It seems like the most logical expansion the hotel industry, however only Regent Hotels and Club Med maintains a ocean going presence. Hilton and Radisson have both tried and failed at taking on the high seas.
Genting Hong Kong, the owner of Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises as well as a significant shareholder in NCL Holdings has acquired a stake in German Shipyard Lloyd Werft.
While researching for by last article on Royal Viking Line I found that at one point Norwegian Cruise Line had acquired AIDA before selling it back less than two years later. I don’t think any cruise ship has transformed cruising as much as AIDAcara.
In the continuation of our ‘The Rise and Fall of’ series we are looking at Royal Viking Line. This is probably one of the most loved cruise lines to have ever ceased to exist. The Norwegian Company was based in San Francisco, founded as a partnership of three Norwegian shipping lines the company’s brand name continues to be held in high esteem.
Entering service in May 2015 for its new owners Windstar Cruises – Star Legend has a much more complicated history than its sister ships Star Pride and Breeze.