Author: Alex Smith

Alex recently began working as a professional writer. He now writes across a range of publications, contributing to both International Cruise and Ferry Review and CruiseandFerry.net.

MSC Cruises outlines company’s health and safety protocols

MSC Cruises outlines company’s health and safety protocols
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 04 August 2020

New measures have been designed to protect the health of guests following the resumption of sailing

UnCruise Adventures resumes sailing in Alaska

UnCruise Adventures resumes sailing in Alaska
UnCruise Adventures
By Alex Smith | 04 August 2020

Small-ship cruise line’s first sailing departs from Juneau with 37 passengers

Holland America Line changes name of newbuild to Rotterdam

Holland America Line changes name of newbuild to Rotterdam
Holland America Line
By Alex Smith | 03 August 2020

The vessel will now be designated the cruise line’s new flagship upon delivery on 30 July 2021

MSC Cruises and Palumbo Group to operate Palumbo Malta shipyard

MSC Cruises and Palumbo Group to operate Palumbo Malta shipyard
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 31 July 2020

Joint venture will see shipyard receive upgrades and intensify its specialism in cruise shipping

Crystal Cruises celebrates 30th anniversary

Crystal Cruises celebrates 30th anniversary
Crystal Cruises
By Alex Smith | 29 July 2020

First vessel, Crystal Harmony, set sail on inaugural cruise in July 1990

Dream Cruises launches Flexi-Feast dining concept

Dream Cruises launches Flexi-Feast dining concept
Dream Cruises
By Alex Smith | 29 July 2020

Guests will be able to redeem vouchers for set meals on a flexible schedule

Saga’s Spirit of Adventure floated out at Meyer Werft

Saga’s Spirit of Adventure floated out at Meyer Werft
Saga
By Alex Smith | 28 July 2020

The cruise line’s second purpose-built boutique ship is scheduled for delivery in the autumn

Viking Star to sail world cruise in 2021-2022

Viking Star to sail world cruise in 2021-2022
Viking
By Alex Smith | 27 July 2020

136-day itinerary will visit 27 countries and 56 ports, including overnights in 11 cities

Carnival Cruise Line updates plan for fleet

Carnival Cruise Line updates plan for fleet
Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 27 July 2020

Second LNG Excel-class ship confirmed for 2022, while two Fantasy-class ships have been sold

Seatrade Cruise launches Seatrade Cruise Talks

Seatrade Cruise launches Seatrade Cruise Talks
Unsplash/Dylan Ferreira
By Alex Smith | 24 July 2020

A virtual series of discussions will share insights into the issues impacting the cruise industry

Crystal Cruises introduces Crystal Clean+ protocols

Crystal Cruises introduces Crystal Clean+ protocols
Crystal Cruises
By Alex Smith | 24 July 2020

Safety measures will be implemented onboard the cruise line's ocean ships when they begin sailing

AmaWaterways resumes operations in Europe

AmaWaterways resumes operations in Europe
AmaWaterways
By Alex Smith | 23 July 2020

AmaKristina will sail a series of cruises in Germany with local guests

Stronger together: Estonian Marine Initiative

Stronger together: Estonian Marine Initiative
By Alex Smith | 23 July 2020

Estonian Marine Initiative brings together eight companies who provide all the services passenger ship operators need to design, outfit and refurbish their vessels to the highest standard

The initiative is bringing together eight companies from across Estonia’s supply chain

IGGS Group to host Euro-American Shipping Forum

IGGS Group to host Euro-American Shipping Forum
IGGS Group
By Alex Smith | 22 July 2020

The online event for European and North American shipowners will take place from 15-16 September

Mardi Gras construction progresses at Meyer Turku

Mardi Gras construction progresses at Meyer Turku
Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 21 July 2020

Carnival Cruise Line ship is scheduled for delivery from Finnish shipyard in February 2021

How Celebrity Cruises is planning a revolution

How Celebrity Cruises is planning a revolution
By Alex Smith | 21 July 2020

Stephen Fryers tells Alex Smith how the Celebrity Revolution project is bringing the innovative design concepts of the Edge-class to the rest of the Celebrity Cruises fleet

Stephen Fryers discusses the innovations coming to the fleet with the Celebrity Revolution project

The Euro-American Shipping Forum Online

The Euro-American Shipping Forum Online
By Alex Smith | 21 July 2020

15-16 September; virtual event

The networking platform will bring together the maritime communities of Europe and North America

Red Funnel receives DNV-GL Covid-19 Statement of Compliance

Red Funnel receives DNV-GL Covid-19 Statement of Compliance
Jake Sugden Photography
By Alex Smith | 20 July 2020

Company becomes the first domestic ferry operator to obtain the certification

CGN refits Valais with Hull Vane and bulbous bow

CGN refits Valais with Hull Vane and bulbous bow
CGN
By Alex Smith | 17 July 2020

Devices will reduce fuel consumption and emissions from 30-metre ferry

Four ships to leave Holland America Line fleet in 2020

Four ships to leave Holland America Line fleet in 2020
Holland America Line
By Alex Smith | 16 July 2020

Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam have been sold to new owners

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