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.

Carnival Cruise Line Introducing New Policy for Crew Members

Consider carefully if you bring gifts for Carnival crew members, because they will no longer be able to accept some items.

Carnival Cruise Line Reveals 31-Day Voyage Across Three Continents

Carnival Cruise Line releases a 31-day voyage spanning three continents that departs in Spring 2024 with the Carnival Luminosa cruise ship.

Holland America Cruise No Longer Visiting Popular Alaskan Port

One Holland America cruise will be skipping Skagway, but substituting an alternate port and adjusting other port visits to compensate.

Storm Causes Complete Itinerary Change for Royal Caribbean Ship

Quantum of the Seas will have a completely different itinerary than expected due to a tropical cyclone this week.

Carnival Cruise Cancelled for Chartered Voyage

One voyage of Carnival Radiance later this year is now cancelled for a charter sailing, but booked guests have several options.

MSC Cruises Ship Breaks Free of Moorings

MSC Musica briefly broke free of her aft moorings during a sudden squall, but secure docking was quickly restored.

Loyal Carnival Cruise Line Passengers Have Exciting News

Several new VIFP gifts will be available to Carnival cruise guests in the coming months, each part of a coordinated set to collect.

Princess Cruises Will Help Guests Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Princess Cruises is introducing new, inclusive fitness classes to help all guests stay in shape for even more cruising!

Royal Caribbean Tech Error Reminds Everyone of Safety Briefing

Royal Caribbean accidentally sent app notifications to all guests to complete the safety briefing, even if their cruise isn't for months.
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