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.

Port of Kiel inaugurates shore power plant

Port of Kiel inaugurates shore power plant

Port of Kiel

By Alex Smith | 18 June 2021

The new system will save approximately 8,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year

Brittany Ferries explores electric flying ferry concept

Brittany Ferries explores electric flying ferry concept

Brittany Ferries

By Alex Smith | 18 June 2021

The ‘seaglider’ is currently under development by US-based start-up REGENT

National Geographic Endurance to launch in July 2021

National Geographic Endurance to launch in July 2021

Lindblad Expeditions

By Alex Smith | 17 June 2021

Lindblad Expeditions’ new expedition vessel will sail her maiden voyage from Reykjavik, Iceland

New Royal Caribbean ship to be named Icon of the Seas

New Royal Caribbean ship to be named Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

By Alex Smith | 17 June 2021

Construction of the vessel has begun with a steel cutting ceremony at the Meyer Turku shipyard

American Cruise Lines to build two more modern riverboats

American Cruise Lines to build two more modern riverboats

American Cruise Lines

By Alex Smith | 16 June 2021

The new vessels will be constructed by Chesapeake Shipbuilding for 2022 debuts

Columbia Cruise Services to recruit medical staff for TUI Cruises

Columbia Cruise Services to recruit medical staff for TUI Cruises

Columbia Cruise Services

By Alex Smith | 15 June 2021

The cruise ship managers will search for doctors and nurses through its global crewing network

How Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delivering the small ship experience

How Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delivering the small ship experience
By Alex Smith | 15 June 2021

Peter Deer explains to Alex Smith how Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ensuring that its two new ships retain the look and feel guests have come to expect from the brand

Peter Deer explains how the line is ensuring that its new ships retain the signature look and feel

Princess Cruises introduces service for guests to contact crew

Princess Cruises introduces service for guests to contact crew

Princess Cruises

By Alex Smith | 14 June 2021

CrewCall allows passengers to call for assistance from wherever they are onboard MedallionClass ships

Brodosplit builds largest square-rigged cruise ship in the world

Brodosplit builds largest square-rigged cruise ship in the world

Brodosplit

By Alex Smith | 04 June 2021

Golden Horizon is 162 metres long and will sail for Tradewind Voyages from the UK

New design details released for MSC Cruises’ new ship MSC World Europa

New design details released for MSC Cruises’ new ship MSC World Europa

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 04 June 2021

The first World Class ship is scheduled to come into service in December 2022

MedCruise Statistics Report records two million passenger movements

MedCruise Statistics Report records two million passenger movements
By Alex Smith | 03 June 2021

Restarting of operations has been making gradual progress from second half of 2020

Port of Sassnitz joins the Cruise Baltic network

Port of Sassnitz joins the Cruise Baltic network

Christian Thiele

By Alex Smith | 02 June 2021

The German destination brings the total number of member ports to 32

MSC Cruises obtains clearance for new Barcelona terminal

MSC Cruises obtains clearance for new Barcelona terminal

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 02 June 2021

The cruise line will build and operate the €33 million facility

Crystal Endeavor completes final sea trial

Crystal Endeavor completes final sea trial

Crystal

By Alex Smith | 01 June 2021

Crystal Cruises’ ship underwent performance and operational tests ahead of her delivery by MV Werften

Celebrity Cruises reveals wellness programme for Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises reveals wellness programme for Celebrity Beyond

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 01 June 2021

A range of new products and sessions will be available onboard the ship

The danger of using non-genuine parts onboard passenger ships

The danger of using non-genuine parts onboard passenger ships
By Alex Smith | 01 June 2021

CFR speaks to Iron Pump about the importance of using genuine, approved parts

Dream Cruises to resume sailings from Hong Kong

Dream Cruises to resume sailings from Hong Kong

Dream Cruises

By Alex Smith | 28 May 2021

Genting Dream will be the first ship to restart cruising from Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

New Stena Line ferry floated out at CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard

New Stena Line ferry floated out at CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 28 May 2021

The extended E-Flexer vessel in expected to be delivered in 2022

Celebrity Edge approved to sail from Port Everglades

Celebrity Edge approved to sail from Port Everglades

Celebrity Cruises

By Alex Smith | 27 May 2021

The Celebrity Cruises ship will be the first to cruise from US waters in over a year

Posidonia Sea Tourism previews restart of European cruising

Posidonia Sea Tourism previews restart of European cruising

Posidonia

By Alex Smith | 26 May 2021

Executives from major cruise lines discussed their plans at the virtual event

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