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Richard Branson Plans To Launch Virgin Cruises

What Sir Richard Branson wants, he will certainly get. He has plans to launch a fleet of Virgin Cruise ships, so it’s just a matter of time when we’ll see the launch of his two new Miami-based ships, since he’s looking for investors. According to a in the UAE website The National, Branson is looking to tap Arabian Gulf investors, including UAE entities, for a US$1.7 billion loan for the construction of two new ships for the launch of the cruise line.

Richard Branson to create “Virgin Cruises”

“We are looking at a very different kind of cruise company. We’re trying to create the kind of cruise ship that would be attractive to the kind of people who would never consider a cruise at the moment,” Sir Richard told The National.

The report added that the cruise line would be based in Miami.

“Most of the money is now committed,” Branson said, according to statement obtained by Reuters. ”We will start by building two big ships from scratch and feel the Virgin brand will work very well in cruises.”

Richard Branson to create “Virgin Cruises”

If plans go to schedule, the line could be operational by 2019.

“We would offer more entertainment and leisure opportunities on board the ships, making them attractive to a younger market. We believe we can supply the Virgin ‘touch’ on cabins, leisure and dining facilities,” a Virgin spokesman said.

Richard Branson to create “Virgin Cruises”

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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