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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2014 Black Friday Cruise Deals Being Offered

Cruise lines are once again offering cruise deals for Black Friday on November 28, 2014.  So far, several cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Princess have announced special deals that they will be offering.  We will continue to update this page when other cruise lines announce what they will be offering for Black Friday […]

Quantum of the Seas Doesn’t Live Up To The Hype, It Blows It Away

Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, has been called a “game changer” and is the most technologically advanced cruise ship ever built.  The cruise line even called the Quantum of the Seas part space ship. As the most anticipated new cruise ship in 2014, Quantum of the Seas doesn’t live up to […]

10 Signs You May Have Cruise Fever

Cruise Fever, also known as post cruise depression, affects everyone in a different way.  For some it starts the moment they head back to work yet for others it begins at disembarkation and while standing in line for customs.  Here are 10 signs that you might have Cruise Fever. 1. Everyday you check your cruise […]

Norovirus Outbreak Hits Cruise Ship Affecting 172 Passengers/Crew Members

A norovirus outbreak has hit the Crown Princess and an environmental health officer with the CDC will board the cruise ship on Sunday in San Pedro, CA to conduct an environmental health assessment.   So far 158 (5.25%) passengers and 14 (1.21%) of crew members have reported ill during the current cruise and the specimens […]

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 […]

Carnival Gift Card Giveaway


Cruise Fever recently surpassed 50,000 Facebook Fans and we are celebrating by giving away $25 Carnival Cruise gift cards to a few of our fans.  We currently have the following 2 contests running and will be adding a few more in the near future. 1.  Subscribe to our newsletter and be automatically entered to win […]

Details & Preview Video for Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam

Holland America Line plans to debut their next cruise ship, ms Koningsdam, in February 2016.  The cruise line has released a video and details about this first Pinnacle Class cruise ship will be slightly under 100,000 gross tons. The design of the ms Koningsdam will usher in a new era for Holland America. The interior of […]

Video: Unused Cell Phone Racks Up $700 in Roaming Charges on Cruise

What happens when you forget to turn off data roaming on your smart phone when taking a cruise?  One family found out when they returned to a $700 phone bill for data roaming charges even though they didn’t use the phone.   The Caviedes family from Mesa, Arizona recently took a cruise to Alaska with Royal Caribbean. […]

Quantum of the Seas Arrives in New York Harbor


The world’s first smartship, Quantum of the Seas, arrived in New York harbor for the first time early Monday morning after a transatlantic cruise from Southampton.   The Quantum of the Seas will be based out of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey for 6 months before heading to China.  Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship […]

Princess Christens Newest Cruise Ship in Star Studded Celebration

Princess Cruises rolled out the gold carpet and held the naming ceremony for the Regal Princess on Wednesday evening in a star studded celebration in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event also kicked off the 50th anniversary celebrations for Princess Cruises. The original cast of the hit TV show the Love Boat reunited with a host […]