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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NCL Extends Suspension Through November 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line has extended its suspension on operations through November which also Oceana Cruises and Regent Seven Seas.

Bahamas Details Rapid Testing for Cruise Visitors

The Bahama's has just released a press statement that lists their guidelines for cruise passengers to enter the Island nation.

Which Carnival Cruise Ships are Scheduled to Sail in 2020?

Which Carnival Cruise Ships are Scheduled to Sail in 2020 out of Miami and Port Canaveral in Florida? Here is what you need to know.

New Framework Developed for Safe Return of UK Cruises

The U.K. cruise industry seems to have taken the advice from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to heart. The Prime Minister said in June that the cruise industry needed to go through a period of re-invention to guard itself against COVID-19. The U.K. Chamber of Shipping, together with Cruise Lines International Association U.K. and Ireland, and the different cruise lines have now released four different frameworks that go into great detail how to operate in, and prevent an outbreak of cases of COVID-19 onboard. The frameworks also detail a myriad of protocols and measures that guests and crew will need to follow. Preparing...

Why Carnival Chose Florida Homeports to Resume Cruises From

Carnival Cruise Line announced that resumption of cruises would be from Homeports Port Miami and Port Canaveral in November and December. Why could it be just those two?

CDC No Sail Order Officially Extended But There’s More to This

The CDC No Sail order is officially extended through October 31, 2020, cruise lines can resume cruises from November.

How Badly Will an Extended No Sail Order Impact Cruises?

With the CDC looking to possibly extend the No Sail Order to next year, the White House overruling the CDC, and cruise line executives meeting in the White House on Friday, it seems that chaos reigns in the cruise industry.

It’s a New Reality for Thousands of Cruise Ship Crew Members

It's a new reality for thousands of cruise ship crew members around the world impacted by the suspension of operations.

Carnival’s New Mardi Gras Begins 10-Day Sea Trials

Carnival's newest and largest addition, 'Mardi Gras', made her debut at sea today as she headed out for sea trials.