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.

Carnival Cruise Line Features Special Thanksgiving Menu

Carnival Cruise Line's Thanksgiving dinner menu is filled with gourmet twists on classic favorite dishes from starters to dessert.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Quarantines Furry Stowaway

A pet cat was smuggled aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, but what will happen to the animal now that it has been discovered?

Cruise Ship Diversion and Bad Weather Force Itinerary Change

A diversion for a cruise passenger and bad weather conditions have forced an itinerary change for the MSC Seaside cruise ship.

Former Royal Caribbean Ship to Be Retired and Scrapped

Celestyal Olympia, the former Song of America from Royal Caribbean, has been retired and will be scrapped in the months to come.

Seven Months of Cruises Cancelled for Norwegian Cruise Ship

Norwegian Sun has now had seven months of cruises cancelled for 2025, but what will happen to the cruise line's second-oldest ship?

Bed Bug Claims Continue Aboard P&O Cruises Ship

One P&O Australia ship has been the scene of multiple claims of bed bugs, but the insects can be challenging to find and eliminate.

Carnival Cruise Ship Visiting Multiple Shipyards for Repairs

Carnival Panorama has hit another unusual snag as she moves toward the shipyard for her engine repairs. How will she get there?

Princess Cruises Unwraps Details on Holiday Sailings

Princess Cruises has announced new holiday food and drink offerings as well as onboard activities, with holiday cruises still available.

Florida Homeport Warns of Traffic Delays for Holiday Cruises

A total of 35 cruise ships are expected to be impacted by heavier than normal traffic at Port Everglades in the coming days.
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