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.

Cruise Cancelled Due to Food and Beverage Issues

Marella Cruises is cancelling a week-long sailing due to food and beverage issues, but what might that mean?

P&O Cruises Ship to Receive Exciting Upgrades

New thrills are coming onboard Pacific Encounter during a three-week drydock in Singapore, before the ship returns to Australia.

Holland America Line Sets Best-Ever Booking Week

Holland America Line is the latest cruise line to see record-setting bookings for wave season, particularly for Alaska cruises.

Norwegian Cruise Ship Skips Private Island Due to Wind

High winds have caused a cancellation of the Norwegian Escape's visit to NCL's private island in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay.

Carnival Cruise Itinerary Changed for Unscheduled Maintenance

Carnival Splendor is swapping port visit days and dropping one port of call altogether for unscheduled but routine maintenance.

Royal Caribbean Notifies Guests of Smoking Ban in Mexico

A new smoking ban in Mexico will apply to cruise travelers, and they need to be prepared for possible consequences.

Norwegian Ship Finishes South Africa Deployment, Plans Another

Norwegian Jade is leaving South Africa, but Norwegian Dawn will be coming soon with more amazing itineraries in the region.

Norwegian Ship Delayed, Cancels Port Due to Winter Weather

Rotten weather in the Big Apple is delaying one Norwegian ship and causing additional itinerary changes for its one-way sailing.

Itinerary Change and Embarkation Delays for Disney Cruise Ship

One port of call change a 3-hour embarkation delay are essential for Disney Magic, but why? Learn how the itinerary is impacted.
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