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.

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Could Former Carnival Cruise Ship Be Heading for the Scrapyard?

Grand Celebration might well be underway to the ship-breaking yard in Alang, Bhavnagar, India.

How the Vaccine Will Impact Cruise Vacations

Great news indeed, but what are the implications for cruise vacations? Will we only be able to cruise with a vaccination?

Cruise Ship Virus Overreaction: What’s the Problem?

Whether it is Norovirus or Coronavirus, the cruise industry can count on being investigated and reported on more than any other industry worldwide.

Congresswoman And U.S. Senator Call For No Sail Order To Be Reinstated

Congresswoman and a U.S. Senator have asked the CDC to reinstate the previously lifted No-Sail-Order immediately.

Did SeaDream Not Take the Pandemic Seriously Enough?

With extremely tight procedures, SeaDream was confident that cruising on the small 112-passenger vessel could be done with minimal intrusions. Were they wrong?

How Much More Can The Cruise Lines Afford?

All cruise lines are losing money hand over fist. But how much loss can these companies realistically bear? As the pandemic rages on, cruise companies are starting to feel the pressure.

Multiple Cruise Lines Are Ditching Longer Sailings

Looking forward to two weeks at sea onboard a cruise ship while you enjoy life? Well, those long cruises could well be put on the back burner for now.

Is Cruising In The UK Back On The Program?

Government ministers are looking into allowing cruising around the British Isles from January 2021.

Royal Caribbean Cancels More Cruises Down Under

More cruise cancellations from Royal Caribbean as the company has now canceled all voyages in Australia and New Zealand through January 2021.