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.

Keel laid for Tallink Grupp’s MyStar by Rauma Marine Constructions

Keel laid for Tallink Grupp’s MyStar by Rauma Marine Constructions
Tallink Grupp
By Alex Smith | 21 September 2020

The event was live streamed from the shipyard in Rauma, Finland

Discover Ferries appoints new leadership team

Discover Ferries appoints new leadership team
Discover Ferries
By Alex Smith | 14 September 2020

The industry body has appointed Abby Penlington as director and Nigel Wonnacott as chair 

Long Haul Spa launches ‘Saving Face’ personal protective equipment

Long Haul Spa launches ‘Saving Face’ personal protective equipment
Long Haul Spa
By Alex Smith | 11 September 2020

The equipment has been can be customised with cruise line branding

PortMiami moves forward with expansion projects

PortMiami moves forward with expansion projects
PortMiami
By Alex Smith | 10 September 2020

Miami-Dade County has issued US$335 million to the port for cruise developments

Cruise industry invests US$23.5 billion in green technology, says CLIA

Cruise industry invests US$23.5 billion in green technology, says CLIA
Unsplash/Anastasia Taioglou
By Alex Smith | 10 September 2020

The annual report highlights progress that the cruise industry has made to reduce emissions

Brombach + Gess develops BALUSTRADEmove solution

Brombach + Gess develops BALUSTRADEmove solution
Brombach + Gess
By Alex Smith | 09 September 2020

The system can be installed on ships’ outdoor terraces or sundecks for wind protection

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals sailings for Bolette

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals sailings for Bolette
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
By Alex Smith | 08 September 2020

The new ship will depart on its maiden voyage from Southampton on 5 March 2021

International Cruise Summit 2020: The future of cruising

International Cruise Summit 2020: The future of cruising
By Alex Smith | 08 September 2020

1-2 December; Madrid, Spain

The event will present an overview and analysis of the unprecedented situation for the cruise industry

Estonia’s first hybrid passenger vessel returns to service

Estonia’s first hybrid passenger vessel returns to service
Port of Tallinn
By Alex Smith | 07 September 2020

TS Laevad’s Tõll has been retrofitted with batteries to allow her to be powered partially by electricity

Foreship’s ‘Project Hygiea’ deployed onboard cruise ship

Foreship’s ‘Project Hygiea’ deployed onboard cruise ship
Foreship
By Alex Smith | 04 September 2020

The Covid-19 response plan has been verified by classification society Bureau Veritas

Genting Cruise Lines forms partnership with Sanya CBD

Genting Cruise Lines forms partnership with Sanya CBD
Dream Cruises
By Alex Smith | 03 September 2020

Company will develop domestic cruise itineraries from the Chinese province of Hainan

Designing for luxurious onboard experiences

Designing for luxurious onboard experiences
By Alex Smith | 02 September 2020

Alan McVitty of M Studio London explains to Alex Smith what defines a luxury cruise ship interior

Alan McVitty of M Studio London explains to Alex Smith which features define a luxury cruise ship

Silversea’s Silver Moon undergoes sea trials

Silversea’s Silver Moon undergoes sea trials
Silversea Cruises
By Alex Smith | 01 September 2020

The ship sailed between Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona and Trieste, Italy

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen completes Vlieland repair project

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen completes Vlieland repair project
Damen Shipyards Group
By Alex Smith | 28 August 2020

The ferry operates a service for Rederij Doeksen across the Wadden Sea

Costa Cruises obtains RINA Biosafety Trust Certification

Costa Cruises obtains RINA Biosafety Trust Certification
Costa Cruises
By Alex Smith | 27 August 2020

The company is the first to earn the accreditation for its onboard biological risk prevention system

Silversea’s Silver Spirit receives CIP-M certification from DNV GL

Silversea’s Silver Spirit receives CIP-M certification from DNV GL
Silversea Cruises
By Alex Smith | 27 August 2020

The vessel is the first ultra-luxury cruise ship to sail with the accreditation

Brittany Ferries’ Galicia to sail between UK and Spain

Brittany Ferries’ Galicia to sail between UK and Spain
Brittany Ferries
By Alex Smith | 26 August 2020

The new ship is nearing completion at CMJL shipyard in Weihai, China

New Carnival Cruise Line ship to be named Carnival Celebration

New Carnival Cruise Line ship to be named Carnival Celebration
Carnival Cruise Line
By Alex Smith | 25 August 2020

The second Excel-class vessel will debut from PortMiami in November 2022

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to replace older vessels with Bolette and Borealis

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to replace older vessels with Bolette and Borealis
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
By Alex Smith | 24 August 2020

Boudicca and Black Watch will be retired as the company prepares to welcome new ships to fleet

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri float out MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri float out MSC Seashore
MSC Cruises
By Alex Smith | 21 August 2020

The new vessel will be the cruise line's longest vessel when she is launched in summer 2021

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