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.


The great cruise comeback in the Florida-Caribbean region

The great cruise comeback in the Florida-Caribbean region
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 January 2022

The burgeoning Florida-Caribbean industry has struggled during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it is now firmly back on track towards a rapid recovery thanks to the tireless efforts of the cruise lines, ports, destinations and other key stakeholders. Rebecca Gibson reports

The industry is back on track towards a rapid recovery after the pandemic

Corsica Linea chooses Hogia Ferry Systems' BOOKIT solution

Corsica Linea chooses Hogia Ferry Systems' BOOKIT solution

Corsica Linea

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2022

New system will streamline the reservation and check-in process for passengers across the fleet

Feature: Protecting passengers and crew at sea

Feature: Protecting passengers and crew at sea

iStock

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2022

Rebecca Gibson explores some of the major health and safety challenges facing the passenger shipping industry, as well as some of the products and services that are helping operators to protect their ships, passengers and crew

CFR shares products and services that are helping operators to overcome health and safety challenges

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers orders hybrid high-speed passenger ferries

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers orders hybrid high-speed passenger ferries

Uber Boat by Thames Clipper

By Rebecca Gibson | 19 January 2022

Vessels will be built by Wight Shipyard Co and operate on both battery power and biofuel 

Working together to create a sustainable future

Working together to create a sustainable future
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 January 2022

Aimilia Papachristou tells Rebecca Gibson how MedCruise collaborates with partners to help cruise port members achieve their environmental goals

Aimilia Papachristou explains how MedCruise helps port members achieve environmental goals 

Fincantieri floats Viking Neptune out of building dock in Ancona

Fincantieri floats Viking Neptune out of building dock in Ancona

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 14 January 2022

New Viking ocean ship will undergo final construction and interior outfitting before November 2022 debut

Ensuring passenger safety in the United Arab Emirates

Ensuring passenger safety in the United Arab Emirates
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 January 2022

AD Ports Group has implemented multiple measures to safeguard the health of cruise tourists visiting Abu Dhabi

AD Ports Group has implemented measures to protect the health of cruise tourists visiting Abu Dhabi

A new homeporting hub for cruise ships in the Vanilla Islands

A new homeporting hub for cruise ships in the Vanilla Islands
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 January 2022

Mauritius Port Authority has invested in a new cruise terminal to ensure it becomes the first choice for cruise operators wanting to sail immersive itineraries in the Indian Ocean

Mauritius Port Authority has invested in a new cruise terminal for ships sailing in the Indian Ocean

A year-round destination: experience hygge in Denmark

A year-round destination: experience hygge in Denmark
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 January 2022

CruiseCopenhagen is encouraging cruise lines to schedule calls during the off-peak season to achieve its environmental goals and improve the onshore experience for guests and locals

CruiseCopenhagen aims to achieve environmental goals and improve onshore experiences

Supporting shore power plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Supporting shore power plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 January 2022

Investing in shoreside electricity could help the cruise industry to cut emissions, but ports and cruise lines must strengthen collaboration to ensure success, says Cruise Baltic

Ports and cruise lines must collaborate more in order to cut emissions with shoreside electricity

Back open for business in the south of Canada

Back open for business in the south of Canada
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 December 2021

After months of inactivity due to a governmental ban on international cruise calls, destinations along the St. Lawrence River are eagerly preparing for the 2022 season. Rebecca Gibson reports

After no cruises for months, destinations along the St. Lawrence River are preparing for 2022

Leading the recovery of cruising to attract new and younger passengers

Leading the recovery of cruising to attract new and younger passengers
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 December 2021

Hong Kong Tourism Board is working closely with Dream Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and other partners to drive demand for cruises from Hong Kong

Hong Kong Tourism Board is working with cruise lines to drive demand for cruises from the city

Oceanic to manage hotel procurement and logistics for Azamara

Oceanic to manage hotel procurement and logistics for Azamara

Azamara

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 December 2021

Sister brand of V.Ships Leisure will support the newly independent cruise line's hotel operations team

Building on a family legacy for a sustainable future

Building on a family legacy for a sustainable future

Marahrens

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 December 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks Jan-Christian Hashagen how he is steering signage provider Marahrens through the pandemic towards a more sustainable future in his new role as managing director

Jan-Christian Hashagen discusses how he is steering signage provider Marahrens through the pandemic

Transforming vessel design with a digital solution

Transforming vessel design with a digital solution
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 November 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks CEO Brett Crowther about Incat Crowther’s new Digital Shipbuilding solution and how it facilitated the delivery of a record-breaking ferry fleet in New York

