Profits For Crystal And Losses For Fred. Olsen – Four Voyager Class To Gain 75 Staterooms Each – Four MSC Ships To Be Lengthened?

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 4th November 2013.

Crystal Serenity and SymphonyThis week, we report on results for Crystal Cruises, which has done well in today’s market, with its parent NYK’s cruise section making a $23 million turnaround to achieve an $11 million profit for the quarter ending September 30. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, on the other hand, has done rather poorly in comparison, with losses increasing from $6.7 million for the period January 1 through September 30, 2012, to $16.2 million this year. Elsewhere, Royal Caribbean International reveals that it is adding 75 cabins each to four Voyager Class ships, news that reminds us that each new cabin is worth $100,000 in additional annual revenues to a cruise line. Finally, reports are beginning to appear that MSC Cruises may be about to lengthen its four smallest vessels in the MSC Lirica class.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                             (See previous columns)

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