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.


MedCruise marks 25th anniversary and hosts awards ceremony

MedCruise marks 25th anniversary and hosts awards ceremony
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 June 2021

Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning's interview with Costa Cruises wins Best Cruise Article Award 

MSC Group debuts new luxury cruise brand named Explora Journeys

MSC Group debuts new luxury cruise brand named Explora Journeys
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 June 2021

First of four vessels is now under construction at Fincantieri's yard and will be delivered in 2023

Aurora Botnia successfully completes first sea trials

Aurora Botnia successfully completes first sea trials

Rauma Marine Constructions

By Rebecca Gibson | 10 June 2021

RMC will soon deliver the vessel to Wasaline ahead of her starting service between Finland and Sweden

Creating ferry interiors with long-lasting appeal

Creating ferry interiors with long-lasting appeal

Tallink Grupp

By Rebecca Gibson | 10 June 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks four ferry executives how they design vessel interiors that enable them to deliver an exceptional onboard experience and achieve their business goals

Four executives explain how they design vessels that will deliver exceptional onboard experiences

Damen and Hydromaster develop new ferry thruster for Blue Amigo

Damen and Hydromaster develop new ferry thruster for Blue Amigo

Damen

By Rebecca Gibson | 09 June 2021

Thruster will improve manoeuvrability of six newbuilds for inter-city routes in the Netherlands

Fjord1 orders two eco-friendly ferries from Tersan

Fjord1 orders two eco-friendly ferries from Tersan

HAV Design

By Rebecca Gibson | 09 June 2021

New vessels will be able to operate in either fully electric, hybrid or diesel-electric mode

How Tomas Tillberg Design is breaking new frontiers

How Tomas Tillberg Design is breaking new frontiers
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 June 2021

Tomas Tillberg and Nedgé Louis-Jacques tell Rebecca Gibson about Tomas Tillberg Design’s first projects in China and why they predict fair weather ahead for the nation’s cruise ship building industry

The design firm discusses the role it is playing in helping to grow China's cruise ship building industry

NaviAsia joins with European Cruise Services to drive cruise growth in Asia

NaviAsia joins with European Cruise Services to drive cruise growth in Asia
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 June 2021

Company offers shorex and ship agency, ground handling and destination management services

Celebrity Cruises sails first cruise from St. Maarten

Celebrity Cruises sails first cruise from St. Maarten

Celebrity Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 June 2021

Celebrity Millennium is the first of eight of the brand's vessels that will resume service in summer 2021

Bolidt launches first-ever Design Challenge for cruise industry

Bolidt launches first-ever Design Challenge for cruise industry

Bolidt

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 June 2021

Designers invited to create concepts for resin-based floor and wall coverings, ceiling hangings and artwork

MSC Cruises fleet earns highest ISO food safety certification

MSC Cruises fleet earns highest ISO food safety certification

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 June 2021

Brand is the first major cruise operator to be certified after Bureau Veritas audits 17 ships and supply chain

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 03 June 2021

Read design insights and tips from key stakeholders across the passenger ship interior design industry

Why choose F.Ball and Co Ltd’s dual bond adhesive system?

Why choose F.Ball and Co Ltd’s dual bond adhesive system?
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 May 2021

Styccobond F40 provides operators with an efficient way to install carpet or underlay on their vessels

Carnival names Mardi Gras godmother and reflags ship

Carnival names Mardi Gras godmother and reflags ship

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 May 2021

North America's first LNG ship will be named by Miss Dominican Republic and registered in The Bahamas

Combining the power of humans and machines

Combining the power of humans and machines

ABB

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 May 2021

ABB engineers are training machine learning algorithms to deliver faster and more reliable remote fleet support and troubleshooting services to passenger ship operators

ABB are training machine learning algorithms to deliver faster, more reliable remote fleet support

New Ambassador Cruise Line launches in UK

New Ambassador Cruise Line launches in UK

Ambassador Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 May 2021

Brand will operate one ship from London Tilbury and offer itineraries for the over 50s market

