Mary Bond

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Editor in Chief/Publisher Seatrade Cruise News & Seatrade Cruise Review Mary Bond is Group Director, Seatrade Cruise a division within Informa Markets and responsible for the Seatrade portfolio of global cruise events, print and online cruise publishing. Mary is also publisher and editor-in-chief of Seatrade Cruise News, the leading daily online news service for the global cruise industry and Seatrade Cruise Review quarterly, the official magazine at Seatrade cruise events worldwide. Mary has worked in the shipping industry for 39 years, first for Lloyd’s Register of Shipping before joining Seatrade’s editorial team in 1985. Mary is on the steering committee of CruiseBritian and has edited MedCruise News and MedCruise Yearbook for more than 15 years.

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Deadline looming for entering the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019

This year’s awards will be presented as part of the Seatrade Europe event in Hamburg on September 11.

There are three weeks left to submit entries for the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019. The deadline is July 31.

This year’s awards will be presented as part of the Seatrade Europe event in Hamburg on September 11.

The awards provide businesses with the opportunity to showcase their achievements via the cruise industry’s most respected awards programme. With a varied category selection, it is the chance for all sectors within the industry to tell their story by sharing and celebrating their successes and presenting innovative projects that have contributed to improving the industry and/or customer experience.

Principal sponsors

This year’s joint principal sponsors are TheICEway and Oracle Hospitality.

‘At TheICEway we love innovation, determination and we are passionate this amazing industry. Sponsoring the cruise awards seemed like an obvious choice because we are investing in the determination and passion of others to constantly innovate. These people are the reason that cruise continues to go from strength to strength and there is no better platform than the Seatrade Cruise awards for deserved recognition.’ Ian Richardson, CEO & Co-Founder, TheICEway.

‘Oracle Hospitality Cruise is honored to continue to sponsor the Seatrade Cruise Awards since the program’s inception and help to recognize companies who have truly achieved excellence across the cruise industry,’ noted Ingo Soerensen, AVP, Global Cruise Sales, Oracle Hospitality.

Award Categories including new Interior Design Award

Categories in this year’s awards are:

  • Destination of the Year
  • Port of the Year
  • Marine Interior Design of the Year – NEW!
  • Supplier of the Year
  • Environmental Initiative Awards (sponsored by MedCruise)
  • Marketing Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Cruise Baltic)
  • Innovative Shorex of the Year

Personality categories

  • Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year 2019 (sponsored by V. Ships Leisure)
  • Seatrade Outstanding Achievement Award 2019

More detail regarding the criteria for the award categories can be found at www.seatradecruiseevents.com/awards/categories

To enter the Awards please click here. Deadline for entries is July 31.

Posted 11 July 2019

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