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.

Second Cruise Ship in Australia Reports High Number of Cases

More than 100 cases have been reported aboard Pacific Explorer, but mitigation strategies are in place and passengers are being cared for.

Belize Drops All Restrictions for Cruise Travel

Travelers to Belize no longer need to be vaccinated or present negative test results, but what does this mean for cruising?

Carnival Cruise Line Updates Protocols for Bermuda Sailings

Carnival Cruise Line provides an update that a document of recovery will no longer be acceptable for sailings to Bermuda, and guests should be prepared with test results instead.

Cruise Ship Assists Travelers Stranded in Norway

TUI Cruises has stepped in to aid travelers stranded by a pilots' strike, with 120 guests taking advantage of the offer to get home.

Retired Couple Achieves 1,000 Days at Sea on Carnival Cruise Ships

What is it like to spend 1,000 days at sea on Carnival cruise ships? One couple is living every passionate cruiser's retirement dream!

Norwegian Cruise Line Giving Joy to 100 Teachers

Finalists have been announced for Norwegian Cruise Line's teacher appreciation contest, with grand prize winners to be announced in October.

Disney Cruise Line’s New Ship Begins Guest Sailings From Florida

Disney Wish sails from Port Canaveral today, welcoming guests and starting a new era with a new class of vessel for Disney Cruise Line.

How Long Can the Older Carnival Cruise Ships Hang On?

Ever thought about how long the older Carnival cruise ships can hang on before retiring from the fleet? Let's take a look at some important factors.

New MSC Cruise Ship to Feature Family and Youth Innovations

MSC Cruises has revealed outstanding new youth options for its upcoming flagship, MSC Seascape, including tech innovations and game shows.
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