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.
Abercrombie & Kent's Bob Simpson, VP expedition cruising, will present an overview of the company's Northwest Passage adventure, from Greenland to the Bering Sea, during a June 20 webinar.
Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio, EVP, chief revenue officer of AFAR Media, and Lucy Huxley, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly UK, will serve as the godmothers of Azamara Pursuit for its Aug. 28 naming in Southampton.
An autonomous ship model has been successfully tested in Aker Arctic’s ice model test laboratory in Helsinki. In the demonstration the model was able to detect obstacles in the ice tank using on-board sensors, to maneuver around them without operator input and to moor itself automatically to a target pier.
Viking Ocean Cruises' fifth ship, Viking Orion, was named by retired NASA astronaut Anna Fisher in festivities Thursday night in Livorno, Italy.
MSC Cruises—known for grand events—outdid itself today at STX France by ordering a fifth Meraviglia-class ship, celebrating the float-out of MSC Bellissima, holding a coin ceremony for MSC Grandiosa and cutting steel for and giving a name to its 2020 newbuild, MSC Virtuosa.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is acquiring what chairman and CEO Richard Fain called 'a crown jewel,' Silversea Cruises. RCL is taking a 66.7% stake for $1bn and assuming about $500m in debt, based on an enterprise value of approximately $2bn, and Fain said he's 'thrilled beyond words.'
Holland America Line's redesigned website facilitates online booking with a new, intuitive process, easy navigation, bold images and detailed information.
Agustin Barrera has been appointed partner, VP and director of architecture – Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, at Bermello Ajamil & Partners.
Carnival Corp. & plc created a World Cup programming collection for OceanView, its digital streaming channel.