Melissa Mayntz

Avid, enthusiastic cruiser (35 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 20 years' experience and thousands of articles published. Find out more about us here.

Two Carnival Cruise Ships Delayed After Heavy Fog

Two Carnival cruise ships at two separate homeports were delayed for fog on Sunday, December 3. What does this mean for their next cruises?

Broken Carnival Cruise Ship Finally Arrives for Repairs

See Carnival Panorama making her historic way underneath a key Columbia River bridge on her way to dry dock!

Florida Cruise Port Alerts Passengers on Parking Impact

Road construction is affecting traffic and parking at multiple cruise terminals at the world's busiest cruise port.

Carnival Cruise Line Makes Significant Package Price Hike

Prices for all internet packages on Carnival Cruise Line will be increasing soon, but guests can lock in savings by pre-paying for packages.

Bahamas Port Officially Breaks All-Time Cruise Passenger Record

Nassau has officially set its highest ever annual cruise guest record, and there is still all of December to make that total even higher.

Carnival Cruise Ship Loses Distinctive Feature Temporarily

Carnival Panorama's whale tail has been removed and the ship is on the move toward the dry dock that will repair her engine troubles.

Cunard Line Continues Record Bookings for Black Friday Period

Cunard Line has set booking records during the start of the busy holiday shopping season, with Queen Anne sparking ever more interest.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Guests Help Rescue Shark

Guests from Ovation of the Seas jumped in to help a stranded basking shark in New Zealand, with a happy ending for the guests and the shark.

Carnival Cruise Line Delivers Critical Donations in Mexico

More than six tons of supplies have been delivered to port communities by Carnival Valor, bringing education, health, and fun to the ports.
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