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.

Damen launches Berlin-Ramelau at Yichang Shipyard

Damen launches Berlin-Ramelau at Yichang Shipyard

Damen Shipyards

By Alex Smith | 14 May 2021

The ro-pax ferry will operate between Timor-Leste’s capital Dili, the Oecusse enclave and the island of Ataúro

Sea Cloud Cruises takes delivery of Sea Cloud Spirit

Sea Cloud Cruises takes delivery of Sea Cloud Spirit

Sea Cloud Cruises

By Alex Smith | 14 May 2021

The new ship is scheduled to sail a 10-night maiden voyage from Rome, Italy on 14 September

Norwegian Cruise Line to debut Norwegian Prima in 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line to debut Norwegian Prima in 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 13 May 2021

The ship is the first of six in a new series of Prima-class vessels for the cruise line

ABB to provide optimisation software for Tallink’s MyStar

ABB to provide optimisation software for Tallink’s MyStar

Tallink Grupp

By Alex Smith | 12 May 2021

The OCTOPUS software will allow for energy savings and increased performance

European Cruise Service debuts electric tour bus in Norway

European Cruise Service debuts electric tour bus in Norway

European Cruise Service

By Alex Smith | 11 May 2021

The bus has a range of 350 kilometres and capacity for 51 passengers

US CDC releases guidance for trial cruise voyages

US CDC releases guidance for trial cruise voyages
By Alex Smith | 10 May 2021

The new instructions will help cruise brands move towards resuming operations in the USA

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam completes sea trials

Holland America Line’s Rotterdam completes sea trials

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 10 May 2021

The ship returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard after tests off the Adriatic coast

Holland America Line to restart cruising from Greece

Holland America Line to restart cruising from Greece

Holland America Line

By Alex Smith | 07 May 2021

Eurodam will sail four seven-day cruises departing from Piraeus in August

MSC Cruises begins fleet-wide crew vaccination programme

MSC Cruises begins fleet-wide crew vaccination programme

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 06 May 2021

The crew of MSC Bellissima were the first to be inoculated against Covid-19

Port of Southampton names new fifth terminal

Port of Southampton names new fifth terminal

ABP Southampton

By Alex Smith | 06 May 2021

Horizon Cruise Terminal was chosen from nearly 4,000 suggestions

UnCruise Adventures moves Alaska relaunch forward

UnCruise Adventures moves Alaska relaunch forward

UnCruise Adventures

By Alex Smith | 05 May 2021

The cruise will offer sailings departing from Juneau, Alaska, from 7 May

Carus delivers point of sale solution for Smyril Line

Carus delivers point of sale solution for Smyril Line

Smyril Line

By Alex Smith | 05 May 2021

Ferry operator has installed 24 units throughout their ship, Norröna

Almaco outfits onboard spaces for MSC Virtuosa

Almaco outfits onboard spaces for MSC Virtuosa

Almaco

By Alex Smith | 04 May 2021

The contractor delivered provision stores and waiter stations for the new flagship

Seatrade Cruise Global: Bringing together the cruising world

Seatrade Cruise Global: Bringing together the cruising world
By Alex Smith | 30 April 2021

27-30 September 2021; Miami, USA

The event will be attended by more than 13,000 buyers and suppliers from 140 countries

Stena Line increases revenue from onboard shops

Stena Line increases revenue from onboard shops

Stena Line

By Alex Smith | 30 April 2021

Duty-free sales on UK to EU routes have exceeded the company’s expectations

De Wave Group provides turnkey service for P&O Cruises Australia

De Wave Group provides turnkey service for P&O Cruises Australia

De Wave Group

By Alex Smith | 30 April 2021

Firm carried out refit work on Pacific Encounter and will do the same on Pacific Adventure later this year

MSC Cruises reveals entertainment options onboard MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises reveals entertainment options onboard MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises

By Alex Smith | 29 April 2021

The new ship will enter service with four cruises around the UK coastline

Crystal forms partnership with California Ocean Alliance

Crystal forms partnership with California Ocean Alliance

Crystal

By Alex Smith | 28 April 2021

Scientists from conservation organisation will join Antarctic cruises to conduct whale research

Inmarsat report finds cost saving and new revenues drive ferry digitalisation

Inmarsat report finds cost saving and new revenues drive ferry digitalisation

Inmarsat

By Alex Smith | 28 April 2021

Global Ferry Digitalisation Report draws on interviews with ten ferry owners

Hogia delivers new reservation system to CTMA Traversier

Hogia delivers new reservation system to CTMA Traversier

Hogia Ferry Systems

By Alex Smith | 27 April 2021

The system will be used to handle higher volumes of passengers

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