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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Video: Cruise Ship Rescues Pilot After Ditching Plane in Pacific Ocean

A Holland American Line cruise ship rescued a pilot in the Pacific Ocean after his plane experienced a mechanical issue with the fuel system  225 nautical miles from Maui, Hawaii. Louis Morton was flying his single engine Cirrus SR-22 over the Pacific Ocean when the plane ran out of fuel. He contacted the U.S. Coast […]

Cruise Deals to Beat the Winter Blues

As the Northeast braces for Winter Storm Juno, cruise lines are offering cruise deals that will help beat the winter blues.  Whether or not you are in the path of the “historic” blizzard, these cruise deals will have you saying goodbye to the cold and hello to the 80 degree weather of the Caribbean. Princess […]

Serenade of the Seas Departs After Being Delayed From Water Pipe Bursting

Update: The Serenade of the Seas left New Orleans early Sunday afternoon and will sail a shortened six night cruise to the Bahamas.  Passengers who had their cruise canceled will receive a full refund and a future cruise certificate equal to their cruise fare. A broken water pipe shorting out an electric switchboard is being blamed for […]

Best New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2015

2015 will be an exciting year for the cruise industry as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, and Viking Cruises will all be launching new cruise ships.  Here is a look at the most anticipated cruise ships coming in 2015. MV Britannia (March 2015) The Britannia will be the largest cruise ship ever built by […]

Frozen Characters Coming to Disney Cruise Ships

Starting this summer, popular Frozen characters Anna, Elsa, and Olaf will be joining all four Disney Cruise Line’s ships for brand new experiences for the entire family.  These experiences include new production numbers, magical meet and greets, new deck party, and Olaf’s Summertime Freeze on Castaway Cay. A Day of Frozen Fun will debut this summer on […]

Carnival Vista Live: Updates & Details about Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest Ship

The Carnival Vista will begin sailing 18 cruises to Europe in May 2016 before heading to New York for a series of cruises.  The final home port for the Vista will be released soon. The ship will have the first IMAX theater at sea, the longest water-slide at sea at 455 feet, the largest Waterworks, family […]

Cruise Ships of the Future?

Cruise ships continue to evolve and that led us to ask the question, what will cruise ships look like in the future?  We searched the deep corners of the internet and found an interesting variety of mock-ups of cruise ships.  While most of these will never be built, here are some of the more interesting designs. […]

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 […]

Quantum of the Seas Now on Google Street View

Thanks to Google Street View, can now take an exclusive, all access virtual tour of the most technologically advanced cruise ship ever built, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas. This tour will give you the opportunity to explore everything the ship has to offer.  “Walk around the ship” and explore the ship’s dining facilities, staterooms, pool […]

First Impressions of the MSC Divina

Fresh off my first cruise with MSC, a quick two night cruise on the beautiful MSC Divina out of PortMiami, here are my six first impressions of the ship. Ship – From the stunning Swarovski crystal staircases in the atrium to the Bar Pasticceria Gelateria, the MSC Divina is one of the beautiful ships I have sailed […]