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.

Offering his views on the challenges for Europe’s cruise industry, CLIA Europe chair Kerry Anastassiadis shared observations with Cruise Europe delegates on a range of subjects covering environmental stewardship, safety and security, a shrinking map and the arrival of Chinese tourists.

 

MBNA Thames Clippers is adding two new 170 passenger capacity fast ferry passenger boats this summer to its growing river transport network operating across London.

Stockholm is growing in popularity as a cruise destination. This year the region will be visited by 270 cruise ships carrying a record number of 650,000 passengers.

Norway has become an all-year-round destination for cruise ships, and ports around the country are expecting a record number of calls for 2017.

 

With the strategic objective of increasing international awareness for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises in the UK marketplace and in particular for Europa 2, the luxury cruise line has announced new details of its marketing campaign ‘Time Out’.

 

With more new ships arriving in the German cruise market this year and next, the nation is set to continue to hold the top European source market spot and second in the world.

 

Ex-UK cruise operator, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, has added a fifth ocean-going ship to its fleet having taken delivery of Columbus(most recently ex-Pacific Pearl), earlier this month in Singapore.

German North Sea port of Bremerhaven welcomed Cruise Europe members, cruise lines and media to the port association’s 2017 annual conference today at the Columbus Cruise Center.

Active Latvian ferry port, Ventspils is gearing up to welcome its first cruise ship when Saga Sapphire arrives on July 24, 2017.

Over the past two weeks Thomson Cruises sent a group of six social infleuncers island-hopping around the Caribbean on a mission to meet as many fascinating people who live and work on the islands the cruise line visits.

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