Mary Bond

Mary Bond

Managing director publishing and content at Seatrade


Mary Bond is managing director publishing and content at Seatrade, overseeing the company’s cruise and maritime print and online portfolio as well as playing a leading role in shaping live content at Seatrade’s global cruise events.

The editor of Seatrade Cruise News and Seatrade Cruise Review quarterly, the official magazine at Seatrade cruise events worldwide, since both titles were launched, respectively in 1997 and 2000.

She has worked in the shipping industry for 36 years, first for Lloyd’s Register of Shipping before joining Seatrade’s editorial team in 1985.

She covers global cruise stories, as well as editing and overseeing Seatrade’s extensive team of cruise expert writers and moderates at industry events. She is also on the steering committee of CruiseBritian.

The pace of the LNG revolution in cruising has accelerated over the past three years, according to the latest Seatrade Cruise News Annual Survey of Cruise Ports which was carried out last month.

Pullmantur Cruceros’ Horizon departed from Port Mina Rashid in Dubai on Sunday to undertake the Spanish cruise line's inaugural 'Dubai and Legends of Arabia' itinerary, the company's first winter season in the Middle East.

 

A group of breast cancer survivors from the US, UK and Singapore led by US‐based non‐profit organisation Send Me On Vacation, were invited by Royal Caribbean International’s Asia Pacific office to sail on a three‐night cruise from Singapore to Penang over the weekend, on Voyager of the Seas.

20 plus port and destination representatives from Cruise Canada New England met with UK cruise line executives today in London as part of a trade mission to UK and Germany to further promote cruising in the region.

 

Addressing Cruise Britain’s first formal business event during a trip along London’s River Thames, Carnival UK chairman David Dingle spoke of Britain as a 'leading cruise nation with a very healthy and fast-developing cruise economy.'

Global Ports Holding (GPH) announced that it will sponsor the 2019 Barcelona Half Marathon as the next engagement of its Global Run initiative.

MSC Cruises has revealed details of the two new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows that are being created for MSC Bellissima.

With the official opening of the High Speed Rail (Hong Kong section), Hong Kong is now officially connected to the world’s largest high-speed railway network, opening doors to new opportunities for Asia’s cruise hub.

Seatrade Cruise Global returns to Miami between April 8-11, 2019, with Expo running from April 9-11, 2019 featuring a raft of new dimensions including eight dedicated marketplaces on the show floor each with its own neighborhood of vendors and experiences to connect the right buyers and sellers.

In a speech focusing on opportunities and challenges facing the cruise industry over the coming five years, CLIA Europe chairman David Dingle honed in on the prickly subjects of passenger head tax and custom duties, citing two recent examples where he believes a city, in one instance, and a government in the other, are viewing visiting cruise ships as ‘providers of an easy source of extra income.’

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