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.

Disney Expedition Cruises to Offer New Adventures in 2023

Disney Expedition Cruises announces all-new adventures to the Arctic starting in 2023 and sailing with PONANT.

St. Kitts to Welcome New Cruises and Direct Flights During Winter Season

The Caribbean island of St. Kitts details new cruise calls and direct flight options during the Winter season.

Fourth Princess Cruise Ship Restarts Operations in the U.S.

Princess Cruises is underway with multiple vessels back sailing in the United States, including the Ruby Princess, which restarted over the weekend. The ship becomes the fourth Princess vessel to resume operations in the U.S.

SportSquare on Carnival’s Mardi Gras: What’s it Like?

Find out what the SportSquare is like on Carnival Cruise Line's first Excel-class vessel, Mardi Gras, including the ropes course and more.

Cruise Ships Are Returning, and Now It’s Up To You!

Now that cruise ships are returning to service, it's now up to you to support the industry and find out how to help cruises resume.

What’s It Like to Ride the First Roller Coaster at Sea?

Find out what's it like to ride BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea on Carnival Mardi Gras, the first Excel-class cruise ship in the fleet.

Cruise Planning Tips: Has it Changed in 2021?

Cruise planning tips in 2021 are more important than ever. How much has it changed to be fully prepared for a vacation at sea?

How Important a Vaccine Could Be for Cruises in 2021

Find out how important a vaccine could be for taking a cruise vacation. How it works and the requirements.

Why Are Cruises Still Being Canceled?

Find out why cruises are still being cancelled with cruise lines working through health protocols, planning test sailings and the global situation.
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