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Another BIG Shake Up at Norwegian/Regent Seven Seas/Oceania/Prestige Cruise Holdings – The Sheehan vs. Del Rio Result

Kevin Sheehan, the man who transformed Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) from a mess to a significant and credible force in the contemporary cruise market and then was central to the orchestration of the purchase of Prestige Cruise Holdings (and its Regent Seven Seas and Oceania cruise line brands) has left (“resigned”) as the President and

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Huge Shakeups at Prestige Cruise Holding (Oceania and Regent Seven Seas)…Top Executives Are Leaving and A Ship Is Arriving

On September 2, 2014 I wrote an article about Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) purchase of Prestige Cruise Holdings,which in turn owns Regent Seven Seas and Oceania cruise lines.  I pondered: I have to wonder how NCL, and Kevin Sheehan (who is a pretty straight shooter!) will deal with Regent’s false marketing that it is actually

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Norwegian Cruise Lines Purchases Prestige Cruise Holdings (Regent Seven Seas and Oceania Cruises)

This morning Norwegian Cruise Lines announced it was purchasing Prestige Cruise Holdings, owner of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises for US$3.025 billion dollars including both cash and debt with another $50 million payable to Prestige’s shareholders if certain performance targets are met in 2015. What does it mean from a luxury cruise perspective?

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Budget Cruises Pitching Luxury: You Don’t Get What You Pay For, You Only Think You Do…Because You Have a Bad Travel Agent!

Yesterday I performed a ship inspection of the Norwegian Cruise Lines’s Norwegian Gem in New York City.  It was, to be sure, both interesting and educational, but more importantly, frustrating and even depressing.  I am not talking about the ship or the staff of the Norwegian Gem. Everyone was pleasant…at least the ones that acknowledged

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CNBC – Discusses Cruises With Goldring Travel – UPDATED

A couple of days ago I received an email from CNBC letting me know that they read this blog and thought I might find its upcoming show “Cruise Inc: Big Money on the High Seas” of interest, which begins airing on March 24, 2009 at 9:00 pm EDT. They also sent me a link to

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