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.


The secret weapon lying beneath flooring on passenger ships

The secret weapon lying beneath flooring on passenger ships
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 September 2020

F. Ball’s subfloor preparation products and adhesives play an essential role in keeping carpets and flooring onboard cruise ships in excellent condition

F. Ball’s subfloor preparation products and adhesives keep carpets and floors in excellent condition

Florida Senators introduce new Set Sail Safely Act

Florida Senators introduce new Set Sail Safely Act
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 September 2020

The bill will lead to development of a roadmap for the safe resumption of cruising across the USA

T. Mariotti cuts the steel for Seabourn's second expedition ship

T. Mariotti cuts the steel for Seabourn's second expedition ship
Seabourn
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 September 2020

Ultra-luxury cruise vessel will be a sister to Seabourn Venture and is set to debut in 2022

Port of Skagen hosts 19 calls from SeaDream ships

Port of Skagen hosts 19 calls from SeaDream ships

Port of Skagen 

By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2020

Danish port was one of the first in the world to welcome cruise vessels after the industry shutdown

Carnival Cruise Line to sell two Fantasy-class ships

Carnival Cruise Line to sell two Fantasy-class ships
Carnival Cruise Line
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2020

Sale of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination will help brand remove less efficient ships from fleet

Designing the post-pandemic cruise experience

Designing the post-pandemic cruise experience
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 September 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks Studio DADO’s founding partners about new design considerations for a worry-free cruise

We ask Studio DADO about new design considerations for a worry-free cruise

Port of Tokyo opens new international cruise terminal

Port of Tokyo opens new international cruise terminal
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 September 2020

The facility has a 430-metre-long berth and can accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships

Richard Fain provides a beacon of hope for the global cruise industry

Richard Fain provides a beacon of hope for the global cruise industry
Royal Caribbean Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks the Royal Caribbean Group's chairman and CEO how he is safely navigating its brands through the stormy waters caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO tells us how his cruise brands are navigating the pandemic

Wasaline's new ro-pax ferry fitted with ABB Azipods

Wasaline's new ro-pax ferry fitted with ABB Azipods
ABB Marine & Ports
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2020

Technology will cut fuel consumption, while maximising vessel manoeuvrability

New attraction for cruise guests at Vøringsfossen waterfall

New attraction for cruise guests at Vøringsfossen waterfall
Erik Gaven
By Rebecca Gibson | 15 September 2020

Norwegian Public Roads Administration opens a step bridge above the waterfall in Eidfjord

Wight Shipyard Company completes largest-ever ferry export order

Wight Shipyard Company completes largest-ever ferry export order
Wight Shipyard Company
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 September 2020

Isle of Wight-based shipbuilder delivers four ferries to Maltese tour operator Captain Morgan

Royal Caribbean adapts mobile app for new health and safety protocols

Royal Caribbean adapts mobile app for new health and safety protocols
Royal Caribbean Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 September 2020

The app will be used to help with social distancing and minimising common touchpoints 

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!

New issue of Cruise & Ferry Review out now!
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 September 2020

The magazine is packed with exclusive insights from stakeholders across the passenger shipping industry

Tersan Shipyard launches two newbuilds for Havila Voyages

Tersan Shipyard launches two newbuilds for Havila Voyages
Havila Kystruten
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 September 2020

New LNG- and battery-powered cruise ships are to be delivered to Norwegian operator in early 2021

Chesapeake Shipbuilding delivers American Jazz

Chesapeake Shipbuilding delivers American Jazz
American Cruise Lines
By Rebecca Gibson | 02 September 2020

Vessel is the third modern riverboat to join American Cruise Lines' fleet in the past two years

Interior View: Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady

Interior View: Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 August 2020

When Virgin Voyages debuted its first-ever cruise ship in the UK this February, Rebecca Gibson stepped onboard to ask Dee Cooper about the vessel’s much-anticipated interiors

Rebecca Gibson stepped onboard to ask Dee Cooper about the vessel’s much-anticipated interiors

Designing a brand new Antarctic adventurer

Designing a brand new Antarctic adventurer
By Rebecca Gibson | 18 August 2020

Tomas Tillberg tells Rebecca Gibson about the luxurious interiors guests can expect to find onboard Albatros Expeditions’ newest expedition ship

