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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.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

Airbnb Tries to Lure New Hosts With Discounts on a Fathom Cruise

We're not sure if this promotion alone will prompt anyone to sign up as an Airbnb host or take a cruise. But Fathom, which is still an up-and-coming brand, may earn some attention — and hipster cred — for partnering with the high-profile company.

2 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Optimistic About China Despite Pricing Troubles

Royal Caribbean is adamant that it is in China for the long haul, despite short-term pricing pressures. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the industry responds if capacity proves difficult to absorb.

2 months ago