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.


Marella Cruises christens new Marella Explorer in Palma

Marella Cruises christens new Marella Explorer in Palma
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 18, 2018

Ship joins fleet following a refit carried out by 20:20, Trimline, MJM Group and Makinen

Celebrity Edge to offer SEA-themed spa with various at-sea firsts

Celebrity Edge to offer SEA-themed spa with various at-sea firsts
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 18, 2018

Venue designed by Kelly Hoppen will offer a thermal suite, speciality beds and 124 treatments

Baie-Comeau to welcome a record 11 ships in 2018

Baie-Comeau to welcome a record 11 ships in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 18, 2018

Five of the ships will be making their inaugural visits to the Canadian port

Why cruise guests can expect a warm welcome in the Saint Lawrence region

Why cruise guests can expect a warm welcome in the Saint Lawrence region
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 17, 2018

René Trépanier, executive director of Cruise the Saint Lawrence, tells Rebecca Gibson how the organisation is working with partners to fly the flag for Canada

René Trépanier explains how the organisation is working with partners to fly the flag for Canada

AmaMagna to feature spacious suites and four dining venues

AmaMagna to feature spacious suites and four dining venues
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 17, 2018

AmaWaterways shares details of newbuild, which will be bigger than other European river cruise vessels

New Cruise Ship Interiors Expo to debut in June 2019

New Cruise Ship Interiors Expo to debut in June 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Event will connect cruise operators with companies in the ship interior design and outfitting sector

Eckerö Linjen to deploy Hogia and Visit Group booking systems

Eckerö Linjen to deploy Hogia and Visit Group booking systems
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Passengers will be able to more easily book ferry and bus travel, and accommodation and activities in Åland

Anvil Traction debuts new shoe collection for hospitality industry

Anvil Traction debuts new shoe collection for hospitality industry
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Executive shoes boast high slip-resistance ratings, making them ideal for cruise and ferry crews

Carnival Corporation and Meraas to develop Dubai as regional cruise hub

Carnival Corporation and Meraas to develop Dubai as regional cruise hub
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Companies to build new cruise terminal that will open in October 2020

British singer Elaine Paige christens Seabourn Ovation in Malta

British singer Elaine Paige christens Seabourn Ovation in Malta
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

New vessel is the fifth to join Seabourn fleet over the past decade 

Silversea orders third Muse-class ship from Fincantieri

Silversea orders third Muse-class ship from Fincantieri
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Silver Dawn will be delivered in 2021 as a sister ship to Silver Muse and Silver Moon

Newly revitalised Independence of the Seas arrives in Southampton

Newly revitalised Independence of the Seas arrives in Southampton
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 14, 2018

Royal Caribbean ship starts sailing from her new seasonal homeport in the UK

Turkey reports rise in cruise numbers in early 2018

Turkey reports rise in cruise numbers in early 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 14, 2018

Global Ports Holding's cruise terminals to host repeat visitors and inaugural calls this year

Carnival secures preferential berthing rights at new Brisbane terminal

Carnival secures preferential berthing rights at new Brisbane terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 14, 2018

Australian Competition authority approves agreement with Australian port, subject to two conditions

Dream Cruises and Star Cruises to roll out digital payment system

Dream Cruises and Star Cruises to roll out digital payment system
By Rebecca Gibson | Sunday, May 13, 2018

Wirecard’s Quick Pay app will enable guests to set spending limits and automatically pay expenses

Carnival adds 23 sailings to US-Cuba cruise programme for 2019-2020

Carnival adds 23 sailings to US-Cuba cruise programme for 2019-2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Saturday, May 12, 2018

Programme will include the line's first-ever Cuba voyage from the Port of Charleston

Fincantieri floats out Viking Jupiter at Ancona yard

Fincantieri floats out Viking Jupiter at Ancona yard
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 11, 2018

Viking's sixth ocean ship will now undergo interior outfitting ahead of her delivery in 2019

New Red Funnel ferry to leave building dock at the end of May

New Red Funnel ferry to leave building dock at the end of May
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 11, 2018

Wight Shipyard Co will float out Red Jet 7 to commission her equipment and carry out sea trials

Poole Harbour welcomes first cruise call at new South Quay

Poole Harbour welcomes first cruise call at new South Quay
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 10, 2018

UK port completes seven-year expansion project so it can welcome more cruise ships and other vessels

Carnival Legend to homeport in Tampa Bay from October 2019

Carnival Legend to homeport in Tampa Bay from October 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 10, 2018

The vessel will head to new base after sailing cruises in Alaska, Australia, Hawaii and South America

Star Clippers plans first calls to Borneo, Skiathos and Skopelos

Star Clippers plans first calls to Borneo, Skiathos and Skopelos
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tall ship specialist reveals highlights of its 2019-2020 cruise itineraries

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to order third expedition cruise ship

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to order third expedition cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 10, 2018

TUI Group gives go-ahead for a sister to ice-class ships Hanseatic Nature and Hanseatic Inspiration

Stena Line cuts greenhouse gas emissions and plastic use

Stena Line cuts greenhouse gas emissions and plastic use
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 10, 2018

European ferry operator makes significant progress towards achieving its sustainability targets

How Port Everglades is investing in the future

How Port Everglades is investing in the future
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Cruise guests are set for a completely new experience when embarking or disembarking their ships at Port Everglades following a series of terminal upgrades

Cruise guests are set for a completely new experience at US port following terminal upgrades

