Emrys Thakkar


The founder of Cruise Hive which was established in 2008 as one of the earliest cruise blogs in the industry. Emrys has been reporting on the latest cruise industry news since the site first launched. Expert insights and tips featured on a number of publications including The Express, Business Insider, and more.

Worked for Carnival Cruise Line for 8 years and is well and truly dedicated to cruising! Has also been on a number of cruises so can offer an insight into the industry that many will not be able to do. What's even more impressive is that Emrys has traveled the world by visiting more than 34 countries, lived in China for 8 years, cruised the Caribbean, Baltic, Mediterranean, and Europe.

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Voyager of the Seas Month Long Revitalization Now Complete

Voyager of the Seas which is popular cruise ship from Royal Caribbean based in Asia has completed it;s month long revitalization upgrade.

New Port Additions For Disney Cruise Lines Early 2016 Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has released the ports toe fleet will call at in early 2016. Several changes along with a return to the popular home port of San Juan, Purto Rico which will include a new destination.

Royal Caribbean Fined For Over-Working Crew While In Rotterdam Drydock

It's being reported by local newspaper The Netherlands Times that Royal Caribbean is being fined for over-working Oasis of the Seas crew while it was under going a drydock in Rotterdam.

Caribbean Cruise Destinations Under Threat From Tropical Storm Gonzalo

A recently formed Tropical Storm is threatening many popular cruise destinations and ports in the eastern Caribbean. Cruise ships have also started to change itineraries to stay away from the storm.

3 Cruise Lines That Are Growing The Cruise Industry

The cruise industry is always growing but there are those cruise lines that are growing a lot faster than others which are really helping grow the industry. With new cruise regions opening up like Asia there are new possibilities for new ships orders and even totally new cruise line companies!

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...

Princess Cruises Employee Dead After Tour Bus Crashes In Alaska

Local news outlet in Alaska KYUU is reporting that a tour bus which is operated by Princess Cruises has overturned in Alaska sadly killing one female cruise employee and injuring two others. The crash was reported at around 8 am Friday and only three people were in the bus at the time all working for Princess Cruises. The bus apparently rolled over and ended up upside down on the side of the road near mile 173 of the Parks Highway according to Alaska State Troopers. The driver of the bus 25-year-old Brian Lanning was not seriously hurt State Troopers have said. The...

Tropical Storm Bertha Causing Disruption In Eastern Caribbean

Tropical Storm Bertha is causing disruption across the eastern Caribbean and the Bahamas. These regions are popular cruising destinations so the storm is expected to produce further headaches within the cruise industry. Carnival Cruise Lines has been affected by Bertha and has already made some adjustments to several ships. The cruise line has cancelled the Carnival Liberty's call at Grand Turk on Sunday and has replaced the port with Nassau, Bahamas which the ship will visit on Friday. departure and arrival times have also been changed when the ship visits San Juan, St Thomas and St Maarten. This is to...

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 casino players. Any passengers wanting to light on Norwegian Breakaway or Norwegian Getaway may do so on the waterfront starboard side but must be away from the dining locations. Here is statement released by NCL about the new smoking policy: As the health and well-being of our guests and crew is of the utmost importance, Norwegian Cruise Line will institute changes to its smoking policy for all sailings...