European private equity investor Perwyn has acquired Monaco-based Cruiseline, a specialist in the online sale of cruises in the Mediterranean, North Sea, Latin America, and the Caribbean, in partnership with the company’s management team, which has been led by Pierre Pelissier since 2012.
With nearly €200 million in annual revenues, more than 170,000 passengers transported per year, and more than 50 partner cruise lines; Cruiseline operates in France, Spain, Italy, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile under several brands, including Croisières.fr, Croisières.com, Cruceros.com, Crociere.com, Cruise.us and Kreuzfahrtenplanet.com.
The company’s call centre in Monaco, housing over 300 employees, is backed up by platforms in Madrid, Buenos Aires, and more recently Cancún.
With Perwyn’s support, Cruiseline intends to continue its expansion into new geographies to take advantage of the growing interest in cruises and the growth in online travel sales
Cruiseline also intends to support its operator partners in their commitment to ecological transition, by supporting large investments in new vessels equipped with increasingly efficient and modern technologies to reduce their impact on the environment.