Melissa Mayntz

Avid, enthusiastic cruiser (30 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 18 years experience and thousands of articles published. Find out more about us here.

Costa Cruises Cancels a Year of Sailings for One Ship

All of Costa Fortuna's sailings from Istanbul from April 2023 through April 2024 have been canceled, but why, and what's next for the ship?

Ship Change for World Cruise One Week Before Sailing

AIDA Cruises has swapped ships for a 117-night World Cruise setting sail next week, but why, and what does it mean for booked guests?

Cruise Ship Scrapping – Everything You Need to Know

Find out what cruise ship scrapping is all about with details on the ship breaking facilities and why a vessel is scrapped.

Celebrity Cruises Ends Successful Summer in Boston

Celebrity Summit has left Boston for this year, but is already planning to return to the City on a Hill for 2023 fall sailings.

Royal Caribbean to Unveil Icon of the Seas This Week

New information about the highly anticipated Icon of the Seas is set to be released this week from Royal Caribbean.

Holland America Ship Sets Sail on Historic Anniversary Crossing

Rotterdam has departed on her historic commemorative crossing, but why is it special, and how is the ship different than 150 years ago?

Another Caribbean Destination Drops All Cruise Travel Restrictions

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the latest Caribbean nation to drop all travel restrictions and fully reopen to cruise ships.

Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship Rescues Refugee Boat

Scarlet Lady has rescued 17 refugees from a small craft near Cuba, the third time the ship has offered such assistance in just one year.

MSC Cruises Aims to Enrich Food and Beverage With New Ship

New details for exclusive dining and beverage partnerships have been announced for MSC Cruises' upcoming MSC World Europa.
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