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.

How Ultramar found itself in the right place, at the right time

How Ultramar found itself in the right place, at the right time
By Alex Smith | 13 October 2020

A chance encounter led to the UK’s Wight Shipyard Co securing a historic ferry order from Mexican operator Ultramar, starting what is set to be a prosperous long-term partnership

A chance encounter led to the Wight Shipyard Co securing an order from Mexican operator Ultramar

How lighting technology can enhance guest cabins

How lighting technology can enhance guest cabins
By Alex Smith | 05 October 2020

Light has a significant impact on guests’ well-being, according to lighting manufacturer L&S Italia

Light has a significant impact on guests’ well-being, according to lighting manufacturer L&S Italia

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

How to make high-quality leather products

How to make high-quality leather products
By Alex Smith | 10 July 2020

Elmo Leather’s tanning factory in Sweden ensures that the company continues to deliver products of the highest quality for the cruise industry

Elmo Leather’s tanning factory continues to deliver high quality for the cruise industry

How Austal is delivering evolutionary design

How Austal is delivering evolutionary design
By Alex Smith | 26 June 2020

Australian shipbuilder Austal is improving upon its tested trimaran design with new features onboard Fred. Olsen Express’s Bajamar Express

The shipbuilder is improving upon its trimaran design with Fred Olsen Express’ Bajamar Express

Family-friendly fun with aerial adventures

Family-friendly fun with aerial adventures
Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 15 June 2020

RCI Adventure Products is helping guests to enjoy exciting aerial adventures onboard the world’s biggest cruise ships

Guests are enjoying RCI Adventure Products’ Sky Trail attractions onboard the biggest cruise ships

How Den Breejen Shipyard is delivering shipbuilding satisfaction

How Den Breejen Shipyard is delivering shipbuilding satisfaction
By Alex Smith | 04 June 2020

Den Breejen Shipyard continues to dominate river cruise construction with a busy schedule and an eye for the future

The shipyard continues to dominate river cruise construction with an eye for the future

How Vancouver provides sustainable satisfaction

How Vancouver provides sustainable satisfaction
By Alex Smith | 25 February 2020

Vancouver is the main homeport for ships sailing Alaskan cruises and the port authority continues to invest in a great guest experience and environmental protection

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is investing in the guest experience and environmental protection

Sailing into history at the Port of Castellón

Sailing into history at the Port of Castellón
By Alex Smith | 11 February 2020

A region of contrasts that ranges from unspoilt beaches to dramatic mountain ranges, Castellón offers the chance for a diverse range of shore excursions

Unspoilt beaches and dramatic mountain ranges offer a diverse range of shore excursions

Port of Tarragona is investing in the future

Port of Tarragona is investing in the future
By Alex Smith | 31 December 2019

After a record number of passengers enjoyed the unique sights of the Costa Daurada in 2019, the port is preparing for more

After a record number of passengers enjoyed the Costa Daurada in 2019, the port is preparing for more

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