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.
During 2019, a Costa Cruises ship will homeport at Genoa for the first time in nearly 15 years, while the new flagship Costa Smeralda will operate an itinerary that includes the fellow Ligurian ports Savona and La Spezia.
The recent Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise took an outpouring of goodwill, fundraising support and free music to San Juan, Tortola and Grand Turk.
Beginning this summer, Princess Cruises will provide a new immersive cultural experience on Caribbean sailings with regional cuisine, signature cocktails, theme parties and presentations from local experts like shark- and treasure-hunters.
Norwegian Cruise Line opened reservations for the inaugural Eastern Caribbean season of Norwegian Encore, its fourth Breakaway Plus ship.
Carnival Corp. & plc painted a very strong demand picture for 2018 cruises across all regions but noted bookings for the Eastern Caribbean are slightly behind, citing 'a bit of a hurricane hangover.'
Carnival Corp. & plc chalked up positive yields in China during the first quarter despite a 20% industry capacity increase and the fact that Korean ports are still off-limits to cruises from China, which wasn't the case a year ago.
Carnival Corp. & plc's adjusted earnings per share of 52 cents in the first quarter beat Wall Street's expection by 9 cents, and the company raised its 2018 profit forecast on strong demand that's fueling higher pricing.
Ponant opened bookings for more than 23 cruises to Antarctica from November 2019 to March 2020. Five different itineraries, including one new route, will operate aboard four ships: L’Austral, Le Boréal, Le Lyrial and Le Soléal.