Emrys Thakkar

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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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Carnival Cruise Line Voted Best Cruise Line of 2021

Carnival Cruise Line voted Best Cruise Line of 2021 in the annual Cruise Ship Awards as the cruise line continues to bring back fun-filled vacations.

Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay Voted Best Cruise Line Private Island

Royal Caribbean's Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas is voted Best Cruise Line Private Island of 2021.

Carnival’s Mardi Gras Voted Best Overall Cruise Ship of 2021

Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras wins Best Overall Cruise Ship of 2021 in the annual Cruise Ship Awards.

CDC Increases Cruise Travel Advisory to Highest Level

The CDC updates its cruise travel advisory to the highest level and says to avoid all cruise travel regardless of vaccination.

Carnival Celebration is Most Anticipated New Cruise Ship for 2022

Carnival Cruise Line's second Excel-class vessel Carnival Celebration is voted Most Anticipated New Cruise Ship for 2022.

New York is Cancelled for Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 as Ship Remains in Barbados

Queen Mary 2's scheduled stop in New York on January 3 is cancelled as the ship will remain in Barbados to take additional crew.

Carnival’s Mardi Gras BOLT Roller Coaster is Voted Best Cruise Ship Feature

BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea featured on Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras cruise ship voted Best Cruise Ship Feature of 2021.

Port Canaveral in Florida Voted Best US Cruise Homeport of 2021

Port Canaveral in Florida is voted Best Cruise Homeport in the United States for the second time in the 2021 Cruise Ship Awards.

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras Voted Best New Cruise Ship of 2021

Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras voted Best New Cruise Ship of 2021 in Cruise Hive's annual Cruise Ship Awards.