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.

Carnival Cruise Line Reverses Unpopular Pre-Cruise Decision

Carnival Cruise Line guests will once again be able to pre-purchase bottles of liquor, but with more limits and not on every cruise.

New Cunard Itineraries Offer Rare Three Queen Opportunity

Cunard has released a new series of itineraries for all of its ships, including the upcoming Queen Anne's first summer season.

Carnival Cruise Line Plans Special Holiday Events for All Ships

Carnival Cruise Line has revealed details on special holiday entertainment and activities onboard all its ships.

Challenging Day at Major Homeport for Cruise Ship Passengers

Higher than anticipated traffic and congestion was a result of Wonder of the Seas' delay into Port Canaveral, but why?

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New Magic for 25th Anniversary in 2023

Disney Cruise Line has teased details about a summer of celebrations to commemorate 25 years of magical cruise vacations.

Carnival Cruise Line Clarifies Muster Drill Plan

Rumors are spreading that Carnival Cruise Line will return to in-person safety briefings, but the cruise line has clarified its policies.

Cruise Ship Misses Port of Call Due to Outbreak

The Cunard ship Queen Elizabeth has canceled a call to Bali and will arrive in Fremantle earlier than planned due to an outbreak on board.

Disney Cruise Ship Deals With Fire After Electrical Short

A small fire was quickly extinguished aboard Disney Wonder, but not before areas of two decks were evacuated and a theme party was delayed.

Overboard Carnival Cruise Passenger Rescued in Gulf of Mexico

A passenger missing from the Carnival Valor cruise ship has been rescued after search efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.
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