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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237,000 Carnival Cruise Line Guests Have Sailed Since Resuming Operations

Carnival Cruise Line completes three months of sailings since restarting operations in early July 2021, with significant milestones reached.

Further Carnival Cruise Line Cancellations and Restart Update

Carnival Cruise Line provides an update on ships restarting, including further cancellations as the entire U.S. fleet is set to return by Spring 2022.

Construction Begins on Second MSC Luxury Cruise Ship

Construction officially begins on MSC Group's second luxury cruise ship that will enter service in 2024 and operated by Explora Journeys.

Costa Cruises Rebrands With New Logo and Experiences

Costa Cruises rebrands with new experiences focused on cuisine, tours, and sustainability, along with a new logo.

Sixth Carnival Cruise Ship Receives New Livery and Heading for U.S.

Carnival Liberty becomes the sixth ship in the fleet to receive the new livery during dry dock and is heading back to the U.S.

Another Caribbean Cruise Nation Back on CDC Level 4 Travel List

CDC says to avoid all travel to Barbados as Caribbean nation is added back onto the level 4 advisory list. Cruise ships calls set to continue.

Cruise News Update: October 2, 2021

Your weekly cruise news update with Winter protocols, Royal Caribbean adds terminal testing, Carnival adds sailing and loads more!

MSC Cruises Provides Update on Protocols for the Winter Season

MSC Cruises provides an update on its protocols for the Winter season including on U.S. and European departures.

Carnival Cruise Line Adds Second Greenland Cruise Due to Huge Demand

With so much demand and interest, Carnival Cruise Line has added an additional sailing to Greenland in 2023 with the Carnival Legend.