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.


Dansk Wilton installs custom carpets on Celebrity Edge

Dansk Wilton installs custom carpets on Celebrity Edge
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Celebrity Cruises' newest ship features durable Colortec carpets in staterooms and suites

V.Ships Leisure wins service contract for Magellan Explorer

V.Ships Leisure wins service contract for Magellan Explorer
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Company to provide technical management services for Antarctica21's polar expedition cruise ship

Tunisian ferry operator implements Hogia BOOKIT system

Tunisian ferry operator implements Hogia BOOKIT system
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Solution will help Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation to manage all ticket reservations

50 years of innovation at Royal Caribbean

50 years of innovation at Royal Caribbean
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, November 19, 2018

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is renowned for being dedicated to continuous improvement, high quality guest service and inventive ships. Rebecca Gibson takes a look at how the company has stayed successful over the past five decades

ICFR explores what has helped the company to stay successful for five decades

Hurtigruten to be the first to power cruise ships with liquified biogas

Hurtigruten to be the first to power cruise ships with liquified biogas
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, November 19, 2018

Expedition cruise line to use cutaways from fisheries and other organic waste to run six vessels from 2021

Finalists named for 2019 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition

Finalists named for 2019 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, November 19, 2018

Bartenders from Carnival, Holland America, P&O Cruises, Norwegian and Tallink to compete 

Meyer Turku starts building Carnival's first LNG newbuild

Meyer Turku starts building Carnival's first LNG newbuild
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 16, 2018

Company's largest-ever newbuild will debut in 2020 and be followed by a sister in 2022

Royal Caribbean names Symphony of the Seas at new Miami terminal

Royal Caribbean names Symphony of the Seas at new Miami terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 16, 2018

World's largest cruise ship was named by American actors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega and their son

Cruise revenues hit record high in Caribbean and Latin America

Cruise revenues hit record high in Caribbean and Latin America
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 15, 2018

New FCCA study shows that cruise tourism directly generated US$3.36 billion despite hurricanes in 2017

ABB secures first marine automation contract in China

ABB secures first marine automation contract in China
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Technology will be implemented onboard Viking Line’s new LNG-fuelled cruise ferry

Virgin Voyages to bring city-like dining to sea

Virgin Voyages to bring city-like dining to sea
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Guests will benefit from flexible and late-night dining, made-to-order food and choice of cuisines 

Vard cuts steel for Ponant's new polar expedition ship

Vard cuts steel for Ponant's new polar expedition ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Le Commandant Charcot will be built to Cleanship environmental standards and delivered in 2021

Studio DADO marks two successful years in the cruise industry

Studio DADO marks two successful years in the cruise industry
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

US-based firm wins recognition in design industry for its renovation and newbuild design work

ABB and SINTEF Ocean to test fuel cell marine propulsion systems

ABB and SINTEF Ocean to test fuel cell marine propulsion systems
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, November 12, 2018

Trials will provide the companies with a platform to make fuel cells as viable as fossil fuels for ships

Global Ports Holding bids to manage cruise ports in Antigua

Global Ports Holding bids to manage cruise ports in Antigua
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, November 12, 2018

Company pledges to build new cruise pier and retail facilities after signing MOU with government

Oceania Cruises develops 86 new land tours for cruise passengers

Oceania Cruises develops 86 new land tours for cruise passengers
By Rebecca Gibson | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Guests can explore Australia, Asia, Africa, Egypt, Holy Land, Europe, South America, Alaska and Canada

Port of Southampton starts major upgrade at Ocean Cruise Terminal

Port of Southampton starts major upgrade at Ocean Cruise Terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 9, 2018

Major modifications will increase UK port's capacity, enabling it to handle P&O Cruises' LNG ships

Celebrity Edge heads to her new Port Everglades homeport

Celebrity Edge heads to her new Port Everglades homeport
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 9, 2018

Crew will complete final finishing touches during the newbuild's first transatlantic voyage  

Carnival Corporation and CSSC launch Chinese cruise brand

Carnival Corporation and CSSC launch Chinese cruise brand
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 8, 2018

New CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Ltd. brand orders two newbuilds and agrees to buy two from Costa 

Royal Caribbean plans biggest Alaska season to date

Royal Caribbean plans biggest Alaska season to date
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 8, 2018

The cruise brand will base three ships in the region for the first time in summer 2020

New Orleans prepares to welcome largest-ever homeporting ship

New Orleans prepares to welcome largest-ever homeporting ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 8, 2018

Norwegian Breakaway will sail a series of West Caribbean cruises from the US port until April 2019

MATTA and CLIA team up to drive cruise growth in Malaysia

MATTA and CLIA team up to drive cruise growth in Malaysia
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Organisations aim to increase international cruise calls and expand the passenger source market

Port of Barcelona hosts three Windstar ships in one day

Port of Barcelona hosts three Windstar ships in one day
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Star Breeze, Wind Surf, and Wind Star have all since departed for different Mediterranean cruises 

Hurtigruten chooses OSM as crew recruitment partner

Hurtigruten chooses OSM as crew recruitment partner
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, November 6, 2018

OSM now advertising for hotel managers, food and beverage managers and executive chefs

