About Ben Souza

Ben is a travel enthusiast who fell in love with cruising after years of visiting resorts. After finally giving in and taking a cruise, he discovered a whole new way to vacation. Cruising is now Ben’s passion and his writings have appeared on media outlets such as the Drudge Report and CNN Trends. Ben currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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First Look at Quantum of the Seas

The North Star on the Quantum at sunset.

Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, has arrived in Southampton as the world’s first “smart ship” prepares for her trip across the Atlantic.  Here are some first look photos of the most anticipated new cruise ship in 2014. All pictures are courtesy of Royal Caribbean International.

Cruise Cabins You May Want to Avoid

While we believe that there is no such thing as a “bad” cabin on a cruise ship, there are some cabins that are less desirable due to their location.  Since we want you to have the best cruise possible, here are some cabin locations that you may want to avoid.   Cabins directly above or […]

Cruise Line Says Goodbye to Last Minute Cruise Deals

One of the perks enjoyed by cruisers who have flexible schedules are the last minute discounts offered by cruise lines.  However, according to a report by Business Week, one cruise line is making an attempt to no longer offer these discounts to help improve customer satisfaction. During the recent earnings call, Royal Caribbean’s CEO Richard […]

Top 10 Largest Cruise Ships in the World

With cruise lines building new larger cruise ships every year, the list of the top 10 largest cruise ships in the world is constantly changing.  In the past 12 months, 3 new ships have joined the list of world’s largest cruise ships.  Out of the top 10 largest ships, 9 are from Royal Caribbean and […]

3 New Cruise Ports Being Built

Tired of cruising to the same ports over and over again?  There is good news for cruisers who are looking for new ports to cruise to on vacation.  In the next few years, at least 3 new cruise ports are scheduled to open in the Caribbean and on the Pacific coast.   Isla del Tigre […]

Vision of the Seas Review and Video Tour

We recently had the opportunity to take a 5 night cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas for a 5 night cruise to Roatan, Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico.  The Vision of the Seas is a 78,000 gross ton ship that can hold a little over 2,000 passengers. The ship was renovated in the fall […]

Cruises You May Want to Avoid


We are often asked the question, “What is the best cruise to take?”. There is no right and wrong answer to that question. Everyone has different tastes and expectations and what is best for one person may not be best for another. While we don’t believe that there are bad cruises to take, there are […]

Dumbest Questions Ever Asked on a Cruise Ship

Have you ever been on a cruise and heard another passenger ask a question that made you think “WHAT?!?!?!?” Our friends at Ship Mate asked cruise directors from different cruise lines for the dumbest questions they were ever asked by passengers. Here are our favorites from their list of 10 Dumbest Cruiser Questions. “Is that fresh or […]

5 Things To Do In St. Maarten While On A Cruise

The beautiful island of St. Maarten is one of the most popular ports to visit on a cruise when cruising to the Eastern Caribbean.  If you are stopping in St. Maarten on an upcoming cruise, here are a few options on how you can spend your day in port. Water Taxi to Downtown For $7, […]

Major Hurricane Hitting Bermuda As Cruise Lines Change Itineraries

Hurricane Gonzalo, a category 3 hurricane packing winds of 125 mph, is expected to pass over the tiny island of Bermuda this evening. (Live video at the bottom of this article)  After the storm impacted cruises to the Caribbean on five different cruise lines this past week, at least two cruise lines have already planned on altering itineraries […]