Authors Posts by Emrys Thakkar

Emrys Thakkar

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 members perspective. Dedicated to bringing cruisers the latest industry news and informative articles.
Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia Being Towed Back To Genoa, Italy

The Costa Concordia wreck has finally gone from the views of the Italian island of Giglio. The ship departed the island at 11 am local time towards Genoa, Italy where it will be scrapped at...
Chocolate Night

Chocolate Night Included In Norwegian Cruise Lines New Dining Options

Today Norwegian Cruise lines has announced several new enhancements across its fleet which is part of the "Norwegian NEXT" program. The new dining options offered will be available to NCL guests this summer and one...
Carnival Cruise

Possibly The Most Inspiring Cruise Line Ads

Let's take a look at some commercials which could possibly push us in the right direction to booking a cruise of a lifetime.
Costa Victoria

Passenger Missing From Costa Victoria Cruise Ship

UPDATE: Here is a very brief statement which Cruise Hive has recieved from Costa Cruises: Genoa, July 17, 2014 - Costa Crociere confirms to have been notified that, during disembarkation today in Keelung port (Taiwan), one...
Carnival Slide

Carnival Cruise Lines Is Most Improved Brand In U.S.

Carnival Cruise Lines has been rated the most improved brand in the U.S. by YouGov's BrandIndex. The report is based on Consumer perception and buzz within the United States. The rankingsĀ report which comes out mid...
NCL Smoking Policy

Smoking Banned On All Norwegian Cruise Line Balconies

Today Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that smoking on cruise ship balconies are to be banned from November 1st 2014. NCL is not just changing the smoking policy on balconies but also limiting smoking for...
Breakaway Plus

Norwegian Cruise Line Orders Two Large New Cruise Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has today announced that it's ordered two new cruise ships from the German ship builder Meyer Werft. The agreement between the two companies will be for two large Breakaway Plus class vessels....
Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia Refloat Operation Begins

The huge task of refloating the Costa Concordia wreck has started today (July 14th) ready for the ship to be towed away at the end of the month to Genoa, Italy. The refloating started at...
Celebrity Silhouette

Celebrity Silhouette Itineraries Affected By Propulsion Issue

The Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship is having propulsion issues and as a result Celebrity Cruise Line has had to change upcoming itineraries. The news which was reported by Cruise Critic doesn't offer any good news...