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.
MSC Cruises plans to equip all its ships with Total Marine Solutions' 'Ocean Guardian' tool that provides immediate access to the latest environmental regulations.
AmaWaterways promoted Alex Pinelo to the newly created position of VP national accounts. The company said this reflects the expanded responsibility and senior-level leadership that Pinelo has exhibited since joining Ama a year ago as director, Latin American sales, and most recently taking on responsibility as director, national accounts.
Scheduled for delivery in October, the 100-passenger National Geographic Venture will be inaugurated in San Francisco and sail two Pacific coast itineraries before beginning its seasons in Baja, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
SuperStar Virgo is going to redeploy to north China where, in the three months starting September, the ship will sail from Dalian, Tianjin and Qingdao.
A survey of more than 200,000 family travelers conducted by the Family Travel Association, MSC Cruises and Trip by Skyscanner found that a beach vacation is the No. 1 vacation destination choice among parents of children across every age group.
Carnival Corp. shares fell 10% in morning trading on Monday after the company reported record second quarter earnings but trimmed its outlook on fuel costs and currency exchange. It's the Caribbean, though, that appears to still be the hang-up for investors.
Carnival Corp. & plc turned in record second quarter results, passing both guidance and Wall Street's expectations, however the company tempered its third quarter and full-year outlook on higher fuel costs and foreign exchange.