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Emrys Thakkar

Founder and Editor of Cruise Hive which has been online since 2008. Worked on Carnival ships for 8 years and have an insight into cruising from a passenger and a crew members perspective. Dedicated to bringing cruisers the latest industry news and informative articles.

Quantum of the Seas Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Take a look at this video footage from on board Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship Quantum of the Seas.
Fred Olsen Cruise Ships

Fred Olsen Cruise Line Upgrading Ships Ready For 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ three ships Black Watch, Braemar and Balmoral are all due to enter dry dock at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in November and December 2014, in preparation for the forthcoming 2015/16 cruise season.
Costa Diadema

Costa’s New Flagship, Costa Diadema Christened In Genoa, Italy

The past week the cruise industry has witnessed Quantum of the Seas crossing to Atlantic ocean, Regal Princess christening and now Costa Cruises new flagship, Costa Diadema has been officially named.
Carnival Gift Card

Carnival Comes Up With A Great Way To Promote It’s Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Lines has come up with a good idea to bring gift cards to over 9,000 retail outlets across the United States for the firs time in the cruise industry.
Fincantieri Shipyard

Carnival Corp To Increase Fleet Capacity By 10% Until End of 2016

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest cruise company, announced today it will increase fleet capacity by nearly 10 percent from 2014 through 2016, fueled largely by the addition of four new ships across four brands in less than 18 months.
Regal Princess

Regal Princess Has Been Christened By The Love Boat Cast In Florida

Princess Cruises newest and largest class cruise ship the Regal Princess has been christened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Hong Kong

Hong Kong, A Bustling Metropolis

This is the second time visiting Hong Kong which is a separate region from mainland china. The city has its own administrative government but is still ruled from Beijing, China.

Holland America Ups It Game for Marine Protected Areas

As part of its "Our Marvelous Oceans" partnership with Marine Conservation Institute, Holland America Line has created a new program that highlights and educates guests and crew about marine protected areas around the world.
Explorer of the Seas Wave

Explorer of the Seas And It’s Lifeboats Damaged By Large Waves

A large wave has apparently hit Royal Caribbeans Explorer of the Seas cruise ship which has caused damage the the vessels lifeboats.