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.

Bad Weather Delays Disney Magic Comeback

Disney Cruises has delayed the relaunch of the Disney Magic cruise ship due to bad weather in Europe. The ship has been in dry dock in Cadiz, Spain getting a massive upgrade for the past five weeks and was supposed to be completed before October 20th. The ship was set to sail out of Miami Florida for a special five night voyage. The weather had effected the dry dock and the surrounding area of Cadiz which made it hard for workers to complete the upgrade on time. The delay will only be for five days because the ship will be...

Regal Princess Cruise Ship To Debut Early

Princess Cruises upcoming cruise ship the Regal Princess will debut 13 days earlier than was first announced. The large ship was originally to launch on June 2nd but will now launch on May 20th instead. So the maiden voyage will begin on May 20th and Regal Princess will sail from Venice, Italy to Athens in Greece. The cruise line will add an extra two weeks to its maiden sailings. After the first voyage there will be another departing on May 27th 2014 which will end back in Venice. The Regal Princess will be the sister ship to the Royal Princess which...

Cheerleaders To Be Norwegian Getaway Godmothers

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that the Miami Dolphin cheerleaders will be the Godmothers to the upcoming cruise ship Norwegian Getaway. Not just that but the actual football team who play in NFL will have Norwegian Cruise line as the official cruise company of their Sun Life Stadium. The cheerleaders will christen Norwegian Getaway at the official ceremony which will be on February 7th 2014. It's set to be a huge event in Miami as the ship will be the largest to sail year round from the popular home port of Miami. It's sister ship Breakaway had a massive christening...

Carnival Won’t Be Sailing To Tortola In 2014-2015

Bad news for everyone who likes Tortola! Carnival Cruise Lines won't be calling at Tortola in the British Virgin Islands from June 2014. The cruise line won't be visiting the Port of call for at least 10 months. There are several reasons why this is happening. Firstly the dock where the cruise ships usually dock is being upgraded by the Tortola Government. This may be because of increasing competition between Caribbean islands for cruise ship passengers. We don't know yet but it could be upgraded to be able to bring in larger ships. If Carnival was still to call at...

Sun Princess Cruise Ship Delayed

The Sun Princess ship operated by Princess Cruises was delayed yesterday in Sydney, Australia. The ship was to depart from the Sydney cruise terminal for a 12 night voyager around New Zealand and Australia. The ship was delayed due to technical issues by 10 hours. As new embarking passengers were coming onto the ship a letter from the ship's captain Andrew Froude was sent to all of their staterooms informing them of the delay. As a result the ship will not be sailing to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. The sun Princess was supposed to arrive there on October 19...

Queen Elizabeth 2 Cruise Ship To Finally Be A Hotel

One of the most historic and well-known ships in the world the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is to finally become a floating hotel. The ship will sail from its current location in Dubai to the Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province in China. Once there it will be transformed by the COSCO shipyard. The grand ship will get all of its cabins changed to hotel suites. In fact right now there are 990 staterooms but once the change is done there will be 400 hotel suites from 60 to 150 square meters. Guests will be able to choose from different sizes. Queen Elizabeth 2 will...

6 Year Old Boy Has Drowned In Carnival Ship Pool

Updated - 15 Oct 2013 The young boys name is Qwentyn Hunter from Winter Gardens near Orlando, Florida. And now more details have come to light of the tragic event. The young boy was playing with his 10 year old brother at the time and then was just found lifeless in the water. We wanted to post a new article about Carnival not having life guards at the ships pools but now isn't the time. All our thoughts are with the boys family and friends. Original Article A 6 year old boy has sadly drowned on the Carnival Victory cruise ship. The boy...

Jewel of the Seas Passenger Hears Cries of Help

It's been reported that a passenger on Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas made an amazing discovery at 4 a.m. in the morning. The passenger heard cries for help from her balcony from three sailors who were on a capsized speedboat. The ship was sailing towards the Caribbean island of Saint Martin which is a popular port of call for many cruise ships. Jewel of the seas was sailing from San Juan and it was the very first night of the voyage. The passenger who's name is Kendra Nagy heard the sailors calling for help and she then contacted the main...

Remains Of Costa Concordia Crew Member Found

The remains of the Costa Concordia Indian crew member Russell Rebello have been found according to Italy's Civil Protection Agency. The remains were found on the third bridge onboard the Costa Concordia just days ago. Russell Rebello was a waiter on the ship and is one of the last of 32 people who died to be found. DNA tests are underway to confirm that the remains are in fact from the crew member. Other remains  were found on the sea bed not long after the Costa Concordia was righted to it's up right position in September. Those remains are also...