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.

Carnival Names First-Ever Ship Godfather for Carnival Venezia

Carnival Cruise Line has named its first ever godfather for the new Carnival Venezia and announced the date of the ship's naming ceremony.

Holland America Refreshes Popular Specialty Restaurant Menu

New dishes and revitalized classics are on the menu at Holland America Line's Canaletto specialty restaurant.

Carnival Cruise Ship Experiencing Technical Issues, Delayed Return

Carnival Panorama will be delayed arriving back to Long Beach this weekend - how will this affect guests onboard and on the next sailing?

Search Ends for Man Missing From Carnival Cruise Ship

The search has unfortunately ended for the man reported missing overboard from Carnival Magic, with unsuccessful results.

Princess Cruises Ship Revises Itinerary Once Again

Sky Princess is once again changing itineraries on the current sailing, bringing back a previously cancelled port of call.

Upgraded Cruise Port Officially Opens After 3 Years

Phase 1 of the new cruise port in Nassau has officially opened, bringing amazing new experiences to even more cruise travelers.

Contacting Carnival Cruise Line Brand Ambassador Now Trickier

Due to changes in Facebook's page options, John Heald has to make adjustments to how he can interact with Carnival cruisers.

Man Overboard From Carnival Cruise Ship, Search Ongoing

A man has been reported overboard from Carnival Magic and search operations are currently ongoing to locate the missing passenger.

Carnival Venezia Sets Sail With Venice Vibes and Special Guests

Carnival Venezia has arrived, bringing amazing Italian flair to the Carnival Cruises fleet as the ship departs on her maiden voyage.
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