US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News
Anne Kalosh is the US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News. She covers global stories, reporting both breaking and in-depth news on cruising's significant people, places, ships and trends. A sought-after expert on cruising, she has moderated conferences around the world, including the high-profile State of the Industry panel at Seatrade Cruise Global. She created and led the acclaimed itinerary-planning case study for Seatrade's cruise master classes held at Cambridge and Oxford universities. She is the cruise columnist for AFAR.com, and her freelance stories have appeared in a wide range of publications, from The New York Times to The Miami Herald.
Port of Palm Beach commissioners gave the green light to a multi-ship agreement with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, paving the way for the addition of a second ship, currently sailing as Costa neoClassica, in 2018.
With World Dream's arrival in November, this second ship of Dream Cruises will replace sister Genting Dream in China's Pearl Delta. Genting Dream will be homeported at Singapore, and Star Cruises' SuperStar Gemini will move from Singapore to Bangkok, Thailand.
Higher operating costs for Crystal Cruises, Dream Cruises and Genting Hong Kong's new German shipyards dragged the company to a first half loss of US$203.1m, up from a loss of $54.6m in the first six months of 2016.
Sue Carper, manager, variety entertainment, retired from Norwegian Cruise Line after 45 years of service.
US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has sworn in Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, a retired Navy officer, as the administrator of the Maritime Administration. Prior to his appointment Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association, a global association of transportation and logistics professionals.
On Aug. 21, for the first time in 99 years, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible from the continental United States, and Princess Cruises passengers on six ships in Alaska will be invited to viewing parties as part of the line's 'Stargazing with Discovery at Sea' program.
In 2016 Windstar Cruises launched its 'Star Promise' with the goal of becoming travel agents' best partner for small ship cruising.
Citing a 'strong response' to its first Cuba cruises announced earlier this year, Carnival Cruise Line added five more voyages featuring extended Havana calls in 2018.