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.

More Itinerary Changes Impacting Four Carnival Cruise Ships

Itineraries have been changed on four Carnival cruise ships sailing in February, with Grand Cayman removed and other ports substituted instead.

Norwegian Cruise Line Update on Resumption of Cruises and Outlook

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has shared details about the company's operational and financial standings, including outlooks through 2022.

Norwegian Cruise Line to End Mandatory Face Mask Policy

Norwegian Cruise Line to end its mandatory face mask policy on sailings departing from March 1, 2022.

Cunard Reveals Name of New Ship, Fourth in Fleet

Cunard's newest ship, to be named Queen Anne, will debut in early 2024. Learn about this highly anticipated ship and her name's significance.

Cruise Lines in Talks to Restart Ship Visits to Grand Cayman

Is cruising closer to returning to the Cayman Islands? Recent talks have been promising about how to bring ships back to this popular port.

Azamara to Open New Miami Headquarters

Azamara's new headquarters in Coconut Grove reflect the line's laid back, luxury vibe and include new policies for employees' well-being.

Three Crystal Cruise Ships Arrested, One May Already Be for Sale

All 3 Crystal Cruises ships have been arrested, crew members are awaiting travel arrangements home, and one ship may already be for sale.

Carnival Splendor Heading to North America, More Australia Sailings Canceled

Carnival Cruise Line is temporarily removing its last ship from Australia and Carnival Splendor is heading to North America - but where?

Holland America Cruise Ship Delayed Until Mid-June 2022

Holland America's Westerdam will not be resuming operations when planned, and with several Alaskan sailings now canceled, guests will be rebooked on Eurodam.
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