Say Goodbye to Floating Hotels. Say Hello to Blue World.
No more buffet lines, water slides and slot machines. We're building a cruise line for the next generation of health-conscious professionals, sports/fitness enthusiasts, and active explorers. Welcome to Active Lifestyle Cruising.
Blue World is the antidote to one-size-fits-all cruise blues. Our ship was originally built for 900 passengers, but we're retrofitting it for 350. That means bigger cabins for each passenger, an entire deck devoted to sports and fitness, and another to spa and wellness. Which means you get all this: a spacious functional training gym, bike-fitting station, sports medicine clinic, golf and soccer simulators, yoga, spinning, and TRX studios, a sea-water lap pool, and much more.
A Whole New Kind of Shore Adventure
As a smaller vessel, we take you to places in the Mediterranean the jumbo ships can't go - so you'll see and experience things they can't show you. And you get the latest, highest-quality equipment and supervision from experts in each activity - whether you bike, hike, snorkel, scuba, surf, kayak, paddleboard, play golf or tennis.
All Investors Become Members of Our Founders Club
Prepare to be pampered.
Our Progress So Far
At the beginning of January 2018, we closed our seed-round for a total of $450K. We have a sales agreement for our target vessel plus a refit cost. Many of our ship's renderings are in place; additional renderings plus a virtual walk-thru of the vessel are underway.
Several of our media partners are now under contract with 3-4 additional to be completed before the end of June '18. The combined total of the targeted media following from strategic partners is in excess of 20M.
We have a $5M commitment from an industry source towards our final funding round.
Our present goal is to attract 5,000 investors to join our crowdfunded Founders Club. If successful, we expect this effort to raise $4.5M. A portion of this capital will be used as a deposit on the ship. Additional funds will also be used to prepare marketing materials for the sale of 26 Owners Residences. We have three leading international real estate firms who will represent us in the sale of these residences.
See timeline below for additional information:
Seed Round Closes
$450,000K raised from 6 investors.
Wefunder Reg CF Round Goes Live
We start selling our VIP "Founders Club."
Commence Sales of 26 Owners Residences
Commence Booking for 2019 Sailing Season
Purchase Ship and Begin Retrofit
Retrofit estimated at $26M to be completed in 6 months.
Let's Cruise the World Together
Within the last few years, I have presented Blue World to hundreds of people. So, very often I hear the same reply, “You know Gene, my husband (or wife) and I are not cruisers, but this we would do". And I can tell you, I never get tired of hearing it!
We’re not setting out to ‘disrupt’ the cruise industry, in fact, the industry couldn’t be stronger. What we are doing, however, is creating a new and much-needed cruise product – one for active, healthy travelers.
This is something that I have been working on for a while. And little by little I have put together an amazing executive team. These very talented folks have grown major brands including Four Seasons, Starbucks, The World at ResidenSea, Hertz Rental Car, Burger King, Cunard and Seabourn Cruises, Canyon Ranch and Apple Computer. Everyone on my team has been drawn not to me, but to the concept, because they all personally ‘walk the walk’... they all lead active lives and see the great potential for this product. I am honored to work with such a talented group of people.
We've got great opportunities ahead. Our select media partners have a following of over 20M highly targeted consumers, and they are anxious to help us grow our brand.
We have agents in beautiful European ports excited about breaking the traditional cruise excursion mold to serve a more active crowd. And we have available ships of the perfect size for Blue World coming on to the market just as we need them, in time to expand our fleet.
This is going to be an exciting voyage!
With your investment, you become a member of our 'Founders Club'. We will ask for your help in designing our cabins, choosing our itineraries, and planning our excursions. You become part of our community. And together we explore the world, stay active and healthy, learn and do new things, and get to help others along the way.
We sincerely hope you will join us!