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.

Norwegian Cruise Line Informs Guests of Possible Unexpected Challenges

Norwegian Cruise Line sends a letter to guests and travel agents warning them of possible unexpected challenges.

Norwegian Cruise Line Won’t Be Offering Drop-Off Services at Splash Academy

Norwegian Cruise Line informs guests that its Splash Academy drop-off services won't be offered due to the ongoing pandemic.

Carnival Releases Latest Cruise Director Schedule

Carnival Cruise Line releases the latest cruise director schedule assignments across the fleet well into 2022.

Rhapsody of the Seas to Offer Itineraries From Cyprus in 2022 and 2023

Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas cruise ship to homeport in Limassol, Cyprus in 2022 and 2023 offering cruises to the Greek Isles, Greece, Israel, Egypt and Turkey.

Carnival Cruise Line Shares Update on Fluid Situation and Expectations

Carnival Cruise Line sends a letter to guests on upcoming sailings covering expectations for cruising during concerns of Omicron.

Royal Caribbean Extends Mask Policy Through January

Royal Caribbean extends its mask policy through January 2022 due to Omicron concerns. Smoking in the Casino will continue to be banned too.

Royal Caribbean Cancels Spectrum of the Seas Sailing in Hong Kong

Due to guidance from local authorities in Hong Kong, Royal Caribbean cancels Spectrum of the Seas' January 6 departure.

Norwegian Cruise Line Adjusts Final Payment Deadlines

Norwegian Cruise Line recently extended its final payment deadline through April 30, 2022, and to 60 days rather than the previous 160 days before sailing.

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Sailings on 8 Ships, Some Into April

Norwegian Cruise Line cancels sailings on eight ships due to ongoing travel restrictions, including ships in the US, Hawaii, Europe, and Panama.
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