MSC Virtuosa arrives in Southampton for maiden season

MSC Virtuosa arrives in Southampton for maiden season

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 May 2021

MSC Cruises flagship will be the first cruise vessel to sail from the UK since the start of the pandemic

New Viking Venus arrives in UK for the first time

New Viking Venus arrives in UK for the first time

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 11 May 2021

Viking vessel will be christened in Portsmouth on 17 May and begin cruises around England

Carnival Cruise Line ships to be updated with new livery

Carnival Cruise Line ships to be updated with new livery

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 May 2021

Red, white and blue livery pays homage to maritime tradition and patriotic colours

Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway launch Itinerary Planner tool

Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway launch Itinerary Planner tool
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 May 2021

Cruise lines can check availability at ports in Norway and Baltic Sea region

Costa Smeralda starts Costa Cruises' summer 2021 season

Costa Smeralda starts Costa Cruises' summer 2021 season

Costa Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 May 2021

Brand's flagship is the first of four ships to resume sailing in the Mediterranean

A powerful partner for the cruise industry

A powerful partner for the cruise industry
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 May 2021

Aris Batsoulis tells Rebecca Gibson about the fundamental role MedCruise is playing in bringing safe cruising back to ports and destinations in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas

Aris Batsoulis discusses the role MedCruise is playing in bringing safe cruising back to ports

Celebrity Beyond to be biggest and most luxurious Edge-class ship

Celebrity Beyond to be biggest and most luxurious Edge-class ship
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 April 2021

Vessel to offer reimagined spaces, extra accommodation, new speciality restaurant and more

Embracing the digital revolution during the pandemic

Embracing the digital revolution during the pandemic
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 April 2021

Mark Henderson tells Rebecca Gibson how virtual meetings and webinars have helped Magicman to stay connected with clients in the passenger shipping industry throughout the pandemic

Mark Henderson explains how virtual meetings have helped Magicman to stay connected

Dame Irene Hays to christen P&O Cruises new Iona this May

Dame Irene Hays to christen P&O Cruises new Iona this May

P&O Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 27 April 2021

Britain's greenest cruise ship will be named in a ceremony featuring singer and musician Gary Barlow

Trimline completes interior refits on trio of P&O Ferries vessels

Trimline completes interior refits on trio of P&O Ferries vessels

Trimline

By Rebecca Gibson | 27 April 2021

Projects were completed on Pride of Kent, Spirit of Britain and Spirit of France at three different yards

Condor Ferries to expand ferry fleet this summer

Condor Ferries to expand ferry fleet this summer

Brittany Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 April 2021

Operator will add Brittany Ferries' high-speed vessel Normandie Express to its Chanel Islands route

Seabourn to resume sailing in Barbados this July

Seabourn to resume sailing in Barbados this July

Seabourn

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 April 2021

Cruise line works with Barbadian Government to plan seven-day roundtrips from Bridgetown

MSC Cruises signs new homeporting agreement with Cruise Saudi

MSC Cruises signs new homeporting agreement with Cruise Saudi

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 21 April 2021

MSC Magnifica to sail from Jeddah and MSC Virtuosa to make weekly calls to Dammam this winter

Port of HaminaKotka gears up for summer cruise calls

Port of HaminaKotka gears up for summer cruise calls

Viking Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 April 2021

Finnish port makes more berthing space available to accommodate expected rise in ship visits

TT-Line orders two passenger ferries from Rauma Marine Constructions

TT-Line orders two passenger ferries from Rauma Marine Constructions

Rauma Marine Constructions

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 April 2021

Finnish shipbuilder will deliver vessels to Australian operator at the end of 2023 and 2024

Port of Tyne prepares for cruise boom in summer 2021

Port of Tyne prepares for cruise boom in summer 2021

Port of Tyne

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2021

UK port secures calls from seven operators as part of their cruises along the English coastline

