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.

MSC Cruises Flagship to Officially Be Named in Dubai

MSC Virtuosa which is the current flagship will have her naming ceremony held in Dubai on November 27 2021.

CDC Tweaks Cruise Ship Guidance for Guests and Crew

The CDC tweaks and updates its guidance for cruise ships including foreign ports of call and testing for the crew.

Venice to Ban Large Cruise Ships From August 1st

The Italian government has finally decided to ban large cruise ships from Venice starting on August 1st.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Sues Florida Over Vaccine Passport Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line is holding its ground on the vaccine passport ban to sue Florida's State Surgeon General.

Carnival Adds More Requirements For Unvaccinated Guests

Carnival Cruise Line adds more requirements for guests who are unvaccinated with a charge for testing.

Second Carnival Cruise Ship to Restart from Galveston

Carnival Breeze will become the second Carnival cruise ship to restart sailings out of Galveston, Texas. The ship will depart on July 15 on a Caribbean sailing.

Two Carnival Cruise Ships Successfully Complete First Sailings After 16 Month Hold

Two Carnival cruise ships have successfully completed their first sailings back after 16 months on hold.

Carnival Cruise Line Adds Insurance Requirement for Florida Departures

Carnival Cruise Line updates its protocols with a travel insurance requirement for unvaccinated guests o departing from Florida from July 31, 2021.

Costa Rica is Reopening With Nine Cruise Lines Set to Return

Costa Rico is reopening for cruise tourism with nine cruise lines already set to make a return.
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