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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7 First Impressions of the Vision of the Seas: Live from the Ship

We are currently on a 5 night cruise to the Western Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas.  As we enjoy our first sea day, we would like to share our first impressions of the Vision. Embarkation – Royal Caribbean had record time boarding passengers on the Vision of the Seas.  We were onboard the […]

Cruise Ship Cut In Half: 80 Foot Section Added

Cruise lines are not only building larger cruise ships this year, they are also enlarging smaller ships.  One of those smaller ships was cut in half this week at a Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily. The MSC Armonia, which was built in 2001, is currently the smallest cruise ship in MSC’s fleet at 56,000 gross tons […]

Ridiculous Cruise Deals Being Offered By Cruise Lines

If you are looking at booking your next cruise, there has never been a better time as several cruise lines are offering some amazing cruise deals.  These cruise deals are only available for a few days so you will have to act fast to take advantage of the low prices and special perks that are being […]

Cruise Line Bus Crash in Alaska Leaves 1 Dead

A Princess Tours passenger bus rolled over on the Parks Highway on Friday killing 1 Princess Cruise employee and injuring 2 others.  The three were the only ones on the bus at the time of the accident according to Alaskan State Troopers. The accident happened at Mile 173 near Hurricane Gulch.  The driver of the […]

Video: Bionic Bar on the Quantum of the Seas

The Bionic Bar is one of the most talked about features that will debut on the Quantum of the Seas.  Many have expressed their dislike at the thought of a robot making their drinks without any human interaction.  The robots will only be at the Bionic Bar so there will be plenty of places onboard the […]

Debunking the Biggest Cruise Myths

As the cruise industry continues to grow at a feverish pace, some of the old myths, misunderstandings, and urban legends about cruising just won’t seem to die.  While most of these myths are passed around by those who have never cruised, here are the most common myths about cruising. Cruising is dangerous  – Contrary to naysayers, cruising […]

6 Tips to Save Money On Your Next Cruise

Have you ever had sticker shock when your received your onboard account statement at the end of your cruise? If you are not careful, it is easy to rack up a large room bill if you aren’t closely monitoring your account. However, you are on vacation, who wants to constantly check their account balance to […]

Norwegian Nearing $3 Billion Deal to Acquire Luxury Cruise Lines

Reuters is reporting that Norwegian Cruise Line is nearing a deal to acquire Prestige Cruises International Inc for $3 billion.  Norwegian is currently the third largest cruise operator in the world and the deal would give the cruise line a part of the luxury cruise market. Prestige Cruises operates the luxury cruise lines Oceania and Regent […]

Construction Beings on Pinnacle Class Cruise Ship by Holland America

This past week, Holland America Line celebrated the beginning of construction on their newest cruise ship when the keel was laid at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. This new class of ship will be the Pinnacle Class and will hold 2,650 passengers.  The ship will be the largest cruise ship ever built by Holland America […]

Coral Reef in Cayman Islands Crushed by Cruise Ship Anchor

The Cayman Compass is reporting that the Carnival Magic mistakenly dropped anchor in an unauthorized zone damaging pristine live coral in Georgetown, Grand Cayman on Wednesday. Tim Austin, the deputy director of the Department of Environment, said that due to the size of the large anchor, damage was significant. Live coral and sediment were crushed under […]