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 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

Marine Catering Expo 2019 with Marine Catering Forum

Marine Catering Expo 2019 with Marine Catering Forum
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 30, 2019

19-20 June 2019; Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida, US

Co-located with the Cruise Ship Interiors Expo, event will showcase the latest restaurant innovations

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

Port Canaveral and Disney Cruise Line extend partnership

Port Canaveral and Disney Cruise Line extend partnership
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

New 20-year agreement will expand operations and homeport two of Disney’s new ships 

Saga’s Spirit of Discovery prepares to undergo sea trials

Saga’s Spirit of Discovery prepares to undergo sea trials
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The ship has been built for the British market and will homeport in Dover

Cunard returns to Alaska with Queen Elizabeth in 2019

Cunard returns to Alaska with Queen Elizabeth in 2019
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, May 27, 2019

The recently refurbished ship will offer 10-, 11- and 12-day roundtrip voyages from Vancouver

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates christening of Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates christening of Carnival Sunrise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 24, 2019

Godmother Kelly Arison uncorked a Romero Britto champagne bottle sculpture at the ceremony 

Oasis of the Seas celebrates 10 years with total modernisation

Oasis of the Seas celebrates 10 years with total modernisation
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 23, 2019

Royal Caribbean ship will receive US$165 million update as part of the Royal Amplified programme

Windstar Cruises launches Alaska cruise season

Windstar Cruises launches Alaska cruise season
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 23, 2019

Guests can enjoy a range of activities, as well as home comforts onboard newly renovated Star Breeze

A destination-focused dining experience

A destination-focused dining experience
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Elly Yates-Roberts asks Dietmar Wertanzl how CMI Leisure helps expedition and small-ship operators to take an artisanal approach to onboard dining

Dietmar Wertanzl discusses CMI Leisure’s artisanal approach to onboard dining on smaller ships

A successful 54th MedCruise General Assembly in Turkey

A successful 54th MedCruise General Assembly in Turkey
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

At Ege Ports Kuşadası attendees explored the industry and region’s latest trends

GVHA welcomes eight-millionth passenger

GVHA welcomes eight-millionth passenger
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Canadian port authority gave the lucky cruiser the chance to see the best of the city

Crystal River Cruises to have youngest fleet in industry in 2020

Crystal River Cruises to have youngest fleet in industry in 2020
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, May 20, 2019

Crystal Mozart to depart for new Genting Cruise Lines ventures, leaving four all-suite, all-balcony newbuilds

SeaDream Yacht Club rises to sustainability challenges

SeaDream Yacht Club rises to sustainability challenges
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 17, 2019

SeaDream Innovation will use waste heat energy converters, shore power, batteries and more

Hurtigruten introduces electric catamarans for Arctic travel

Hurtigruten introduces electric catamarans for Arctic travel
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 17, 2019

Brim Explorer will help create vessels that are designed for gentle travel around the sensitive region

Stena Line meets new sustainability milestones

Stena Line meets new sustainability milestones
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 16, 2019

Battery propulsion and higher rates of female leaders are just some of the achievements

The secret to managing biofouling on ships

The secret to managing biofouling on ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Subsea Global Solutions’ environmentally friendly hull cleaning solutions help vessel operators to reduce fuel consumption, costs and emissions, while complying with new port regulations

Subsea Global Solutions’ green hull cleaning solutions reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Posidonia 2019 to explore shipping future in East Med and Black Sea

Posidonia 2019 to explore shipping future in East Med and Black Sea
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Two-day event will highlight the positive developments impacting sea tourism in the region

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo announces opening keynote session

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo announces opening keynote session
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Architecture and design executives will set the tone for the inaugural two-day event

Silversea to refurbish Silver Shadow as part of Project Invictus

Silversea to refurbish Silver Shadow as part of Project Invictus
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Line will upgrade all suites, corridors, restaurants and many of other onboard spaces

Port of Kiel installs emission-free shore power supply

Port of Kiel installs emission-free shore power supply
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 10, 2019

Facility will power Color Line’s cruise ferries which sail daily between the German city and Oslo, Norway

Trio of chefs to bring local tastes to P&O Cruises’ Iona

Trio of chefs to bring local tastes to P&O Cruises’ Iona
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 10, 2019

