Mystic Invest Holding is the parent company of Mystic Cruises, Nicko Cruises, and Douro Azul. It is a Portuguese privately held financial holding with more 25 years of experience in the travel and tourism sector.
The history of the holding company dates back to 1993 when Portuguese entrepreneur, Mario Ferreira, formed Ferreira & Rayford Turismo with the river boat, Vista Douro. In 1996 the river cruise brand, Douro Azul was created when the company acquired the vessels, Princesa do Douro and AltoDouro. Today, Duoro Azul operates a fleet of 13 vessels.
In 2015, Mystic Invest bought Nicko Cruises (formerly Nicko Tours) which had previously filed for bankruptcy in 2013. Mystic Invest kept the name Nicko Cruises and founded it as a German subsidiary. Currently, Nicko Cruises operates 25 cruise vessels, mostly river, but a couple of ocean-going cruise ships as well.
Mystic Cruises is an ocean cruise brand also belonging to Mystic Invest Holding. They own two expedition ships which are currently chartered out and they have five ships that will be coming out between 2021 and 2023. In 2019, Mystic Cruises announced that they would rebrand themselves as Atlas Ocean Voyages.
Website: Mystic Invest
Posted: January 20, 2021