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.

Oasis of the Seas celebrates 10 years with total modernisation

Oasis of the Seas celebrates 10 years with total modernisation
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 23, 2019

Royal Caribbean ship will receive US$165 million update as part of the Royal Amplified programme

Windstar Cruises launches Alaska cruise season

Windstar Cruises launches Alaska cruise season
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 23, 2019

Guests can enjoy a range of activities, as well as home comforts onboard newly renovated Star Breeze

A destination-focused dining experience

A destination-focused dining experience
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Elly Yates-Roberts asks Dietmar Wertanzl how CMI Leisure helps expedition and small-ship operators to take an artisanal approach to onboard dining

Dietmar Wertanzl discusses CMI Leisure’s artisanal approach to onboard dining on smaller ships

A successful 54th MedCruise General Assembly in Turkey

A successful 54th MedCruise General Assembly in Turkey
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

At Ege Ports Kuşadası attendees explored the industry and region’s latest trends

GVHA welcomes eight-millionth passenger

GVHA welcomes eight-millionth passenger
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Canadian port authority gave the lucky cruiser the chance to see the best of the city

Crystal River Cruises to have youngest fleet in industry in 2020

Crystal River Cruises to have youngest fleet in industry in 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, May 20, 2019

Crystal Mozart to depart for new Genting Cruise Lines ventures, leaving four all-suite, all-balcony newbuilds

SeaDream Yacht Club rises to sustainability challenges

SeaDream Yacht Club rises to sustainability challenges
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 17, 2019

SeaDream Innovation will use waste heat energy converters, shore power, batteries and more

Hurtigruten introduces electric catamarans for Arctic travel

Hurtigruten introduces electric catamarans for Arctic travel
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 17, 2019

Brim Explorer will help create vessels that are designed for gentle travel around the sensitive region

Stena Line meets new sustainability milestones

Stena Line meets new sustainability milestones
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 16, 2019

Battery propulsion and higher rates of female leaders are just some of the achievements

The secret to managing biofouling on ships

The secret to managing biofouling on ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Subsea Global Solutions’ environmentally friendly hull cleaning solutions help vessel operators to reduce fuel consumption, costs and emissions, while complying with new port regulations

Subsea Global Solutions’ green hull cleaning solutions reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Posidonia 2019 to explore shipping future in East Med and Black Sea

Posidonia 2019 to explore shipping future in East Med and Black Sea
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Two-day event will highlight the positive developments impacting sea tourism in the region

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo announces opening keynote session

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo announces opening keynote session
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Architecture and design executives will set the tone for the inaugural two-day event

Silversea to refurbish Silver Shadow as part of Project Invictus

Silversea to refurbish Silver Shadow as part of Project Invictus
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Line will upgrade all suites, corridors, restaurants and many of other onboard spaces

Port of Kiel installs emission-free shore power supply

Port of Kiel installs emission-free shore power supply
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 10, 2019

Facility will power Color Line’s cruise ferries which sail daily between the German city and Oslo, Norway

Trio of chefs to bring local tastes to P&O Cruises’ Iona

Trio of chefs to bring local tastes to P&O Cruises’ Iona
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 10, 2019

José Pizarro, Kjartan Skjelde and Marte Marie Forsberg will create destination-inspired menus

Wismar celebrates first cruise turnaround call

Wismar celebrates first cruise turnaround call
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Transocean Cruises’ Astor arrived at the Columbus Cruise Center Wismar on 5 May 2019

Cruise Baltic commits to a more sustainable future for shipping

Cruise Baltic commits to a more sustainable future for shipping
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 9, 2019

 All 29 of the association’s member ports signed the pollution reduction manifesto

Schaller Automation is optimising engine safety

Schaller Automation is optimising engine safety
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Firm is improving the operation of its customers’ engines with its new oil mist detection system

Firm is improving the operation of its customers’ engines with its new oil mist detection system

Hanseatic nature sets sail for inaugural cruise

Hanseatic nature sets sail for inaugural cruise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ ship will officially enter regular service this summer with her first trip to the Arctic

Risposte Turismo to release research at Adriatic Sea Forum

Risposte Turismo to release research at Adriatic Sea Forum
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Report analyses the region's trends in sea tourism and how visitors use ocean transport

Expanding maritime safety with new solutions

Expanding maritime safety with new solutions
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 3, 2019

Viking Life-Saving Equipment can now offer new products with a greater global presence and enhanced expertise

Viking Life-Saving Equipment has expanded its global presence and enhanced its expertise

Palumbo Shipyards refits vessels for several operators

Palumbo Shipyards refits vessels for several operators
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 3, 2019

The firm is gearing up for more projects after a successful start to the year

Eckerö Line improves vessel safety with ABB technology

Eckerö Line improves vessel safety with ABB technology
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 2, 2019

ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision will enable Finlandia to manoeuvre and dock more securely

Why Adonis Rotation Module is ideal for crew planning

Why Adonis Rotation Module is ideal for crew planning
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Adonis Rotation Module is providing passenger ship operators with a new and improved way to plan and oversee crew operations

The tool gives passenger ship operators with a new way to manage crew operations

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova calls in Barcelona for the first time

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova calls in Barcelona for the first time
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A plaque exchange took place to celebrate the arrival of the first cruise ship to use LNG at sea and in port

Almaco to exhibit at SMM’s Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Expo

Almaco to exhibit at SMM’s Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Expo
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, April 29, 2019

Multiple exhibitors from the interior design, equipment and technology industries will attend 

Celebrity forms three partnerships ahead of Celebrity Flora launch

Celebrity forms three partnerships ahead of Celebrity Flora launch
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, April 29, 2019

Collaboration aims to enhance line’s commitment to environmental stewardship of the Galapagos Islands

Working Group brings cruising back to the Black Sea

Working Group brings cruising back to the Black Sea
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 26, 2019

Ukraine’s Port of Odessa has scheduled several calls from Phoenix Reisen and other operators this year

Are battery-powered cruise ships a viable option?

