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.

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


The merging of design and safety on board cruise ships and how brand values can be incorporated into design concepts will come under the spotlight at specially crafted Marine Interiors panel discussions featured at Seatrade Europe 2019 Cruise and River Cruise Convention, co-located with the new MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM. Both take place September 11-13 in Hamburg.

Held every five to six years, the Rouen Armada celebrations commenced Thursday to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Azamara Journey, Marco Polo and Europa will be joining the line up this year.

After a gap of more than ten years Vladivostock has restored its status as a partial turnaround port for cruise.

Saga marked the keel laying of its second new cruise ship Spirit of Adventure, with a ceremony at Meyer Werft on June 3. The 999-passenger ship will set sail in summer 2020.

Three hundred D-Day veterans are visiting Poole in Dorset Tuesday on Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca as part of an eight day cruise marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Viking Jupiter made a first call to a Norwegian port Thursday when she was welcomed to Stavanger with a traditional plaque exchange on the bridge. Captain Atle Knutsen is very familar to both the city and the region, having both family and friends living there.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral and Braemar recently docked alongside each other in the company’s historic home city of Oslo, Norway.




The Isle of Wight's up-and-coming cruise destination port Cowes Harbour welcomed the maiden call of Hanseatic nature on Monday.

Facing another year of double digit growth in calls and passengers it was not surprising to find representatives from 27 Cruise Norway ports, destinations and attractions in good spirits during their annual visit to London to meet with European cruise lines and media.

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