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.

Carnival Victory officially renamed as Carnival Radiance

Carnival Victory officially renamed as Carnival Radiance

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 24 September 2021

The ship is in the final stages of a $200 million refit project in Cadiz, Spain

Royal Caribbean Group meets 2020 sustainability targets

Royal Caribbean Group meets 2020 sustainability targets

Royal Caribbean Group

By Alex Smith | 23 September 2021

The company’s 13th annual sustainability report provides update on the company’s efforts

Vikand to provide medical management for Swan Hellenic fleet

Vikand to provide medical management for Swan Hellenic fleet

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 23 September 2021

The public health provider will manage operations across the cruise line’s expedition cruise ships

Britannia P&I report highlights risks of onboard electric vehicle fires

Britannia P&I report highlights risks of onboard electric vehicle fires

Britannia P&I

By Alex Smith | 22 September 2021

Full-scale fire testing was conducted on a Nissan Leaf car to find out how fires can spread

Stena Line and Frederikshavn sign agreement for fossil fuel-free ferries

Stena Line and Frederikshavn sign agreement for fossil fuel-free ferries

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 22 September 2021

Two battery-powered Stena Elektra vessels will be launched on route to Gothenburg by 2030

Cruise operations to resume at Port Tampa Bay in October

Cruise operations to resume at Port Tampa Bay in October

Port Tampa Bay

By Alex Smith | 21 September 2021

Serenade of the Seas will be the first ship to sail from the port on 16 October

AD Ports Group to develop cruise terminal in Jordan

AD Ports Group to develop cruise terminal in Jordan

AD Ports Group

By Alex Smith | 21 September 2021

The group has signed an agreement with the Aqaba Development Corporation for the new facility

Wireless Maritime Services and Fred. Olsen renew agreement

Wireless Maritime Services and Fred. Olsen renew agreement

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 20 September 2021

The communications provider will continue to provide cellular service for the cruise line’s fleet

MJR Power and Automation launches new shore to ship power system

MJR Power and Automation launches new shore to ship power system

MJR Power and Automation

By Alex Smith | 20 September 2021

QuayPower offers a containerised solution that integrates with ports' electrical infrastructure

First hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferry launched by All-American Marine

First hydrogen fuel cell-powered ferry launched by All-American Marine

All American Marine

By Alex Smith | 15 September 2021

The zero-emission, high-speed vessel is being built for Switch Marine

Heineken offers ‘Back to Sailing’ support package for cruise lines

Heineken offers ‘Back to Sailing’ support package for cruise lines

Heineken

By Alex Smith | 15 September 2021

The programme will include health and safety training and shared insights for cruise partners

AIVP and MedCruise create Working Group on cruises and port cities

AIVP and MedCruise create Working Group on cruises and port cities
By Alex Smith | 14 September 2021

The group will share good practices to help coexistence between the industry and destinations

Damen Shipyards completes North America’s first all-electric ferries

Damen Shipyards completes North America’s first all-electric ferries

Damen Shipyards Group

By Alex Smith | 14 September 2021

Amherst Islander II and Wolfe Islander IV will operate on Lake Ontario in Canada

Interferry annual conference to highlight positives after pandemic

Interferry annual conference to highlight positives after pandemic

Interferry

By Alex Smith | 13 September 2021

The event will showcase successful solutions and strategies in response to recent challenges

EST-Floattech launches new battery designs

EST-Floattech launches new battery designs

EST-Floattech

By Alex Smith | 13 September 2021

A new Octopus Series battery management system will be provided alongside the power modules

Cruise operations begin to restart at Le Havre

Cruise operations begin to restart at Le Havre

Tant De MM

By Alex Smith | 10 September 2021

Marella Explorer 2 arrived for her maiden call at the French port

Sea Cloud Spirit officially christened in Palma de Mallorca

Sea Cloud Spirit officially christened in Palma de Mallorca

Sea Cloud Cruises

By Alex Smith | 10 September 2021

The full-rigged ship will enter service with a maiden voyage from Rome

Silversea Cruises confirms 2021-2022 Antarctica season will go ahead

Silversea Cruises confirms 2021-2022 Antarctica season will go ahead

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 09 September 2021

The cruise line has reached an agreement with Chilean authorities to depart from the country’s ports

Morgan Furniture to launch new Lugano lounge and dining collection

Morgan Furniture to launch new Lugano lounge and dining collection

Morgan Furniture

By Alex Smith | 09 September 2021

The collection will be unveiled during the London Design Festival from 18-26 September

Lloyd’s Register and Inmarsat partner for remote survey connectivity

Lloyd’s Register and Inmarsat partner for remote survey connectivity

Lloyd's Register

By Alex Smith | 08 September 2021

A new solution will allow crew members to livestream video, photos and audio with reliable bandwidth

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