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.

Rederij Doeksen’s Willem Barentsz enters service

Rederij Doeksen’s Willem Barentsz enters service
Riderij Doeksen
By Alex Smith | 06 July 2020

Ferry has made debut on the route between the Dutch islands of Vlieland and Terschelling

Harland & Wolff to upgrade six Stena Line vessels

Harland & Wolff to upgrade six Stena Line vessels
Stena Line
By Alex Smith | 03 July 2020

The ferries will dry dock at the shipyard in Belfast over the summer

The China International Cruise Summit

The China International Cruise Summit
By Alex Smith | 03 July 2020

3 August 2020; Qingdao, China

The 2020 conference will see delegates discuss the recovery of the industry following the pandemic

Austal launches first vessel at Vietnam shipyard

Austal launches first vessel at Vietnam shipyard
Austal
By Alex Smith | 02 July 2020

The 94-metre catamaran was constructed in 20 months following the opening of the shipyard

Construction starts on two new Stena Line ferries

Construction starts on two new Stena Line ferries
Mild Design/Stena Line
By Alex Smith | 01 July 2020

The two large E-Flexer vessels are now being built at CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard in China

The Port of Flåm to build onshore power supply for cruise ships

The Port of Flåm to build onshore power supply for cruise ships
The Port of Flåm
By Alex Smith | 30 June 2020

Norwegian port has been granted NOK 27 million for the project by ENOVA

Dream Cruises to resume operation following Covid-19 pandemic

Dream Cruises to resume operation following Covid-19 pandemic
Genting Cruise Lines
By Alex Smith | 29 June 2020

Explorer Dream will operate two and three-night ‘Taiwan Island-Hopping’ itineraries

Josh Leibowitz named as new president of Seabourn

Josh Leibowitz named as new president of Seabourn
Seabourn
By Alex Smith | 29 June 2020

Carnival Corporation executive will oversee all aspects of the ultra-luxury brand’s operations

The European Ferry Shipping Summit 2020

The European Ferry Shipping Summit 2020
By Alex Smith | 26 June 2020

21-22 October 2020; Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This year's event will focus upon changing crises into opportunities and climate friendly operation

How Austal is delivering evolutionary design

How Austal is delivering evolutionary design
By Alex Smith | 26 June 2020

Australian shipbuilder Austal is improving upon its tested trimaran design with new features onboard Fred. Olsen Express’s Bajamar Express

The shipbuilder is improving upon its trimaran design with Fred Olsen Express’ Bajamar Express

UN Day of the Seafarer highlights sacrifice at sea during pandemic

UN Day of the Seafarer highlights sacrifice at sea during pandemic
International Maritime Organization
By Alex Smith | 25 June 2020

Annual campaign calls on governments to formally recognise seafarers as key workers

Viking Line to launch cruise service from Helsinki to Mariehamn

Viking Line to launch cruise service from Helsinki to Mariehamn
Viking Line
By Alex Smith | 25 June 2020

Gabriella will sail three times a week from the capital of Finland to the Åland Islands

Deltamarin to carry out design work for new Finnlines ferries

Deltamarin to carry out design work for new Finnlines ferries
Finnlines
By Alex Smith | 24 June 2020

The two Superstar vessels will be constructed at China Merchants Jinling shipyard

Wärtsilä to design and equip battery-powered ferries

Wärtsilä to design and equip battery-powered ferries
Wärtsilä
By Alex Smith | 23 June 2020

Zero-emission ships will be built for Norwegian operator Boreal Sjö

Virgin Voyages outlines health and well-being strategy

Virgin Voyages outlines health and well-being strategy
Virgin Voyages
By Alex Smith | 23 June 2020

‘Voyage Well’ plan will be implemented when sailing begins in October 2020

CLIA members to suspend cruises from US ports until September

CLIA members to suspend cruises from US ports until September
By Alex Smith | 22 June 2020

Pause in passenger operations has been voluntarily agreed, despite CDC’s No Sail Order expiring in July

Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo Europe: Highlighting suppliers

Cruise Ship Hospitality Expo Europe: Highlighting suppliers
By Alex Smith | 19 June 2020

2-3 December; London, UK

CSHE will bring together over 200 exhibitors for its two-day conference programme

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe: Bringing the interior industry together

Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe: Bringing the interior industry together
By Alex Smith | 19 June 2020

2 - 3 December 2020; London, UK

A gateway for designers, outfitters, shipyards and suppliers to meet with Europe’s cruise lines 

Stena Line to implement new safety measures

Stena Line to implement new safety measures
Stena Line
By Alex Smith | 18 June 2020

New technology and restrictions will be introduced to ensure passenger safety

Hurtigruten to sail four new itineraries from Dover

Hurtigruten to sail four new itineraries from Dover
Hurtigruten
By Alex Smith | 18 June 2020

The year-round programme of expedition cruises will begin in March 2021

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