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.
Port of Southampton

UK Remains Largest Cruise Market In Europe

A new report has been released today by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) UK & Ireland which includes new figures on the state of the cruise industry in the UK and Europe. According to...
Costa Diadema

Costa Cruises Begins Costa Diadema Countdown

Costa Cruises and everyone else within the cruise industry has started counting down to the Italian based cruise lines up coming cruise ship Costa Diadema. There's now less than 150 days until the christening ceremony...
Magong, Penghu

Royal Caribbean To Build New Cruise Ship Pier On Taiwan Islands

The focus on expanding in Asia continues as Royal Caribbean signs a new deal to build a cruise ship pier in Taiwan. The new deal was signed yesterday with Taiwan International Ports Co. (TIPC). The...

MSC Cruises Releases New Video Called “Keep On Discovering”

MSC Cruises has released a brand new video clip to inspire all us cruisers! The new video is called "Keep On Discovering" which reminds us that we will evolve as a cruiser as we...
Micky Arison

Carnival Chairman Micky Arison Could Be Buying British Football Club

It's being reported that the man behind Carnival Corporation and Miami Heat could be planning on buying Aston Villa which a popular premier league football club in the UK. Micky Arison not long gave his...
Royal Princess

Royal Princess Cruise Ship Celebrates First Birthday

Princess Cruises has celebrated Royal Princess first birthday yesterday (June 13th 2014). The ship was christened in Southampton, UK by her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. To celebrate this milestone the cruise line put...
Sydney Australia

The Rise Of The Australian Cruise Market

Australia has already seen an increase in cruise passengers and now it's been ranked number 1 as the fastest growing cruise market. CLIA Australasia has announced figures which will make other cruise regions worry. Australia...
Mein Schiff 3

Mein Schiff 3 Christened In Hamburg For TUI Cruises

The 99,300 ton Mein Schiff 3 has officially been christened in Hamburg, Germany for the German based cruise line TUI Cruises. Europe's newest cruise ship is embarking on its maiden voyage today after a glitzy...
Hurricane Christina

Hurricane Christina Now A Category 4 Storm In Pacific

Hurricane Christina is now a Category 4 storm which is one level away from being the highest which is a category 5. Even though Christina is moving away from the west coast of Mexico it...