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 Cancels 2023 Northern Europe Sailings

Norwegian Getaway will not be offering its 2023 Baltic sailings, but where will the ship be sailing instead?

Oceania Cruises Has One of Its Best Booking Days Ever

Oceania Cruises is setting more booking records for 2023 and 2024 - which itineraries and ports of call are most popular?

Multiple Itinerary Changes for Two Carnival Ships

Itinerary changes are affecting more than 60 sailings for two Carnival cruise ships, but why? What impact will the changes have?

Princess Cruise Ship Itinerary Changed Again, Ports Canceled

More itinerary changes have been made to the first sailing of Crown Princess, with other itineraries adjusted in May and June. But why?

Fire Reported During Refueling Operations for Celebrity Cruise Ship

A fire broke out during refueling for a Celebrity Cruises ship in Civitavecchia, Italy.

Full Norwegian Cruise Line Fleet Has Officially Restarted

The Great Cruise Comeback is complete as Norwegian Cruise Line has officially restarted all 17 of its ships, despite restart challenges.

Ninth Holland America Line Ship Resumes Service, Two Yet to Come

MS Oosterdam has restarted operations in the Mediterranean, and the last two Holland America Line ships will resume sailings in May and June.

Celebrity Cruise Canceled for Urgent Dry Dock Due to Marine Growth on Ship Hull

Celebrity Eclipse has had changes to its first Alaska sailing and the second sailing canceled to deal with the issue.

Kelly Clarkson Joining Norwegian Cruise Line’s Giving Joy Program

Award-winning star Kelly Clarkson will perform at the Giving Joy award ceremony aboard Norwegian Prima, honoring the 100 winning teachers.