Author: Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca is the associate editor for Cruise & Ferry Review, Cruise & Ferry Interiors, Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning and CruiseandFerry.net. 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.


Meyer Turku floats out Costa Toscana in Finland

Meyer Turku floats out Costa Toscana in Finland

Meyer Turku

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 January 2021

Costa Cruises celebrates construction milestone for newest LNG-powered ship

Port of Sunderland ramps up plans to welcome cruise ships

Port of Sunderland ramps up plans to welcome cruise ships

Port of Sunderland

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 January 2021

UK port joins Cruise Britain association after hosting several calls from passenger vessels

Inspiring itineraries for the future of cruising

Inspiring itineraries for the future of cruising
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 January 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks three cruise line executives to share how they will create compelling cruises that will entice travellers back to the seas in 2021 and beyond

Three cruise line executives hare how they will create cruises that entice travellers back to the seas

Meyer Turku cuts first piece of steel for Carnival Celebration

Meyer Turku cuts first piece of steel for Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 14 January 2021

New Carnival Cruise Line ship is set to debut in November 2022

New Innovation Lounge opens in Miami this January

New Innovation Lounge opens in Miami this January

Innovation Lounges

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 January 2021

Space curated by Tillberg Design of Sweden enables marine interiors community to showcase products

Century Cruises to debut third ship on Yangtze River

Century Cruises to debut third ship on Yangtze River

Century Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 January 2021

The new river cruise vessel will accommodate 650 and set sail in March 2022

Achieving design freedom with custom floor coverings

Achieving design freedom with custom floor coverings
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 January 2021

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Jason Holmes explains to Rebecca Gibson how the company helps interior designers create custom floor coverings for spaces onboard passenger ships

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Jason Holmes explains how the company helps interior designers

World Navigator to feature first L'OCCITANE spa at sea

World Navigator to feature first L'OCCITANE spa at sea

Atlas Ocean Voyages

By Rebecca Gibson | 06 January 2021

Guests will be able to enjoy various luxury treatments on Atlas Ocean Voyages' new ship

How weigand.waterrides is creating innovative onboard fun

How weigand.waterrides is creating innovative onboard fun

weigand.waterrides

By Rebecca Gibson | 21 December 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks Diego Reckmann how the company's water slides and aqua parks are helping cruise brands to deliver immersive entertainment

Diego Reckmann on how water slides help cruise brands deliver immersive entertainment

Studio DADO: The masters of innovation

Studio DADO: The masters of innovation
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 December 2020

Javier Calle and Scheherazade Licul tell Rebecca Gibson how Studio DADO creates exciting venues onboard cruise ships, while meeting multiple regulatory requirements

Javier Calle and Scheherazade Licul tell Rebecca Gibson how Studio DADO creates exciting venues

Why Lindblad Expeditions is a pioneering explorer

Why Lindblad Expeditions is a pioneering explorer
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 December 2020

Lindblad Expeditions is renowned as one of the world’s foremost expedition cruise operators, but what makes its voyages authentic? Rebecca Gibson asks Jeremy Lindblad

Rebecca Gibson asks Jeremy Lindblad about what makes the operator’s voyages authentic

Meyer Werft floats out Odyssey of the Seas in Germany

Meyer Werft floats out Odyssey of the Seas in Germany

Meyer Werft

By Rebecca Gibson | 02 December 2020

Royal Caribbean's newest ship will now undergo interior outfitting ahead of her sea trials next spring 

New Saga ship features catering areas installed by Almaco

New Saga ship features catering areas installed by Almaco

Almaco

By Rebecca Gibson | 02 December 2020

Company successfully completed work on Spirit of Adventure before her delivery in September

Jan Swartz named president of Holland America Group

Jan Swartz named president of Holland America Group

Princess Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 December 2020

Swartz will oversee operations at Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia

Why are solar screens soaring in popularity in passenger shipping?

