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.

American Cruise Lines deploys sixth ship in Pacific Northwest

American Cruise Lines deploys sixth ship in Pacific Northwest

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 26 February 2021

Modern riverboat American Harmony will sail along the Columbia and Snake Rivers

Trimline provides new catering areas for P&O Ferries’ Spirit of Britain

Trimline provides new catering areas for P&O Ferries’ Spirit of Britain

Trimline

By Alex Smith | 25 February 2021

The interior outfitter installed Covid-safe self-service and Grab & Go areas

Steel-cutting ceremony held for P&O Cruises’ Arvia

Steel-cutting ceremony held for P&O Cruises’ Arvia

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 24 February 2021

The second Excel-class ship is being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard

Shore power to be developed at PortMiami

Shore power to be developed at PortMiami
By Alex Smith | 23 February 2021

Miami-Dade County, Florida Power & Light and six cruise companies will work together on project

MSC Cruises reveals new design details for MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises reveals new design details for MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 23 February 2021

The ship will come into service in the Mediterranean in August

Heraklion Port Authority makes plans for 2021 return

Heraklion Port Authority makes plans for 2021 return

Port Authority of Piraeus

By Alex Smith | 22 February 2021

The port has established a series of agreements with local and international partners during the pandemic

Ecospray partners with relayr to create desulphurisation solutions

Ecospray partners with relayr to create desulphurisation solutions
By Alex Smith | 22 February 2021

The companies aim to create smart scrubbers managed using artificial intelligence

Crystal Cruises introduces new vaccine requirement

Crystal Cruises introduces new vaccine requirement

Crystal Cruises

By Alex Smith | 19 February 2021

All guests will need to be inoculated against Covid-19 at least 14 days before cruising

P&O Cruises names second Excel-class ship Arvia

P&O Cruises names second Excel-class ship Arvia

P&O Cruises

By Alex Smith | 19 February 2021

The LNG-powered vessel will join the cruise line’s fleet in December 2022

Phoenix Reisen’s Amadea to undergo engine retrofit

Phoenix Reisen’s Amadea to undergo engine retrofit

Phoenix Reisen

By Alex Smith | 19 February 2021

New gensets will be supplied by VMS Group using engines from the Wabtec Corporation

MedCruise campaign highlights nature and cuisine

MedCruise campaign highlights nature and cuisine

MedCruise

By Alex Smith | 19 February 2021

Cruise association showcases Mediterranean to support its members in restarting operations

GreenTech in Shipping USA Virtual Forum

GreenTech in Shipping USA Virtual Forum
By Alex Smith | 18 February 2021

21 April, 2021; Virtual event

The event will showcase the innovations and technologies making shipping more sustainable

Costa Cruises to restart sailing in March

Costa Cruises to restart sailing in March

Costa Cruises

By Alex Smith | 18 February 2021

Costa Smeralda will sail to Italian destinations on 3-, 4- or 7-day cruises

Antigua Cruise Port completes $30 million pier

Antigua Cruise Port completes $30 million pier

Antigua Cruise Port

By Alex Smith | 18 February 2021

The berth is part of agreement between Global Ports Holdings and Government of Antigua and Barbuda

World’s first zero-emission fast ferry to be named Medstraum

World’s first zero-emission fast ferry to be named Medstraum

TrAM

By Alex Smith | 17 February 2021

The EU-funded TrAM project is constructing the electric vessel for operation in Norway

DNV GL predicts maritime industry needs new approach to safety

DNV GL predicts maritime industry needs new approach to safety

DNV GL

By Alex Smith | 17 February 2021

New white paper suggests digital, decarbonised future might introduce safety risks

MJM Marine invests in technology and training

MJM Marine invests in technology and training

Silversea Cruises

By Alex Smith | 16 February 2021

The firm has completed outfitting on new Silversea ship during the pandemic

SunStone Ships’ Infinity-class vessels successfully complete sea trials

SunStone Ships’ Infinity-class vessels successfully complete sea trials

SunStone Ships

By Alex Smith | 15 February 2021

Ocean Victory and Ocean Explorer underwent five days of testing in the South China Sea

Smyril Line carries out €13 million ferry retrofit

Smyril Line carries out €13 million ferry retrofit

Smyril Line

By Alex Smith | 12 February 2021

Luxury cabins, a lounge and a sky bar have been added to Norröna

Swan Hellenic holds keel laying ceremony for second ship

Swan Hellenic holds keel laying ceremony for second ship

Swan Hellenic

By Alex Smith | 12 February 2021

SH Vega is named after the first vessel to navigate the Arctic Northeast passage

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