Author: Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca is the associate editor for International Cruise & Ferry Review and the CruiseandFerry.net website. She interviews senior executives from the world’s leading cruise and ferry lines, ports and destinations, and also regularly contributes feature articles to the Cruise & Ferry suite of publications.


Princess Cruises plans largest-ever season in Japan

Princess Cruises plans largest-ever season in Japan
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Diamond Princess will sail 60 cruises from country between April and December 2018

Hyundai Heavy Industries to use 3D modelling tool to design ships

Hyundai Heavy Industries to use 3D modelling tool to design ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

World's largest shipyard will use NAPA Steel to boost productivity and reduce costs

MSC Fantasia earns MED certificate following scrubber installation

MSC Fantasia earns MED certificate following scrubber installation
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yara Marine Technologies’ hybrid scrubber will enable ship to meet sulphur limits

Cork to welcome first call from Disney Cruise Line in 2018

Cork to welcome first call from Disney Cruise Line in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Irish port will make maiden visit to Irish port as part of new seven-night British Isles cruise

Saga Cruises releases interior designs for new vessel

Saga Cruises releases interior designs for new vessel
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Newbuild to have all-balcony cabins, speciality restaurants, a spa, a Britannia Lounge and more

Viking FSTR to join Viking Line's Helsinki–Tallinn route

Viking FSTR to join Viking Line's Helsinki–Tallinn route
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Catamaran will offer four to six daily sailings between Finland and Estonia from April to October 2017

Oceania Cruises offers six new itineraries to Cuba

Oceania Cruises offers six new itineraries to Cuba
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 20, 2017

Insignia will sail from PortMiami to Cuba in November and December 2017

BC Ferries cable ferry celebrates first anniversary

BC Ferries cable ferry celebrates first anniversary
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 20, 2017

Baynes Sound Connector has made 10,200 sailings since she started service in Canada last February

Palma de Mallorca to host AIDAperla christening

Palma de Mallorca to host AIDAperla christening
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, February 17, 2017

AIDA Cruises ship will sail Western Mediterranean cruises from the Spanish city this summer

Wade Cleophas wins Bacardi Legacy Cruise Bartender of the Year

Wade Cleophas wins Bacardi Legacy Cruise Bartender of the Year
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, February 17, 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line bartender will represent cruise industry at global final this May

Fincantieri to build four newbuilds for Norwegian Cruise Line

Fincantieri to build four newbuilds for Norwegian Cruise Line
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Shipbuilder will deliver one 3,300-guest vessel per year between 2022 and 2025

New Stena Line ro-pax ferries to operate on Belfast routes

New Stena Line ro-pax ferries to operate on Belfast routes
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Four vessels will be powered by gas-ready engines when they debut in 2019 and 2020

Carnival Cruise Line to sail to Cuba from June 2017

Carnival Cruise Line to sail to Cuba from June 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Second Carnival Corporation brand receives approval for Cuba voyages from Port Tampa Bay

BC Ferries LNG ferry leaves Remontowa for British Columbia

BC Ferries LNG ferry leaves Remontowa for British Columbia
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 16, 2017

Canadian operator expects to welcome Salish Eagle in early April

Carnival Dream resumes service with new dining venues

Carnival Dream resumes service with new dining venues
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Carnival ship features five new food and beverage offerings following upgrade in The Bahamas

BC Ferries names Mark Collins as president and CEO

BC Ferries names Mark Collins as president and CEO
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Collins will replace current leader Mike Corrigan, who is moving to Interferry

Meyer Turku marks construction milestones for Mein Schiff 1 and 2

Meyer Turku marks construction milestones for Mein Schiff 1 and 2
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Yard lays the keel for new Mein Schiff 1 and cuts steel for new Mein Schiff 2

Wight Shipyard to refurbish Red Funnel ferry

Wight Shipyard to refurbish Red Funnel ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The contract will bring Red Jet 3 back to the Isle of Wight for first time since she was built there in 1998

CLIA hosts first Executive Partner Conference in London

CLIA hosts first Executive Partner Conference in London
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 13, 2017

Two back-to-back forums focused on ports and destinations, and technical and regulatory topics

Silver Discoverer to sail expedition cruises on the Kimberley Coast

Silver Discoverer to sail expedition cruises on the Kimberley Coast
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 13, 2017

Silversea guests will be able to see the Bungle Bungles, several waterfalls and marine wildlife

Tarragona secures first-ever extended homeporting deal

Tarragona secures first-ever extended homeporting deal
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, February 10, 2017

Costa neoRiviera will sail 17 departures form the Spanish port this summer

MSC Divina to star in new TV show in the UK

MSC Divina to star in new TV show in the UK
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, February 10, 2017

The four-part Cruising With Jane McDonald series will air on Channel 5

Carnival Horizon to offer Bermuda cruises from New York in 2018

Carnival Horizon to offer Bermuda cruises from New York in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 9, 2017

Carnival newbuild will sail to the tropical island as part of her inaugural season

MKN Connect software now available online

MKN Connect software now available online
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cruise and ferry operators can use software to run MKN’s FlexiCombi and FlexiChef cooking appliances

Heineken introduces new digital in-store display on Viking Line ferry

Heineken introduces new digital in-store display on Viking Line ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 9, 2017

