Robert McGillivray

Robert has been involved in the cruise industry since January 2007. He joined his first ship, the Seabourn Pride, in Miami Florida, and never looked back. Robert started his cruise career as a bar-waiter and worked his way up to being a corporate trainer for the same luxury 6-star cruise line. After a short break from ships in 2013, Robert has worked as a Hotel Director onboard several different cruise ships worldwide and even in Antarctica, and on the North Pole. As a writer for Cruise Hive Robert stays on top of all current developments and brings you breaking news, facts, and special reports. As an avid traveler and photographer, Robert has visited no less than 101 countries worldwide and stepped on to his 7th continent on his 30th birthday. His photos have been published by news media like Bloomberg and The New York Times, and are used by Celebrity and Azamara Cruise lines for their promotional materials. Robert currently resides in the Philippines on the tropical island of Panglao, with his wife and two daughters. Find out more about us here.

Getting Bumped From a Cruise Cost One Guest $6,000

Getting bumped from a cruise is never pleasant, and although cruise lines will offer some compensation, sometimes it falls far short.

Royal Caribbean Plans a Big Clean-Up Before New Beach Club

Royal Caribbean will invest a significant amount of money in cleaning up its Royal Beach Club area, including removing properties and invasive species.

First Storm of Hurricane Season Developing in Gulf of Mexico

June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season. The first low-pressure area is showing signs it could impact cruise operations.

Royal Caribbean Reveals The Engineering Behind Icon of the Seas Pools

Royal Caribbean's new Making an Icon video dives into the design and engineering behind a staggering collection of pools on Icon of the Seas.

MSC Cruises Hits Construction Milestone for World-Class Ship

MSC Cruises celebrates the coin ceremony for its newest cruise ship, the World-class MSC World America, which will sail from Miami in 2025.

MSC Cruises Takes Delivery of its Newest Mega-Ship

MSC Cruises takes delivery of its newest cruise ship, the Meraviglia-class MSC Euribia, during a ceremony in St. Nazaire, France.

Unprecedented Surge in Cruise Ship Occupancy Rates

Overcrowding, overbooking, and guests being asked to re-book their cruise. Is the surge in popularity a bad thing for the cruise industry?

Cruise Ship Garbage Illegally Dumped in Cozumel, Mexico

The cruise industry's efforts to promote a sustainable image have been hindered by the illegal dumping of waste in Cozumel.

Unprecedented Three-Year Voyage Hangs In the Balance

Was it too good to be true? After safety concerns were raised, a three-year cruise that would cost just 2,500 dollars a month is under scrutiny.
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