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.

American Cruise Lines to introduce new ships and destinations in 2023

American Cruise Lines to introduce new ships and destinations in 2023

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 02 December 2022

Three small ships, 10 itineraries and 21 new ports will be debuted in next year’s cruise season

Why is Gibraltar an ideal destination for tourists?

Why is Gibraltar an ideal destination for tourists?
By Alex Smith | 30 November 2022

Vijay Daryanani speaks with Alex Smith about the appeal of Gibraltar as a cruise destination and explains why the industry is valuable to the territor

Vijay Daryanani discusses the appeal of the gateway to the Mediterranean

YSA Design designs spaces onboard new MSC Cruises ship

YSA Design designs spaces onboard new MSC Cruises ship

YSA Design

By Alex Smith | 29 November 2022

The firm developed MSC World Europa’s side view, as well as interior and exterior locations

Disney Cruise Line celebrates 25 years of sailing with summer voyages

Disney Cruise Line celebrates 25 years of sailing with summer voyages

Disney Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 29 November 2022

New entertainment options, décor and merchandise will mark the cruise line’s anniversary

Explora Journeys to sail maiden voyage in Northern Europe

Explora Journeys to sail maiden voyage in Northern Europe

Explora Journeys

By Alex Smith | 25 November 2022

Explora 1 will set sail on a 15-night itinerary on 17 July from Southampton in the UK

Investing in potential at the Port of Tarragona

Investing in potential at the Port of Tarragona
By Alex Smith | 25 November 2022

Global Ports Holding is developing a new modular cruise terminal at the Port of Tarragona to help the destination achieve its aim of increasing passenger traffic

Global Ports Holding is developing a new modular cruise terminal to help the destination increase traffic

Silversea Cruises cuts steel for second Nova-class ship

Silversea Cruises cuts steel for second Nova-class ship

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 24 November 2022

Silver Ray is expected to be delivered by shipbuilder Meyer Werft in summer 2024

How Global Ports Holding is staying ahead of the game

How Global Ports Holding is staying ahead of the game
By Alex Smith | 23 November 2022

Mehmet Kutman, chairman and CEO of Global Ports Holding tells Alex Smith how the port operator is investing in its network to ensure future success

The business is investing in infrastructure and sustainability to ensure future success

Carnival Cruise Line christens new flagship Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line christens new flagship Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 22 November 2022

The ship was named at PortMiami as Carnival opened the expanded Terminal F

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis completes refurbishment

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis completes refurbishment

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 18 November 2022

A 14-day project was carried out at Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead, UK

UK ferry industry to introduce 11 new hybrid-powered vessels by 2027

UK ferry industry to introduce 11 new hybrid-powered vessels by 2027

Discover Ferries

By Alex Smith | 18 November 2022

Further investments will add to the six ferries that have entered service in the past two years

Sunstone Ships is bouncing back to success

Sunstone Ships is bouncing back to success
By Alex Smith | 17 November 2022

Niels Erik-Lund tells Alex Smith how SunStone Ships is successfully coming out the other side of the pandemic and looking to the future with new construction projects

Neils Erik-Lund explains how the firm is looking to the future with new construction projects

MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Seascape from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Seascape from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 16 November 2022

The brand's newest cruise ship is the largest ever to be built in Italy

Why is Caribbean cruising enduringly popular with guests?

Why is Caribbean cruising enduringly popular with guests?
By Alex Smith | 16 November 2022

Alex Smith speaks with some of the largest cruise lines operating in the Caribbean to discover why the region continues to lead the way as the world’s most popular cruise destination

Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line share why travellers visit the region

Coastal cruise ship Havila Castor christened in Norway

Coastal cruise ship Havila Castor christened in Norway

Havila Voyages

By Alex Smith | 15 November 2022

Godmother Aurora Sævik named the ship in the town of Ålesund

How Inmarsat is working to improve safety at sea

How Inmarsat is working to improve safety at sea
By Alex Smith | 11 November 2022

Peter Broadhurst talks with Alex Smith about safety in the shipping industry and how Inmarsat’s new Fleet Safety solution can help improve crews’ ability to address incidents

The company's new Fleet Safety Solution can help crews to address incidents

MJM Marine to refurbish Marella Discovery

MJM Marine to refurbish Marella Discovery

Marella Cruises

By Alex Smith | 10 November 2022

MJM Marine will transform the guest experience onboard Marella Cruises’ Marella Discovery by refurbishing its cabins and suites and introducing a new antimicrobial solution developed by Vyv

The project will include instalment of antimicrobial lighting technology in the ship’s wet units

A look at Carnival Celebration’s maiden season

A look at Carnival Celebration’s maiden season
By Alex Smith | 04 November 2022

Carnival Cruise Line’s Fred Stein shares why the brand's second Excel-class ship will be making its debut from PortMiami and sailing a selection of Caribbean itineraries

Carnival Cruise Line's Fred Stein shares why the newbuild will be debuting in Miami and the Caribbean

Five Great Lakes, one grand cruise adventure

Five Great Lakes, one grand cruise adventure

Jonathan Elliott

By Alex Smith | 03 November 2022

The immense Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System offers pristine natural beauty, exciting entertainment options and a Midwestern charm. Alex Smith reports on a warm and welcoming region that’s beginning to attract the attention of the cruise world

A look at why the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System is gaining attention in the cruise world

Fifty years of family and fun with Carnival Cruise Line

Fifty years of family and fun with Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 02 November 2022

As Carnival Cruise Line marks half a century of sailing, Christine Duffy talks with Alex Smith about the highlights of the company’s history, how it masterminded its return to service, and the destinations on its horizon

Christine Duffy talks about the brand’s half a century of sailing, and the destinations on its horizon

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