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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Carnival Cruise is Adjusted After Hurricane Nora Sweeps Through Mexican Riviera

Carnival Cruise Line adjusts the itinerary for Carnival Panorama after Hurricane Nora sweeps through the Mexican Riviera.

CDC Makes Multiple Changes to Its Conditional Sailing Order for Cruise Ships

The CDC makes changes to its Conditional Sailing Order, including cruise lines to reconsider face mask policies, updates on testing, and a new "Gray" color code for cruise ships.

Cruise News Update: August 28, 2021

Your cruise news update with all the latest major headlines from the week. A lot has happened with protocol changes, mistakes and more.

Royal Caribbean Releases New Wonder of the Seas Video on Sea Trials

Royal Caribbean releases a new Wonder of the Seas video on the cruise ship's sea trials which features facts on the important milestone.

Carnival Panorama Suffers Technical Issue Resulting in Itinerary Changes

The Carnival Panorama cruise ship suffers a technical issue impacting its maximum cruising speed resulting in itinerary changes.

Holland America Updates on Two Cruise Ships and Grand Voyages

Holland America Line updates restart dates for the Volendam and Zaandam cruise ships and changes for the Grand Voyages.

Princess Cruises Provides Restart Update on Two Cruise Ships

Princess Cruises provides a restart update for Island Princess and Diamond Princess cruise ships that will restart in Spring 2022.

Carnival Cruise Line Becomes First to Return to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Panorama becomes the first cruise ship to return to Puerto Vallarta in the Mexican Riviera since the cruise industry shut down in 2020.

Disney Cruise Line Updates Vaccine Requirements on Sailings to the Bahamas

Disney Cruise Line updates its vaccine requirements so that sailings can continue to the Bahamas including its private island, Castaway Cay.