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.

MSC Cruises broke ground on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve on Monday. The Right Honourable Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas joined Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ executive chairman, at the official groundbreaking ceremony along with other Bahamian ministers and government officials.

Celebrity Cruises has appointed Apple Woo as new dedicated head of sales and marketing for the Asia region.

Costa Asia announced the completion of China’s first cruise to the South Pacific Islands.

As of last week, guests can enjoy an array of Starbucks products for the very first time on board a German cruise ship.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is enjoying another bumper start to the New Year, reporting impressive sales volumes and generating more than £1m of cruise revenue in a single day, on January 9, 2017, for the second January in a row.


The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, operated by Worldwide Cruise Terminals (WCT) doubled the number of lines welcomed from nine in 2015 to 18 in 2016.

Rostock Port is expecting further growth of its cruise business this year, having received 192 reservations for the season running between April 27 and October 12, 2017. According to the Rostock Port GmbH, passenger movements are expected to increase slightly from 766,000 in 2016 to more than 800,000.

Cruise Pass, a discount-benefits card tailor-made for independent cruise passengers visiting Norway has extended the number of destinations and suppliers where it can be utilised.

Australian-owned expedition cruise company, Aurora Expeditions, has announced the appointment of Robert Halfpenny as the company’s new ceo.

Cruise and stay operator Imagine Cruising, established in the UK in 2011, has announced a  number of senior appointments and management changes as it continues to develop the business both in the UK and overseas markets.

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