Author: Alex Smith

Alex is a contributing writer for Cruise & Ferry Interiors, Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning and CruiseandFerry.net. He produces daily content for the website and interviews senior executives from the world's leading cruise companies, ports and destinations to write features, reports and other articles related to passenger shipping.

Fjord1, Corvus Energy and VesselMan launch Smart Maintenance project

Fjord1, Corvus Energy and VesselMan launch Smart Maintenance project

Fjord 1

By Alex Smith | 12 August 2022

Collaboration aims to develop a digital service process and workflow for inter-company interactions

East by West Ferries orders second electric vessel from WEBBCo

East by West Ferries orders second electric vessel from WEBBCo

Simon Hoyle, Southlight, for WEBBCo

By Alex Smith | 12 August 2022

New Zealand operator has achieved a 82 per cent reduction in route energy cost with previous ship

Viking Saigon begins inaugural season in Southeast Asia

Viking Saigon begins inaugural season in Southeast Asia
By Alex Smith | 10 August 2022

New purpose-built ship has set sail on the Mekong River for cruises between Cambodia and Vietnam

The Port of Riga receives 10 millionth passenger

The Port of Riga receives 10 millionth passenger

Port of RIga Authority

By Alex Smith | 10 August 2022

The Latvian port welcomed Tanja Bittner and her family as she disembarked from Costa Fascinosa

Seatrade Cruise Med reveals speakers for 2022 keynote session

Seatrade Cruise Med reveals speakers for 2022 keynote session

Alexander Awerin/Unsplash

By Alex Smith | 09 August 2022

The conference in Málaga, Spain, will focus on the theme of ‘Steering Change Together’

Speedcast to expand connectivity service for Lindblad Expeditions

Speedcast to expand connectivity service for Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions

By Alex Smith | 05 August 2022

A new multi-year contract will see fleet upgraded with a new network solution

Virgin Voyages deploys Aruba ESP network for connectivity

Virgin Voyages deploys Aruba ESP network for connectivity

Virgin Voyages

By Alex Smith | 05 August 2022

The network will help deliver passenger experiences and provide real-time services for crew

Ponant to develop new, zero-impact cruise ship

Ponant to develop new, zero-impact cruise ship

Ponant/Nicolas Dubreuil

By Alex Smith | 03 August 2022

The ship will combine several non-fossil fuel energy sources to reduce emissions

Fincantieri floats out Norwegian Viva at Marghera shipyard

Fincantieri floats out Norwegian Viva at Marghera shipyard

Camilla Bach/Fincantieri

By Alex Smith | 03 August 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line celebrated the milestone for its second Prima-class ship

Bluestone to oversee construction of new Caronte & Tourist ferry

Bluestone to oversee construction of new Caronte & Tourist ferry

Caronte & Tourist

By Alex Smith | 02 August 2022

The technical services provider will supervise using an in-house software solution

Cruise Baltic launches Sustainable Cruise Indicators

Cruise Baltic launches Sustainable Cruise Indicators
By Alex Smith | 02 August 2022

The new tool will allow sustainability to be measured across different cruise regions

Norwegian Cruise Line takes delivery of Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Cruise Line takes delivery of Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 01 August 2022

The cruise line celebrated the arrival of its newest ship at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard

New expedition ship Seabourn Venture sets sail on first voyage

New expedition ship Seabourn Venture sets sail on first voyage

Seabourn

By Alex Smith | 29 July 2022

Seabourn’s new vessel embarked on a 12-day Northern Islands itinerary from Tromsø, Norway

SES to provide connectivity services to family cruise line

SES to provide connectivity services to family cruise line

SES

By Alex Smith | 27 July 2022

Both newbuilds and existing ships will receive services in new partnership

Port Authority of Bilbao awarded EU grant for shore power project

Port Authority of Bilbao awarded EU grant for shore power project

Port Authority of Bilbao

By Alex Smith | 26 July 2022

Over €14 million will be spent on developing infrastructure across the port area

How MJM Marine is enhancing success for Virgin Voyages

How MJM Marine is enhancing success for Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages

By Alex Smith | 26 July 2022

MJM Marine’s projects onboard Virgin Voyage’s first two cruise ships have involved outfitting 1,330 cabins and installing over 2,600 framed artworks on each vessel

Projects onboard the line’s first two ships have installed over 2,600 artworks on each vessel

Emerald Cruises christens Emerald Luna in Amsterdam

Emerald Cruises christens Emerald Luna in Amsterdam

Emerald Cruises

By Alex Smith | 26 July 2022

The cruise line’s ninth river ship will sail on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers in Europe

Attica Group ferries to be fitted with Wave bilge filter systems

Attica Group ferries to be fitted with Wave bilge filter systems

Wave International

By Alex Smith | 26 July 2022

The MiniBoss system will reduce water pollution from Aero 1 catamarans

Carnival holds keel-laying ceremony for Carnival Jubilee

Carnival holds keel-laying ceremony for Carnival Jubilee

Carnival Cruise Line

By Alex Smith | 22 July 2022

The ship is under construction at Meyer Werft shipyard ahead of its debut in November 2023

Port of Tarragona receives MSC Bellissima at Balears Wharf

Port of Tarragona receives MSC Bellissima at Balears Wharf

Port of Tarragona

By Alex Smith | 20 July 2022

The MSC Cruises vessel is the largest cruise ship ever received by the port

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