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.
Hurtigruten appointed Angel Moledo as VP customer sales & service for the Americas, based in its Seattle regional headquarters.
In time for wave season Royal Caribbean International teamed up with the authority on personality research, CPP–The Myers-Briggs Co., to create an easy way for travelers to navigate the possibilities for their next adventure.
Many of Norwegian Cruise Line's largest and newest ships will be sailing from new homeports starting in late 2019.
Holland America Line upped the star power on its Culinary Council with the addition of chef Ethan Stowell from the company's Seattle hometown. He'll be involved in enhancing the culinary offerings aboard the fleet, including Nieuw Statendam, which begins sailing Dec. 5.
Capt. Ingar Engan, who worked on the building of Royal Viking Sea and sailed on all three of Royal Viking Line's original ships before going on to join the start-up team for Crystal Cruises and overseeing Crystal Harmony's construction, died Jan. 11. He had been in hospice at his home in Spain.
Production began on Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises' first newbuild, Crystal Endeavor, at MV Werften's yard in Stralsund, Germany. Previously announced for summer 2019, the ship is now due to debut in 2020.
Carnival Victory is in the midst of an extensive, multimillion-dollar dry dock that is adding a variety of food and beverage outlets, as well as two luxurious Captain’s Suites and new deluxe ocean-view staterooms.
Carnival Cruise Line has begun paying travel agents commission for wedding package sales and is offering wave season bonuses.