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.

Holland America Line Enters Long-Term Biofuel Test Project

Holland America Line has started a second, more extensive test of biofuels, to be used during the cruises to Norway's Unesco World Heritage Fjords.

Norwegian Cruise Line Continues Strong Run With Record Bookings

While investors may not agree fully, NCLH reported a strong first quarter of 2024, with record booking and occupancy levels above 100%.

Philippines Goes All-In on Cruises to Welcome Record Passenger Numbers

Perhaps the most underrated cruise destination in Asia is going all in on building up its cruise infrastructure, welcoming 300,000 guests in 2024.

Cruise Passenger Arrested In Grand Turk During Security Checkpoint

One cruise passenger has been arrested in Grand Turk on suspicion of bringing illegal items into the country. He could face 12 years in jail.

Holland America Line Ships to Feature Dutch Day

Holland America Line guests will be going full Dutch during cruises of seven days and longer as the cruise line introduces Dutch Day.

Royal Caribbean Sees Cruise Bookings Skyrocket

Royal Caribbean Group experienced an incredibly successful first quarter, posting much higher than expected revenue with bookings soaring.

Holland America Implements Progressive Cruise Check-In

Holland America Line has announced a new embarkation procedure for at least one vessel to ease congestion.

German Cruise Port Welcomes Over 1.2 Million Cruise Passengers

Hamburg can look back on a successful 2023 cruise year, with over 1.2 million visitors arriving by cruise ship, while 2024 looks equally promising.

Amsterdam Confirms Plan to Halve River Cruises

Amsterdam City Council confirms a plan to halve river cruise arrivals by 2028 to reduce tourism-related congestion and pollution.
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