Tomas Tillberg discusses the luxurious interiors onboard Albatros Expeditions’ newest expedition ship

Costa Cruises to resume cruising from Italy in September

Costa Cruises to resume cruising from Italy in September
Costa Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | 11 August 2020

Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema will sail to ports in the Mediterranean

Creating a world of underwater discovery

Creating a world of underwater discovery
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 July 2020

Ann Bada-Crema explains to Rebecca Gibson how Launch by Design Inc. helped Carnival Cruise Line to transform spaces for its youngest guests

Ann Bada-Crema explains how Launch by Design helped Carnival Cruise Line transform youth spaces

Swan Hellenic to relaunch with new expedition ship in 2021

Swan Hellenic to relaunch with new expedition ship in 2021
Swan Hellenic
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 July 2020

New consortium purchases British-born cruise line and plans first cruises to Antarctica

Cruise & Maritime Voyages enters administration

Cruise & Maritime Voyages enters administration
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 July 2020

Covid-19 pandemic causes UK-based operator to fall into financial difficulties

Viking Saigon to debut on Mekong River in August 2021

Viking Saigon to debut on Mekong River in August 2021
VIKING
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 July 2020

Viking's newest vessel will sail cruise tours to destinations in Cambodia and Vietnam

Costa neoRomantica to join Celestyal Cruises fleet

Costa neoRomantica to join Celestyal Cruises fleet
COSTA CRUISES
By Rebecca Gibson | 17 July 2020

Vessel will operate itineraries in the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean

Six cruise experts form the Cruise Professional Advisors Alliance

Six cruise experts form the Cruise Professional Advisors Alliance
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 July 2020

Alliance will offer services, advice and resources to companies operating in the global cruise industry

Hurtigruten to sail four British Isles itineraries in September

Hurtigruten to sail four British Isles itineraries in September
Shutterstock
By Rebecca Gibson | 10 July 2020

Norwegian operator to be the first to offer expedition cruises from UK since Covid-19 lockdown in March

Uber partners with Thames Clippers to offer commuter ferry service

Uber partners with Thames Clippers to offer commuter ferry service
Thames Clippers
By Rebecca Gibson | 09 July 2020

Londoners will be able to purchase advance ferry tickets via the Uber app from summer 2020

RCL and NCLH develop new Healthy Sail Panel

RCL and NCLH develop new Healthy Sail Panel
Royal Caribbean Group
By Rebecca Gibson | 08 July 2020

Medical, hospitality and maritime experts to develop new health and safety standards for cruise brands

Oceana to leave the P&O Cruises fleet this July

Oceana to leave the P&O Cruises fleet this July
P&O Cruises
By Rebecca Gibson | 07 July 2020

Brand will now focus on its remaining ships and the delivery of newbuild Iona, which is set for late 2020

Modern sophistication fit for a Princess

Modern sophistication fit for a Princess
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 July 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks Studio DADO executives how they helped Princess Cruises set new design standards onboard Sky Princess, which debuted in October 2019

Studio DADO explain how they helped Princess Cruises set new standards onboard Sky Princess

Chantiers de l’Atlantique lays keel for MSC Cruises’ first LNG ship

Chantiers de l’Atlantique lays keel for MSC Cruises’ first LNG ship
Bernard Biger/Chantiers de l'Atlantique
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 June 2020

French shipyard marks construction milestone for MSC World Europa, which is due for delivery in 2022

Navigating new waters in cruise ship interior design

Navigating new waters in cruise ship interior design
Volume Creative
By Rebecca Gibson | 30 June 2020

Volume Creative tells Rebecca Gibson about how it is using the power of research and art to drive the growth of sustainability in cruise ship interior design

Volume Creative explains how it is using research and art to drive the growth of sustainability

Leading the way to a sustainable future

Leading the way to a sustainable future
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 June 2020

Rebecca Gibson asks what new goals Kitack Lim hopes to achieve during his next four years at the helm of International Maritime Organization

Kitack Lim outlines his goals for the next four years at the International Maritime Organization

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

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