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.

Windstar Cruises takes delivery of Star Pride from Fincantieri

Windstar Cruises takes delivery of Star Pride from Fincantieri

Scandlines

By Alex Smith | 15 October 2021

The ship is the third and final of the cruise line’s vessels to be lengthened and renovated

Scandlines to install Norsepower Rotor Sail on hybrid ferry Berlin

Scandlines to install Norsepower Rotor Sail on hybrid ferry Berlin

Scandlines

By Alex Smith | 15 October 2021

The solution uses wind to provide the power for a vessel to maintain speed

Viking Saturn to join Viking ocean fleet in early 2023

Viking Saturn to join Viking ocean fleet in early 2023

Viking

By Alex Smith | 14 October 2021

The Viking ship will sail three new itineraries visiting Nordic destinations during her maiden season

TecnoVeritas to enable Mystic Cruises’ fleet to operate with hydrogen

TecnoVeritas to enable Mystic Cruises’ fleet to operate with hydrogen

Josiah Weiss/Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 14 October 2021

The engineering company will convert diesel engines to run in a dual-fuel mode

Ferry industry worth $60 billion to world GDP, says Interferry study

Ferry industry worth $60 billion to world GDP, says Interferry study

Interferry

By Alex Smith | 13 October 2021

The research into pre-Covid figures was presented at Interferry’s 45th annual conference

Portsmouth International Port to provide shore power

Portsmouth International Port to provide shore power

Portsmouth International Port

By Alex Smith | 13 October 2021

Plans for the development were approved by Portsmouth City Council

Hanseatic Nature makes maiden call in Santander

Hanseatic Nature makes maiden call in Santander

Port of Santander

By Alex Smith | 12 October 2021

A commemorative plaque was presented to the captain of the ship by the president of Cantabria

Majestic Princess becomes first ship to visit San Francisco since pandemic

Majestic Princess becomes first ship to visit San Francisco since pandemic

Princess Cruises

By Alex Smith | 12 October 2021

The Princess Cruises vessel was sailing a seven-day ‘Classic California Coast’ itinerary

Holland America Line marks first West Coast departure since pause

Holland America Line marks first West Coast departure since pause

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 11 October 2021

Koningsdam departed from the Port of San Diego on the first of a series of 23 cruises

MSC Seashore to be officially named at Ocean Cay Marine Reserve

MSC Seashore to be officially named at Ocean Cay Marine Reserve

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 11 October 2021

The event will also include the formal inauguration of MSC Cruises’ private island

GreenPort Cruise & Congress to highlight sustainability action

GreenPort Cruise & Congress to highlight sustainability action
By Alex Smith | 08 October 2021

The conference will be focused on the theme of ‘Advancing the Green Deal through Collaboration

Portsmouth International Port has most successful year

Portsmouth International Port has most successful year

Portsmouth International Port

By Alex Smith | 08 October 2021

The UK port has received a record number of days alongside and maiden calls despite the pandemic

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America announces new November dates

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America announces new November dates

Elite Exhibitions

By Alex Smith | 07 October 2021

The change comes as US restrictions for European travellers are set to be lifted in early November

Fassmer and Torqeedo develop new Fassmer CIT-E ferry concept

Fassmer and Torqeedo develop new Fassmer CIT-E ferry concept

Fassmer/Torqeedo

By Alex Smith | 07 October 2021

The battery-powered vessel would operate for up to 14 hours on a single charge

Port of Tarragona approves tender for cruise terminal

Port of Tarragona approves tender for cruise terminal

Port of Tarragona

By Alex Smith | 06 October 2021

A 12-year concession will be granted for a 5,900-square-metre facility on the new Balears Wharf

Austal Philippines delivers Bañaderos Express to Fred. Olsen Express

Austal Philippines delivers Bañaderos Express to Fred. Olsen Express

Austal

By Alex Smith | 06 October 2021

The delivery marks the completion of the A$190 million contract for two trimaran ferries

Costa Cruises launches new culinary and destination experiences

Costa Cruises launches new culinary and destination experiences

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 05 October 2021

The cruise line has also updated its branding to reflect its new offering

Nor-Shipping to go ahead in January as Norway lifts restrictions

Nor-Shipping to go ahead in January as Norway lifts restrictions
By Alex Smith | 05 October 2021

The event will welcome over 50,000 participants and 900 exhibitors from 10-13 January in Oslo

Finnish businesses collaborate with cruise companies for safety innovation

Finnish businesses collaborate with cruise companies for safety innovation

Business Finland

By Alex Smith | 05 October 2021

Researchers have worked with industry stakeholders to analyse and reduce health risks on ships

Ponant launches polar exploration ship Le Commandant Charcot

Ponant launches polar exploration ship Le Commandant Charcot

Ponant

By Alex Smith | 04 October 2021

The inauguration ceremony for the cruise line’s 13th vessel took place in Le Havre, France

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