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.


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

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

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