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 and the site has constantly come out as the best cruise blog in the industry.

Helped by providing reliable insights and tips to a number of publications including The Express, Business Insider, Cruise 1st, 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 Hive Weekly News: January 23, 2021

Surprise everyone! Carnival Cruise Line canceled cruises through April 2021. To be honest, it was pretty much expected. What we didn't expect were some of the other surprising cruise news updates.

Cruisers Are Worried, Carnival Removes April Sailings

Carnival Cruise Line has removed all April cruises from its website and cruisers are getting worried.

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Suspension for Two Ships

Carnival Cruise Line has extended its suspension in Australia as far as June 2021 for one of the ships.

Princess Cruises Sells Cruise Ship to Undisclosed Buyer

Princess Cruises confirms it has sold the Pacific Princess cruise ship to an undisclosed buyer.

Royal Caribbean Has Ditched Alaska Cruises for Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Alaska season for Quantum of the Seas.

Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Suspension Again

Norwegian Cruise Line extends suspension through April 2021 with cruise ships not sailing until May at the earliest.

Has Another Holiday-Class Cruise Ship Been Sold for Scrap?

The Magellan cruise ship that has previously sailed for Cruise & Maritime Voyages and Carnival Cruise Line has reportedly been sold for scrap.

Carnival Corp’s LNG Mega Ship Floats Out at Shipyard

Costa Toscana which is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland has floated out onto the water for the very first time.

MS Marco Polo Reaches the End and Beached in India

The iconic MS Marco Polo cruise ship has been beached at the ship-breaking facility in Alang, India. Former part of Cruise & Maritime Voyages.