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.

Carnival Makes a Huge Breakfast Change Some Guests Don’t Like

More and more eggs are being broken over Carnival's omelet choices, but what rumors are true and which are completely false?

Popular Carnival Tour to Be Available for Pre-Cruise Reservations

Carnival Cruise Line will soon be rolling out pre-cruise reservations for the Behind the Fun tour to all 26 ships.

Poor Weather Delays Carnival Cruise Ship Departure

Carnival Venezia stayed in New York unexpectedly due to rough weather, but is now underway after the overnight delay.

Carnival Ship Repairs Complete With No Further Cancellations

Carnival Panorama is on the way to have her whale tail reinstalled now that her engine repairs are complete.

Compensation Clarified for Month of Cancelled Cruises

Amazing compensation options are being made available to Ambassador Cruise Line guests affected by the sudden cancellation of their sailing.

Cyclone Forces Itinerary Change for Short Carnival Cruise

Carnival Luminosa must sail south instead of north because of a tropical cyclone, but guests have the choice to cancel if preferred.

Celebrity Cruises Changes Shore Tour Cancellation Policy

Celebrity Cruises will soon require guests to cancel shore tours sooner if necessary, eliminating last-minute cancellations.

Christmas on a Cruise Ship: What To Expect

Here's what you can expect when spending Christmas on a cruise ship. We'll also explain if it's really worth it.

Celebrity Cruises Informs Guests of Hawaii Itinerary Change

Celebrity Cruises has removed Lahaina from a 2025 itinerary, but why are they doing it so early when the port may be welcoming ships by then?
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