Author: Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca is the production 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.


Brittany Ferries confirms order for new LNG passenger ferry

Brittany Ferries confirms order for new LNG passenger ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Honfleur will be built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellshaft and sail from Portsmouth in June 2019

Wang Leehom names Norwegian Joy in Shanghai

Wang Leehom names Norwegian Joy in Shanghai
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Norwegian’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese market prepares to start her maiden season

Princess Cruises to expand Ocean Medallion to three more ships

Princess Cruises to expand Ocean Medallion to three more ships
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Ocean Medallion is a first-of-its-kind wearable device that personalises the guest experience

Spanish yard Barreras to build Ritz-Carlton cruise yacht

Spanish yard Barreras to build Ritz-Carlton cruise yacht
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Luxury hotel chain to hit the waves with first-ever cruise vessel in late 2019

Celebrity Edge takes shape at STX France shipyard

Celebrity Edge takes shape at STX France shipyard
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Celebrity Cruises celebrates as keel is laid for first newbuild in a decade

Carnival bartender reaches regional finals of Bacardi competition

Carnival bartender reaches regional finals of Bacardi competition
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Miroslav Kljajic wins in the cruise category of the Most Imaginative Bartender contest

Genting Cruise Lines and China Southern Airlines sign fly-cruise deal

Genting Cruise Lines and China Southern Airlines sign fly-cruise deal
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 26, 2017

Partnership will provide travellers to South China with a one-stop fly-cruise experience

Fifteen cruise ships visit Kieler Woche sailing regatta in Germany

Fifteen cruise ships visit Kieler Woche sailing regatta in Germany
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 26, 2017

Port of Kiel hosts river cruise vessels, ocean ships and passenger ferries

Seabourn expands worldwide 2018-2019 itinerary programme

Seabourn expands worldwide 2018-2019 itinerary programme
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 26, 2017

Vessels will sail a total of 103 departures, ranging from 7 to 66 days in length

Dora the Explorer to be godmother for Pacific Explorer

Dora the Explorer to be godmother for Pacific Explorer
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 23, 2017

Nickelodeon character to christen P&O Cruises ship in Sydney on 2 July

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to make cruise industry debut in 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to make cruise industry debut in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 23, 2017

Tillberg Design of Sweden to help design the three new cruise yachts

Viking Sky christened under the midnight sun in Tromsø

Viking Sky christened under the midnight sun in Tromsø
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 23, 2017

New ship is the third in Viking Ocean Cruises' fleet and will sail in Scandinavia and the Baltic

Trimline completes five-day refit of Seabourn Odyssey

Trimline completes five-day refit of Seabourn Odyssey
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 23, 2017

Team refurbished 229 cabins, 58 bathrooms and the Colonnade Restaurant in Italy

Crystal Cruises to offer three Formula 1 Grand Prix excursions

Crystal Cruises to offer three Formula 1 Grand Prix excursions
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 23, 2017

Shorex will take guests to Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi this November

Piraeus Port Authority re-opens largest floating dock

Piraeus Port Authority re-opens largest floating dock
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 23, 2017

Perama Ship Repair Zone now has four docks for carrying out ship maintenance and repair works

Vard lays keel for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' new expedition ship

Vard lays keel for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' new expedition ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hanseatic Nature launch in April 2019 and be joined by sister Hanseatic Inspiration in October 2019

MSC Meraviglia makes her maiden call in Malta

MSC Meraviglia makes her maiden call in Malta
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 22, 2017

New MSC Cruises' ship will make weekly calls at Valletta Cruise Port throughout summer 2017

Mercury Clipper heads to new MBNA Thames Clippers' base in London

Mercury Clipper heads to new MBNA Thames Clippers' base in London
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Passenger ferry leaves Wight Shipyard Co. ahead of her launch on the Thames this June

Adonia rebranded at Portland Port in the UK

Adonia rebranded at Portland Port in the UK
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cruise ship has been transferred from Fathom back to original P&O Cruises fleet

CroisiEurope's African Dream to debut this August

CroisiEurope's African Dream to debut this August
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ship built at a yard in Harare will sail on the Chobe and Zambezi rivers in Botswana

Cruise visits on the increase in Honduras

Cruise visits on the increase in Honduras
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Last year, 341 ships and more than one million cruises called in Roatán and other ports

AmaWaterways expands Southeast Asia itineraries for 2018-2019

AmaWaterways expands Southeast Asia itineraries for 2018-2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

River cruise line to offer cruise and land packages in Vietnam and Cambodia

Rolls-Royce engines to power new hybrid ferry for Color Line

Rolls-Royce engines to power new hybrid ferry for Color Line
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 19, 2017

Newbuild was designed by Fosen and will be built by Ulstein Verft in Norway

Majestic Princess makes maiden call to Penang and Singapore

Majestic Princess makes maiden call to Penang and Singapore
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 19, 2017

Princess Cruises' new ship visited as part of her inaugural voyage from Italy to China

Montreal officially opens newly renovated cruise terminal

Montreal officially opens newly renovated cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 16, 2017

Holland America Line's Maasdam was the first to berth at the facility when it reopened

American Cruise Lines to double Pacific Northwest capacity in 2018

American Cruise Lines to double Pacific Northwest capacity in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 16, 2017

