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.

Princess Cruises Makes Guests Think Twice Before Cancelling

Princess Cruises is set to implement a strict cancellation policy, leading to higher costs for guests who alter their bookings.

Float Out of Newest Silversea Cruise Ship Postponed

The Meyer Werft shipyard has encountered a minor setback in the float out of Silver Ray, with windy weather in Germany causing a delay.

Fears Over Sunken Cruise Ship Near Popular Island

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World Cruise Call Marks Start of Port’s 2024 Season

Portland's cruise season has kicked off with the penultimate call of AIDAsol's World Cruise, setting the stage for a busy season ahead.

Cruise Line’s Ships to Undergo Major Modernization

AIDA Cruises will be doing a major overhaul of its three Sphinx-class cruise ships starting in 2025, and aiming to complete the program by 2026.

No Water for Cruise Ships as Spain Battles Drought

Drought conditions in Spain are leading to several measures impacting the country's tourism industry, including cruise ships calling to Barcelona.

Local Residents Frustrated With Growing Cruise Port

Portland and Weymouth face traffic challenges from cruise ship arrivals, leading to economic gains and community strain.

Holland America Unveils Upgrades for 2024 Alaska Cruisetours

Holland America Line enhances the 2024 Alaska Cruisetours with upgraded accommodations and a new Gold Rush experience in Dawson City, Yukon.

TUI Cruises Parent Company Posts Strong Start to 2024

After TUI Cruises unveiled record bookings in January, parent company TUI has now unveiled strong financial results for the first quarter of 2024.
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