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.

Celebrity Edge's inaugural summer season will be in the Mediterranean in 2019.

Antonius (Tony) Heuer recently stepped down from his position as vp of global cruise sales at Oracle, a position held since 2015 when Oracle acquired Micros Systems, the main shareholder of Fidelio Cruise Software.

Strong design vision and comprehensive project management capabilities will be essential ingredients if the cruise industry is to capitalize on fast-changing passenger demographics, according to ship interior and exterior architect YSA Design which emerged after a 2016 management buy-in at Petter Yran & Bjørn Storbraaten.

John Honeywell, British cruise industry journalist, aka Captain Greybeard, died Sunday after a short illness. He was 69.

Whether its beaches, gastronomy, wines, culture, nature, water sports, history or colourful street markets, the South of France’s Var region has them in abundance.

Marahrens Group, signage manufacturer for the maritime sector, including cruise ships, has opened a branch in Turku, Finland as part of its internationalisation strategy.

Bergen, Norway’s busiest cruise port, has informed cruise lines it is limiting the number of cruise calls per day to four ships and/or 9,000 passengers.

A team of volunteers from a UK-based marine conservation charity sighted a rare North Atlantic right whale during a survey in Canada onboard Saga Sapphire.       

NIT has signed engineering and design turnkey contracts with Meyer Turku for some of the passenger and crew areasfor Costa Smeralda and sister ship - Costa Cruises' pair of LNG-powered newbuilds arriving in 2019 and 2012.

To grow cruising in the Mediterranean requires patience by the ports and destinations currently off the map due to geopolitical issues, Carnival Corp. & plc's Giora Israel told delegates at the 51st MedCruise general assembly, held this week in Toulon.

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