Author: Elly Yates-Roberts

Elly is a journalist for CruiseandFerry.net, where she reports on the latest news from the world’s leading cruise and ferry lines, ports, destinations and industry suppliers.

Wightlink will bid farewell to St Cecilia in January 2019

Wightlink will bid farewell to St Cecilia in January 2019
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ferry will reposition to Sardinia and join sister ships in Italian ferry company Delcomar’s fleet

Quark Expeditions launches six new itineraries for 2020

Quark Expeditions launches six new itineraries for 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Voyages will include popular Arctic and Sub Arctic islands and remote regions such as the Russian Arctic

UK cruise industry growing despite Brexit, says CLIA

UK cruise industry growing despite Brexit, says CLIA
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

British Government and Association of British Travel Agents have also reassured passengers 

Rauma Marine Constructions to build new Kvarken Link ferry

Rauma Marine Constructions to build new Kvarken Link ferry
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Car and passenger vessel will operate between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden from 2021

Work begins on London’s Royal Wharf Pier designed by Nex—

Work begins on London’s Royal Wharf Pier designed by Nex—
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, January 11, 2019

New riverboat terminal is part of Royal Wharf regeneration project in London’s Royal Docks

Naval Dome introduces dashboard to manage cybersecurity

Naval Dome introduces dashboard to manage cybersecurity
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, January 11, 2019

The solution will allow onboard and shoreside staff to monitor fleet-wide system data, even when offline

Oceania Cruises orders two new Allura-Class ships

Oceania Cruises orders two new Allura-Class ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The €575 million, 1,200-passenger vessels will be delivered in 2022 and 2025 by Fincantieri

Worldwide Ferry Safety Conference to take place in February

Worldwide Ferry Safety Conference to take place in February
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Convention aims to explore how technology and digitalisation can improve ferry safety and efficiency

Dream Cruises enhances ‘The Palace’ specifically for Asian market

Dream Cruises enhances ‘The Palace’ specifically for Asian market
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, January 4, 2019

Genting Dream and World Dream will feature all-inclusive luxury experience with five-star Asian food

Hurtigruten announces captain of Roald Amundsen

Hurtigruten announces captain of Roald Amundsen
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, January 3, 2019

Captain of 37 years Kai Albrigtsen will command the world’s first hybrid cruise ship from 2019

Carnival Corporation to launch four new ships in 2019

Carnival Corporation to launch four new ships in 2019
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 31, 2018

Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises will welcome the vessels 

Oasis of the Seas to make New York debut in 2020-2021

Oasis of the Seas to make New York debut in 2020-2021
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 24, 2018

Royal Caribbean International’s fleet will travel to Canada, the UK and more

Almaco refurbishes accommodation on Crystal Serenity

Almaco refurbishes accommodation on Crystal Serenity
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, December 21, 2018

Larger rooms and decreased guest count provides more exclusive onboard experience

WFSA selects 2019 ferry design competition winners

WFSA selects 2019 ferry design competition winners
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, December 21, 2018

Contestants were tasked with designing a passenger ferry for the Pasig River in Manila

Annual growth forecasted for Newfoundland and Labrador ports

Annual growth forecasted for Newfoundland and Labrador ports
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, December 20, 2018

Following a solid 2018, projections indicate a record-breaking 2019 season

Almaco to build accommodation and more on Viking Line’s new ship

Almaco to build accommodation and more on Viking Line’s new ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, December 14, 2018

Climate-smart newbuild will also use Almaco’s Galley Energy Management system

Carnival Cruise Line to launch first-ever roller coaster at sea

Carnival Cruise Line to launch first-ever roller coaster at sea
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, December 14, 2018

The Bolt attraction will feature on new ship Mardi Gras when it debuts in 2020

AIDAnova to start inaugural season in Canary Islands

AIDAnova to start inaugural season in Canary Islands
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, December 13, 2018

AIDA Cruises’ ship is the first to be powered by clean fossil fuel, LNG, at sea and in port

Why Royal Caribbean chose lighting from Elation Professional

Why Royal Caribbean chose lighting from Elation Professional
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, December 13, 2018

LED systems help save energy and enhance entertainment on Symphony of the Seas 

Helsinki City Transport trials remotely operated ferry

Helsinki City Transport trials remotely operated ferry
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ABB technology enables exploration of autonomous shipping to enhance marine safety

Incat Crowther designs double-ended ro-pax ferry

Incat Crowther designs double-ended ro-pax ferry
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sealink Travel Group will operate the vessel to Bruny Island in Tasmania

Costa Venezia to be christened in Trieste next March

Costa Venezia to be christened in Trieste next March
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 10, 2018

The vessel is designed for the Chinese market offering guests a taste of Italian culture 

Starboard launches new shopping experience on Celebrity Edge

Starboard launches new shopping experience on Celebrity Edge
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, December 7, 2018

New ship offers designer brands and custom-made products for guests

MAN Cryo develops first liquefied hydrogen fuel system for ships

MAN Cryo develops first liquefied hydrogen fuel system for ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, December 6, 2018

