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.

Last Minute Itinerary Change Confirmed for Carnival Cruise Ship

Just days before sailing, Carnival Cruise Line has dropped one port, added another, and changed visit days for a 15-night Hawaiian cruise.

Carnival Cruise Ship Assists Drifting Boat in the Caribbean

Carnival Horizon has assisted Cuban refugees on its current voyage, marking at least 7 such rescues by Carnival ships this year.

Popular Character Breakfast Returning to All Carnival Cruise Ships

Carnival's Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast will be available fleetwide beginning October 1, along with more Seuss at Sea offerings.

Cruise Line Accidentally Charges Couple Almost $100K for Dinner

How would you react if you were accidentally charged almost $100K for an Italian dinner on a cruise ship? This really happened to one couple!

Carnival Cruise Ship Skips Another Port Due to Tropical Storm

Carnival Panorama will not be making the last-minute call on Ensenada that was added to its itinerary, due to tropical storm Kay.

Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Legacy of Cruise Ships

After the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we look back at her connection with the cruise industry as godmother to several vessels.

Multiple Itineraries Changed for Largest Norwegian Cruise Ship

Norwegian Encore is removing Skagway from many of its remaining Alaskan itineraries, due to the ongoing dock closure.

Carnival Cruise Ship Changes Itinerary Due to Hurricane Kay

Carnival Panorama has changed nearly everything on its current Mexican Riviera itinerary as a result of Hurricane Kay.

Carnival Cruise Line Ending Alaskan Season, Heading to Australia

Carnival Splendor is underway to Australia, Carnival Miracle is on its last Alaskan cruise, and Carnival Spirit has just one more departure.