José Pizarro, Kjartan Skjelde and Marte Marie Forsberg will create destination-inspired menus

Wismar celebrates first cruise turnaround call

Wismar celebrates first cruise turnaround call
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 9, 2019

Transocean Cruises’ Astor arrived at the Columbus Cruise Center Wismar on 5 May 2019

Cruise Baltic commits to a more sustainable future for shipping

Cruise Baltic commits to a more sustainable future for shipping
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 9, 2019

 All 29 of the association’s member ports signed the pollution reduction manifesto

Schaller Automation is optimising engine safety

Schaller Automation is optimising engine safety
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Firm is improving the operation of its customers’ engines with its new oil mist detection system

Firm is improving the operation of its customers’ engines with its new oil mist detection system

Hanseatic nature sets sail for inaugural cruise

Hanseatic nature sets sail for inaugural cruise
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ ship will officially enter regular service this summer with her first trip to the Arctic

Risposte Turismo to release research at Adriatic Sea Forum

Risposte Turismo to release research at Adriatic Sea Forum
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Report analyses the region's trends in sea tourism and how visitors use ocean transport

Adriatic Sea Forum 2019

Adriatic Sea Forum 2019
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 3, 2019

30-31 May 2019; Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy

Maritime tourism event invites over 200 industry experts including travel agents, shipyards and ports

Expanding maritime safety with new solutions

Expanding maritime safety with new solutions
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 3, 2019

Viking Life-Saving Equipment can now offer new products with a greater global presence and enhanced expertise

Viking Life-Saving Equipment has expanded its global presence and enhanced its expertise

Palumbo Shipyards refits vessels for several operators

Palumbo Shipyards refits vessels for several operators
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, May 3, 2019

The firm is gearing up for more projects after a successful start to the year

Eckerö Line improves vessel safety with ABB technology

Eckerö Line improves vessel safety with ABB technology
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, May 2, 2019

ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision will enable Finlandia to manoeuvre and dock more securely

Why Adonis Rotation Module is ideal for crew planning

Why Adonis Rotation Module is ideal for crew planning
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Adonis Rotation Module is providing passenger ship operators with a new and improved way to plan and oversee crew operations

The tool gives passenger ship operators with a new way to manage crew operations

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova calls in Barcelona for the first time

AIDA Cruises’ AIDAnova calls in Barcelona for the first time
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A plaque exchange took place to celebrate the arrival of the first cruise ship to use LNG at sea and in port

Almaco to exhibit at SMM’s Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Expo

Almaco to exhibit at SMM’s Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Expo
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, April 29, 2019

Multiple exhibitors from the interior design, equipment and technology industries will attend 

Celebrity forms three partnerships ahead of Celebrity Flora launch

Celebrity forms three partnerships ahead of Celebrity Flora launch
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Monday, April 29, 2019

Collaboration aims to enhance line’s commitment to environmental stewardship of the Galapagos Islands

Working Group brings cruising back to the Black Sea

Working Group brings cruising back to the Black Sea
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 26, 2019

Ukraine’s Port of Odessa has scheduled several calls from Phoenix Reisen and other operators this year

Are battery-powered cruise ships a viable option?

Are battery-powered cruise ships a viable option?
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, April 25, 2019

Are batteries only for ferries and small passenger vessels – or can technology provide energy storage solutions suitable for large cruise ships? Corvus Energy might have the answer

Corvus Energy may have the answer to providing energy storage solutions for large vessels

Jalesh Cruises christens India’s first premium cruise ship

Jalesh Cruises christens India’s first premium cruise ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Karnika aims to offer passengers treasures and pleasures, just like her celestial namesake

Vahali Shipyard completes hull construction on Tauck’s Andorinha

Vahali Shipyard completes hull construction on Tauck’s Andorinha
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 19, 2019

Ship has now been transported to Hardinxveld, the Netherlands for its final outfitting

Stena Line floats out Stena Edda at Avic Weihai Shipyard

Stena Line floats out Stena Edda at Avic Weihai Shipyard
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, April 19, 2019

New E-Flexer ferry will sail between Belfast and Liverpool when it enters service in spring 2020