Are battery-powered cruise ships a viable option?
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, April 25, 2019

Are batteries only for ferries and small passenger vessels – or can technology provide energy storage solutions suitable for large cruise ships? Corvus Energy might have the answer

Corvus Energy may have the answer to providing energy storage solutions for large vessels

Jalesh Cruises christens India’s first premium cruise ship

Jalesh Cruises christens India’s first premium cruise ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Karnika aims to offer passengers treasures and pleasures, just like her celestial namesake

Vahali Shipyard completes hull construction on Tauck’s Andorinha

Vahali Shipyard completes hull construction on Tauck’s Andorinha
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 19, 2019

Ship has now been transported to Hardinxveld, the Netherlands for its final outfitting

Stena Line floats out Stena Edda at Avic Weihai Shipyard

Stena Line floats out Stena Edda at Avic Weihai Shipyard
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 19, 2019

New E-Flexer ferry will sail between Belfast and Liverpool when it enters service in spring 2020

Vasco da Gama joins the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet

Vasco da Gama joins the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ship will begin her maiden voyage on 22 April from Singapore to London, England

ABB to provide power package for Seabourn’s new expedition ships

ABB to provide power package for Seabourn’s new expedition ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Ultra-luxury vessels will feature Azipod units to improve environmental impact and guest comfort

Oceania Cruises introduces plant-based dishes to menu

Oceania Cruises introduces plant-based dishes to menu
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, April 15, 2019

Additions will include desserts, raw juices and smoothies

Mardi Gras to feature first-ever Carnival Excel suites

Mardi Gras to feature first-ever Carnival Excel suites
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 12, 2019

New accommodation will offer guests select amenities and access to resort-style deck, Loft 19

Seatrade Cruise Global: another record high for British ports

Seatrade Cruise Global: another record high for British ports
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, April 11, 2019

As Cruise Britain celebrates its 10th anniversary, the nation is seeing more visitors than ever

ABB to power Lindblad Expeditions’ new polar cruise ship

ABB to power Lindblad Expeditions’ new polar cruise ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Ulstein Verft will build the new vessel which will join sister ship National Geographic Endurance in 2021

Seatrade Cruise Global: Cruise Baltic reports cruise record

Seatrade Cruise Global: Cruise Baltic reports cruise record
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Member ports welcomed record number of guests in 2018 and expect further growth in 2019

Arriva Danmark expands ferry partnership with Damen

Arriva Danmark expands ferry partnership with Damen
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 5, 2019

Shipbuilder will construct seven fully electric ferries for use in Copenhagen, Denmark

Virgin Voyages finalises contract to sail to Cuba

Virgin Voyages finalises contract to sail to Cuba
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 5, 2019

Cruise line’s Shore Things excursion programme aims to provide guests with a range of experiences

YSA Design helps Costa to deliver a taste of Venice to Chinese guests

YSA Design helps Costa to deliver a taste of Venice to Chinese guests
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Norwegian firm creates a feeling of intimacy on luxury ship, Costa Venezia

Windstar Cruises celebrates steel-cutting for ship renovations

Windstar Cruises celebrates steel-cutting for ship renovations
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Project is part of the line’s US$250 Million Star Plus Initiative to extend half of the vessels in its fleet

What’s new for the Port of Le Havre in 2019?

What’s new for the Port of Le Havre in 2019?
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Improvements include infrastructure enhancements and new shore excursions and events

Holland America Line adds seven new cocktails to menu

Holland America Line adds seven new cocktails to menu
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Dale DeGroff developed the list to showcase the line’s commitment to food and beverage trends

Almaco to transform SuperStar Virgo into Explorer Dream

Almaco to transform SuperStar Virgo into Explorer Dream
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Refurbishment will refresh all cabins and build a new VIP galley on deck 10 

Rauma Marine to build new shuttle ferry for Tallink

Rauma Marine to build new shuttle ferry for Tallink
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, March 29, 2019

LNG ship will sail between Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia when it enters service in 2022

Meyer Werft and Saga Cruises celebrate steel-cutting of new ship

Meyer Werft and Saga Cruises celebrate steel-cutting of new ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, March 29, 2019

Construction has officially begun on Spirit of Adventure which will enter service in 2020

Costa Cruises returns to Genoa with Costa Fortuna

Costa Cruises returns to Genoa with Costa Fortuna
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Cruise line will make 40 ports of call at the Italian city in 2019 alone, boosting local tourism 

ABB to power first home-grown Chinese cruise ship

ABB to power first home-grown Chinese cruise ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Technology firm will provide the new vessel with Azipod steerable propulsion systems