Why are solar screens soaring in popularity in passenger shipping?

solarglide

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 December 2020

Solarglide's managing director Paul Pringle outlines the benefits of using this type of window treatment solution onboard cruise ships and ferries

Solarglide's Paul Pringle outlines the benefits for cruise and ferry operators 

Brittany Ferries christens Galicia in virtual ceremony

Brittany Ferries christens Galicia in virtual ceremony

Brittany Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2020

New ferry will make her first commerical journey between Spain and England on 2 December 

A perfect partner for building polar ships

A perfect partner for building polar ships
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2020

Croatia’s Brodosplit shipyard is securing a growing number of orders for luxury expedition cruise vessels

Croatia’s Brodosplit shipyard is securing a growing number of orders for expedition cruise vessels

Wightlink to carry out upgrade work on two FastCat ferries

Wightlink to carry out upgrade work on two FastCat ferries

Wightlink Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 November 2020

The two vessels will undergo dry dock work at Trafalgar Shipyard before resuming service in 2021

DFDS to develop pioneering hydrogen-powered ferry

DFDS to develop pioneering hydrogen-powered ferry

Knud E. Hansen

 

By Rebecca Gibson | 27 November 2020

Operator has joined forces with several other partners to design and build the vessel

Brymor Group starts building new cruise terminal in Southampton

Brymor Group starts building new cruise terminal in Southampton

Brymor Group

By Rebecca Gibson | 26 November 2020

New facility will open at Southampton’s Western Docks in time for the 2021 season 

Port of Southampton to build fifth cruise terminal

Port of Southampton to build fifth cruise terminal

Associated British Ports

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 November 2020

MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings have also partnered with the port 

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 November 2020

Hear from stakeholders involved in designing and executing exciting cruise itineraries around the world

American Cruise Lines celebrates launch of American Melody

American Cruise Lines celebrates launch of American Melody

American Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 24 November 2020

Chesapeake Shipbuilding will now begin interior outfitting ahead of 2021 delivery

How Magicman uses the power of planning ahead

How Magicman uses the power of planning ahead
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 November 2020

Nicholas Phillips explains to Rebecca Gibson how Magicman successfully carries out repair and restoration projects onboard cruise ships

Nicholas Phillips explains how the company successfully carries out  onboard repair projects

Chantiers de l'Atlantique starts building Celebrity Beyond

Chantiers de l'Atlantique starts building Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 November 2020

Celebrity Cruises celebrates construction milestone for third Edge Series ship with a coin ceremony

Fincantieri completes project to lengthen Star Breeze

Fincantieri completes project to lengthen Star Breeze

Windstar Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 November 2020

The all-suite yacht is the first of three Windstar vessels to be modernised at the Italian shipyard

Taking a step towards zero emissions in Copenhagen

Taking a step towards zero emissions in Copenhagen
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 November 2020

Damen Shipyards Group helps Movia and Arriva Denmark to achieve a more sustainable public ferry service in Copenhagen by delivering five battery-powered vessels

 Damen Shipyards Group has helped to achieve a more sustainable public ferry service

ABB to supply Azipod propulsion for five new cruise ships

ABB to supply Azipod propulsion for five new cruise ships

ABB Marine & Ports

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 November 2020

Company secures $150 million order from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri

Reducing fire risks with reliable protection

Reducing fire risks with reliable protection
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 November 2020

CBG Systems’ new RAC Plus lightweight fire insulation panels transform how ferry operators keep their guests and crew safe at sea while reducing operational costs

CBG Systems’ RAC Plus lightweight fire insulation panels are helping to safeguard passengers

Damen launches BC Ferries' third hybrid-powered ferry

Damen launches BC Ferries' third hybrid-powered ferry

BC Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 November 2020

New Island Class vessel is on track to undergo sea trials in Romania next February

Viking becomes the first cruise line to install PCR testing lab on a ship

Viking becomes the first cruise line to install PCR testing lab on a ship

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 03 November 2020

The new facility will enable the operator to conduct daily Covid-19 tests on all guests and crew

Damen to build nine green ferries for Aqualiner-Swets

Damen to build nine green ferries for Aqualiner-Swets

Damen Shipyards

By Rebecca Gibson | 03 November 2020

The passenger vessels will provide a public transport service in the Netherlands from 2022

World Dream arrives in new Singapore homeport

World Dream arrives in new Singapore homeport

Genting Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 27 October 2020

Dream Cruises ship to be the first to sail from the country since the Covid-19 pandemic

