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.


Dream Cruises is helping guests to make memories

Dream Cruises is helping guests to make memories
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Thatcher Brown tells Rebecca Gibson why Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream deserves her accolades as one of the most luxurious and spacious cruise ships in Asia

Thatcher Brown explains why Genting Dream is one of Asia's most luxurious ships 

How SES Networks is delivering enhanced connectivity to cruise lines

How SES Networks is delivering enhanced connectivity to cruise lines
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 19, 2018

Company's broadband solutions allow guests to stream movies, play games and use social media

Success for Symphony of the Seas at first sea trials

Success for Symphony of the Seas at first sea trials
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 19, 2018

STX France tests systems onboard Royal Caribbean newbuild ahead of her March 2018 delivery

TUI Cruises to order Mein Schiff 7 from Meyer Turku

TUI Cruises to order Mein Schiff 7 from Meyer Turku
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Newbuild will be based on the design of the new Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2 and launch in 2023

Princess to sail first roundtrip from the UK to Canada in 2019

Princess to sail first roundtrip from the UK to Canada in 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sapphire Princess will sail to ports in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New England and New York

Fincantieri agrees deal to acquire 50% stake in STX France

Fincantieri agrees deal to acquire 50% stake in STX France
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, February 5, 2018

French government agrees deal with Italian state-owned shipbuilding group for Saint-Nazaire yard

Virtual reality, new dining venues and more coming to Mariner of the Seas

Virtual reality, new dining venues and more coming to Mariner of the Seas
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, February 2, 2018

Royal Caribbean ship to be renovated before starting new short Bahamas cruises from Miami this June

Spirit of Tasmania to host annual Interferry conference in 2020

Spirit of Tasmania to host annual Interferry conference in 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, February 2, 2018

Global ferry association's event will return to Australia for the third time

HASYTEC system makes Scandlines ferry greener

HASYTEC system makes Scandlines ferry greener
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Solution uses ultrasound to prevent a build-up of biofilm, which is the basis of marine growth

Palumbo Group to renovate eight ro-pax ferries for Tirrenia

Palumbo Group to renovate eight ro-pax ferries for Tirrenia
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Italian shipbuilder has completed three vessels and will work on the remaining five in 2018 and 2019

ASEAN members to develop Southeast Asia's cruise industry

ASEAN members to develop Southeast Asia's cruise industry
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 29, 2018

New plan will see region improve cruise policies, regulations and administration processes

Millennials leading the charge for luxury cruising, says CLIA

Millennials leading the charge for luxury cruising, says CLIA
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 29, 2018

New survey finds that the cruise industry has opened up to all income brackets

New Ferry Shipping Summit to take place this March

New Ferry Shipping Summit to take place this March
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 29, 2018

Conference aims to help operators boost customer loyalty, business profitability and sustainability

Forbo Flooring launches new Coral Marine FR

Forbo Flooring launches new Coral Marine FR
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 26, 2018

Textile flooring can be used at entrance ways on ships to absorb moisture and dry waste from shoes

CLIA calls for carriage ban on non-compliant fuel after 2020 sulphur cap

CLIA calls for carriage ban on non-compliant fuel after 2020 sulphur cap
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Shipping and environmental associations want IMO regulation to be enforced consistently worldwide

Gerflor transforms public areas onboard ANEK Lines ferry

Gerflor transforms public areas onboard ANEK Lines ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 22, 2018

Greece-based ferry now boasts decorative and functional flooring

Irish Ferries names W.B. Yeats during float-out ceremony

Irish Ferries names W.B. Yeats during float-out ceremony
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 22, 2018

New cruise ferry is currently under construction at Germany's Flensburger Schiffbau–Gesellschaft yard

Chef Ethan Stowell joins Holland America Culinary Council

Chef Ethan Stowell joins Holland America Culinary Council
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Award-winning restaurateur to help develop menus for seven ships in Alaska region

MV Werften cuts steel for Crystal Endeavor in Germany

MV Werften cuts steel for Crystal Endeavor in Germany
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Crystal's first purpose-built polar expedition yacht will set sail in 2020

Brittany Ferries to launch first-ever direct ferry link from Ireland to Spain

Brittany Ferries to launch first-ever direct ferry link from Ireland to Spain
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New service will connect Cork to Santander from April 2018, boosting tourism and freight traffic

A&P Falmouth on track to complete Condor Ferry refit project

A&P Falmouth on track to complete Condor Ferry refit project
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 15, 2018

UK-based company has carried out refit, repair and overhaul works on four passenger ferries

Norwegian Bliss to sail from New York City in November 2019

Norwegian Bliss to sail from New York City in November 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 15, 2018

New Norwegian ship will move to US city after sailing from Seattle and Miami

Barreras lays keel for Ritz-Carlton's first-ever luxury cruise yacht

Barreras lays keel for Ritz-Carlton's first-ever luxury cruise yacht
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 12, 2018

Newbuild will feature interiors designed by Tillberg Design of Sweden and will debut in early 2019

Celebrity Edge to debut ahead of schedule

Celebrity Edge to debut ahead of schedule
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Celebrity Cruises newbuild to offer four preview cruises and two maiden voyages

Pearl Seas Cruises to take guests to Bay of Fundy

Pearl Seas Cruises to take guests to Bay of Fundy
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Pearl Mist will offer three cruises to one of North America's 'seven wonders'

Viking to christen sixth ocean ship Viking Jupiter

Viking to christen sixth ocean ship Viking Jupiter
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 8, 2018

Newbuild's name revealed during sister ship Viking Sun's maiden call to Los Angeles

The Caribbean Tourism Organization makes bold moves for a bright future

The Caribbean Tourism Organization makes bold moves for a bright future
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 8, 2018