Shelf has a built-in digital screen so guests can learn more about the beers and ciders

Norwegian extends its Cuba sailings to December 2017

Norwegian extends its Cuba sailings to December 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Norwegian Sky will offer 30 departures from Miami to Havana starting in May

Cruise passenger numbers increase at Port of Piraeus

Cruise passenger numbers increase at Port of Piraeus
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Greek port hosted 10% more cruise visitors in 2016 than it did in 2015

Viking XPRS hits the waves with new interiors

Viking XPRS hits the waves with new interiors
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Viking Line passenger ferry resumes service on the Helsinki-Tallinn route

Damen upgrades two ships for Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Damen upgrades two ships for Cruise & Maritime Voyages
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 6, 2017

Magellan and Marco Polo both underwent routine maintenance and upgrade works

Silversea signs two-year homeporting deal with Port Everglades

Silversea signs two-year homeporting deal with Port Everglades
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 6, 2017

Silver Muse, Silver Spirit, Silver Whisper and Silver Wind will all berth at the Florida port

Cartagena records busiest cruise season to date in 2016

Cartagena records busiest cruise season to date in 2016
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 6, 2017

Spanish port hosted 20% more passengers and 11% more calls than in 2015

Fincantieri holds coin ceremony for MSC Seaview

Fincantieri holds coin ceremony for MSC Seaview
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, February 3, 2017

Ship is the second in MSC Cruises’ Seaside Class and will debut in June 2018

Arctic Kingdom to help Crystal plan 2017 Northwest Passage sailing

Arctic Kingdom to help Crystal plan 2017 Northwest Passage sailing
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 2, 2017

Arctic travel experts will help the cruise line develop onboard activities and shore excursions

MSC Cruises and ARTA develop LNG bunkering system

MSC Cruises and ARTA develop LNG bunkering system
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 2, 2017

System will be used by the line’s four new LNG-powered World Class ships

Carnival Maritime uses machine learning to optimise cruise operations

Carnival Maritime uses machine learning to optimise cruise operations
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, February 2, 2017

Arundo Analytics uses Cortana Intelligence Suite to predict water consumption on Costa ships

Azamara introduces Stay Longer, Experience More programme

Azamara introduces Stay Longer, Experience More programme
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New destination programme aims to immerse guests in destinations worldwide

MAN Cryo to provide LNG fuel supply system for ro-pax ferry

MAN Cryo to provide LNG fuel supply system for ro-pax ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Caronte & Tourist’s new ferry will be the first of its kind with LNG propulsion

RSSC to celebrate silver jubilee with 25 special voyages

RSSC to celebrate silver jubilee with 25 special voyages
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Line's four ships will head to different regions of the world and offer enhanced onboard experience

Genting Dream to sail to Okinawa this summer

Genting Dream to sail to Okinawa this summer
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 30, 2017

Dream Cruises ship will take guests to Naha and Miyakojima as part of her five-night voyages

Carnival Ecstasy resumes service after interior refurbishment

Carnival Ecstasy resumes service after interior refurbishment
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 27, 2017

Carnival ship re-starts Charleston departures with new dining and beverage concepts

Fincantieri delivers Viking Sky at Ancona yard in Italy

Fincantieri delivers Viking Sky at Ancona yard in Italy
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 27, 2017

Third Viking ocean ship will begin her maiden voyage in Rome on 25 February

Forbo Flooring highlights latest design trends in new report

Forbo Flooring highlights latest design trends in new report
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 27, 2017

Report predicts how technologies, colour palettes and more will personalise the cruise experience

Tallink takes delivery of new LNG ferry Megastar

Tallink takes delivery of new LNG ferry Megastar
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 26, 2017

Meyer Turku-built ferry will operate on the Tallinn to Helsinki route from 29 January

Celebrity names Nate Berkus design ambassador for the Edge Class

Celebrity names Nate Berkus design ambassador for the Edge Class
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 26, 2017

Berkus will help Celebrity showcase the design for four newbuilds at a series of events

Stena Europe debuts new Stena Line livery

Stena Europe debuts new Stena Line livery
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ferry is the first in the Irish Sea fleet to showcase new sustainability strapline

Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation sign 12-year maintenance deal

Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation sign 12-year maintenance deal
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Company will manage all engine maintenance and monitoring work for 79 of the company's vessels

Portsmouth Port transitions to new International Quality Standard

Portsmouth Port transitions to new International Quality Standard
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Port is one of the first in the UK to move to new quality standard ahead of September 2018 deadline

Royal Caribbean to open PADI Five Star Dive Centers on 10 ships

Royal Caribbean to open PADI Five Star Dive Centers on 10 ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cruise line will offer PADI programmes for passengers of all abilities

Optimising passenger ship maintenance schedules

Optimising passenger ship maintenance schedules
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 23, 2017

Stefan Nygård, general manager of portfolio management digitalisation and services at Wärtsilä, explains the benefits of remote condition monitoring to Rebecca Gibson

Wärtsilä's Stefan Nygård explains the benefits of remote condition monitoring

Genting Dream to homeport in Singapore from December 2017

Genting Dream to homeport in Singapore from December 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 20, 2017

Dream Cruises' first cruise ship will offer sailings to Thailand, Malaysia and other destinations