My name is Amanda and I am addicted to cruising. As a recent graduate of the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, I now have a B.S. in Marketing. Although this is really exciting, this blog is strictly about cruising. Many people have not been on a cruise and just think of the industry using the stereotypes that are well-known. I want to debunk the stereotypes and inspire everyone to travel via cruise ship and fall in love with it. For pictures of cruise ships, ports, activities and more, please head to Amanda Cruises on Instagram. You won’t be dissapointed!

My cruising history:

  1. Holland America Ship Westerdam
  2. Carnival Triumph
  3. Carnival Destiny (now the Sunshine)
  4. Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas
  5. Carnival Glory
  6. Carnival Dream
  7. Carnival Sensation
  8. Carnival Liberty
  9. Carnival Freedom
  10. Carnival Breeze
  11. Carnival Breeze (again)
  12. Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas
  13. Carnival Victory
  14. Norwegian Breakaway
  15. Carnival Conquest

Amanda Plavner


Feel free to contact me about anything related to this blog, cruising, or marketing!