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.

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 remainsĀ  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...

Star Cruises Orders New Large Ship

One of the main Cruise lines in Asia called Star Cruises has ordered a new large cruise ship. The company has made the order with Meyer Werft in Germany who will construct the vessel. Star Cruises is mainly dedicated to Asia with home ports in China and calling to destinations like Taiwan and South Korea. The cruise line currently operates five ships all purchased from other cruise lines. The new ship will cost $707 Million and is expected to carry 3,364 passengers. The ship will be built for the Asian market with many lounges and onboard features dedicated to the region. The...

Elderly Passenger Disappears From Sun Princess Ship

An Elderly passenger has disappeared from the Sun Princess cruise ship which is operated by Princess Cruises. The ship was sailing up the Kimberley Coast in Western Australian on Tuesday when the 72 year old male passenger went missing. Sun Princess was sailing towards Darwin at the time. The mans wife reported him missing which started a search conducted by the ships crew and there was no trace of the missing passenger onboard the ship. The PA system was also used to help search for him. The ship turned around to back track it's voyage and to begin a search operation...

Aida Cruises Names New Ship Aidaprima

The German cruise line Aida Cruises has announced the name of it's upcoming ship. The ship will be called Aidaprima which is currently being constructed at the Mitsubishi shipyard in Japan. Aidaprima will launch in 2015 and will sail year round from the Germany port of Hamburg. Normal Sailings will begin on June 20th 2015. The very first voyager will be from Yokohama, Japan to Hamburg, Germany from March 22nd to June 16th. Another ship which will be the same class is also to be built in Japan. The second ship will be the same class launching in 2016. Both ships...

Norwegian Escape & Norwegian Bliss To Be Names Of Breakaway Plus Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has today revealed the names of the cruise lines two upcoming Breakaway Plus class ships. The two names were from a list of ten which were posted on NCL's Facebook page in September. Facebook fans could choose their favorite name and Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Bliss were the two most popular choices. Kevin Sheehan (NCL CEO) Said: "The response to our `Norwegians Name Their Ships` contest was overwhelming," "It reaffirms that we have a very engaged and passionate community of Norwegians and we are thrilled with the names they have selected for our two new Breakaway Plus Class Ships....

Shore Excursion for Any Type of Cruiser

To narrow down the extensive list of options, think about what it is you want to experience while cruising in the Mediterranean. Here is a look at some of the gems it has to offer.

Bingo On A Cruise Ship

Almost every cruise you will take will have the all famous bingo game. We'll look into why the bingo game is just so popular on ships. The game is basically about matching the numbers with the number which are announced. Once you have a line or full house you can win a prize. There's many different way of playing the game but most people use paper with a certain amount of numbers. Usually a machine will pick the numbers in no order so it's all about the luck. The money which people buy the tickets/bingo boards with is put...

What Crew Members Do In Their Spare Time

Whenever you take a cruise I bet you're always wondering what the crew members do in their spare time and if they have any time at all! Well thankfully Cruise Hive knows what they get up to when they are not working long hours onboard the ship.