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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World’s Largest Cruise Ship Completes Drydock- New Features Added

The largest cruise ship in the world, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, is better than ever after recently completely an 18 day drydock revitalization.   Allure of the Seas now has 18 distinct restaurants including the following new onboard culinary experiences: Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar – Serves authentic, modern, and unexpected Mexican dishes […]

5 Reasons to Cruise on Different Cruise Lines

Cruise lines love passengers who are loyal to their brand.  They even give you extra incentives to cruise with them as you slowly move up their loyalty program ladder. From free internet and drinks to line cutting and parties with the captain, the perks can be a nice benefit if you reach the top tiers. […]

Norwegian Dawn Runs Aground off Bermuda – No Injuries or Damage Reported

Update: 5:00 p.m.: Statement from Norwegian Cruise Line: “On Wednesday, May 20, a thorough assessment of Norwegian Dawn was completed by Norwegian’s technical operations team, an independent dive team, and DNVGL inspectors, representing the ship’s classification society, while the ship was alongside in Heritage Wharf, Bermuda. The team confirmed the structural integrity of the ship […]

Viking Star Christened in Bergen, Norway

Viking Ocean Cruises christened their first cruise ship, Viking Star, in front of an estimated crowd of 20,000 in Bergen, Norway.  The christening took place on Norwegian Constitution Day as an estimated crowd of 20,000 gathered for a public concert and christening ceremony.   Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises, gave the following statement: “We believe […]

Cruise Ships Under Construction/Ordered

Cruise lines are continuing to order and build cruise ships to meet the growing demand of the cruise industry.  Below is a list of cruise ships that are currently under construction or have been ordered by the major cruise lines. Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Vista Scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2016 4,000 […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Book a Cruise on Viking Star

Cruisers have a ton of options when choosing a cruise ship for their next vacation.  They each offer different features that make each ship unique.  If you are looking for a ship to take your next cruise on, here are seven reasons why you should book a cruise on Viking Star.   Views – One […]

First Look at Viking’s First Ocean Cruise Ship

Viking Ocean Cruises’ first cruise ship, Viking Star, is scheduled to be christened at the end of the week in Bergen, Norway.  Cruise Fever joined the Viking Star today in London and will be previewing the ship until the christening ceremony.  Here is a first look at the most anticipated new cruise ship for 2015. […]

Things That Should Remain Free on Cruises

Cruise lines are beginning to add more and more fees to things that were normally included in your cruise fare just a few years ago.  There are some things on cruises that I do not mind paying extra for and others that I want to be included in my cruise fare. Here are a few […]

Cruise Ship Rescues 25 Cubans Refugees On Raft

Cruise Radio is reporting that Carnival Breeze rescued 25 Cubans refugees yesterday when the ship was on her way back to Miami near the end of a six night cruise to the Western Caribbean.   Veteran travel journalist Becky Beall was on Carnival Breeze and posted to her Facebook page “The Travel Voice by Becky” giving […]

4th Quantum Class Cruise Ship Ordered By Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean has announced that they have ordered a 4th Quantum class cruise ship that is scheduled to be completed in 2019.  The vessel will be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean, gave the following statement: “Today’s announcement is a reflection of the success of […]