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.

Cruise Line Begins Microplastic Filter Trial to Combat Ocean Pollution

Marella Cruises launches a trial with new INDIKON filters to reduce microplastic pollution from its onboard laundry systems.

PortMiami’s Economic Impact Increases Significantly

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MSC Cruises to Broadcast Major Sporting Event Onboard

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Royal Caribbean to Resume Cruises From Baltimore After Bridge Collapse

Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas will be the first cruise ship to sail from Baltimore following the collapse of the Key Bridge in March 2024.

Carnival Completes Rollout of Fleetwide Starlink Connectivity

Guests can now enjoy Starlink internet across more than 90 cruise ships operating under the Carnival Corporation flag.

Cruise Ship Rescues Three Sailors Adrift at Sea After Mayday Call

Three sailors have been rescued by a cruise ship while adrift in the Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia, following a breakdown.

US Air Force Makes Long-Range Airlift From Carnival Cruise Ship

The US Air Force performed a spectacular medivac from a Carnival cruise ship, using two helicopters and two aircraft to save a passenger's life.

British Virgin Islands Disappointed Over Cruise Ship Cancellations

The British Virgin Islands has expressed its disappointment with a recent decision by Norwegian Cruise Line to cancel Tortola from certain itineraries.

Search Underway for Missing Crew Member During World Cruise

A search is underway off the north-west coast of Spain for a missing crew member from the Ambassador Cruise Line ship Ambience.
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