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.

Sapphire Princess is en route to Singapore from Southampton after the completion of her inaugural homeporting season in Europe this summer.

The cruise industry generated €10.4bn for the UK economy in 2017, representing around 22% of cruising's total output across Europe, according to a report conducted by the Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) on behalf of Cruise Lines International Association.

The new owner of Oriana is a joint venture company between China Travel Service (CTS) and China Ocean Shipping Group Company (Cosco), which recently purchased the 1995-built vessel from P&O Cruises.

Ponant’s highly advanced, pioneering luxury icebreaker, Le Commandant Charcot, due to enter service in 2021 will be powered by technology group Wärtsilä’s 31DF dual-fuel engine, which emphasises outstanding efficiency, extremely economical fuel consumption, and minimal emissions.

MedCruise launched a Working Group to promote cruising in the Black Sea at a meeting in Odessa today.

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri signed a memorandum of agreement to build four 500-cabin, ultra-luxury ships for a total value in excess of €2bn.

Silversea’s guests will be able to take advantage of a selection of Silversea’s air travel promotions departing from Dublin Airport.





Three vice ministers from China's National Customs, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of National Culture & Tourism will address this year's Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific taking place next week in Baoshan, Shanghai between October 23-25. In addition, Lei Fan Pei, president of CSSC is among keynote speakers as well as Madam Wong Hong secretary general of the CPC Baoshan District of Shanghai Municipal Committee.

On the heels of a record-setting 2017-2018 cruise season, Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis the Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris in conjunction with Minister of Tourism The Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant met with top executives from Carnival Corporation & plc to discuss further development of the partnership between the destination and the cruise line.







The number of cruise passengers visiting Ports of Stockholm - located in Stockholm, Kapellskär and Nynäshamn - is continually rising, and has set a new record again this year.

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