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 Nearing $3 Billion Deal to Acquire Luxury Cruise Lines

Reuters is reporting that Norwegian Cruise Line is nearing a deal to acquire Prestige Cruises International Inc for $3 billion.  Norwegian is currently the third largest cruise operator in the world and the deal would give the cruise line a part of the luxury cruise market. Prestige Cruises operates the luxury cruise lines Oceania and Regent […]

Construction Beings on Pinnacle Class Cruise Ship by Holland America

This past week, Holland America Line celebrated the beginning of construction on their newest cruise ship when the keel was laid at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. This new class of ship will be the Pinnacle Class and will hold 2,650 passengers.  The ship will be the largest cruise ship ever built by Holland America […]

Coral Reef in Cayman Islands Crushed by Cruise Ship Anchor

The Cayman Compass is reporting that the Carnival Magic mistakenly dropped anchor in an unauthorized zone damaging pristine live coral in Georgetown, Grand Cayman on Wednesday. Tim Austin, the deputy director of the Department of Environment, said that due to the size of the large anchor, damage was significant. Live coral and sediment were crushed under […]

Night Club Under the Stars Coming to the Regal Princess

The Night Sky

Princess Cruises has announced a new nighttime experience that will make its debut this fall on the Regal Princess.  For one night on the week long cruises to the Caribbean, the adults only Retreat Pool will be transformed into a chic and contemporary outdoor nightclub. The Night Sky Lounge will offer guests an upbeat and […]

The Smart Ship, Royal Caribbean’s Game Changing Cruise Ship

When Royal Caribbean released more details about the Quantum of the Seas on Monday, there left little doubt in anyone’s mind that this new cruise ship will be industry changing and the most technologically advanced cruise ship ever built. The Quantum will be offering Smart Check-in, which means that there will literally be no check […]

16 Cruise Hacks & Tips That Everyone Should Know

1. Use the ship’s WIFI while in port - Some cruise ships will connect to terrestrial broadband while in port. This will give you increased internet speeds compared to when the ship is at sea and connecting to satellites 20,000 miles away.   2. Free WIFI in Port - Looking for a place to connect to free WIFI while in […]

Hurricane Cristobal Has Cruise Lines Making Itinerary Changes

Hurricane Cristobal, the 3rd hurricane of the 2014 hurricane season, currently has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and is moving north at 15 mph. As the hurricane moves north, it is expected to pass east of the Carolinas and to the west of Bermuda.  Cruise lines have been altering cruise itineraries for the past […]

First Annual Bon Voyage Cruise Awards Announced

Bon Voyage, a digital travel magazine published by CruiseLine.com, has released their first annual editor’s choice awards. There were 35 different awards handed out in a variety of cruise categories. “We were so inspired by the amount of quality cruising on the market today that we wanted to acknowledge the excellence in a formal way. […]

Video: Carnival Cruise Line Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge To All 24 Cruise Ships

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced that they have met their goal raising over $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Now, the world’s largest cruise line has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to help fight Lou Gehrig’s disease. The challenge was accepted by Matt Mitcham, the cruise director on the […]

Quantum of the Seas Float Out Pictures & Video

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas is the most anticipated new cruise ship in 2014.  This new class of ship by Royal Caribbean will be the most innovated and technologically advanced cruise ship that has ever been built.  The ship is scheduled to be completed in November 2014 and will be based out of the New York […]