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.

Oceania Cruises launches new Go Local tours

Oceania Cruises launches new Go Local tours
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, August 16, 2019

The immersive excursions aim to provide passengers with a more authentic cruise experience 

Scandlines to install Norsepower’s Rotor Sail on hybrid ferry

Scandlines to install Norsepower’s Rotor Sail on hybrid ferry
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, August 15, 2019

The wind propulsion technology will enable Copenhagen to produce even fewer emissions

Meyer Werft to float out Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore

Meyer Werft to float out Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Ship is expected to leave the building dock on 17 August ready for onboard outfitting

Princess to expand MedallionNet wi-fi to six more ships by 2021

Princess to expand MedallionNet wi-fi to six more ships by 2021
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Brand will also upgrade several ships to work with OceanMedallion technology too

BIMCO and VDR to chair Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels 2019

BIMCO and VDR to chair Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels 2019
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, August 9, 2019

Event will also feature a keynote by Carlo Raucci from the University Maritime Advisory Services

Brodosplit lays keel for Quark Expeditions’ Ultramarine

Brodosplit lays keel for Quark Expeditions’ Ultramarine
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The purpose-built Antarctic exploration ship will join the fleet in late 2020

Windstar Cruises expands itineraries to new destinations in 2020 and 2021

Windstar Cruises expands itineraries to new destinations in 2020 and 2021
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, August 1, 2019

Small-ship cruise line will visit Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Western Caribbean and more

Silversea partners with Lalique to enhance the dining experience

Silversea partners with Lalique to enhance the dining experience
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, August 1, 2019

Glassmakers will craft crystal artworks for La Dame restaurant on Silver Shadow and Silver Moon

Portsmouth International Port begins multimillion-pound berth extension

Portsmouth International Port begins multimillion-pound berth extension
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Longer cruise pier will enable the port to receive around 150,000 cruise passengers each year

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches onboard app with SimpleClick

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches onboard app with SimpleClick
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, July 29, 2019

Guests can access information about the cruise, itinerary, activities and meals with limited connectivity

Seabourn unveils dining experiences for new expedition ships

Seabourn unveils dining experiences for new expedition ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, July 26, 2019

Seabourn Venture and her sister ship will feature The Restaurant designed by Adam D. Tihany

Marseille Fos aims to become first 100% electric port in Mediterranean

Marseille Fos aims to become first 100% electric port in Mediterranean
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, July 25, 2019

French port is extending its shore power network to reduce air emissions

Serco Northlink Ferries uses Ankaa's crew management platform

Serco Northlink Ferries uses Ankaa's crew management platform
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, July 19, 2019

Cloud-based portal provides ferry operator with a simple overview of the crew

Global Ports Holding seeks partners for duty-free operations

Global Ports Holding seeks partners for duty-free operations
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Applicants can submit proposals to manage the ports of Malaga, Zadar, Cagliari and Catania until 1 August

How ship outfitters can plan for success

How ship outfitters can plan for success
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, July 18, 2019

MJM Marine’s Gary Annett speaks with Elly Yates-Roberts about why ship outfitters should strategise to fulfil clients’ interior dreams

MJM Marine’s Gary Annett explains the importance of have a strategy to fulfil clients’ interior dreams

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami hailed a success by attendees

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Miami hailed a success by attendees
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Event welcomed over 2,800 visitors from cruise lines, shipyards, design studios and interior outfitters

Why luxury yachts provide the most elegant way to cruise

Why luxury yachts provide the most elegant way to cruise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Vittorio Garroni from Garroni Design tells Elly Yates-Roberts how a new project will change the luxury cruise market

Vittorio Garroni from Garroni Design tells ICFR how a new project will change the luxury cruise market

AIDA Cruises pursues carbon-neutral cruising

AIDA Cruises pursues carbon-neutral cruising
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Cruise line’s latest sustainability report highlights its successes so far and plans for the future 

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas to offer European summer cruises

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas to offer European summer cruises
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, July 15, 2019

Ship will be revamped before setting sail from Barcelona in May 2020 with new onboard amenities

Windstar Cruises is to sail Down Under in 2020 and 2021

Windstar Cruises is to sail Down Under in 2020 and 2021
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, July 12, 2019

Renovated Star Breeze will carry guests on immersive itineraries to Australia and New Zealand

Inmarsat and Space Norway to improve Arctic connectivity

Inmarsat and Space Norway to improve Arctic connectivity
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The cruise industry will benefit from two new satellite payloads which will launch in 2022

Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen enters service in Norway

Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen enters service in Norway
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The hybrid ship is the first in the cruise industry to be able to operate solely on battery power

MSC Cruises launches new childrens’ entertainment on MSC Grandiosa

MSC Cruises launches new childrens’ entertainment on MSC Grandiosa
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, July 5, 2019

The ship will feature MSC Dance Crew, The Drone Academy and Spy Mission from November 2019

Revitalisation: exclusive cruising for the modern traveller

Revitalisation: exclusive cruising for the modern traveller
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, July 5, 2019

Windstar Cruises’ John Delaney discusses the upcoming ship renovations that are part of the Star Plus Initiative

Windstar Cruises’ John Delaney discusses the upcoming Star Plus ship renovations

Azamara expands pre- and post-voyage land programmes

Azamara expands pre- and post-voyage land programmes
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, July 4, 2019