The cleaner fuel system has been designed in collaboration with Fjord1 and Multi Maritime 

Carnival Corporation to operate Santa Cruz de Tenerife port

Carnival Corporation to operate Santa Cruz de Tenerife port
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, December 6, 2018

Seven of company’s cruise brands expect to bring over 300,000 passengers to the port in 2018

Hurtigruten to sail in Alaska for first time in 2020

Hurtigruten to sail in Alaska for first time in 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The expanded expedition programme will be offered by the new hybrid-powered Roald Amundsen

GVHA to extend dolphins at Ogden Point Cruise Terminal

GVHA to extend dolphins at Ogden Point Cruise Terminal
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The project will enable the port to host larger ships and aims to support tourism in Vancouver 

MSC Bellissima to offer passengers a range of new experiences

MSC Bellissima to offer passengers a range of new experiences
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 3, 2018

MSC Cruises’ ship will feature AI cruise assistant, Cirque du Soleil shows and more

Ponant chooses Global Eagle for onboard entertainment systems

Ponant chooses Global Eagle for onboard entertainment systems
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 3, 2018

Media company will provide technology to the existing fleet and six new ships

AD Associates completes refurbishment of Crystal Serenity

AD Associates completes refurbishment of Crystal Serenity
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, December 3, 2018

Upgrade of Crystal Cruises’ luxury cruise ship will refresh many of the public spaces

Stena Line’s Irish Sea E-Flexer ships now under construction

Stena Line’s Irish Sea E-Flexer ships now under construction
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 30, 2018

All the ships are set to enter service in 2020 and 2021 after being built by AVIC Wehai in China

Port of Halifax has record-breaking cruise season

Port of Halifax has record-breaking cruise season
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 30, 2018

2018 passenger numbers surpassed those of 2017, previously the port’s busiest season

Hurtigruten’s Fram to undergo first refurbishment since 2007 launch

Hurtigruten’s Fram to undergo first refurbishment since 2007 launch
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, November 29, 2018

The expedition ship will also be retrofitted with environmentally friendly engines

Havila Kystruten names its four new environmentally friendly ships

Havila Kystruten names its four new environmentally friendly ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Norwegian coastal operator will sail its new vessels between Bergen and Kirkenes from 2021

Regal Princess to embark on largest Australia season in 2020

Regal Princess to embark on largest Australia season in 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Princess Cruises will to increase capacity in the country by 40% compared to the 2018-2019 season

BC Ferries reveals indigenous artwork on Northern Sea Wolf

BC Ferries reveals indigenous artwork on Northern Sea Wolf
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The designs will be displayed on the interior and exterior of the vessel

Havre-Saint-Pierre has record-breaking season

Havre-Saint-Pierre has record-breaking season
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 23, 2018

Canadian port welcomed almost 6,000 passengers and expects numbers to grow in 2019

Viking Life-Saving Equipment’s LifeCraft passes extreme test at sea

Viking Life-Saving Equipment’s LifeCraft passes extreme test at sea
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 23, 2018

The vessel is on its way to commercial use following a full-scale heavy weather sea trial

AD Associates designs interiors for Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Adventure

AD Associates designs interiors for Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Adventure
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, November 22, 2018

The newbuild will offer Nepalese and Italian eateries, cabin-style accommodation  and a café/cocktail bar

Brittany Ferries launches new logo to reflect the service’s experience

Brittany Ferries launches new logo to reflect the service’s experience
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, November 22, 2018

The new design comes as part of multi-million euro investment to future-proof the company

Carnival reveals inaugural voyages for Carnival Radiance

Carnival reveals inaugural voyages for Carnival Radiance
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, November 19, 2018

Renovated ship will debut in 2020 after US$200 million dry dock in Spain

Windstar Cruises to renovate and extend Star Class ships

Windstar Cruises to renovate and extend Star Class ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 16, 2018

The US$250 million Star Plus initiative will impact all aspects of the onboard experience

Holland America Line introduces new Club Orange programme

Holland America Line introduces new Club Orange programme
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 16, 2018

The initiative gives guests exclusive benefits and dining, a dedicated concierge and priority access

ForSea completes all-electric ferry conversions to reduce emissions

ForSea completes all-electric ferry conversions to reduce emissions
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, November 15, 2018

The diesel engines on Tycho Brahe and Aurora have been replaced with batteries

Metal Shark completes new ferries for New Orleans RTA

Metal Shark completes new ferries for New Orleans RTA
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The high-speed aluminum catamarans will replace the decades-old ferries currently in use

American Queen Steamboat Co. acquires Victory Cruise Lines

American Queen Steamboat Co. acquires Victory Cruise Lines
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SunStone Ships hands over two identical 5,000-ton, 300-foot-long, 202-passenger cruise ships

Newly refurbished Norwegian Jewel to debut in Sydney

Newly refurbished Norwegian Jewel to debut in Sydney
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, November 12, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line completes most extensive 2018 enhancement

Hurtigruten to carry out major refit on Richard With

Hurtigruten to carry out major refit on Richard With
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 9, 2018

Founder’s namesake to become one of the most environmentally friendly cruise ships