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.

P&O Cruises Introduces New Fee That May Be Controversial

Parents may not appreciate a new cancellation fee on P&O Cruises, while other parents think it's a good way to ensure space for everyone.

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Dates for Halloween Sailings

Get ready for spooky fun - find out every date for 2024 Carnival Cruise Line Halloween sailings and what frights to expect onboard!

Residence Ship Delayed Just Before Years-Long Cruise

Villa Vie's Odyssey will not be departing as planned, but the new delay is minimal and will ensure the ship is operating safely and cleanly.

Carnival Cruise Ship Finishes Dry Dock and Resumes Service

Carnival Legend has finished her dry dock and is now welcoming guests again with new spaces and special mementos onboard.

Carnival Splendor Drops Multiple Ports on Two Sailings Due to Unrest

Unrest in Noumea has caused dramatic itinerary changes to two June sailings of Carnival Splendor. What can guests do?

MSC Cruises Reportedly In Talks for Record-Breaking New Ships

MSC Cruises is reportedly in discussions for the largest ships ever for the line, but where will they be built, and when could they set sail?

MSC Cruises Dramatically Expanding in US for Winter 2025-2026

MSC Cruises will be offering more than ever before for US cruisers during the 2025-2026 winter sailing season with 7 ships from 4 homeports.

Princess Cruises to Extend Sailings in Japan and Asia

Due to skyrocketing demand, Princess Cruises will offer even more voyages in Japan and Asia in 2025 and 2026.

Popular Mexican Cruise Port Will Be First With Facial Recognition

New technology will be implemented in Cozumel to help ease lines and crowds while enhancing security and efficiency.
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