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.

Five Itinerary Changes for Four Carnival Cruise Ships

Five different Carnival cruise ship sailings for four different vessels have slight itinerary changes in 2024 and 2025.

New York Officials Push to Ban Polluting Cruise Ships

New York may soon require cruise ships to hook up to shore power, even though such capability isn't present at every cruise terminal.

Major Cruise Homeport Warns of Traffic Difficulties in Coming Days

Tuesday is a busy day and the weekend will be even busier in Southampton, with 11 ships scheduled from Friday through Sunday.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Cancels Ports Due to Bad Weather

Radiance of the Seas will not be visiting most of the Alaskan ports on the original itinerary, but generous compensation is being offered.

Last Giant Oasis-Class Ship Floats Out at Shipyard

Utopia of the Seas has floated out in France, and the last of the Oasis class ships is one step closer to her 2024 debut.

New Carnival Cruise Line Menu Begins Rolling Out

Guests who follow a vegan diet will enjoy the delicious new options being rolled out across the Carnival Cruise Line fleet.

Carnival Cruise Line Removing Venue Most Passengers Won’t Miss

Carnival Cruise Line is removing a mainstay venue from its ships, but guests are noticing the loss. Will it change your mind about cruising?

Popular Spanish Port Expecting Busy Fall Season, Inaugural Visits

The Port of Malaga will see seven inaugural visits from different vessels this fall, with more than 200,000 passengers in the coming months.

Princess Cruises Cancels Visit Six Months Ahead of Cruise

Princess Cruises is removing Lahaina as a port of call six months before the ship sets sail - why not visit another Maui port?
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