Emrys Thakkar

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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 member's perspective. Dedicated to bringing cruisers the latest industry news and informative articles. Find out more about us here.

Passenger Dies After Falling On Carnival Cruise Ship In Miami

Cruise Hive is sad to report that a 20 year old male passenger has today died after falling from a cruise ship while it was docked in PortMiami.

MSC Armonia To Begin Inaugural Cruise From Genoa In November

It's not long until the MSC Armonia's drydock will be complete and the new look vessel will begin cruising once again in November.

New P&O Britannia Livery Photos Released From Italian Shipyard

P&O Cruises have released some amazing photos of the P&O Britannia's new livery on the ships hull. The new artwork was completed on Friday at the Fincantieri shipyard in Malfalcone, Italy. The large 141,000 ton ship also touched water for the first time to commence its next phase in construction which is fitting out all the interior spaces.

P&O Cruises To Have Strictly Come Dancing Shows Across Its Fleet

Great news for P&O Cruise passengers who love to dance and who love watching Strictly Come Dancing because today P&O Cruises will be having contests shows across the entire fleet. This will still compliment the themed Strictly Come Dancing cruises the British based cruise line offers. The new shows, to be held on all holidays with three or more sea days, build on the success of the line’s Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises. They follow the same format as the popular TV show and are launched in partnership with BBC Worldwide. Exclusively recorded clips of judges Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli...

Costa Fascinosa Hit By Bad Weather Causing Damage

UPDATE: Cruise Hive has received a response from Costa Cruises with the following statement: Genoa, September 23 2014 – Costa Crociere confirms that yesterday night Sept 22nd at about 11.15 pm CET, according to ship's Captain report, while Costa Fascinosa was sailing from Venice to Bari on her cruise itinerary with very bad weather conditions, the ship experienced a sudden listing due to the very strong wind (with gusts over 90 knots). Ship command immediately activated the relevant procedures and guests and relevant authorities have been immediately informed. At no time was the safety of the guests and crew ever put at...

Ninth Carnival Ship This Year To Pass A Perfect Public Health Inspection

The Carnival Liberty has passed its United States Public Health Inspection (USPH) for the second time this year by a perfect 100 percent. The inspection took place while the vessel was in Port Canaveral, Florida. The ship is not usually told about the inspection but there is a time frame when to expect a visit. Although the inspections are good to make sure the standards of the ship are met it does require the ships staff and crew to work extra hours. Often crew members are found scrubbing and cleaning through the night but are usually rewarded with a large party...

MSC Cruises Reveals Details For Guests Cruising At Christmas

MSC Cruises has announced it onboard plan this Christmas and what passengers can expect when cruising. The European based cruise line is also giving a push for Christmas season bookings on its ships. MSC will deck out it's luxurious ships in the best traditional trimmings, with sparkling lights, shimmering decorations and Christmas trees. Over the lapping of the sea, the air will resound with the voices of carol singing choristers, and the journey marked by all the time-honoured traditions that make the period special. Expert chefs will create Christmas menus honouring the culinary traditions you know and love. Santa Claus will add...

Thomson Cruises To Upgrade Two Cruise Ships

Good news for UK cruisers as Thomson Cruises has announced that it is to invest in upgrading the Thomson Dream and Celebration. The British based cruise line will modernize the vessels even more just like it did in 2012. The ships are to receive improved public spaces which would probably mean a refurbishment of most onboard hotel operations. A dining experience will be enhanced including a brand new Asian-themed a la carte restaurant ‘Kora La’, offering delicious Indian and Chinese cuisine on both ships. Helen Caron, Managing Director of Thomson Cruises, says: “Listening to our customers is at the heart of all...

Another Two Cruise Ships Ordered By Germany’s TUI Cruises

TUI Cruises which is a German based cruise operator has ordered another two Mein Schiff cruise ships which will grow the fleet even further. The two new ships are to be built by STX Finland in Turku which has also recently been purchased by Germany's Meyer Werft shipyard company. A German cruise line ordering ships from a German owned shipyard to purposely build ships for the German market all makes sense. The newly purchased shipyards new name is Meyer Turku. The two new ships will be the same class as the current Mein Schiff 3 vessel that just entered service in...