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.

Royal Caribbean Updates International Re-Entry Testing Options

Royal Caribbean updates its pre-entry testing options from US homeports with the cost being covered by the cruise line.

First Cruise Ship Visit to Grand Cayman in Over 21 Months is Cancelled

The first scheduled cruise ship to return to Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands is cancelled due to protocols and COVID concerns.

Viking Cruises’ First Ever Expedition Ship Delivered

Viking takes delivery of its first expedition ship, Viking Octantis, which will explorer Antarctica and the Great Lakes.

Royal Caribbean Pauses New Cruise Bookings Through Mid-January 2022

Royal Caribbean pauses new cruise bookings through mid-January 2022 due to limited capacity and to accommodate social distancing.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Denied Entry to Curacao, Aruba Also Canceled

Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas is denied to call at Curacao and cancels scheduled visit to Aruba due to COVID.

Final Royal-Class Princess Ship Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Discovery Princess, the sixth and final Royal-class cruise ship completes five days of sea trials. The ship will debut in March 2022.

New LNG Mega Ship Delivered to Carnival-Owned AIDA Cruises

Carnival-owned AIDA Cruises takes delivery of its new LNG cruise ship AIDAcosma from the Meyer Werft shipyard.

Multiple Sailings Canceled for MSC Cruise Ship Due to Restrictions

MSC Cruises cancels Northern Europe sailings for MSC Magnifica from December 19, 2021, through January 14, 2022.

48 Cases Reported on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas Cruise Ship

48 cases confirmed on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas cruise ship, which is just 0.78% of the capacity onboard the world's largest cruise ship.
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