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.

P&O Cruise Ship Safely Rescues Three From Sailing Yacht

Three sailors were in distress when P&O Cruises' Ventura rescued them in choppy waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

Carnival Warns Guests About Heavy Weekend Homeport Traffic

A popular downtown music festival is sure to cause heavy traffic and delays for all cruises, including Carnival Cruise Line from PortMiami.

Vancouver Expecting Record-Breaking Alaska Cruise Season

Vancouver already has a record-breaking number of ship visits planned in 2023, and record numbers of cruise guests may visit as well.

Norwegian Cruise Line Makes a Significant Muster Drill Change

Norwegian Cruise Line is making a muster drill change that many guests will love, but it may not take effect for a few weeks.

Another Carnival Cruise Director Promoted to Fleet Position

The second Fleet Cruise Director has been announced and is a favorite CD for many Carnival Cruise Line guests who will be sad to see him go.

Unexpected Passenger Stows Away for a Royal Caribbean Cruise

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship had an unexpected and unauthorized guest onboard a recent sailing, one that got special help to disembark.

Luxury Cruise Line Plans Its Longest Ever World Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced its longest ever world cruise, sailing around the world for nearly six months with every luxury.

Galveston Port Seeks Funding for New Cruise Terminal and Upgrades

The Port of Galveston is seeking several ways to finance upcoming port improvements and the new cruise terminal project.

FBI Investigates Death Aboard Carnival Cruise Ship

Federal authorities have been called in to investigate a suspicious death aboard the Carnival Sunshine, but there is no risk to other guests.
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