About Us

Formally known as Honest Cruising, we are now Cruise with Ben & David.

Cruise with Ben & David began as a passion project two years ago as a way to share our love to cruising and dispel the old stereotypes.

We produce high quality cruise ship tours, stateroom tours, cruise vlogs and cruise advice on YouTube.

Since our first upload, we have been blown away at the response to our channel. We have surged to over 10,000 YouTube subscribers and growing each day.

In our day jobs, we’re industry professionals specialising in television production, design and social media.

We have worked with most of the large cruise lines across all sectors including Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, MSC Cruises and Viking Cruise Line.

In addition, we have been selected as the ambassadors for the CLIA Choose Cruise campaign and nominated as Best Cruise Bloggers at the 2019 Wave Awards.

Ben

Originally I come from Sunderland in North East England. After studying at Sunderland University, I began my career as a camera operator for the BBC and Discovery Channel.

As well as video production, photography is also a passion and I have previously produced photography freelance for the BBC, various travel publications and and local newspapers across the country.

Currently, I am a Digital Communications Executive specialising in Twitter and YouTube.

What I love most about cruising are the destinations. You are able to see so many countries in one trip without the need to keep unpacking your suitcase.

My favourite destination is the Caribbean as I love the sunshine and visiting the different islands.

My cruise goals are to complete a World Voyage and sail the Panama Canal.

David

I originally come from Hull in Yorkshire and moved to Sunderland to study which is where I met Ben. This can explain my strange mixed-northern accent.

Back on dry land, I am a Head of Design at a digital media company based in London. I have had the opportunity to work with brands such as the Financial Times and the Telegraph

My favourite part of cruising is sailing away. I love the feeling when you are pulling from a dock and seeing the land disappear in the ship’s wake.

My favourite destination,  so far in the Norwegian Fjords because of the stunning views and unique ports of call

My cruise goals are to see Alaska, Australia and the Pacific.

Previous Cruises

2014 Disney Magic – Westbound Transatlantic
Ports of Call: Barcelona, Malaga, Teneriffe, St Kitts, Barbados, San Juan

2015 Disney Magic – Western Caribbean
Ports of Call: Port Canaveral , Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth (Jamaica), Castaway Cay

2016 P&O Britannia – Eastbound Transatlantic
Ports of Call: Barbados, Saint Kitts, St Maarten, Ponta Delgada, Southampton

2016 Ovation of the Seas – 3 Night Pre-Inaugeral
Ports of Call: Southampton, Rotterdam

2017 Norwegian Getaway – The Baltic
Ports of Call: Copenhagen, Warnemünde (for Rostock), Tallin, Saint Petersburg, Helsinki, Gothenburg

2017 MSC Meravigilia – Mediterranean
Ports of Call: Rome (Pre-Cruise), Naples, Messina, Valletta, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Civitavecchia

2018 Norwegian Bliss – Inaugural Sailing
Ports of Call: Bremerhaven, Southampton

2018 Sapphire Princess – Mediterranean Adventure
Ports of Call: Civitavecchia, Livorno (for Florence & Pisa), Monte Carlo, Barcelona,  Gibraltar, Le Harve, Southampton

2018 Viking Sea – ‘Into The Midnight Sun’
Ports of Call: Tromsø, Geiranger, Molde, Bergen

2018 Independence of the Seas – Taste of Netherlands and Belgium
Ports of Call: Southampton, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge (for Bruges)