Author: Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca is the associate editor for International Cruise & Ferry Review and the CruiseandFerry.net website. She manages all the content for both the website and the magazines in the Cruise & Ferry suite of publications, regularly interviewing senior executives from the world’s leading cruise and ferry lines, ports, destinations and passenger shipping-related companies to write features, reports and other articles.


UK and Irish cruise numbers surpass two million for first time

UK and Irish cruise numbers surpass two million for first time
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 18, 2019

CLIA report shows the region is the second European market to hit the milestone

Berenblum Busch Architects designs Carnival's Japan terminal

Berenblum Busch Architects designs Carnival's Japan terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Uragashira Cruise Terminal will be located in Sasebo Bay and will open in 2020 

How floating hotels can cut costs during ship refits

How floating hotels can cut costs during ship refits
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Miray International’s chairman Vedat Ugurlu tells Rebecca Gibson how housing crew, vendors and project teams on chartered ferries can help cruise brands save time and money during ship refits

Miray International’s Vedat Ugurlu explains the benefits of housing project teams on chartered ferries

AmaWaterways launches new AmaDouro in Portugal

AmaWaterways launches new AmaDouro in Portugal
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Advantage Travel Partnership CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said christened the river cruise ship in Porto

DFDS chooses broadband from Nowhere Networks

DFDS chooses broadband from Nowhere Networks
By Rebecca Gibson | Sunday, April 14, 2019

New internet solution will be rolled out to all ferries on the English Channel routes by summer 2020

Silver Origin to be one of world's greenest cruise ships, says Silversea

Silver Origin to be one of world's greenest cruise ships, says Silversea
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, April 12, 2019

Ship has been purpose-built to sail in the Galapagos Islands and will debut in 2020

NCLH signs berthing deal with Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

NCLH signs berthing deal with Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, April 12, 2019

Cruise company will have a guaranteed berth at Victoria Cruise Terminal for the next 12 seasons

Spectrum of the Seas joins Royal Caribbean fleet

Spectrum of the Seas joins Royal Caribbean fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, April 12, 2019

Line's first Quantum Ultra Class ship has been delivered by German shipbuilder Meyer Werft

Celebrity Cruises orders fifth Edge-class ship

Celebrity Cruises orders fifth Edge-class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Vessel will be delivered by French shipbuilder Chantiers de l'Atlantique in autumn 2024

Seatrade Cruise Global: MSC Cruises unveils Miami terminal

Seatrade Cruise Global: MSC Cruises unveils Miami terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Building designed by Arquitectonica will house two terminals, two berths and a large parking garage

TUI Cruises to branch into the river cruise industry in 2020

TUI Cruises to branch into the river cruise industry in 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Operator purchases three passengers ships and creates adults-only packages

Ponant’s newest Explorer ship prepares for maiden cruise

Ponant’s newest Explorer ship prepares for maiden cruise
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Le Bouganville will begin sailing from Malaga, Spain on 15 April before her official christening on 4 June

Seatrade Cruise Global: Chantiers de l'Atlantique updates

Seatrade Cruise Global: Chantiers de l'Atlantique updates
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

French shipbuilder demos new solutions and services portfolio and updated version of Silenseas ship

Wightlink forms partnership with Grace's Bakery

Wightlink forms partnership with Grace's Bakery
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

UK operator to provide ferry customers with sandwiches made from locally sourced ingredients

Introducing a new side to Damen Shipyards Group

Introducing a new side to Damen Shipyards Group
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Rebecca Gibson asks Andrea Trevisan how the firm is growing its reputation of shipbuilding excellence by moving into cruise ship construction

Andrea Trevisan explains how the firm is growing its reputation by moving into cruise ship construction

AmaWaterways to debut new river ship in July 2020

AmaWaterways to debut new river ship in July 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

AmaSiena will sail various itineraries on Europe's Danube, Main, Moselle and Rhine rivers

Holland America to call third Pinnacle Class ship Ryndam

Holland America to call third Pinnacle Class ship Ryndam
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Newbuild will be the fourth ship in the company's history to carry the name and will debut in May 2021

Carnival Corporation extends software agreement with NAPA

Carnival Corporation extends software agreement with NAPA
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 8, 2019

Company will provide services for Onboard NAPA Loading Computers and training certification

Costa Cruises increases calls in Valletta for 2020

Costa Cruises increases calls in Valletta for 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 8, 2019

Cruise line will generate 72,000 more passenger movements in Malta next year, compared to 2019

Ferry operators are moving to cleaner power

Ferry operators are moving to cleaner power
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 4, 2019

European lines are leading the way in environmentally friendly operations as they order dual-fuel and battery-powered ferries. Rebecca Gibson reports

European brands are leading the way in green operations as they order dual-fuel and battery ferries

Studio DADO designs multiple spaces for Seven Seas Splendor

Studio DADO designs multiple spaces for Seven Seas Splendor
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Suites, lounges, restaurants, a spa and theatre will offer a luxury experience when ship debuts in 2020

Zielia creates one-stop shop for cruise itinerary planners

Zielia creates one-stop shop for cruise itinerary planners
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

New online platform allows ports and destinations to share detailed information about facilities and more

Skagen set for third record-breaking season

Skagen set for third record-breaking season
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Danish cruise port to welcome larger ships and 10,000 extra passengers compared to 2018

Why performance monitoring is critical in shipping

Why performance monitoring is critical in shipping
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Jotun Marine's new white paper explores how operators can optimise vessel operations 

