Melissa Mayntz

Avid, enthusiastic cruiser (35 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 20 years' experience and thousands of articles published. Find out more about us here.

Carnival Cruise Line Updates Ship Deployments Through October

Carnival Cruise Line has released redeployment plans affecting four ships, as well as details on their new homeports and itineraries.

Michael Leavitt Appointed to Royal Caribbean Group Board of Directors

Michael Leavitt has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Royal Caribbean Group, bringing a long history of leadership to his role.

Second LNG Ship for Carnival Cruise Line Floats Out at Shipyard

Carnival Celebration has floated out for the first time, marking a major milestone and one step closer to the ship's November debut.

Celebrity Cruises Adjusts Mask Policy – What About Other Cruise Lines?

Vaccinated Celebrity Cruises guests will not be required to wear masks after February 12, but how does that compare to other lines' policies?

Princess Cruises Details Summer Season, Begins U.S. Sailings Early

Princess Cruises will offer the line's first ever summer of sailings to Mexico, Hawaii, and the California Coast with Sapphire Princess.

Christening Details Announced for AIDA’s Second LNG Cruise Ship

The naming ceremony, christening, and celebratory voyage details for AIDAcosma have been announced, welcoming the ship to the AIDA fleet in amazing style.

Holland America Bringing Six Ships, 14-Day Itineraries to Alaska in 2023

Holland America Line will offer amazing options to explore Alaska in 2023, with six ships and itineraries up to 14 days in the Last Frontier.

Norwegian Cruise Line Updates Guests on Upcoming Requirements

Norwegian Cruise Line will soon require just one pre-cruise test and the line is permitting unvaccinated young cruisers aboard with limited exemptions.

More Itinerary Changes Impacting Four Carnival Cruise Ships

Itineraries have been changed on four Carnival cruise ships sailing in February, with Grand Cayman removed and other ports substituted instead.
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