American Constellation will move to US West Coast and sail 18 cruises in Alaska

Port of Kiel opens new wastewater facility at Ostseekai Cruise Terminal

Port of Kiel opens new wastewater facility at Ostseekai Cruise Terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 15, 2017

TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 3 and Mein Schiff 6 were the first to test the €1.8 million system

Hatenboer-Water to supply water treatment system for Saga newbuild

Hatenboer-Water to supply water treatment system for Saga newbuild
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 15, 2017

The system will disinfect fresh water so it's safe for passengers and crew

Scandlines chooses APATEQ system to clean scrub water from ferries

Scandlines chooses APATEQ system to clean scrub water from ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MarinePaq system is installed at the harbour in Gedser, Denmark

Brodosplit floats out Flying Clipper at its yard in Croatia

Brodosplit floats out Flying Clipper at its yard in Croatia
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Newbuild is a five-masted, square-rigged barque and will join Star Clippers later this year

AmaWaterways introduces wellness programme on AmaLyra

AmaWaterways introduces wellness programme on AmaLyra
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sports scientist Selina Wank has helped to create programme of fitness classes for guests

Cruise & Maritime Voyages christens Columbus in London

Cruise & Maritime Voyages christens Columbus in London
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Former P&O Cruises ship to offer year-round sailings from Tilbury, UK

Havyard Ship Technology wins major five-ferry contract from Fjord1

Havyard Ship Technology wins major five-ferry contract from Fjord1
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The diesel-electric ferries will operate in western Norway

Symphony of the Seas floats out of STX France dry dock

Symphony of the Seas floats out of STX France dry dock
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Royal Caribbean's new Oasis-class ship will debut in the Mediterranean in April 2018

Crystal Symphony makes records at Portsmouth International Port

Crystal Symphony makes records at Portsmouth International Port
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Crystal ship is the largest cruise vessel to have ever visited the UK port

CroisiEurope launches Douce France II in Strasbourg

CroisiEurope launches Douce France II in Strasbourg
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Former Douce France debuts on the Rhine following extensive refit 

Silversea joins with The Peninsula Hotels to enhance Asia voyages

Silversea joins with The Peninsula Hotels to enhance Asia voyages
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 12, 2017

Companies will collaborate to offer guests dining experiences and exclusive events

Fred. Olsen starts 2017 cruise season from Liverpool

Fred. Olsen starts 2017 cruise season from Liverpool
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, June 12, 2017

Boudicca will sail 10 itineraries from the Port of Liverpool from June to September

Majestic Fast Ferry launches new high-speed ferry in Singapore

Majestic Fast Ferry launches new high-speed ferry in Singapore
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 9, 2017

Majestic Dream was designed by Australian naval architect and engineering firm Incat Crowther

Norwegian's Wade Cleophas reaches Bacardi competition semi-final

Norwegian's Wade Cleophas reaches Bacardi competition semi-final
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 9, 2017

Cleophas won the 2017 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year this February

Port of Barcelona welcomes new AIDAperla

Port of Barcelona welcomes new AIDAperla
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, June 9, 2017

New AIDA Cruises ship will dock in the Spanish port 31 times this year

Damen to build two passenger ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries

Damen to build two passenger ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 8, 2017

Vessels to replace two older ferries in British Columbia from 2020

Port Everglades to refit terminal as part of new deal with Royal Caribbean

Port Everglades to refit terminal as part of new deal with Royal Caribbean
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 8, 2017

Royal Caribbean will have preferential berthing rights at the new US$100 million facility until 2026

Carnival to offer largest number of Australia cruises ever in 2018-2019

Carnival to offer largest number of Australia cruises ever in 2018-2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 8, 2017

Carnival will offer more than 70 sailings from Sydney and Melbourne, including a record 19 short cruises

Port of Cartagena officially opens new 700-metre-long cruise quay

Port of Cartagena officially opens new 700-metre-long cruise quay
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, June 8, 2017

Spanish cruise port's new pier can accommodate two 300-metre ships at the same time

Trimline converts Legend of the Seas into TUI Discovery 2

Trimline converts Legend of the Seas into TUI Discovery 2
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Newly revitalised vessel has joined the Thomson Cruises fleet alongside TUI Discovery

BMT Nigel Gee and Metal Shark to build two ferries for New Orleans

BMT Nigel Gee and Metal Shark to build two ferries for New Orleans
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, June 7, 2017

BMT will design the passenger ferries, which will be operated by New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

Record weekend of cruise operations for SCH and CPS in Southampton

Record weekend of cruise operations for SCH and CPS in Southampton
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Companies handle passengers, baggage and car parking during 13 of 18 cruise ship calls at UK port

Happy crew, happy guests

Happy crew, happy guests
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dietmar Wertanzl highlights how CMI Leisure can help shipowners, charterers and operators to manage crew, food and beverage, hotel services and more in a conversation with Rebecca Gibson

Dietmar Wertanzl highlights how CMI Leisure can help shipowners, charterers and operators

Telenor Maritime equips Silversea ships with new internet platform

Telenor Maritime equips Silversea ships with new internet platform
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Guests and crew can now stream video, access social media and use audio and conferencing apps