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.

Cabins Damaged After Cruise Ship Experiences Severe Storm

Guests onboard a cruise ship had a scary experience this week as the vessel sailed through a severe storm, causing damage to some cabins.

MSC Cruises Removes Requirements for Most US Sailings

MSC Cruises removes most testing and vaccination protocols for a majority of sailings, although some exemptions are still in place.

Carnival Cruise Ship Passenger Caught Sitting on Balcony Railing

A carnival cruise ship passenger was spotted sitting on the balcony railings during a recent cruise visit in port.

Holland America Line Introduces New Anniversary Heritage Cruises

Holland America Line's 150th anniversary celebrations continue as the cruise line unveils 48 distinct heritage cruises exploring its rich past.

Royal Caribbean Returning to Caribbean Cruise Destination

After twenty years, Royal Caribbean returns to Trinidad and Tobago on November 21. Rhapsody of the Seas is the first cruise ship to visit in two years.

Carnival Stock Takes a Dive, What’s Going On?

Carnival shares dropped nearly 14% on November 16, after the company announced a financial restructuring. Is Carnival in trouble again?

Canadian Cruise Port Ends with 50,000 Passengers This Season

Montreal's first cruise season after the pandemic has ended, with the cruise port registering more than 50,000 visitors in the past 6 months.

Disney Cruise Line Brings Back Procedure Passengers Won’t Like

Disney Cruise Line passengers won't like that the cruise line has brought back the in-person muster drills onboard its ships.

New Carnival Cruise Ship to Sail from New York, Replaces Magic

The Carnival Magic is to be replaced with the new Carnival Venezia out of New York in June 2023 with 22 unique itineraries.