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.

The Biggest Cruise News Stories That Caught Attention in 2023

Which cruise news headlines caught the most attention in 2023? How many of the top 10 stories do you remember?

Social Media Helps Locate Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

One family cruising aboard Norwegian Spirit had a happy ending after a very scary day when their missing teen was safely located.

Carnival to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Across the Fleet and Ashore

Carnival Cruise Line is a bit part of the Times Square New Year's Eve festivities this year - learn how they will be joining in the fun!

Carnival Ready to Celebrate in 2024 With New Deck Parties

What parties will be offered across the Carnival Cruise Line fleet in the new year? Get the complete 2024 list!

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Delayed Returning to Homeport

Both debarkation and embarkation are impacted for one Royal Caribbean ship as it is delayed returning to Port Canaveral.

Icon of the Seas Voted Most Anticipated New Cruise Ship of 2024

It is no surprise that Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas is the most anticipated new ship of 2024, but by how much, and how do other ships compare?

Princess Cruises Guests Reminded of Visa Paperwork Needs

Guests on Diamond Princess need to make sure they have the correct paperwork for exotic port visits on the current sailling.

Princess Cruises Antarctic Voyage Experiences Multiple Disruptions

Rough weather, lack of internet connectivity, and a cancelled port have all impacted Sapphire Princess' Christmas visit to Antarctica.

Cruise Ship Embarkation Delayed for Deep Cleaning

One P&O Cruises ship will have a delayed embarkation to permit enough time for a thorough deep cleaning after illness has been reported.
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