups and charter programs.

E: dbloss@cruiseco.com
T: 1 954 452 8800 ext 222
T: 1 954 663 8808

Tara Carpenter

Charter and Group Account Manager/Marketing Manager

Tara joined Worldwide in 2017 and is working in the charter and group operations department. She handles sales and operations for groups of all sizes and operations for charters. She is currently cross training in the sales department and working closely with Steve. She was fortunate enough to grow up in the industry and has traveled extensively around the world. She currently runs all marketing and social media communications for the company.

E: tcarpenter@cruiseco.com
T: 954 864 5832
C: 813 774 0560

Bruce G Setloff

Sports Division and Special Global Projects

Bruce Setloff is a highly respected and experienced Cruise industry executive with over 40 years of experience with Royal, Seabourn, Cunard, Seadream, Azamara and Crystal. His Cruise line operations experience plus great charter sales experience has always been highly praised by many of his esteemed clients and colleagues. As an extremely well rounded cruise industry leader we welcome his insight and professionalism as an associate to Worldwide and especially with our newly created “Sports Division”. Bruce still maintains his relationship as a principal partner with the “Maritime Group” which has advised on many international maritime projects globally and new start-up companies.

954 452-8800

Kurt Budde

Corporate & Incentive Sales Manager

Kurt is a highly respected member of the cruise industry and brings many years of cruise experience to assist you with your small group or retail cruise booking. Having sailed on over 40 cruises with multiple cruise lines, he knows all the ins and outs of what makes each line unique. He is currently learning the MICE industry in order to transition to groups and charters in the near future.

E: kbudde@cruiseco.com
T: 954 452-8800

Alexia LaFauci-Lo

Group Coordinator

Alexia grew up in Florida and developed a passion for travel and hospitality. Graduating from FAU with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Hospitality.She initially worked with Worlwide in 2017 before moving to California and is now back in Florida and has rejoined Worldwide.

E: AlexiaL@cruiseco.com
T: 954-452-8800

Kelly Corbett

Corporate & Incentive Sales Manager

Kelly Corbett joined Worldwide in December 2016 as a Charter and Incentive Sales Manager. With over 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Kelly brings experience and passion to her clients. She began her career in the cruise industry with Royal Caribbean as a Business Development Manager. In 2013 she was promoted to Corporate Sales Manager. She recently opened her own yacht brokerage, Sea of Dreams LLC.

E: kcorbett@cruiseco.com
T: 954 452-8800

Carol Berwager

Corporate & Incentive Sales Manager

Carol Berwager is a Charter & Incentive Sales Manager and has been with Worldwide since 2014. Carol was with Holland America for 17 years as the Manger of Charter and Incentive Sales, Travel Director for Top Value Incentives, Purchasing Manager for Quality Incentives/Fleming Corporation, and Charter and Incentive Manager for Norwegian Cruise Line. With over 40 years of experience within the industry from both the buyer and supplier side, she is well versed in the needs of her clients and the products available to them.

E: cberwager@cruiseco.com
T: 954 452-8800