Melissa Mayntz

Avid, enthusiastic cruiser (35 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 20 years' experience and thousands of articles published. Find out more about us here.

Cunard Line Continues Record Bookings for Black Friday Period

Cunard Line has set booking records during the start of the busy holiday shopping season, with Queen Anne sparking ever more interest.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Guests Help Rescue Shark

Guests from Ovation of the Seas jumped in to help a stranded basking shark in New Zealand, with a happy ending for the guests and the shark.

Carnival Cruise Line Delivers Critical Donations in Mexico

More than six tons of supplies have been delivered to port communities by Carnival Valor, bringing education, health, and fun to the ports.

Another Cruise Line Sets Thanksgiving Week Booking Records

Princess Cruises has had its best Thanksgiving Week bookings ever, with increased demand for ever more unique itineraries.

Second Icon-Class Ship to Call World’s Busiest Cruise Port Home

Star of the Seas, sister ship to Icon of the Seas, will homeport from Port Canaveral in 2025. But where will she be sailing?

More Changes for Radically Altered P&O Cruise

Pacific Adventure is having more changes on an already changed itinerary. What does this mean for the passengers onboard?

Florida Port Welcomes Newest Edge Class Celebrity Cruise Ship

Port Everglades has officially welcomed Celebrity Ascent just days ahead of the ship's christening ceremony.

Carnival Cruise Line Reveals New Loyalty Pins

The new design for the 2024 VIFP loyalty pins has been released, and Carnival Cruise Line guests will love it!

Carnival Cruise Line Is Testing a New Debarkation Procedure

Carnival Cruise Line is testing out a new debarkation procedure across four ships that includes the use of the Carnival Hub app.
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