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.

Norwegian Cruise Line to Increase Price on Beverage Packages

Norwegian Cruise Line to increase the price on two beverage packages starting from January 1, 2023.

Carnival Luminosa Completes Registration With The Bahamas

Carnival Luminosa, the new addition to the fleet, has officially been registered with The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA).

Port Tampa Bay Increasing Parking Fees for Cruise Ship Passengers

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Plans Revealed for New Cruise Port Development in France

Plans have been revealed for a new cruise port development at the popular Le Havre port in north France.

Norwegian Cruise Line Makes Changes to Loyalty Program

Norwegian Cruise Line makes some changes to its Latitudes Rewards loyalty program, which recently went into effect.

Costa Cruises Simplifies Protocols for Upcoming Sailings

Carnival-owned Costa Cruises updates its protocols for upcoming fall and winter itineraries, which will go into effect from October 8.

Internet Limitations Continue Onboard Carnival Cruise Line Ships

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Switches Ports Due to Tropical Storm Fiona

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