Author: Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca is the associate editor for International Cruise & Ferry Review and the CruiseandFerry.net website. 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.


MSC Cruises to offset all direct carbon dioxide emissions from 2020

MSC Cruises to offset all direct carbon dioxide emissions from 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 8, 2019

New projects are part of company's mission to be the world's first major carbon-neutral cruise operator 

Coral Expeditions creates maiden voyages for Coral Geographer

Coral Expeditions creates maiden voyages for Coral Geographer
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 8, 2019

New expedition vessel will sail three Indian Ocean cruises after debuting in January 2021

BC Ferries orders four more hybrid ferries from Damen Shipyards

BC Ferries orders four more hybrid ferries from Damen Shipyards
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 8, 2019

Ferries will be able to sail as electric vessels in future when electric charging technology has matured

Stena Line pilot shows AI technology cuts fuel consumption

Stena Line pilot shows AI technology cuts fuel consumption
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, November 6, 2019

New software allows captains to find optimal route and performance set-up for each ferry trip

Elite Exhibitions launches Connected Cruise Ship Expo America

Elite Exhibitions launches Connected Cruise Ship Expo America
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, November 5, 2019

New event is the first in the world to focus solely on cruise technology, communications and connectivity 

Cruise numbers to rise at Port of Roenne in 2020

Cruise numbers to rise at Port of Roenne in 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Danish port attributes increased calls to its recent infrastructure improvement project

Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu celebrates cruise guest milestone

Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu celebrates cruise guest milestone
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, November 4, 2019

Canadian port marks the end of 10th cruise season by sharing plans for a new permanent welcome pavilion

Saga Cruises to build boutique cruise ship for European rivers

Saga Cruises to build boutique cruise ship for European rivers
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, November 4, 2019

Spirit of the Rhine will debut in spring 2021, sailing in Holland and on the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle 

Marella Cruises to homeport in the US for the first time

Marella Cruises to homeport in the US for the first time
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 1, 2019

Marella Discovery will sail four itineraries from Port Canaveral in summer 2021

MSC Europa to feature world’s first LNG-powered fuel cell solution

MSC Europa to feature world’s first LNG-powered fuel cell solution
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 31, 2019

MSC Cruises pioneers the way in environmentally friendly cruising with first of its World Class ships

Stena Estrid successfully completes sea trials in China

Stena Estrid successfully completes sea trials in China
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 31, 2019

New ferry will begin service on the Dublin to Holyhead route in the Irish Sea in early 2020

Redefining the concept of cruising at MSC Cruises

Redefining the concept of cruising at MSC Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rebecca Gibson asks Gianni Onorato how putting guests at the centre of its rapid fleet expansion project will help MSC Cruises to guarantee long-term success

Gianni Onorato explains why the brand is putting guests at the centre of its fleet expansion

Global Ports Holding starts cruise operations in Antigua

Global Ports Holding starts cruise operations in Antigua
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Company will manage services for the next 35 years and invest to improve port facilities

Blue Jet Zhuhai Fast Ferries takes delivery of its fastest passenger ferry

Blue Jet Zhuhai Fast Ferries takes delivery of its fastest passenger ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 25, 2019

Newbuild was designed by CoCo Yachts and built by Plenty Shipbuilding Industry

Chesapeake Shipbuilding floats out American Jazz five weeks early

Chesapeake Shipbuilding floats out American Jazz five weeks early
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 17, 2019

US yard will add three upper decks and outfit American Cruise Lines' third modern riverboat

Sky Princess officially joins Princess Cruises fleet

Sky Princess officially joins Princess Cruises fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Fincantieri delivers the cruise line's first purpose-built MedallionClass ship in Italy

AIDA Cruises holds keel-laying ceremony for new AIDAcosma

AIDA Cruises holds keel-laying ceremony for new AIDAcosma
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Brand's second LNG ship is taking shape at Neptun Werft's yard in Germany ahead of 2021 delivery

