electricron Posted September 1, 2006 #1 Share Posted September 1, 2006 Is NCL up for sale? According to this news web site, it might be (rumors). http://www.lloydslist.com/ Excerpt: NCL stays tight-lipped over takeover speculation Norwegian Cruise Line yesterday refused to comment on market rumours suggesting that a potential sale of the Miami company to MSC Cruises was being negotiated “behind closed doors” by parent Star Cruises. Also it appears Royal Caribbean is buying the Spanish cruise line Pullmantur for 700 million Euros, or 818 million Dollars. So, cruise lines are continuing to be buying each other out, but not always the larger buying the smaller. If Star Cruises sells NCL to MSC, what do you think might change? Would it be for the better or worse? Presently, MSC has eight ships, and three new ships under construction at Chantier's de l'Atlantique. A sister of the Musica to be called the Orchestra at 89,000 gross tons, and two new larger 133,500 gross tons ships to be called the Fantasia (due spring 2008) and the Serenata (due spring 2009). Would MSC give th elarger 133,500 gross tons ships to NCL in exchange for two of NCL's older ships, possibly the Sun, Spirit, Dawn and Star which probably will fit the Meditterranean market better? Or possibly, because rumors are often wrong, what about NCL/Star Cruises buying out MSC? Here's the MSC Cruises web site for more information: http://www.msccruisesusa.com/home.asp Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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