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.
To meet luxury travelers’ growing interest in exploring Cuba beyond Havana, last month Regent Seven Seas Cruises introduced a March 2019 voyage that visits four Cuban ports. It quickly sold out, so the line added a second immersive sailing in November next year.
Crystal Cruises president and CEO Tom Wolber will host two sailings aboard Crystal Symphony, the Dec. 1, 2019, 'Panama Panorama' from Fort Lauderdale to Caldera, Costa Rica, and the Dec. 7, 2020, 'Icons of Southeast Asia' for an extended journey from Singapore.
In an effort to stimulate tourism to Hawaii, Norwegian Cruise Line, along with the Island of Hawai`i Visitors Bureau, hosted a private event Tuesday in Hilo to celebrate the culture, history and people of the islands. The line also announced a limited-time free airfare promotion.
At Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., EVP maritime Harri Kulovaara has recently beefed up his team with a trio of VPs in newly created roles—Bo Cerup-Simonsen (newbuild strategy and portfolio), Tor Svensen (maritime technology) and Constantin Ionesco (fleet modernization).
Costa Fortuna will get €8m in work, including many restyled public areas and new guest services, in Singapore this December before returning to Europe from its Asia deployment.
Blue World Voyages, whose motto is 'Active Lifestyle Cruising,' has formed a partnership with 'Yoga Journal,' a leading authority on yoga and the yoga lifestyle for four decades. In addition the line will ally with the International SeaKeepers Society.
Naval architecture, design and marine engineering specialist Foreship is transferring a senior member of its management team in Finland to lead its Seattle operation. This move is aimed at expanding West Coast activities and providing a new focus for the company's US cruise ship customer base.
Passengers with mobility impairment will be able to participate in group shore excursions at Costa Cruises thanks to a new program involving the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (AISM) and Costa Crociere Foundation.