AD Associates to design interior and exterior spaces on MSC Seashore

AD Associates to design interior and exterior spaces on MSC Seashore
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Project marks the first time that the UK-based design agency has worked with MSC Cruises

AIDA Cruises to pilot cruise industry's first fuel cell system

AIDA Cruises to pilot cruise industry's first fuel cell system
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

New system is expected to reduce emissions to a lower level than LNG fuel 

Trimline: the perfect partner for complex ship refits

Trimline: the perfect partner for complex ship refits
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 14, 2019

ICFR takes a look at the key role the UK-based outfitter played in transforming SkySea Cruise Line's Golden Era into Marella Cruises' Marella Explorer 2

ICFR shares how the company transformed SkySea's Golden Era into Marella Cruises' Marella Explorer 2

Royal Caribbean to take fifth Oasis-class ship to China

Royal Caribbean to take fifth Oasis-class ship to China
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 10, 2019

New vessel will be named Wonder of the Seas and homeport in Shanghai following her debut in 2021

Carnival Corporation breaks ground on first cruise terminal in Japan

Carnival Corporation breaks ground on first cruise terminal in Japan
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Modern facility will be built in partnership with the city of Sasebo and MLIT and open in summer 2020

Berenblum Busch Architects reveals designs for new Carnival terminal

Berenblum Busch Architects reveals designs for new Carnival terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 7, 2019

PortMiami facility to have exterior canopies, metal façades and interiors that reflect tropical landscapes

How Live Business is starting a new saga

How Live Business is starting a new saga
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, October 7, 2019

Mark Dixon and Dan Lock tell Rebecca Gibson how the innovative entertainment offering Live Business created for Saga Cruises’ latest ship is setting new industry standards

Mark Dixon and Dan Lock discuss the entertainment offering on Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery

Creating one voice for a global cruise industry

Creating one voice for a global cruise industry
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, October 4, 2019

Kelly Craighead has hit the ground running since taking the helm of Cruise Lines International Association in January 2019. She shares her key priorities with Rebecca Gibson

Kelly Craighead shares her key priorities as CEO of Cruise Lines International Association

Norwegian Encore preapres for sea trials in North Sea

Norwegian Encore preapres for sea trials in North Sea
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, October 3, 2019

New vessel sails on open water for the first time after leaving Meyer Werft's yard in Germany

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to run all ships on low-sulphur fuel

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to run all ships on low-sulphur fuel
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cruise company hopes to cut total sulphur emissions by 80% and fuel consumption by more than 33%

Disney Cruise Line to return to New Orleans in early 2021

Disney Cruise Line to return to New Orleans in early 2021
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 30, 2019

Disney Wonder will sail Caribbean cruise from the US city between January and February 

MSC Cruises signs green cruising charter for Bay of Cannes

MSC Cruises signs green cruising charter for Bay of Cannes
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 30, 2019

Cruise line commits to four pledges to help protect the environment and ecosystem in the French city

Sailor Laura Dekker to christen new Hapag-Lloyd cruise ship

Sailor Laura Dekker to christen new Hapag-Lloyd cruise ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 27, 2019

Hanseatic Inspiration will be christened during a ceremony at the Port of Hamburg in October

MSC Cruises to introduce new green technologies on MSC Grandiosa

MSC Cruises to introduce new green technologies on MSC Grandiosa
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 27, 2019

Newbuild will feature selective catalytic reduction and advanced wastewater treatment systems

Carnival Corporation to build two cruise developments in The Bahamas

Carnival Corporation to build two cruise developments in The Bahamas
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Company and Bahamian government will create new facilities on Grand Bahama and Little San Salvador

Costa Group chooses Genoa for AIDAmira project

Costa Group chooses Genoa for AIDAmira project
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 26, 2019

City's San Giorgio del Porto yard to transform Costa neoRiviera into new AIDA Cruises ship this November