Cruise line has also rebranded to reflect its dedication to the Destination Immersion brand

Genting Cruise Lines celebrates 25 years

Genting Cruise Lines celebrates 25 years
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Dream Cruises’ World Dream embarks on her inaugural sailing from Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Seabourn offers new entertainment on Alaska itineraries

Seabourn offers new entertainment on Alaska itineraries
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The summer 2019 season features performances produced by Belinda King Creative Productions

Oceania Cruises introduces new Sirena Exotic Collection

Oceania Cruises introduces new Sirena Exotic Collection
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, June 28, 2019

Line will offer new itineraries to Arabia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and The Holy Lands

Wight Shipyard Co completes second export order

Wight Shipyard Co completes second export order
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, June 28, 2019

Shipbuilder has delivered two fast ferries to Mexican ferry operator Ultramar

SeaDream Yacht Club to sail to Israel for the first time in 2021

SeaDream Yacht Club to sail to Israel for the first time in 2021
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, June 27, 2019

The season will feature cruises to several new ports such as Ashdod and Haifa

Saga to throw a royal naming ceremony for Spirit of Discovery

Saga to throw a royal naming ceremony for Spirit of Discovery
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Duchess of Cornwall, the ship’s godmother, will attend the British garden party at the Port of Dover

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and ITM Group create Holistica

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and ITM Group create Holistica
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New destination company will meet the needs of coastal communities, governments and travellers

Knud E. Hansen unveils sail-assisted wind cruise vessel

Knud E. Hansen unveils sail-assisted wind cruise vessel
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Eco-friendly ship aims to offer guests a more intimate experience, docking in smaller, less-visited harbours

Bolidt flooring improves the cruise experience

Bolidt flooring improves the cruise experience
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Innovative materials provide ships with durable, eco-friendly and sound-insulating qualities

Seven Seas Navigator sets sail with all-new interiors

Seven Seas Navigator sets sail with all-new interiors
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, June 24, 2019

Regent Seven Seas Cruises enhances the ship’s public areas and suites during a two-week dry dock

Carnival Corporation moves closer to 2020 sustainability goals

Carnival Corporation moves closer to 2020 sustainability goals
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, June 21, 2019

Firm releases 2018 report outlining its initiatives surrounding environmental protection and more

Princess Cruises to extend Sapphire Princess’s Asia 2020 season

Princess Cruises to extend Sapphire Princess’s Asia 2020 season
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, June 20, 2019

Cruise line will offer a range of new itineraries before repositioning to Australia

Trimline completes extensive refurbishment of Seabourn Odyssey

Trimline completes extensive refurbishment of Seabourn Odyssey
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, June 20, 2019

Modernised ship now features enhanced public areas and passenger suites

Oceania Cruises introduces revamped Sirena

Oceania Cruises introduces revamped Sirena
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ship features unique art collection as part of OceaniaNEXT brand enhancement programme

Meyer Turku begins hull assembly for Carnival’s Mardi Gras

Meyer Turku begins hull assembly for Carnival’s Mardi Gras
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Traditional coin ceremony took place on 18 June to mark the start of construction of the innovative ship

Vard delivers Le Dumont-d’Urville to Ponant

Vard delivers Le Dumont-d’Urville to Ponant
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ship is the fourth Ponant Explorer and will begin sailing the Baltic region in early August 2019

Bolidt to supply flooring for Dream Cruises’ Asian ship

Bolidt to supply flooring for Dream Cruises’ Asian ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, June 17, 2019

The synthetic specialist formalised the contract with King Willem-Alexander in attendance in Rostock

Seabourn unveils new suites for expedition ships

Seabourn unveils new suites for expedition ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, June 13, 2019

Seabourn Venture and sister ship will feature luxury accommodation designed by Adam D. Tihany

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum sets new attendance records

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum sets new attendance records
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, June 13, 2019

Eastern Mediterranean expects cruise growth with Disney Cruise Line and MSC Cruises

Port de Balears: a year-round Spanish resort

Port de Balears: a year-round Spanish resort
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The port is driving the cruise business in the Balearic Islands with a calendar full of activities, excursions and festivities, even in winter

The port is driving cruise business with a year-round calendar of activities, excursions and festivities

Marine Catering Expo announces full agenda and speakers

Marine Catering Expo announces full agenda and speakers
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 31, 2019

Industry experts will discuss sustainability, regulations and designing the perfect galley

Hurtigruten partners with Biokraft to power ships with dead fish

Hurtigruten partners with Biokraft to power ships with dead fish
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 31, 2019

By 2021, six of the cruise operator’s vessels will run on clean electric power, natural gas and biogas

Port of Galveston has the foresight for success

Port of Galveston has the foresight for success
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 30, 2019

Rodger Rees speaks with Elly Yates-Roberts about the Port of Galveston’s achievements and initiatives for further improvements

Rodger Rees speaks about the port's achievements and initiatives for further improvements

Brittany Ferries extends partnership with Portsmouth

Brittany Ferries extends partnership with Portsmouth
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ferry operator will work with the port until 2031, in which time two new ships will homeport there

The key to secure locks on cruise ships and ferries

The key to secure locks on cruise ships and ferries
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Antti Marine is improving safety on passenger ships with its online door-locking system and e-hinges

Antti Marine is improving safety on passenger ships with its online door-locking system and e-hinges