Author: Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca is the associate editor for Cruise & Ferry Review, Cruise & Ferry Interiors, Cruie & Ferry Itinerary Planning 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.


Shipping to play a vital role in world's Covid-19 response, says IMO

Shipping to play a vital role in world's Covid-19 response, says IMO
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 March 2020

Secretary general urges stakeholders to collaborate to transport essential goods and safeguard seafarers

Brittany Ferries acquires part of Condor Ferries

Brittany Ferries acquires part of Condor Ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 March 2020

Operator will continue to provide services between Guernsey, Jersey, the UK and St Malo in France

Fridjtof Nansen makes first showcase call in Dover

Fridjtof Nansen makes first showcase call in Dover
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 March 2020

Hurtigruten visits UK port ahead of starting homeporting in Dover for the first time in 2021

Walking through history on the island of Crete

Walking through history on the island of Crete
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 February 2020

A visit to Heraklion is ideal for cruise guests who want to step back in time, embark on an adventure, or enjoy a rich culinary culture

Guests to Heraklion can step back in time, embark on adventure or enjoy a rich culinary culture

Problem solving for the perfect itineraries

Problem solving for the perfect itineraries
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 February 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks executives from Costa Cruises, Marella Cruises and V. Ships Leisure how they overcome the challenges of planning the perfect itinerary

Cruise line executives explain how they overcome the challenge of planning their cruise experiences

Don’t forget to vote for your Ship of the Year before 24 February!

Don’t forget to vote for your Ship of the Year before 24 February!
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 February 2020

Look at our shortlist and let us know which of the game-changing passenger vessels deserves to win

Creating a distinctive destination for cruise guests

Creating a distinctive destination for cruise guests
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 February 2020

Vigo’s port authority is turning aspects of local life into exclusive experiential tourism activities that will delight cruise guests of all ages

Vigo’s port authority is turning aspects of local life into experiential activities for visitors

Jersey: Cruising to an island of discovery

Jersey: Cruising to an island of discovery
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 February 2020

Cruise lines will find it easy to plan a call to Jersey, thanks to Cruise Jersey’s helpful team, multiple berthing options and a strong shore excursion portfolio

Multiple berthing options and a strong range of excursions make the island a great destination

How Hurtigruten remains sustainable to the core

How Hurtigruten remains sustainable to the core
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 February 2020

Kris Willassen tells Rebecca Gibson how Hurtigruten is balancing its mission to help guests explore the world with its goal to minimise its impact on the environment

Kris Willassen explains how the line helps guests explore while minimising its environmental impact

Tallink Silja bartender wins Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition 2020

Tallink Silja bartender wins Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition 2020
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 February 2020

Torbjörn Liljehammar will now represent the cruise industry at the global finals in the US this May

Saga to christen Spirit of Adventure in Portsmouth this August

Saga to christen Spirit of Adventure in Portsmouth this August
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 February 2020

This will be the first time that the UK port has hosted a cruise ship naming ceremony

Stena Line opens new ferry route between Denmark and Sweden

Stena Line opens new ferry route between Denmark and Sweden
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 February 2020

Stena Nautica began providing two daily departures between Grenaa and Halmstad this February

Silversea Cruises chooses Gaia Gaja as godmother for Silver Moon

Silversea Cruises chooses Gaia Gaja as godmother for Silver Moon
By Rebecca Gibson | 05 February 2020

Fifth-generation owner of renowned Italian winery will name the newbuild in Trieste this August

Lindblad Expeditions to have first self-disinfecting cruise fleet

Lindblad Expeditions to have first self-disinfecting cruise fleet
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 February 2020

ACTGlobal cleaning system cut guest illness by 50% and water use by 1.1 million gallons during trial

The British Virgin Islands: Something for everyone

The British Virgin Islands: Something for everyone
By Rebecca Gibson | 04 February 2020

The Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park is helping the British Virgin Islands provide a Caribbean island adventure unlike any other. Vance Lewis tells Rebecca Gibson more

The Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park is helping the archipelago provide a unique experience

Why Victoria is a Canadian city like no other

Why Victoria is a Canadian city like no other
By Rebecca Gibson | 03 February 2020

Friendly locals, rich cultural and gastronomic heritage, natural landscapes and opportunities for adventure make the city an ideal option for cruise calls

With modern facilities and opportunities for adventure, the city is an ideal option for cruise calls

Windstar reveals first guest suite in the officers’ quarters

Windstar reveals first guest suite in the officers’ quarters
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 January 2020

Wind Surf's new accommodation is thought to be the first of its kind in the world 

CMV to name new ships after pioneering female adventurers

CMV to name new ships after pioneering female adventurers
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 January 2020

The two vessels will transfer from P&O Cruises Australia's fleet and start service in 2021

P&O Ferries reveals renders of new super ferries

P&O Ferries reveals renders of new super ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | 28 January 2020

Images show double-ended design, panoramic windows and a revolutionary hull shape

New cruise berth near completion in Greenock

New cruise berth near completion in Greenock
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 January 2020

Scotland’s Inverclyde Council has invested almost £15 million to bring more vessels to the port

How Valenciaport is expanding its excursion portfolio

How Valenciaport is expanding its excursion portfolio
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 January 2020

Valenciaport is working with multiple partners to create a range of tours that allow cruise guests to fully explore all Valencia has to offer

Company is working with multiple partners to create tours that allow cruise guests to explore Valencia

Port Royal welcomes first cruise ship in over 40 years

Port Royal welcomes first cruise ship in over 40 years
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 January 2020

Marella Discovery 2 helps Port Authority of Jamaica to inaugurate new cruise port

Turku Repair Yard starts renovation on Tallink Grupp cruise ferry

Turku Repair Yard starts renovation on Tallink Grupp cruise ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | 27 January 2020

Team will revitalise several passenger areas and perform technical upgrades on Silja Europe

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

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