Robert McGillivray

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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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Cruising Is Back In Europe, But What’s It Like?

Although it is great to see that cruising is slowly but surely coming back, especially in Europe. But what is it like?

Another Carnival Corp Cruise Ship Resumes Cruises

With an All-Italian itinerary, Costa Cruises has launched its third ship to operate from Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cruise Industry and CDC To Discuss Resumption of Cruising

The meeting between cruise lines and the White House finally took place after it was canceled due to the President's infection with COVID-19.

Will Mandatory Testing Be a Turn Off for Cruise Passengers?

With the new protocols, procedures, and operating standards that cruise lines seem to be coming up with daily, are they taking it too far?

Asia’s Cruise Giant Receives Payment From Germany

Genting Hong Kong, the parent company of Crystal Cruises, Dream Cruises, and Star Cruises, has secured a EUR 193 million, or $227 million payment from the German Government.

Carnival Releases Major Update on Fleet and Finances

Carnival Corporation CEO Donald Arnold provided a business update today on operations and finances.

The Reality: Cruises Won’t Resume Properly Until 2021

The reality is that cruises won't resume as we know it until 2021. Find out why this could be.

CEO Remains with Norwegian Cruise Line for an Additional Three Years

Frank Del Rio, President, and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., has agreed to an extension of his previous deal with an additional three years.

Will Cruise Lines Really Resume Operations in November?

We have seen cancellations of cruises time and again over the last six-month period. So who can say for sure that we will be cruising again in November?