Explorer of the Seas to homeport in Italy after royal amplification

Explorer of the Seas to homeport in Italy after royal amplification
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Royal Caribbean ship will be fitted with new dining and entertainment venues during renovation in 2020

P&O Ferries orders two new super ferries for Dover-Calais route

P&O Ferries orders two new super ferries for Dover-Calais route
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Double-ended ships to be designed by OSK-ShipTech and built by Guangzhou Shipyard International

Polar explorer Karin Strand to name Roald Amundsen in Antarctica

Polar explorer Karin Strand to name Roald Amundsen in Antarctica
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hurtigruten's vice president of expeditions will make history in the polar regions this November

Costa Cruises to base three ships in South America in winter 2020-2021

Costa Cruises to base three ships in South America in winter 2020-2021
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 23, 2019

Costa Luminosa, Costa Fascinosa and Costa Pacifica will sail to ports in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Carnival to expand terminal in Miami to accomodate LNG newbuild

Carnival to expand terminal in Miami to accomodate LNG newbuild
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 23, 2019

Terminal F is set to open in October 2022 and will be the line's largest facility in North America

Richard Fain: building a cruise legacy to exceed expectations

Richard Fain: building a cruise legacy to exceed expectations
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 23, 2019

Richard Fain tells Rebecca Gibson how Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s relentless quest for innovation has led to 50 years of success

Royal Caribbean CEO explains how the company's quest for innovation has led to 50 years of success

MSC Cruises celebrates keel laying for first Seaside EVO ship

MSC Cruises celebrates keel laying for first Seaside EVO ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, September 20, 2019

MSC Seashore will offer extra deck space, redesigned areas and new onboard spaces

CLIA cruise line members invest over US$22 billion in green technologies

CLIA cruise line members invest over US$22 billion in green technologies
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 19, 2019

New report says operators are prioritising scrubbers, wastewater treatment systems, shore power and LNG

Fincantieri floats out Enchanted Princess at yard in Italy

Fincantieri floats out Enchanted Princess at yard in Italy
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, September 19, 2019

Princess Cruises' fifth Royal-class vessel moves a step closer to completion ahead of her June 2020 debut

Adam D. Tihany chosen as keynote for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe

Adam D. Tihany chosen as keynote for Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tihany will be joined by executives from SMC Design, Studio DADO, Trimline, YSA Design and JOI Designs

Jalesh Cruises to open up new cruise frontiers in India

Jalesh Cruises to open up new cruise frontiers in India
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Operator will be the first Indian cruise line to call at Ganpatipule and Diu this year

Hunan Xiangchuan Shipbuilding Industry delivers largest-ever ferry

Hunan Xiangchuan Shipbuilding Industry delivers largest-ever ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Zhoushan Islands Prosperity is now operational between the Zhoushan Islands and mainland China

Odyssey of the Seas to be first Quantum Ultra ship in North America

Odyssey of the Seas to be first Quantum Ultra ship in North America
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Royal Caribbean's newest ship will homeport at Port Everglades from November 2020

Brittany Ferries celebrates milestones for two E-Flexer cruise ferries

Brittany Ferries celebrates milestones for two E-Flexer cruise ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

AVIC Weihai floats Galicia out of dry dock and cuts steel for Salamanca at its yard in China

Meyer Turku delays delivery of Costa Smeralda to mid-November 2019

Meyer Turku delays delivery of Costa Smeralda to mid-November 2019
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 16, 2019

Costa Cruises rearranges inaugural festivities and sailings for its first LNG-powered ship

Nyborg becomes 30th member of Cruise Baltic network

Nyborg becomes 30th member of Cruise Baltic network
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, September 16, 2019

Danish city has not previously been a cruise destination but will welcome two cruise calls in 2020

Vikand secures medical operations contracts for seven cruise lines

Vikand secures medical operations contracts for seven cruise lines
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Company will help to set up medical facilities onboard a series of new vessels this year

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