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.

Yacht cruise line Variety Cruises has joined CLIA, as it looks to develop and build relationships with travel agents across the UK.

Supanee Bencharit, who sadly passed away this week, was a leading figure in the development of cruise tourism in Thailand and across Asia.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours announced the first sailing date for Scenic Eclipse has been amended for a second time to April 13, 2019.

René Kouwenberg, managing director at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam is stepping down on January 1. His successor is Dick de Graaff, currently the terminal’s commercial director.

CLIA has announced that next year it will run its biggest ever river cruise roadshow for members, visiting six cities over a two-week period in March 2019.

Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to negotiate a long-term concession for cruise port operations for Antigua, including St. John’s cruise port where most of the passenger traffic is concentrated.

Genting Cruise Lines is teaming up with Sony Pictures to deliver the first Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse-themed experience at sea, featuring lead characters from the new superhero film which will be released next month.


SIX Payment Services launched Saferpay an e-commerce solution for the cruise and ferry sectors.

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have developed a collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation to drive the emerging cruise tourism in Malaysia.




Fincantieri and Shanghai’s Boashan district government have signed an agreement to create a hub dedicated to the development of cruise shipbuilding, as well as the broader maritime sector.

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