Passengers onboard the Silver Spirit cruise ship are welcomed by Tourism and city government officials, along with performers of native Philippine music and dance at the Manila South Harbor on Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2023). The Philippines’ cruise tourism industry is seen to bounce back since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, with 139 port calls and over 117,000 passengers pegged for 2023 alone. (PNA photo by Yancy Lim)