Mary Bond

Mary Bond

Publisher/Editor in Chief Seatrade Cruise News & Seatrade Cruise Review


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.

Over 12,500 jobs are created in the Baltic region as a result of the cruise industry. More people than ever before are cruising in the Baltic Sea, and that is showing on the positive economic impact in the region.

Pullmantur Cruises created training sessions for 250 Spanish travel agents at which they were invited to go on a sensory trip exploring the British Islands, one of the line’s newest itineraries for summer 2019.

Nightlife Music, Australia’s largest music technology company, has anchored a major deal with Princess Cruises, for the curation of onboard customised soundtracks onboard multiple ships.

The keel laying ceremony of Silver Moon, the second of three new ultra-luxury cruise ships that Fincantieri is building for Silversea Cruises took place Thursday at the Ancona yard.

P&O Cruises and Cunard are the latest cruise lines to stop berthing in Amsterdam following the City Council's decision to levy a new €8 head tax on ocean cruise tourists starting this January.

Following the arrival of MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview in the Seaside class, GE Marine Solutions (GE) has again been selected by MSC Cruises and Fincantieri to provide the marine electric propulsion technology for two new Seaside EVO ships, delivering in 2021 and 2023.

 

V.Group has acquired Global Marine Travel (ISS GMT) from Inchcape Shipping Services. The move combines GMT’s marine travel expertise with V.Group’s own travel management service V.Travel, and merges operations for both businesses.

Fred. Olsen River Cruises is launching its second season of European river cruising in 2019 aboard 156-guest Brabant with a number of offers, including no supplement for singles on selected sailings.

Spyros Almpertis has been promoted to the role of senior director, port operations at Silversea Cruises.

Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise Convention is coming up this year with its 10th edition taking place in Hamburg from September 11-13. Newly launched and co-located with the event is MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM and in partnership with Seatrade Cruise.

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