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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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 […]

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 […]

Must Have Travel Apps For Your Next Cruise

With the proliferation of smart phones, tablets, and phablets, having travel apps at the touch of a finger can aid your planning as you count down the days until your next cruise.  Here are some of the best travel apps for cruisers. Ship Mate – If you could only download one app to your smartphone or tablet, it […]

Carnival Vista Keel Laid, Ship To Debut in 2016

The world’s largest cruise line is about to get even bigger. The keel laying ceremony for the Carnival Vista was held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy earlier today. The much anticipated Carnival Vista is set to debut in the spring of 2016 and will be the 25th ship in Carnival’s fleet.  The Vista will also be […]

New Staterooms, Suites, & Dining Venues Added to the Oasis of the Seas

Details about deck changes to the Oasis of the Seas are starting to be released as the second largest cruise ship in the world finishes up its time in dry dock in the Netherlands. The Oasis is scheduled to leave dry dock in the next few days and will arrive back in her home in Port […]

Hurricane Gonzalo Alters Itineraries on 5 Cruise Lines, Eyes Bermuda

Updated: October 14, 2014 4:00 p.m.:  Hurricane Gonzalo, which formed over the Leeward Islands earlier this week, has already forced at least five cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Disney, Carnival, Princess, Norwegian) to make changes to cruise itineraries. Hurricane Gonzalo currently has maximum sustained winds of 110 mph and is moving northwest at 13 mph as a category 2 hurricane.  Tropical storms become […]

5 Keys To Having a Great Cruise

What makes a great cruise?  One of the biggest factors in having a great time on a cruise is a simple thought: It’s what you make of it. With that being said, here are 5 keys to having a memorable cruise vacation. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – It’s bound to happen, there is some miscommunication […]

Princess Cruises 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Passengers cruising on Princess Cruises in 2015 will be in for a memorable experience as the cruise line celebrates its 50th year of cruising.  Onboard celebrations will range from a themed menu, cocktails and entertainment, and anniversary decor and giveaways. Jan Swartz, the president of Princess Cruises, gave the following statement: “We love helping our […]

5 Influential Events That Changed Cruising

The cruise industry has come a long way since the motto “Newlyweds and nearly deads” was coined to describe cruise passengers. In 2014, over 21 million people are expected to embark on a cruise, now a $117 billion a year industry worldwide.  Here are some of the most influential events that have turned the cruise […]

7 Cruise Traditions That Should Go Away

If there is one thing about cruising, it is that traditions are hard to change.  While most cruisers do not like change, it is often necessary to keep the industry growing. Here are 7 cruise traditions that should go away, or at least be revamped. Pictures During Dinner – We get it, cruise lines make […]