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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The Cruise Industry Is Looking Elsewhere

With the U.S. still closed for cruising, the industry is looking else where at alternative homeports.

Could We See Cruises as Early as May in the U.S.?

It seems the Biden administration is thinking about opening limited travel from mid-May. Could we see cruises in the U.S return that early?

MSC’s New Cruise Ship Boasts Largest Yacht Club in Fleet

MSC Cruises details its largest MSc Yacht Club so far for MSC Seashore that will sail from Miami.

Sixth Royal Class Cruise Ship Floats Out at Shipyard

Discovery Princess which is the sixth Royal-class cruise ship and currently under construction in Italy floats out onto the water for the very first time.

Singapore Marks 100,000 Cruise Passengers Since November

Dream Cruises welcomes the 100,000th guest since the beginning of the cruise pilot program at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore.

Virgin Voyages Now Requires Guests and Crew to Be Vaccinated

It has been announced by the CEO of Virgin Voyages that all guests and crew will need to be vaccinated to provide a safe cruising environment.

Oceania Reveals First Allura Class and Cancels More Cruises

Oceania Cruises reveals the first Allura-class vessel named Vista. The cruise line has also canceled more cruises.

Viking Cruises to Begin UK Domestic Sailings in May

Viking Cruises joins the growing list of cruise lines that will begin to offer UK domestic sailings. Viking will begin this May.

New Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Undergoes Sea Trials

New Royal Caribbean cruise ship Odyssey of the Seas undergoes important sea trials in the North Sea.
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