Mary Bond

Mary Bond

Publisher/Editor in Chief Seatrade Cruise News & Seatrade Cruise Review

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.

MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean and adjoining seas Cruise Ports, and Seatrade Cruise signed yesterday a renewal of their marketing and promotional services contract in London.

Jalesh Cruises, a start-up catering to the Indian domestic as well as international source markets, took delivery of its first ship, Karnika, the former Pacific Jewel from P&O Australia, on Tuesday in Singapore.

Around 50 delegates gathered recently for a cruise business seminar in Southampton led by the city council.

The issue of sound control on ships is more relevant than ever, as the importance of climate and environmental protection continues to rise, noted Stefan Lukossek, area sales manager at Getzner Werkstoffe, specialist in the field of vibration isolation and protection.

Princess Cruises is introducing French restaurant La Mer by three-Michelin star chef Emmanuel Renaut on Sky Princess arriving later this year. Renaut introduced Le Mer on Majesty Princess when it debuted in April 2017.

Turku-based interior turnkey company I.S. Makinen specialising in building and refurbishing cruise ships’ cabins and public areas is strengthening its collaborative relationship with Finnish marketing agency Saapunki Marketing to support its sustainability development program.



In a Carnival 'royal' rendezvous marking the end of her Singapore homeporting season, Sapphire Princess berthed alongside Queen Mary 2 at Marina Bay Cruise Centre on Sunday.

Genting Cruise Lines has launched its first regional Cruise Voluntourism campaign in Asia through Dream Cruises as part of the group’s year-long 25th anniversary celebration.

Carnival Corporation & plc released the results of an independent, two-year scientific wash-water study that shows the company’s Advanced Air Quality Systems or exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) are ‘a safe and effective means for compliance with IMO’s 2020 requirements’, which include regulations for cleaner air emissions and strict wash-water quality standards.


MedCruise announced the launch of a new working group to promote cruising in North Africa, as well as developing itineraries in the region.

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