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.


How Azamara delivers the tastes of the world

How Azamara delivers the tastes of the world
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 January 2020

Fred Bubner highlights how Azamara is delivering a destination-inspired food and beverage offering that delights the tastes of all guests in a conversation with Rebecca Gibson

Fred Bubner highlights the cruise line’s destination-inspired food and beverage offering

Tallink Grupp to stop automatically issuing plastic loyalty cards

Tallink Grupp to stop automatically issuing plastic loyalty cards
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2020

Move will enable ferry operator to stop distributing five tons of plastic per year

How V. Ships Leisure provides powerful support to cruise operators

How V. Ships Leisure provides powerful support to cruise operators
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 January 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks Per Bjornsen, director of V.Ships Leisure, why his company is the ideal outsourcing partner for cruise operators

Per Bjornsen explains why the company is the ideal outsourcing partner for ship management

The Spice Isle: Something for everyone

The Spice Isle: Something for everyone
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2020

From spices, rum and chocolate, to lakes, beaches and waterfalls – Grenada offers a wide range of shore excursion possibilities for cruise travellers

Grenada offers a wider range of shoe excursion possibilities for cruise travellers

Port of Walvis Bay hosts maiden call from MSC Orchestra

Port of Walvis Bay hosts maiden call from MSC Orchestra
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2020

MSC Cruises ship was welcomed to Namibian port with traditional plaque change ceremony

Silver Origin on track for summer 2020 debut

Silver Origin on track for summer 2020 debut
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2020

De Hoop begins interior outfitting of Silversea's new Galapagos-bound expedition ship

Gary Barlow to perform at Iona's christening

Gary Barlow to perform at Iona's christening
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 January 2020

Musician and singer will also serve as musical director for a new venue onboard P&O Cruises' newest ship

Reshma Saujani to be godmother for new Celebrity Apex

Reshma Saujani to be godmother for new Celebrity Apex
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 January 2020

Girls Who Code CEO will name the ship at the Port of Southampton in the UK at the end of March 2020

New Tauck ship to celebrate Portuguese culture

New Tauck ship to celebrate Portuguese culture
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 January 2020

Andorinha will features interiors with traditional motifs when she debuts on Portugal's Douro River in April

Port Saint John to welcome highest-ever number of cruise guests

Port Saint John to welcome highest-ever number of cruise guests
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 January 2020

Ships from 15 different cruise lines will make more than 90 calls to the Canadian city

Take That’s Gary Barlow to be ambassador for P&O Cruises

Take That’s Gary Barlow to be ambassador for P&O Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 January 2020

Singer-songwriter will help UK cruise brand to create music-infused travel experiences for guests

Tallink Grupp to refit passenger ferry Romantika

Tallink Grupp to refit passenger ferry Romantika
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 January 2020

Vessel will spend two weeks at Nauta Shipyard in Poland before resuming service on 25 January  

New Orleans: A journey and a destination

New Orleans: A journey and a destination
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 January 2020

More cruise passengers are enjoying two vacations in one with growing options to set sail from the iconic city of New Orleans

More cruise passengers are enjoying the growing options to set sail from the iconic city of New Orleans

How MSC Cruises is making the most of every moment

How MSC Cruises is making the most of every moment
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 January 2020

Luca Pronzati tells Rebecca Gibson how a new digital platform and virtual assistant are helping MSC Cruises take an industry-first approach to guest experience innovation

Luca Pronzati discusses MSC Cruises’ industry-first approach to guest experience innovation

Telemar launches new BridgeLink Smart Maintenance App

Telemar launches new BridgeLink Smart Maintenance App
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 January 2020

The app will enable engineers to remotely resolve issues with critical bridge equipment on ships

Four new Carnival Corporation ships to hit the waves in 2020

Four new Carnival Corporation ships to hit the waves in 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 January 2020

Carnival, Costa, Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises UK will all expand their fleets

Silversea embarks on the first-ever world cruise to all seven continents

Silversea embarks on the first-ever world cruise to all seven continents
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 January 2020

Silver Whisper will take guests to 62 destinations in 32 countries over 140 days

Finnlines orders two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax ferries

Finnlines orders two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 January 2020

Vessels will be delivered by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard by 2023

Why cruise lines should make do and mend

Why cruise lines should make do and mend
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 January 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks Mark Henderson how Magicman’s repair and restoration services help cruise lines to upgrade their ships without damaging the environment or their bottom line

Magicman’s repair and restoration services provide a cost-effective and sustainable way to upgrade ships

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to offer premium gin masterclasses

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to offer premium gin masterclasses
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 January 2020

Guests will create bespoke gins during two-hour sessions run by experts Debbie and Nigel Wright

Global Ports Holding to manage cruise operations in Ha Long Bay

Global Ports Holding to manage cruise operations in Ha Long Bay
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 December 2019

