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.

Cunard Line Cancels Sailings for Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria will not return to service until June, and will undergo a brief dry-dock before welcoming passengers aboard again.

Disney Cruise Line Reveals More Details About its New Cruise Ship

More details have been announced about the new entertainment and family experiences aboard Disney Wish, including shows and themed venues.

Viking Cruises to Reach All Seven Continents with Expeditions

Viking Octantis has successfully begun the Antarctic season, bringing the cruise line to all seven continents with phenomenal voyages.

Cruises Cancelled in Early 2023 for Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Almost 3 months of sailings are cancelled for Mariner of the Seas' drydock, and impacted guests have several options to choose from instead.

Itinerary Changes for Two Redeployed Carnival Cruise Ships

The Panama Canal transit cruise and a number of Alaska sailings have changed itineraries because of being transferred off Carnival Freedom.

CDC Lowers Cruise Travel Warning to Level 3

The CDC has lowered the cruise travel COVID-19 warning to Level 3, but what does this mean for cruise travel and onboard protocols?

Carnival Cruise Line Celebrating 50 Years with Exclusive Sailabrations

Carnival is celebrating its 50th birthday with a series of sailabrations - special cruises pack with 50 years of Fun Ship fun!

Carnival Offering Limited Affordable Testing Before Short Cruises

New details have been revealed about Carnival's $10 at-the-pier tests, including ships they are available for, as well as other testing options.

Former Carnival Cruise Ship Arrives in Pakistan for Scrapping

After a long and Fun-filled history, Carnival Fascination reaches the end of her service as she arrives for scrapping in Gadani, Pakistan.
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