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.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. launched GoBe.com, a digital travel company that may be the company's answer to capturing a chunk of the 'independents'—passengers who don't book cruise line excursions. But it goes beyond that.
Viking Cruises' new Resident Historian program provides an enhanced level of enrichment for passengers on its ocean ships. A specially selected faculty will present a high-level historical and cultural education specific to the journey so travelers can understand the major chapters in world history.
Oceania Cruises announced 10 new journeys to Cuba in 2018. All sail round-trip PortMiami. Itineraries range from seven to 10 days; all visit Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.
Vicki Freed, svp sales, trade support and service for Royal Caribbean International, has been named to chair the Trade Relations Committee of Cruise Lines International Association.
Sir Richard Branson led the countdown (by video) for the first piece of steel to be cut for Virgin Voyages' newbuild in festivities at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yard Wednesday.
Newly released renderings show the elegant public rooms planned for Silver Cloud's conversion into an ice-class expedition ship, scheduled for August to October.
The US Coast Guard and Cuban search and rescue officials are looking for a man who reportedly went overboard from Carnival Victory in the early morning hours Wednesday.
Cunard Line's January to May 2019 program, ‘Oceans of Discovery,’ features the line's first Alaska voyage in more than two decades, a full world cruise and various 'Grand Voyages.'
Underscoring the importance of the Caribbean, Carnival Corp. has appointed veteran executive Marie McKenzie to a newly created role as vp global ports and Caribbean government relations.
The fourth Oasis-class ship, Symphony of the Seas, headlines Royal Caribbean International's eight-vessel 2018 Europe season. That's an increase from six ships in Europe during 2017 and comparable with the eight in 2016.