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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Princess Cruises Offering Half Price Cruises for First Responders and Medical Professionals

Princess Cruises is offering first responders and medical professionals half-price cruises and the chance to win a free cruise.

Three MSC Cruise Ships Ready to Take International Guests in the U.S.

MSC Cruises to welcome back international guests from November 8, 2021 with its three U.S.-based cruise ships.

Which Carnival Cruise Ships Have Resumed Operations?

Find out which Carnival cruise ships have resume operations so far. Covering the entire fleet with return details and more.

Cruise News Update: October 16, 2021

Cruise News Update from major cruise lines with more cancellations and of course, more ships are restarting operations.

Carnival Cruise Line Returns to Private Destination in the Bahamas

Carnival Cruise Line makes a return to Princess Cays, a private destination in the Bahamas with the Carnival Magic cruise ship.

Marella Cruises to Offer New U.S. Itineraries and Fifth Ship to Join the Fleet

Marella Cruises offers new U.S. itineraries for 2023 and announces that a fifth cruise ship will join the fleet, named Marella Voyager.

Third Princess Cruise Ship Restarts Operations in the U.S.

Emerald Princess becomes the third Princess cruise ship to resume operations in the U.S. and the fifth in the fleet globally.

Three More Princess Cruise Ships to Restart Operations in the U.S.

Three more Princess cruise ships will resume operations in the U.S. in February, March, and April 2022, bringing the total to 11 ships back in service.

Carnival is Named as One of World’s Best Employers

Carnival Corporation has been named by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers of 2021 as part of the annual list.