Royal Caribbean inaugurates new Terminal A at PortMiami

Royal Caribbean inaugurates new Terminal A at PortMiami
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Facility will enable the company to bring almost two million passengers to the city every year

Fred. Olsen creates ‘voluntourism’ shore excursions in the Caribbean

Fred. Olsen creates ‘voluntourism’ shore excursions in the Caribbean
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, November 5, 2018

The activities will enable guests to help locals who were most affected by the 2017 hurricanes

Virgin Voyages schedules 2020 calls to Cuba

Virgin Voyages schedules 2020 calls to Cuba
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, November 5, 2018

New Scarlet Lady will overnight in the island's capital city during her inaugural cruises from PortMiami

Royal Caribbean to refit Navigator of the Seas for US$115 million

Royal Caribbean to refit Navigator of the Seas for US$115 million
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 2, 2018

Onboard innovations will include an aqua coaster, a Caribbean pool area, new dining venues and more

Live Business wins entertainment contract for Brittany Ferries

Live Business wins entertainment contract for Brittany Ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 2, 2018

Company will create bespoke digital content to enhance the guest experience

Celebrity Cruises takes delivery of new Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Cruises takes delivery of new Celebrity Edge
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard hands over first Edge Class ship, before laying keel for the second

Scanship to help Carnival with advanced wastewater purification

Scanship to help Carnival with advanced wastewater purification
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 1, 2018

Cruise line strengthens commitment to cleaner oceans and sustainable shipping operations

Telenor Maritime to deploy mobile platform for Brittany Ferries

Telenor Maritime to deploy mobile platform for Brittany Ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 1, 2018

Company will upgrade the systems across entire fleet and equip new ferry Honfleur with 3G services

Eniram white paper highlights four stages of digitisation in shipping

Eniram white paper highlights four stages of digitisation in shipping
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Report explores the potential benefits and pitfalls of each digital transformation stage

IMO adopts action plan to reduce plastic waste from shipping

IMO adopts action plan to reduce plastic waste from shipping
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Measures address impact of plastics on marine life, biodiversity, human health, fishing, tourism and more

Virgin Voyages places €700 million order for fourth cruise ship

Virgin Voyages places €700 million order for fourth cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Newbuild is expected to be delivered by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at the end of 2023

Deltamarin and Elomatic design second Global Class ship

Deltamarin and Elomatic design second Global Class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Finnish companies work with MV Werften shipyard to build the Dream Cruises vessel

Cruise numbers set to soar at Portland Port in 2019

Cruise numbers set to soar at Portland Port in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

UK port to host 38% more calls and 72% more passengers, following a record-breaking 2018

Oliver Design to convert Turkish ferry into luxury cruise ship

Oliver Design to convert Turkish ferry into luxury cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Newly extended and renovated vessel will join Magna Carta Steamship Company's fleet in Scotland

Port of Kiel starts construction work on first shore power plant

Port of Kiel starts construction work on first shore power plant
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New facility to open in spring 2019 in an effort to reduce emissions from visiting cruise ferries

AmaWaterways chooses godmother for new river ship AmaMora

AmaWaterways chooses godmother for new river ship AmaMora
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 29, 2018

Co-president of Ensemble Travel Group Libbie Rice will christen vessel in Germany next July

Genting Hong Kong joins forces with China's Baoshan District

Genting Hong Kong joins forces with China's Baoshan District
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 29, 2018

Company will base two cruise ships and establish a new cruise-related business in Shanghai

Roenne to welcome 50% more cruise passengers in 2019

Roenne to welcome 50% more cruise passengers in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 29, 2018

Danish port will also inaugurate a new quay in 2019, which will enable it to handle larger vessels

Goddard Gallery opens up art collection for use on cruise ships

Goddard Gallery opens up art collection for use on cruise ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 29, 2018

Interior designers can decorate guest cabins and public areas with real-life photographs 

Hurtigruten orders third hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship

Hurtigruten orders third hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 26, 2018

Norway’s Kleven Verft yard to build and deliver ice-strengthened vessel by 2021

MSC Seaview debuts MasterChef Juniors cooking experience

MSC Seaview debuts MasterChef Juniors cooking experience
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 26, 2018

Young passengers can learn tips from executive chefs and compete in a live challenge

Cruise Gate Hamburg to hit cruise milestones in 2019

Cruise Gate Hamburg to hit cruise milestones in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 26, 2018

Port authority to host seven maiden calls and a record 12 cruise vessels during Hamburg Cruise Days festival

Stena Jutlandica completes first month as a diesel-electric ferry

Stena Jutlandica completes first month as a diesel-electric ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Stena achieves success during project to convert the vessel into its first fully electric ferry

Crystal to debut new Stardust Supper Club experience

Crystal to debut new Stardust Supper Club experience
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Combined dinner and live entertainment offering will be one of many highlights on newly renovated ship

Silver Explorer hits the waves following refit by Seaspan

Silver Explorer hits the waves following refit by Seaspan
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Canadian yard completed various repairs and upgrades on the expedition cruise vessel this autumn

Boutique cruise yacht operator Variety Cruises joins CLIA

Boutique cruise yacht operator Variety Cruises joins CLIA
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Line will use its CLIA membership to develop and build relationships with travel agents across the UK