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.

Two More Celebrity Cruises Ships Return to Service

Two more Celebrity Cruises ships have restarted operations with Celebrity Reflection from Fort Lauderdale and Celebrity Constellation from Tampa.

Holland America Line Launches Kids Cruise Free Offer

Holland America Line launches 'Kids Cruise Free' promotion just in time for the holiday season and for sailings through Spring 2022.

Viking Cruises Announces New 2023 Summer Season Sailings

Viking Cruises announces new expedition voyages for summer 2023, including Immersive Two-Week Journey Exploring North America's Great Lakes.

Disney Expedition Cruises to Offer New Adventures in 2023

Disney Expedition Cruises announces all-new adventures to the Arctic starting in 2023 and sailing with PONANT.

St. Kitts to Welcome New Cruises and Direct Flights During Winter Season

The Caribbean island of St. Kitts details new cruise calls and direct flight options during the Winter season.

Fourth Princess Cruise Ship Restarts Operations in the U.S.

Princess Cruises is underway with multiple vessels back sailing in the United States, including the Ruby Princess, which restarted over the weekend. The ship becomes the fourth Princess vessel to resume operations in the U.S.

SportSquare on Carnival’s Mardi Gras: What’s it Like?

Find out what the SportSquare is like on Carnival Cruise Line's first Excel-class vessel, Mardi Gras, including the ropes course and more.

What’s It Like to Ride the First Roller Coaster at Sea?

Find out what's it like to ride BOLT, the first rollercoaster at sea on Carnival Mardi Gras, the first Excel-class cruise ship in the fleet.

Cruise Planning Tips: Has it Changed in 2021?

Cruise planning tips in 2021 are more important than ever. How much has it changed to be fully prepared for a vacation at sea?
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