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.

Over Half of Holland America Fleet Has Faster Internet for Guests

Holland America Line is more than halfway finished installing Starlink aboard its fleet, and will be finished faster than cruisers realize.

Annual Cruise Hive Awards Open for Best Ships, Cruise Lines and Ports

Voting opens for the annual Cruise Hive Awards, where readers can vote for the best ships, cruise lines and ports.

Princess Cruises Ship Delayed From Homeport

Enchanted Princess did not set sail on time for her latest cruise, but hopefully the engine issues are now resolved for smooth sailing.

Port Enjoys Only 5-Ship Day of Cruise Season

At the peak of the fall foliage cruise season, one popular Canadian port is hosting five ships in a single day - the most of the entire year.

Couple Sails Into Retirement With 51 Consecutive Cruises

What is it like to take 51 back-to-back cruises on the same ship? One Australian couple is living the experience in their retirement.

Port Ends Great Season With Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Pride enjoyed a great season from Dover, but the ship will not be returning in 2024 - one of her sister vessels will.

Royal Caribbean Renames Signature Loyalty Venue Across Fleet

The Diamond Lounge is getting a new but very familiar name across the Royal Caribbean fleet, but guests will still recognize the venue.

Royal Caribbean Ship to Head in Opposite Direction on Adjusted Itinerary

Due to bad weather, Liberty of the Seas can not follow her scheduled itinerary, and the alternate schedule is in the opposite direction.

Carnival Increasing Internet Prices for Some Sailings

Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed an increase to internet package pricing for ships sailing in one particular region of the world.
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