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.

Queen Mary Repairs in Long Beach to Start This Month

A stunning part of cruise ship history, the Queen Mary in Long Beach is scheduled to be repaired and may reopen to guests later this year.

NFL Rookie of the Year to Help Rookie Cruisers Win a Carnival Cruise

PepsiCo and Carnival Cruise Line have teamed up to give away up to 15 cruises. How can you enter to win a cruise getaway?

Carnival Cruise Line Celebrates Six Months of Mardi Gras

Carnival is celebrating 6 months of Mardi Gras and looking ahead to even more extra-large fun with the next two Excel-class ships.

Cruise Ship Causes Rocket Launch Scrub at Cape Canaveral

A cruise ship caused the January 30 SpaceX rocket launch to be scrubbed, but which ship was responsible and how could this conflict occur?

Crystal Serenity to Debark in Bimini After Denial in Aruba

Crystal Serenity has not been permitted to debark in Aruba as planned, but is diverting to Bimini in The Bahamas to help guests get home.

Oasis-Class Cruise Ship Itinerary Change Due to Pier Construction

Allure of the Seas will not be visiting the Dominican Republic, but will instead call on Labadee - the first of several itinerary changes.

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Suspension in Australia – Again

There are more cancellations for two Carnival ships in Australia, but is there hope on the horizon that cruises may be resuming soon?

Carnival Cruise Line and Daon to Speed Up Embarkations with VeriFLY

Carnival Cruise Line and Daon have announced a partnership to use the VeriFLY app for health screenings and vaccination records, easing the embarkation process.

How to Make Carnival Cruise Line’s Melting Chocolate Cake

Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with Carnival Cruise Line's famous Melting Chocolate Cake recipe! Surprisingly easy for anyone to bake.
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