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.

MSC Cruises Reaches Two Construction Milestones for New Cruise Ships

MSC Cruises reaches two construction milestones for new cruise ships with the keel laid for MSC Euribia and MSC World Europa floated out.

Five Carnival Cruise Brands to Maintain Travel Advisor Commission Rates Through 2023

Carnival Corporation's North American brands to maintain commission rates for travel advisors through 2023.

Virgin Voyages Gives 500 Free Cruises to Healthcare Workers

Virgin Voyages partners with Baptist Health South Florida, donating 500 complimentary cabins for employees.

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels South Africa Sailings Due to Omicron Variant

Norwegian Cruise Line informs guests that sailings in South Africa for Norwegian Jade are cancelled through January 26, 2022.

What Thrilling Features Can You Find on Odyssey of the Seas?

Find out what thrilling features can be found on Royal Caribbean's Quantum-Ultra class cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas.

Eighth Princess Cruises Ship Restarts Operations

Caribbean Princess becomes the eighth ship in the fleet to return to service after resuming sailings from Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

Celebrity Cruises Debuts Holiday Windows at Saks Fifth Avenue

Celebrity Cruises debuted two themed windows as part of luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue’s famed holiday display.

Cruise Line Increases Passenger Capacity to 75 Percent

Dream Cruises to increase its passenger capacity from 50% to 75% starting from December 1, 2021, due to the latest guidelines from authorities.

Princess Cruises Offers 24 Amazing Holiday Options for Families

Princess Cruises is offering the ultimate family getaway during the holiday season now that vaccines are available for five-year-olds and older.
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