Emrys Thakkar


The founder of Cruise Hive which was established in 2008 as one of the earliest cruise blogs in the industry. Emrys has been reporting on the latest cruise industry news since the site first launched. Expert insights and tips featured on a number of publications including The Express, Business Insider, and more.

Worked for Carnival Cruise Line for 8 years and is well and truly dedicated to cruising! Has also been on a number of cruises so can offer an insight into the industry that many will not be able to do. What's even more impressive is that Emrys has traveled the world by visiting more than 34 countries, lived in China for 8 years, cruised the Caribbean, Baltic, Mediterranean, and Europe.

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Cruise News Update: December 4, 2021

Your cruise news update with a busy week for Carnival Cruise Line and MSC Cruises, including itinerary changes and new ships.

Carnival Cruise Line Makes Itinerary Changes for Three Ships

Carnival Cruise Line changes itineraries for three Carnival cruise ships based out of Port Canaveral and Galveston, including the Mardi Gras.

Carnival Horizon Pulled from Service for Dry Dock, More Cruises Cancelled

Carnival Horizon pulled from service to fix a technical issue during dry dock. Two Carnival cruise ships to take over itineraries from Miami.

MSC Cruises Confirms All Ships Will Be Sailing During Summer 2022

The entire MSC Cruises fleet will be sailing during summer 2022, deployments in the Mediterranean, Europe, UK and vaccinated sailings.

All Carnival Cruise Ships by Age: Newest to Oldest

Find out all the Carnival cruise ships by age, starting from the newest in the fleet to the oldest, including former Carnival ships.

Carnival Cruise Ship Becomes First to Return to Montego Bay in Jamaica

Carnival Glory becomes the first cruise ship to return to Montego Bay in Jamaica. It's now the second port in the Caribbean nation that Carnival Cruise Line is visiting.

Two Carnival Horizon Sailings Cancelled in December Due to Technical Issue

Carnival Cruise Line cancels two sailings in December 2021 for the Carnival Horizon due to an issue with its maximum cruising speed.

Carnival Cruise Line’s BOLT Roller Coaster Recognized for Innovation and Design

Carnival Cruise Line's BOLT roller coaster featured on Mardi Gras is recognized in Popular Science magazine's "Best of What's New" Award.

Princess Cruises Details Naming Ceremony and Godmothers for Newest Ship

Princess Cruises details the naming ceremony for its newest ship in the fleet, Enchanted Princess, and reveals three godmothers.