Melissa Mayntz

Avid, enthusiastic cruiser (30 cruises and counting!), having sailed on multiple cruise lines, 20+ 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, as well as a professional freelance writer and editor with more than 18 years experience and thousands of articles published. Find out more about us here.

60+ Creative Homeschool Ideas About Cruises

More than 60 cruise ideas for homeschooling! Creative projects and activities to help kids learn more about cruises.

How to Social Distance Effectively on a Cruise?

Cruise and travel tips on how to effectively social distance on a cruise vacation. A guide on helping you keep safe on the cruise ship and in port.

COVID-19 Forces Cruise Travel Magazine to End Publication

Cruise Travel magazine, the world’s leading cruise vacation print magazine, has ceased publication and will no longer be available to inspire, encourage, and inform cruise passengers and travel lovers.

10 Reasons to Choose a Carnival Cruise in 2021

Take a look at the reasons to choose a Carnival Cruise in 2021 with new health procedures in place and new ways to enjoy a fun-filled vacation.

How to Speed Up Your Cruise Refund

Is it possible to speed up your refund from a cancelled cruise vacation? Yes, if you are prepared for the refund process and use easy tricks to make the refund more efficient.

Will the Cruise Industry Be Back to Normal in 2021?

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues and cruises are on hold for months, it is natural for eager passengers to wonder if the cruise industry will be back to normal in 2021. The answer, however, is more complicated than a simple yes or no.

10 Books to Help You Plan Your Next Cruise

We've got 10 books which can help you plan your next cruise vacation. Travel tips on regions including the Caribbean, Alaska and Mediterranean.

8 Fun and Modern Trends in Family Cruises

Fun trends to look forward to for family cruises, new cruise ships means new exciting features to enjoy for a cruise vacation.

8 Things Cruise Ships Are Doing Now During the Suspension

Find out what cruise ships are doing right now during the suspension of cruise operations. Including things to reduce costs and repatriating crew members.