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.

Outbreak Impacts Cruise Passengers on P&O Ship

A significant norovirus outbreak is being reported on the current sailing of P&O Cruises' Ventura, with conflicting reports of severity.

Cruise Line Answers Plea to Help Stranded Students After Airline Collapse

A group of teenage volunteers stranded after cancelled flights will sail home in style thanks to P&O Cruises Australia.

Captain of Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas Passes Away

A popular Royal Caribbean ship captain has passed away following a recent medical evacuation from Harmony of the Seas.

Cruise Line Cancels Visits to South Pacific Destination Over Unrest

At least two ports of call are changed for Pacific Adventure to avoid regional tensions, and additional cruises may also be impacted.

Passenger Loses Out on Antarctica Cruise Over Lost Luggage

Lost luggage led to losing an entire once-in-a-lifetime Antarctica cruise for one UK passenger when she didn't use a carryon bag.

Carnival Cruise Line Cancels Sailings on Four Ships for Dry Dock

Carnival Cruise Line is cancelling multiple sailings in 2026 for new dry dock plans on four different ships from US homeports.

P&O Cruises Guest Denied Boarding Over Wheelchair Declaration

A disabled guest was not permitted to bring his mobility scooter onboard P&O Cruises' Ventura, but why not?

Godmother Named for Second Margaritaville at Sea Ship

A very appropriate and outstanding godmother has been named for the upcoming Margaritaville at Sea Islander.

Celebrity Cruises Ship Begins First-Ever UK Sailing Season

Celebrity Apex is beginning her season from Southampton, the first-ever Edge-class ship to homeport from the UK.
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