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.

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Post-Cruise Update Sent to Carnival Horizon Guests Regarding Legionella

Carnival Cruise Line sends out a post-cruise update to Carnival Horizon guests after two cases of Legionnaires' disease among passengers.

California Cruise Destination to Remain Closed to Cruise Ships Until March 2022

Santa Barbara, a cruise destination in California to remain closed to cruise ships until March 2022.

CDC Elevates Two More Caribbean Cruise Destinations To Level 4

The CDC elevates its travel notice to Level 4 for Puerto Rico and St. Lucia, two Caribbean cruise destinations.

Oceania Cruises Restarts Operations After 524 Days on Hold

Oceania Cruises, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, restarts operations with the Marina cruise ship after being on hold for 524 days.

Princess Cruises Resumes Operations With Third Cruise Ship

Princess Cruises resumes operations out of Southampton, England, with the Sky Princess, the third cruise ship in the fleet to restart.

Oasis of the Seas Returns to New Jersey After Test Cruise

Oasis of the Seas returns to New Jersey after completing first test cruise from the Cape Liberty Cruise Port. The Royal Caribbean ship no awaits her Conditional Sailing Certificate from the CDC.

Royal Caribbean Group CEO Compares Cruise Industry Battling Delta Variant to Second World War

Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO provides an update and some hope with the cruise industry against the Delta variant.

The World’s Largest Cruise Ship Returns to San Juan, Puerto Rico

The world's largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, became the first Royal Caribbean cruise ship to return to San Juan, Puerto Rico, with guests in more than 17 months.

Confusion Over Royal Caribbean Procedure for Back-to-Back Cruises

Royal Caribbean apologies to guests on back-to-back cruises after providing the wrong information resulting in confusion.