Author: Rebecca Gibson

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


Wightlink's new flagship ferry gets royal seal of approval

Wightlink's new flagship ferry gets royal seal of approval
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 21, 2018

HRH Countess of Wessex officially christens new Victoria of Wight on the Isle of Wight

SIX Payment Services launches Saferpay for passenger ships

SIX Payment Services launches Saferpay for passenger ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 21, 2018

Cruise and ferry lines can add e-commerce solution to their mobile apps to streamline onboard payments

Seabourn to return to Alaska and British Columbia in 2019

Seabourn to return to Alaska and British Columbia in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 21, 2018

Guests will be able to visit key ports, multiple fjords and two First Nation islands 

SuperStar Gemini to reposition to Malaysia

SuperStar Gemini to reposition to Malaysia
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 21, 2018

Star Cruises ship to homeport in Port Klang, Penang and Langkawi from November 2018 to April 2019

Miller Boat Line orders new ferry for Ohio's Lake Erie

Miller Boat Line orders new ferry for Ohio's Lake Erie
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 20, 2018

US-based company Fraser Shipyards will build the passenger-vehicle vessel and deliver her in 2019

World Dream starts inaugural homeporting season in Shenzhen

World Dream starts inaugural homeporting season in Shenzhen
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dream Cruises ship will offer various itineraries from Chinese port for the next two months

Cruise executives predict future growth at Seatrade Cruise Med

Cruise executives predict future growth at Seatrade Cruise Med
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Cruising in the Med to rise due to port investments and extra ship capacity 

GreenPort Congress to focus on environmental sustainability

GreenPort Congress to focus on environmental sustainability
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Delegates will hear how ports and terminals can respond to new policy measures

British Isles ports experience record rise in passengers

British Isles ports experience record rise in passengers
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Cruise Britain predicts region will continue to grow faster than any Northern European market

Port of Dover to host Spirit of Discovery christening in July 2019

Port of Dover to host Spirit of Discovery christening in July 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Saga Cruises' newbuild will be the first ship to be christened at the UK port in more than a decade

Carnival Corporation launches OceanView Mobile app

Carnival Corporation launches OceanView Mobile app
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

App allows people to watch company's US travel series and other shows for free

Interferry reveals key topics for its upcoming conference

Interferry reveals key topics for its upcoming conference
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sessions to focus on cybersecurity, ship recycling, safety, hydrogen power and more

HRH The Countess of Wessex to name new Wightlink ferry

HRH The Countess of Wessex to name new Wightlink ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Line's first hybrid battery-powered ferry will operate between the UK and Isle of Wight 

Baie-Comeau prepares to host maiden call from Disney Magic

Baie-Comeau prepares to host maiden call from Disney Magic
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Port hopes visit will encourage other international cruise operators to make stopovers in future

Majestic Princess arrives at new homeport in Australia

Majestic Princess arrives at new homeport in Australia
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Princess Cruises' ship made maiden call in Sydney after sailing along world's first 'floating runway'

Nichols Brothers launches National Geographic Venture

Nichols Brothers launches National Geographic Venture
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 17, 2018

Lindblad Expedition's purpose-built expedition cruise ships will undergo outfitting before October delivery

Red Funnel introduces new environmental strategy

Red Funnel introduces new environmental strategy
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 17, 2018

Ferry line's green initiatives will improve air quality, cut fuel consumption, reduce waste and more

Holland America and Rolling Stone create rock room for two ships

Holland America and Rolling Stone create rock room for two ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 17, 2018

Live music venue will debut on Koningsdam and newbuild Nieuw Statendam this December

Celebrity Edge to feature spaces created by Jouin Manku Studio

Celebrity Edge to feature spaces created by Jouin Manku Studio
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 14, 2018

French firm has designed The Grand Plaza, an exposed corridor and artwork installations

Four Fred. Olsen ships meet in Spain for Captains in Cádiz event

Four Fred. Olsen ships meet in Spain for Captains in Cádiz event
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 14, 2018

Celebration marked the second time that the fleet has simultaneously converged in one place

SuperStar Virgo to be transformed into Explorer Dream in March 2019

SuperStar Virgo to be transformed into Explorer Dream in March 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 14, 2018

Former Star Cruises ship to join Dream Cruises fleet to enable it to sail outside of Asia for the first time

Marella Spirit to retire from Marella Cruises fleeet this October

Marella Spirit to retire from Marella Cruises fleeet this October
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 14, 2018

Departure of line's longest-serving ship will be marked with week-long celebratory cruise in Europe

A Coruña hosts record number of cruise passengers in one day

A Coruña hosts record number of cruise passengers in one day
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Spanish port welcomed 12,000 people during triple cruise ship call

Global Ports Holdings to operate Croatia's Port Gaženica

Global Ports Holdings to operate Croatia's Port Gaženica
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Port Authority of Zadar awards company 20-year concession to provide all shipping and port services

AIDA Cruises to help bring shore power to Rostock Port

AIDA Cruises to help bring shore power to Rostock Port
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Line signs green cruising deal with state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and other partners

Cruise & Maritime Voyages makes history at Port of Poole

Cruise & Maritime Voyages makes history at Port of Poole
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Astoria became the longest ship to dock at port's new cruise berth during her maiden call this summer

