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.
2015 theme cruises at American Cruise Lines range from 'Savories of the South' to 'Civil War Eastern Theater' and 'Puget Sound Food & Wine.' Jazz and lobster are featured, too.
Holland America Line promoted Jack Littlemore to director, revenue management operations, and Gabrielle Smith to deputy director, systems user support and operations support, both in the revenue management department.
For bookings made from today through July 10, Princess Cruises is giving deals on North American sailings of at least 10 days. The 'Red, White & Blue Sale' offers discounts of up to $700 per stateroom, plus up to $150 on-board spending money.
Update adds more insight from David Yellow.
UK-based Voyages to Antiquity entered into a strategic, integrated partnership with Seattle's Global Voyages Group to provide marketing, sales and reservations support for cruise-tour vacations to travel agencies, wholesalers of destination-based travel and consumers in North America.
Four new Crystal cruises featuring Bali this fall and in early 2015 include local overnights aboard Crystal Symphony, Balinese dancers, an Emmy Award-winning anthropologist/filmmaker and perhaps the island's most renowned traditional chef.
Seattle-based Global Voyages Group and Binary Fountain, a social intelligence company, formed a strategic partnership to provide 'Social Compass for Cruise and Travel,' a tool that aggregates key content from a variety of sources, including unstructured sentiment.
Cunard Line celebrity chef and partner Todd English will join Queen Mary 2's US Independence Day cruise from New York to Boston. Aboard the July 1 voyage, English is to develop a new menu with the ship's culinary team that will debut later this summer.
German river operator nicko tours has chartered Vienna I to replace its Britannia after the vessel took on water while sailing in the Ijssel River in the Netherlands over the weekend. Vienna I will operate on a three-week charter while Britannia undergoes repairs.
New brand Pearl Seas Cruises, the sister of American Cruise Lines, has begun operating Pearl Mist. The 210-passenger ship sailed Wednesday morning from Baltimore.