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.

Christie Brinkley to be godmother of Seven Seas Splendor

Christie Brinkley to be godmother of Seven Seas Splendor
By Alex Smith | 09 December 2019

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will celebrate the ship’s christening in Miami on 21 February 2020

Seabourn celebrates keel laying for Seabourn Venture

Seabourn celebrates keel laying for Seabourn Venture
By Alex Smith | 06 December 2019

Ultra-luxury expedition cruise is set to debut in June 2021

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes sea trials

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady completes sea trials
By Alex Smith | 06 December 2019

Sir Richard Branson boarded the cruise line’s first ship as she reached a construction milestone

Columbia Cruise Services to manage SuperStar Libra

Columbia Cruise Services to manage SuperStar Libra
By Alex Smith | 05 December 2019

Ship will serve as floating accommodation for workers at the MV Werften shipyard in Wismar, Germany

Hurtigruten's Fridtjof Nansen completes sea trials

Hurtigruten's Fridtjof Nansen completes sea trials
By Alex Smith | 05 December 2019

Hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship set for delivery ahead of schedule

GreenTech in Shipping Global Forum

GreenTech in Shipping Global Forum
By Alex Smith | 04 December 2019

25-26 February 2020; Hamburg, Germany

Over 250 attendees will participate in discussions concerning the future of the maritime industry

Lloyd’s Register and CSSC to research zero-emission vessel projects

Lloyd’s Register and CSSC to research zero-emission vessel projects
By Alex Smith | 04 December 2019

Partners aim to study and develop marine equipment and technology to meet the IMO’s emission targets

P&O Cruises Australia to carry record number of families in 2021

P&O Cruises Australia to carry record number of families in 2021
By Alex Smith | 04 December 2019

Over 200,000 people will travel as part of a family group across the cruise line’s fleet

Wärtsilä to use lubrication system from Silverstream Technologies

Wärtsilä to use lubrication system from Silverstream Technologies
By Alex Smith | 03 December 2019

Company will integrate system into its propulsion solutions for ships

MSC Cruises floats out MSC Virtuosa at Chantiers de l’Atalantique

MSC Cruises floats out MSC Virtuosa at Chantiers de l’Atalantique
By Alex Smith | 03 December 2019

Meraviglia-Plus class vessel is scheduled for delivery in October 2020

Costa Cruises partners with intercity bus service FlixBus

Costa Cruises partners with intercity bus service FlixBus
By Alex Smith | 02 December 2019

Agreement will connect over 1,000 European destinations to the cruise line’s homeports

Franziska Knuppe christens AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmira

Franziska Knuppe christens AIDA Cruises’ AIDAmira
By Alex Smith | 02 December 2019

Celebrations in Palma de Mallorca included a firework display and a performance by Johannes Oerding

Survitec improves buoyancy of lifejackets

Survitec improves buoyancy of lifejackets
By Alex Smith | 29 November 2019

Upgraded ‘Premier’ range will exceed regulatory requirements to ensure passenger and crew safety

Oasis of the Seas returns to Miami following refit

Oasis of the Seas returns to Miami following refit
By Alex Smith | 29 November 2019

The ship’s dining and entertainment options were modernised during a US$165 million renovation

YSA Design pioneers the use of BIM in cruise ship industry

YSA Design pioneers the use of BIM in cruise ship industry
By Alex Smith | 28 November 2019

Build Information Modelling improves accuracy in ship design and building projects, saving time and money

Chelsom supplies lighting for Scylla’s Anna Katharina

Chelsom supplies lighting for Scylla’s Anna Katharina
By Alex Smith | 28 November 2019

Project created lighting scheme for public areas and cabins onboard river cruise ship

Brittany Ferries eliminates 5.7 million plastic items

Brittany Ferries eliminates 5.7 million plastic items
By Alex Smith | 27 November 2019

Single-use cutlery, cups, lids, stirrers and straws have been removed from ships’ restaurants and cabins

Crystal Cruises launches app for guests

Crystal Cruises launches app for guests
By Alex Smith | 27 November 2019

Users can explore itineraries and find information specific to their ship during their cruise

Seatrade Cruise Global 2020

Seatrade Cruise Global 2020
By Alex Smith | 27 November 2019

20-23 April 2020; Miami, Florida, US

Event will bring together over 13,000 industry professionals from every sector of the cruise industry

Damen to deliver new ro-pax ferry for Timor-Leste

Damen to deliver new ro-pax ferry for Timor-Leste
By Alex Smith | 26 November 2019

Vessel will operate route between capital Dili, the enclave of Oecusse and the island of Ataúro

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