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.


Marlink to supply hybrid connectivity for Ponant’s new polar expedition ship

Marlink to supply hybrid connectivity for Ponant’s new polar expedition ship

Ponant-Nicolas Dubreuil

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 October 2021

Solution will enable Ponant to deliver hundreds of gigabytes of data to guests and crew every month

John Padgett chosen as president of Princess Cruises

John Padgett chosen as president of Princess Cruises

Carnival Corporation

By Rebecca Gibson | 13 October 2021

Executive will manage the brand's operations and retain control of Carnival Corporation’s innovation unit

Carnival marks major post-pandemic milestones

Carnival marks major post-pandemic milestones

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 October 2021

Half of the brand's US fleet is back in service and has carried 273,000 guests on 98 cruises in three months

Fincantieri cuts steel for second Explora Journeys ship

Fincantieri cuts steel for second Explora Journeys ship

Explora Journeys

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 October 2021

Explora II will be constructed in Italy and is expected to join the fleet in spring 2024

SeaDream Yacht Club becomes first to return to the Black Sea region

SeaDream Yacht Club becomes first to return to the Black Sea region

SeaDream Yacht Club

By Rebecca Gibson | 01 October 2021

SeaDream II calls at Bozcaada, Constanta, Odessa, Varna and the new Galataport Istanbul terminal

MSC Cruise Division pledges to achieve zero GHG emissions by 2050

MSC Cruise Division pledges to achieve zero GHG emissions by 2050

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 September 2021

Company also joins Getting to Zero Coalition to help accelerate the decarbonisation of the shipping sector

Cruising returns to Toulon Bay for first time since pandemic

Cruising returns to Toulon Bay for first time since pandemic

Ports of Toulon Bay

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 September 2021

TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 2 became first ship to call at the French port with passengers in over 18 months

Volume Creative launches new service turning waste into bespoke products

Volume Creative launches new service turning waste into bespoke products

Spared

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2021

Spared aims to help brands in the cruise sector and other industries minimise their environmental impact

Santander prepares for first cruise call since start of the pandemic

Santander prepares for first cruise call since start of the pandemic
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2021

Phoenix Reisen's Amera will bring 617 passengers and 460 crew members to the Spanish port

Tersan Shipyard delivers electric ferry to Fjord1

Tersan Shipyard delivers electric ferry to Fjord1

Tersan Shipyard

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2021

Rødvenfjord was designed by Multi Maritime and will transports cars and passengers on routes in Norway

Princess Cruises to reimagine retail operations with Harding Retail

Princess Cruises to reimagine retail operations with Harding Retail

Princess Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2021

Harding will curate and manage the retail operations onboard all the line's existing and upcoming ships

Wonder of the Seas to debut in the USA in 2022

Wonder of the Seas to debut in the USA in 2022

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2021

Newest Royal Caribbean ship will sail Caribbean cruises from Florida before repositioning to Europe

Milestone Aviation to provide helicopters for Ultramarine

Milestone Aviation to provide helicopters for Ultramarine

The Milestone Aviation Group

By Rebecca Gibson | 12 August 2021

The aircraft will be stationed on the ship and used for heli-hiking, heli-supported kayaking and more

Royal Caribbean International to fully resume sailing by spring 2022

Royal Caribbean International to fully resume sailing by spring 2022

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 04 August 2021

All 26 ships in the fleet will be back in service in various destinations around the world

Two Viking ships to homeport in Malta this summer

Two Viking ships to homeport in Malta this summer

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 03 August 2021

Viking Sea and Viking Venus will sail three different roundtrip itineraries from Valletta Cruise Port

NCL returns to cruising for first time in 500 days

NCL returns to cruising for first time in 500 days

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 26 July 2021

Norwegian Jade makes history as the first NCL ship to resume sailing and the first to homeport in Piraeus

McCue partners with Thrive.App and SustainIQ to boost sustainability

McCue partners with Thrive.App and SustainIQ to boost sustainability

McCue

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 July 2021

Fit-out firm will use technology to measure the socio-economic and environmental implications of projects

Marine Atlantic to add new dual-fuel ro-pax ferry to fleet in 2024

Marine Atlantic to add new dual-fuel ro-pax ferry to fleet in 2024

Marine Atlantic

By Rebecca Gibson | 23 July 2021

Vessel will be chartered from Stena RoRo for and operate on the Port aux Basques and Argentia routes

CSH: Helping the cruise industry restart with confidence

CSH: Helping the cruise industry restart with confidence
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 July 2021

Visitors will be able to meet exhibitors from across the entire hospitality supply chain in person for the first time in more than a year

Visitors will be able to meet exhibitors from across the entire hospitality supply chain in person

RINA to classify largest-ever cruise ship built in China

RINA to classify largest-ever cruise ship built in China

RINA

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 July 2021

Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding will adhere to RINA's environmental and biosafe notations

Brittany Ferries charters two hybrid LNG-electric vessels from Stena RoRo

Brittany Ferries charters two hybrid LNG-electric vessels from Stena RoRo

Brittany Ferries

By Rebecca Gibson | 22 July 2021

Ferries will replace the brand's oldest ships on routes between UK and France from 2022 and 2023

F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s adhesive enables luxury carpet installation

