Is the Virgin Group entering the cruise business? The Branson family owned investment group has announced the formation of Virgin Cruises. Although financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed, its lead investment partner is named as Bain Capital.
Former President of Disney Cruise Line, Tom McAlpin, has been selected as the CEO of Virgin Cruises. Headquartered in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Virgin Cruises has plans to operate two new world-class cruise ships. They have not announced an operating date.
The Miami Herald discusses this announcement. Please let us know if you can provide further insight or have heard any interesting rumors. Will Virgin be accepting bitcoin like Virgin Galactic?