Private Equity Firms May Be Looking to Buy Cruise Operator Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten is not known for flashy ships or onboard innovations. But the Norway-based operator sails itineraries that have proven popular, especially as the Mediterranean has been struggling in recent months.

TUI Group Sees Cruise Sector as Key to Growth Strategy

Growing its cruise offering is a key plank of TUI’s current strategy. Expect to see further expansion in the near future.

MSC Cruises Is Setting up Shop in China, Signaling More Growth

How great is the appetite among Chinese travelers for cruise vacations? International cruise operators think they've only just started testing the waters and demand will continue to grow.

How the World’s Biggest Cruise Company Approaches Sustainability

It's nice to see an industry-leading company take a forward-looking approach to sustainability, both in terms of the environment and its effect on destinations around the world. For the time being, cruise ships are still big polluters.

Eyeing North American Growth, MSC Cruises Is Bringing in Reinforcements

As MSC Cruises prepares for growth (that it hopes will be explosive) over the next 10 years, we expect to see many more strategic changes.

The Cruise Industry Is Still Exploding in Asia But Prices Are Under Pressure

While the tone has changed this year in conversations about China — lower prices will do that — executives say they still believe in the market for the long term.

Norwegian Cruise Line has a Big Europe Problem

Cruise line executives trumpet the benefits of global deployment: When one part of the world is having trouble, other regions tend to improve. Unfortunately for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the biggest markets are struggling at the same time.

Norwegian Cruise Line Cuts Profit Forecast on Slumping Demand

Slumping demand for Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, as well as discounting, took a chunk out of Norwegian Cruise Line's profit in the second quarter.

Cruise Ship Building Boom a Boon for Germany’s Shipbuilding Industry

China may be able to compete on price, but the long history Germany has building ships is still giving it an edge over emerging rivals.

Crystal Cruises Will Not Make the SS United States Great Again

Crystal Cruises, which has been on a spending spree since it was acquired last year, finally found something it won't buy.