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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Cruise Retailer Secures Entire Carnival UK Fleet

Harding which is Europe's largest cruise retail specialist has secured the contract of running the stores on the entire Carnival UK fleet.

Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals First Details on Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Cruise Line reveals Norwegian Prima itineraries and teases a full ship reveal on May 12 when bookings open.

Carnival Cruise Line Removes Most Cruises Until September

Carnival Cruise Line removes August cruises from its website except for three vessels. Most bookings are now only available from September.

Weekly Cruise News Update: May 8, 2021

The latest cruise news update across the industry as cruise lines plan on resuming operations.

Carnival’s AIDA Cruises to Restart Operations out of Germany

Carnival's AIDA Cruises to restart operations out of Kiel, Germany with AIDAsol.

Star Trek and 80s Charter Cruises Have Sold Out

Star Trek: The Cruise and The 80s Cruises have both sold out on Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas departing in 2022.

Texas Joins Florida Lawsuit to Overrule CDC and Restart Cruises

Texas joins the Florida lawsuit against the CDC to allow cruise operations to restart. Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a motion to intervene.

CDC Releases More Technical Instructions for Cruises

The CDC releases Phase 2B and 3 technical instructions on simulated voyages to allow cruises by mid-summer.

Holland America to Restart Cruise Operations Out of Greece

Holland America Line to restart operations with Eurodam out of Athens, Greece in August.