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Ben has written over 500 articles on cruising and currently takes between 5-8 cruises a year. His writings have appeared and been cited in various media outlets such as the Yahoo News, MSN, Drudge Report, CNN Trends, ABC News, and Cruise Radio. Ben currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Cruise Lines Offering 4th Of July Cruise Deals

Several cruise lines are offering special cruise deals for the 4th of July weekend.  From free upgrades to seven night cruises to the Caribbean from $379, this weekend is a great time to book your next cruise.  All prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and do not includes taxes/port fees or gratuities.  For complete […]

First Mainstream Cruise Line to Homeport in Cuba in 2015

MSC Cruises will be the first mainstream cruise line to homeport in Cuba when the MSC Opera begins sailing from Havana in December 2015. There will be 16 seven night cruises out of Havana to the Caribbean for the winter 2015/2016 season.  The ship was originally scheduled to sail to the Canary Islands and Morrocco, […]

15 Questions You Should Never Ask a Cruiser

Here are 15 questions that you should never ask someone who cruises on a regular basis.  Seriously, don’t even think about it. 1. Why don’t you just stay in a hotel? This is one question that I get asked pretty much every time I take a cruise, especially right before I am about to take a cruise […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Parts Ways with Nickelodeon


SpongeBob SquarePants is headed back to Bikini Bottom.  Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that they will not be renewing their partnership agreement with Nickelodeon that expires at the end of 2015. Norwegian’s next mega cruise ship that is scheduled to go into service this fall, Norwegian Escape, will not have the Nickelodeon characters.  The cruise […]

Top 10 Largest Cruise Ships in the World

With cruise lines building new larger cruise ships every year, the list of the top 10 largest cruise ships in the world is constantly changing.  In the past 12 months, 2 new ships have joined the list of world’s largest cruise ships.  Out of the top 10 largest ships, 9 are from Royal Caribbean and […]

Carnival Cruise Lines’ 12 Hour Cruise Sale

Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a special 12 Hour Cruise Sale that has cruises starting at the low price of $50 a night.  This cruise sale runs until midnight EST (June 29, 2015) and includes the popular cruise destinations Barbados, Bahamas, Grand Cayman, St Lucia, Ocho Rios, and Cozumel, Mexico.   Cruises to the Bahamas, […]

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 […]

Eight Cruise Passengers Killed in Plane Crash in Alaska

Multiple news agencies are reporting that eight cruise passengers and a pilot were killed on Thursday when the floatplane they were traveling on crashed into a cliff about 25 miles from Ketchikan, Alaska. The passengers were on a cruise on Holland America Line’s ms Westerdam.  They were on a shore excursion to the Misty Fjords, a […]

Cruise Ship Burials at Sea Gaining in Popularity


Scattering cremated ashes at sea is a growing cruise trend according to USA Today cruise writer Fran Golden.  Fran published an interesting article today about the roughly 200 Carnival Cruise Line passengers each year who scatter cremated ashes of their loved ones while on a cruise. What is the cost of the ashes scattering ceremony on a Carnival Funship? […]

5 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent to Book Your Next Cruise

There is a common misconception going around that travel agents have gone the way of the dinosaur and are not needed to book a cruise.  After all, we have the internet and anyone can book that dream vacation themselves online. Just yesterday when I posted online about using a travel agent to save both time […]