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.

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.

Norwegian Cruise Line Update on Resumption of Cruises and Outlook

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has shared details about the company's operational and financial standings, including outlooks through 2022.

Norwegian Cruise Line to End Mandatory Face Mask Policy

Norwegian Cruise Line to end its mandatory face mask policy on sailings departing from March 1, 2022.

Cunard Reveals Name of New Ship, Fourth in Fleet

Cunard's newest ship, to be named Queen Anne, will debut in early 2024. Learn about this highly anticipated ship and her name's significance.

Cruise Lines in Talks to Restart Ship Visits to Grand Cayman

Is cruising closer to returning to the Cayman Islands? Recent talks have been promising about how to bring ships back to this popular port.
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