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.

Shares in Global Ports Holding(GPH), the world's largest cruise ports operator, fell today after it reported a first half loss.


Sandra Bratland who stepped down as managing director of Cruise Norway after four years in the service of Norwegian cruise ports, starts her new role of marketing manager, cruise at Port of Bergen today.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ expedition vessel, 155-passenger Bremen has become one of the first passenger ships to receive the Polar Code certification which will be mandatory for ships operating in the polar regions from January 2018.


Port of Rijeka Authority welcomed Silver Muse last week, one of 15 calls scheduled to visit in 2017.

Speedcast International Limited, provider of fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, announced that the company has been selected by UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to provide end-to-end communication services for voice and data on board its fleet.

Summer 2017 is providing a number of markers for cruise activity at Port of Reykjavik and nearby Port of Akranes, both owned by Faxaflóahafnir (Faxaports).

Kiel is expecting four cruise ships on Saturday which are scheduled to be in port at the same time, in addition to the Baltic ferries of Color Line, Stena Line and DFDS.

Crystal Symphony’s visit to Dover today marked the first return of Crystal Cruises to the southern UK port since 2015, and future calls are planned.

Filestream, UK-based supplier of electronic document management software (EDMS), announced Carnival UK has selected its EDMS to manage all seafarer employment agreements (SEAs) for crew at Cunard and P&O Cruises.

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