Prestige Files for an IPO
Moody's Investors Service said Prestige Cruises International, Inc. , the indirect parent company of Oceania Cruises, Inc. (Oceania - B3, positive) and Seven Seas Cruises S. DER.L. (Regent - B2, stable), filing yesterday to take the company public is a credit positive.
Oceania is a five-ship cruise company (one ship on charter through April 2014). Oceania targets the upper premium segment of the cruise industry. Regent is a three-ship (plus one on order) cruise ship operator that targets the luxury segment of the cruise industry.