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’ Largest Ever Ship to Be Based in UAE Next Winter

It's no surprise that MSC Cruises has been focused heavily on the United Arab Emirates and the wider Gulf Region. As part of that...

Interest Builds for Unfinished 9,500-Passenger Global Dream Cruise Ship

Interest builds to purchase the Global Dream cruise ship, currently on hold during construction at the MV Werften shipyard due to the collapse of the parent company.

P&O Cruises Reaches Major Construction Milestone With Next Mega Ship

P&O Cruises celebrates the keel-laying ceremony of its next LNG mega-ship, Arvia. It's a major construction milestone at Meyer Werft in Germany.

Carnival Chairman Provides Operational Update to Shareholders

Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison provided an operational update and business insight to shareholders.

Celebrity Cruises Extends Pre-Cruise Testing Through March 2022

Celebrity Cruises extends its pre-cruise testing protocols through March 31, 2022. The cruise line included details in a letter to guests.

Virgin Voyages Celebrates Opening of Terminal V in Miami, Florida

Virgin Voyages celebrates the opening of its new Terminal V at PortMiami in Florida at 132,000 square feet and offers skyline views of Miami.

Costa Cruises Provides Update on Gradual Return to Service

Costa Cruises provides an update on its fleet with all ships resuming operations in 2022, covering 179 destinations around the world.

Carnival Cruise Line Opens Bookings for Two Ships That Are Redeploying

Carnival Cruise Line opens bookings for new cruises on Carnival Spirit and Carnival Ecstasy due to redeployments.

Virgin Voyages Welcomes Valiant Lady, the Second Ship in the Fleet

Virgin Voyages welcomes its second ship to the fleet, Valiant Lady! The new vessel will be showcased around the UK before her maiden voyage from Portsmouth in March.
Cruise Boards