Melissa Mayntz

Avid, enthusiastic cruiser (30 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 18 years experience and thousands of articles published. Find out more about us here.

Two Carnival Cruise Ships Alter Itineraries Due to Hurricane Fiona

Carnival Freedom and Carnival Legend have both changed itineraries because of Hurricane Fiona, with alternative ports to enjoy instead.

Hurricane Fiona Strengthens, Continues Cruise Impacts

Hurricane Fiona has had a significant impact on Puerto Rico, and will affect further cruise ports and itineraries throughout the week.

Carnival Cruise Line Teams Up With Teen Artist at Port Tampa Bay

Ocean-inspired artwork constructed from surprising materials is now showcased at Port Tampa Bay to raise awareness for clean oceans.

Holland America Line Successfully Tests Biofuels on Cruise Ship

A full test of biofuels has finished aboard Holland America Line's MS Volendam, with very promising results for cleaner cruise ship fuel.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships Feeling Tropical Storm Fiona Impact

Several Royal Caribbean cruise ships will likely have schedule changes due to the strength and forecasted track of Tropical Storm Fiona.

Princess Cruises Unveils Its Newest, Largest Ship Ever

Princess Cruises has revealed the name of its largest ever vessel, as well as spectacular onboard features for a new era in cruising.

MSC Cruises Crew Member Rescued After Going Overboard

A crew member has been successfully recovered after deliberately going overboard MSC Splendida due to a personal argument.

Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship Rescues Makeshift Raft in the Caribbean

Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady has rescued a small makeshift raft of migrants north of Cuba in the Caribbean while en route to Bimini, Bahamas.

Carnival’s New Cruise Ship Is Another Step Closer to Completion

Carnival Celebration has a lot to celebrate with the completion of her sea trials. What is next before the ship sets sail?