Robert McGillivray

Robert has been involved in the cruise industry since January 2007. He joined his first ship, the Seabourn Pride, in Miami Florida, and never looked back. Robert started his cruise career as a bar-waiter and worked his way up to being a corporate trainer for the same luxury 6-star cruise line. After a short break from ships in 2013, Robert has worked as a Hotel Director onboard several different cruise ships worldwide and even in Antarctica, and on the North Pole. As a writer for Cruise Hive Robert stays on top of all current developments and brings you breaking news, facts, and special reports. As an avid traveler and photographer, Robert has visited no less than 101 countries worldwide and stepped on to his 7th continent on his 30th birthday. His photos have been published by news media like Bloomberg and The New York Times, and are used by Celebrity and Azamara Cruise lines for their promotional materials. Robert currently resides in the Philippines on the tropical island of Panglao, with his wife and two daughters. Find out more about us here.

Celebrity Cruises Opens its Wave Season

Celebrity Cruises announces the Wave Season deals for 2023, offering up to 75% discount on the second guest sailings on a huge variety of cruises.

Royal Caribbean’s Luxury Brand Reveals Venues Aboard New Ship

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Cyclone Hale Forces Changes for Holland America Cruise Ship

Cruise ships are being impacted by cyclone Hale with itinerary changes due to high ocean swells, including for Holland America's Noordam.

Another Cruise Ship Refused Entry Due to Hull Issues

The Queen Elizabeth's January 7 cruise was off to a late start due to New Zealand's strict bio-security measures, the fourth cruise ship in a week to be affected.

New Zealand Port Sets Record with Three Cruise Ships in One Day

Three cruise ships will visit Napier, New Zealand, this week, a record number of cruise ships on a single day for the cruise port.

Bar Harbor Cruise Limits to Face Legal Challenges

Businesses in Bar Harbor have sued the town over an ordinance that limits cruise passenger visits to 1,000 per day.

Norwegian Cruise Line to Host 13 Back-to-Back Charters

Norwegian Cruise Line will host 13 distinctly different charter voyages onboard Norwegian Pearl as part of the new “Experiences at Sea" program.

Another Cruise Line Switches to Starlink Internet 

American Cruise Lines has announced the installation of high-speed internet courtesy of Starlink onboard its fleet of small cruise ships.

Cruise Lines Disagree With Cuba Judgement from Florida Court

A Florida Judge awarded more than 400 million in damages to the Havana Docks Corp., a decision Royal Caribbean and Carnival will appeal.
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