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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CDC Ditches Mask Requirement for Fully Vaccinated, What About Cruises?

The CDC removes restrictions for fully vaccinated people with no mask needed in most cases and a return to some normality. What about cruises?

MSC Virtuosa Arrives in Southampton Ready to Restart UK Cruise Industry

MSC Virtuosa arrives in Southampton, ready to restart the UK cruise industry. The ship will depart on May 20.

Princess Cruises Cancels Select Cruises Worldwide

Princess Cruises cancels select cruises worldwide including in the Caribbean, Mexico, California and the Mediterranean impacting three cruise ships.

CDC Updates Cruise Ship Guidance for Face Masks and Ports

The CDC updates its guidance for wearing a mask and on ports for simulated and restricted voyages under the Conditional Sailing Order.

Cruise Line Reveals New Health and Safety Measures for August Restart

Azamara details its new Explore Well at Sea health and safety protocols ready for when cruises resume in August.

Carnival Cruise Line Releases Update on Restart and Cancellations

Carnival Cruise Line aims to restart operations with three ships in July out of Florida and Texas. Further cancellations also announced across the fleet.

Carnival Cruise Ship to Arrive in Mobile, Alabama

The Carnival Sensation cruise ship will arrive in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday for crew vaccinations as the cruise line prepares for a return.

The New Reality for Carnival Cruise Line Crew Members

Carnival Cruise Line details new health and safety procedures for crew members joining the ship and working onboard.

Another Carnival Cruise Ship to Arrive in Galveston, Texas

Carnival Sensation is scheduled to arrive in Galveston for provisioning and other needs following the arrival of two other Carnival cruise ships over a week ago.