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.

A second edition of a training program for shipboard purser, accounting and administration positions developed by a major US university and a seasoned maritime group is scheduled for August 2018.

New for 2018, Danish port of Skagen has added canoeing and horseback riding tours due to increasing demand from passengers seeking active shorex options.

Meyer Turku awarded ALMACO Group the contract to supply galley equipment to Costa Cruises’ first LNG-powered cruise vessels.

SpecTec, provider of maritime asset management software solutions, has launched a business unit dedicated to the cruise industry. It’s flagship product AMOS is widely utilized by many of the largest operators.

Fred Olsen’s four ocean ships - Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be reuniting once again, this time in Funchal, Madeira on April 4, 2020.

Safety solutions provider Survitec will be demonstrating its evacuation Super Slide at Seatrade Cruise Global taking place in Fort Lauderdale, a US first for the company.

Voyages to Antiquity’s 350-passenger Aegean Odyssey is adding six new countries – Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Poland and Germany – together with 17 new ports of call including Stockholm (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland) and Tromso (Norway) in the vessel’s 2019 European sailings.

MSC Cruises’ global winter 2019/2020 program features 17 ships including two new entrants, longer sailings in the Med, an exclusive private island in the Bahamas and a second world cruise.


11 cruise ports of Northern Norway and Svalbard are projecting pronounced growth this year of 20% in calls and 14% in passengers, compared to 2017.

Carnival Cruise Line’s in-house entertainment team has partnered with creative directors from Broadway, Los Angeles and London’s West End to deliver three brand new shows on Carnival Horizon, set to debut in Europe in early April.

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