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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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 […]

Hamas Rockets Explode Over Cruise Ship Departing From Israel

Update: AIDA Cruises is discontinuing port stops in Ashod, Israel for the rest of July and August.  The AIDAdiva will stop in the port of Santorini, Greece in Ashod’s place. Original Article: Passengers on the German cruise line AIDA Cruises received quite a scare today when the AIDAdiva cruise ship was leaving the Israeli port of […]

Royal Caribbean Offering Google Street View for World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean International announced a partnership today with Google that brings the Google Maps Business View using Google’s Street View Technology to the largest cruise ship in the world, the Allure of the Seas.  They are the first cruise line to offer this technology on a cruise ship. Future passengers will be now be able […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Orders 2 Mega Cruise Ships

Update July 14, 2014: Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed an order for 2 new 4,200 passenger Breakaway Plus class ships.  The cruise ships will be 164,000 gross tons and they are scheduled for delivery in 2018 and 2019.  These two new ships are in addition to the already announced Norwegian Escape and Bliss. Original Article: You […]