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.

Royal Caribbean to build Perfect Day at Lelepa in Vanuatu

Royal Caribbean to build Perfect Day at Lelepa in Vanuatu
By Alex Smith | Thursday, October 17, 2019

South Pacific island will be the first carbon-neutral private cruise destination in the world

Copenhagen Malmo Port and DFDS to establish shore power facility

Copenhagen Malmo Port and DFDS to establish shore power facility
By Alex Smith | Thursday, October 17, 2019

Project will significantly reduce emissions from ferries calling at the Danish city

Deltamarin provides RMC with design services for Tallink ferry

Deltamarin provides RMC with design services for Tallink ferry
By Alex Smith | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The company will produce designs for the hull, machinery and electrical systems for new vessel

Holland America Line launches section of Ryndam

Holland America Line launches section of Ryndam
By Alex Smith | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Forward lower section of new ship is now afloat at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard

Port of Kiel surpasses cruise passenger record

Port of Kiel surpasses cruise passenger record
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

German port exceeded predicted targets in 2019 after 174 calls from 32 ships

Costa Cruises to increase visits to Sicily and Sardinia in 2020

Costa Cruises to increase visits to Sicily and Sardinia in 2020
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Costa Smeralda will call at Cagliari and Palermo, while Costa Pacifica will visit Catania

Global Dream to offer longest roller coaster at sea

Global Dream to offer longest roller coaster at sea
By Alex Smith | Monday, October 14, 2019

New ship will feature first-ever theme park at sea when it launches in early 2021

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe releases agenda

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe releases agenda
By Alex Smith | Monday, October 14, 2019

Conference will feature 30 speakers in a series of interactive sessions

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises christens Hanseatic inspiration

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises christens Hanseatic inspiration
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 11, 2019

Guests watched 3D multimedia show from boats and launches on Hamburg’s River Elbe

Oceania Cruises to debut new Aquamar Spa and Vitality Centre

Oceania Cruises to debut new Aquamar Spa and Vitality Centre
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 11, 2019

Guests will be able to access a range of wellness services onboard and onshore

P&O Cruises to produce unique gin with Salcombe Distilling Co.

P&O Cruises to produce unique gin with Salcombe Distilling Co.
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 11, 2019

First ever distillery at sea will be installed onboard Iona to produce the beverage

Merima partners with Rauma Marine Constructions for ferry projects

Merima partners with Rauma Marine Constructions for ferry projects
By Alex Smith | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Design company will build interiors for Wasaline’s and Tallink’s new ferries

Four nights of celebration planned for MSC Grandiosa christening

Four nights of celebration planned for MSC Grandiosa christening
By Alex Smith | Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ceremony in Hamburg, Germany accompanied by illuminations, a gala dinner and a MSC village

Virgin Voyages to offer on-demand champagne delivery

Virgin Voyages to offer on-demand champagne delivery
By Alex Smith | Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Scarlet Lady will also feature Sip, a champagne lounge and caviar bar

MSC Meraviglia becomes largest ship to dock in New York, US

MSC Meraviglia becomes largest ship to dock in New York, US
By Alex Smith | Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The vessel will now homeport in Miami and be the first to call at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Princess Cruises to name newest ship Discovery Princess

Princess Cruises to name newest ship Discovery Princess
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Vessel is scheduled to launch on 3 November 2021 with a series of European voyages

Austal launches new MarineLink-Fleet vessel monitoring product

Austal launches new MarineLink-Fleet vessel monitoring product
By Alex Smith | Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Solution will provide operators a live view of their ships’ locations, schedules and local weather

MedCruise focuses on environment as Port of Cannes presents commitments

MedCruise focuses on environment as Port of Cannes presents commitments
By Alex Smith | Monday, October 7, 2019

‘Four Environmental Commitments for Cruise Lines’ announced at MedCruise’s General Assembly

Vard delivers Hanseatic inspiration for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Vard delivers Hanseatic inspiration for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
By Alex Smith | Monday, October 7, 2019

The vessel is the second in a new series of expedition cruise vessels being built for the operator

American Cruise Lines creates new Alaskan itinerary

American Cruise Lines creates new Alaskan itinerary
By Alex Smith | Friday, October 4, 2019

The cruise line is debuting riverboats, a new onboard programme and the ‘Alaskan Explorer Cruise’ in 2020