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.
Sea Cloud Cruises promoted Kathryn Whittaker to captain of Sea Cloud II. A Canadian, she is the first female captain in the Sea Cloud Cruises fleet, which fields two sailing ships, the 64-passenger Sea Cloud and 94-passenger Sea Cloud II.
Tauck riverboats Treasures and Esprit resumed sailing from Amsterdam following a massive reconfiguration of their interior spaces to create larger cabins and reduce passenger count.
Shifting away from the standard art auction program, Holland America Line is working with ArtLink to give cruisers the opportunity to participate in a number of interactive art events, delve into the arts and crafts of regions visited and to purchase art.
Following repairs to what MSC Cruises described as 'minor damage,' MSC Armonia resumed its Caribbean cruise after striking the end of the pier at Roatán in Honduras.
Carnival Corp. & plc announced an 11% increase in its quarterly dividend to 50 cents per share, up from 45 cents. Additionally, the board approved the re-authorization of up to $1bn in share repurchases covering both Carnival Corp. common stock and Carnival plc ordinary shares.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has entered into an agreement with V.Ships Leisure to assist with port operations, CEO Douglas Prothero told Seatrade Cruise News.
The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association returns to Puerto Rico for its 25th annual Cruise Conference & Trade Show, set for Nov. 5-9 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan.
Emilio Freeman is joining SeaDream Yacht Club as VP destinations & revenue management. In addition to itinerary development, he takes on responsibility for the Yachting Land Adventure program, the company’s shore excursion portfolio.