Melissa Mayntz

Avid, enthusiastic cruiser (35 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 20 years' experience and thousands of articles published. Find out more about us here.

Princess Cruises Expands Availability of Exclusive Experience

More guests than ever will be able to take a culinary journey aboard Princess Cruises, no matter what stateroom they've booked.

Norwegian Cruise Line May Disappoint With Stateroom Changes

Norwegian Cruise Line is reclassifying some staterooms and removing a key benefit, which may disappoint some travelers but helps others.

Carnival Cruise Line Increasing Drink Package Pricing

Carnival Cruise Line is increasing the Cheers! drink package pricing in just a few days, but only on some cruises.

Carnival Cruise Line’s Flagship Celebrates the Bahamas

A grand event occurred aboard Carnival Celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of Bahamian independence and a new partnership connection.

Newest Celebrity Cruises Ship Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Celebrity Ascent has completed her sea trials with great results, and is one step closer to her debut in November 2023.

Another Cruise Line Introduces Vegan Menus Fleetwide

Princess Cruises is introducing a new vegan menu with delicious gourmet options in the main dining room of all its ships.

Over Half of Holland America Fleet Has Faster Internet for Guests

Holland America Line is more than halfway finished installing Starlink aboard its fleet, and will be finished faster than cruisers realize.

Annual Cruise Hive Awards Open for Best Ships, Cruise Lines and Ports

Voting opens for the annual Cruise Hive Awards, where readers can vote for the best ships, cruise lines and ports.

Princess Cruises Ship Delayed From Homeport

Enchanted Princess did not set sail on time for her latest cruise, but hopefully the engine issues are now resolved for smooth sailing.
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