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.
As the British Virgin Islands head into their first cruise season following last year's devastating hurricanes, Mark Vanterpool, minister for communications and works, said the territory's visitor attractions are 'pretty much back' and he's hopeful numbers will recover to top half a million passengers.
Seatrade Cruise Personality of the Year went to Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, while Outstanding Contribution Award went to Fred Danska, director-cruise, at Wärtsilä, and Port Personality of the Year to Betty MacMillan, cruise development manager, Port Saint John.
Connecticut-based tour operator Tauck is launching a new 'Alaska's Inside Passage' cruise for 2019 that will be highlighted by up to six daily shore excursion choices, with all selections already built into Tauck's all-inclusive prices.
Cruise Britain estimates passenger numbers to the British Isles in 2018 will continue to show the strongest growth rate of any northern European market segment.
Pullmantur Cruceros appointed 10-year company veteran Yordan Yordanov as director, technical ship management, responsible for planning drydock projects, coordinating and supervising technical services and maintaining the ships. He also exercises budgetary control over his division.
After debuting in Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line's 2019 newbuild, Norwegian Encore, will sail from New York City starting in April 2020 on itineraries that include Bermuda.