Intercruises and Vikand to provide rapid Covid-19 testing in cruise ports

Intercruises and Vikand to provide rapid Covid-19 testing in cruise ports

Vikand Solutions

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2021

Non-invasive breathalyser tests can detect presence of the virus within 45 seconds

Viking takes delivery of Viking Venus from Fincantieri

Viking takes delivery of Viking Venus from Fincantieri

Viking Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2021

Anne Diamond will christen the ship in the UK on 17 May before it embarks on English coastal cruises

CruiseCompanion Mobile: One app, multiple uses

CruiseCompanion Mobile: One app, multiple uses

Getslash

By Rebecca Gibson | 14 April 2021

Andre Peitz outlines to Rebecca Gibson how Getslash’s CruiseCompanion Mobile app could help cruise lines to protect guests and crew members when they resume sailing

Andre Peitz outlines how Getslash’s app could help cruise lines protect guests and crew

How Solarglide is seizing a window of opportunity

How Solarglide is seizing a window of opportunity
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 April 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks Paul Pringle how Solarglide is planning to become the preferred supplier of window coverings for the passenger shipping industry

Paul Pringle explains how the company is planning to be the preferred supplier of window coverings

Seabourn marks construction milestone for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn marks construction milestone for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

T. Mariotti transports hull from its San Giorgio di Nogaro yard to its facilities in Genoa for final outfitting

NYK Cruises orders luxury ship from Meyer Werft

NYK Cruises orders luxury ship from Meyer Werft

Meyer Werft

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2021

German company becomes the first shipyard in the world to secure a newbuild order since the pandemic

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 31 March 2021

New Quantum Ultra class-ship will begin homeporting in Haifa, Israel from May 2021

Wight Shipyard Co completes Red Funnel ferry project

Wight Shipyard Co completes Red Funnel ferry project

Wight Shipyard Co

By Rebecca Gibson | 31 March 2021

Shipyard carried out an annual service, planned maintenance and selected upgrades

Windstar Cruises to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for all guests

Windstar Cruises to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for all guests

Windstar Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 31 March 2021

Small-ship operator will begin a phased return to sailing from June 2021 onwards

Marella Cruises revamps The Glass House on Marella Discovery

Marella Cruises revamps The Glass House on Marella Discovery

Marella Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 March 2021

The indoor pool and dining venue has been redesigned to evoke the feel of a modern beach club

Irish Ferries to start new Dover-Calais service in June

Irish Ferries to start new Dover-Calais service in June

Justin Merrigan

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 March 2021

Isle of Inishmore will initially operate the route and extra capacity will be added in the near future

Cunard, Celebrity and Saga schedule UK cruises for summer 2021

Cunard, Celebrity and Saga schedule UK cruises for summer 2021
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 March 2021

Brands are the latest in a line of operators resuming cruises around the British Isles

Fred. Olsen to improve onboard purchases with IBS Software

Fred. Olsen to improve onboard purchases with IBS Software

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 March 2021

Point-of-sale solution will enable guests to order food, beverages and more via a mobile device

New owners for marine interior outfitting firm Trimline

New owners for marine interior outfitting firm Trimline

Trimline

By Rebecca Gibson | 24 March 2021

Directors plan to enhance company's services with new technology and systems

MSC Cruises plans May restart for British Isles cruises

MSC Cruises plans May restart for British Isles cruises

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 March 2021

Operator to host vaccinated and non-vaccinated guests but carry out tests and health checks

Albatros Expeditions claims new environmental performance record

Albatros Expeditions claims new environmental performance record

Albatros Expeditions

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 March 2021

Firm says Ocean Victory delivers lowest greenhouse gas emissions per passenger in the industry

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to sail British Isles cruises from July 2021

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to sail British Isles cruises from July 2021

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 March 2021

New vessels Borealis and Bolette will offer a series of scenic voyages that do not include port calls

Oceania Cruises to name new ship Vista when she debuts in 2023

Oceania Cruises to name new ship Vista when she debuts in 2023

Oceania Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 March 2021

The 1,200-guest vessel will be the first in the Allura class and offer several firsts for the brand

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