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.

Carnival Cruise Line Temporarily Closes Two Specialty Dining Venues

Two popular specialty dining venues are temporarily closing due to staffing issues across almost all Carnival cruise ships.

Carnival Cruise Line Working on Crew Shortages

Brand ambassador John Heald offers insight to how Carnival Cruise Line may be working on crew staffing shortages to improve guest experiences.

Carnival Cruise Line Offers First Weddings and Vow Renewals Since 2020

More normalcy returns to cruising as Carnival Cruise Line is restarting its wedding and vow renewal packages for September bookings and beyond.

Carnival Cruise Guests Get Lucky During Port Canaveral Departure

Mardi Gras guests got an up close, amazing view of a rocket launch just as they launched their cruise vacation from Port Canaveral today.

Port of Galveston Traffic Situation Improving

Good news for cruise travelers in Galveston as traffic lanes have been restored and it will now be easier to reach the port.

Zaandam Restarts, One More Holland America Line Ship to Go

Zaandam has restarted with a repositioning cruise from Florida to New England, and will offer various itineraries over the next few months.

New Cruise Terminal in Alaska Welcomes First Two Ships

Sitka's new cruise terminal offers shopping, excursions, dining, and more to welcome cruise passengers, with many lines scheduled for 2022.

Newest Ocean Ship Delivered to Viking Cruises From Fincantieri

Viking has welcomed a new sister ship to its fleet, part of the line's 25th anniversary celebration, with more ships to come later this year.

Carnival Cruise Line Advising More Travel Time to Galveston Cruise Port

I-45 road construction can increase travel time to the Port of Galveston by several hours, so guests need to be prepared for delays.
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