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. Visit Ben Souza on Google+ You may email Ben at Ben@cruisefever.net.

Quantum of the Seas Headed to China in 2015


Royal Caribbean made a surprising announcement when the cruise line said that the much anticipated Quantum of the Seas will be based in China in 2015.  The 4,000 passenger cruise ship is scheduled to be completed in late 2014 and will first sail voyages to the Bahamas and Caribbean out of New Jersey. After 5 […]

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, […]

Sickness Continues on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship, Norovirus Suspected

Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas is battling a sickness onboard the cruise ship for the second straight week.  Although the exact cause of the illness is unknown at this time,  the suspected culprit is the norovirus. So far, 97 passengers (4.5%)  and 8 crew members (1%) on the currently sailing have come down with […]

Norwegian Cancels Stops in Roatan After Crew Member Murdered


Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that they will be cancelling this weeks scheduled stops in Roatan, Honduras.  The Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Jewel had itineraries with stops in Roatan on April 8 and 10. The cancellation in stops is due to a crew member of the Norwegian Pearl that was shot and killed on Sunday, […]

First Impressions of the Royal Princess

I am currently on a 7 night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean onboard the Royal Princess. After taking a 5 night cruise on the Ruby Princess last month, I was excited to have the chance to cruise on Princess Cruises largest and newest cruise ship. Here are some of my first impressions of the Royal. […]

Royal Caribbean Offering More Dining Options for Quantum & Anthem of the Seas

Royal Caribbean is bringing a new concept of dining with the Quantum Class cruise ships.  They are calling it “Dynamic Dining” and it will be similar to Norwegian’s popular Freestyle Dining. The biggest changes that the “Dynamic Dining” will bring is that there will be no main dining rooms on the Quantum or Anthem of […]

Carnival, Royal Caribbean, & Princess Cruise Ships Finally Leave Port After Delays

Update March 25, 7:30 p.m.: The Carnival Magic has set sail on a 5 night cruise to the Western Caribbean.  The Carnival Triumph will set sail once the cruise line receives approval after the hull has been cleaned. The Caribbean Princess has also left port and will make one stop in Cozumel, Mexico. The Carnival […]

Adventure of the Seas Delayed in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Royal Caribbean has delayed the departure of the Adventure of the Seas in San Juan, Puerto Rico for repairs to the ship’s fixipod propulsion unit. The cruise ship was originally scheduled to leave San Juan on Sunday, March 23. The Adventure of the Seas began having problems last week which resulted with an oil leakage. […]

Oil Spill in Galveston, Texas Cancels & Delays Cruises

Update March 25, 7:30 p.m.: The Carnival Magic was able to leave port today and will sail a 5 night cruise to the Western Caribbean with stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel.  Visit Carnival.com for complete details. The Carnival Triumph is still in port.  The ship will not depart until the hull has been cleaned […]

MSC Building 2, Possibly 4 Mega Cruise Ships

MSC Cruises today announced that they have signed a letter of intent to build two more cruise ships with an option to build an additional two.  The letter was signed with STX France and will add to the 12 cruise ships that are currently in MSC’s fleet. The cruise ships are tentatively scheduled to be […]