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.

Mediterranean Retains Second Most Popular Cruise Market

In 2023, 33.2 million cruise passengers sailed the Mediterranean, helping the region retain its second place in the market.

Icelandic Port Implements Daily Cruise Passenger Limits

Authorities in Isafjordur, Iceland, are setting daily cruise passenger limits due to local infrastructure not being able to cater to the increase in calls.

US Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Missing Crew Member

The US Coast Guard has ended the search for a missing Holland America crew member after a search that covered several hundred square miles.

Mother Faces Charges After Leaving Kids Home as She Goes on a Cruise

A 29-year-old mother has been charged with abandoning her children after she left them home alone to go on a cruise.

Spain to Deport Bolivian Cruise Passengers Over Invalid Visas

The Spanish government has decided that 65 of the 69 guests onboard MSC Armonia who failed to provide a valid Schengen visa will be deported.

New Assistive Audio System Installed on Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean installs a new assistive audio system on Icon of the Seas that allows guests to hear better and in new ways.

New Futuristic Cruise Ship Concept Revealed by Shipyard

The Meyer Werft shipyard unveils a new futuristic cruise ship concept, showing the possibility of future designs.

Cruise Season Underway for Scotland’s Largest Port

Scotland's largest port is gearing up for its busiest cruise season to date, with a large variety of cruise ships scheduled to visit.

Baltimore Port Eyes April Reopening, Cruise Departures Uncertain

The Port of Baltimore is hopeful that a narrow temporary channel could be opening by the end of April, positive news for those cruising from the city.
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