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.
In order to avoid the path of Hurricane Michael in the Gulf of Mexico, Carnival Cruise Line revised routes for six vessels, while one of its Pacific itineraries was tweaked due to Hurricane Sergio. Norwegian Cruise Line changed one itinerary, while Royal Caribbean International is monitoring the storms but has no alterations so far.
Carnival Corp. and several of its brands—AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises—have been working on a number of community projects to support Caribbean destinations. These include rebuilding schools, youth training, emergency response, beach cleanups, literacy and more.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced the opening of Ivan Dawson Primary School, the first school to be constructed as a result of the company’s Hope Starts Here hurricane relief campaign.
As expected, Silversea Cruises' expansion under the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. umbrella will be happening fast. The companies today announced agreements to build three new ships for the Silversea fleet.
Naturetours.com, a small ship expedition company that sails further in to the Amazon than any other line, is relaunching its signature vessel, Tucano, after an extensive refit. The work enhanced the accommodations and public spaces while keeping Tucano one of the most sustainable ships around.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has chartered one of its two ships to assist in the recovery of communities impacted by the recent Massachusetts natural gas explosions.
For its upcoming conference and trade show in Puerto Rico, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association expects to draw both the most cruise executives and high-level government officials in the event's 25-year history.
American Cruise Lines' American Song, the first contemporary-style riverboat in the US, will begin its inaugural season from the Port of New Orleans on Saturday.