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.

The future of cruising: harnessing LNG power for large vessels

The future of cruising: harnessing LNG power for large vessels
By Alex Smith | 29 September 2022

CFR asked MSC Cruises executives about the design for MSC Cruises’ new flagship, MSC World Europa, while touring the vessel at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard

CFR asked MSC Cruises executives about the design for MSC World Europa while touring the ship

Seatrade Cruise Med: Making a comeback

Seatrade Cruise Med: Making a comeback
By Alex Smith | 22 September 2022

Alex Smith reports from Malaga, Spain, from the 2022 edition of Seatrade Cruise Med

How MJM Marine is enhancing success for Virgin Voyages

How MJM Marine is enhancing success for Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages

By Alex Smith | 26 July 2022

MJM Marine’s projects onboard Virgin Voyage’s first two cruise ships have involved outfitting 1,330 cabins and installing over 2,600 framed artworks on each vessel

Projects onboard the line’s first two ships have installed over 2,600 artworks on each vessel

Designing a new way of experiencing river cruising

Designing a new way of experiencing river cruising
By Alex Smith | 20 July 2022

Transcend Cruises and Tillberg Design of Sweden are working together to design river cruise ships aimed at creating the best experience for groups

Transcend Cruises and Tillberg Design of Sweden are designing river cruise ships for group travel

MSC World Europa: Cruising for the future

MSC World Europa: Cruising for the future
By Alex Smith | 08 July 2022

CFR’s Alex Smith reports back from a tour of MSC Cruises’ newest ship at Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Interior view: Emerald Cruises’ Emerald Azzurra

Interior view: Emerald Cruises’ Emerald Azzurra
By Alex Smith | 14 June 2022

Emerald Cruises’ first ocean-going superyacht offers a luxurious environment for voyages to the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Middle East

The cruise line’s first ocean-going superyacht offers a luxurious environment for voyages

Finding a slice of France in the Caribbean

Finding a slice of France in the Caribbean

Martinique Tourism Board

By Alex Smith | 07 June 2022

From enjoying Creole cuisine in Fort-de-France to exploring the ruins of Saint-Pierre, Martinique offers shore excursions that will appeal to all cruise guests

The island of Martinique offers shore excursions that will appeal to all cruise guests

Supporting a robust recovery for passenger shipping

Supporting a robust recovery for passenger shipping

Chris Lewis

By Alex Smith | 27 May 2022

International Registries is supporting the RMI Maritime Registry as it helps shipowners and cruise lines to return to service after the Covid-19 pandemic

International Registries is supporting the RMI Maritime Registry during the return to service

Engineering environmental responsibility for cruise lines

Engineering environmental responsibility for cruise lines
By Alex Smith | 26 May 2022

TecnoVeritas is working with Mystic Cruises to ensure that its expedition vessels are compliant with the IMO’s latest environmental regulations

TecnoVeritas is working with Mystic Cruises to ensure its fleet meets IMO regulations

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

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