Silver Spirit resumes service following lengthening project

Silver Spirit resumes service following lengthening project
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Silversea vessel now features additional guest suites and public venues, as well as revitalised interiors

Carnival Corporation opens new Helix Cruise Center in Barcelona

Carnival Corporation opens new Helix Cruise Center in Barcelona
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New facility is the line's second terminal at the Port of Barcelona and will be able to handle LNG ships

Dream Cruises opens world's first eSports facility at sea

Dream Cruises opens world's first eSports facility at sea
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 8, 2018

World Dream's guests can take free tutorials, or watch live video game competitions

Celesytal Cruises names Chris Theophilides as new CEO

Celesytal Cruises names Chris Theophilides as new CEO
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Company's COO will replace current CEO Kyriakos Anastassiadis from 1 July 2018

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding aims to grow presence in cruise ship market

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding aims to grow presence in cruise ship market
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 7, 2018

Japanese yard wants to work on more passenger vessels after building guntû for Setouchi Cruises

Pullmantur makes its maiden cruise call in Kiel

Pullmantur makes its maiden cruise call in Kiel
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 7, 2018

Zenith called at the German port during a Western Europe itinerary 

Costa Smeralda to pay tribute to Costa's Italian heritage

Costa Smeralda to pay tribute to Costa's Italian heritage
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 7, 2018

Newbuild offers accommodation and venues bearing the names of Italy's popular destinations 

Norwegian Bliss makes New York City debut

Norwegian Bliss makes New York City debut
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, May 7, 2018

Norwegian newbuild begins a month-long inaugural tour of several US ports

Port of Tilbury and MBNA Thames Clippers win London cruise contract

Port of Tilbury and MBNA Thames Clippers win London cruise contract
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 4, 2018

Companies will run operations on behalf of Port of London for next five years

The Fjords takes delivery of first zero-emission passenger ferry

The Fjords takes delivery of first zero-emission passenger ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 4, 2018

New all-electric Future of The Fjords will make 700 yearly roundtrips between Flåm and Gudvangen

Palumbo Shipyards completes multiple ferry refits

Palumbo Shipyards completes multiple ferry refits
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, May 4, 2018

Major European and Mediterranean operators have docked ships at yards in Italy and Malta

Oceania Cruises introduces new fleet-wide evening menus

Oceania Cruises introduces new fleet-wide evening menus
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 3, 2018

Guests can choose from healthier options, dishes from around the world and three tasting menus

Trimline refurbishes interiors on Seabourn Quest

Trimline refurbishes interiors on Seabourn Quest
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 3, 2018

UK firm took just six days to complete the largest refit it has ever carried out for Seabourn

Red Funnel trialling Green Biofuels’ fossil-free fuel on ro-pax ferries

Red Funnel trialling Green Biofuels’ fossil-free fuel on ro-pax ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, May 3, 2018

UK operator hopes to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using the new biofuel

Carnival Australia helping Cairns to become cruise hub

Carnival Australia helping Cairns to become cruise hub
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cruise company books multiple calls in Australian city following the completion of a dredging project

Viking Line adds new features to mobile app for passengers

Viking Line adds new features to mobile app for passengers
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Guests can now book tickets more easily, access timetables, check in using QR codes and much more

American Constitution makes history during maiden voyage

American Constitution makes history during maiden voyage
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Newbuild becomes first cruise ship to dock at Washington D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront in 60 years

Ballast water treatment system manufacturers join forces

Ballast water treatment system manufacturers join forces
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New BEMA association appoints board of directors during first meeting

Port Canaveral starts work to build new cruise terminal

Port Canaveral starts work to build new cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Old facility will be demolished to make way for 6,500-guest terminal with a large berth and parking garage

Creating a Caribbean cruising haven in Barbados

Creating a Caribbean cruising haven in Barbados
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Cheryl Franklin, executive director of Cruise Barbados, tells Rebecca Gibson how the organisation is working with partners to encourage cruise lines to make longer calls and bring bigger ships to Barbados

Cheryl Franklin shares how Cruise Barbados and its partners are attracting more calls and bigger ships

Ponant to mark three decades of cruising in 2018

Ponant to mark three decades of cruising in 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, May 1, 2018

French cruise line to release celebratory merchandise and host exclusive itineraries and travel agent events

Cruise tourism on the rise in Cowes on the Isle of Wight

Cruise tourism on the rise in Cowes on the Isle of Wight
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 30, 2018

English seaport receives second cruise visit of 2018 as part of its initiative to drive growth

Seabourn takes delivery of new Seabourn Ovation

Seabourn takes delivery of new Seabourn Ovation
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, April 30, 2018

Fincantieri hands over the line's fifth ship during a ceremony at its yard in Genoa, Italy

Industry leaders agree to promote eco-friendly cruise tourism in Kiel

Industry leaders agree to promote eco-friendly cruise tourism in Kiel
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, April 27, 2018

Agreement includes plans to install shoreside power and reduce fees for low-emission ships 

Norwegian breaks ground on new PortMiami cruise terminal

Norwegian breaks ground on new PortMiami cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, April 27, 2018

New facility will be able to accommodate 5,000-guest ships and open in November 2019

Hurtigruten bans single-use plastic on expedition ships from July 2018

Hurtigruten bans single-use plastic on expedition ships from July 2018
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, April 27, 2018

Norwegian operator aims to become the world's first plastic-free cruise company