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.

New Destination Gaining Popularity for Expedition Cruises

Great Lakes cruises offer more expedition options than many travelers realize, with multiple cruise lines offering amazing voyages.

Major U.S. Flight Delays and Cancellations Impact Cruisers

Hundreds of flights in the U.S. are delayed or cancelled due to nationwide technical problems, and cruisers are being impacted.

Cyclone Hale Impacts Another Cruise Ship Itinerary

Azamara Quest will be having an unexpected port call as the ship's itinerary is impacted by the storm in northern New Zealand.

New Viking Cruise Ship Named by Astronaut

Viking Neptune has been named by a very special godmother with intimate connections to both sea and space.

Cunard Celebrates 100 Years With Special Exhibition

Cunard is celebrating world cruises and cruise vacation photography with a special exhibition of 100 unique photos.

Carnival Cruise Line Offers Signature Items for Home

Do you want to bring the luxury feel of a Carnival cruise to your home? Now is your chance with these exclusive home items!

Royal Caribbean Ends 2022 With Very Impressive Numbers

Royal Caribbean has released impressive 2022 statistics about guests sailed, destinations visited, ziplines ridden, and more.

Celebrity Ship Performs Second Rescue at Sea in Five Days

Celebrity Beyond has rescued another boat in the Straits of Florida, the ship's second refugee encounter in 2023.

Norwegian Cruise Line Removing Ports to Lessen Carbon Footprint

Guests on Norwegian Joy will not be visiting Virginia as planned on at least eight different spring and summer sailings.
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