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, and cruised the Caribbean, Baltic, Mediterranean, Asia, and Europe. Find out more about us here.

Cruise News Update: March 4, 2023

The biggest cruise news from the week, with new itineraries from Carnival, policy changes by Royal Caribbean, and coverage on NCL, Princess and MSC.

What Is the Port Side and Why Is it Called That?

If you’ve been on a cruise, you’ve probably heard the term port side. But what is the port side? Find out in this article.

Fourth Carnival Cruise Ship Will Be Based Out of Galveston, Texas

Carnival Cruise Line adding a fourth ship to the Port of Galveston, with the Carnival Miracle offering longer cruise options.

Carnival Cruise Line Details Exciting European Options for 2024

Carnival Cruise Line will expand European offerings with the Carnival Legend in 2024, along with additional visits from other ships.

Can You Smoke on a Cruise Ship – What to Know

Can you smoke on a cruise ship? It’s a good question to ask before embarking on your cruise. Here are the rules and policies for smoking on a cruise ship.

Cruise News Update: February 25, 2023

Catch up with another cruise news update with coverage on Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, and Disney.

Cruise Ship Horn – The History and Significance

The sound of a cruise ship horn is unmistakable, but what does it mean? What is it used for? We dive into the importance.

Who Owns Celebrity Cruises?

Have you ever wondered who owns Celebrity Cruises? Find out the history of this premium cruise line and what it has to offer to cruisers today.

Cruise News Update: February 18, 2023

We've had some major stories from the past week, so here we are with another packed cruise news update, with coverage on Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC Cruises.
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