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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MSC Cruise Ship Sailings Suspended Due to Significant Travel Restrictions

With the introduction of severe movement restrictions in France and Germany, MSC Cruises has been forced to cancel its voyages onboard MSC Magnifica.

Italian Government Decides Not to Implement Cruise Ban

The Italian Government decided not to ban cruise ships after a divide between ministers.

Key West Votes for Cruise Ship Limits

Key West votes to ban large cruise ships with limits on capacity and docking.

Two UK Cruise Lines Cancel More Voyages

Two UK cruise lines have cancelled further voyages due to travel restrictions and the country lockdown.

Major Cruise Lines Put U.S. Operations on Hold Until 2021

All major cruise lines have now canceled all voyages from the U.S. in November and December.

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels All Cruises Until 2021

Voyages onboard Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas have all been canceled until December 31st, 2020, at least.

The Bahamas Updates Travel Entry Policies for Tourists

The Bahamas has just updated its entry policies for tourists, so if you plan to take a cruise from the Bahamas, this information could be important to you.

Cruise Line Stocks On the Rise After Cruise Ban Lifted

The CDC released a Conditional Sailing Order’ on Friday, certainly, the stock prices of the cruise lines had positive results at the end of trading.

The Next Steps Cruise Lines Need to Take on Resuming Cruises

We look at the various steps the cruise lines will need to take to take guests onboard and how these procedures will affect you as a guest on board.