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.

Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas to Offer Iconic Dining Options

Royal Caribbean has revealed brand new dining venues for its brand new ship, Icon of the Seas, coming in January 2024.

Video Shows Cruise Ship Passenger Evacuation 100 Miles From Land

Amazing video has been released of a Celebrity Cruises' medical evacuation, with details about why helicopters can't land on cruise ships.

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Full Season for Another Ship

More than four months of European sailings are cancelled for Norwegian Epic, but where will the ship sail instead?

Royal Caribbean Planning to Hire New Chief Meteorologist

If you're looking for a new career in meteorology, you might land a job with Royal Caribbean as their new chief meteorologist!

Carnival Cruise Line Removes Benefits for Maiden Voyage

Not all the most popular VIFP loyalty benefits will be available aboard Carnival Venezia's first transatlantic sailing.

Carnival Cruise Line Crew Commit to Some Hard Work in Jamaica

Carnival Cruise Line team members have helped out with a charitable project at a pediatric ward in Jamaica.

Lifeboat Lost During Maintenance on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

A lifeboat was lost overboard from Navigator of the Seas during ship drills and maintenance, with a possible fuel spill but no injuries.

Cruise Ship Illness Cases Surpass 2019 Levels – What It Means

The 2023 totals of gastrointestinal illness aboard cruises have already surpassed 2019 - are cruise ships less healthy today?

Royal Caribbean Changes Deposit Requirements for Suites

Royal Caribbean is changing the deposit policy for all suite cabins, increasing deposit amounts and making more categories non-refundable.
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