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.

MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa

MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa
By Alex Smith | Monday, November 11, 2019

New cruise ship was officially named at ceremony in Hamburg

Hurtigruten christens Roald Amundsen in Antarctica

Hurtigruten christens Roald Amundsen in Antarctica
By Alex Smith | Monday, November 11, 2019

World’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship makes history with naming ceremony

Costa Cruises floats out new Costa Firenze in Italy

Costa Cruises floats out new Costa Firenze in Italy
By Alex Smith | Friday, November 8, 2019

Ship is scheduled for delivery from Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard on 30 September 2020

New Fred. Olsen trimarans to feature Clase Oro VIP lounge

New Fred. Olsen trimarans to feature Clase Oro VIP lounge
By Alex Smith | Thursday, November 7, 2019

Bajamar Express and Bañaderos Express are currently under construction at Austal’s shipyard

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to invest in Alaskan cruise market

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to invest in Alaskan cruise market
By Alex Smith | Thursday, November 7, 2019

Cruise company enters into berthing agreement with Ward Cove and acquires waterfront in Juneau

ExxonMobil to supply engine and stabiliser oils for Color Hybrid

ExxonMobil to supply engine and stabiliser oils for Color Hybrid
By Alex Smith | Wednesday, November 6, 2019

MobilGard ADL 40 engine oil will enhance engine cleanliness and reduce oil consumption

Odessa welcomes first international cruise ship in two years

Odessa welcomes first international cruise ship in two years
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Amera’s arrival marks the start of foreign cruise lines returning to Ukraine and the Black Sea

MSC Grandiosa completes pre-inaugural cruise in France

MSC Grandiosa completes pre-inaugural cruise in France
By Alex Smith | Monday, November 4, 2019

Alex Smith joined MSC Cruises to celebrate the delivery of MSC Grandiosa and join her pre-inaugural cruise from Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s shipyard to Le Havre, France

The 182,000gt Meraviglia-Plus class vessel is largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet

Carnival Cruise Line to increase capacity in Alaska

Carnival Cruise Line to increase capacity in Alaska
By Alex Smith | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Carnival Freedom will sail week-long ‘Glacier Route’ voyages from Seattle in 2021

Norwegian Spirit to undergo major refit in late 2019

Norwegian Spirit to undergo major refit in late 2019
By Alex Smith | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Norwegian Cruise Line ship will feature 14 new venues, additional staterooms and an expanded spa

Cruise industry contributes AU$ 5.2 billion to Australian economy

Cruise industry contributes AU$ 5.2 billion to Australian economy
By Alex Smith | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New CLIA and ACA report shows that the sector grew in the 2018-2019 financial year

Dream Cruises makes first call in Australia

Dream Cruises makes first call in Australia
By Alex Smith | Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Explorer Dream will be sailing roundtrip itineraries from Sydney and Brisbane

Viking Glory to feature range of eco-friendly innovations

Viking Glory to feature range of eco-friendly innovations
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ship will consume 10% less fuel than smaller predecessor Viking Grace

Royal Caribbean to introduce new features on Odyssey of the Seas

Royal Caribbean to introduce new features on Odyssey of the Seas
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Quantum Ultra-class ship includes skydiving simulator and new generation of the SeaPlex activity space

Austal to build new catamaran for Molslinjen

Austal to build new catamaran for Molslinjen
By Alex Smith | Monday, October 28, 2019

High-speed ferry will be the largest Austal has ever built

Port Tampa Bay collaborates with Liberty Defense

Port Tampa Bay collaborates with Liberty Defense
By Alex Smith | Monday, October 28, 2019

Security company to test weapon detection system at the port

Cruise lines sign Port of Marseille’s Blue Charter

Cruise lines sign Port of Marseille’s Blue Charter
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 25, 2019

Ships will reduce speed at port, connect to shoreside power and use 0.1% sulphur content fuel

Siemens to help Washington State Ferries with hybrid conversion

Siemens to help Washington State Ferries with hybrid conversion
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 25, 2019

German company will help US operator to electrify three ferries to reduce their emissions

Carnival and Royal Caribbean to develop cruise port in Saint Lucia

Carnival and Royal Caribbean to develop cruise port in Saint Lucia
By Alex Smith | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Companies sign MOU to manage cruise pier and construct new facility on southern part of the island

Royal Caribbean predicts 50% rise in Caribbean cruise passengers

Royal Caribbean predicts 50% rise in Caribbean cruise passengers
By Alex Smith | Thursday, October 24, 2019

Growth will bring an overall economic benefit of US$6 billion to the region by 2030

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