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.

Royal Caribbean Group CEO Compares Cruise Industry Battling Delta Variant to Second World War

Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO provides an update and some hope with the cruise industry against the Delta variant.

The World’s Largest Cruise Ship Returns to San Juan, Puerto Rico

The world's largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, became the first Royal Caribbean cruise ship to return to San Juan, Puerto Rico, with guests in more than 17 months.

Confusion Over Royal Caribbean Procedure for Back-to-Back Cruises

Royal Caribbean apologies to guests on back-to-back cruises after providing the wrong information resulting in confusion.

After 17 Months, Carnival Cruise Line is First to Return to Cabo San Lucas

Carnival Cruise Line becomes first to return to Cabo San Lucas in the Mexican Riviera with the Carnival Panorama cruise ship.

Federal Maritime Commission Weighs in on Cruise Line Refund Policies

The Federal Maritime Commission weighs in on cruise line refund policies and the public can have their view.

Carnival Panorama Becomes First Cruise Ship to Return to Mazatlan

Carnival Panorama becomes the first cruise ship to return to Mazatlán in the Mexican Riviera as part of the ship's seven-day voyage from California.

Carnival Cruise Line Provides Update on Back-to-Back Cruises

Carnival Cruise Line provides an update on back-to-back cruises to make it more clear for guests.

First Cruise Ship Resumes Operations From Boston, U.S. East Coast

Crystal Symphony becomes the first cruise ship to restart operations out of Boston with first week-long cruise to Bermuda.

CDC Increases Travel Advisory for Two Popular Cruise Destinations

The CDC increases its cruise travel advisory to level 4 for the two popular cruise destinations of the Bahamas and St. Maarten.
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