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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Cruise Line Under Fire For Not Allowing Family to Rebook Cruise After Son Diagnosed With Cancer

Norwegian Cruise Line has faced a firestorm of criticism since Fox News NY reported about the cruise line refusing to allow a family to rebook their cruise after their 5 year old son needed emergency surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. The Colucci family from Long Island, New York had a cruise booked for the June […]

Costa Concordia Sails Final Voyage To Scrap Yard

An amazing feat of engineering began the final chapter of the Costa Concordia when the cruise ship arrived in Genoa early on Sunday. The slow four day journey from the wreck site to the salvage yard was a sad reminder of the 32 passengers and crew members that lost their lives when the Concordia hit a […]

Video: Behind the Scenes Look at Cabin Production for Quantum of the Seas

Ever wonder how a cruise ship is built? Royal Caribbean has released a video offering an inside look at the Meyer Werft cabin factory that is building the staterooms for the Quantum of the Seas.  We hope you enjoy this video as much as we did. Unfortunately, the video is not able to be played […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Bans Balcony Smoking

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Norwegian Cruise Line became the latest cruise line to put an end to balcony smoking.  The announcement comes a week after Carnival said that guests will no longer be allowed to light up on stateroom balconies. This new policy from Norwegian starts on all sailings on and after November 1, 2014.    Smoking in the […]

Best Dream Cruises If Money Was No Object

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One of the most influential deciding factors when choosing the right cruise for you and your family is the usually the price.  However, what if the cost didn’t matter and money was no object?  Let’s take a look at the best dream cruises if money was not a factor for your next vacation. 108 Night […]

Costa Concordia Live Video Stream: Refloating of the Half-Sunken Cruise Ship

Live video of the Costa Concordia as workers attempt to refloat the cruise ship 30 months after the vessel hit a reef off of the Italian Coast. The operation began at 6:00 a.m. local time and the refloating process is expected to take several days.  Workers are also attempting to recover the last uncovered body […]

Celebrity Cruise Ship Develops Propulsion Problems

The Celebrity Silhouette has been slowed with propulsion problems and the cruise ship will have shortened calls in several ports for the rest of the summer and much of the fall.  The cruise line does not know at this time when they will be able to fix the propulsion problem on the Silhouette. This latest […]

7 Port Shopping Tips For Your Next Cruise

If you are going on a cruise, chances are you will be shopping while in port for some trinkets or souvenirs to bring home. While they may be for yourself or for friends and family, here are 7 tips to remember when shopping in cruise ports. Barter for the best prices When shopping in port, you’d […]

2014 Cruise InfoGraphic From Cruise Industry News

Cruise Industry News has released their 350 page 2014-2015 annual cruise report. The report contains everything from cruise trends, statistics, to future outlook through 2025. One of the most interesting things that they released was this infographic of the cruise industry that we thought you would enjoy reading.

Carnival Cruise Line Ends Balcony Smoking & Raises Gratuities

Carnival Cruise Line sent out a letter to travel agents today stating that passengers will no longer be allowed to smoke on the balcony of their staterooms.  All staterooms, suites, and balconies will now be smoke free. This new smoking ban will be implemented on October 9, 2014.  Smoking will still allowed in designated sections of […]