Emrys Thakkar

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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 member's perspective. Dedicated to bringing cruisers the latest industry news and informative articles. Find out more about us here.

New TV Series To Feature Norwegian Cruise Line

A new weekly 30 minute television series titled Dream Quest with Evette Rios to feature Norwegian Cruise Line

Hurricane Joaquin Increases To Category 4

Cruise lines are still affected by Hurricane Joaquin which has now strengthened to a category 4. The storm is still hovering over Bahamas but will move away over the weekend.

Cunard Line Launches Upgrade Offers Until End of December

Good news for our readers in the U.S as Cunard Line has launched the 'The Ultimate Upgrade' where select cruises in 2016 will offer a ton of onboard upgrades.

Holland America Line Will Increase Gratuities From December

Holland America Line will increase gratuities across the fleet starting from December 1, 2015.

Grand Cayman Government Favors A Cruise Port

It seems that the Government of Grand Cayman is now favoring a large cruise pier development rather than some of the other proposals that could protect the island's coral.

Hurricane Joaquin Disrupting Itineraries In Bahamas

Hurricane Joaquin is causing disruption for some cruise lines operating in the Bahamas. The good news is that the category 3 Hurricane is heading away from popular cruise destinations.

Fathom to Call at 3 Cuban Ports During 7-Day Cruise

Fathom, Carnival Corporation's newest cruise brand has announced the Cuban ports it intends to feature as part of a 7-day itinerary starting in 2016.

New Cruise Ship Ordered By Saga Cruises

British based cruise line Saga Cruises has ordered a new class cruise ship along with an option for a second. The new ship will be built in Germany and will continue the cruise lines intimate cruising concept.

Queen Mary 2 Refurbishment Taking Luxury to New Heights

Further details have been revealed about Queen Mary 2's huge refurbishment in Spring, 2016. In this update Cunard Line has released some renderings of the Grill Suites and Grill Restaurants.