Robert McGillivray

Robert McGillivray
Robert worked for various cruise lines as Hotel Director and writes on Cruise industry news and insights. He currently enjoys life on a tropical island in the Philippines while writing for Cruise Hive.

Why Carnival Chose Florida Homeports to Resume Cruises From

Carnival Cruise Line announced that resumption of cruises would be from Homeports Port Miami and Port Canaveral in November and December. Why could it be just those two?

CDC No Sail Order Officially Extended But There’s More to This

The CDC No Sail order is officially extended through October 31, 2020, cruise lines can resume cruises from November.

How Badly Will an Extended No Sail Order Impact Cruises?

With the CDC looking to possibly extend the No Sail Order to next year, the White House overruling the CDC, and cruise line executives meeting in the White House on Friday, it seems that chaos reigns in the cruise industry.

It’s a New Reality for Thousands of Cruise Ship Crew Members

It's a new reality for thousands of cruise ship crew members around the world impacted by the suspension of operations.

Carnival’s New Mardi Gras Begins 10-Day Sea Trials

Carnival's newest and largest addition, 'Mardi Gras', made her debut at sea today as she headed out for sea trials.

Florida’s Economy Needs Cruise Lines To Start Operations

The effects of the global pandemic are being felt across the globe, but the close-down of the cruise industry is hitting Florida's economy incredibly hard.

Just Days to Go! Could the CDC No Sail Order Be Lifted?

On September 30th, the No Sail order from the Centers for Disease Control will expire. Will the CDC lift the ban or will another extension be added to a long six months period without cruises.

Crystal Cruises Looks to the Future, Here’s the Latest

In a move towards the re-opening of cruising worldwide, Crystal Cruises has expanded further on its Crystal Clean 2.0 protocols. Crystal Clean 3.0 brings even stricter guidelines to the luxury operators Ocean and River ships as the company looks forward to operations starting in 2021.