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.

All Three Cunard Cruise Ships To Meet Up For Anniversary

For the first time ever the three Queen Cunard ships are to meet up in the port of Liverpool. The ships are to meet up for Cunard's 175th Anniversary on 25th May 2015 which will be an event not to miss for everyone who loves cruising and cruise ships. The celebrations will start on the 24th May when the Queen Mary 2 will arrive at the Liverpool cruise terminal and will stay overnight at the historic port. On the morning of the 25th May Queen Mary's sister ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will arrive at the port. This will...

Cruise Lines Are Helping Filipino Crew After Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan is one of the largest Typhoons ever recorded and the Philippines just days ago. The storm has caused huge damage and loss of life across the country which also includes Filipino crew members and their families. Almost all the cruise lines employ many Filipinos on their ships and as a result are taking action to help them. Filipinos who are currently working on the ships have had help contacting families and to know if their homes have been damaged by the large storm. This is what some of the popular cruise lines have done to help. Norwegian Cruise Line has...

Mein Schiff 3 Cruise Ship Floats Out At Finland Shipyard

TUI Cruises upcoming cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 has been floated out at the STX Turku shipyard in Finland. Construction began on the 99,000 ton ship a year ago and is now in final stages of the process. The large ship is built to be environmentally friendly with several new features for exhaust gases and energy efficiency improvement. The shipyard construction process had has also been improved using new building practices and concepts. Mein Schiff 3 is the first ship to be built out of two and will be dedicated to the German Market when it launches in Spring 2014. A sister...

Port Canaveral To Build New $80 Million Cruise Terminal

The board of Port Canaveral has given the go ahead for a major new cruise terminal costing $80-$85 Million. The new facility will also include a new parking area holding 1,000 vehicles. The new 185,000 square foot facility will be built in the south part of Port Canaveral where there are already several retail buildings. The new terminal is expected to be completed by November 2014 and will increase the current capacity at the popular port. Larger cruise ships will also be able to dock at the new building which will help the local economy. It was just recently that the...

Puerto Rico To Expand Cruise Pier In Old San Juan

The cruise pier which is in old San Juan is to be expanded according to the governor of Puerto Rico. The current pier will be expanded at a cost $8.7 Million and will also get a new baggage inspection area. The new upgrade will be able to manage 6,000 passenger cruise ships. Alejandro Garcia Padilla  (Puerto Rico Governor) said on Wednesday that 182 feet will be added so the popular terminal and pier there can cope with all the new large mega ships which are now coming out. Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas ship will be one of the...

Two Passengers Seriously Injured on Norwegian Breakaway

It's being reported that two passengers who were on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship have been seriously injured. the ship was docked at Port Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday when it happened. Not many details have been released but it is being reported that one passenger had a neck injury and another who is at-least 70 years old had suffered some kind of fracture. The events happened from noon Tuesday afternoon as the Brevard County Fire Rescue was involved by responding to the injuries. No more details are known and we will let you know once we have them.

Large Cruise Ships Now Banned From Venice Lagoon

Government officials in Rome have officially banned all cruise ships over 96,000 tons from sailing through the Lagoon in Venice. The new rule will start from November 2014 which will give cruise lines enough time to make changes. It's not just the large ships which are effected, Italian officials also put a limit on the amount of smaller vessels sailing through the Lagoon which affects those over 40,000 tons. This is to cut traffic down and keep ships away from the popular St. Mark's Square. The new rule for smaller ships is being reported as coming into force from January...

Carnival Cruise Line Partners With New Orleans Saints

The largest cruise line to operate out of New Orleans has partnered up with the New Orleans Saints NFL Team. This will be the first ever partnership with an NFL franchise for Carnival Cruise Line. It makes sense as the sport has a huge following and follows the trend from Norwegian Cruise Line which has also partnered up with the Miami Dolphin team. Carnival has had a relationship with New Orleans for almost 20 years and has more cruise ships sailing from the city than any other cruise line. The new partnership will offer lots of fun activities and promotions in...

Carnival Corporation Makes Changes At The Top

The largest cruise line company in the world Carnival PLC has made some changes to some top people involved in the company. The changes include some new positions created and executive shuffles. "We are greatly appreciative of Howard's commitment to provide ongoing counsel, advice and industry leadership, as he enters this next stage," said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & Plc. First lets start with Howard Frank who will step down as Carnival vice chairman and chief operating officer. From November 1st he will take a new special role as a chief advisor to the CEO of the company and the Chairman. Howard Frank helped...