The Caribbean Tourism Organization highlights how its new Rum Route initiative, cruise alliance and private island destinations are increasing the region’s cruise appeal

The association highlights how it's increasing the region’s cruise appeal

Seabourn to celebrate 30th anniversary in 2018

Seabourn to celebrate 30th anniversary in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 5, 2018

Cruise line to launch new ship, host special events and debut onboard and onshore initiatives

Viking Line hit record passenger high in 2017

Viking Line hit record passenger high in 2017
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 5, 2018

More than 6.8 million passengers boarded the line's cruise ferries to sail in the Nordic countries last year

Norway’s cruise ports to host more than three million day visitors in 2018

Norway’s cruise ports to host more than three million day visitors in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 4, 2018

Country is fast becoming a year-round destination, which is boosting the number of ship calls

Castellón: An astonishing city of contrasts

Castellón: An astonishing city of contrasts
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, December 29, 2017

From beaches to mountains, and outdoor activities to relaxing spas, the Spanish province of Castellón offers something for every cruise visitor

From beaches to mountains, the Spanish province of Castellón offers something for every cruise visitor 

Grenada Port Authority shares how to build destination appeal

Grenada Port Authority shares how to build destination appeal
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Rebecca Gibson catches up with Carlyle Felix to understand what role Grenada Ports Authority is playing in attracting more cruise ships to Grenada’s shores

Carlyle Felix reveals the role Grenada Ports Authority plays in attracting more cruise ships 

Wireless Maritime Services on the waves of maritime communication

Wireless Maritime Services on the waves of maritime communication
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Wireless Maritime Services’ CEO Pramod Arora dispels some myths about communication services at sea

CEO Pramod Arora dispels some myths about communication services at sea 

Promoting Pure Grenada and the Caribbean experience

Promoting Pure Grenada and the Caribbean experience
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, December 22, 2017

Jerry Rappaport tells Rebecca Gibson how the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association is enhancing the cruise experience in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique

How the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association is enhancing the cruise experience 

Making a mark as a cruise worthy destination

Making a mark as a cruise worthy destination
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 21, 2017

Minister Asot Michael and Nathan Dundas tell Rebecca Gibson how their organisations are working together to build Antigua and Barbuda into a marquee Caribbean cruise destination

Minister Asot Michael and Nathan Dundas explain how their organisations are working together 

What were the best new cruise ships to launch in 2017?

What were the best new cruise ships to launch in 2017?
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 21, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we take a look at the innovative vessels that hit the waves for the first time this year

We take a look at the innovative vessels that hit the waves for the first time this year

Treating your waste water safely and efficiently

Treating your waste water safely and efficiently
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, December 18, 2017

Scienco/FAST has developed MarineFast to help operators manage and treat wastewater produced by their passenger ships

MarineFast from Scienco/FAST will help operators treat wastewater produced by passenger ships

Carnival Fascination to be fitted with new dining venues in February 2018

Carnival Fascination to be fitted with new dining venues in February 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, December 15, 2017

Carnival ship will undergo a dry dock in the Bahamas before resuming Caribbean itineraries from Mexico

Survitec Group expands lifeboat services programme worldwide

Survitec Group expands lifeboat services programme worldwide
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, December 15, 2017

Safety solutions provider now has engineers on five continents

Windstar Cruises appoints head of new expeditions programme

Windstar Cruises appoints head of new expeditions programme
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, December 15, 2017

Long-time captain James Griffiths will oversee crew management, safety, training and more

Baleària takes delivery of first new eco fast ferry

Baleària takes delivery of first new eco fast ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, December 15, 2017

Astilleros Gondán will now focus on building three more eco fast ferries for Spanish operator

Almaco completes cabin work on Carnival Elation

Almaco completes cabin work on Carnival Elation
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 14, 2017

Company successfully adds new accommodation to ship, despite disruption from Hurricane Irma

Fosen Yard completes Stavangerfjord refit in Norway

Fosen Yard completes Stavangerfjord refit in Norway
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fjord Line ferry fitted with new passenger cabins and a Winter Garden restaurant

MSC Cruises opens new terminal at PortMiami

MSC Cruises opens new terminal at PortMiami
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, December 11, 2017

Facility was designed as a homeport for MSC Divina and new flagship MSC Seaside

Spirit of Tasmania to order two ro-pax vessels in 2018

Spirit of Tasmania to order two ro-pax vessels in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, December 11, 2017

Australian operator will replace its existing fleet with larger ferries by 2021

Why is it important to purify water on cruise ships?

Why is it important to purify water on cruise ships?
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, December 11, 2017

APATEQ has developed the MarinePaq system to enable shipowners to purify their vessels’ scrub water using ultrafiltration membranes and discharge it into the sea

APATEQ's MarinePaq system enables shipowners to discharge clean water into the sea

Holland America holds coin ceremony for Nieuw Statendam

Holland America holds coin ceremony for Nieuw Statendam
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fincantieri makes construction milestone ahead of delivering line's second Pinnacle Class ship in 2018

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik wins DOGA prize

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik wins DOGA prize
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, December 7, 2017

Textile mill rewarded for using Norwegian wool in fabrics for cruise ships and other applications

Norwegian updates guest mobile app with new features

Norwegian updates guest mobile app with new features
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The app enables passengers to book onboard activities, shore excursions and more

Cruise lines share how to unleash travellers’ inner explorer

Cruise lines share how to unleash travellers’ inner explorer
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rebecca Gibson invites cruise line CEOs to discuss the appeal of expedition cruises and speculate about the future potential for this market

Three cruise line CEOs discuss the appeal of expedition cruises