Anne Kalosh

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Editor, Seatrade Cruise News & Senior Associate Editor, Seatrade Cruise Review Anne Kalosh 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, and her freelance stories have appeared in a wide range of publications, from The New York Times to The Miami Herald.

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Royal’s Cuba ships get new routes, including year-round New Orleans

Majesty of the Seas will sail year-round from New Orleans to destinations including Perfect Day at CocoCay PHOTO: Royal Caribbean/Michel Verdure

Royal Caribbean International rolled out new routes for Majesty of the Seas and Empress of the Seas, which had been sailing to Cuba.

Perfect Day at CocoCay

Starting in January, Majesty of the Seas will operate year-round from New Orleans with weeklong cruises featuring Perfect Day at CocoCay. The ship currently sails four- and five-night getaways from Port Everglades to Nassau, Key West, Cozumel and CocoCay.

Departures through through April 2020 are now open to book. Sailings from May 2020 through April 2021 will open the week of July 22.

Empress adds Virgin Gorda

Empress of the Seas will continue to depart from PortMiami, adding Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands as a new Royal Caribbean destination. The ship’s six- to eight-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings will also visit Mexico, Belize and the Bahamas, including Perfect Day at CocoCay on select itineraries.

Empress cruises from January through April 2020 are now available to book. Details for the ship’s 2020-21 deployment will be announced and open to book in the upcoming weeks.




Posted 10 July 2019

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