Cruise.co

Sector: Leisure

Europe’s leading specialist online travel agency platform for cruises

Business Overview

  • Established in 1984, Cruise.co has evolved in to become Europe’s leading specialist online travel agency platform for cruises
  • PCS3’s investment supported the acquisition of Kreuzfahrtberater.de, a leading cruise-specialist travel agency in the German market

  • The company offers retail and package holidays from a range of well-established cruise operators
  • Offers the world’s largest online resource of cruising content including reviews, blogs and guides

Investment Thesis

  • Europe’s largest online travel agency specialising in cruises, with a differentiated proposition and strong brand recognition

  • Attractive market fundamentals; cruises are a large and growing segment of the European travel industry

  • Significant customer loyalty with a high level of repeat bookings

  • Considerable growth opportunities through international and market share expansion
  • Partnership with a highly regarded sponsor with a strong track record in the sector