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.


Portsmouth International Port invests in temperature scanner

Portsmouth International Port invests in temperature scanner
Portsmouth International Port
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 May 2020

Equipment will allow cruise and ferry operators to screen guests before they board ships to prevent the spread of infection

Shipyard De Hoop completes world’s first remote sea trials

Shipyard De Hoop completes world’s first remote sea trials
Silversea Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 May 2020

Dutch shipyard prepares to deliver Silversea Cruises’ new Silver Origin in the coming weeks

How Valleta Cruise Port is investing in improvement

How Valleta Cruise Port is investing in improvement
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 May 2020

Infrastructure upgrades, wider quays and new shoreside power facilities are set to make Valletta Cruise Port an even more attractive cruise port

Infrastructure upgrades and new facilities are set to make the port an even more attractive prospect

Interferry cancels conference for first time in 45 years

Interferry cancels conference for first time in 45 years
Interferry
By Rebecca Gibson | 29 April 2020

Covid-19 travel restrictions mean Australia will now host the event in 2023 rather than 2020

Porto Santo Line expedites booking process with Carus system

Porto Santo Line expedites booking process with Carus system
Porto Santo Line
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 April 2020

Ferry line implements CarRes to manage bookings for passengers and freight customers

Foreship shares the five steps to shipboard battery implementation

Foreship shares the five steps to shipboard battery implementation
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 April 2020

Company also outlines the benefits of batteries, such as reduction in fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions

CroisiEurope offers accommodation for healthcare workers

CroisiEurope offers accommodation for healthcare workers
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2020

Cruise line teams up with Cruise Bordeaux to house doctors and nurses on ship during Covid-19 pandemic

Incat Tasmania to build new Seaworld Express Ferry

Incat Tasmania to build new Seaworld Express Ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 April 2020

The 700-passenger catamaran will start service in South Korea in early 2022

Royal Caribbean founder Arne Wilhelmsen passes away

Royal Caribbean founder Arne Wilhelmsen passes away
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 April 2020

Company pays tribute to man who was considered to be one of the cruise industry's greatest visionaries

ABB and HDF to manufacture fuel cell system for ships

ABB and HDF to manufacture fuel cell system for ships
By Rebecca Gibson | 13 April 2020

Megawatt-scale system will help marine industry to meet its carbon dioxide reduction targets

Genting Cruise Lines creates post-Covid-19 healthcare measures

Genting Cruise Lines creates post-Covid-19 healthcare measures
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 April 2020

Healthcare screenings, rigorous cleaning and other preventive measure will ships resume sailing

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

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