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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Another Cruise Ship Heads for the Aliaga Scrapyard

MS Astor is heading toward the scrapyard at Aliaga, Turkey after being sold for scrap.

Norwegian Cruise Line Releases Major Update, Hope Remains

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings reported its third-quarter financial results, and as with the competition earlier, it looks bleak.

Carnival-Owned Cruise Line Applies for State Aid

Surprising news from Germany where AIDA cruises have applied for financial aid in the form of a credit application. The credit is said to be in the region of €400 million.

How Biden Could Impact the Resumption of Cruises

Cruise lines will finally start sailing again in January 2021. Or will they? What are the implications of a Biden presidency to cruising?

Trial Sailings: Crew Members or Guest Volunteers?

Who will be able to go on these trial sailings? Would it be a cruise, or something completely different? It's looking more likely that the crew will be at the front of the line.

How European Cruises Could Be a Blueprint for U.S. Cruising

In the last few months, the European cruise lines have been surprisingly successful with sailings in Italy, Germany, Greece, and the Canary Islands. Cruises have sailed without incident, and for the most part, there have been little to no Corona infections on board. Feedback from guests on the procedures and regulations has been overwhelmingly positive. While a blueprint is a great principle to have, there are significant differences between Europe's various cruise lines and how they operate. Not only that, there will be significant demands from the CDC which will differ from how the European brands operate. That being said, what are...

Cruise Line Kicks Off Cruises to Nowhere, Let the Seacations Begin!

The World Dream officially kickstarted the restart of cruises from Singapore. The vessel sailed from Singapore today on a Seacation voyage.

Another Cruise Ship Suspends Operations in Europe

Costa Cruises announced that it would suspend operations for its one-week cruises to Greece onboard Costa Deliziosa.

The Importance of Cruise Line Private Islands for Resuming Cruises

Not only that, private islands will most likely be a place where the cruise lines can show the CDC whether they are prepared for shore excursions.