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.

FCCA partners with the Cayman Islands for cruise development

FCCA partners with the Cayman Islands for cruise development

Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 18 May 2022

The agreement will aim to increase cruise calls to the islands and develop new experiences

Seattle, Vancouver and Juneau to explore ‘green corridor’

Seattle, Vancouver and Juneau to explore ‘green corridor’

Port of Seattle

By Alex Smith | 18 May 2022

Zero greenhouse gas emission solutions would be demonstrated along the maritime route

Orcan Energy launches new marine waste heat solution

Orcan Energy launches new marine waste heat solution

Orcan Energy

By Alex Smith | 17 May 2022

Each module can produce up to 200 kilowatts of electricity from onboard heat sources

Carnival Cruise Line breaks ground on new Bahamas cruise port

Carnival Cruise Line breaks ground on new Bahamas cruise port

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 17 May 2022

The new destination on the south side of Grand Bahama Island is expected to open in late 2024

Shaquem Griffin christens Margaritaville at Sea Paradise

Shaquem Griffin christens Margaritaville at Sea Paradise

Shaquem Griffin

By Alex Smith | 13 May 2022

NFL player named the ship in a ceremony during its inaugural cruise

Viking takes delivery of Viking Mars from Fincantieri

Viking takes delivery of Viking Mars from Fincantieri

Viking

By Alex Smith | 13 May 2022

The new cruise ship will sail to Valletta, Malta, ahead of its christening ceremony 

New Zealand to reopen borders for cruise ships

New Zealand to reopen borders for cruise ships

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By Alex Smith | 11 May 2022

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces restrictions will lift by end of July

Gymnast Simone Biles named godmother of Celebrity Beyond

Gymnast Simone Biles named godmother of Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2022

The multiple-time world champion and Olympic medallist will christen the ship in Fort Lauderdale

Ocean Victory departs on inaugural cruise for American Queen Voyages

Ocean Victory departs on inaugural cruise for American Queen Voyages

American Queen Voyages

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2022

The expedition ship sailed from Vancouver on the first of a series of 12- and 13-day voyages

Portland Port to receive record-breaking 62 cruise ships in 2022

Portland Port to receive record-breaking 62 cruise ships in 2022

Portland Port

By Alex Smith | 10 May 2022

The season was started on 21 April and is expected to last until 14 November

MSC Cruises to minimise environmental impact of excursions

MSC Cruises to minimise environmental impact of excursions

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 10 May 2022

The summer programme will total nearly 1,400 tours, the cruise line’s largest ever offering

Atlantys services over 90 cruise calls in 18 months

Atlantys services over 90 cruise calls in 18 months

Atlantys

By Alex Smith | 06 May 2022

Portuguese agency delivers support across the Mid-Atlantic region following pandemic

Thinking big: outfitting the world’s largest cruise ship

Thinking big: outfitting the world’s largest cruise ship

Gensler

By Alex Smith | 05 May 2022

MJM Marine’s team worked across 19 venues and seven decks as it helped to outfit Royal Caribbean International’s new Wonder of the Seas

MJM Marine worked across 19 venues to outfit Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas

 

Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway release update for Itinerary Planner

Cruise Baltic and Cruise Norway release update for Itinerary Planner

Cruise Baltic

By Alex Smith | 04 May 2022

The tool can be used by cruise lines to check port availability and congestion levels for their itineraries

Azamara Onward christened in Monte Carlo

Azamara Onward christened in Monte Carlo

Azamara Cruises

By Alex Smith | 04 May 2022

An official ceremony was led by Azamara president Carol Cabezas and godmother Beth Santos

Silversea’s Silver Nova to feature new asymmetrical design

Silversea’s Silver Nova to feature new asymmetrical design

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 03 May 2022

The ship will feature a reimagined pool area and additional outdoor venues

Carnival Cruise Line returns entire fleet to guest operation

Carnival Cruise Line returns entire fleet to guest operation

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 03 May 2022

Carnival Splendor became the final ship to welcome guests back onboard as she set sail from Seattle

Sustainable Design Summit: Bringing together the travel interiors industry

Sustainable Design Summit: Bringing together the travel interiors industry
By Alex Smith | 01 May 2022

29 November; London, UK

The new event will bring together members of the cruise, hotel, and aircraft interiors sectors

ABB to supply propulsion for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection ships

ABB to supply propulsion for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection ships

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

By Alex Smith | 29 April 2022

Two Azipod units will be delivered to Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard for mega yachts

Inmarsat to provide Fleet Xpress service for Galápagos vessels

Inmarsat to provide Fleet Xpress service for Galápagos vessels

Inmarsat

By Alex Smith | 27 April 2022

Ships owned by Quasar Expeditions and Kleintours will be served by the maritime broadband service

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