About 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 our YouTube channel.

With over 30 cruises under our belts, we are available to comment on media stories surrounding cruise. We provide expert cruise advice in the media including magazines, TV and Newspapers. We have featured on CNN, CBS News, BBC and contributors to The Telegraph, Washington Post and The New York Times.

Since our first upload, our channel has quickly surged to over 80,000 YouTube subscribers and our rate of growth is increasing every day.

We are proud to be winners of the 2019 Wave Awards for best cruise blogger.

We have worked with many of the leading cruise lines and travel brands including Virgin Voyages, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises. Find out more about partnering with us.

Cruise with Ben & David team


Originally 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, Attractions Magazine and newspapers across the country.

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 different islands.


I originally come from Hull in Yorkshire and moved to Sunderland to study at University.

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, is the Norwegian Fjords because of the stunning views and unique ports of call.

Awards & Achievements

Wave Awards 2019 Winner

Wave Awards 2019

Favourite Cruise Travel Blogger

We were honoured to be awarded the Favourite Cruise Travel Blogger award at the Wave Awards 2019 ‘The Oscars’ of the cruise world. The award was voted for by the public.

Choose Cruise Club 2019

Founding Member

CLIA #ChooseCruise Club 2019

In partnership with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) the #ChooseCruise club is dedicated platform for bloggers to engage and benefit from access to all CLIA’s resources. We were chosen alongside 6 other bloggers to to be a founding member of the club.

Norwegian Encore Logo

Norwegian Encore Social Ambassador

Norwegian Cruise Line

We were chosen from six candidates to represent Norwegian Encore and follow its journey from construction to launch.