New Innovation Lounge to showcase cruise interior products

New Innovation Lounge to showcase cruise interior products

Michel Verdure

By Rebecca Gibson | 26 October 2020

Shores Global and Tillberg Design of Sweden team up for new venture in Miami

Ulstein Verft starts outfitting Lindblad Expeditions newbuild

Ulstein Verft starts outfitting Lindblad Expeditions newbuild

Ulstein/Oclin

By Rebecca Gibson | 26 October 2020

National Geographic Resolution is expected to be delivered in 2021

Chesapeake Shipbuilding prepares to launch American Melody

Chesapeake Shipbuilding prepares to launch American Melody

American Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 19 October 2020

American Cruise Lines will welcome the fourth vessel in its modern riverboat series in 2021

Aris Batsoulis chosen as new MedCruise president

Aris Batsoulis chosen as new MedCruise president

MedCruise Association

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 October 2020

Corfu Port Authority executive will replace outgoing president Airam Díaz in mid-October 2020

ABB technology to power P&O Ferries' new hybrid vessels

ABB technology to power P&O Ferries' new hybrid vessels
P&O Ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 September 2020

Solutions will help to cut fuel consumption on the Dover-Calais route by 40 per cent

Studio DADO chosen as sole interior architect for new Regent ship

Studio DADO chosen as sole interior architect for new Regent ship

Studio DADO

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 September 2020

The design firm has previously created luxury interiors on newbuild's sister ships

The secret weapon lying beneath flooring on passenger ships

The secret weapon lying beneath flooring on passenger ships
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 September 2020

F. Ball’s subfloor preparation products and adhesives play an essential role in keeping carpets and flooring onboard cruise ships in excellent condition

F. Ball’s subfloor preparation products and adhesives keep carpets and floors in excellent condition

Florida Senators introduce new Set Sail Safely Act

Florida Senators introduce new Set Sail Safely Act
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 September 2020

The bill will lead to development of a roadmap for the safe resumption of cruising across the USA

T. Mariotti cuts the steel for Seabourn's second expedition ship

T. Mariotti cuts the steel for Seabourn's second expedition ship
Seabourn
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 September 2020

Ultra-luxury cruise vessel will be a sister to Seabourn Venture and is set to debut in 2022

Port of Skagen hosts 19 calls from SeaDream ships

Port of Skagen hosts 19 calls from SeaDream ships

Port of Skagen 

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2020

Danish port was one of the first in the world to welcome cruise vessels after the industry shutdown

Carnival Cruise Line to sell two Fantasy-class ships

Carnival Cruise Line to sell two Fantasy-class ships
Carnival Cruise Line
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2020

Sale of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination will help brand remove less efficient ships from fleet

Designing the post-pandemic cruise experience

Designing the post-pandemic cruise experience
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks Studio DADO’s founding partners about new design considerations for a worry-free cruise

We ask Studio DADO about new design considerations for a worry-free cruise

Port of Tokyo opens new international cruise terminal

Port of Tokyo opens new international cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2020

The facility has a 430-metre-long berth and can accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships

Richard Fain provides a beacon of hope for the global cruise industry

Richard Fain provides a beacon of hope for the global cruise industry
Royal Caribbean Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks the Royal Caribbean Group's chairman and CEO how he is safely navigating its brands through the stormy waters caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO tells us how his cruise brands are navigating the pandemic

Wasaline's new ro-pax ferry fitted with ABB Azipods

Wasaline's new ro-pax ferry fitted with ABB Azipods

ABB Marine & Ports

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2020

Technology will cut fuel consumption, while maximising vessel manoeuvrability

New attraction for cruise guests at Vøringsfossen waterfall

New attraction for cruise guests at Vøringsfossen waterfall
Erik Gaven
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2020

Norwegian Public Roads Administration opens a step bridge above the waterfall in Eidfjord

Wight Shipyard Company completes largest-ever ferry export order

Wight Shipyard Company completes largest-ever ferry export order
Wight Shipyard Company
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 September 2020

Isle of Wight-based shipbuilder delivers four ferries to Maltese tour operator Captain Morgan

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