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.

MSC Cruises Offers Summer 2024 Options Across the Fleet

MSC Cruises is offering outstanding cruise vacations for summer 2024, with options in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and northern Europe.

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Third Prima-Class Ship

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the name and new details of the third Prima-class ship, coming in 2025!

Celebrity Cruises Makes Dining Changes After Guest Feedback

Celebrity Cruises is rolling back some menu changes and bringing back guest favorites in the main dining rooms this month.

Carnival Cruise Ship Delayed for Clean-Up After Soot Discharge

Carnival Magic has been delayed in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos after a soot discharge and a clean-up operation.

Royal Caribbean Ship Changes Only Port of Call on Cruise

Anthem of the Seas only has one port of call on the current sailing, but bad weather is forcing a different port to be substituted instead.

Carnival Cruise Line Honoring Veterans With Homeport Tributes

Six Carnival cruise ships will host veterans events in early November, as well as donate to local VA chapters to support homeport veterans.

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Fleet Holiday Decoration Schedule

The 2023 holiday decoration schedule has been announced for the Carnival cruise ship fleet. Will your sailing be a festive one?

Royal Caribbean Raising Gratuity Rates for All Passengers

Royal Caribbean is raising its daily gratuity rate for all passengers by $2 starting in November 2023.

Carnival Cruise Line Addresses Bitterness Over Sweet Souvenir

Are guests getting an inferior, watered-down product instead of their favorite Mexican souvenir? What can Carnival Cruise Line do to help?
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