Rebecca Gibson asks CEO Brett Crowther about Incat Crowther’s new Digital Shipbuilding solution

Author and philanthropist Dr. Lucille O’Neal to christen Carnival Radiance

Author and philanthropist Dr. Lucille O’Neal to christen Carnival Radiance

Epson America, Inc

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 November 2021

Former Carnival Victory has been fully renovated and will sail from California, USA, after her inauguration

Why Magicman is a reliable renovation partner

Why Magicman is a reliable renovation partner

Magicman

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 November 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks CEO Mark Henderson about the company's renowned repair and restoration services and how he expects the post-pandemic refurbishment sector to evolve

Mark Henderson discusses the firm's repair and restoration services and the future of the industry

iconsys launches new ship-to-shore power solution for passenger ferries

iconsys launches new ship-to-shore power solution for passenger ferries

iconsys

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 November 2021

Technology will cut emissions in ports, helping to support the decarbonisation of the marine sector

Amadeus River Cruises is to welcome new ship to fleet in June 2022

Amadeus River Cruises is to welcome new ship to fleet in June 2022

Amadeus River Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 November 2021

The 163-guest Amadeus Cara will sail itineraries on the Danube and Rhine rivers when she starts service

Fincantieri delivers Silver Dawn at its shipyard in Italy

Fincantieri delivers Silver Dawn at its shipyard in Italy

Silversea Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 November 2021

The vessel is the third newbuild to join the Silversea Cruises fleet since the start of 2020

Bahamian paratriathlete Erin Brown christens new Odyssey of the Seas

Bahamian paratriathlete Erin Brown christens new Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 November 2021

Royal Caribbean newbuild named in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before starting her maiden Caribbean season

Worldwide Cruise Terminals welcomes 800th passenger ship call

Worldwide Cruise Terminals welcomes 800th passenger ship call

Worldwide Cruise Terminals

By Rebecca Gibson | 12 November 2021

Dream Cruises' Genting Dream made the milestone visit to Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Supporting the cruise industry’s transition to decarbonisation

Supporting the cruise industry’s transition to decarbonisation
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 November 2021

TotalEnergies has chartered a fleet of bunker vessels and provides a range of lubricant solutions and services to help the cruise industry move to LNG-powered ships

TotalEnergies provides bunker vessels and lubricant solutions to help the move to LNG-powered ships

CLIA members make substantial progress towards decarbonisation goal

CLIA members make substantial progress towards decarbonisation goal
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 November 2021

New report shows that ocean-going cruise lines have continued investing in green technologies and fuels

Preventing onboard fires with the RAC Plus system

Preventing onboard fires with the RAC Plus system
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 November 2021

Passenger ferry operators are installing CBG Systems’ innovative lightweight fire insulation panels to reduce the risk of fires breaking out on their vessels

Operators are installing CBG Systems’ fire insulation panels to reduce the risk of fire

Aqua Expeditions to expand its fleet with Aqua Mare in Galapagos Islands

Aqua Expeditions to expand its fleet with Aqua Mare in Galapagos Islands

Aqua Expeditions

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 November 2021

The 16-guest superyacht was designed and built by Italian CRN yard with interiors by François Zuretti

Developing a new kind of enriching explorations

Developing a new kind of enriching explorations

Explora Journeys

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 November 2021

Michael Ungerer gives Rebecca Gibson an insight into how MSC Group’s new brand Explora Journeys will transform the concept of luxury cruising and experiential travel

Michael Ungerer shares how new brand Explora Journeys will transform the concept of luxury cruising

How MSC Cruises is pioneering post-pandemic recovery

How MSC Cruises is pioneering post-pandemic recovery

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 29 October 2021

MSC Cruises’ Gianni Onorato, Marialuisa Iaccarino and Adrian Pittaway tell Rebecca Gibson how the brand has safely resumed operations while continuing to grow sustainably

Gianni Onorato, Marialuisa Iaccarino and Adrian Pittaway on resuming service and sustainable growth

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings streamlines payments with Worldpay

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings streamlines payments with Worldpay

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 29 October 2021

Partnership will enhance payments experience for Norwegian, Oceania Cruises and Regent brands

Echandia wins order for new Green City Ferries catamaran in Stockholm

Echandia wins order for new Green City Ferries catamaran in Stockholm

Echandia

By Rebecca Gibson | 29 October 2021

Firm to supply battery and hydrogen-based fuel cell system for first zero-emission, high-speed catamaran

