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Sir Richard Branson's new venture Virgin Voyages is one step closer to reality with the laying of the first keel in Genoa, Italy.

Three ships have been ordered with a value estimated at USD 3 billion for the trio. The new line is being billed as 18+, which should be quite appealing.

The design choice is quite radical and not at all unexpected for Branson in my opinion.





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That design is very Branson-esque. The diversity of Virgin group businesses is really quite impressive. Even just in transportation there are several airlines, a railway, and now a cruise line (plus some more I probably missed).
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That design is very Branson-esque. The diversity of Virgin group businesses is really quite impressive. Even just in transportation there are several airlines, a railway, and now a cruise line (plus some more I probably missed).



The more I see this, the more I would love to have a model of this liner. A beauty!

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Interesting design. I wonder what is the advantage of straight front over the angled one if there's any. Titanic was straight too.
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Interesting design. I wonder what is the advantage of straight front over the angled one if there's any. Titanic was straight too.



Good question. I would wager there is a reason for this over just the aesthetics. 

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It won't be easy for Virgin Voyages to establish itself as a force to be reckoned with . There are already enough British Companies primarily targeting the British Market (Fred Olsen, Saga, P & O , Thomson /TUI).

Apart from those there are always the traditonal big name "players" such as the Carnival Group (which includes Carnival Cruise Line , Costa Crociere, Holland America Cruise Line , Princess, AIDA etc), Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Crociere, TUI Kreuzfahrten etc.
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It won't be easy for Virgin Voyages to establish itself as a force to be reckoned with . There are already enough British Companies primarily targeting the British Market (Fred Olsen, Saga, P & O , Thomson /TUI).

Apart from those there are always the traditonal big name "players" such as the Carnival Group (which includes Carnival Cruise Line , Costa Crociere, Holland America Cruise Line , Princess, AIDA etc), Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Crociere, TUI Kreuzfahrten etc.


I agree with you. This will be a tough nut to crack.



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