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.

Carnival Makes Two Menu Changes That Guests Might Not Like

Room service fees and deli changes are causing a stir for Carnival Cruise Line, but why? What has REALLY changed?

Carnival Cruise Line Launching Space-Themed Programs on New Ship

Carnival Cruise Line has partnered with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for new space-themed youth activities on Carnival Celebration.

MSC Cruises Announces Biggest Season Ever From U.S. Ports

Five different MSC Cruises' ships will be sailing from U.S. homeports for the 2023-2024 winter season, offering many itinerary options.

Popular Venue on Norwegian Cruise Ship Unavailable Due to Charter

The popular adults-only Vibe Beach Club has been closed for one Norwegian Bliss sailing, due to the space being chartered.

Carnival Cruise Line is Missing Something Guests Have Noticed

Guests onboard have noticed fewer trophy prizes, but Carnival Cruise Line's famous "ship-on-a-stick" will be returning soon.

Another Carnival Cruise Ship Receives New Livery

Carnival Conquest is looking fresh and bold in her new colors, ready to return to service from dry dock after a transatlantic crossing.

New Entertainment to Debut on Newest Carnival Cruise Line Ship

Vibrant new shows celebrate diversity, artistry, and fun aboard Carnival Celebration, with new entertainment for all ages.

Barbados Winter Cruise Season Begins With Celebrity Ship

Cruise ships have already begun visiting Barbados, and with restrictions now eased, the island is looking forward to a busy winter season.

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Ditches Mask Requirement for Crew

Crew members are no longer required to wear masks onboard Royal Caribbean or Celebrity ships, but can still do so if they wish.
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