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.

Norwegian Cruise Line to Open All Youth Programs by Summer

Families have good news from Norwegian Cruise Line as all youth programs fleet-wide will be open and fully staffed by June 1.

Itinerary Reversed for Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas will sail in reverse order but visit the same ports during its July 4 sailing, but why?

Cayman Islands Looking to Increase Cruise Visits

Cayman Islands and major cruise lines have reached an agreement to enhance travel to the popular Caribbean port and support local economies.

Youth Program Restrictions Eased on Carnival Cruise Ships

Carnival Cruise Line is dropping vaccination requirements for its youth programs, but registration is required for all ages.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Sailings Adjusted Due to Berthing Conflict

The Royal Caribbean ship's December 17 has been moved to December 16, and unconfirmed reports note the cruise may be shortened by a day.

Norwegian Cruise Ship Capacity Limited to Combat Crew Shortages

Guest capacity will now be limited on Pride of America and more restaurants are closed due to staffing shortages.

Search Suspended for Woman Overboard Celebrity Cruise Ship

The search for a 40-year-old woman from a Celebrity cruise ship is called off by the US Coast Guard in Alaska.

Carnival Cruise Line Provides Update on Bermuda Requirement

Four upcoming Carnival cruises are impacted by additional fee requirements in Bermuda - is your sailing affected?

Cruise Lines and Ports Work Towards First-of-its-Kind Green Corridor to Alaska

Cruise lines, ports, and other maritime authorities committed today to more sustainable travel in Alaska with a green corridor initiative.
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