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.


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

Viking to resume cruises along England's coast this May

Viking to resume cruises along England's coast this May

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 March 2021

Voyages will be offered exclusively to UK residents and be offered on new ship Viking Venus

Crystal Cruises to be the first to sail from The Bahamas in July 2021

Crystal Cruises to be the first to sail from The Bahamas in July 2021

Crystal Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 12 March 2021

Crystal Serenity will be the first ocean vessel to sail from the Americas since March 2020

Domestic cruising could restart in the UK on 17 May, says UK Government

Domestic cruising could restart in the UK on 17 May, says UK Government
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 March 2021

Reopening of the industry will align with the resumption of domestic and foreign holidays

Third Virgin Voyages ship to be named Resilient Lady

Third Virgin Voyages ship to be named Resilient Lady

Virgin Voyages

By Rebecca Gibson | 09 March 2021

Vessel is scheduled to spend her inaugural season in the Mediterranean when she debuts in summer 2022

Why sustainability is key for cruising to thrive

Why sustainability is key for cruising to thrive

Inchcape Shipping Services

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 March 2021

Grant Holmes tells CFR how Inchcape Shipping Services is using its expertise and global port agency network to help cruise lines, ports and destinations implement sustainability practices

Grant Holmes on how Inchcape Shipping Services is helping the industry to adopt sustainability practices

Studio DADO and Kravet Contract win ADEX award for new textile range

Studio DADO and Kravet Contract win ADEX award for new textile range

Studio DADO

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 March 2021

Voyages Collection comprises drapery and multipurpose fabrics designed for use on cruise ships

Brødrene Aa to build three new ferries for Attica Group

Brødrene Aa to build three new ferries for Attica Group

Attica Group

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 February 2021

Vessels will be delivered in early 2022 and will operate on routes between Greece's Saronic islands

Delivering the transformative power of travel

Delivering the transformative power of travel
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 February 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks Crystal Morgan how Princess Cruises creates cruise itineraries that exceed guest expectations

Crystal Morgan explains how Princess Cruises creates cruise itineraries that exceed expectations

Association highlights: A Danish adventure

Association highlights: A Danish adventure
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 February 2021

Denmark offers an array of exciting shore excursion opportunities and well-equipped ports that are ideally suited for expedition cruise guests, says the CruiseCopenhagen network

Demark offers an array of exciting ports and excursions suited for expedition cruise guests

Keeping the Caribbean cruising experience fresh

Keeping the Caribbean cruising experience fresh
By Rebecca Gibson | 03 February 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks Ugo Savino how Carnival Cruise Line’s destination partners have helped to keep the company’s Caribbean itineraries popular with guests for almost 50 years

Ugo Savino discusses how Carnival Cruise Line’s partners have helped keep itineraries popular

MSC Cruises takes delivery of new flagship MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises takes delivery of new flagship MSC Virtuosa

Ivan Sarfatti

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 February 2021

Chantiers de l'Atlantique officially hands over the cruise line's newest environmentally conscious vessel

ABB to provide power solutions for South Korea's first zero-emission ferry

ABB to provide power solutions for South Korea's first zero-emission ferry

ABB

By Rebecca Gibson | 29 January 2021

Company's battery technology will enable ferry to make four return trips per day

Inchcape Shipping Services to open new Cruise Centre of Excellence

Inchcape Shipping Services to open new Cruise Centre of Excellence

Inchape Shipping Services

By Rebecca Gibson | 28 January 2021

Company to provide various services and weekly intelligence reports to passenger ship operators

Azamara to welcome fourth cruise ship in 2022

Azamara to welcome fourth cruise ship in 2022

Azamara

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 January 2021

New owner Sycamore Partners plans to increase fleet capacity by one-third next year

CLIA names Pierfrancesco Vago as new global chairman

CLIA names Pierfrancesco Vago as new global chairman

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2021

MSC Cruises' executive chairman is the first European to take on the role

MedCruise campaign begins with focus on culture and history

MedCruise campaign begins with focus on culture and history

MedCruise

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2021

Cruise association shows appeal of Mediterranean to support members in resuming operations

Pacific Princess becomes latest ship to leave Carnival Corporation fleet

Pacific Princess becomes latest ship to leave Carnival Corporation fleet

Princess Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 January 2021

Move is part of company's strategy to accelerate removal of less efficient vessels from its brands

Royal Caribbean Group to sell Azamara brand

Royal Caribbean Group to sell Azamara brand

Azamara

By Rebecca Gibson | 19 January 2021

Three-ship fleet will be acquired by private equity firm Sycamore Partners this spring

Meyer Turku floats out Costa Toscana in Finland

Meyer Turku floats out Costa Toscana in Finland

Meyer Turku

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 January 2021

Costa Cruises celebrates construction milestone for newest LNG-powered ship

Port of Sunderland ramps up plans to welcome cruise ships

Port of Sunderland ramps up plans to welcome cruise ships

Port of Sunderland

By Rebecca Gibson | 18 January 2021

UK port joins Cruise Britain association after hosting several calls from passenger vessels

Inspiring itineraries for the future of cruising

Inspiring itineraries for the future of cruising
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 January 2021

Rebecca Gibson asks three cruise line executives to share how they will create compelling cruises that will entice travellers back to the seas in 2021 and beyond

Three cruise line executives hare how they will create cruises that entice travellers back to the seas

Meyer Turku cuts first piece of steel for Carnival Celebration

Meyer Turku cuts first piece of steel for Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 14 January 2021

New Carnival Cruise Line ship is set to debut in November 2022

New Innovation Lounge opens in Miami this January

New Innovation Lounge opens in Miami this January

Innovation Lounges

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 January 2021

Space curated by Tillberg Design of Sweden enables marine interiors community to showcase products

Century Cruises to debut third ship on Yangtze River

Century Cruises to debut third ship on Yangtze River

Century Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 January 2021

The new river cruise vessel will accommodate 650 and set sail in March 2022

Achieving design freedom with custom floor coverings

Achieving design freedom with custom floor coverings
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 January 2021

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Jason Holmes explains to Rebecca Gibson how the company helps interior designers create custom floor coverings for spaces onboard passenger ships

Forbo Flooring Systems’ Jason Holmes explains how the company helps interior designers

World Navigator to feature first L'OCCITANE spa at sea

World Navigator to feature first L'OCCITANE spa at sea

Atlas Ocean Voyages

By Rebecca Gibson | 06 January 2021

Guests will be able to enjoy various luxury treatments on Atlas Ocean Voyages' new ship

How weigand.waterrides is creating innovative onboard fun

How weigand.waterrides is creating innovative onboard fun

weigand.waterrides

By Rebecca Gibson | 21 December 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks Diego Reckmann how the company's water slides and aqua parks are helping cruise brands to deliver immersive entertainment

Diego Reckmann on how water slides help cruise brands deliver immersive entertainment

Studio DADO: The masters of innovation

Studio DADO: The masters of innovation
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 December 2020

Javier Calle and Scheherazade Licul tell Rebecca Gibson how Studio DADO creates exciting venues onboard cruise ships, while meeting multiple regulatory requirements

Javier Calle and Scheherazade Licul tell Rebecca Gibson how Studio DADO creates exciting venues

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