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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Cruise Line Threatens to Leave Florida Amongst Backlash on Vaccine Bill

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Holland America Line's new Rotterdam cruise ship successfully completes sea trials before making its debut this summer.

The New Unrealistic CDC Rules Everyone is Talking About

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Florida Governor Says “Latest Guidance from CDC is a Joke”

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Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Says CDC Requirements Are “Absurd”

Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio has responded to the latest CDC requirements on resuming cruise operations out of the U.S.

Two Pathways for Resuming Cruises: What You Need to Know

All the new details the CDC has released for simulated cruises as part of the framework on the Conditional Sailing Order.

Norwegian Cruise Line Still Working on a Path Forward

Norwegian Cruise Line has provided a business update and is still working on a path forward to resume cruises from the US.

Princess Cruises Introduces New Contactless Dining Approach

Princess Cruises introduces contactless dining named "Dine My Way" as part of the MedallionClass enhancement.

Will DeSantis Vaccine Passport Ban Block Cruises From Florida?

Florida will introduce a ban on vaccine passports that could impact the return of cruise operations.