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.

Cruise Ban Petition Gathers Thousands of Signatures

Locals in a historic Virginia town have spoken up against five visits from two Princess Cruises ships in the summer of 2024.

Cruise Guest Questions Carnival Over Handling of Vanished Man

A cruise passenger questions how Carnival Cruise Line handled communication regarding missing guest Kevin McGrath.

Cruise Ship In Trouble After Sailing Through Restricted Area

The captain and first officer of a cruise ship sailing for TUI Cruises in Germany could be in trouble after the ship sailed into a restricted area.

British Virgin Islands Sees Huge Influx of Cruise Passengers

More cruise guests than ever are finding their way to the British Virgin Islands, with numbers expected to break all-time-records in the 2023-2024 season.

Carnival Cruise Line to Close Booking Systems Temporarily

Carnival Cruise Line will be performing major maintenance of its booking systems this weekend, forcing the closure of bookings and the website.

Carnival Cruise Line Details Itinerary Changes for Three Ships

Carnival Cruise Line has informed guests of itinerary changes affecting three ships, sailing from Galveston, Texas, and Long Beach, California.

Virgin Voyages Makes CEO Change and Secures Major Investment

Virgin Voyages announces a new round of investment totaling $550 million, as CEO McAlpin steps down to make room for Nirmal Saverimuttu.

MSC Cruises Expands Sports Sponsoring With Miami Dolphins Deal

MSC Cruises announces a new partnership with the Miami Dolphins, a further move into the world of sports sponsorships for the cruise line.

Upcoming Tropical Storm Lee Expected to Impact Cruise Destinations

Depending on its track, soon-to-be-named Tropical Storm Lee could significantly affect cruises.
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