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.

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam features interiors from YSA Design

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam features interiors from YSA Design

YSA Design

By Alex Smith | 30 November 2021

Several public areas onboard the new flagship were designed by the Norway-based firm

Cruise operations return to the Port of New Orleans

Cruise operations return to the Port of New Orleans

Port of New Orleans

By Alex Smith | 29 November 2021

A total of 285 ship calls are expected by the port for 2022

Europe’s cruise interior community prepares to meet in London

Europe’s cruise interior community prepares to meet in London

Elite Exhibitions

By Alex Smith | 26 November 2021

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe will take place on 1-2 December at the ExCeL convention centre

CruiseCopenhagen develops 2024 strategy for sustainable growth

CruiseCopenhagen develops 2024 strategy for sustainable growth

Thomas Høyrup Christensen

By Alex Smith | 26 November 2021

The framework is based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

TUI River Cruises christens second ship TUI Skyla

TUI River Cruises christens second ship TUI Skyla

TUI River Cruises

By Alex Smith | 25 November 2021

The ship embarked on her first sailing of TUI’s ‘Mistletoe and Rhine’ itinerary following ceremony

Dream Cruises to increase Genting Dream’s passenger capacity

Dream Cruises to increase Genting Dream’s passenger capacity

Dream Cruises

By Alex Smith | 25 November 2021

The ship will carry 75 per cent of its maximum number of guests from 1 December

Humphree installs steering interceptors on Molslinjen ferries

Humphree installs steering interceptors on Molslinjen ferries

Molslinjen

By Alex Smith | 24 November 2021

The system will help the ferries approaching and entering Rönne harbour

Bahama Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Classica enters dry dock

Bahama Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Classica enters dry dock

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 24 November 2021

The ship will receive maintenance ahead of the 2022 cruise season

Swan Hellenic christens new ship SH Minerva

Swan Hellenic christens new ship SH Minerva

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 24 November 2021

A ceremony was held at Helsinki shipyard in Finland to mark the completion of construction

Navigating the three phases to post-pandemic cruise sector recovery

Navigating the three phases to post-pandemic cruise sector recovery

IBS Software

By Alex Smith | 23 November 2021

Technology will play an instrumental role to accelerate growth to pre-pandemic levels

Heineken partners with cruise companies for sustainability initiative

Heineken partners with cruise companies for sustainability initiative

Heineken

By Alex Smith | 22 November 2021

The ‘2030 Brew a Better World’ programme will include waste reduction and non-alcoholic options

Silversea Cruises restarts sailing to Antarctica with Silver Explorer

Silversea Cruises restarts sailing to Antarctica with Silver Explorer

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 22 November 2021

The expedition ship set sail from the port of Puerto William in Chile

Iona showcases interior design by Jestico + Whiles

Iona showcases interior design by Jestico + Whiles

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 19 November 2021

The firm designed the Grand Atrium onboard the new P&O Cruises flagship

MSC Cruises holds naming ceremony for MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises holds naming ceremony for MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 19 November 2021

The celebration was held at the cruise line’s private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

The Islands of Guernsey to reopen for cruise calls

The Islands of Guernsey to reopen for cruise calls

VisitGuernsey

By Alex Smith | 18 November 2021

 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Hanseatic Spirit will be the first ship to call on 14 April

Celebrity Cruises cuts steel for fourth Edge-series ship

Celebrity Cruises cuts steel for fourth Edge-series ship

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 18 November 2021

Construction of Celebrity Ascent begins with ceremony at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard

New Carnival Cruise Line ship to be based in Galveston in 2023

New Carnival Cruise Line ship to be based in Galveston in 2023

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 12 November 2021

The operator’s third Excel-class ship will be named Carnival Jubilee

Foreship provides infographic guide to Carbon Intensity Indicator

Foreship provides infographic guide to Carbon Intensity Indicator

Foreship

By Alex Smith | 11 November 2021

The rating scheme is a part of the International Maritime Organization’s new regulatory framework

MSC Cruises partners with Saudia for Red Sea holidays

MSC Cruises partners with Saudia for Red Sea holidays

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 11 November 2021

The airline will fly nearly 20,000 tourists to Saudi Arabia this winter

MedCruise elects Figen Ayan as new president at general assembly

MedCruise elects Figen Ayan as new president at general assembly

MedCruise

By Alex Smith | 10 November 2021

Ayan, the chief port officer at Galataport Istanbul, has been a member of the board since 2011

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