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Cruising Is Back - And Is Here To Stay

Apr. 02, 2021 3:53 PM ETGTHKF, LIND, NCLH, RCL, CCL, CUK22 Comments


  • Investors who have never cruised may not understand how enjoyable cruising is for millions of people.
  • This enjoyment translates into profitability for cruise companies large and small, public and not-yet-publicly traded.
  • The publicly-traded firms have had to resort to incurring more debt and sustaining greater losses; it has been the same for most privately-held cruise lines.
  • Understanding the deep loyalty and intense desire of the cruising public to spend time at sea roaming the globe offers us a unique opportunity.
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Woman enjoying on a cruise.
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When I talk about "the cruise industry" as investment possibilities, I do not mean merely the publicly traded giants available on US markets, but those public and private firms elsewhere in the world, the independent travel companies that profit

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