Melissa Mayntz

Avid, enthusiastic cruiser (35+ cruises and counting!), having sailed on multiple cruise lines, 25+ different ships in a variety of classes, and visited ports of call in more than 6 countries, including Caribbean, Mexican, Alaskan, and Hawaiian ports. Widely traveled on multiple continents and homeported from Port Canaveral, as well as a professional freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years' experience and thousands of articles published. Find out more about us here.

Loyalty Programs – Should You Stay Loyal to One Cruise Line?

Cruise line loyalty programs including perk program details and are they worth it? Repeat cruisers can gain different cruise vacation benefits.

10 Pictures You Have to Take on a Carnival Cruise

Cruise tips on photos you really should take during a Carnival cruise. Get that perfect shot for ever lasting memories.

How to Buy a Cruise on Carnival Cruise Line

But how do you go about booking your cruise on Carnival Cruise Line? Take a look at booking with a travel agent or directly and don't forget to do research.

Should I Buy Cruise Insurance?

The question which really needs to be answered before your next cruise vacation is should I buy cruise insurance? All you need to know on buying travel insurance for cruises.

What to Do on the Last Sea Day of a Carnival Cruise

Carnival cruise sea day, what should you do on the last day? Tips so you don't waste the final day of your dream cruise vacation.

8 Things You Need to Avoid in a Cruise Port

Not all cruise vacation destinations are pleasant, here are tips on what to avoid when the ship is calling at the cruise port.

Cruise Ship Cabins to Avoid (Stateroom Booking Tips)

While you're planning your cruise vacation do check which cruise ship cabins you should not book. Cruise stateroom booking tips to read through no matter what cruise line.

What to Expect in a Cruise Ship Porthole Cabin

Everything you need to know about cruise ship porthole cabins. What is a porthole? The complete guide is here which can help you plan a cruise vacation.

Carnival Cruise Ships Worth Trying Out

We delve into the Carnival Cruise Ships which are worth taking a cruise vacation on. Tips to take note of before booking with Carnival Cruise Line.
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