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.

Passenger Captured Fishing From Carnival Cruise Ship Balcony

A recent viral video shows a guest fishing from the balcony of a Carnival cruise ship, but is this behavior permitted?

Bow Design Revealed for New Disney Cruise Ship

New details about Disney Treasure continue to be revealed, but how much do these clues really tell eager guests?

Parking Fees to Increase at Popular East Coast Cruise Homeport

Parking rates are increasing at Cape Liberty, but it is still a less expensive cruise port to park at than other New York terminals.

Luxury Line Offering Free Land Extensions on Select Cruises

Guests who want to delve deeper into exotic ports will want to investigate free land tours from Oceania Cruises.

Carnival Cruise Line Reverses Itinerary for New Ship

One sailing for Carnival Venezia is being completely reversed, with all port times changed, but guests have time to adjust.

Another Itinerary Changed for Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Yet another Anthem of the Seas itinerary has been changed with a port swap and altered times for other destinations.

Princess Cruises Advises Mask Wearing on One Ship

Due to recent positive cases, Princess Cruises is recommending mask wearing aboard one of its smallest cruise ships.

P&O Cruises Ship Alters Itinerary for Multiple Storms

P&O Cruises Australia's Pacific Explorer has been sandwiched between two tropical weather systems, dramatically altering her current sailing.

Royal Caribbean Ship Drops Port Visit and Shortens Others

Guests on one sailing of Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas will miss one port and have times adjusted in every other port they visit.
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