A-ROSA orders new river cruise ship from Concordia Damen

A-ROSA orders new river cruise ship from Concordia Damen
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Family-friendly vessel will be delivered in spring 2021 and sail in the northern Rhine region

Regent to almost double internet bandwidth across entire fleet

Regent to almost double internet bandwidth across entire fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 1, 2019

Line is also debuting a free valet laundry service for suite guests and a real-time digital feedback form

Princess Cruises finalises order for two LNG ships with Fincantieri

Princess Cruises finalises order for two LNG ships with Fincantieri
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 1, 2019

Vessels will be the largest ever built in Italy when they debut in late 2023 and spring 2025

Kelly Arison to christen new Carnival Sunrise

Kelly Arison to christen new Carnival Sunrise
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 1, 2019

Vessel will be named in New York on 23 May after a multibillion-dollar transformation in Cadiz

Galataport Istanbul to show new port at Seatrade Cruise Global

Galataport Istanbul to show new port at Seatrade Cruise Global
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, March 29, 2019

World’s first underground cruise terminal will open in 2020 and is already set to welcome over 50 ships

Virgin Voyages designs music venues for Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages designs music venues for Scarlet Lady
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, March 29, 2019

Vessel will offer a karaoke room, record shop and live music from award-winning musicians and DJs

AmaWaterways debuts new mobile app and enhances wi-fi

AmaWaterways debuts new mobile app and enhances wi-fi
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, March 28, 2019

River cruise line provides more ways for guests to stay connected 

Keynote: Creating moments of magic at Carnival Corporation

Keynote: Creating moments of magic at Carnival Corporation
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Arnold Donald tells Rebecca Gibson how a fun-filled family cruise many years ago has helped him to take his corporation’s guest experience and financial performance to new heights

Arnold Donald explains how he is taking guest experience and financial performance to new heights

MSC Cruises and Celebrity both choose BIO-SEA systems

MSC Cruises and Celebrity both choose BIO-SEA systems
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

BIO-UV Group will equip a total of five cruise ships with the ballast water treatment solution

Pullmantur Cruises to sail two cruises to Iceland in summer 2020

Pullmantur Cruises to sail two cruises to Iceland in summer 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Other programme highlights include voyages to the Mediterranean, Israel, Egypt and Greece

Royal Princess makes her Los Angeles debut

Royal Princess makes her Los Angeles debut
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Vessel has kicked off what will be Princess Cruises’ biggest West Coast cruise season to date

Celebrity Summit undergoes multimillion-dollar modernisation

Celebrity Summit undergoes multimillion-dollar modernisation
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

BG Studio International, Hirsch Bedner Associates and Kelly Hoppen all redesigned areas of the ship

MSC Bellissima makes first of many calls in Valletta

MSC Bellissima makes first of many calls in Valletta
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MSC Cruises' newest ship will visit the Maltese port every week until November 2019

ADELTE to supply passenger boarding bridge to three US ports

ADELTE to supply passenger boarding bridge to three US ports
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Bridges will be used to help transfer passengers from ship to shore in Miami, Canaveral and Boston

Viking inaugurates seven new river ships across Europe

Viking inaugurates seven new river ships across Europe
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, March 25, 2019

Six vessels will sail on the Rhine, Main and Danube, and one has been designed for Portugal’s Douro river

Høglund to provide fuel-gas supply systems for six Hurtigruten ships

Høglund to provide fuel-gas supply systems for six Hurtigruten ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, March 25, 2019

HB Hunte Engineering will help to retrofit the passenger vessels to run on LNG and liquified biogas

Wight Shipyard Co. equips Venus Clipper with Reygar system

Wight Shipyard Co. equips Venus Clipper with Reygar system
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, March 22, 2019

BareFLEET solution helps yard monitor how ferry performs against original design specifications

Adam D. Tihany to design Seabourn's two expedition ships

Adam D. Tihany to design Seabourn's two expedition ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, March 22, 2019

Industry icon will create the ultra-luxury interior and exterior spaces on Seabourn Venture and her sister 

Damen secures first-ever cruise ship order

Damen secures first-ever cruise ship order
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Damen Cruise to construct SeaDream Yacht Club's first-ever newbuild at its yard in Romania by 2021

Darwin to host 10,000 cruise guests over four weeks

Darwin to host 10,000 cruise guests over four weeks
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Australian port to welcome calls from lines such as Princess, Royal Caribbean and Silversea

Meyer Turku floats Costa Smeralda out of her building dock

Meyer Turku floats Costa Smeralda out of her building dock
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, March 15, 2019

Costa Cruises' first LNG-powered vessel will now be outfitted ahead of her October 2019 delivery

Chinese artist Kuri Huang reveals hull design for Explorer Dream

Chinese artist Kuri Huang reveals hull design for Explorer Dream
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Former Star Cruises ship will feature a mermaid and unicorn on her hull after an extensive refit project

Jalesh Cruises takes delivery of first cruise ship

Jalesh Cruises takes delivery of first cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, March 14, 2019

P&O Australia ship to be refurbished and rebranded at Semcorp yard before starting service this April

Liverpool set for record-breaking cruise season

Liverpool set for record-breaking cruise season
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

UK port will host 86 ships and 65,000 passengers and crew members in 2019

Deltamarin to design hull areas on Kvarken Link ferry

Deltamarin to design hull areas on Kvarken Link ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Company will work closely with shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions to complete the dual-fuel vessel

Southampton City Council aims to boost shore excursion offerings

Southampton City Council aims to boost shore excursion offerings
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Council hosts event to help local businesses develop and promote cruise tourism offerings