Author: Alex Smith

Alex is a contributing writer for Cruise & Ferry Interiors, Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning and CruiseandFerry.net. He produces daily content for the website and interviews senior executives from the world's leading cruise companies, ports and destinations to write features, reports and other articles related to passenger shipping.

Thinking big: outfitting the world’s largest cruise ship

Thinking big: outfitting the world’s largest cruise ship

Gensler

By Alex Smith | 05 May 2022

MJM Marine’s team worked across 19 venues and seven decks as it helped to outfit Royal Caribbean International’s new Wonder of the Seas

MJM Marine worked across 19 venues to outfit Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas

 

Almaco outfits catering and accommodation areas for Viking Glory

Almaco outfits catering and accommodation areas for Viking Glory

Almaco Group

By Alex Smith | 06 April 2022

Work was carried out successfully despite the health and logistical challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic

North Okinawa Island: An untouched paradise

North Okinawa Island: An untouched paradise
By Alex Smith | 31 March 2022

Home to one of the largest subtropical rainforests and an array of unique flora and fauna, North Okinawa Island provides cruise guests with a chance to explore a pristine natural environment

The Japanese island provides cruise guests with a chance to explore a pristine natural environment

The fragile gems of Okinawa prefecture

The fragile gems of Okinawa prefecture
By Alex Smith | 21 January 2022

Cruise lines can provide guests with the chance to explore two unique destinations by visiting Irimote Island and Northern Okinawa Island in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, both of which have been named on the Unesco World Natural Heritage List

Guests can explore two unique destinations in Irimote Island and Northern Okinawa Island

A slice of France in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles islands

A slice of France in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles islands
By Alex Smith | 14 January 2022

With a distinctive blend of French influences and West Indian culture, Martinique offers a range of unique experiences for cruise guests to discover

Martinique blends French and West Indian influences to offer unique experiences for cruise guests 

A new home in the Mediterranean for cruise ships

A new home in the Mediterranean for cruise ships
By Alex Smith | 24 December 2021

The completion of the Balears Pier at the Port of Tarragona provides a new option for cruise lines looking to explore Catalonia and the wider Mediterranean

The Balears Pier at the Port of Tarragona is a new destination opportunity for cruise lines

Engineering for a sustainable future with selective catalytic reactors

Engineering for a sustainable future with selective catalytic reactors
By Alex Smith | 23 December 2021

A comprehensive engineering project led by TecnoVeritas has ensured that Mystic Cruises’ Vasco de Gama could continue to meet emissions standards for years to come

TecnoVeritas has ensured that Mystic Cruises’ vessel meets emissions standards

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam features interiors from YSA Design

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam features interiors from YSA Design

YSA Design

By Alex Smith | 30 November 2021

Several public areas onboard the new flagship were designed by the Norway-based firm

Iona showcases interior design by Jestico + Whiles

Iona showcases interior design by Jestico + Whiles

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 19 November 2021

The firm designed the Grand Atrium onboard the new P&O Cruises flagship

Almaco delivers crew areas onboard Crystal Endeavor

Almaco delivers crew areas onboard Crystal Endeavor

Almaco

By Alex Smith | 18 October 2021

Almaco installed all 109 crew cabins and crew public areas onsite at MV Werftern Shipyard

Temprotech updates carpet protection film

Temprotech updates carpet protection film
By Alex Smith | 27 July 2021

TPTCarpetFR now include details of the new Black Ensign marine certification

TPTCarpetFR now include details of the new Black Ensign marine certification

Cainby completes project onboard Carnival’s Mardi Gras

Cainby completes project onboard Carnival’s Mardi Gras
By Alex Smith | 26 July 2021

The signage supplier has provided wayfinding signage for Carnival Cruise Line’s flagship Mardi Gras

The signage supplier has provided wayfinding signage for Carnival's flagship

Embarking on a Caribbean journey in the Guadeloupe Islands

Embarking on a Caribbean journey in the Guadeloupe Islands
By Alex Smith | 24 May 2021

Visitors to the Guadeloupe Islands can experience a unique night-time trip up to the summit of ‘The Old Lady’

Visitors can experience a night-time trip up to the summit of ‘The Old Lady’

The Port of Dover: Gateway to the world

The Port of Dover: Gateway to the world
By Alex Smith | 22 April 2021

Visitors to the Port of Dover can explore the history of the local area with trips to some of Britain’s iconic landmarks

Visitors to the British destination can explore history with trips to some of the country’s iconic landmarks

The Port of Vigo: A versatile destination for cruising

The Port of Vigo: A versatile destination for cruising
By Alex Smith | 09 February 2021

The Spanish port offers a versatile option for cruise lines that guests can enjoy safely in a post-pandemic world

The Spanish port offers a versatile option that guests can enjoy safely in a post-pandemic world

Destination highlight: Discovering an ancient Aegean gem

Destination highlight: Discovering an ancient Aegean gem
By Alex Smith | 26 January 2021

Guests to the small island of Bozcaada can explore the traces of its historic past

Guests to the small island of Bozcaada can explore the traces of its historic past

F. Ball and Co. Ltd offers specialist levelling compounds

F. Ball and Co. Ltd offers specialist levelling compounds
By Alex Smith | 20 January 2021

Stopgap 700 Superflex and Stopgap 1200 Pro help maintain the aesthetic appearance of the floor

Stopgap 700 Superflex and Stopgap 1200 Pro help maintain the integrity and appearance of the floor

Building for the future at the Port of Tarragona

Building for the future at the Port of Tarragona
By Alex Smith | 06 January 2021

Work is progressing fast at the Port of Tarragona’s new Balears Wharf, which is expected to be operational by spring 2021

Work is progressing fast on the Balears Wharf, which is expected to be operational by spring 2021

Why Cork is an essential port of call for cruise ships

Why Cork is an essential port of call for cruise ships
By Alex Smith | 22 December 2020

Home to Ireland’s only dedicated cruise berth, Cork Harbour offers a wealth of activities for cruise passengers

The city is Ireland’s only dedicated cruise berth and offers various activities for cruise passengers

Building for the future at the Port of Tarragona

Building for the future at the Port of Tarragona

Port of Tarragona

By Alex Smith | 03 November 2020

Work is progressing fast at the Port of Tarragona’s new Balears Wharf, which is expected to be operational by spring 2021

Work is progressing fast at the new Balears Wharf, which is set to open in spring 2021

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