F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s adhesive enables luxury carpet installation
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 July 2021

Company's high-tack adhesive dual bond system and water-based rubber/resin adhesive help Venue Marine to install luxury carpet on P&O Cruises’ Ventura

Company's adhesive solutions help Venue Marine to install luxury carpet on P&O Cruises’ Ventura

Cruising returns to Alaska for first time since 2019

Cruising returns to Alaska for first time since 2019

Royal Caribbean International

By Rebecca Gibson | 21 July 2021

Royal Caribbean International's Serenade of the Seas becomes the first vessel to visit the region

CSI: Reuniting the cruise ship interiors industry

CSI: Reuniting the cruise ship interiors industry
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 July 2021

CFI shares the highlights delegates can expect at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America this October

CFI shares the highlights delegates can expect at Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America this October

Scotland welcomes first cruise call since early 2020

Scotland welcomes first cruise call since early 2020

Melanie Henderson

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 July 2021

Noble Caledonia ship visits Lerwick Harbour after Scottish Government lifts ban on domestic cruising

Saga christens Spirit of Adventure in the UK

Saga christens Spirit of Adventure in the UK

Saga Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 July 2021

Ceremony marks the first time any cruise vessel has been inaugurated at Portsmouth International Port

Holland Shipyards Group delivers electric ferry to Brevik Fergeselskap

Holland Shipyards Group delivers electric ferry to Brevik Fergeselskap

Holland Shipyards Group

By Rebecca Gibson | 19 July 2021

New vessel Sandøy will operate emission-free on Eidangerfjorden in Norway

Lady Fiona Carnarvon to christen new Viking Mars

Lady Fiona Carnarvon to christen new Viking Mars

Viking

By Rebecca Gibson | 19 July 2021

Viking's latest ocean ship moves a step closer to 2022 debut after floating out from dry dock in Italy

BSM Cruise Services to provide vessel management services for Ambassador

BSM Cruise Services to provide vessel management services for Ambassador

Ambassador Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 15 July 2021

Firm will oversee sustainability, safety and efficiency projects on Ambassador Cruise Line's first ship

Cunard to resume international cruises in late 2021

Cunard to resume international cruises in late 2021

Cunard

By Rebecca Gibson | 14 July 2021

Brand's three ships will all be back in service by spring 2022 and collectively sail 40 new voyages

Delivering customisation through collaboration

Delivering customisation through collaboration
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 July 2021

Gina Amies explains to Rebecca Gibson how Beadlight can create innovative lighting and air filtration solutions to enhance the guest experience onboard passenger ships

Gina Amies explains how Beadlight creates lighting and air filtration solutions

Trasmapi purchases third fast ferry for Balearic Islands

Trasmapi purchases third fast ferry for Balearic Islands

Trasmapi

By Rebecca Gibson | 08 July 2021

High-speed craft previously sailed as Condor Rapide for UK-based operator Condor Ferries

Century Cruises records surge in cruise demand

Century Cruises records surge in cruise demand

Century Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 07 July 2021

Itineraries on China's Yangtze River have become increasingly popular since brand has resumed service

Royal Caribbean and Carnival resume cruises from the USA

Royal Caribbean and Carnival resume cruises from the USA

Carnival Cruise Line

By Rebecca Gibson | 05 July 2021

Both brands embarked on Caribbean cruises from PortMiami in Florida for first time in 16 months

A tough new challenge for The Deluxe Group

A tough new challenge for The Deluxe Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 01 July 2021

Karen Argue and David Jenner explain to Rebecca Gibson how The Deluxe Group’s agile approach helped it to overcome several obstacles during a renovation on Marella Discovery

Karen Argue and David Jenner explain how an agile approach helped in Marella Discovery’s renovation

Chantiers de l'Atlantique cuts steel for MSC Cruises' LNG newbuild

Chantiers de l'Atlantique cuts steel for MSC Cruises' LNG newbuild

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 29 June 2021

Vessel will be named MSC Euribia and be the greenest in the fleet when she debuts in June 2023

Feature: The power of collective wisdom

Feature: The power of collective wisdom
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 June 2021

Collaboration and cooperation are two of the key factors for success in any passenger ship interior design project. Rebecca Gibson asks representatives from across the sector to share their knowledge and expertise

Industry experts share why collaboration is the key to success in any passenger ship interior design project

MSC Cruises' second Seaside Evo-class ship to be named MSC Seascape

MSC Cruises' second Seaside Evo-class ship to be named MSC Seascape

MSC Cruises

By Rebecca Gibson | 25 June 2021

Fincantieri starts laying keel for 5,877-guest newbuild, which will start service in November 2022

Carnival Cruise Line to expand fleet with two new ships by 2023

Carnival Cruise Line to expand fleet with two new ships by 2023
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 June 2021

New vessels will include Costa Cruises' Costa Magica and an Excel-class ship previously destined for AIDA

Taking Trimline into a new era of success

Taking Trimline into a new era of success
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 June 2021

Trimline’s new directors Ross Welham and Nick Farrell tell Rebecca Gibson how they are building on the firm’s reputation for delivering stellar ship outfitting projects to drive future success

New directors Ross Welham and Nick Farrell explain how they are building on the firm’s reputation

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

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