Company signs 15-year agreement to run services at Vietnam's first purpose-built cruise port

How Carnival Cruise Line finds the perfect ports

How Carnival Cruise Line finds the perfect ports
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 December 2019

Developing itineraries that excite guests is challenging, but it’s a skill that the line has honed well over the years. Ugo Savino tells Rebecca Gibson more

Ugo Savino explains how the line faces up to the challenge of creating exciting itineraries

Royan to welcome river cruise calls from 2020

Royan to welcome river cruise calls from 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 December 2019

French town has a new pontoon that can host two 135-metre-long ships at the same time

TUI Cruises chooses Live Business for onboard entertainment

TUI Cruises chooses Live Business for onboard entertainment
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 December 2019

Firm to create bespoke live and digital entertainment for travel operator's first-ever river ships

Sitting pretty at Port Everglades, thanks to Green Furniture Concept

Sitting pretty at Port Everglades, thanks to Green Furniture Concept
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 December 2019

Firm’s Nova C Series seating helps cruise guests to relax in comfort while waiting to embark on their ships at Celebrity Cruises’ Terminal 25

Firm’s seating helps cruise guests relax while waiting to embark on ships at Celebrity Cruises’ Terminal 25

Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger Co. debuts new high-speed ferry

Xiamen Bay Sea Passenger Co. debuts new high-speed ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | 11 December 2019

Coastal cruiser was designed by CoCo Yachts to provide services between China and Taiwan

How Quark Expeditions has pioneered polar exploration

How Quark Expeditions has pioneered polar exploration
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 December 2019

Rebecca Gibson asks Malcolm Ellis about the adventurous spirit that has made Quark Expeditions a trailblazer in the expedition cruise industry for almost 30 years

The cruise line has been a trailblazer in the expedition cruise industry for almost 30 years

New Costa Smeralda sails to Mediterranean using LNG fuel

New Costa Smeralda sails to Mediterranean using LNG fuel
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 December 2019

Costa Cruises’ new ship prepares for maiden season after being delivered by Meyer Turku in Finland

Turning great designs into quality signs

Turning great designs into quality signs
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 December 2019

Cruise operators can use Marahrens Maritime Sign Solutions for all their decorative, wayfinding and safety signage needs

Cruise operators can use Marahrens Maririme Sign Solutions for all their signage needs

How Port Everglades is keeping both eyes on the future

How Port Everglades is keeping both eyes on the future
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 December 2019

Port Everglades is preparing for 2020 with cruise facility investments to improve traffic flow, turnaround times and guest satisfaction. But the vision doesn’t stop at 2020

With cruise facility investments in 2020 and a plan for the next 20 years, the port is looking forward

CMV to acquire two P&O Cruises Australia ships in 2021

CMV to acquire two P&O Cruises Australia ships in 2021
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 November 2019

Vessels will boost brand's total passenger capacity by 30% once they begin service in UK and Germany

Making Port Tampa Bay bigger and better than ever

Making Port Tampa Bay bigger and better than ever
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 November 2019

Record numbers of cruise guests have prompted Port Tampa Bay to invest in terminal upgrades, while a new waterside development will make the Sunshine State even more appealing

Port Tampa Bay is investing in terminal upgrades and a new waterside development

How Studio DADO brought boutique interiors to Norwegian Encore

How Studio DADO brought boutique interiors to Norwegian Encore
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 November 2019

Miami-based design firm was responsible for creating new dining experiences and several other venues

SMS Group refits guest cabins on two Holland America ships

SMS Group refits guest cabins on two Holland America ships
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 November 2019

UK-based company travelled to Canada and The Bahamas to complete interior outfitting work

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 November 2019

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

Traditional craftsmanship with a modern twist

Traditional craftsmanship with a modern twist
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 November 2019

Isadora Cordazzo tells Rebecca Gibson how 121 years of experience and an innovative spirit have enabled Gerolamo Scorza to become a top choice for ship outfitting projects

Isadora Cordazza explains how Gerolamo Scorza has become a top choice for ship outfitting projects

Why RSR Nemo is always searching for a new horizon

Why RSR Nemo is always searching for a new horizon
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 November 2019

The ship managment is building on its expertise to offer services at sea for the first time

The ship management company is building on its expertise to offer services at sea for the first time

The sky is the limit for design firm Studio DADO

The sky is the limit for design firm Studio DADO
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 November 2019

Studio DADO's designs for Princess Cruises’ first-ever Sky Suites bring a new level of luxury to Sky Princess

Studio DADO's designs for Princess Cruises’ first-ever Sky Suites bring a new level of luxury to Sky Princess

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 | 08 November 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 | 08 November 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 | 08 November 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 | 06 November 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 | 05 November 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 | 05 November 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 | 04 November 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 | 04 November 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 | 01 November 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 | 31 October 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 | 31 October 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 | 31 October 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

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