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.

Fincantieri floats out new Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship

Fincantieri floats out new Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

By Alex Smith | 03 February 2023

Seven Seas Grandeur touched water for the first time in traditional shipbuilding ceremony

Oceania Cruises to name second new vessel Allura

Oceania Cruises to name second new vessel Allura

Oceania Cruises

By Alex Smith | 01 February 2023

The second Allura-class ship is scheduled to make its debut in 2025

Circus company Circa to curate entertainment for Cunard sip

Circus company Circa to curate entertainment for Cunard sip

Cunard

By Alex Smith | 31 January 2023

Circa will have six-week residency onboard Queen Elizabeth as it sails around Australia and New Zealand

Pacific Encounter to undergo three-week dry dock

Pacific Encounter to undergo three-week dry dock

P&O Cruises Australia

By Alex Smith | 30 January 2023

A Twin-Racer waterslide and the P&O Edge Adventure Park will be installed in Singapore

Emerald Cruises adds additional Douro River sailing

Emerald Cruises adds additional Douro River sailing

Emerald Cruises

By Alex Smith | 30 January 2023

The eight-day ‘Seasonal Secrets of the Douro’ itinerary will depart from Porto

MedCruise participates in EU BlueMissionMed Project

MedCruise participates in EU BlueMissionMed Project

MedCruise

By Alex Smith | 30 January 2023

Initiative aims to make Mediterranean Sea more healthy, productive, resilient and valued

American Cruise Lines’ riverboat repositions to US West Coast

American Cruise Lines’ riverboat repositions to US West Coast

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 27 January 2023

American Jazz will offer new California river cruises beginning in February 2023

SH Diana floated out of dry dock at Helsinki Shipyard

SH Diana floated out of dry dock at Helsinki Shipyard

Helsinki Shipyard

By Alex Smith | 27 January 2023

The third ship in Swan Hellenic’s fleet will begin sailing from Palermo, Italy, on 15 April

Holland America Line expanding casino space onboard five ships

Holland America Line expanding casino space onboard five ships

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 20 January 2023

More than 140 slot and video poker machines will be available, along with slot tournaments

Port Saint John to receive 86 calls in 35th cruise season

Port Saint John to receive 86 calls in 35th cruise season

Port Saint John

By Alex Smith | 20 January 2023

The Canadian port city will welcome 200,000 passengers between May and November 2023

Ambassador Cruise Line’s second ship to undergo work at Lloyd Werft

Ambassador Cruise Line’s second ship to undergo work at Lloyd Werft

Ambassador Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 17 January 2023

Ambition will receive environmental upgrades, a new livery and updated furnishings

Galveston Wharves plans for renovations in 2023

Galveston Wharves plans for renovations in 2023

Galveston Wharves

By Alex Smith | 17 January 2023

Port will update Cruise Terminal 25 to accommodate record-breaking passenger numbers

Nidec ASI wins contract for Port of Sète electrification project

Nidec ASI wins contract for Port of Sète electrification project

Port of Sete

By Alex Smith | 13 January 2023

Shore-to-ship power will be available to ships moored at the port by November 2023

First cruise ship arrives at Dammam in Saudi Arabia

First cruise ship arrives at Dammam in Saudi Arabia

Cruise Saudi

By Alex Smith | 13 January 2023

MSC Europa welcomed after efforts of Saudi Red Sea Authority, Cruise Saudi and Saudi Ports Authority

Riverside Luxury Cruises acquires four new ships

Riverside Luxury Cruises acquires four new ships

Riverside Luxury Cruises

By Alex Smith | 10 January 2023

Bach, Ravel, Mahler and Debussy will help line expand to the Rhine, Rhône and Saône rivers

Sembcorp Marine completes third battery-powered ferry for Norled

Sembcorp Marine completes third battery-powered ferry for Norled

Sembcorp Marine

By Alex Smith | 10 January 2023

The new vessel will serve on the Hella-Vagsnes-Dragsvik route along with its two sister ships

MSC Cruises ships set sail on separate world cruises

MSC Cruises ships set sail on separate world cruises

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 09 January 2023

MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica departed from Genoa as they began four-month voyages

Port of Southampton receives 489 cruise calls in 2022

Port of Southampton receives 489 cruise calls in 2022

Associated British Ports

By Alex Smith | 09 January 2023

Eight cruise ships made their first visit to the UK port throughout the year

American Cruise Lines adds Starlink internet onboard fleet

American Cruise Lines adds Starlink internet onboard fleet

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 06 January 2023

A constellation of satellites will provide connectivity to the line’s small and river cruise ships

Gibraltar receives record number of inaugural cruise calls

Gibraltar receives record number of inaugural cruise calls
By Alex Smith | 06 January 2023

Port hosted 20 new visits during 2022, beating the previous best of 19

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