Melissa Mayntz

Avid, enthusiastic cruiser (35+ cruises and counting!), having sailed on multiple cruise lines, 25+ 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 and homeported from Port Canaveral, 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.

Royal Caribbean Ship Delayed for the Second Cruise in a Row

Mariner of the Seas will be returning to Galveston several hours late on a cruise that already had her embarkation delayed by a day.

Guest Missing From Princess Cruises Ship Found Safe

The American teen missing from Caribbean Princess in Germany has been found safe, but at a startling distance from the cruise port.

Desperate Help Needed to Save Iconic American Ocean Liner

A new donation campaign to save the SS United States has been launched, but the deadline is tight to save the vessel.

Carnival Cruise Gift Cards: What You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about Carnival cruise gift cards. Where to find them and how to use them onboard.

American Passenger Missing After Leaving Princess Cruise Ship

A teen boy is missing from Caribbean Princess during a northern European cruise after he did not return to the ship at a port in Germany.

Jamaica Ports Reopen After Hurricane Beryl, Cozumel Closed

Cruise ports in Jamaica have reopened following Hurricane Beryl, but Cozumel remains closed as the storm crosses the Yucatan Peninsula today.

Royal Caribbean Ship Must Depart Early Due to Container Vessel

Extra port traffic means Symphony of the Seas must set sail earlier than planned on her next sailing to ensure a clear channel.

Hurricane Causes Itinerary Changes for Two More Carnival Ships

Two more Carnival ships are steering clear of Hurricane Beryl as the storm approaches the Yucatan Peninsula this weekend.

Disney Ship Gets Iceland Itinerary Change Due to Construction

Disney Dream will not be visiting both ports in Iceland as scheduled, but the reason is outside the cruise line's control.
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