Keynote: leading the momentous return to service

Keynote: leading the momentous return to service

Royal Caribbean Group

By Rebecca Gibson | 28 October 2021

Richard Fain tells Rebecca Gibson about the factors behind the success of Royal Caribbean Group’s resumption of operations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

Richard Fain shares how Royal Caribbean Group is spearheading the industry's revival

Wightlink plans to operate England’s first all-electric ferry

Wightlink plans to operate England’s first all-electric ferry

Wightlink

By Rebecca Gibson | 28 October 2021

Newbuild is part of UK-based ferry line's strategy to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade

MSC Cruises launches contest for MSC Euribia's hull artwork

MSC Cruises launches contest for MSC Euribia's hull artwork

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 28 October 2021

Artists invited to create a design reflecting brand's commitment to environmental sustainability

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 October 2021

Hear from cruise and ferry leaders, ports, destinations, designers, suppliers and outfitters

New Silversea ships to use fuel cells, LNG and batteries

New Silversea ships to use fuel cells, LNG and batteries
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 October 2021

Vessels will be the first cruise ships to use fuel cells to provide 100 per cent of their power in port

Seven Seas Explorer returns to service in Italy for first time since pandemic

Seven Seas Explorer returns to service in Italy for first time since pandemic

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 October 2021

Vessel is the second in the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet to resume operations in 2021

CLIA Europe names transport policy expert as new director general

CLIA Europe names transport policy expert as new director general

CLIA

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 October 2021

Marie-Caroline Laurent will help to build CLIA’s engagement on European policy issues

Marlink to supply hybrid connectivity for Ponant’s new polar expedition ship

Marlink to supply hybrid connectivity for Ponant’s new polar expedition ship

Ponant-Nicolas Dubreuil

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 October 2021

Solution will enable Ponant to deliver hundreds of gigabytes of data to guests and crew every month

John Padgett chosen as president of Princess Cruises

John Padgett chosen as president of Princess Cruises

Carnival Corporation

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 October 2021

Executive will manage the brand's operations and retain control of Carnival Corporation’s innovation unit

Carnival marks major post-pandemic milestones

Carnival marks major post-pandemic milestones

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 October 2021

Half of the brand's US fleet is back in service and has carried 273,000 guests on 98 cruises in three months

Fincantieri cuts steel for second Explora Journeys ship

Fincantieri cuts steel for second Explora Journeys ship

Explora Journeys

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 October 2021

Explora II will be constructed in Italy and is expected to join the fleet in spring 2024

SeaDream Yacht Club becomes first to return to the Black Sea region

SeaDream Yacht Club becomes first to return to the Black Sea region

SeaDream Yacht Club

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 October 2021

SeaDream II calls at Bozcaada, Constanta, Odessa, Varna and the new Galataport Istanbul terminal

MSC Cruise Division pledges to achieve zero GHG emissions by 2050

MSC Cruise Division pledges to achieve zero GHG emissions by 2050

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 September 2021

Company also joins Getting to Zero Coalition to help accelerate the decarbonisation of the shipping sector

Cruising returns to Toulon Bay for first time since pandemic

Cruising returns to Toulon Bay for first time since pandemic

Ports of Toulon Bay

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 September 2021

TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 2 became first ship to call at the French port with passengers in over 18 months

Volume Creative launches new service turning waste into bespoke products

Volume Creative launches new service turning waste into bespoke products

Spared

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2021

Spared aims to help brands in the cruise sector and other industries minimise their environmental impact

Santander prepares for first cruise call since start of the pandemic

Santander prepares for first cruise call since start of the pandemic
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2021

Phoenix Reisen's Amera will bring 617 passengers and 460 crew members to the Spanish port

Tersan Shipyard delivers electric ferry to Fjord1

Tersan Shipyard delivers electric ferry to Fjord1

Tersan Shipyard

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2021

Rødvenfjord was designed by Multi Maritime and will transports cars and passengers on routes in Norway

Princess Cruises to reimagine retail operations with Harding Retail

Princess Cruises to reimagine retail operations with Harding Retail

Princess Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2021

Harding will curate and manage the retail operations onboard all the line's existing and upcoming ships

Wonder of the Seas to debut in the USA in 2022

Wonder of the Seas to debut in the USA in 2022

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2021

Newest Royal Caribbean ship will sail Caribbean cruises from Florida before repositioning to Europe

Milestone Aviation to provide helicopters for Ultramarine

Milestone Aviation to provide helicopters for Ultramarine

The Milestone Aviation Group

By Rebecca Gibson | 12 August 2021

The aircraft will be stationed on the ship and used for heli-hiking, heli-supported kayaking and more

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