Author: Alex Smith

Alex recently began working as a professional writer. He now writes across a range of publications, contributing to both International Cruise and Ferry Review and CruiseandFerry.net.

Second Viking expedition ship floated out in construction milestone

Second Viking expedition ship floated out in construction milestone

Viking

By Alex Smith | 02 August 2021

Viking Polaris is scheduled to debut in summer 2022 with Arctic and Antarctic voyages

Holland America Line takes delivery of Rotterdam

Holland America Line takes delivery of Rotterdam

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 02 August 2021

The 11th ship in the cruise line’s fleet was handed over at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady to sail her maiden voyage

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady to sail her maiden voyage

Virgin Voyages

By Alex Smith | 30 July 2021

The ship will sail six cruises around the UK from Portsmouth

Cruising restarts in Hong Kong with departure of Genting Dream

Cruising restarts in Hong Kong with departure of Genting Dream

Worldwide Cruise Terminals

By Alex Smith | 30 July 2021

The Dream Cruises’ ship will sail three itineraries a week from Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Azamara Quest departs from Glasgow ahead of return to service

Azamara Quest departs from Glasgow ahead of return to service

Azamara

By Alex Smith | 29 July 2021

The ship will sail to Cadiz, Spain, to prepare for five voyages around Greece in August

Stena Line’s Stena Scandica completes her maiden voyage

Stena Line’s Stena Scandica completes her maiden voyage

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 29 July 2021

The ship has 70 per cent more cabins compared to existing vessels on Ventspils - Nynäshamn route

MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Seashore from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Seashore from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 28 July 2021

The ship is the largest cruise vessel ever to be built in Italy

Century Cruises expands into ocean cruising

Century Cruises expands into ocean cruising

Century Cruises

By Alex Smith | 28 July 2021

The Chinese company has acquired Century Harmony, formerly Carnival Fascination

MSC Cruises reports on sustainability efforts during Covid-19

MSC Cruises reports on sustainability efforts during Covid-19

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 27 July 2021

2020 Sustainability Report focuses on steps taken to secure business during global disruption

Princess Cruises and Holland America Line return to service

Princess Cruises and Holland America Line return to service

Princess Cruises

By Alex Smith | 27 July 2021

Majestic Princess and Nieuw Amsterdam have set sail from the Port of Seattle

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

MSC, Fincantieri and Snam partner for first hydrogen-powered cruise ship

MSC, Fincantieri and Snam partner for first hydrogen-powered cruise ship
By Alex Smith | 26 July 2021

The partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for design and construction

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

International Cruise Summit 2021: The present and future of cruising

International Cruise Summit 2021: The present and future of cruising
By Alex Smith | 16 July 2021

17-18 November; Madrid, Spain

The 2021 edition will analyse and overview the unprecedented state of the cruise industry

Starboard Cruise Services designs retail areas onboard Costa Firenze

Starboard Cruise Services designs retail areas onboard Costa Firenze

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 16 July 2021

The Galleria Shops area on the vessel includes 13 stores with Italian-themed collections

SunStone Ships takes delivery of Ocean Explorer

SunStone Ships takes delivery of Ocean Explorer

SunStone Ships

By Alex Smith | 16 July 2021

The second Infinity-class vessel will sail expedition cruises for Vantage Travel

WFSA announces winners of Student Design Competition

WFSA announces winners of Student Design Competition

Worldwide Ferry Safety Association

By Alex Smith | 15 July 2021

Twelve teams from across the world submitted their designs for a 300-passenger ro-pax ferry

Naming ceremony for MSC Virtuosa to take place in Dubai

Naming ceremony for MSC Virtuosa to take place in Dubai

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 15 July 2021

The ship is set to sail a series of seven-night cruises from the city around the Gulf

Fjord1 contracts Norwegian Electric Systems for ferry conversions

Fjord1 contracts Norwegian Electric Systems for ferry conversions

Norwegian Electric Systems

By Alex Smith | 14 July 2021

Three of the operator’s vessels will be converted to operate on battery power

Cruise operations to restart in Costa Rica in September

Cruise operations to restart in Costa Rica in September
By Alex Smith | 13 July 2021

Brands will be required to vaccinate of 100 per cent of crew and 95 per cent of passengers to gain entry

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