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.

Seatrade announced that Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, will be the 2018 venue for the largest cruise industry event focusing on the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas – Seatrade Cruise Med 2018.

On the day the UK triggers Article 50 to start its departure from the European Union, David Dingle, chairman of Maritime UK and also chair of Carnival UK, will be hosting Chinese government officials and business leaders aboard Queen Mary 2 in Shanghai for a lunch to showcase the UK’s shipping capabilities.

Around-one-and-a-half-billion dollars was spent on cruise ship refurbishments in 2016, according to new research conducted by Seatrade.

Since January, Cruise Scotland has added four full members – Fort William, Port Ellen, Northern Lighthouse Board (Oban), and Scalloway/Shetland Islands Council – bringing its ports around Scotland to 20.

Guests on selected Europa 2 2017/18 itineraries can keep fit and train alongside three-time Olympic ski champion Maria Höfl-Riesch, reports Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.



Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) in association with Vegan Travel, is planning a special all vegan cruise on board Columbus sailing on September 25, 2017 from the London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury to the Norwegian fjords.

Portsmouth International Port will play a big part in Saga’s cruise schedule for 2018, with a total of 15 visits planned for next year.




Peace Boat is celebrating its 35th anniversary next year and to coincide with this landmark, the company announced its 100th cruise.

In 2018/19, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 1,350-guest Balmoral, will be sailing from Edinburgh (Rosyth) for the first time, operating a total of nine cruises. Itineraries between May and July, include a five-night Norwegian fjords departure, a 14-night Baltic discovery, and a nine-night German Waterways cruise.

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) to enhance internet and entertainment services across its Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) brand’s fleet of 14 ships.


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