MV Werften lays keel for Dream Cruises newbuild

MV Werften lays keel for Dream Cruises newbuild
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Asia-bound ship will be the biggest cruise vessel to be built in Germany to date

Key speakers revealed for CruiseConnect Summit

Key speakers revealed for CruiseConnect Summit
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Marine HR event will return to the Philippines as part of CrewConnect Global 

Viking Line joins with Babor to upgrade spa services

Viking Line joins with Babor to upgrade spa services
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cruise ferry operator to introduce new products and treatments in response to customer demand

Le Havre hosts triple call from Carnival Corporation ships

Le Havre hosts triple call from Carnival Corporation ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

AIDAperla, Costa Favolosa and Costa Mediterranea brought 8,800 passengers to the port

Cruise Baltic showcases best of the Baltic on two FAM trips

Cruise Baltic showcases best of the Baltic on two FAM trips
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Cruise executives experienced region's port facilities and shore excursion offerings

AmaMagna to feature pop-up elevator on sun deck

AmaMagna to feature pop-up elevator on sun deck
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Industry-first feature revealed in 3D visualisation video of AmaWaterway's new river ship

Stena and Hitachi trial new AI technology on ro-pax ferry

Stena and Hitachi trial new AI technology on ro-pax ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 10, 2018

System provides bridge officers with accurate predictions about variable operating conditions

PortMiami secures US$3.9 million to improve cruise terminals

PortMiami secures US$3.9 million to improve cruise terminals
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 10, 2018

Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council will also fund security upgrades

Ponant to christen new ship Le Commandant Charcot

Ponant to christen new ship Le Commandant Charcot
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 10, 2018

First electric hybrid icebreaker to be named in honour of French expedition leader Jean-Baptiste Charcot

Greenock terminal to get new berthing facility and visitor centre

Greenock terminal to get new berthing facility and visitor centre
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 7, 2018

Facility set to bring over 150,000 cruise passengers and £26 million to Inverclyde annually

MAN Energy Solutions secures record cruise orders in 2018

MAN Energy Solutions secures record cruise orders in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 7, 2018

Company to supply engines and scrubbers for seven new cruise ships, which will run on various fuels

SATS-Creuers to turn MBCCS into Asia's first smart terminal

SATS-Creuers to turn MBCCS into Asia's first smart terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 6, 2018

Solution will comprise smart sensors, video analytics and big data to improve passenger services

Viking Life-Saving acquires lifeboat manufacturer Norsafe

Viking Life-Saving acquires lifeboat manufacturer Norsafe
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Company now offers more life-saving products and 24/7 lifeboat maintenance services from 300 ports

ABB showcases new dynamic positioning system

ABB showcases new dynamic positioning system
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Solution uses algorithms to calculate how to ships should be controlled in any operational situation

Azamara Pursuit embarks on inaugural cruise season

Azamara Pursuit embarks on inaugural cruise season
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Third Azamara ship was officially christened at the Port of Southampton on 28 August

Wärtsilä’s Aquarius EC BWMS earns USCG Type Approval

Wärtsilä’s Aquarius EC BWMS earns USCG Type Approval
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 4, 2018

System enables ship operators to treat ballast water via filtration and electro-chlorination

Record number of UK passengers took river cruises in 2017

Record number of UK passengers took river cruises in 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 4, 2018

New CLIA UK & Ireland report finds that Central and Western Europe were the most popular destinations

American Song heads to New Orleans homeport

American Song heads to New Orleans homeport
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 4, 2018

American Cruise Lines' new riverboat prepares to start service after passing sea trials

AIDA's first godfamily christens AIDAnova at Meyer Weft yard

AIDA's first godfamily christens AIDAnova at Meyer Weft yard
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 3, 2018

LNG ship's official naming ceremony also featured a laser show and a live DJ set by David Guetta

Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co cuts steel for Viking Line newbuild

Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co cuts steel for Viking Line newbuild
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 3, 2018

LNG ship to have interiors by Koncept Stokholm and systems from ABB, Almaco, Deltamarin and Wärtsilä 

Sabaidee Pandaw successfully completes river trials

Sabaidee Pandaw successfully completes river trials
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 3, 2018

Pandaw's 17th river cruise ship will begin sailing from Laos to China from November 2018

How ship operators can organise the switch to low-sulphur fuel

How ship operators can organise the switch to low-sulphur fuel
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, August 27, 2018

John LaRese, marine fuels technical advisor at ExxonMobil, explains why vessel operators must plan well ahead to ensure they comply with the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap by the 2020 deadline

ExxonMobil's John LaRese explains how to comply with the IMO’s 0.5% sulphur cap by 2020 

P&O Cruises reveals more details about new SkyDome on Iona

P&O Cruises reveals more details about new SkyDome on Iona
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 24, 2018

First of its kind entertainment venue created by Partner Ship Design and Eckersley O'Callaghan

TV host Samantha Brown to christen AmaMagna

TV host Samantha Brown to christen AmaMagna
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, August 24, 2018

AmaWaterways' new river cruise ship will be named in Vilshofen, Germany in July 2019