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.
Ahead of the North American debut of world's largest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas on Nov. 9, Royal Caribbean International partnered with the Grammy Museum to fund music education programs.
Genting Cruise Lines—comprising Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises—signed a new memorandum of understanding with Indonesia’s state-owned terminal operator, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (PERSERO), as part of an ongoing commitment to develop the country's cruise industry.
Port of San Francisco officials greeted the maiden call of Norwegian Bliss on Oct. 3. Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship docked at the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27.
In an update, the US Environmental Protection Agency said the 2013 Vessel General Permit—which covers discharges incidental to normal operation—will not be reissued prior to its Dec. 18 expiration date. The 2013 VGP will be administratively continued and remain in effect until a new permit is issued.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which doubled capacity this year—but is temporarily back to one ship due to a charter—has been upping its game in areas like guest experience and digital marketing, while rolling out new partnerships.
Crystal Cruises jumped out by announcing its full 2021 deployment, which features extensive exploration of Southeast Asia, China and Japan, four sailings to/from Dublin, and the Holy Land.
A recent Booking.com survey of more than 20,000 global travelers found that 40% of baby boomers had taken a solo trip in the past year and another 21% were planning to take one in the near future.