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.
Windstar Cruises' all-suite Star Pride debuted Monday in Barcelona during a christening ceremony and pierside fiesta prior to the inaugural voyage to Spain, France and Italy. The former Seabourn Pride is the first of Seabourn's original three vessels joining Windstar.
The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation hosted an event on board Carnival Breeze at PortMiami to support the work of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The national nonprofit, which provides young children and their low-literate parents the opportunity to learn together, is marking its 25th anniversary this year with a series of special events.
AIDAluna emerged Monday from a nine-day drydock at Blohm+Voss in Hamburg that included the installation of an exhaust gas scrubber and an updated photo shop.
Marc Miller has been promoted to senior manager, deployment & itinerary planning for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Carnival Liberty sailed over the weekend on its inaugural voyage from Port Canaveral, where it joins the recently deployed Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Sensation. Carnival Liberty replaces the smaller Carnival Ecstasy at the Central Florida port.
Norwegian Breakaway's return to New York was delayed by three hours Sunday before tugs towed the ship to its Pier 88 berth after it stood by in the Hudson River amid strong currents.
UBS Investment Research found pricing for contemporary cruise brands like Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean ticked down last week, following a few stable weeks, while pricing for premium brands like Holland America, Princess and Cunard increased.
Costa Cruises has scheduled nine calls to Samaná Bay in the Dominican Republic during the next 2014/15 winter season. The 2,600-berth Costa Mediterranea will be homeporting at Miami and Guadeloupe.
Port Metro Vancouver’s 2014 Alaska cruise season looks to be on par with a strong 2013, features several new twists and will be the last that Ballantyne Pier is used for cruise operations as the business will be fully handled at an optimized Canada Place in 2015.