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.

Naming ceremony held for Costa Smeralda

Naming ceremony held for Costa Smeralda
By Alex Smith | 24 February 2020

Celebrations in Savona, Italy, featured the ship’s godmother Penélope Cruz

Silverseas Cruises’ luxurious requirements

Silverseas Cruises’ luxurious requirements
By Alex Smith | 24 February 2020

Cruise lines and ports need to work together to meet the needs and responsibilities of luxury travel, as Silversea Cruises’ Justin Poulsen explains to Alex Smith

Cruise lines and ports need to work together to meet the needs of luxury travel, says Justin Poulsen

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady launched in Dover by Richard Branson

Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady launched in Dover by Richard Branson
By Alex Smith | 21 February 2020

The cruise line’s first ship will call at Liverpool before sailing to Miami for its inaugural voyage

BC Ferries christens Island-class ferries

BC Ferries christens Island-class ferries
By Alex Smith | 21 February 2020

Island Discovery and Island Aurora will enter service in mid-2020

National Geographic Endurance completes sea trials

National Geographic Endurance completes sea trials
By Alex Smith | 20 February 2020

Lindblad Expeditions’ first purpose-built polar expedition ship is set for delivery in March 2020

What it takes to stay in the marine business

What it takes to stay in the marine business
By Alex Smith | 20 February 2020

As interior outfitter Trimline turns 55, chairman Gary Oliver shares the reasons for the company’s longevity

Norwegian Cruise Line completes Norwegian Spirit refit

Norwegian Cruise Line completes Norwegian Spirit refit
By Alex Smith | 19 February 2020

US$100 million renovation sees changes to all staterooms, dining venues and public areas

American Cruise Lines signs docking agreement with Vicksburg

American Cruise Lines signs docking agreement with Vicksburg
By Alex Smith | 19 February 2020

20-year deal will give the line receive priority docking at the US port for a per-passenger fee

DFDS reveals new features in Dunkerque Seaways refit

DFDS reveals new features in Dunkerque Seaways refit
By Alex Smith | 18 February 2020

Ferry is the first of three to be refurbished in a £3.9 million (US$5.07 million) investment

Virgin Voyages takes delivery of Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages takes delivery of Scarlet Lady
By Alex Smith | 18 February 2020

Cruise line commits to offsetting direct carbon emissions as first ship enters fleet

How Costa Cruises is planning to please

How Costa Cruises is planning to please
By Alex Smith | 18 February 2020

Mario Alovisi tells Alex Smith what criteria the cruise line prioritises when designing the ideal cruise itineraries for guests

Mario Alovisi discusses the criteria Costa Cruises prioritises when designing the cruise itineraries

Tersan Shipyard to build two ships for Havila Kystruten

Tersan Shipyard to build two ships for Havila Kystruten
By Alex Smith | 17 February 2020

Havila Pollux and Havila Polaris will be capable of sailing emission-free for four hours

Royal Caribbean to build first Royal Beach Club

Royal Caribbean to build first Royal Beach Club
By Alex Smith | 17 February 2020

The cruise line signs agreement with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda

Austal launches 109-metre catamaran ferry

Austal launches 109-metre catamaran ferry
By Alex Smith | 14 February 2020

New Fjord Line vessel is the largest by volume ever constructed by the shipbuilder

Damen to build five coastal ferries for Zanzibar Government

Damen to build five coastal ferries for Zanzibar Government
By Alex Smith | 14 February 2020

Vessels will carry tourists visiting Pemba Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago from July 2020

MSC Cruises and Abu Dhabi Ports sign berthing agreement

MSC Cruises and Abu Dhabi Ports sign berthing agreement
By Alex Smith | 13 February 2020

Cruise line to receive preferential berthing rights at Zayed Port and Sir Bani Yas Island

Celebrity Apex successfully completes sea trial

Celebrity Apex successfully completes sea trial
By Alex Smith | 13 February 2020

Ship returns to Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard following test in strong wind and waves

Posidonia set for biggest-ever conference in 2020

Posidonia set for biggest-ever conference in 2020
By Alex Smith | 12 February 2020

Over 2,000 exhibitors will fill the Athens Metropolitan Expo to discuss sulphur emissions and more

Meyer Turku lays keels for Costa Toscana

Meyer Turku lays keels for Costa Toscana
By Alex Smith | 12 February 2020

Costa Cruises celebrated the beginning of hull assembly with a ceremony at the shipyard

Irish Ferries signs agreement with Hogia Ferry Systems

Irish Ferries signs agreement with Hogia Ferry Systems
By Alex Smith | 11 February 2020

Software developer will deliver its BOOKIT system for the line’s passenger and freight vessels

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