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 countdown has begun to MSC Meraviglia debut with just 99 days to go now until the christening in Le Havre, France on June 3, 2017.



Minas Miliaras is the new vp cruise fleet operations at Carnival Maritime, the marine service unit of the Costa Group based in Hamburg.

MSC Cruises and Yara Marine Technologies, manufacturer of innovative exhaust abatement solutions, announced that MSC Fantasia, the first MSC Cruises ship to be retrofitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems, has received an EU Marine Equipment Directive (MED) certificate from Bureau Veritas after passing the MARPOL test.

Currently under construction at Meyer Werft, Saga Cruises' first newbuild will carry fewer than 1,000 passengers and feature 540 all-balcony cabins.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines confirmed a further appointment in its new strengthened leadership team, with Julian Brackenbury being promoted to hotel operations director, stepping up from his previous role as deputy hotel operations director, reporting into Mike Rodwell, managing director.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is expanding its vegetarian and vegan menus engaging with top chef Michael Hoffmann who has developed an exclusive range of dishes for the luxury ship, inspired by his own vegetarian cuisine.

The keel-laying ceremony for Viking Spirit, the fifth of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, took place Thursday at the Ancona yard.

CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) has added a new selling tool to its Agent Toolbox in partnership with Full Picture, a visual conversation tool.

Victoria Cruises is utilising the recently completed ship elevator on Yangtze River sailings this coming season saving four hours bypassing a five-stage lock system.

Fincantieri has signed a deal with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. for the construction of four new generation cruise ships with an option for additional two, for the Norwegian Cruise Line brand.

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