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.


Azamara to deploy new reservations system from Versonix Seaware

Azamara to deploy new reservations system from Versonix Seaware

Azamara

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 May 2022

The platform will simplify the booking process and improve sales, marketing and revenue management

The small design details that deliver a ‘wow’

The small design details that deliver a ‘wow’
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 May 2022

Studio DADO’s Yohandel Ruiz, Jonathan Da Cruz and John Palacio explain to Rebecca Gibson why it is the little design details that captivate cruise guests and make onboard spaces memorable

Studio Dado explains why it’s the little details that captivate guests and make spaces memorable

Supplying international entertainment for cruise and ferry partners

Supplying international entertainment for cruise and ferry partners
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 May 2022

Live Business tells Rebecca Gibson how its expansion is enabling it to attract new talent and create bespoke entertainment for all nationalities

Live Business tells Rebecca Gibson how its expansion is enabling it to create bespoke entertainment

Princess chooses four TV stars as godparents for Discovery Princess

Princess chooses four TV stars as godparents for Discovery Princess

Princess Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 26 April 2022

Randy Fenoli, Adam Savage, Alex Guarnaschelli and Page Turner will name ship in Los Angeles in April 

Creating a new era of at-sea entertainment

Creating a new era of at-sea entertainment
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 April 2022

CFR showcases how industry suppliers are using digital technologies such as augmented and virtual reality to help ship operators create exciting new offerings for guests

CFR showcases how suppliers are using digital technologies for exciting new guest offerings

Providing diverse entertainment for everyone

Providing diverse entertainment for everyone
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 April 2022

Steve Leatham tells Rebecca Gibson how MSC Cruises develops a diverse programme of onboard activities to ensure it can delight and surprises guests of all ages and nationalities

Steve Leatham shares how MSC Cruises develops activities to ensure it can delight all guests

MSC Cruises partners with Going to create Stay & Cruise packages

MSC Cruises partners with Going to create Stay & Cruise packages

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 April 2022

Guests can spend two days in Venice or Athens before embarking on their cruises this summer

Embarking on a new adventure in marine operations

Embarking on a new adventure in marine operations
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 April 2022

Rebecca Gibson asks Jethro Beck about his new marine operations role at American Queen Voyages and the challenges facing river cruise operators

American Queen Voyages’ Jethro Beck details the challenges facing river cruise operators

Silversea debuts third new cruise ship in nine months

Silversea debuts third new cruise ship in nine months

Silversea

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 April 2022

Silver Dawn joins the fleet and introduces new Otium wellness programme

AD Associates to design interiors of new Ritz-Carlton superyachts

AD Associates to design interiors of new Ritz-Carlton superyachts

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

By Rebecca Gibson | 30 March 2022

Ilma and Luminara will feature luxurious onboard spaces and are expected to debut in 2024 and 2025 

ABB and Ballard gain approval in principle for fuel cell concept

ABB and Ballard gain approval in principle for fuel cell concept

ABB

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 February 2022

Firms aim to install solution on large ships within next couple of years after DNV confirms design is feasible

Carnival Celebration to pay homage to Carnival's Fun Ship history

Carnival Celebration to pay homage to Carnival's Fun Ship history

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 February 2022

Newbuild to have repurposed items from old vessels, innovations introduced on Mardi Gras, and more

Fincantieri hosts coin ceremony for first Explora Journeys vessel

Fincantieri hosts coin ceremony for first Explora Journeys vessel

Ivan Sarfatti

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 February 2022

Luxury cruise brand reveals ship will debut in the Med and sail to 132 ports in 40 countries in maiden season

Meyer Werft floats Disney Wish out of building dock

Meyer Werft floats Disney Wish out of building dock

Disney

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 February 2022

New Disney Cruise Line vessel is set to debut in Florida, USA, in July 2022

Creating cruises that have something for everyone

Creating cruises that have something for everyone
By Rebecca Gibson | 02 February 2022

Guido Laukamp tells Rebecca Gibson how Nicko Cruises develops diverse itineraries with multiple shore excursions for all types of guests

Guido Laukamp explains how Nicko Cruises develops itineraries with shore excursions for all guests

The Yacht Portfolio is to acquire Sea Cloud Cruises

The Yacht Portfolio is to acquire Sea Cloud Cruises

Sea Cloud Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 February 2022

New owner will drive the operator's next phase of growth in the luxury cruise sector

Ambassador Cruise Line purchases second ship

Ambassador Cruise Line purchases second ship

Ambassador Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 27 January 2022

Former AIDAmira will be renovated prior to beginning service in the UK in summer 2023

Delivering a distinctive cruise experience

Delivering a distinctive cruise experience
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 January 2022

Douglas Prothero explains how The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has carefully crafted immersive itineraries to enable guests to experience the bespoke yachting lifestyle in the Caribbean

Douglas Prothero explains how The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has carefully crafted itineraries

Getting ready to set sail from the Sunshine State

Getting ready to set sail from the Sunshine State
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 January 2022

Four leaders explain why their ports are the ideal base for cruise operators and guests who want to explore the Florida-Caribbean region

Four leaders explain why their ports are the ideal base for cruises in the Florida-Caribbean region

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

Why the Florida-Caribbean region is perfect for creating enticing itineraries

Why the Florida-Caribbean region is perfect for creating enticing itineraries

Crystal Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 December 2021

Jack Anderson shares why Crystal chose to sail cruises in the region when it returned to service in July 2021

Jack Anderson shares why Crystal sailed in the region when it returned to service in July 2021

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

Inspiring innovators: How Studio DADO creates compelling staterooms

Inspiring innovators: How Studio DADO creates compelling staterooms
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 November 2021

Javier Calle and Yohandel Ruiz explain to Rebecca Gibson how Studio DADO has rapidly built an industry-wide reputation for creating compelling stateroom designs over the past five years

Javier Calle and Yohandel Ruiz explain how the firm has rapidly built an industry-wide reputation

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

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